I mean, how could I possibly look at, or want another man after watching this commercial?
Check him out in this mere 30 second time frame... Chiseled, with a deep husky voice. In just a bath towel. And apparently, he smells good. Oh look, now he's on a boat. Buh-bye, bath towel around waist. Hello, shirt over shoulders. Apparently, he still smells good. Now he has an oyster in his hand. And look! He's got two tickets to that thing I love! And ooooh, those tickets turned into a flood of diamonds! (I guess this means I can nix Moissanites and color enhanced diamonds out of my wardrobe now?) In case you forgot, another reminder that he still smells good. Oh, and now he's on a beach. On a horse *swoon*
Seriously, how could any man compete?
This little gem aired during the latest Super Bowl, but since I don't do sports, I didn't catch it until @justiceerolin wrote a review about this manmercial last night. And since that fateful moment, I haven't been able to stop watching it. I've must've watched it dozens of times since, and I still get a total kick out of it every time. I actually tweeted out @justiceerolin's review, and my buddy @beaudotgiles sent me a video about the making of this.
That video is about 20 minutes long, so I'll highlight some bits of it. Here's the coolest part: the entire commercial was recorded in one single shot and there are barely any special effects. The bathroom, boat, and horse are all there. It's amazing to see Isaiah Mustafa go seamlessly from one environment to another without skipping a beat. The only time CGI was used was for the oyster and diamonds in his hand. Other than that, the rest of the commercial was shot without such computer technology. Super impressive! They also said that they were trying to make this commercial appeal to both sexes, which they obviously did successfully.
If you've got time, I suggest watching this video. It's pretty entertaining to watch the Portland, Oregon-based ad hipsters describe the making of this to Leo LaPorte. I hope they make a whole line of these ad. The Man Your Man Could Smell Like could become as epic as the Real Men of Genius or The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Fellas, unless you're a chiseled, Old Spice-scented, topless Isaiah Mustafa-like man, please step to the left.
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