I don’t think of James Franco as the sort of man who wears fragrance (despite the wikipedia entry informing me that he stole and resold frags in highschool); I’m happy to be proven wrong, so speak up if you know! It’s not that I can’t imagine him caring about such things, it’s just that I suspect that nothing has passed under his radar that was The One to Rule them all–or, at least, the one to tease his imagination into believing that One Fragrance to Rule them All (user results may vary) exists, somewhere, out there.
Beneath the pale moon light, L’Heure Bleue, is an almost perfect fragrance. But that’s not what I have in mind for Mr. Franco, no sir.
Sometimes it will happen that someone passes by, and they smell amazing. You ask them, “what are you wearing!?” and most times they’ll reveal the answer, if they know it. Anyone who’s asked frequently enough knows that not everyone knows what they’re wearing–and that’s just fine! Smelling good is more than sufficient. So, the story goes like this: you ask what they’re wearing, they tell you. You go to the store and you try it, or even buy it, for yourself. But it’s not just right. It may end up on a bathroom shelf, or on a vanity, or… wherever fragrances go to await re-homing. But whatever happens, it’s not TOtRtA (No, not a tortilla–The One to Rule them All).
There are some truly great fragrance lines today, small and large: Amouage, Ormonde Jayne, L’Artisan, Sonoma Scent Studio, Parfums D’Empire… Imaginary Authors. However, despite all the great fragrances out there, people mostly still all wear the same stuff. Again, I have no complaint, since “smelling good” is high-five worthy! And because people mostly wear the same stuff, I suspect that James Franco doesn’t have a scent. His scent. The scent people associate with him. Maybe he does, but come along for our imaginary ride anyway, since we’re having fun.
Josh Meyer and I have taken on the Herculean task of creating, for Mr. Franco, a custom fragrance. One that will, I think, will become his One to Rule Them All. And what did we create?
what does it smell like?
It’s a surprise! However, I will make samples to share with five lucky persons. The first people to request it will have the opportunity to Smell Like James Franco.