David Beckham’s a good sport

Oh I know what you’re thinking – anther day, another Beckham post. Look, can I help it the man’s as ubiquitous as chlamydia? This time, it’s not his pants or quiff I’m discussing, though, but his latest fragrance, Instinct Sport.

It’s fair to say I’ve not been much of a fan of the Beckham fragrances in the past so it’s with some surprise that I find myself actually quite liking this one. Launching in time for the lucrative summer fragrance market (and just in time for the Olympic 2012 sporting frenzy) it’s clearly designed as something to throw into your gym bag, spritz yourself with after a five-a-side or take on your hols.

It opens with a fantastically jolly, juicy and fruity set of notes, including mandarin, ginger ale and apple and though these soon give way to a more pedestrian, slightly unsophisticated dry down, featuring patchouli and sandalwood, the scent as a whole is wearable, inoffensive and perfectly pitched as an affordable introduction to men’s fragrance. Ad’s all a bit ‘tan ‘n’ tatts’ though isn’t it?

Available now from Selfridges.
 

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Adidas Body Care secure Tom Daley as their ambassador in Olympic year

While a raft of largely unknown Olympic hopefuls are being roped in to promote everything from toothpaste to fragrance (with varying degrees of brand synergy) Coty’s Adidas Body Care brand pulled a blinder today by announcing that Britain’s youngest ever diving champion and budgie-smuggling eye-candy Tom Daley would be their ambassador.

It’s a beautiful fit – both brands are youthful, energetic and performance-driven, and a rather daring attempt to steal some of the official Olympic partner P&G’s thunder in this most special of years.

Loving the patriotic packaging for the Limited Edition Ice Dive range too.