Saturday, March 30, 2013

Want a Girlfriend? A job? Lots of female friends? Here's how.

Hi, I don’t mean to impose but you smell really good, what’s the name of the perfume you’re wearing?

Listen to my advice and these lines could very well fall on your ears too. I have noticed many men are not very particular about what they smell like. Sure a nice roll on or a deo might do the trick but, real men (read Gentlemen) need to go beyond that and put on some perfume. Besides the psychological effects of perfume, wearing perfume shows 2 things about you: 1. It shows you have class 2. It shows you’re serious about personal hygiene.

Now I’m not saying Deodorants are bad, but I suggest you use these only when you’re out playing or for the gym. For the serious parts of life you need perfume! Like for work, college or for dates and other ceremonious occasions perfume is a must (Especially dates). Imagine your to going out on a date with a hot girl, you take a nice long shower, shave and put on some aftershave, brush your teeth, style your hair, apply some body cream, pick out the nicely ironed shirt, wear your pants and shoes, then finally finish it off with a wild spray of deodorant? No, you finish it off with perfume, behind the ears, on the wrist and 2 sprays on the shirt. 

Women love men who smell good. You may not be all that handsome or whatever it doesn’t matter, women are psychologically attracted to men who smell good. They want to be near them, sit with them coz the fragrance makes them happy (Scientifically proven fact). And especially if you have a signature fragrance, that fragrance becomes a trigger of your memory and no matter where they are, every time they get a whiff of that perfume they will be reminded of you. I’ve had girls call me up all the way from down south, up north, east even beyond international borders saying how at a party someone was wearing the perfume I used to wear and it reminded them of me and go on to say how much they miss me J. You will also get the occasional “ka kor ah I perfume rim ala nam reng” call. The possibilities are endless trust me. 

I think every man should have at least 3 perfumes: 1. Summer wear 2. Winter wear and 3. Date wear.
For summer the perfume needs to be fresh and light. I recommend the 212, Azzaro Chrome, Loewe Solo, Bvlgari Aqva, Pierre Cardin and maybe Cool Water you can also check out Kenzo Pour Homme.  Winter perfumes can be warmer and muskier. And for these I recommend 212 VIP, Paco Robanne One Million, Dolce & Gabbana The One (the original The One not the new one), Thierry Mugler A*Men, Carolina Herrera CH, Glivenchy Gentleman and if you’re short on cash Aigner Black. Now for the Date wear you have to make it extra special, like Carolina Herrera for this like 212 sexy for men and CH, but for the very special date I go with Narciso Rodriguez for him. If you have some serious cash to spill you can go for Thierry Mugler A*Men pure malt.

But always remember what smells good on someone might not smell as well on you so always try out perfumes personally before you buy them. I usually go to shops and try a few ones every now and then, see how my skin reacts to the perfume and how long it lasts on me then later go online and buy it.
Above all this it’s important you remember that if you smell good you will feel good, it will also give you confidence, make you feel fresh and likeable. I have never met a person that smells good that I don’t feel like talking to. If you smell good you have my attention and I think that applies to everyone. The power of perfumes and smelling good is in that fact that in Europe and America you cannot wear perfumes to a job interview, because it’s been said that the smell can induce the mind to like the candidate giving an unfair advantage. But since we don’t have that rule in India, spray away and congratulations on the new job. 

Here are a few of my babies. Of all these the most precious is the small bottle on the extreme right. This bad boy is pure perfume oil all the way from Egypt, a gift from my BFF Christina Colney (a humming bird told me shes giving me one more perfume as a birthday gift). 
Front Row: Cool Water, For Him, CH, The One, Pierre Cardin, Aigner Black, Perfume Oil.
Back Row: 212 VIP, 212

For women, so far I think I'm in love with 4 perfumes, Narciso Rodriguez for her, Carolina Herrera CH, Chanel Chance and my personal Fav again thanks to Christina 212 Sexy for women. I remember the first time she wore it, we went to a party together and I didn't even dance I just sat next to her, coz she smelled soo damn good. That's how powerful perfumes can be, the smell tamed a party animal like me. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday Blues!

It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year I used to love but now hate! Yes, my birthday is coming up next week and God I wish this week would never end. As if turning 30 was not bad enough last year, I realized nothings worse than turning 31 on a Monday. So as a sign of protest against my ageing I decided to grow my sideburns and beard.

But the best part is that I’m not as depressed as I was last year, just a lil uninspired because like the year before, I have so many questions I need answers to like: How do you welcome and unwelcome age? Do I throw a kick ass party, get effin sloshed or comb my beard light a J and meditate on the coming of the age? Do I buy myself a nice bottle of perfume or maybe a new shoe? Or should I buy myself both? Xvideos or Xhamster? How long will it take for my sideburns and beard to be 5 inches long on all sides? Should I change my hairstyle to make me look more professional at work? Why does my blackberry hang so much? If my blackberry had legs how long would they be? Should I get a new phone…Nexus 4 or iPhone5? Beckham looks so cool in briefs, should I switch from boxers to briefs too? Dotted or Rippled? Will Master Chief be the same without Cortana? Playstation 4 or the new Xbox? We went from Pamela Andersons Breasts to Kim Kardashians ass, what’s next? 

See these are just a few of the things that have been pressing my mind for quite a bit of time and until these are answered I don’t think I’ll ever have a peaceful birthday or life. I should have learned from last year when none of my questions were answered, that it’s pointless to ask these questions, but what the hell if I never ask I’ll never know. Hui ham, Ka lung a leng! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Awesome ads

Advertising is a shady business to be in, we’re hated as much as we are loved. 
We make you buy things you don’t need, make you watch things you don’t need to see, we change your perception of beauty, and tell you you’re not good enough without you even knowing it. But we have also stopped wars, raised awareness about so many things you would have never known about, made you laugh and cry with joy.
Most times we over do it, but when we do get it right we leave you speechless. 
On that note, here are a few Advertisements that I feel are awesomely creative. The list is not in terms of ranking or creativity but just some random ads that just popped up in my head today.

1.       Axe – Susan Glenn

Most people didn’t get this Ad when it came out but for me this is the best Axe ad ever. For a long time I’ve been bitching about how deo ads look all the same, it’s always about an underdog spraying some cheap ass deo and all the girls run after him. WTF!!. I know sex sells but dammit. Then this little ad came along and brought a smile to my face.

 2.       Perrier – It’s Perfect, it’s Perrier and Morning in America

If you know anything about copywriting than these 2 ads are examples of perfection. A typical Hal Riney Ad.

3.    Procter & Gamble – Best Job

Procter & Gamble pulled a fast one on all of us with this one. The ad starts and you instantly know this is going to be one of those clich├ęd emotional ads that come up every once in a while. You have so many things you want to say is wrong with the ad but in the end, you’re like awwwww… I Miss my Mommy!

4.    Dixons - The Last Place you want to go
Reading this print ad still brings a smile to my face. this is just 1 of a series of 3 similar print ads judge for yourself.

5.    Dove - Dove is all you need to know about skin care
My Guru, the father of long copy - Neil French
And to think it took two years for the company to approve and release this. Just goes to show that companies don't always know whats best for them. (click on picture to enlarge)

6.    The Guardian - Three little pigs

This one caught me by surprise. Maybe one of the best ads to come out in 2012.