83 Percent of Young Women Think That Guys Are Overdosing on the Body Spray

A new survey says that the vast majority of young men and women believe overspraying the cologne is an issue at school

Fans of the late, great series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy may recall some sage cologne advice once doled out by one Carson Kressley: Spray. Delay. Walk away.

If only the world had listened.

According to a new survey from Old Spice, three out of four young men – and 83 percent of young women – say overspraying is an issue.

Ask those guys’ moms what they think, and, while most agree, a mere 26 percent think their own sons are guilty of creating a cologne cloud, the survey finds. But sorry, Mom, the boys may be blaming you: Almost 70 percent say they were never shown the proper way to apply body spray.

They needed, you, Kressley!

Of course, Old Spice sells lots of body sprays – including a new Re-fresh line launched this month that calls on men to “scent responsibly.”

Apparently, going crazy with the body spray is a thing that needs addressing. The Old Spice survey finds 90 percent of young men and women report being bothered by it at school.

And, with Queer Eye off the air for several years now, Old Spice wants to help. Just sit your teen in front of the YouTube, and let him watch the brand’s new “educational” video. The gist: With your shirt off, spray the can from six inches away across your chest while saying the phrase, “Supermodels love my face” – that’s two seconds of spray. That’s it. No more. Got it?

Because high school is hard enough without having to walk through a haze of Swagger, Pure Sport or Zanzibar (yes, those are varieties of Re-fresh) every day, now isn't it?

Lesley Kennedy writes for ShopAtHome.com. Follow ShopAtHome on Twitter @shopathome and Lesley on Google+.

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