With his Viking-esque bone structure, piercing blue eyes and abs that can cut glass, Eric Northman, played by Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, is our unanimously favourite bloodsucking nightwalker in True Blood. And luckily for us mortals, Skarsgård and Calvin Klein have teamed up to give us a fragrance that endows the men in our life with all the sensuality of this super-gorgeous male specimen. Called Encounter, the fragrance’s addictive blend of crisp spice, warm cognac and sensual woods evokes the perfect “bad boy”: a man who knows what he wants and remains in control. A contrast of freshness and warmth makes the men’s fragrance a new, distinctive expression of unapologetic masculinity. As Skarsgård puts it: “It’s very seductive and sensual, woodsy and dark. My taste leans more towards that, not the sporty citrusy tones. This has depth and darkness to it and I really like that about it.”
Would Eric from True Blood would wear Encounter? According to Skarsgård, “If he wore a scent, this would probably be it. It has that depth: that darkness, those earthy tones. This would definitely be something for him. I don’t think he wears scents though — it’s more like a drop of fairy blood behind his ears. That’s more his thing.”
And then there are the surreally sensual visuals – with Creative Director Fabien Baron and leading lady Lara Stone thrown into the mix, this may be the biggest men’s campaign for Calvin since Marky Mark dropped his drawers! What do you think?