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What Would They Wear

Every now and then during award show season, I peak at the red carpet shows just for the hell of it. Unfortunately, the guys are usually boring. There’s only so many ways to wear a tux. And yes some do it wrong. The woman on the other hand can be eye candy but if there’s a game on, that usually gets my attention. Continue reading

Who’s Gonna Take The Weight – Top Five Nominees for the 2012 FiFi Indie Award Announced

At the end of this month, another installation of the Elements Showcase will be upon us. As the show continues it expansion, it has partnered with the Fragrance Foundation to present an award to Independent fragrance companies. And on January 30, 2012, the winner of the 2012 Fifi Indie award will be announced and given a check for $10,000. For a small company, that’s a lot of bills paid, ingredients bought, etc. A field of 36 entries has been narrowed to five and it’s an impressive list.  They include:

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In a press release about the annoucement, Cos Poliscastro, Executive Vice President Fine Fragrance at Giviaudan said,

Congratulations to these five finalists who distinguished themselves from among so many worthy entries. “This is a true achievement and we wish all the “Indie” brands continued success in the future. Indie brands play an important role in our industry by engaging the consumer with their unique stories. Their creativity and innovation inspires the fragrance world and should be recognized and rewarded. Givaudan is proud to sponsor this award as our company is defined by these same attributes. We look forward to the announcement of the winner and to present them with a $10,000 check to encourage them to continue to push the boundaries of olfactive creativity.

Good luck to each of these brands.

Good Read…Antenna Magazine Winter Issue

A few months back, the Editor-In-Chief of Antenna magazine contacted me about writing a piece on scent. We talked about this a few years back but the stars finally aligned. Part of that delay was my own. I really like Antenna’s editorial point-of-view and wanted to be sure I was ready with my own. When that email finally made its way into my inbox, I was ready.

To me, scent is a detail more men should pay attention to. We make conscious choices about the clothes we wear, how we style our hair, yet for some, when it comes to scent, we couldn’t be bothered. Well, this piece in Antenna is my attempt to reverse this thinking. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, let them know.

Thanks to Kaity and Sarah for making this dream of mine a reality.

The Five Fragrances of 2011 You Should Remember

Here we are, waiting for 2011 to end and anticipating all that 2012 will bring. As I reflect on what has occurred, I’m reminded of how blessed I am. Another year of good health and family is enough but 2011 also gave me a chance to spread my fragrant wings and for that, I’m grateful. Thank you Complex, Men’s Health and Antenna magazines for allowing me to share my views with your readers. (The Winter issue of Antenna recently came out and will be posted in the coming days.) Continue reading

Cuirs by Carner Barcelona

A few months back, I mentioned one of the standout fragrances I discovered at the Elements Showcase was Carner Barcelona’s Cuirs. It’s spicy, virile and unmistakably masculine. Continue reading

Elements Showcase II

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, members of the beauty and fragrance industry gathered to attend the second installation of the Elements Showcase, which took place at Skylight Studio in New York City. It describes itself as, “the first-ever curated event devoted to the art of fragrance design.” Essentially, it’s an opportunity for buyers and members of the press to connect with niche fragrance and skincare brands. Participants included MCMC Fragrances, Atelier Cologne, Odin, Caron, Six Scents, Ursa Major, Bond No 9, Histoires de Parfums and many more. For a fragrance enthusiast like myself, it was two exciting days. Continue reading