Not on a horse

Awhile back I posted the youtube video of that hilarious Old Spice commercial.  Apparently the commercial is effective, because the next time John asked me to buy him aftershave, I decided to grab him a bottle of Old Spice.  John has used a different aftershave for years, and we’ve both been quite happy with it.  But he willingly gave Old Spice a try.

The first time he used it, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it.  Maybe I just needed to get used to it.  The next day I wondered if maybe he’d just used too much.   A few days later, when I wasn’t any closer to getting used to it, I finally realized what the problem was.   It isn’t that the stuff smells bad.   It just doesn’t smell like MY man.

I had to reluctantly conclude– that Old Spice guy– he’s the man my man should not smell like.

I much prefer my man to smell like himself.

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  1. Bummer! It’s always nice to go back to the way it was sometimes 🙂

  2. That made me laugh! Once my mother in law bought my husband some shower gel soap. It was supposed to smell manly….it did, but not in the right way. It smelled like B.O.

  3. I wonder if it “smells” like my man…I’ve been thinking of buying some. I’ll let you know. hee he

  4. Old Spice is what my dad smelled like. To have my husband use it would be w.e.i.r.d.

    I do love that commercial, tho.

  5. old spice smells like high school boys to me, lol. seems like a weird cologne name for a high school boy to pick up, but whenever i smell it i have vivid memories of walking down the hallway of one of the high school’s i went to. ALSO a memory i’d not like my husband smelling like!! 🙂

  6. This reminded me of a time, years ago, when husband worked in a store where the employees hung their coats all in a row on hooks in the back. Apparently, his scarf and another guy’s were almost the same shade of brown.
    The other guy left first, wearing a brown scarf with his coat.
    When husband went to get his belongings, he found a brown scarf on the floor. He said it didn’t feel quite right, but he was tired, and came on home.
    When I met him at the door to say Hello and give a kiss, I told him that wasn’t his scarf cuz it didn’t smell like him.

    Next day, at the job, he wrote a note pinned to the different scarf and asked if anyone had a similar scarf with his “smell” on it. This caused much amusement to all who read it, plus he had to explain about the wife’s nose of a bloodhound.
    It took about a week of different shift overlaps to get it all righted again.

    And I hadn’t thought about that in ages. Blogging sure makes odd connections.

  7. My man bought the original Old Spice last year and used it once. It was after that that I hid it from him and headed straight for the store to find something that I wanted him to smell like. Yeah, the conclusion was that even though his grandpa smelled like Old Spice, doesn’t mean that he should too :)!

  8. I like Old Spice! ( my grandpa wore English Leather, so I guess its o.k.)

  9. My pastor was just talking this morning about how we’ve become such a commercially influenced society, and the way that we are led to believe we should always get what we want.
    This commercial instantly popped into my head! I CAN have my man, on a horse with hands full of diamonds 😉

  10. I remember Old Spice (and liking it), but can’t remember what it smells like.

  11. Daylily says:

    Conveniently, MY man already wore old spice. It made me laugh 🙂