The Axe Effect and Trashy Friday and a Giveaway too

On our way to the orthodontist’s today, my 16-year-old son, Harry, and I stopped in at the grocery store to get some lunch and pick up some sandwich fixins.  Quick visit to the deodorant since we were both out, meandered around the end, and stumbled into the Axe display, and it had something on it called snake peel?  Well, we finally figured out that’s the new name for their new shower gel, snake peel.  Whatever.  We had a couple of minutes there where we thought that was the new name of one of their scents.  ‘Tis a shame it wasn’t.

As I was meandering off, Harry picked up the Axe Unlimited and hit me on the back with an Axe spritz. You know, like Axe was a weapon of some sort. As we walked over to the deli, me with my Axe wound on my back, I realized how true that is.

From the Axe Effect website — “When you wear your favorite scent of Axe shower gel, body spray, anti-perspirant or deodorant on any of your male hot zones (a.k.a. your body), your new and improved male musk is released into the atmosphere, quickly reaching nearby females. This is exciting, as quasi-scientific research has proven women like men who smell good.”

Based on my quasi-scientific nose, having to wear that crap on my back for the better part of the day, I do agree that women like men who smell good, but this isn’t one of those things that I would classify as smelling good in a way that would be improving the male musk or the feminine ardor.  My oldest son bought the hype of this stuff and wore Axe for a while.  Seems like a lot of young men have.  You know, a good personality, sense of humor and a dash of Hermes Bel Ami would work so much better.  Review summary:  Should be used only when you’ve been sweating all day, can’t get into a shower and need emergency smell care for the ten minutes it will take you to get home and wash that crap off  never.

Marie Antoinette, the new movie from Sofia Coppola, is getting panned in FranceTomKat may be on the rocks. Woo-hoo!!  Free Katie!!!

Am I the last person on the face of the earth to discover Grey’s Anatomy?  What a great show. I hate Dr. McDreamy. Guy pursues girl when he is not even divorced, then keeps longing for her.  Cute, but a creep, the kind of guy you definitely don’t want your daughter ever running into.  George, on the other hand is seriously hot, but this hairdo?  No, no, no, you can never get your hair cut like that again.  That is hideous and still sorta hot in a more kinky way.

Can we talk about Lost just briefly?  I know I really shouldn’t be watching this show off and on and then watch the finale, but WTF?  The Pearl hatch was studying the other hatch, but it turns out the Pearl hatch was really the fake hatch, and then it blew up via magnetic kaboom, except maybe it didn’t and what is up with Libby? Is she behind all of this?

And go look at this page and tell me the results aren’t rigged. Clay Aiken is the top search on E! Online, and Elliott Yamin has 78% of the vote in the “Which American Idol runner-up’s album would you buy.”  Elliott had some pipes, at least for the 10 seconds I stayed awake and listened when he came on.  Yawn.  Clay Aiken?!?!? And what was with his hair on Wednesday?  Dis-as-ter.

Perfume? Oh, yeah, sorry!   Comment here and let me know you’d like to be in the drawing for a sample of Plus que Jamais and Sous le Vent. I’ll have my dog, Buddy, help me get a winner from the entries and announce the winner next week sometime, probably Wednesday!

  • BBliss says:

    Thanks for the TV-land and celeb gossip updates – now I can actually follow some office water-cooler conversations!

    After reading your descriptions and now March’s review this morning – please, please do include me in your drawing if it isn’t too late!

    P.S. Am catching up and have *adored* the good/evil genius lists – fascinating, clever reading!

  • Karen Steele says:

    Thank you for your response about natural or synthetic. Your information and humor is very much appreciated. I also would like to be included in your drawing.
    Thanks again

  • Josey says:

    UGG! I agree with you re: Axe body spray…I was recently in a drugstore looking at body washes in one of those extremely narrow little aisles, and a teenage girl across from me was spraying different scented Axe sprays into the aisle! :(( she was apparently picking out one for her boyfriend, and she really liked how they smelled…I nearly died escaping from there, I can tell you :-w When there are girls out there reinforcing impressionable young male behavior…shouldn’t girls know better?? I mean, even everyday lotions and shampoos smell better than that crap! *RANTS*

  • Alica says:

    Hi Patty,

    I just would like to be included in drawing for the only very simple reason – I have no access to these wonderful unique Guerlains. 🙂

  • March says:

    Vi Noir — I was having trouble commenting the other day, they just disappeared when I hit “Submit Comment” — you couldn’t comment anywhere on the blog. Some kind of glitch, even though comments were turned on. Maybe you had the same issue, sorry.:d

  • Lisa S says:

    feel the same about the end of Winter/Spring reality fare…will miss the nice set schedule of it. Have to check out So You Think You Can Dance II & America’s Got Talent in hopes of some summertime amusement.

