on a recent guy’s trip, a friend of mine noticed my cologne in the bathroom and asked me why the hell i used it. it struck me as an odd thing to ask about. i thought cologne was something that all men used. i’m not embarrassed to admit that when i reached my teenage years, i applied cologne liberally thinking that women would smell me from a far and fall in love instantly. i soon found out that a lot of cologne does not in fact attract women, but instead repels them. glad i learned this lesson early in life.
i like the way cologne smells and have been looking for a signature scent for the last several years. i tend to buy the travel sizes so i don’t have to invest in one long term. last fall, i made the executive decision to go old school ralph lauren in the cold months (the green bottle your dad probably wore – more on this later in the year). with that said, i want something a little lighter in the warmer months. i’ve been experimenting with a few different brands and finally found something i love: lacoste white. i’m not going to try and describe how it smells, because i would most likely sound like a complete douche. all i know is that it smells like summer and that’s good enough for me. treat yourself to a bottle. your lady will thank you.