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  • theman3285
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11620 on: April 21, 2020, 09:14:26 am »
My new CT is one of those people who simply does not know when a conversation has ended.

We're in separate rooms and she's kind enough to pop in and greet me in the mornings. Thing is, after exchanging pleasantries and discussing the plan for the day, she'll just stand there... waiting for me to bring up a new topic... we seem to average around 4 awkward silences per conversation.

I'll throw hints like "I've got a lot of work to do today", "I have an assignment due tomorrow", "Thanks, I'll let you know if I need anything", "I'm about to record my video lessons" no dice.
I feel guilty throwing her under the bus, she's really sweet and constantly asks if there's anything I need, but the cringe is getting a bit ridiculous.
Wait, does she know you're married? Sounds like your religious workout regimen is paying off :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11621 on: April 21, 2020, 09:43:36 am »
Wait, does she know you're married? Sounds like your religious workout regimen is paying off :laugh:

She knows, she's also pregnant so... that would be beyond scandalous.

Maybe she likes the Prada L'Homme? Started using it for work this year. I'll try spraying it in her classroom, maybe that'll keep her there.


  • theman3285
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11622 on: April 21, 2020, 09:47:46 am »
I'll try spraying it in her classroom, maybe that'll keep her there.
Spray some on me too :laugh: Umm, you know, for the wife...


  • theman3285
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11623 on: April 21, 2020, 09:56:23 am »
Prada L'Homme
On a serious note, I've never been one for male perfume, but maybe it'll help me feel more distinguished. Aren't they ludicrously expensive? How long will a small-ish bottle (100ml) last? Is their a website for these things?

I feel like everything's just a little more expensive on Gmarket.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11624 on: April 21, 2020, 10:08:12 am »
I feel like everything's just a little more expensive on Gmarket.

This Olive Young is the largest one I've ever seen and had a massive selection.

http://naver.me/5jW6o0Rq


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11625 on: April 21, 2020, 10:33:42 am »
On a serious note, I've never been one for male perfume, but maybe it'll help me feel more distinguished. Aren't they ludicrously expensive? How long will a small-ish bottle (100ml) last? Is their a website for these things?

I feel like everything's just a little more expensive on Gmarket.

Quite a markup in Korea and it's pretty reckless to "blind buy" and blow $100 on something you smelled once in the store.
It takes time to find something you like, so no use buying a whole bottle and discovering you don't like it.

Fragrances are like clothes, you wouldn't wear a tuxedo to an ESL classroom, nor would you wear beach attire. Certain fragrances are made for work, they have more of a clean subtle smell and they don't project far (good when you're sitting close to others). Others work best in winter, they have leathery or woody notes and a strong enough to tolerate low humidity environments. Use a winter fragrance, like Bvlgari Man in Black in humid summer, in the class and you'd probably be asked to leave.

When I want something new, I first consider what occasion and season I'll be wearing it.
I narrow down a list of say 10, then I order 1ml samples, each lasts a few days.
Once I've made up my mind, I wait till I go on vacation and pick up what I need at duty-free. There are websites, but you're pretty lucky if it gets through customs without duties being applied.

How long does a 100ml bottle last? It depends

Prada L'Homme is my year-round work fragrance, that's exactly what it's made for, it's clean, unoffensive and professional. It's a 100ml bottle and will probably be the first one I have to replace since I wear it the most often. About 3 sprays are enough for me, where you spray is down to preference, but behind the earlobe and at the neck are good choices (don't rub it in). It should last about a year, I'm guessing. A tip is to get a small jar of vaseline, or even unscented Nivea. Rub a bit of that on the areas of your skin you're spraying and the fragrance will last longer.

Something like my Armani Code Profumo is strictly for cool to cold days and is a bit more potent, so 2 sprays are plenty for me.
For summer outside school, I'm going to use Guerlain Ideal Cool, most don't like this one but I do.

You don't need to spend loads, nobody can smell how much you paid for something. Just make sure you buy the correct fragrance for the correct occasion.






