Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rock the Veg!

I finally broke down and bought a bottle of Pinaud Clubman Lilac Vegetal aftershave from the barber supply place. The scent is fairly unique among aftershaves. Its basically French Lilac water and smells very old-fashioned, even anachronistic. Southern Gothic. The smell of black suited deacons in a Faulknerian church in July, their L.V. aftershave propelled through the congregation by frantically waving hand fans. -Or was that the aroma of flower arrangements from Saturday's funeral fading in the heat? Floral with a hint of something sinister beneath the surface.

I guess that leads up to the big question. Is wearing a Lilac- infused cologne masculine? Are wearing a pink Lacoste, sporting day-glo Lilly pants or slipping a carnation into your lapel masculine? No. And yes.

Rock the Veg!

That's the rallying cry over at Badger and Blade blog where they are actually selling t-shirts with that slogan emblazoned on a bright green bottle of Lilac Vegetal. Check out these amusing L.V. youtube videos.

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