Monday, April 7, 2008

Smellin' Good in the Neighborhood

Scent is more detailed to the female nose I've noticed.

My mum can smell things that are cooking and pick out what's in it and i'm just happy to smell the savory goodness. That's not to say that us gents don't take notice of lovely things that smell good, like fresh cut grass, a loverly lady, barbecues, spring time, permanent markers..kinda kidding. So this leads me to the genealogy of cologne wearing in my life.


5-10: My Grandpa would put the same grey suit on every Sabbath, take the Aramis out and dabble some out and after applying it on him would put what ever was left from his fingers on my neck and a little behind my ears.

10-13: My Mom buys me an Old Spice pack 1)Deodorant 2) Lotion 3) Cologne, reminded me a lot of my grandfathers smell.

13-21: My Papa lets me have the rest of his Calvin Klein and on my 13 birthday gives me a kinda of a gag/serious gift of Tommy Hilfiger cologne being that I share the name with the designer.

21-24: My Brother is wearing something pleasing to my nose and find out its Giorgio Armanis' Acqua Di Gio and fall hard for it! I think vanja got it for me for my birthday or something.

24-26: My brother finds out that I'm out of cologne during my trip home and says he'll buy me some more, its important to have and smell good. So as we are picking out the Armani we are told theres a new scent by him called Black Code "it has vanilla hint to it". After a couple of whiffs Ben gets some for me as well as for himself.

26-Current: I went into Sephora on Vanja's recommendation not knowing they had man scents for sale! hehehe.. I was going to go back to the Di Gio but then am told that if I liked the water fragrances that Yves Saint Laurent has a cologne that's been around for awhile but is still wonderful and hip. After a spray on the card, a sniff of coffee beans, i take it in. YUMMERS! I'm sold, its terrifico! Smell me tomorrow I'll be wearing it!

Looking back its kinda cool to see that all cologne wearing has been a gift to me. :D I feel another small coming of age now buying my first cologne. Thanks everyone for making me smell good since I was five. I now begin on my own! woot woot!!

10 comments:

Matthew said...

I'm totally going to sniff you at work tomorrow! Haha, Tommy, too fun. But Yves! I want a YSL shirt. I really like the design of their logo. I still dig the whole let's-avoid-counterfeits-by-placing-logos-on-everything appeal (circa early 90s since that's when I remember them...). I couldn't indulge in your loafer offer, but how about I be a tester for one of your early prototype tee designs?

Did I mention I like the YSL logo? Because your logo is grand. And the shirt with it was one of my favorite designs...

Tommy said...

Me Too!!!! I love the YSL shirt, that simple class is what i was going for with our shirts! :D Lets be YSL tshirt buddies. When and where and how? Smell away! Test you shall!

AMMIEL said...

stinky tommy hehe

this was a neat post, smells are +

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Kirklinn Scott Thomas said...

fantastico! i love it when guys wear cologne! mm.

Matthew said...

The last time I checked, them shirts were crazy expensive. We'll have to scour some vintage ones? We'll ask Ammiel to screen some for us! Maybe we can get some of those printed Viktor & Rolf FLOWERBOMB shirts from those makeup people at the department store counters. Haha, first time I'm excited for a 'test'...

Matthew said...

P.S. - I thought I liked the new(er) Prada cologne but not so much after a second visit to Sephora. Have you encountered Vintage by John Varvatos? I thought I liked it, but, again, not too keen after a tertiary whiff...

Tommy said...

Those shirts are crazy expensive! i had no clue! 300 bones and plus! I haven't heard of those other t's though..i'll search. I did check that john kid out, i just don't remember how it smells.

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Melissa said...

I agree with Jackie... women's fragrances really bother me, as well. Some I can smell once or twice, and after that I get physically ill, but usually, I get sick right away.

Which is why I go to Garden Botanika.com and create my own custom fragrance! For only $32. you can design your own "signature scent"! Now, normally doing something like that would be risky, at least for me it would be, because I would wonder if it will be "too smelly". But, lucky for me, I discovered Garden Botanika before they closed all their retail stores (& was so happy to discover that their internet store did not close!), so I know that their scents are wonderful & never "too smelly"....

And they have scents for men, too!