    And please enter me in the drawing for le samples.

  • sybil says:

    Please put me in the drawing for Plus que Jamais and Sous le Vent. After reading all about them, I’m wantin’ em bad!
    As for Axe… some of my daughters’ (male) teammates totally go to town on the stuff-so much so that one of the coaches said to lay off it….

  • Amy K. says:

    I’m a little frightened of Axe, although I’m not sure I’ve ever smelled it. The commercials make me giggle, though.

    I would love to be entered in the sample drawing. Thanks!

  • violetnoir says:

    Patty, I am having a Twilight Zone moment. I could have sworn I just posted a response to you…and now it’s gone!

    Well, since I am totally senile and can’t remember what I said (it was probably obnoxious anyway), I will just say the following:

    Yes on Free Katie! Kick that weirdo to the curb, baby!

    Yes on the MA film! What did you expect the French would say about it? The book was amazing.

    No on Axe products! PHEW, they stink!

    Maybe on reality shows. I admit I like The Apprentice.

    No on George in Grey’s Anatomy. The tall hunky one who’s living with Sandra Oh is way hotter!!

    And finally, YES on you enjoying a great weekend!


  • Twibbet says:

    Axe has been banned at lots of schools, it’s so nasty, and the guys just soak themselves in it. Ick.

    Please put me in the drawing – I just drool at your descriptions of those!

  • Karen Nacke says:

    Hi. Recently discovered your website “Perfume Posse”. Re your recent post about Marie Antoinette. You show a very famous painting done by a court artist. It shows MA with her baby on her lap and her son is standing nearby, pointing to something black. Did you know that the black thing he’s pointing to is a bassinette draped in black because the infant who should have been lying in it was dead. This family picture was painted and then sent on a round the country tour of France to try to rehabilitate MA’s public image. This was to try to get the French public to feel sorry for her, since she had recently lost an infant.
    Re: Poor Katie of the TomKat couple. Toledo, OH is a blue-collar city, not at all upscale (from what I’ve seen of it — it’s run-down and polluted) so it’s just not up to snuff for that idiotic Tom. I like Ohio, I have family there. Please don’t throw tomatoes at me. I read that it was a blue-collar town. I’ve visited Toledo. I just don’t think that snotty Tom would set foot in Toledo. It’s not fancy enough for him. Let him stay in Plasticville.
    Please enter me in your drawing. Hope I haven’t stepped on too many toes re: Toledo.

  • Monica says:

    I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy! although the season finale made me sooo mad, stupid McDreamy…

    anyway, enter me in the drawing.. I really really want those samples! please? ^:)^

  • Stella Maris says:

    Whoops, that was March. Oh well, I’m a fan of you both.

  • Stella Maris says:

    Put me in Coach, I’m ready to play!

    P.S. The remembrance of your mother-in-law was so sweet.

  • gail says:

    Katie Holms deserves a life and career of her own rather than being the wife of an in-the-closet misogynist (Just my opinion)

    I can see my son using AXE at that age. Oh, those car rides to school with the latest perfume olfactory rape of the day avec teens LOL Gail

  • March says:

    Hey, Patty — include me in the drawing!!!


    Oh, okay. Don’t. I think someone is sending me some already…@};-

    I looked up from my tome on differential equations long enough to note that Taylor (is that the right one?) looks like Jay Leno. Hot? Not. My girls lurve this show. I have not seen any of the others. My oboe practice and religious studies take up most of the rest of my time. That and looking at fall fashions (fugly!) in Bazaar.

  • Anna says:

    Hi Patty,
    Free Katie! ITA on that one!!
    I too love cheesy TV sometimes, hooked on 24 and Lost (off and on, too, I’m always in a state of confusion with Lost) . Will also confess to being hooked on Alton Brown’s “Good Eats.”
    I feel so guilty asking to be in the drawing but those samples do sound lovely….
    Have a great weekend!!

  • Pam says:

    Hey, Patty. What happened to Old Spice? And what kind of a name is Axe for a line of men’s stuff, anyway? Never heard of it until today; I’m totally out of the loop.

    Yay. Free Katie!! I’m surprised she even had the onions to go to OH without Tom Thumb. And that photo of them in the article. How is he suddenly her height? She must be on her knees.

    Sure, put me in the drawing. Tell Buddy I love him.:d

    Have a great weekend, everybody!~o)

  • Emily says:

    Hi Patty! (Have to confess. . .I actually have a cheesy reality show I’m looking forward to too. . .Hell’s Kitchen (on Fox); last year’s was a riot!) I’d love to be in the drawing. . .thanks!!

  • kuri says:

    LOL at “Free Katie!” Well said!
    I’d like to be in the drawing please.

  • Marina says:

    That Taylor is one of the strangest-looking men I’ve ever seen. Idol? Uh uh.