The scent of a man

…isn’t always pleasant (hello gym socks!). But this scent for a man is downright delightful. To celebrate the Canadian launch of Marc Jacobs BANG, I asked some of my favourite gentlemen to weigh in and tell us what this feisty, spicy, soon-to-be-released-in-Canada scent reminds them of.


And their thoughts, well, they speak for themselves:

“It smells like a horse saddle after a man made of cedar and peppers rode it, but in a really good way,” says Justin.

“I smell hints of thyme and rosemary. Add a pat of butter, and you could smell like dinner,” says Tre, of Noshwell, as only a food critic could.

Graeme from One More Gadget says “It smells like the interior of my ‘82 Trans Am after the rain. And ladies, moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. But seriously, it’s kinda addicting. I keep smelling myself. I think people in the office are starting to think I’m on crack.”


But what does a lady think? My friend Sonja, came out of left field with this observation; “It smells like butterflies. If butterflies smelled.”

You’re dying of curiosity, aren’t you? You know what they say — smelling is believing. So stay tuned for a Marc Jacobs BANG giveaway, friends!

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  • Reply Vinci August 30, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    “It smells like a horse saddle after a man made of cedar and peppers rode it, but in a really good way,” says Justin.

    Best comment ever :) ! Now I really AM dying of curiousity. I just need a man to be my tester–one that can stick around for me to smell all day long.

  • Reply kaye i August 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Hmmm… I’m curious for the bf. He’s a cologne freak and I usually am the cologne picker :)

    I’m already sold on the bottle.

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  • Reply MizzJ August 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Hilarious reviews! Men always say the darndest things, don’t they?

  • Reply Melissa August 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve always wondering what a horse saddle would smell like after a man made of cedar and peppers rode it. Now I just have to win.

  • Reply Ricky August 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I have some cologne from Marc Jacobs and I really like the smell of it! I always get compliments from how great I smell!

  • Reply janettaylor August 31, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Haha! I love it!

  • Reply Teresa August 31, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Sounds like Isaiah Mustafa should have been the face of this campaign

  • Reply Syed August 31, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Got my hands on a little sample of this actually. Didn’t work overly well on my skin unfortunately, but on other people it was amazing.

  • Reply lisa August 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

    These reviews crack me up. And thank you for not using the Marc Jacobs BANG ad that shows him nearly naked. For my conservative tastes, that’s too much Marc Jacobs with my morning coffee.

  • Reply Paulette September 3, 2010 at 2:51 am

    @lisa : MJ nearly naked ? Reminds me of the other perfume ad, for YSL M7, was it ? Perfume world is SO provocative…

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