I remember the first time my youngest son exhibited the desire to be a man. It all started with my morning ritual, he would come to the doorway and watch me get ready for work. The three things he took notice to… is how I shaved, How I dressed and how I smelled. I shaved daily because not only would I have to do daily maintenance on my facial hair, but I also had to shave my head (I am a proud bald man). When it came to how I dressed, he was fixated on my tie… loved to watch me tie it and often asked when he would be allowed to wear one. Last but not least… just before I would say good bye, he would just stare at me fixated on what I would wear as far as fragrance. I am really big on fragrance and I have a big collection of cologne, but for me it started with Old Spice.
My father was an accountant and I have vague recollection of watching my dad get ready for work and he was an avid Old Spice man, come to think of it even my grandfather used Old Spice when he was going special. Even though I have moved on to other scents, I still have a spot on my dresser for Old Spice. To me I guess it was the “smell of growing up”. Once I was allowed to wear cologne on a daily basis… there was nothing else I would rather wear. As far as I was concerned it was the only fragrance on the market.
When he (and his twin sister) turned 13, my wife and I hosted an amazing teenage club like party complete with velvet rope and bouncers (that would be their uncles). I remember giving him his first small bottle of Old Spice… and told him the story of how bad he wanted to wear a tie and even asked for a briefcase for his birthday one year. This was it… I had the opportunity of keeping a tradition (that I never really realized was a tradition) alive… I hope that he will one day do the same for his son. I know that there have been many fragrances exchanged in gifts between us throughout the past 7 years, but it is great that he will always remember Old Spice as the one that “smellcomed him to manhood”
Now that he is older, he knows that it is more than just fragrance, it is important that he compliments his daily routine with body wash, deodorant and aftershave to really always be at his absolute fest. I will be sure to gift him a kit of old spice so that it is always a reminder of the things he aspired to be.
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