Scent The Sexy Salamander

Hey there Posse, Recently I was trawling through FaceBook and you know when you’re not really looking or reading but you’re just skimming? Well that’s exactly what I was doing. My eyes caught something from a friend KateSp that made me stop. It said “If I was on a Dating Site.” What an out of character thing for my mate to say. Then I looked below the caption and saw this Sexy Salamander pic.

Scent The Sexy Salamander

If I was on a Dating Site

Sexy Salamander

Laugh? OMG! I laughed so loud that the dogs got a fright and woke up. That is freaking hilarious to me. Best afternoon entertainment for a while.

Then I got to thinking, what would our Sexy Salamander wear for fragrance? So many things going through my head, vintage, designer, niche and Indie. Any of them could be a perfect fit for our playboy. Then I thought about the “BRO’s”, what might they wear to create olfactory excitement amongst the salamander posse?

Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale

Sexy SalamanderFragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Tobacco, dry leathery, smoky notes of birch, oud

I remember the first time I wore Aoud Cuir d’Arabie, it was like a brutish rush of testosterone and power. That’s quite a feeling for someone who has always been a bit of a lady boy, intoxicating. montage has an amazing capacity to keep churning out enormous amounts of product that’s pretty similar but Aoud Cuir d’arabis stands alone in their line as the modern day Kouros. A 21st century masculine siren that has to be worn by the sexiest of the species or it overwhelms. Clearly I’m not it’s target market but I still like to get it out irregularly and triple spritz some cartoonishly masculine scent, all birchy leather and poopy oud ver a honeyed tobacco that only just misses being fully urinous by a hairs breadth.

Want to try this hairy beast?
Surrender To Chance have samples from $4/ml
I did a full post on Aoud Cuir d’arabis back in 2012

So, what do you think our sexy Salamander should be wafting?
Portia xxx


Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.

  • Kathleen Smith says:

    Cutest salamander ever! I love the sexy pose! Azzaro pour Homme?

  • MrsDalloway says:

    Heh, it’s an interesting pinky-purple. Fracas?

  • grizzlesnort says:

    Aoud Cuir smells like the shoe department to me at a nice department store (before Macy’s bought it.)

  • HeidiC says:

    This is FANTASTIC. I love your Montale choice. I would probably add either Knize Ten or Arquiste Nanban for a Sal, and Papillon’s Salome for, well, a Salome!

  • Jennifer S. says:

    LOL! Too funny. He or she is soooo cute. I think with that particular salamander pose, it actually needs nothing more than to be its irresistibly au naturale self. Lol!

  • monkeytoe says:

    Yatagan: if they stay to the end of the date, they are a keeper.

  • Kandice says:

    I have absolutely no idea but absolutely love that little guy (or gal)! Started my day off with a smile. Thanks Portia!

  • Musette says:

    I remember when she posted this – I nearly fell off my chair laughing (I miss Fbooknotreallybutdayumtherearesomegemsonthere). Well, first I would make sure she had a good deodorant for those sexy salamanderpits. That’s essential. Then…I dunno. I was just smelling ‘The Night’, Malle’s UAE scent – it’s got the vibe but is way too luxe. Maybe Carnal Flower (the entire line, all at once) because she’s got some glam, there.

    The Dude Salamander is completely un-ironic so I think I would put him either in Geoffrey Beene’s Grey Flannel (one of my faves for LIFE) or Ralph Lauren’s Polo (alas, always over-applied, which is perfect for the un-ironic Salamander posing for poontang 😉


  • eldarwen22 says:

    I had to laugh at the picture. For the men, I have to go with Pour Monsuier or for a woman, Shalimar or vintage Bal.