You’re home extremely late, your clothes are dishevelled and you reek of alcohol.
How do you convince your better half you really weren’t out on Soi Bangla all night?
The answer may have arrived, in the form of a new range of aftershaves designed to throw suspicious wives and girlfriends off the scent, so to speak.
The ‘Alibi’ range can mask the smell of a heavy night with aromas linked
to more wholesome activities.
For example, ‘My Car Broke Down’ is said to recreate the scent of fuel, burnt rubber, grease and steel, while ‘I Was Working Late’ packs the odour of coffee, wool suits, cigarettes and ink.
The three fragrances, which cost around B1200 a bottle, were launched by South African lap dancing club Mavericks, which said it never expected the idea to take off.
But it has been inundated with orders from countries in the Far East and Europe – and the rest of the world can’t be too far away.
“Men seem desperate to get their hands on this stuff,” said the Cape Town club’s boss Shane Harrison.