I have to admit that I’m a bit old school when it comes to male beauty products. I find them disturbing. Being in Paris I’ve kept my feeling on the DL (down low) and haven’t put anyone out on FS (front street) but men seem to be spending more time getting ready to go out then women and that just seems wrong to me.
Men run off to the tanning booth looking for that healthy glow year round- they are plucking their eyebrows, getting facials, highlighting their hair, putting a little curl on those eyelashes and dashing off to the ObGyn- ok, I made that last one up. The latest trend, thanks the Beckham underwear ad, is men having their entire bodies waxed- all of it- everything. What has become of us? I pondered this in my copious free time as I worked on my cuticle looking for that perfect crescent moon and it occurred to me that maybe I was going down this slippery path.
When we moved into our Paris apartment the previous tenants left a ¼ bottle of Dior Hommes cologne in the bathroom. I put some on out of curiosity and my wife liked it so upon occasion I’ve been wearing it. I’ve also begun to like to like the smell. The bottle is now gone and I miss the scent- it’s as though it was my scent- it seemed sophisticated and Parisian. Without mentioning it anyone I snuck into a store and priced a new bottle. 60 Euros! Cheapness trumps smell every time. Lately, whenever I’m near the BHV I slip in and spray some of the Dior Homme sample on me. How far away can a complete Brazilian wax be?