Sunday, June 22, 2014

Manly smells

15 manly smells from The Art of Manliness.

I'm not certain the person writing the article is really that familiar with pipe smoking.  I've never heard of pipe tobacco that includes cloves, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to smoke such a thing.  Also, the smell of "cherry wood?"  Probably just meant cherry-flavored tobacco, which I do not care for.  Still, nice article.

Personally, I think I would replace Old Spice with English Leather.  As for gun cleaning solvent, there are so many...but my favorite is Ballistol.  One whiff of that and you'll know you're cleaning a manly firearm (ha ha).  Also I think an even better smell than a hardware store is the smell of a feed store.  Also I think WD-40 would not be out of place on this list.

My dad always wore (and still wears) plain old Aqua Velva after shave.  The smell of it always reminds me of him, although I prefer the Aqua Velva "musk" scent (the brown kind) to the original (the blue kind), myself.