Should Men Moisturize?

Should Men Use Moisturizer? Contrary to marketing campaigns and popular discourse, men have skin, too; and that skin, be it old or young, dry or oily or sunburnt or weathered or whatever, deserves proper care and attention.  Think about it: your face is a kind of visual, everyday business card. When someone thinks of you, […]

Valentino Uomo Intense Review: Iris Dressed Up

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If you ask anyone who knows anything about men’s perfume what the modern masterpiece of classy scents is, chances are, Valentino Uomo will make a dashing appearance into the conversation.  Which makes sense, considering it’s one of the most wonderfully elegant and dusky men’s perfumes around.  Think tall, dark, and handsome in a suit a […]

What Does Orange Blossom Smell Like?

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Orange blossom are mysterious — something about the way those elegant white petals unfold has been arousing the minds of humanity since the minds of humanity were capable of being aroused. It’s a flower that’s been used in perfume for ages; I’ve heard an account of cavemen rubbing it on their necks to improve their […]

What Does Cardamom Smell Like?

With its beautiful emerald green pods and spicy-sweet scent, cardamom is one of the loveliest spicy notes in perfumery. An excellent addition to perfumes of all kinds, both male and female, the sweet, spicy, resinous scent of cardamom adds an exotic flare and compelling depth.  It’s also a staple in Indian cuisine, used in a […]

La Nuit de L’Homme Review: The Night of Who?

La Nuit de L’Homme. The cologne that has started many a fragrance journey, and the fragrance that has started many a fling.  It’s also a fragrance with a cult following, a whole number of noses lined up in a row waiting for a waft to come their way so they can finally feel alive again. […]

What Does Lavender Smell Like?

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One of the most well-loved scents of our time, this purple flower is instantly recognizable and has an instantaneous effect on human minds. Profoundly relaxing in its odiferous glory, lavender comes with the added benefit of quieting our inner chatter and instilling a deep sense of contentment. But what does lavender smell like? An ancient […]

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Review: You Know, Like the Name Says

Like tobacco? Yeah? How about vanilla? Another yes?  Then you’re in for a treat.  Luckily for us, it seems that Tom Ford saved all of the creativity and brain power for the scent itself, and not the name of this beauty. Like you’d expect, Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille is a tobacco and vanilla heavy unisex […]

Montblanc Legend EDP Review: Legendary or Just a Good Time?

Tasteful, refined, and dichotic are the words that come to mind upon smelling this scent for the first time. The olfactory equivalent of a good mood, Montblanc Legend EDP is just an overall fun time. It’s versatile, long-lasting, and attractive, and it combines woods and leather in unison with jasmine to create a daring men’s […]

What are Fougères?

Often relegated to the dad zone, fougeres are often unfairly seen as washed up, out of juice, and boring. We’re here to tell you that couldn’t be more false.  In perfumery, there are six main olfactory, or scent, families that the industry can be systematically broken down into. One such family is the fougeres family. […]

What Does Tonka Bean Smell Like?

From traditional South American cuisine, to French sensuality and “fièvre tonka,” this unassuming, shriveled bean plays a larger role in our world than many of us realize. Multipurpose in its aromatic profile, the tonka bean is a fantastic perfume ingredient you’ll be better off knowing about. I know what you’re thinking: “A bean? In perfume?”  […]