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Me + Atelier Cologne

Atelier Cologne

It’s been a while since I’ve pressed publish on FragrantMoments.net and with good reason, life has been getting in the way. I’ve thought of the words to throw down to explain it and the time has come.

Back in February, I accepted a full time gig at a global PR firm. The freelance thing was great but life was pressing for a steady check.

On June 10, 2014, my wife gave birth to a beautiful boy. We named him Mateo Lamont Bishop. We chose that middle name after my deceased brother. I wish with all my heart Lamont was here to meet my Prince and have brunch with us, cut his hair, and impart advice on him but a las the universe had a different plan.

When you add these two up, there leaves little time for blogging. I’ve been exploring another passion, photography, as a part of a campaign I’m fortunate to be a part of with Samsung, and you’ve seen some of that shared via Wordless Wednesdays. (Check my flickr feed when you have a moment).

Throughout all of this, however, the fragrance community has been really supportive checking in on me, inviting me out to events, etc. For that I’m thankful.

A few months back, one of those check ins, brightened my day. I received an email from Atelier Cologne asking me to participate in a newsletter they were putting together. With all I had going on, even that was iffy for me. Nevertheless, I have so much respect for the brand, I couldn’t turn it down.

What you see here is my part in that newsletter. Even more exciting, I’m in the midst of some well regarded fragrance aficionados.

Look for me in the November issue of Men’s Health magazine. I’m quoted on the topic of men’s fragrances.

I think the fragrance universe is pulling me back in. I’ll just have to add another ball to the juggling act.

I’m back baby!!! (Sort of ;-))

Fragrant Moments on Birchbox

Fragrant Moments on Birchbox

When the temperature outside has you hot and bothered, that ahhh moment a cold shower offers is all we can think about. Hence, spring and summer scents are lighter and fresher and conjure the feeling of cleanliness.

In the fall and winter, however, we bundle up to keep warm. We also sweat less and look for scents that comfort us. That said, fall scents are generally spicier and fuller than scents worn in the spring and summer. Cinnamon, clove, rum, amber, tobacco, leather, saffron, and cognac are a few notes on full blast in the fall.

In the end your nose won’t let you down. You’ll smell the spice factor and know this is for the fall/winter months for sure.

As we settle into fall and the weather gets chillier, what sort of fragrances will you be wearing? If you’re still trying to figure that out, here are a few of my fall fragrance favorites I put together for Birchbox. Enjoy.

Good Read…My First One

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I’ve been busy, writing more about men’s fragrances and grooming than I ever have. It’s been fun and challenging as there aren’t enough hours in the day. The good thing though is I have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline to publish here at Fragrant Moments.

A recent opportunity that came my way was the chance to assist the Style Director of ForbesLife magazine, Joseph DeAcetis, in producing a Spring/Summer scent story. With the excitement of a kid in a candy factory I jumped at the chance to put my editor hat on for print and let my fragrant passion fly. What lies within the April issue is a result of sniffing this and that, fighting for some and unfortunately passing on others. It was a lot of fun stepping behind the veil and seeing how the magic happens and I hope more opportunities like this come my way.

Grab a copy if you can and let me know what you think of the selected goodies.

Thank you JD.

Good Read..Scents of Spring

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With Daylight Savings going into effect this weekend, we’re all looking forward to spring. Those extra moments of sunlight will be celebrated with outdoor cocktails, breezy strolls and flirty innuendos. As a precursor to the season of relief, LifeStyle Mirror produced a piece about the Scents of Spring. They asked me to be a part and to my surprise, I’m in the midst of great company. My thoughts are alongside Chad Murawczyk of Min New York, David Moltz of DS & Durga, Francis Kurkdjian, Christopher Cervasel of Atelier Cologne and Carlos Huber of Arquiste. Check it out when you have a moment.

Forget about the hour of sleep you lost and look forward to spring baby…it’s right around the corner.

Good Read…I’m proud of this one

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Samples Are Vital

I have long been an advocate of fragrance sampling and that was a key point I drove home for an interview I recently did for MR magazine. The article’s author, Harry Sheff (who also writes for Fragrant Moments on occasion) wanted my take on men’s specialty stores offering fragrances. I think many of them are missing the boat but the larger point I wanted to drive home was about sampling. I’m glad to see the owner of Eau d’Itale, Sebastian Alvarez Murena agrees with me.

Pick up a few samples gents and make educated fragrance decisions.

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Good Read…I’m Proud Of This (Again)

I had the pleasure of working on the Men’s Health Grooming Awards again this year. I’m humbled by the opportunity and I’m thankful to Brian Boye for making it possible.

Here’s my feeling on a few of the featured scents:
Voyage d’Hermes – Sophisticated…powdery, peppery, sweet, musky. It’s even better on the skin. Add it to your summer collection.

Azzaro Chrome Sport – I don’t usually like “sport” scents but this is not your typical sporty scent. For me, it’s a great no-brainer choice for running around on the weekend. A definite head turner at the farmer’s market.

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Fresh and thorny…the pepper notes give this clean scent depth.

Pickup a copy of the June issue of Men’s Health…it’s on newsstands now.