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Do Tell: Do Your Pets Like Perfume or Cologne?

Cheetahs are obsessed . . . with Obsession? According to a recent study at the Bronx Zoo, big cats can't get enough of this Calvin Klein fragrance. Zookeepers tested 24 fragrances and found this most universally appealing, and it is now even used in the wild to track jaguars by attracting them towards a recording device with the sweeter smelling — and more ethical — alternative to the carcasses that poachers use.

Relying on mostly donations and duty free steals to fuel the captive felines' habits, the concept made me think of our own domestic animals at home. My pooch likes to sniff my legs after I've put on a particular coconut lotion, but doesn't show any interest in my perfume (except to run away from anything spritzing). Do your furry friends have a nose for non-edible fragrances?

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Mavs2980 Mavs2980 7 years
One of my girls goes crazy when I spray anything. She will rub herself all over the carpet, or couch. However, her main obsession is my Burt's Bees Honey lip balm. When ever I bring it out, she is right in my face trying to lick it off. We usually have to tussle anytime I put it on.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
My dog doesn't seem to care one way or another, but my little one loves putting Johnson's baby cologne on her and she doesn't seem to mind.
jopperma jopperma 7 years
My beagle will rub herself on the floor where any stray perfume, hairspray or air freshener lands. She also rubs herself on random dirt in the backyard though so I don't think she does it just to smell nice!
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 7 years
Obssession is so musky, no wonder! My dog does definitely sniff me more when I'm wearing perfume. I wear Nina by Nina Ricci most of the time when I wear anything - it smells sort of like candy, so I can see why he'd like it :)
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