I was resting between sets on my favorite leg press machine when a small cadre of women walked by, chatting happily about this and that. A second after they passed in front of me I caught the terribly pungent smell of flowery perfume. It was so strong I could practically taste it. I wrinkled my nose, held my breath for a minute until the stench dissipated and did my next set.
I wondered why some women wear perfume to the gym. Personally, I like the smell of clean…soap and water, shampoo, maybe lotion but the horrible high notes of most perfume makes my nose itch and usually gives me a headache. I suppose the offending parties were trying to be attractive, most likely to the guys in The Pit (the serious lifting area). Since they virtually never wander in there perhaps they surmised that their scent had to be strong enough to penetrate the wall. The thought made me laugh. I’m fairly certain a man either likes you or he doesn’t. I doubt that any kind of perfume could tip the scale in your favor.
You know what I think? If a woman is dead set on catching one of those guys she should wear a scent that might actually be attractive to him. Maybe bacon or leather. Scotch or new car might work. How about smoked brisket or campfire? Calzones? Bet I’m right! Maybe I should start my own line of man-attracting scents. Goodness knows, they couldn’t possibly be worse that rotting lilies or a bunch of half-dead roses!