Yes, this one is controversial!
This was my first ever blind buy, kind of.
I was wandering around Debenhams on my way to work. I was eating up time looking at all the surreal dayglow perfume counter ladies. Deep in thought about their origins and where they slept at night. Do they sleep? My daydreaming was interrupted by huge sign displaying this stuff. I'd never heard of it before so went to have a gander. What kind of name was that? It evoked an image of some kind of Mexican guitar playing assassin. My curiosity was aroused.
And what a bottle! This was a mans bottle if ever I saw one. So many uses; doorstop, paperweight, plumbline. But more than these it reminds of the last hit you made and disposed of the body wearing similar looking concrete shoes. This bottle is a dangerous weapon cunningly concealed in your toiletry bag. I smelt it on the way to the counter, got confused but bought it anyway.
Upon arrival at work I showed everyone my new strange aquisition. Note: This is the only scent EVERYBODY has liked sniffing straight from the bottle. Whether it bullies people or not, I don't know.
I went to the bathroom, put some on, and an hour later suffered the most horrendous headache. What manner of evil was this?!
I got home and my girlfriend loved it. To this day this stuff is one of her top three faves on me. Needless to say, noting the effect on my girlfriend and along with that the associated benefits, I decided to endure the headaches. I figured it was like a great whiskey, you gotta give each other time to figure one another out, but it's worth it. I was right.
No more headaches but I still don't know what it smells of. It's a complex beast, but I like that in this current climate of flowery liquids masquerading as man juice.
Sure you get an initial blast of wet cement. But look at the bottle, what do you expect from a Mafioso scent. This 'aint no Tony Soprano scent, he wears his heart on his sleeve to much for this. No this is complicated, this what Michael Corleone would wear when making an offer to someone they couldn't refuse.
If your sick of smelling men's scents that were developed by tree hugging environmentalists. If you want something that makes other men cry wolf at its strangeness. If you want to feel like a man again, but not a stereotype. Get this.
But be warned you won't always get along, but you gotta love the fight.