I am not sure why but the word “turbo” got a lot of play at the end of the 1970s and well into the 1980s. Evocative and sleek, Turbo was the perfect name for a cologne for men. Not sure you would want to smell like Turbo? This commercial should seal the deal.
An elderly friend recently died and his widow has been trying to get me to take some of his clothes and other things. I don’t want to do that because I think it’s disrespectful of our friendship. It’s also more than a little creepy. I was happy, though, to receive this little gem. It’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time: Hai Karate After Shave and Cologne. This was apparently a Christmas pack (see the snowflake and “stocking stuffer” description), but I’m sure it packs the same punch, er, chop, as regular Hai Karate.
The Retroist is also a fan of Hai Karate. Check out his write up of the wonderful cologne here.
The Star Trek product marketing license is finally pushing towards the final frontier with a set of perfumes and colognes that will be released just in time to capitalize off the success of the Abrams’ reboot. Three scents (2 colognes and 1 perfume) are being released by Genki this April/May. The first, and probably the one that will be the most successful, is Tiberius (pictured above). Let me tell you, those cologne copywriters really know how to earn a paycheck. Here is how they describe Tiberius:
TIBERIUS Cologne for men is a casual yet commanding cologne spiked with freshness and sensuality. Citron, black pepper, and cedar create refreshingly clear top notes, layered over warm vanilla, white musk and sandalwood base notes. TIBERIUS Cologne for men is difficult to define and impossible to refuse. In any universe. Inspored by legend—take TIBERIUS on your next mission and be transported to new worlds of sensual discovery. Boldy go.
The other cologne is called Red Shirt (a daring men’s fragrance for those brave enough to place no trust in tomorrow) and it is described as a “bright, clean and Direct with Top notes of green mandarin, bergamot and a hint of lavender”.
The third and most mysterious of the fragrance is the perfume, Pon Farr. Info and visuals are as mysterious as the Vulcan mating ritual for which it is named, but as soon as I find some more information I will post it on the site.
All three fragrances will come out next month (some sites are taking pre-orders) and will retail for about $30. Conventions are about to get a lot more fragrant.