March 3, 2008

Stripper's Scent

Ok, this is going to sound strange to some of you, but I ask you to keep an open mind while reading it.

I love perfumes and I am always smelling new ones, revisiting old ones and trying new and different combinations.

If I like a scent on another woman, I might ask her for the name of her perfume.

This is where the story gets weird…

Last year, I went to a strip club with a friend, to provide him with temporary relief from a bad break-up (ha!), and the one thing that stuck with me was the way these girls smelled: a first one sat down to drink with us, and her perfume smelled sooo good, but like nothing I had ever smelled before. A second one stopped by to say hello, and while her perfume was not quite as interesting as the one I smelled on that first girl, it was again something that left you sniffing…

So I left the place wondering what perfume was that first girl using, or if it was a combination of perfume and body lotion, or what. I later regretted not asking her, but at the time I didn’t want to approach her because I didn’t want to disappoint her with a silly perfume request, and because I was a bit worried about the kind of answer I could have received back.

Ever since then, I’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to recreate that scent. It was sweet, and similar to some of Victoria’s Secret body lotions…

Now when I talk about a stripper’s smell, please understand that I am referring to the way a stripper would smell right at the beginning of the night, fresh out of the shower and freshly perfumed! I am sure that if we had gone there later that night, instead of as early as we did, after hours of dancing and with the air polluted by smoke, those girls would have smelled different, and this post would have never been written! ;)

So my question is, do you have any stripper friends you can ask?

No, seriously, my question is: “Do you have a separate perfume you wear for those special occasions when you want to feel sexier than usual?” If so, which one?
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15 comments:

Daisy said...

Dear NYSpender,

You ARE a good friend! Next time I am recovering from a relationship will you accompany me to a club featuring scantily clad, gorgeus male dancers who only live to look good to women?
As for strippers, sorry I don't currently know any. But who knows? The pleasant lady I chatted with in the grocery store today could've been one.

Daisy

eye4style said...

My old roommate was an exotic dancer and she said that men went NUTS for Coco Mademoiselle. Ironic, right? I'm sure that Chanel would be thrilled to hear it:)

M. said...

I don't have any stripper friends. I think I need some, though.

My "sexy" scent is Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

heather said...

Might I suggest: http://boomtownboudoir.wordpress.com/

Consider that your stripper-friend-with-great-taste-in perfume tip o' the day.

christina said...

I was at the Spearmint Rhino strip club in Vegas for a male friend's bachelor party and had a similar encounter. One girl had a particularly sweet smelling scent that I couldn't identify, but loved.

Coincidentally, my roommate came home a few weeks later wearing the same scent. It was Bulgari Rose Essentile and it is now in my perfume arsenal.

One Who Knows said...

We mix a little perfume with baby lotion. A lot of strippers like Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly perfume to mix with the lotion. But what makes strippers smell the same is that all-important baby lotion...and cheap powder makeup. (You don't want to use your expensive makeup when you dance, 'cause you go through so much of it in just one night.)

NY Spender said...

I love all these suggestions! And I will give them all a try. :)

One Who Knows... I have the Heavenly perfume and I love it! I gotta try mixing it with baby lotion now. And then go for a walk! ;)

Anonymous said...

Just got back from OG in Vegas and find myself looking for this answer as well. Not only the smell of the perfume/lotion combo but also how it feels.

Anonymous said...

I am a dancer and I never heard mixing it with baby lotion?!! but yes we are cheap and prefer not to use / waste good perfume, instead most girls like that sugary body spray stuff. Victoria secret's loves dancers. hmm mixed with baby wipes as we clean ourselves

Anonymous said...

Too much info on the babywipes comment

Anonymous said...

But so honest. I visit clubs with my husband & always love the scent of dancers. I will try VS perfumes & baby lotion...I really want to have that same soft dewy skin! I thought it was body butter!

Anonymous said...

Just bought my girlfriend some perfume that has that same magical scent that guys are attracted to. Hearts and Daggers smell to me like stripper but has a non rhonchy smell of booze and cigarettes.

Anonymous said...

Johnsons baby powder to take off sweat and jjohnsons pinnk baby lotion were strippers what's the point in waisting mooney

Anonymous said...

Baby lotion with perfume , any perfume but many use cheap vs perfume with their lotions

Anonymous said...

2 days ago,
Vegas Spearmint.

Me: where do you get your fragrance?
Leyola: bath and body works
Me: specifically?
Leyola: Eucalyptus.

She also just got her 92" flat screen from walmart, so good for her. This is all from memory. Going to verify next time I'm at bath and body. Hope this helps. Their fragrance is freaking amazing.