It’s All About Image

Shannon Lee, the daughter of deceased martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who is CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises, has released Anger Blind, one of three fragrances bearing her famous father’s name. The cologne is “spicy” and “aggressive” and sells for about $15. Right now, it’s available in the United Arab Emirates.

Michael Jordan has also released his signature cologne, featuring a bottle with sneaker treads on the bottom. No word on how it smells. Sweaty perhaps?

For people who do not wish to smell like action heroes or star athletes, Lady Gaga’s special scent will debut this spring. Anyone out there wish to smell like bacon bits?

Do we think that we are so boring and uninteresting that we have to take on the personas (and smells) of the rich and famous to feel worthy of notice?

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10 thoughts on “It’s All About Image

  1. Gayle Mills

    I always like to think of Darcy’s smell as a combination of sandalwood and leather. I think Wentworth would use musk and a combination of spices. I think both of them are worthy of notice. Does that count?

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  2. Laura Hile

    Come now, Miss Gayle, Wentworth simply must use Old Spice! Dontcha think? There’s even a ship on the bottle!

    Remember the commercials when we were kids? With the sea bag toting sailor? Er, now it’s the guy in the shower …

    Get this. I picked up the Old Spice pic at a website called The Art of Manliness Ha!

    The page I linked to is all about Manly Scents. You know, like Hardware Store. Sawdust. Gunpowder.

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    1. Robin Helm Post author

      To me, that defeats the purpose of a bath. I don’t want to smell a hardware store. I would prefer Irish Spring to that. I used to like Brut.

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    2. Gayle Mills

      Absolutely, Laura! After all, look what’s in it:
      * Top Notes: Orange, Lemon, Spices, Clary Sage, Aldehydes
      * Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Pimento Berry
      * Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Benzoin, Tonka, Ambergris.

      Perfect for a sea-going Wentworth (or McGillvary).

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  3. Laura Hile

    Great topic, Robin!

    Do you remember when Designer Labels were all the rage in the 80’s? Out of nowhere, it suddenly became chic to have the label on the outside of the garment. It seemed so odd to us, but being young, we went along. Evidence of insecurity? I suspect so.

    Our culture’s fixation with the celebrity — footwear, jewelry line, cosmetics, clothing — has more to do with making money than anything else. If there’s a gap in the market that a celebrity product can fill, someone will step up and produce it.

    Ah, but now we’re published authors! Odd to think that we’re on the other side of the celebrity thing — the production side. Surely, Robin, you have given thought to Xander’s signature scent. There’s a market for it … !

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    1. Robin Helm Post author

      Oh, yes. If The Guardian Trilogy ever becomes a movie series (truly laughing out loud here), Xander will have an angelic scent to send the senses reeling.

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  4. Susan Kaye

    The last genuine “fragrance” I used was “Sweet Honesty” by Avon. I was about 14. Bill used to like “Pierre Cardin” but it’s been years since either of us bothered with anything more personal than bar soap.

    As for Frederick, I’m not sure what he’d use. Benwick would likely frequent the perfume counter, but FW, not so sure.

    Note: As a little joke, I went over to the Gillette site to see if there was an Axe body wash scent that might fit the bill for Frederick. The long and short of it is that they have a warning video about the dangers of huffing the aerosol and/or lighting it on fire”.

    It would never occur to FW to either breath in the fumes of his scent, or light it on fire! Only in the line of duty if he needed a make-shift bomb. The
    French would appreciate a perfume bomb, non?

    We never had this problem with Old Spice!

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