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His Money Cologne

In retrospect, it seems obvious: personal fragrance that smells like money. Crisp bills, of course - not the sweaty metal of coins, and not the well-worn, cartelly aura of a twenty that's been around more than a few times. His Money ($35 for 1.7 oz) isn't a Demeter-style scent reproduction, though. Instead, it blends the distinctly papery, almost acrid money smell with aquatic and herbal notes, so that the whole is more cucumberish than anything else. It comes off as a standard men's aquatic, with the currency note the only thing that's unfamiliar.

For someone who doesn't like the smell of money already, this won't be more than a novelty gift - packed in shredded bills and all. But to anyone who does enjoy that sharp whiff out of the ATM, it might be a fine day-to-day choice. (There is a women's version, but we're go big or go home on this one - the pinky fruits and florals in it run counter to the character of the eponymous smell.)

His Money was the pet project of Microsoft VP Patrick McCarthy, who discusses it here; we leave it to you to decide what you think of his inspiration and his (gulp) take on foreign policy.

Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.

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