BMM10 The Road To The Final Spritz Day 9-10 Recap
The first four members of the Scented Sixteen have sprayed they way to victory! I’m Somerville Metro Man back at the Spritz Center on The Road To The Final Spritz. The second round has opened with a bang. Two down to the wire buzzer beaters and a couple of upsets, to boot.
We’ll head out to the Serge Lutens Region where we had a designer face-off between Gucci Envy and Chanel Allure Homme. Chanel has been having a rough time of it in this tournament as the second highest House in number of bids at the beginning of the tournament, the bottles of Chanel have come up curiously flat. Allure Homme as one of three Chanel bottles still playing felt that this was a match they could win and restore some luster to the Chanel name. Their opponent Gucci Envy had been handed a number three seed by the committee and they played up to that seed in their first round demolition of B*Men. Allure Homme would prove to be a tougher opponent and they hung in there with Envy through much of the early spraying. Just before half Envy really started to hit their stride and before Allure knew it they were down by double-digits. The second-half saw Allure Homme get the allure rubbed off of them as Envy finished strong, winning 48-29. Next up for Envy will the winner of the Boucheron Jaipur Homme/ Dior Fahrenheit match. The Gucci boys are hoping it will be Fahrenheit after they were torched by the Thermometer Titans in the regular-season, we’ll see if they get their wish.
The other game in the Serge Lutens Region was a boutique burner between the disrespected Czech & Speake No. 88 and their 16th seed versus Guerlain Jicky who were carrying their own mantle of disrespect around their nozzle. This was going to be a match of vindication for one and verification for the other. In the early going Jicky had the brighter top notes and they pulled out to a seven point lead at halftime, 34-27. In the second half as the heart notes of the Crazy 88’s began to unfold everything started coming up roses for them. The halftime cushion died on the vine for Jicky and the Crazy 88’s took the lead for good with 2 minutes remaining finishing off an impressive comeback, 51-48. You could see the Crazy 88’s thumping on their flacons after the match virtually thumbing their atomizers at the committee for seeding them 16th. We’ll see if they can continue their run as the road will get no easier as they will face the winner of Serge Lutens Chergui and Dior Homme.
The other two games were out in the Comme des Garcons Region and as in the Serge Lutens games we had one blowout and one down to the wire affair. The blowout was Tauer Perfumes L’Air du Desert Marocain complete domination of Bvlgari Black. After having taken down a bottle from Creed in the first round L’Air du Desert Marocain wasn’t going to be intimidated by the little rubber hockey pucks from Bvlgari. That confidence showed and the wind from L’Air du Desert Marocain turned into a sandstorm for Black and they never could find the target for their long-range sprayers. The final score of 50-23 was an appropriate indication of L’Air’s complete mastery of this match. They will face the winner of the other game in the region Guerlain Heritage.
In the closest game of the tournament, so far, Heritage faced off against pre-tournament favorite Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme. The first half was a back and forth contest with neither bottle being able to pull away from the other and at halftime Heritage held a one-point lead 31-30. The second half continued in the same vein until with two minutes to go Heritage hit a long range spritz and held a three point lead. Rive Gauche pour Homme had a couple of opportunities to send the game into overtime but when the final buzzer sounded they ended up one point short, 50-49. Heritage salvages what could have been a disastrous day for Guerlain if they had lost two bottles. This victory had to salve some of the nerves back at the Guerlain motherhouse in Paris.
Remember to keep voting and watching as only you have the ability to determine the winner.
I’ll be back in two days as we’ll know half of the Scented Sixteen.
Until then, I'll see you back here on The Road to The Final Spritz.
Somerville Metro Man….Out!
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Great recap! I'm worried that some of the angry Rive Gauche fans may side with LaDDM next round in an attempt to dominate Heritage.