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Exclusive: First Look & Details For New ‘Shirtless Kirk’ Star Trek Cologne May 27, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Apparel,TOS , trackback

Last year Genki Wear made big news when they released the first Star Trek fragrances. This summer Genki is releasing a brand new cologne called ‘Shirtless Kirk’. TrekMovie has exclusive details and a first look at the packaging. Plus links to pre-order so you can smell like Kirk.


New Star Trek Cologne: Shirtless Kirk

Shirtless Kirk is Genki’s fifth Star Trek fragrance. The tagline for the new cologne is "Set Phasers to Stunning". Here is the official description:

Although apropos anytime, Shirtless Kirk Cologne for Men is best worn as an evening fragrance, containing clean citrus topnotes and a heavy earth finish.

According to Genki, the individual components of the fragrance include: Rosemary, Mandarin Orange Wood, Badian, Citronella, May Rose, Elemi, Nasturtium, Ginger, Palmarosa, Mosses, Pepper, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Ambrette

Here is the final packaging:

Here is what it reads on the back of the box:

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and a successful mission is a thin piece of cloth. Whether in battle or love, you know the shirt is simply… optional.

Sure, it’s part of the Required Uniform–made to command respect and a symbol of strength and honor; but it’s your flesh and blood barely contained within that command gold officer’s attire that make you exactly who and what you are.

Shirtless Kirk retails for $29.99 and will be available in July. You can pre-order the fragrance at Entertainment Earth (note: currently EE has an early version of the packaging art, the above image is the final).

Star Trek Shirtless Kirk Cologne
Order Star Trek Shirtless Kirk Cologne from Entertainment Earth!

More Genki Fragrances on the way

Genki’s John McGonigle tells TrekMovie that they have more new Star Trek fragrances planned for 2010, including a special limited edition San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. Look for an update soon on the rest of Genki’s plans for 2010.

Available Genki Star Trek fragrances

In 2009 Genki released four fragrances: Red Shirt Cologne, Tiberius Cologne, Pon Farr Perfume, and Khaaaan Cologne (which was a Comic Con Exclusive). Red Shirt, Tiberius and Pon Farr are carried by Entertainment Earth (who will have more supplies in June). You can pick them up by clicking the links below:

Star Trek Tiberius Cologne
Order Star Trek Tiberius Cologne from Entertainment Earth!
Star Trek Red Shirt Cologne
Order Star Trek Red Shirt Cologne from Entertainment Earth!
Star Trek Pon Farr Perfume
Order Star Trek Pon Farr Perfume from Entertainment Earth!


Great Moments In Kirk w/o Shirt

Although well known for his ripped shirt look, James T. Kirk often found reasons to go totally shirtless as well, as these clips show:

From "The Empath"

From "The Enemy Within"

From "Patterns of Force"

From "The Gamesters of Triskelion"

From "Charlie X"

And in the 2009 Star Trek movie, not only did Kirk go shirtless, he went pantless too.


1. jas_montreal - May 27, 2010


Thats all i got to say….

2. Jim Alexander - May 27, 2010

‘Shirtless Kirk.’ Haw! Classic! Genki Wear is doing a great job with this line.

3. LCDR Arch - May 27, 2010

Great Shatner BO on sale, just what I have been waiting for. Do we get the smell of blood in Amok Time also Please?

4. That One Guy - May 27, 2010

There is NO WAY that is Shatner’s TOS body on that case…..

Chris Pine? Perhaps. But those abs don’t look like anyone’s in all of Trekdom.

5. Kevin - May 27, 2010

If they ever make a Scotty scent, I hope it contains at least a hint of scotch.

6. Ensign Kirk - May 27, 2010

Love some Trek….but this is kinda ghey lol

7. Scott B. here. - May 27, 2010

I was dubious, but I think the Patchouli and Ambrette will make this work.

Scott B. out.

8. Jorg Sacul - May 27, 2010

This cologne is not canon, the insignia is on the wrong pectoral!

(sorry, someone was gonna say it…)

9. Electron - May 27, 2010

@5 They will probably take a bottle of Scotch and slap a label on it. “Scotty, for the miracle worker in you” or “Mr. Scott, because performing miracles deserves a shot”

10. John Narkiewicz - May 27, 2010

I think the Starfleet Insignia is like a tattoo on Kirk’s skin? Not that it’s in the wrong spot, per se…

11. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - May 27, 2010

WOW That clip from “The Enemy Within”!! was destroying my GAYDAR.

I gotta go and read Perez while listening to the Scissor Sisters to do a reset!

