I got this message on my YouTube channel:
"I currently wear Hermes' Un Jardin en Méditerranée, which I adore for the indolics. I describe it as diabetic urine. I'm looking for another heavy indolic. I want something that smells like a man's taint after a long day on the construction site. Suggestions?"Katie
First, I don't quite understand getting diabetic urine or indolics from Un Jardin en Méditerranée. That's what often trips me up about these requests: people will say the perfumes they like and what they like to smell, and what they like to smell is never similar to the perfumes they like. And I keep going back to Frédéric Malle and his reference to people being honest with themselves about what they like.
Second, who would've thought this perfume project would expose you to terms like "man's taint"? Jesus.
Playing along, the ultimate "man's taint" perfume was the original The Different Company Rose Poivrée. It still has a little of that, but it also has lots of rose, which completely kills any construction-site imagery this fellow is trying to achieve. (He must be a fellow, right?)
|The right perfume for the job ensures workplace safety.|
What will you suggest?
The first thing that comes to mind is a fragrance I've only encountered in the perfume purgatory that is Heathrow Terminal 3 Duty Free: Givenchy Gentleman.
Givenchy "Gentleman" is anything but. He's got a distinctly personal pong borne aloft by vetiver, patchouli and leather. It's TMI to the max, and I love it.
You know what's coming, fumies. Please submit the most realistic male nook'n'cranny fragrance suggestions. We won't discuss your fact-checking procedures.