I took a vow some time in the early 1990s never to wear cologne again. Trust me, I wore enough Polo and Drakkar Noir between the years 1984 and 1987 to last five lifetimes. If I did buy a bottle right now, though, I definitely know what I'd pick: Au de Play-Doh.
The three best smells in the world are, 1. The top of a baby's head; 2. The exhaust from a 1969 Porsche 912 (just trust me on that one); and 3. Play-Doh. So when Heather Maddan got a sample bottle of the Play-Doh 50th Birthday Limited Edition cologne last year, before she left the Chronicle to edit lilsugar.com, I made a mental note to blog about it.
I never got around to it, probably because of other deadlines but possibly because of a subconscious desire to keep it all to myself. I mean, it's a Limited Edition, right? What if they only made 12 of them? Thankfully, a recent Play-Doh-related Internet search reveals that there are bottles to be found everywhere. We may be rationing gas, water and salmon this summer, but there will be plenty of Play-Doh cologne.
I don't have much of a review, other than to say it will make your man smell exactly like Play-Doh, which really has no downside. Keep it in mind for a Father's Day gift. (And remembe-- tiaras work well for dads, too!)
The Poop : Play-Doh cologne is in the air