Friday, March 12, 2010

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

I saw this commercial for the first time last week, and it's got to be one of the most effective, clever (and hilarious!) commercials I've ever seen. Not only did the name of the product itself stick in my head (which supposedly doesn't happen until you've been exposed to an ad a minimum of seven times), but it worked! I'm going to buy some for my husband (he won't use it, but I'm going to buy it anyway, just to see how it smells). Way to go, Old Spice, for figuring out how to motivate women into buying an exclusively male product!

Personally, I've never been an Old Spice kind of girl - I prefer the smell of Calvin Klein's "Obsession" for men - but I know how important smells can be in evoking memories and feelings. My first boyfriend wore English Leather, and to this day I can't smell it without thinking of him.

So here's the obvious question, ladies: What does YOUR man smell like? :-)


Angel said...

Old Spice deo and Irish Spring soap :-)

Terri Garey said...

Not bad, Angel - at least you know he's clean! :-)

Sharon said...

OMG I haven't seen that one before. I love the one with the guy who is half horse in the shower .
I am Sharon, by the way, and new to your books. On the second one right now and loving it!

Terri Garey said...

Hi, Sharon! Yep, this commercial cracks me up every time. :-)

Glad you're enjoying the books!

Laura said...

My dad used to wear Old Spice. I didn't buy it for my husband for that reason. But, I have bought it for my nephew, because that was his Grandfather and it is a small thing he can still have in common with him and one more thing I can tell him about his Grandfather too.

Personally, I don't really like the smell of it. I don't like that ad either. I really don't get what is funny about the horse at the end. I first saw the ad in the movie theatre and the horse bit at the end had a lot of people laughing. Must be something to it.