Samuels Launches Sextillion

Marlon Nathaniel Samuels the 39-year-old Jamaican and West Indies right-handed middle-order batsman and off-spinner, is currently expanding his brand by entering the fragrance industry.

Samuels, aka “Icon,” is said to be one of the most talented West Indies batsmen ever to grace a cricket pitch.

He has played 71 Test matches and boasts an average of 32.64 with his highest Test score 260 coming against Bangladesh in Khulna.

Samuels was named man of the match in the final of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, in which the West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs to claim the title.

He was also named man of the match in the final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in which he scored an unbeaten 85 off 66 balls to help West Indies beat England by four wickets and capture their second World Twenty20 title.

He has played all three formats for the West Indies team and is one match away from 200 One Day Internationals.

Now, in the twilight of his career, the controversial “Icon” has not announced his retirement from cricket but is busy with many projects outside of cricket.

The cricketer-cum-entrepreneur recently invited friends and family to celebrate not only his birthday but also his line of scents called Sextillion.

Samuels had earlier declared that his Sextillionaire trademark was registered in Europe. “We’re competing with Creed – we’re going the big guys’ league. The word is my trademark, and I’ll be using it,” Samuels told the press.

“When you go on the website, [Sextillionaire] will be playing in the background.”

For men, one cologne will be called Sextillionaire – I Am Icon, and the other, Sextillioanire – The 7th Power. The perfume will be named after his daughter, D’Journa. Some may be inclined to interpret the word’s first syllable as carnal in nature, but Samuels assured that it has nothing to do with sex. “It’s just a different level of money. It has nothing to with sex. It’s numbers, bigger figures,” he said.

“If you like to dress up, your cologne is usually the last thing you put on,” Samuels stated.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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