February 09, 2004
smells like kean spirit


The answer to the oft-asked question "what does Keanu smell like?" just might be Helmut Lang Cuiron Pour Homme, according to this article.

I think I may hit the sample counter on the way home tonight....

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at February 09, 2004 10:34 AM .


Posted by: Julie! on February 9, 2004 11:42 AM

Still trying to recover from what he tastes like! :-0

Posted by: shelz on February 9, 2004 11:48 AM

Finally, a chance to sniff him without security guards becoming involved.

I love that it isn't terribly expensive and regular people can walk up to the cologne counter and not be snubbed by the makeup-caked snooty lady. I plan on carrying just a hint of it on cotton, tucked into my bra for emergency sniffs.

Posted by: Chiant on February 9, 2004 11:57 AM

LMAO@SHELZ! ME TOO! GO FIGURE! I had to have some Chocolate last night.. I was gonna buy and give in to Godiva Chocolate cheesecake ice cream but I didn't.. whaa..but smelling like Keanu and other stuff.. OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..
hugs and God bless

Posted by: Janice on February 9, 2004 12:14 PM

Hmmm, now I'm curious to smell that perfume just because I wanna know what it smells like...If I run into it at the dept. store or something I guess I'll have to take a whiff:)

Posted by: stacey717 on February 9, 2004 12:44 PM

Hmmm, now I'm curious to smell that perfume just because I wanna know what it smells like...If I run into it at the dept. store or something I guess I'll have to take a whiff:)

Posted by: stacey717 on February 9, 2004 12:44 PM

I hope it stinks. I hope it's tacky. I hope I hate it. Then maybe I'll get over this f***ing obsession. Yes, I really mean it. This is driving me nuts.

Posted by: Smit too on February 9, 2004 01:05 PM

:o) lol @ smit too. well, after the episode of the taped-together boots, not only are we all still here, we're drooling more than ever. i think we're pretty much doomed! lol!

Posted by: casluvskeanu on February 9, 2004 02:02 PM

Britney Spears wears the same perfume that my (late) mother did? I hope I never get too close in proximity to her. Personally, not a fan of perfume as such. I prefer people to smell like themselves, fresh from the shower...

Damn, I'm doing it again! I'm starting to agree with Smit too.

Posted by: Tabitha on February 9, 2004 02:09 PM

*roflmaf* Smit too, I was thinking the same thing, but I agree with casluvskeanu, we're doomed! lol

Posted by: Jess on February 9, 2004 02:10 PM

Yum. I definitely have to test out this scent. krix, you're a genius...how 'bout making that bottle on the post a "scratchy-sniffy"? :)

BTW, anybody know what exactly Cuiron means? Or is it just a untranslatable trade-name?

Posted by: r.j.girl on February 9, 2004 03:23 PM

Joining my comrade, Smit, in the army of the doomed, I checked Curion Pour Homme french to english and came up with nothing.

Not satisfied with nothing, I checked the word "curion" in the Encarta Dictionary also nothing.

However, I did find that it might be a derivation of the curio which is defined as follows:

curio [ kyree  ] (plural curios)


unusual artifact: an object that is valued and often collected for its interest or rarity

[Mid-19th century. Shortening of curiosity.]

I believe that Keanu qualifies someone (never a mere object) who is valued for his interest and rarity. It would be only fitting then, he would wear this fragrance?

Posted by: Tyler on February 9, 2004 04:26 PM

Wow Tyler, you really research your stuff. You must be a good lawyer. *hee*

When I saw "Cuiron" I thought of leather. "Cuir" is leather in French and adding the "on" suffix makes it sound... leatherish.

Posted by: Zen on February 9, 2004 06:58 PM

so so so, didja find it??? what's it smell like, huh huh huh?????

Posted by: tess on February 9, 2004 07:43 PM

Yeah, does it smell like leather? Because we're unlikely to have such a fragrance around here. Although perhaps Nordstrom's...hmmm...

I like the romantic aura I'm beginning to sense around here..*grin*

Posted by: bakednudel on February 9, 2004 08:05 PM

Krix- dunno if you come to StH any more, but Rogan found the following:

"Wizard #150 Packed with Superhero Movie Coverage

Wizard magazine will turn up its coverage of upcoming superhero movies with issue #150, in comic shops Wednesday, February 25. The 50 pages on the films will include... a host of Q+As with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including... "Constantine" star Keanu Reeves"

Won't be getting it myself, but I thought I'd give you a heads-up. Should be available in most comic book shops.

Needle In The Groove gets sent off today. Sorry for the delay.

Posted by: James on February 10, 2004 01:48 AM

Found this description of Cuiron on a site that sells it:

"Cuiron Cologne by Helmut Lang, Launched By The Design House Of Helmut Lang, Cuiron Is A Refined, Elegant Scent Designed To Be Worn Like A Second Skin. It's Instantly Recognizable Leather Top Note Makes This Unique Scent Unmistakably Masculine. This Evolutionary, Sensual Scent Awakens The Senses."

Sounds like Keanu to me.

Posted by: w on February 10, 2004 02:08 AM

they have a Helmut Lang counter at Selfridges. i'm gonna pop in today and will report back.

