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Dear Poll: Is It Taboo to Recycle Your Ex's Cologne?

Dear Poll: Is It Taboo to Recycle Your Ex's Cologne?

It looks like I am not alone when it comes to having a strong connection to remembering scents on a man — thank you for sharing all your favorite smells! Now let me ask you this. If you grew to really like a specific scent, but your ex boyfriend wore it, do you think it's taboo to buy the same cologne or after shave for your new boyfriend?

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cather1ne cather1ne 8 years
ps. i think its kinda insulting. Although i do agree with Pumpkin with how it reacts to other skin types.
cather1ne cather1ne 8 years
ps. i think its kinda insulting. Although i do agree with Pumpkin with how it reacts to other skin types.
cather1ne cather1ne 8 years
I think thats a big NO NO. Reason, why smell the past, when you can move on, it will only hurt more, because it will only make you remember everything that you can't have anymore.
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 8 years
It will smell different anyway..perfumes reacts to each ersons skin differenty And its perfume. If it suits him and he likes it who cares!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
well my boyfriend already had the cologne my ex wore, so just waited until he ran out, then bought him a new one!.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
I wouldn't call it taboo, but I personally couldn't do it, because I have very strong scent-association. Certain smells recall specific people in my life, vacations I went on, etc. Two examples--my last ex and I both wore Romance (I had it long before we met, he bought the guy's version), and when the relationship ended, I was searching for a new scent. Now, I'm getting married in six months, and I decided to ditch the primary perfume I've worn for the past few years because I feel like I'm in a different place in my life. It's literally taken me months to find the right perfume.
lily314 lily314 8 years
If you like the scent because it reminds you of the ex, then don't do it. If you like it because it smells good, then you have to decide if the new beau would be okay with it. Full disclosure, tell him about the ex's scent and how you think it would smell really sexy on him. Reassure him you don't associate the scent with the ex; you just think it smells nice. If he's not comfortable, ditch the plan. I wouldn't just not tell him that the ex wore the same scent. It's like tricking him for your own benefit.
looseseal looseseal 8 years
Other. Everyone's body chemistry is different and the same cologne is not going to smell the same on different men. So what's the point, anyway? And he'll likely think it's creepy if he ever finds out the ex had the same cologne (these sort of things have a way of NOT staying hidden). I mean, I wouldn't be so much "jealous and insecure" and more MAJORLY CREEPED-OUT if a guy try to make me smell like his ex.
nessabum nessabum 8 years
I think it's okay, as long as you know you love your current boyf and it's only the SCENT you like. Not because it strikes up some memory of some mind-blowing tantric sex you had with your ex.But then again, I'm not even a big fan of scents in the first place. Boys smell best when they're clean. Not all sprayed up.
nessabum nessabum 8 years
I think it's okay, as long as you know you love your current boyf and it's only the SCENT you like. Not because it strikes up some memory of some mind-blowing tantric sex you had with your ex. But then again, I'm not even a big fan of scents in the first place. Boys smell best when they're clean. Not all sprayed up.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
For me I would likely have negative associations with the scent and would want to move on. I get tired of wearing the same perfume at different stages in my life-- same goes for colognes on men. Plus, it probably wouldn't even smell the same with the new guy's skin chemistry...
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
What exactly would be the point of that?
jadorexcouture jadorexcouture 8 years
i chose other because I think that smelling my ex's cologne on my new guy would only upset me...so i guess it has to do with how you feel about that ex. I personally don't think I could ever do that, because I'd get a pit in my stomach every time I smelled it. =(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
May I recommend Clinique Happy for Men. its yummy
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
No its wierd, just let go.There are a trillion colognes out there.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
No its wierd, just let go. There are a trillion colognes out there.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
haha yea no no no lol and the same goes for me i cant ever smell like the ex thats BAD!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
haha yea no no no lol and the same goes for mei cant ever smell like the exthats BAD!
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
It will probably smell different on each guy, so I don't think it's that much of an issue. But *giving* him the scent your ex always wore does seem like the kind of thing that could foment a little insecurity...
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
I don't think anything is wrong as long as he never knows. The scent does not make the man. However, it will probably smell slightly different on new guy.
tati33 tati33 8 years
i'm with ashcwebb :)
tati33 tati33 8 years
i'm with ashcwebb :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
NOT OK!I even showed my boyfriend the one my ex wore and said YOU CAN'T EVER WEAR THIS ONE!And he agrees too! ;)GROSS!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
NOT OK! I even showed my boyfriend the one my ex wore and said YOU CAN'T EVER WEAR THIS ONE! And he agrees too! ;) GROSS!
kendalheart kendalheart 8 years
I said no but not because I think the new boyfriend would be jealous. I have a very sensitive nose and strong connections to scents so I wouldn't want my new beau to smell like my ex. I love getting to know and love a new scent...it's just about one of my favorite things in the new part of a relationship!
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