Intermission: Le Troisieme Homme, the perfume
The one fragrance my husband wears is called Le Troisieme Homme by the house of Caron. This is a fougere, in a class of fragrances that typically includes lavender topnotes over a base of moss and woodsy spices. Le Troisieme Homme, or The Third Man was composed as a nod to the visually stunning noir film of the same name, starring Orson Welles and Trevor Howard that was released in the USA in 1950. I was interested to discover an old black and white photo of my mother seated in front of the movie poster for The Third Man. I wondered if mom and dad saw it on one of their early dates back in the day. I love this perfume on my husband. It’s take on the class of fougere is quite floral with a sweetness that only highlights the masculinity of the wearer. It is this same sweetness which makes The Third Man quite a good gender bending option for women.
Enjoy Brian’s review of hubby’s signature fragrance on the blog “I Smell Therefore I Am.”