"Unmistakably Masculine..." _thud_

Posted by: bea herenow on February 10, 2004 02:21 AM

Tyler, I admire your questing spirit, the only problem is that it looks like you searched "curion" instead of "cuiron." I think Zen is right. It's a leather-thing.

Not that this improves my helpless state. The very description of this stuff combined with a picture of him makes me go limp as cornered prey. If he grabbed me in his arms I'd run through his fingers like egg yolk.

Posted by: Smit too on February 10, 2004 03:45 AM

By the way, I love the hearts. And the personals are a scream. Is there any way to see them all or are you making them up one at a time? The DAG one was hilarious.

Posted by: Smit too on February 10, 2004 03:47 AM

Love the site decor....bliss!

Posted by: Keanuette on February 10, 2004 05:44 AM

Smit, I think you are right. I blew it. On the other hand the combination of Keanu and leather is frying my brain.

Not the smell, but the visual I have going on in my head would make a longshoreman blush.

a doomed private in the army of Smitville,


Posted by: Tyler on February 10, 2004 06:05 AM

The ranks of that army are growing, me thinks. Isn't it amazing how even the thought of smell can conjure visual images.....

Leather for men... sounds SO much better in French... :)

Posted by: wallflower on February 10, 2004 07:14 AM

@#$% Can't smell anything today...got a cold! But I'm certain it doesn't require a cologn win my affection.

Posted by: shelz on February 10, 2004 07:17 AM

*bounce* *bounce* *bounce*


*sniffing at my jacket as we speak*

Oh, happy day! :-)

Posted by: Julie! on February 10, 2004 07:58 AM

*sniffs at her jacket some more*
Hee-hee, I'm dizzy! :-D

Posted by: Julie! on February 10, 2004 08:04 AM

Julie! thinks she's happy...I love that smell!!

Posted by: shelz on February 10, 2004 09:09 AM

Tyler: Yeah, Keanu and leather is a deadly combination. I'm thinking locked doors and vows of secrecy. I'll join Julie! in leather-snorting and dazed giggles now.

Posted by: Smit too on February 10, 2004 10:43 AM

I am going to hunt down this cologne & spray it all over my husband.....Should I be ashamed of myself??? hhhhmmmmmmmnnnnnn....

Posted by: Reen on February 10, 2004 10:50 AM

Like Diana Ross says: If there's a cure for this, I don't want it. I don't want it. If there's a remedy, I'll run from it...

All the notes in the fragrance are described on Sephora.com. The actual sniff-sperience would be so much better though

Posted by: Tawny on February 10, 2004 10:58 AM

I can give the cologne to my husband for Valentine's Day. So he won't suspect anything. OH MY GOD, I feel like I'm cheating on my husband using cologne. This crush (sorry I meant to say obsession) on Keanu is getting out of hand. But my husband knows about it.

Posted by: Reen on February 10, 2004 11:02 AM

roflmao!! i thought i was the only one obsessed enough to look up what cuiron meant. i should have known better. now with all this chatter about what it/he smells like, a visit to the mall and the men's perfume counter is a must. but i gotta go vote tonight!! maybe i should skip it. naaah, i can't do that. but i wanna smell him!! dammit no, i gotta go vote. maybe i can leave early and...

Posted by: casluvkeanu on February 10, 2004 11:06 AM

Thanks Tawny :)
I've changed the link in the entry to go to the Sephora page since it's more descriptive.

Posted by: krix on February 10, 2004 11:06 AM

Leather Bergamot and Mandarin - to an Aromatherapist this is pure HEAVEN!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jess on February 10, 2004 12:07 PM

Smit, the personals are transitory at this point. The original plan was to do the whole thing in a graphic and then set up a script to randomize the display, but I didn't care for the way the text was rendering as compared to the regular sidebar text so I decided to do it differently, which means I change them by hand.

Posted by: krix on February 10, 2004 03:33 PM

Keanu + leather-scent = ICU :)

{Love, love, love the hearts, krix!}

Posted by: r.j.girl on February 10, 2004 03:37 PM

Uh..fluid leather...sensual leather...noble leather..these are different scents? I think I'm gonna be in a state of thudation for a while...

It'd be funny if perfume counter staff noticed an increase in women asking about this one...hee hee.

Posted by: bakednudel on February 10, 2004 06:53 PM

37 comments on ONE entry! Thats got to be some sort of record???? Opps..make that 38!

Posted by: w on February 10, 2004 08:06 PM

(make it 39)

Posted by: shelz on February 10, 2004 09:22 PM

Boohoo! Never saw this cologne... I think I won't find here in Brazil. Anyway, thinking of leather + Keanu makes me feel very happy!

Luv your site.
(40 now)

Posted by: Leela on February 11, 2004 08:45 AM

keanu + leather + earl grey tea + oranges = oh. My. GOD!! i'm gettin' some of this stuff...

Posted by: lori on February 13, 2004 03:47 PM

Hi everyone,first time on. Just learning... I thought I had a problem being so obsessed with Keanu,finding you I dont feel so alone.Thanks guys.Leather omg I think i'll faint....thud.

Posted by: rhyanhan on February 14, 2004 04:34 PM

I went searching whilst shopping and can't find this stuff anywhere, Rich's, Dillards, Lord & Taylor, Parisian. Where oh where can I find?????

Posted by: Jess on February 14, 2004 10:34 PM
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