There’s something in the air—and apparently in Houston BBQ joints—that makes women swoon.The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation researched women’s scent preferences in 10 major U.S. cities and found that girls in each city love their guys to have a particular smell. Some scents make perfect sense—New Yorkers dig men who smell like coffee, California girls love the beach—while others aren’t as obvious. (Who knew that Philly females love laundry?) Sure, it’s kind of silly. So if you’re not totally comfortable lathering your skin with barbeque sauce—we’re looking at you, Houston—then have a look at The Rules of Scent: How to smell swell, anytime, anywhere. And if you want to discover a cologne that matches your personality, check out our Fragrance Finder. … [Read more...] about Woo a Woman by Smelling Like . . . BBQ?
I'm going down on a girl and she doesn't taste or smell like roses. Is there a polite way to back out? Answer: Hold your breath and very slowly redirect your attention: Kiss your way up past her navel to her breasts. Give each of her nipples a swirl with your tongue, then kiss her shoulders, collarbone, and neck. She'll think you were going for the all-over body smooch from the get-go. … [Read more...] about I’m going down on a girl and she doesn’t taste or smell like roses. Is there a polite way to back out?
Even if you’re not a tattoo and leather clad rock star with a Victoria’s Secret Angel on your hip, next spring you can smell like one. Maroon 5 frontman and starlet seducer Adam Levine will release his first fragrance, 222, in May 2013. The eau de parfum will be sold in three sizes, ranging from $36 - $65. No word on what notes will be included in The Voice star’s scent, but if it offers any of Levine’s “Moves Like Jagger” swagger, we’ll take a splash.Need a new scent now? Try these sports-inspired colognes recommended by ESPN's Niki Noto.—Colby DeMarcoFor more style and grooming updates, follow @MensHealthStyle on Twitter.Photo: Getty … [Read more...] about What Does Smug Smell Like?
People often associate strong smelling breath with the food someone has eaten or poor dental hygiene. But it may reveal much more than that. If a person's breath smells like acetone or nail polish remover, it could indicate health conditions, including diabetes. The way a person's breath smells can be an indicator of their overall health. This article explores why a person's breath might smell like acetone and what this might mean about their health. Diabetes can affect the way a person's breath smells and can cause bad breath, or halitosis. In a 2009 study, researchers found that analyzing a person's breath helped to identify prediabetes when diabetes is in its early stages. There are two conditions associated with diabetes that can cause bad breath: gum disease and a high ketone level. The proper name for gum diseases in periodontal disease, and its forms include: gingivitis mild periodontitis advanced periodontitis Diabetes can be associated with an increased risk of gum … [Read more...] about Why does my breath smell like acetone?
Credit: iStock.com/AlexRaths What does it mean when your urine smells unusual? In any situation where the urine smells like ammonia, it is best to determine the underlying cause. Most cases are related to the consumption of certain foods and medications, whereas more serious cases may indicate a disease. We will look at the possible related health conditions and treatment options. Urine contains water, chemicals, and salt collected by the urinary system in the form of waste products. By producing and excreting urine, the body is able to maintain the proper composition and levels of nutrients in the bloodstream. Urine’s natural by-product urea is a mixture of ammonia and other elements such as carbon and hydrogen found within the body. Hence, the ammonia odor with urine output. It is when the odor is apparent that an issue may be at hand. The physical characteristics of urine often help to determine any negative influences within the body’s systems. Normal urine output … [Read more...] about Urine Smells Like Ammonia: What Does It Mean?