Scent of the Day: Eau My by George Takei

Celebrity fragrances get launched every day, but it’s not so often that you hear about George Takei, the most influential person on Facebook, doing that.

Of course, George Takei is more than that. He is most popular for portraying Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series. George posted the following image on his Facebook page yesterday, asking his fans to guess the name of the fragrance. At first, his followers (this makes him sound like a guru of the sorts, doesn’t it?) were concerned whether this was real or a joke, but George reassured them both on Facebook and on Amazon, where the fragrance can be pre-ordered from. Some of the name guesses are downright hilarious: Takei Me Now, Old Space, Red Shirt, etc. The reviews on Amazon are equally risible, as some claim that the fragrance also leads to an increase in musculature.

The name of the fragrance, Eau My is an obvious reference to George Takei’s new book, Oh Myyy! (There Goes the Internet). Some of you, fragrance geeks, might also want to know what this fragrance smells like. The top notes include mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone, while the heart of the perfume consists of night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. The base is made of sensual woods, crystallized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver. By the looks of it, we’re dealing with a scent for warmer weather.

What I’m very worried about is the shape of the bottle, which resembles the one of Nautica Voyage quite a lot. Even though the latter was created by Maurice Roucel, a mastermind in perfumery, it leaves a lot to be desired. In other words, I hope that besides sharing similitudes in the shape of the bottle, the two fragrances have nothing else in common. That being said, I’m still very curious as to who is the nose behind Eau My.

Eau My is sold by Tru Fragrance & Beauty LLC, and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $39.99. Given the price, I’d say that this fragrance is not really a cheapie. I truly hope it’s well composed and that it can stun whoever smells it. After all, that’s the slogan used for promoting the fragrance: “Set Phasers to Stunning.” This scent will definitely cut through the hordes of Romulans and Klingons.

If you liked this post, please check two other fragrant creations I wrote about in the past, Eau de Nerd and Eau d’Avenger.