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Reader Comments (35)

A woman marks her man...

...with lilac scent?!

Signed, the guy who uses an unscented stick of the speedy variety.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Epic. I love it.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Awesomely stupefying. How does one respond to that logic?

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSterling Camden

Missy wins. I love this comic, awesome from beginning to end, especially panel 3.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Panels 1 and 4 were epic.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

wait... is that his girlfriend, or what?

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

@Sterling Camden - One wears the lilac of course!

I now need instructions on how not to initiate conversations like this...

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAncient Brit

You've seen "Jackass." You know this to be true. *Darth Vader voice*

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

What's wrong with lilac? My wife has been buying me for ye...

Oh. Ooooh!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjh

Loved this comic.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Ooo, new camera angle. Must have got an increase in the production budget.

I don't find the "electrical devices" speech very compelling. Have you seen what women inflict on themselves in the name of attractiveness? If I'd tried to use that argument on my wife she'd have shown me some new "painful procedures" involving tweezers and chlorine bleach.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

Does this imply that the best a man can hope for is to be "less repulsive" to women? LMFAO! Whoever is the least repulsive wins!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaribethann65

Congratulations - you have just lost a potential reader! I was about to introduce my wife to Basic Instructions, but now because of this comic that can never be.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

It is so hard to find "unscented" or "regular" anymore! Which is my default choice whenever possible.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMN

Strong enough for a man, and smells like a woman!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

What? No "search your feelings" or the current copyright year?

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I also use a deodorant of the non-man-stink variety which smells like deodorant! However, it's organic, non-chemically, and called "bunny butt".

Do I feel weird applying bunny butt to my armpits? Yes. Do I do this because my wife tells me to? Of course.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Adam, your wife must be a total dorkette. My condolances.
The rest of us ladies find much that is both funny and true about both sexes in this comic.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

so you pick her deodorant for her. tuna it is.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Also liking the over-the-shoulder shot in Panel 3, and digging the fact that BI gives me four jokes per strip. That's three more than most strips!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterD to the B

One word . . . Whipped.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC

If you and Missy are half as awesome as you appear to be in this cartoon, then . . . you are truly an awesome couple. And a hilarious couple, too. This comic is just so chock-full of win it would burst off the screen if that were an option.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Uhm, is his wife getting results with the side-effects Scott would be having from the lilac scent?

Lilac is said to one of the scents that promotes erections… Right up there with the scent of chocolate.

Maybe it's the scents that lead men to buying flowers and chocolates for women because that's what gets their, umm, thoughts flowing at purchase time?

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThom

I deal with a lot of fragrances where I work every new scent -- from deodorants to air fresheners -- under the sun goes across my "desk." And by "desk" I mean sweaty hands as I do the manual labor of lifting and moving boxes of Spring Rain soap and Clean Linen scented candles and many more as well.

My co-worker and I have come to the conclusion there are two giant wheels used for naming scents, like Wheel of Fortune, only maybe "Wheel of Flavor" or somesuch. Any time a scent maker has a new forumlation they spin the wheels and couple the two words together to form the basis of the new scent. From where else would the combination "Angel Whispers" come?

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZhure



January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMP

It's kinda nice that Missy thinks you could attract another woman.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

Scott, you are on a roll. I always look forward to your comic, but getting two out-loud laughs in two days is great!

Will you have my children? Seriously, just say the word and they're on a bus headed south.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersford

EXCELLENT!! As usual.

One part corn starch, two parts baking soda, mix and apply with a powder puff. When applied to already smelly pits, it will actually remove smell. Start the day with it. :D

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHome made

How Sweet! Missy thinks other women might be interested in you. :D

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoving Lilac

@sford You got me with that one. It had been a long time since I had snorted coffee out my nose.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSterling Camden

Now that Disney allows beards for male staff will there be less pain for Scott?

Note from Scott: I intend to grow back my beard as soon as I possibly can!!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanga

You, sir, are a genius.

I am glad to see that Missy's Foghorn Leghorn scalp condition seems to be receding. The lilac scented shampoo must be working wonders for her...

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbyevad

Dee -

1) That's not very polite.
2) The internet is full of sarcasm. If you don't see that, you probably shouldn't be here.
3) *condolences.

I didn't think I had to explain - but I was making a joke based on the premise that I, and most other men, do not want to smell of lilac.

(And don't pretend that you were being sarcastic as well.)

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Panel 4, last line. I laughed so as to alarm my sons.

My own choice is Tom's of Maine Unscented - for when you want to smell of nothing at all.

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

This could backfire horribly. Only women like the smell of lilac.

July 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArchive Binging
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