12. Andy Patterson - May 27, 2010


Yeah, get me a bottle of Scotty scotch and I’ll buy that. Doohan really put that in my mind as a kid. Make it taste like some” very, very old scotch …hhwhiskey”. Again, that I’d buy.

13. Buzz Cagney - May 27, 2010

Shirtless Kirk!? Imagine being asked ‘what fragrance is that you are using?’ ‘oh, its, er, um, well, its, er, um…… Old Spice’. Nobody would ever admit to using something called Shirtless Kirk.
‘Shirtless Kirk- for when there’s no Soap available’ should be the tag.

14. Buzz Cagney - May 27, 2010

And to be honest I could have done without Pine in those pants! Not that Chris doesn’t look athletic enough to get away with it, nor because the pants look particularly grim – no, its because it gave me mental images of latter day Shatner doing the scene. Not an image i particualrly want in my head! Quite disturbing!

15. Lt. Bailey - May 27, 2010

Another one to add to the collection….

The Khaaaan from Comic Com is actually very nice. I have worn it and my female coworkers want to know it is so they can buy it for their boyfriends/husbands to wear. Although they were taken aback when I told them and had to explain what it is. They loose interest since it is not some fancy designer fragrance.

Genki had samples of these at the Vegas convention to try and buy. Our friends, the Galatic Bartenders, were set up next to Genki so I saw a lot of people apply a sample. I was surprised to see more women trying Pon Farr than men trying Khaaan or Tiberius…. people stayed away from Red Shirt… can’t understand why. Unless it is that short life expectancy thing.

16. A.J. - May 27, 2010

I tend to stay away from cheap cologne but I purchased the Red Shirt and it smells surprisingly well. When I run out I would certainly consider buying another bottle.

17. Polly - May 27, 2010

hahahahaha! “Shirtless Kirk”! hahaha! Oh that is just too funny!!!! Oh yeah! totally buying this for my friend (she loves Kirk) ! ROFL!!!!!! Aw, dude, this just made my day…xD

18. AJ - May 27, 2010

I know some ‘Trekker” ladies who’ll grab “Shirtless Kirk” and “Pon Farr” together as a magic two-pack and bask in that fiery chemistry. LOL, for sure.

19. Brett Campbell - May 27, 2010

“Sh@t! My Shirtless Shat Shares”

How’s that for a sitcom title?

20. Lorne - May 27, 2010

Oh myyyyy.

21. CmdrR - May 27, 2010

Caution: When applying “Shirtless Kirk,” unintended nipple erection may occur. If this persists for more than four hours, contact Dr. McCoy.

22. Third Remata'Klan - May 27, 2010


23. fax_ - May 27, 2010

I have to say, I would have imagined (I almost wrote ‘always imagined’ there, but I assure myself that the image is not considered often in my mind) that Kirk would wear briefs, not boxer shorts… not that its very important. I’m quite glad we didn’t see him trouser-less (‘pant-less’ according to the article – although I’m sure it was often implied that he went pant-less between the scenes!) in TOS, as much as I favour the character.

Also, while the cologne may well be pleasant, I don’t think I could get around the naming scheme. Sure, ‘Tiberius’ and ‘Pon Farr’ could get away with being *exotic* cologne labels, but ‘shirtless Kirk’ just gives me the impression of Shatner/Pine’s body odor/bodily perspiration – certainly not something I want to be covered in, and given the propensity of red-shirts to die in horrifying situations I can quite imagine them being equally saturated with fear induced transpiration. Perhaps female fans might feel differently (!), or perhaps they are still worth buying under the dictat of fandom~ …probably more eye-catching than ‘Kirk in Crisp Dress Uniform’ cologne.

24. The First Son of Krypton - May 27, 2010



25. bgiles73 - May 27, 2010

When they get around to a Scotty cologne it’s just got to be in a Suarian Bottle type container and by all means it’s got to be green!

26. Oregon Trek Geek - May 27, 2010

Just for god’s sake don’t make a Harry Mudd cologne.

And is that hair on the chest for the cologne? Or just how the photo is? My eyes ain’t what they used to be. In any case, I prefer the smooth chest.

27. somethoughts - May 27, 2010

April 1st passed a few weeks ago…

28. Equal Trek For All! - May 27, 2010

@ #6

“Love some Trek….but this is kinda ghey lol”

What’s with the derogitory language? Spelling GAY as GHEY doesn’t make it any less derogitory.

29. garen - May 27, 2010

i have been complimented many times while i’m wearing Tiberius.

30. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - May 27, 2010

I have to admit. I do have the Red Shirt. I know I know. I tempt fate evrytime I wear it. But I am not so sure about Shirtless Kirk. But hey. It keeps Trek out there for now at least.

