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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.

Good Read…Props Due

It’s May already and I don’t even know where April went. I was thumbing through some of my piled up mail the other day and came across the April issue of Details magazine. I don’t even know if I missed it or if it just came. (The beginning stages of a new subscription can be a little tricky.) What I do know is it features on all-star lineup of men’s fragrances. I was particularly happy to see Atelier Cologne in there. I posted about its Oolang Infini earlier this year and I’ve heard nothing but praise for Vanilla Insensee, which Details chose to feature. All of the other fragrances are worthy of your consideration.

But wait, it gets better. A few pages later, they bless readers with a nice selection of “guy appropriate” candles. I can’t remember ever seeing a men’s magazine this stocked with scent related stuff. Well done Details.

Diptyque’s 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Scented Ovals


When we decorate our homes, in addition to the basics, we often look for unique items that clues visitors into our personality. My living room is a clayish orange and that usually gets a wow reaction. My wine cabinet is pretty cool and I have some photographs from the very talented photographer, Hassan Kinley hanging over it and that set up in the welcome room really invites guests into our home. During a visit to the fragrance emporium, Aedes de Venustas, I discovered Diptyque’s scented ovals and I knew I found that unique piece. Continue reading

Good Read…

The March issues of your favorite men’s magazines are on newsstands now. Each possesses great style tips but the fragrance coverage was thin, for my taste. The cover of Esquire’s UK edition dared me to pick it up and I’m glad I did. Not only was the fashion on point, but it featured scents from Heeley, Oranges and Lemons Say The Bells of St Clements, Jo Malone, Earl Grey and Cucumber, and a rising fav of mine, Diptyque’s 34 Boulevard Saint Germain. This issue is worth the import price. Continue reading