When I got married, my wife wanted to pick out a scent that would be unique to our marriage so off we went to every department store. One day we’re walking through the food store and there’s a big barrel of Brut on sale for $1.99 and she said, Let’s just try. It basically smells like a dream of a construction worker. It’s manly, it’s wonderful, but what sold me was that Brut was worn by Cary Grant. So I wore that for years and then I met a perfumer named Christophe Laudamiel.
— You can read the rest of Harry Slatkin's anecdote in For This Fragrance Expert, Dog Paws Smell Like Popcorn at The Cut.