31. Frederick, the Trek Scrapbook Guy - May 27, 2010

“This is a disaster…” the insignia is on the wrong side. Fail!

32. startrek4life - May 27, 2010


I’m in total agreement. Star Trek has always taught acceptance and equality…no need for derogatory comments. There are millions of gay Star Trek fans out there…just because it doesn’t appeal to all straight guys, doesn’t mean the gay guys won’t like it!

33. John Narkiewicz - May 27, 2010

I think Genki’s smart for putting that image on the box. Gay or not, I was told that most fragrances–perfume and cologne–are bought by women. Either as a gift for someone or even to wear for themselves. So why not put some image out there that appeals to everyone?

It certainly stands out on the shelf, I’m sure.

Although, now that I think of it, I guess I mean everyone except lesbians. Not derogitory, just recognizing that the image may not appeal to everyone.

But beyond all of this–my wife bought me Tiberius, I bought Red Shirt and missed out on the KHAANN. Like many other posts, they’re all very good quality products. I’m sure Shirtless Kirk will be just as good and I have already placed a pre-order on Genki’s site.

34. CaptainLordBat - May 27, 2010

“Look at the Vulcan…..now back at me”

“Watch Generations…I’m on a horse.”

35. Jim Nightshade - May 27, 2010

Why oh why marketing moguls, do they go to all the trouble of naming it shirt-less kirk then put the gold capt insignia shirt on the box? Stuupid–they at least shoulda had it partially torn up—but this can be a fix for cbs’s problem with the title of blankety my dad says—change it to shirts my dad wears,or didnt—-

36. TheJoCor - May 27, 2010

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! I had a Frank Sinatra love song playing on my i-tunes when I watched that “Enemy Within,” clip. Suddenly I was afraid the two were going to start making out.

37. www.chrisfawkes.com - May 27, 2010

That’s funny. “Whether in battle or love, you know the shirt is simply… optional.”

38. Buzz Cagney - May 27, 2010

You just know when Bill looks in the mirror the ripped body on the box is what he see’s looking back! God, I love that guy!

39. Jeffrey S. Nelson - May 27, 2010

You’d think they’d put the insignia on the correct side of the chest.

40. Paul - May 28, 2010

@ #28 – Exactly what’s derogatory about saying “this is kinda gay”? It *is* kinda gay, just look at that box art. It *is* very lively and colourful, isn’t it? Because that’s what “gay” means ever since early middle ages (back when homosexuals were still called “sodomites” and routinely burned at the stake). Should we stop using it just because a vocal group of sexually uncertain people decided to adopt that word for themselves? :-P

“You see, in our century we’ve learned not to fear words.” – Kirk, The Savage Curtain

41. robowarrior - May 28, 2010


42. Desstruxion - May 28, 2010

Wow! Smells like fruit and dirt. Yep. My wife would love that.

43. dep1701 - May 28, 2010

@40 “Should we stop using it just because a vocal group of sexually uncertain people decided to adopt that word for themselves? :-P”

So I guess you still refer to dark skinned people as “colored” even though they,ve decided to call themselves ‘African American’?

There is nothing uncertain about my sexuality, thank you. And as far as the use of the word in the original posting, clearly it was not meant as “lively and colorful”, or why bother changing the spelling?. I’m sure it was meant in the co-opted adolescent meaning of the word; ‘Gay meaning homosexual’ = ‘lame, or substandard’, which is definitely insulting…no mattter how you spell it.

” Leave any bigotry in your quarters. There’s no room for it on the bridge. Do I make myself clear?” – Kirk, ‘Balance Of Terror’

BTW, the “Savage Curtain’ quote was actually Uhura.

44. Dee - May 28, 2010


45. Equal Trek For All! - May 28, 2010


“Should we stop using it just because a vocal group of sexually uncertain people decided to adopt that word for themselves? :-P”

I am 100% certain that I am a homosexual (GAY). Vaginas don’t do anything for me any more than washing windows do.

Get a clue. Learn about the world outside of your house!

@43 I applaud you and thanks for the Trek quote!

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations!!!

46. iamnottherealgenesimmons - May 30, 2010

As a man who understands marketing and product placement, I for
one, am 100% sure the people at Genki Wear are hopeful that Shirtless Kirk Cologne (and all there other products for that matter) appeal to 100% of the population; that includes 100% of both the straight and the gay communities.

47. David S - June 2, 2010

I’m ….. too sexy …. for my …. shirt. (you know how to read it) :)

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