You’re home late, your clothes are dishevelled you smell of alcohol. How do you convince your better half you really weren’t out on the town?
The answer may be here… in the form of a new range of aftershaves designed to throw suspicious wives and girlfriends off the scent.
The Alibi range can mask the smell of a heavy night with aromas linked to more wholesome activities.
For example, My Car Broke Down is said to recreate the scent of fuel, burnt rubber, grease and steel, while I Was Working Late packs the odour of coffee, wool suits, cigarettes and ink.
The three fragrances, which cost $24 a bottle, were launched by South African lap dancing club Mavericks, which said it never expected the idea to take off.
But it has been inundated with orders from countries in the Far East and Europe – including Britain.
‘Men seem desperate to get their hands on this stuff,’ said the Cape Town club’s boss Shane Harrison.