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    I think I am building a tolerance to the smells of shampoo and colognes. I normally use Griminator and I like the smell- it had to grow on me at first, but I've been usinig regularly now for about a year. But for Colognes I would switch around until lately I've been sticking with Unleashed.

    Well today I did a golden with griminator and I forgot to add any cologne. My client said she smelled so good, which was good. Truthfully I couldn't smell anything at all. Maybe my sniffer is broke. I didn't smell dog either, just nothing.

    So I am thinking of not using any colognes at all and just sticking with my shampoo. Is that a bad idea? I just don't like overusing products.

    I just wish Griminator had a same scent conditioner.

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    I apply colognes only by request. One of the reasons I went with The Coat Handler products was so my groomed dogs smell clean, but not like a bakery, or flower or candy shop. My reasoning is that many people find certain scents offensive and/or over-powering, but if one of my clients ASKS for their dog to go home smelling like baked goods or a bouquet, etc. all they need to do is ask!

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    • #3
      I try to remember to ask people it they want their dogs to have cologne. A suprisingly large amount do not want it. If i forget to ask I will just spritz their bandannas.
      SheilaB from SC

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      • #4
        The Quadruped leave in contidioner is almost the same scent. Plus, it has the consistancy of water so it does not weigh down the coat. I love this stuff.
        If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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        • #5
          I wish Grimeinator had a same scent calogne!!!

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          • #6
            COLOGNES

            I use the Coat Handler System right now.. and their Bark 2 Basics, but I recently ordered a new cologne that is apricot,(cant remember the brand) and it smells wonderful! Like a light clean smell, not like a cover-up..its really nice..its like smelling the shampoo with a lingering of scent..

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            • #7
              It not a bad idea. Why dont you ask the client what they prefer. Most want a little spritz. The Bichon owners i have dont like any and will tell me.
              Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.- Richard Carlson

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              • #8
                Yes, I think that all shampoos should have a cologne to match the scent of their shampoos, some companies to though.
                I always use a cologne on the dog after I'm done, I don't think the scent in shampoos are strong enough to smell after the groom.

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                • #9
                  I just ordered some new colognes from Davis. They are like the body sprays you get from Bath and Body works. One is a cucumber, one is pink grapefruit and one is raspberry. The only one I don't really care for is the raspberry. The other two are so fresh smelling, not sweet at all!
                  SheilaB from SC

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                  • #10
                    Crystal, your sniffers not broke. After we are exposed to the same scent over a period of days we become acclimated to it and stop smelling it. Ask anyone who works in a bakery if they can still smell fresh baked bread by the end of the day. They can't.

                    Unless a dog or owner has a fragrance allergy, I don't think using cologne is over-using products. Most shampoo scents aren't intended to last very long, and we dilute them a great deal with water. Our clients notice the smell because it's new to them. But it doesn't last. That's where cologne comes in. And that's also where marketing comes in. If they like the scent, sell 'em a bottle so they can keep Phydough smelling fresh until the next groom

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                    • #11
                      Almost all of my customers say no

                      to cologne. I do ask since I have a brother and a friend who are highly miserably allergic to perfumes. I myself often get a headache from the smells. I enjoy the ruff out finishing spray smell so much and have never had any complaints. I hugged my dog yesterday that I sprayed a week ago and cuddling I still smelled it a bit. I've gotten people that want nail polish, but no cologne.
                      Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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                      • #12
                        Clean Dog

                        I am a firm believer that NOTHING smells better than a well bathed dog. Although I do have a few clients that enjoy their dogs smelling like a French W_ _ _ _ and so I spritz the heck out of those pups.

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                        • #13
                          I use coat handler and I spritz a little of the biogroom groom n fresh cologne right before I towel dry them. I spritz, rub them with the towel then dry. They smell wonderful, but not strong or over bearing. My clients always love the way the dog smells after.

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