LAFRED here, So, I’m over at Meg’s house a couple of weeks ago and we’re drinking and smoking on her patio. Well, I was drinking and she was smoking since I gave that habit up a few years back. And since I had recovered my sense of smell in the interim, Meg likes to make me smell things. So, on this particular day, she jumps up, runs inside and returns with a bottle of 212 Sexy Men, insisting that I HAVE to try it and I HAVE to write a review.
I’m extremely particular about the scent I wear and my general impression of most chic cologne is that it reminds me of shiny, silver shirt wearing club rats with too many chains and an excess of chest hair.
Knowing I’m not likely to find it pleasant and, in an effort to get out of having to do any writing, I immediately spray a little on my arm to see what it’s like. As I expected, my first impression was: player. Plus, it seemed to me to have a very talc-y smell to it. I waved my arm in another guest’s face to get her opinion: talc and she said “definitely not you.”
Score! I’m gonna get out of this yet. But Meg was not to be discouraged and forced me to take the bottle home.
So, after a few days procrastinating and sticking with my regular cologne, I decide to give the 212 a go in the real world. The bottle design is quite nice (I have the 3.4oz size) with a magnetic cap, but rather bulky for packing for travel. Maybe the 1.7oz would better? The spray pattern is wide, even and a very fine mist. Held at a distance of about 12 inches it easily covers my neck and both shoulders. Since that first night, I no longer find it to be so talc-y smelling, but the scent is definitely very sweet (vanilla) and a bit feminine at first blush.
After an hour or so, it mellows nicely on my skin and I no longer notice it so much. I’ve been wearing it frequently since, but haven’t been out and about socially as much (work, work, work) and, as a result, have only had 1 woman notice it. Her response was, “You smell GOOD!” so, that’s encouraging…
Any thoughts on LAFred’s post? This is his first one but I’m going to badger him to post something guy related pretty often to help navigate us with the holiday shopping reason! Fred go fill out your profile more completely!! Thanks for helping us out!~Meg