Adam Levine For Him and For Her

Adam Levine For Him smells like a man’s armpits after a day at the office. A bit of sweat, and the damp powder traces of manly deodorant. If you date men or are married to a man, I’m sure you know this smell well. It seems to be pretty universal. What is surprising is that the fragrance mimics it so exactly. For Him smells like other things, too, of course, including interesting things like grapefruit, ginger, and guava (!). But the whole equation is, uhhh, more than the sum of its parts.

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For Her is possibly the most boring women’s fragrance I have ever smelled. With notes allegedly including saffron, marigold, and Australian sandalwood, one might hope it would be more than a sugarspun rose violet and vanilla confection. One would hope in vain. Remember, ladies and gentlemen, that the inclusion of “benzoin tears” in a note list is never a harbinger of good things.

Far more interesting than how they smell is the question of whether these fragrances are a social experiment. After famously insulting celebrity fragrances, Adam Levine launches two of his own. The men’s one smells like armpits and the women’s one smells like a Hello Kitty store. Is perfumer Yann Vasnier a subversive genius? And if so, did Adam get the joke?

For reviews of Adam Levine For Him and For Her, your best bet is probably Fragrantica.

Image is courtesy of Details Magazine. Samples were my own acquisition. Reviews are never compensated, and posts are never sponsored. See my Media & Disclosure policy for details.

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14 responses

  1. Ha! This was brilliant. I feel the smell of the men’s one is probably pretty appropriate for Adam Levine from the very little I know of him. Too funny about the women’s. If it’s the most boring women’s fragrance you have ever smelled that is saying something. I’d like to give Yann the benefit of the doubt and say he is a subversive genius. The chances of Levine being in on the joke are much slimmer.

    Very enjoyable lunch time reading. Thanks.

    • I think you are right. It does seem strangely appropriate! And yes, Yann = genius. I am now eyeing my collection (digitally) and wondering if I have more of his creations I can explore.

  2. You have no idea how much I neeeeeeeeeeeeded this post today. “After famously insulting celebrity fragrances, Adam Levine launches two of his own. The men’s one smells like armpits and the women’s one smells like a Hello Kitty store.” — Hahahaha. My God, thank you. Thank you for some badly needed stress-release. Oh lordie… Natalie, I could kiss you for that bit.

    I agree with Tara that the smell of the men’s one mimics (in my mind) his own scent. I like Adam Levine after watching The Voice, but I wouldn’t want to smell his armpits. In fact, my mental visuals are …. never mind. I shall go back to that gloriously sardonic sentence of yours. Thank you again. This was the best part of my day thus far!

    • Oh goody! So glad you enjoyed. I became aware of Adam Levine on The Voice, mostly, and I have a certain appreciation for him. I’m sure he’s a scoundrel in real life, but he’s a sexy scoundrel, so I suppose I’m in agreement with you and Tara, too. :)

  3. I’m kind of disappointed!! These sounded pretty good from the descriptions … also I sort of love Adam Levine while also finding him incredibly annoying…

  4. If it is a joke then it is a brilliant joke. Adam Levine fans flocking to the T.J.Max or Marshall’s to douse themselves with Hello Kitty store stink. Fan boys layering Adam Levine’s armpits over there own. You know what really is brilliant? Your review.

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