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Aventus by Creed


I am a fragrance enthusiast. No biggie, right? Well, that right there often places me in the pot of, “what scent do I wear today.” For those with a signature scent, you wear the same thing everyday. I like variety and sometimes I suffer from indecision. As one of the often used twitter hashtags go, that’s #firstworldproblems. Take for instance, however, Thanksgiving – what do I wear to a family gathering? Do I go modern and rock something I love but is untraditional in my book like Rose 31 by Le Labo or Cereus 11 by Cereus? Or do I keep it traditional with something like Sartorial by Pennhaligon’s or Sandalwood Vert by Fresh? (Sorry, no link. I’m holding onto the few drops I have until they bring it back…if they ever do.) 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

Liz Zorn’s Rivertown Road

One unassuming morning I was sitting at my desk when I received an email from the perfumer, Liz Zorn announcing the release of a new men’s collection, Absolute Pour Homme, which included new releases, Transcendental Musk and Rivertown Road. I didn’t even make it all the way through the email before I returned it expressing my desire to sample them. Thankfully Liz obliged and both have rocked my noggin ever since. Continue reading

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling


Penhaligon’s, the English perfume house founded in the 1860’s, has released its newest Eau de Toilette, Juniper Sling (that’s a slick name). Inspired by London Dry Gin, it was created by the perfumer Oliver Cresp and is meant to pay homage London’s roaring twenties. Continue reading

Belated Father’s Day Gift Recommendation


If there is one thing about dad, he’s understanding. If you couldn’t find the time to get him something, here’s a quick two piece I put together for the gents over at Be Better Guys. But in the vain of repurposing, dad might have a birthday coming up and this could certainly fit there as well. Enjoy.