My House: Where Women Smell Like Women and So Do The Men

I did something tonight that I haven't done in awhile. No, it's not pole dancing. I gave up pole dancing after I had my first kid. (Mom, this is a joke. I haven't pole danced since college.)

Um, yeah, anyway, so I watched T.V., and I saw this commercial.

When the commercial ended I thought to myself, "Tru Dat." I almost always think in street lingo. I'm down like that. All right you busted me. My inner dialogue is actually in a thick English accent. It might not be as cool as thinking in street, but it explains the tiara I insist on wearing around the house.

O.K. Back on point. You guys are so easily distracted ...or maybe that's me.

The message of this commercial couldn't have come at a better time in my life. Let me tell what I've been going through. The other day I leaned in to kiss my husband. I inhaled and smelled,

wait for it,

Olay Body Wash.

I immediately made up my mind that when I went grocery shopping I would purchase a body wash that smelled like a man. That's right, I'm one of the gazillion women that prefer her man to smell like a man. I don't want him to smell like just any man. I want him to smell like a man that rides horses backwards on a beach. Is there anything sexier than a man riding a horse backwards?

I wanted to make sure that I picked up a body wash that was scented just to my liking so I took to sniffing each of the different men's body washes. There were a lot of them, and I'm pretty sure that at some point I looked like I was huffing in the soap aisle, and I may or may not have gotten a little too close to one of the bottles and gotten some on my nose. In spite of my tribulations, I persisted because I'm an amazing wife that wouldn't want her man to smell like a chick. My motivation was, as it always is, pure and selfless.

I sniffed the Axe body washes and decided that a good wife would never let her husband leave for work smelling like one of the boys from the Jersey Shore so I put it back on the shelf. Then I checked out the Old Spice. It was, after all, the inspiration for this excursion (that and because I ran out of cereal). The bottle looked good and manly. It had a football player on the front. It spoke to me. It said, "I am man. I watch football. I like boobies. I smell like man. Grr." When a bottle says something like that you have no choice but to put it back down, take an anti-psychotic medication and buy the most reasonably priced body wash. I feel confident that  it will go well with his exceptionally manly, partially waxed chest.


Bellsys said...

I actually saw the other version of this commercial and cracked up. The ego speak was hilarious. This guy carries it off well. He had me at "Hello..."

Amanda said...

Omg there is nothing that I like more than a good smelling man. I'm such a whore for men smells but of course only on my hubby because I'm not a real whore. Hubby uses ivory soap...which

foxy said...

I freaking LOVE that commercial. And the visual of you 'huffing' body wash. Ha!

JoeyRes said...

I'm at the library and due to public computer censorship, cannot view the commercial.

I did think it was worthwhile to tell you that my man uses Old Spice and it has become the way daddy smells. There's no changing it now.

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...


dude. you just dissed my man. He came home from working away using axe. Now, to be fair, I wasn't there, and I'm pretty sure his colorblindness also affects his sense of smell. . .

tbsomeday said...

ugh..i can't view the video at work..i must remember to pull it up at home

the body wash
yes..i'm also a soap/shampoo/deodorant sniffer
deodorant is hard b/c you ofen have to pull up the plastic piece..then it starts to feel even more out of place
but darn it
i want a cowboy ridin'/hard workin' man smell too

i used to have a favorite kind...but i can't recall it right now
my mom gives such toiletries as stocking stuffers at christmas so we just take what we get these days

if i were in the isle...i could find it for you though :)

Heidi O said...

Mine refuses to use body wash, it must be soap. I do love that commercial.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

My computer is finicky. Sometimes I see the videos; sometimes I don't. Today I don't.

If there's a body wash scented like Drakkar, I'd pick that one.

If you use a buttermilk body wash, does it "sour" on you in the heat? And when I say "you" I mean anybody. ;)

Grilled Cheese said...

Well done!

Men should smell like men, not unicorns and blueberries!

And I love the Old Spice man. Too bad he's married (I checked) because I would hit that.

Just saying.

The Boob Nazi said...

I looooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeee that commercial.

Cori said...

Andrew's a bar soap kind of man, and I dig that. Nothing is more manly than Irish Spring.

Uptown Girl said...

I'm SO in love with these commercials it is unreal... I'm considering buying the product and using it myself (I don't have a man). Or maybe I'll just keep it in my room and smell it sometimes? That's not weird is it?