Hi all, It's interesting that as I've been recently exploring "the finer things" when it comes to shaving, I have started putting together smells that I have been exposed to and what they make me think about someone. In the past I couldn't always tell how someone created a layered smell, but now I can somewhat piece it together. What's interesting is that each of the scents and combinations brings me to stereotypes just as quickly as seeing a suit or a facial piercing. Right or wrong it may be interesting to list what smells make me think. I'm sure this may offend some, but consider this an academic exercise and feel free to add your own so that we can overcome any of these or help out those that smell like 15 year olds that just don't know what scent overdoses are ☺ Old Spice and English leather remind me of high school gym class. Automatically I get overwhelmed by that toxic mix of right guard and cologne, choking us half to death but seeming so cool in our youth. When i smell these now, I think the person was a high school athlete who never progressed past his "Al Bundy" stage. Again, these are only my brain's snap judgment based on God knows what, but i'm sure we all have some. Sandalwood is a hard one. I LOVE Sandalwood but if it's not done right, meaning it's overwhelming and just feels layered with 15 applications, I think "wannabe". Sandalwood done right makes me think that a man is highly intelligent and someone i'd immediately like. Strange huh? Lime to me is another fragrance that kicks up images. If it's done well I think that the person is a young, fresh executive with a bright future. Done wrong or with cheap, sweet stuff and I think I of someone who is just graduating from Axe body spray. I know this kind of thing can be contentious, but our reactions to our favorite scent combinations are worth examining. I have loved scents even when I believed that cartridge shaving was the only way. My favorites are TOBS Sandalwood (moderation!) and T&H 1805 for work, Trumper coconut cream, and Lime face when I'm feeling little young, and rose or lavender when i want to feel sophisticated. YMMV What images come to your minds based on smell?