BMM10 The Road To The Final Spritz Comme des Garcons Regional Final
Welcome to Glasgow and The Guerilla Dome, I’m Somerville Metro Man your host on The Road To The Final Spritz. The Comme des Garcons Regional final has given us our second member of the Fragrant Four joining Guerlain Vetiver. The match here was between the #5 seed Dior Eau Sauvage and #7 seed Tauer Perfumes L’Air du Desert Marocain.
The Citrus Savages of Eau Sauvage have been around this tournament forever. They have been one of the true innovators in the game and now that those innovations have been widely imitated they hope to show the original still has the goods to win it all. Their path to this regional final left behind representatives of three of the biggest Houses in the tournament. Eau Sauvage posted easy victories over Chanel Coromandel and Creed Himalaya in the first two rounds. Their match with Yves St. Laurent Kouros in the Scented Sixteen was close early but Eau Sauvage pulled away late to win by five.
Tauer Perfumes L’air du Desert Marocain is the representative of every small perfumer playing this game. These small perfumers have been kept out of the tournament by the power Houses. The growing competitiveness of these smaller Artisanal Houses has finally been rewarded as L’Air du Desert Marocain manages to break through. There was a great deal of disappointment last year when L’air du Desert Marocain was left out of the tournament. Their subsequent Basenotes Invitational tournament (BIT) for the teams left out of BMM made the committee take notice. This year L’Air du Desert Marocain found themselves in the Big Boutique ready to compete, and compete they have. They have completely mowed down their opposition from Creed Millesime Imperiale to Bvlgari Black, to Guerlain Heritage in the last round. L’Air du Desert Marocain and their Sirocco Offense have posted greater than 20-point victories on the way to this Regional Final. Now they would get a chance to land a blow for every Small House perfume who feels they have not been considered by the committee.
The Citrus Savages strolled onto the floor to the cheers of their fans. The flacons exchanged high-fives with their mascot which looks like a combination of Carmen Miranda and Tarzan as he wears a hat full of citrus with nothing else but a loincloth and a club. L’Air du Desert Marocain slipped onto the floor and their fans made their trademark “whooshing” sound indicating another opponent was about to be blown away.
Just as they had in earlier rounds L’air du Desert Marocain immediately came out in their Sirocco Offense and unlike other opponents The Citrus Savages while not exactly stopping it managed to keep from digging too deep a hole early and were only down four after the first quarter, 23-19. The second quarter found Eau Sauvage holding their own if not exactly doing much else and they went into halftime down by three, 25-22. The second half saw the Scirocco Offense keep their steady rhythm and even though Eau Sauvage was weathering the storm they kept losing a little bit more ground the longer the match went on and before they knew it they were down by 10 and soon after the final buzzer sounded with L’Air du Desert Marocain blowing their way into the Fragrant Four, 44-34. Last year’s BIT victory has served this bottle well as they believe they can go all the way even against the biggest of opponents. The Fragrant Four now awaits them and whether any bottle can keep it close against them.
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When we return we’ll be heading to Paris and the Jacques Guerlain Arena for the Guerlain Regional Final between Azzaro pour Homme and Chanel Egoiste.
Until then, I'll see you back here on The Road to The Final Spritz.
Somerville Metro Man….Out!
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