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  • Kayos
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11627 on: April 21, 2020, 10:58:27 am »
Quite a markup in Korea and it's pretty reckless to "blind buy" and blow $100 on something you smelled once in the store.
It takes time to find something you like, so no use buying a whole bottle and discovering you don't like it.

Fragrances are like clothes, you wouldn't wear a tuxedo to an ESL classroom, nor would you wear beach attire. Certain fragrances are made for work, they have more of a clean subtle smell and they don't project far (good when you're sitting close to others). Others work best in winter, they have leathery or woody notes and a strong enough to tolerate low humidity environments. Use a winter fragrance, like Bvlgari Man in Black in humid summer, in the class and you'd probably be asked to leave.

When I want something new, I first consider what occasion and season I'll be wearing it.
I narrow down a list of say 10, then I order 1ml samples, each lasts a few days.
Once I've made up my mind, I wait till I go on vacation and pick up what I need at duty-free. There are websites, but you're pretty lucky if it gets through customs without duties being applied.

How long does a 100ml bottle last? It depends

Prada L'Homme is my year-round work fragrance, that's exactly what it's made for, it's clean, unoffensive and professional. It's a 100ml bottle and will probably be the first one I have to replace since I wear it the most often. About 3 sprays are enough for me, where you spray is down to preference, but behind the earlobe and at the neck are good choices (don't rub it in). It should last about a year, I'm guessing. A tip is to get a small jar of vaseline, or even unscented Nivea. Rub a bit of that on the areas of your skin you're spraying and the fragrance will last longer.

Something like my Armani Code Profumo is strictly for cool to cold days and is a bit more potent, so 2 sprays are plenty for me.
For summer outside school, I'm going to use Guerlain Ideal Cool, most don't like this one but I do.

You don't need to spend loads, nobody can smell how much you paid for something. Just make sure you buy the correct fragrance for the correct occasion.

You put in a too much effort for this.
If I can get NZ deo, I go with Lynx anarchy white (it's a dry one, nice smell, but not over powering, and inexpensive); In Korea, Nivia dry for men, in the silver bottle. <- much simpler and just as good, IMO. Actually, probably better, cause based on stuff you said, it sounds much more expensive than my way. :P




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11629 on: April 21, 2020, 11:03:27 am »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11630 on: April 21, 2020, 11:12:25 am »
You put in a too much effort for this.
If I can get NZ deo, I go with Lynx anarchy white (it's a dry one, nice smell, but not over powering, and inexpensive); In Korea, Nivia dry for men, in the silver bottle. <- much simpler and just as good, IMO. Actually, probably better, cause based on stuff you said, it sounds much more expensive than my way. :P

Just putting the options out there.

The name antiperspirant should be your first hint as to what it's meant to be used for.
It's not the same as perfume, but hey, by all means, you rock that "I'm 14 and going to get all the bitches now that I've baptized myself in my dad's Old Spice" strategy.

 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11631 on: April 21, 2020, 11:19:35 am »


  • Kayos
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11632 on: April 21, 2020, 12:55:42 pm »
Just putting the options out there.

The name antiperspirant should be your first hint as to what it's meant to be used for.
It's not the same as perfume, but hey, by all means, you rock that "I'm 14 and going to get all the bitches now that I've baptized myself in my dad's Old Spice" strategy.

It's close enough though. And I've always been someone who perspires a lot, even back when I was in shape and played sports a lot.
So, deodorants like nivea and lynx are all I've needed to stick with.
And in NZ, perfumes, even ones marketed for men, are considered really girly/womanly.

And the names you listed for your perfumes make me have no idea what they are meant to be used for.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11633 on: April 21, 2020, 01:38:13 pm »
Just putting the options out there.

I'll counter kayos and say I tend to enjoy reading these long informative posts you make.


