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Walking on the path of the Batiquitos Lagoon in north San Diego County the other day, a man passed me going in the opposite direction. He was walking with purpose so I assumed he was walking to improve his fitness. I smiled and said hi like I always do and he said hi back but it wasn’t his smile I noticed or anything else about him. What I noticed is I could smell him a mile away. Sweat, you ask? Smoke? Garlic?

Nope, it was detergent and dryer sheets.

Men should not smell like a laundromat. I repeat, a man should not smell like they just stepped out of the Coinwash. Ever.

Call me old-fashioned but I think a man should smell like a man. I don’t mean he should smell like BO, but he should smell less floral. A little cologne every once in a while is heavenly but a dryer sheet?? No thanks.

In a world where only you smells like you, smell like yourself. Use an unscented dryer sheet.


Originally published at on April 26, 2018.

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