Smelling Like A Girl.

By Alison January 5, 2006 3 Comments 2 Min Read


"It stinks."

"Well you’ve been wearing it for seven years, have you only just noticed?"

"I smell like a girl."

"Who told you that?"

Now I don’t know how it is in your house, but when Mark makes an extraordinary statement, I  can be almost 100%  sure that it didn’t pop into his mind all by itself. He thinks what he thinks and the only time he veers away from his own logic is when a bigger boy tell’s him he’s wrong.

So he’s thirty three with a mind of his own, and he’s only just noticed that  all his clothes are pressed with lavender??

"Nobody told me. I just noticed…"

"Who noticed?"

"A fella at work."

Hmm. Thought so. Poor thing just cannot tell a lie.

So he smells like a girl. Well I can’t have him being laughed at in the playground, now can I?

So what to do?  Lavender is my signature scent. In one blend or another  it fragrances everything I own. But no more. Apparently Mark want’s to smell like a man (sounds interesting).

Being the good little housewife I occasionally am, I have an alternative: cologne scented fabric conditioner and almond and cologne scented linen water. Does that sound manly??

While I bought mine ready mixed, Helen tell’s me that you can buy huge big vats of "eau de cologne" next to the rosewater and pharmacists olive oil at the chemist for buttons, and by mixing it with distilled water you create yourself a suitably masculine linen water perfect for pressing work shirts.

I mean God forbid he should smell like a  girl.  Still that bigger boy could have said he smelt like a  Nana and even I would find that worrying. Granny chic is so over


  1. Gina C. says:

    Too adorable. My 14 and 15 yr old boys use my lavender water for their Navy Sea Cadets uniforms–I'm surprised none of those macho military guys have said anything!

  2. Nancy says:

    Ah priceless!
    At least he "noticed" the fragrance, even if he was prompted. My BF does not wear cologne, he rarely notices mine, does not have a keen sense of smell at all. However, he did question my spritz of winter vanilla linen spray the other day when I begged him into helping me change the bed sheets. It takes me forever to do the king size bed by myself. As I spritzed, he looked at me and asked, "WHAT is that and WHY?!" I told him it always gets done, he is just never around. He just sort of shrugged like "whatever". He has definitely been a bachelor too long…..

  3. Rhiannon says:

    My husband prefers lime scented items as being fresh, manly and cologne like. He also uses cucumber scented soap.

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