  • theman3285
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11634 on: April 21, 2020, 01:43:00 pm »
"I'm 14 and going to get all the bitches now that I've baptized myself in my dad's Old Spice" strategy
Hahahahaha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11635 on: April 21, 2020, 01:47:53 pm »
School just sent out a notice about teacher lunches for after school starts back in-person 5,000 won per day.....think I'll bring my own from now on


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11636 on: April 21, 2020, 02:14:00 pm »
It's close enough though. And I've always been someone who perspires a lot, even back when I was in shape and played sports a lot.
So, deodorants like nivea and lynx are all I've needed to stick with.
And in NZ, perfumes, even ones marketed for men, are considered really girly/womanly.

And the names you listed for your perfumes make me have no idea what they are meant to be used for.

How you think you smell and how others think you smell aren't always the same. Antiperspirant and deodorant aren't meant to have smells, they're meant to keep your pits dry so you sweat and are less likely to stink. If you want to use it as a substitute for a perfume, go ahead, but it has its risks; you'll smell synthetic, generic, cheap or just plain foul.

I train 4-6 times a week and have worked out that, at least for me, BO is eliminated by proper hygiene, breathable clothing and a solid antiperspirant that goes on DRY and has almost no smell. Cheap polyester doesn't breathe and makes you sweat more profusely, those expensive Adidas Clima-Cool tees do serve a purpose other than looking cool while training.
My wife actually says that even when I sweat or come home after a long workout, I smell amazing. I'm guessing that since I put on perfume almost every morning, it starts to mix into my body chemistry.   

I really don't have to prove my masculinity to anyone. Some balding dude with a beer gut wants to call me prissy for wanting to smell and look nice, go ahead.

Male fragrances range from very effeminate to uber masculine and you're free to pick whichever you like. The names are usually in French or Italian and won't likely tell you exactly how you should use them... it's an Art. Just like MJ didn't title "Billy Jean" as "That one song that's good to dance to". You kind of have to do a bit of the work yourself and believe it or not, some people find the process enjoyable.

I'm far from an expert in perfume, I've learned what I believe is enough to be able to find something that works for me.



  • alexisalex
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11637 on: April 21, 2020, 02:36:15 pm »
I really don't have to prove my masculinity to anyone.

Which is really confusing since you mention it about a twenty times a day in just about every thread on the site.  Have a day off mate.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11638 on: April 21, 2020, 03:02:46 pm »
Which is really confusing since you mention it about a twenty times a day in just about every thread on the site.  Have a day off mate.

Post count has definitely upped during these deskwarming days, there's only so much music theory to study, YouTube to watch and assignments to procrastinate from 9 - 16:30.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11639 on: April 21, 2020, 04:41:01 pm »
How you think you smell and how others think you smell aren't always the same. Antiperspirant and deodorant aren't meant to have smells, they're meant to keep your pits dry so you sweat and are less likely to stink. If you want to use it as a substitute for a perfume, go ahead, but it has its risks; you'll smell synthetic, generic, cheap or just plain foul.

I train 4-6 times a week and have worked out that, at least for me, BO is eliminated by proper hygiene, breathable clothing and a solid antiperspirant that goes on DRY and has almost no smell. Cheap polyester doesn't breathe and makes you sweat more profusely, those expensive Adidas Clima-Cool tees do serve a purpose other than looking cool while training.
My wife actually says that even when I sweat or come home after a long workout, I smell amazing. I'm guessing that since I put on perfume almost every morning, it starts to mix into my body chemistry.   
Aristocrat is 100% right on all of this. Anti-perspirant/Deoderant should be unscented with a cologne as your scent or nothing at all. Smelling like "Mountain Fresh" smells more like an air freshener than anything else.

From past comments on here, it seems a number of posters are ignorant and/or dismissive of hygiene. Ignorance regarding breathable fabrics. Not bathing everyday. Not wearing an undershirt. Taking a dump post-morning bathing and just using dry toilet paper. Not using a fresh towel every day. Not understanding about unscented deoderant and whatnot. Not showering twice a day during the summer. Etc. Etc.

You encounter these people on a regular basis. Most are already somewhat slovenly in appearance. But there's a few who seem to have gotten 8~9/10 things right but missed the last, and on a hot summer day, boy can you tell.

If you don't do these things or a few others, say these words: "I'm foul and I need to step up my game." The key is admitting where you have a problem.