Confirmed: Teenage Boys Use Way, Way Too Much Body Spray

A total of 83 percent of teen girls say boys overdo it with the deodorant.

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Most teenage boys overuse body spray, according to 83 percent of teenage girls, 3 out of 4 teenage boys, and basically anybody with a nose.

Seven out of ten teenage boys also admitted they didn’t know how to properly apply body spray, so Old Spice made this helpful video to help younger dudes “Scent Responsibly:”

The study was conducted as part of Old Spice’s “Smelcome to Manhood” advertising/marketing campaign, and found that 45 percent of boys say they reapply body spray because they think the smell is fading. Which means an Old Spice study confirms that boys are using Old Spice too much. That probably wasn’t their intention.

Moms agree, however. A total of 72 percent think overspraying is an issue, but only 26 percent think their little hunk could possibly be overusing the man-perfume.

Old Spice’s new “Momsong”ad features moms who are bummed out that Old Spice is turning their little boys into babe-magnets:

13 comments
JanetMiller
JanetMiller

I'm glad I was a kid in the 70s & 80s!  We had our hangups, but I don't remember anyone SERIOUSLY suffering from perfume & cologne odor.  It's gotten so bad 7 & 8 year old girls go to my daughter's school stinky & the asthmatic child in the class must be excused.  Blech!  The only scent kids this age need is a bath & shampoo!

AlexAnderson1
AlexAnderson1

Haha, I used to do this pretty badly. The problem is that teenage boys are still trying to figure out what, exactly, attracts potential mates... not realizing that piling up on bad, artificial smelling, mass produced "scents" sold at chain stores that every other guy shops at is not the answer... Really, it's as simple as A)shower every day; B)brush your teeth three times a day; C)Be yourself; and D)if you ARE going to wear a scent, save up some money and buy something good (NOT an aerosol body spray)........ pretty simple.... didn't figure that out til I was out of highschool :\

CraigWalker
CraigWalker

with their hormones raging and only wall street telling them how to attract a partner yes they will overspray monkey urine or what ever the ads recommend . the cross combination of their  sent with laundry detergent/shampoo/tooth paste/ body spray /hair spray/hand soap and last meal can make a skunk cry.

DavidBueler
DavidBueler

And teenage girls don't overdue it with their body sprays and perfume!?! I remember when I was in high school, some 15 years ago, and having my senses bombarded in every classroom with teenage girls doused in body spray and perfume. (Back then, body spray for boys didn't exist, or was scarce.) Even some of the teachers complained about it. Where I work, there are a few women, that I can smell just as they walk right past my office. 

MikeLand
MikeLand

There is a good reason why I did not take AM classes back in college and then in grad school in 2000.  First in the 80's it was Old Spice, English Leather, and Este Lauder in the elevators of the Walker Tower dorm.  It was horrible and by the time I got to the 8am class, my head was throbbing because all the people around me had taken a stink juice shower.  So I soon learned to absolutely madly love night classes.  No stinkum there.  So I decided to go for the masters in 2000 and once again I was confronted with Axe and Estefan in a horrible toxic concoction.  So, I called upon my ancient wisdom and found night classes I could use toward my degree.  It worked and I graduated in 2003.  There is no way on Earth I'm going back for the PhD. It will be online.

paulinsf
paulinsf

Is Old Spice only for heterosexual boys?  I've been using that brand for years.  My bad?

eagle11772
eagle11772

You didn't ask any teen gaybois ? !

Wilmotron
Wilmotron

@paulinsf: Ah, yes, get mad that a marketing campaign isn't targeted at you. You're right; I use Tide and feel excluded and ostracized when its commercials aren't aimed at males.

AlexAnderson1
AlexAnderson1

@barbonge   Dude, I'm straight. But if that was your idea of a joke, well... not really funny.