People do a lot of dopey things but why would anyone deliberately spray themselves down with cologne that smelled like burning tires?
To mask the smell of smoke, beer and stripper sweat of course! The Metro.co.uk reports that Mavericks, a lap dancing club in South Africa, recently launched a line of colognes for it’s customers who didn’t want to smell like adult entertainment when they came home to their wives and girlfriends. “Alibi” comes in scents like “Working Late,” which gives off the bewitching aroma of “coffee, wool suits, cigarettes and ink,” (but what if you work in a restaurant?) and “My Car Broke Down,” which smells like “fuel, burnt rubber, grease and steel.”
A bottle of Alibi goes for about $38 US. Mavericks was surprised the idea took off. They’ve gotten orders from all over including “the Far East and Europe,” and to tell you the truth, we’re not surprised. It’s a clever novelty product. Men the world over cheat and go to strip clubs and there’s a reason we use the phrase “sniff out the truth,” or “something doesn’t smell right,” when we’re talking about exposing some kind of fraud. There’s some evidence that we can smell fear. Maybe we can smell lies, too.
Frankly, though, if you come home at 3 a.m. and you’re drunk –and she’s sentient– all the wool suit smell in the world is probably not going to throw her off the scent that easily.