I'm wearing a spicy masculine this morning (I'm talking about perfume), Carthusia 1681. It's a robust peppery incense that smells a little like Amouage Jubilation XXV on a budget.
It's the kind of thing more men should wear, if only because it smells alive, it refers to things in the natural world, unlike all that designer shit in the blue and black bottles. Carthusia's bottle is clear and plain-looking, the juice is a pale watery yellow, and there's a lesson in that for men.
I'm not going to spell it out, because I'm not sufficiently invested in either this topic or men in general. And besides, men don't want to listen to me anyway. But 1681 is a terrific-smelling perfume and I'll include it in your upcoming decants, which will mail tomorrow morning.
Re your "men should smell alive" position: I've never thought of it that way before, but you're right. Although you're a fine one to talk with your Comme des Garçons Odeur 71s and 53s and Humiecki & Graef Skarbs and Laudamiel S-exs.
And that's only the tip of my non-living iceberg.
But S-ex and the rest are art, like Eno and Kraftwerk! The blue crap that most men wear is neither natural nor artistic. It's Train. It's Justin Bieber! And I'd tell them to their faces, if they didn't smell so gross.
|Fun Fact: Justin Bieber is factory preset with no odor.|
Hey, check out the blurb for Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio (part of the decant package I sent you):
With Pontevecchio, we have embodied the traits of a man of strong, dynamic character, yet non-aggressive and always in balance; a man that seduces with a confident, magnetic allure, surprises with moments of tenderness and vulnerability, with a genuine vitality that never compromises his inner strength, which comes through in every decision, including his choice of fragrance.
I simply can't imagine a perfume more suited to me. Except maybe something that says the opposite.