What is your favorite cologne or perfume?

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio): “Shalimar — an oldie but a goodie. I wore Giorgio today. I didn’t think [Shalimar] fit the mood of the outfit [an orange blazer, a bright orange bow in her hair and cream trousers]. The one I won’t wear, in deference to my late mother, is Wind Song [perfume by Prince Matchabelli]. She didn’t like it on me. I have a bottle, but I won’t wear it.”

Rep. Henry Brown Jr. (R-S.C.): “Smell it,” he says, leaning his neck forward. “Do you like it? Down South … there’s nothing flirtatious about it. My wife knows all the details. She buys it.” [Just then, Brown makes a cell phone call to wife, Billye]. “What’s the name of my cologne?” he asks her. She tells him it’s Curve by Liz Claiborne.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.): “It comes in a green bottle. I think it’s Polo by Ralph Lauren.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): “Essence of Right Guard.”

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.): “Vernini. You can only get it at the Vernini store. I have three in my district.”

Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.): “White Musk oil. I get it from the Body Shop.”

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “I like Obsession. That’s the men’s stuff. My sister gives it to me every year. Socks for the birthday. Obsession for Christmas.”

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchA bipartisan bright spot we can’t afford to pass up: child welfare reform Medicare trust fund running out of money fast Long past time to fix evidence-sharing across borders MORE (R-Utah): “Tabac. It’s made in Germany. I have a rough time buying it. Or Obsession, that’s good too.”

Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonOvernight Finance: McConnell tees up Puerto Rico vote | Britain's credit rating slashed | Clinton vows to appoint trade prosecutor McConnell tees up House Puerto Rico bill Dem senator urges support for House Puerto Rico bill MORE (D-Fla.): “I don’t wear it. I’m allergic to a lot of the sweet smells.”

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.): “My wife and daughter gave me Obsession two years in a row. I wear it occasionally when I go out.”

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): “It’s terrific. Years ago, it was a present from Elizabeth Dole [R-N.C.].” [The senator’s wife, Nancy, had to be contacted regarding the name of the cologne. She says it’s either Brut, Musk or Perry Ellis — he wears them all.]

Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.): “Drrrrakkkarrrr [Drakkar] and Calvin Klein. I have an affinity for black bottles. Years ago I used to go for Serrano, a cologne made by Swank, but they stopped making it. It was terrible.”

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.): “It’s a favorite. Jeez, what’s the name of that stuff? I just got it. Holy smokes. … Obsession. My wife likes it, so I like it.”

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.): “Old Spice. [Laughs] That’s kind of an old one, isn’t it?”

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.): “Norell.”

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.): “When I wear it, Old Spice. But never too much.”

Rep. Dave ReichertDavid ReichertLawmakers, small businesses praise employee stock ownership plans Bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduces tariff bill Business ups pressure for tariff relief MORE (R-Wash.): “I wear whatever is sitting on my bathroom counter. My wife and kids buy different colognes. I have no idea what they are. It doesn’t matter. I just slap something on so I smell like I took a shower.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): Asked whether he has a favorite cologne, the congressman says, “Not particularly,” then asks, “Does it matter what kind of perfume you put on a pig?”

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.): “Whatever my family buys me, I wear. [Sometimes] Obsession for men. I like Joop. Every year we have a Pollyanna [a holiday gift exchange] and I get cologne. I put in my cologne and I get my Joop.”

Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.): “I’m still stuck back in the 1960s. Brut is one I probably use the most.”

Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.): “Lalique. It’s French.”