And most of them have at least one thing in common: The love interests smell.
Cologne and shampoo totally exists – I've been told I smell like chocolate once (it was actually coconut, but okay...). They have smells, and I totally get there's going to be a waft of coconut or Hawaiian breeze floating around for a day or two.
But... but... what happened to the infamous Axe bomb? What about not having a scent at all? There's obviously that one person who throws on perfume and smells really, really nice and you can smell it across the state. Then there's that one person who throws on perfume and it's a vomit-inducing smell and you can practically smell it across the state as well. Sometimes it's strong enough you can probably smell it from across the country.
Let's face it: I'm very sensitive to perfumes and colognes – I'm not allergic to anything, I swear! I'm probably the first one who'll smell something if anyone decides to throw on perfume. Put on Axe ten times and I'll probably smell it halfway across the gym. Get really close with an unpleasant smell and I'll look like a very unpleasant person who is blatantly trying not to gag.
I start wondering: Is there actually a character out there who has a nose as sensitive as me? Do we really just go up to random guys and take a whiff of them like nobody's business? And why are female characters attracted to and getting so excited over this manly scent that's probably made of 99% of sweat and oil?