Thread: Sweat - what works for workouts?
I have a bicycle business but have always seen cycling as a lifestyle, not a sport.
Guys who ride in the US for transportation - especially to work - need to smell like they care about those around them. Even "clean" perspiration offends many female co-workers and antiperspirant alone isn't the answer.
I've developed several non-fragrance products that facilitate bicycling as transportation. This seems like the logical "next frontier." Please direct me....
A little bit of something that doesn't smell off when you sweat and isn't too heavy works. I like Terre d'Hermes, Eau d'Orange Verte (Hermes), and Prelude to Love (Kilian). You really need to be careful not to use too much though.
Dirty Body Spray by Lush. It is made specifically to cover up the scent of sweat. It advertises as portable deodorizing.
Shower at work or at a gym nearby unless you're cycling like 5 minutes. The application of a fragrance to cover BO is bad smelling and not classy in the least. Would Sean Connery, Cary Grant, Bogart, McQueen or Clooney do it??? If the answer is no...don't do it. Working out and cycling is great! I do both, but I wouldn't go to work w/o showering afterward even if I had god's go to fragrance.
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running to work would be analagous to cycling to work ... what would you do in that case? ... sponge bathe or freshen up in the john, and apply your fragrance afterward ...
If you just ride your bicycle to work in a normal tempo (i.e. analogous to walking intensity, not to running) I don't see why you would be sweating excessively. Or even noticeably.
Anyway, I'll give it a shot:
1. Infusion (2003)
by Bombay Sapphire===It might get your costumers in trouble with their bosses as it smells exactly like the gin. though it is quite sparkling. (If this is solely for yourself, not a problem as you're self-employed.)
2. Bowling Green--though it's discontinued and hard to find
3. Erolfa by Creed--though it's expensive. It would bring out the salt and the fresh in the sweat--if that makes any sense. Check out the reviews.
4. Anything with VERBENA as the main ingredient.
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As for Bogart, well, if one looks at his movies, he is often seen in a terrible lather of sweat - neatly groomed, but...I wouldn't want to have shared a confined space with him in The Big Sleep.
None of this is very relevant to an office environment, or to the OP's question, but it was a point I thought useful to make.
Sorry, a double post.
I find that gyms and scents/antiperspirant do not mix. You're there to do a serious workout not pose around! The only thing acceptable in gyms is a maybe a good strong disinfectant.
Deodorant? Cologne is too distracting. You don't want to be 'that guy' at the gym. C'mon.
Versace Eau Fraiche
But it really depends on your sweat's character what it will mesh with. My BO smells like celery seed and coriander, so naturally frags with those ingredients (Yatagan, Lomani pH etc) smell best on me.
A lot of the 'sport' scents perform quite well. Lacoste's Essential Sport is light and fresh enough for this.
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normally don't wear cologne to the gym but i was wearing versace ph when i went to the gym once, and it actually smelled better with sweat it really made the mid notes come out.
Mugler Cologne..try it!!
Maybe a frag that has musk or woods in to bind with and work with the sweat instead of trying to go against it like a freshly laundered shirt. Smell like a musky/woodsy man. Cannot think of a frag off hand but there must be a few to sweat-combine successfully. Use the man smell as an ingredient. Many ingredients smell better with, as long as it is fresh sweat and not the unwashed type. Musk Ravageur comes to mind.
An old thread revived.