In the Future, the Perfume and Cologne Industry Will Have You Smelling Your Monitor


This post stinks. But in a good way!

I know, I know. They haven’t invented Smell-O-Vision yet, but when they do, I assume the technology will apply to websites as well. Imagine watching a commercial on YouTube for your favorite restaurant and suddenly smelling the burgers on the grill. Or better yet, it’d be a monumental boon to the entire perfume and cologne industry!

Click on a bottle online and take a whiff! Then just order the one you like best. Yeah, forget about jet-packs and flying cars, this is where the future’s really at!

Now I wasn’t always into perfumes or colognes. First off, I’m a guy. And as a teenager, just using deodorant was pretty much my only obligation. I saved cologne for those super special occasions like Bar Mitzvahs and weddings.

Once I hit college, though, I started buying various colognes like Polo and English Leather. My girlfriend at the time (who has since been promoted to wife)  loved the English Leather one. So I’d use it every time we got together. Which was pretty often since we attended the same college. So yeah, I wore it almost daily.

English Leather cologne

Then we got married. And life happens. And suddenly buying bottles of English Leather took a backseat to working, raising kids, getting a house, playing Halo on the Xbox and so on. So I stopped wearing cologne. And no, that doesn’t mean I started to smell in a bad way, thank you very much! I just didn’t have that cologne smell anymore.

About a year or so ago, though, I was cleaning out one of our closets and found a real old bottle of English Leather that had totally leaked all over the place. I had to toss it out but it put the cologne bug in my ear. So the next time I went to the mall, I hit a local store and sniffed a few different colognes. They didn’t have English Leather, but I really liked Dolce & Gabbana’s  The One for Men, so I bought it. And Allie absolutely loved it.

And it has a really cool bottle too. That goes a long way with me.

Unfortunately, just like with everything else in life, you get what you pay for. English Leather is a fairly inexpensive brand. (Yes, Allie likes it but it’s not a high-end product at all.) But Dolce & Gabbana is a much richer brand and thus costs loads more. That’s when I started looking online for discount cologne and was pretty impressed with the results.

Dolce & Gabbana the one

But like I said earlier, you can’t smell your computer monitor. Well, you can, but it shouldn’t really have an odor. If it does, you have a problem. (If it smells like “burning,” you have a BIG problem!)

So with so many great (and not so great) smelling perfumes and colognes available, how do you know what you’re getting online? Well, just like with shoes, I tend to go to the store and test out the merchandise in person. Get to know which brands you like and what they smell like. (The cologne, not the shoes. Don’t smell shoes. Ever.)

Once you like a brand or specific perfume or cologne, then simply go online to order and reorder it. You’ll not only save money if you find the right discounted fragrance store, but it’s soooo much easier to sit in your jammies at home and go shopping.

There’s also soooo many different brands out there, you could spend hour just surfing through various fragrance stores online. My kids are too young to really be wearing any yet (they’re not even at deodorant age yet), but I’m so tempted to buy this SpiderMan Fragrance for them.

I just wonder what “Spider-Sense” smells like!

SpiderMan Fragrance

 What’s your favorite perfume or cologne?

7 thoughts on “In the Future, the Perfume and Cologne Industry Will Have You Smelling Your Monitor”

  1. I’ve been using the Old Spice spray for a while now – don’t think I own any actual cologne. As for smellovision it would be great until you watch show like CSI.

  2. I wish I could get my husband to wear cologne on a regular basis, I love it! And I agree that we need to be able to smell through the computer, it would definitely make cologne/perfume shopping way more convenient!

  3. My grown son uses Polo has since he was a teenager,,he would always get a big bottle for Christmas,,my husband uses whatever I find on a big sale,like after Christmas sale when its more than half price,,I stock up for the whole year,,he doesn’t care as long as he has some,,an I love paying low prices


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