Grooming: SCOTCH & SODA | BARFLY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 28 Jun 2018 - 9:56 am
  • Barfly, 100ml R1499.00, Scotch & Soda standalone stores Sandton 0117843233 | V&A 0214181725 | Hyde Park Corner 011 268 6765

THE LESSER-SPOTTED BARFLY

BARFLY, the iconic cologne by Scotch & Soda, the quirky clothing brand born in Amsterdam, is an enchanting olfactory interpretation of the apparel offering – distinctive in character and full of detail.

Intense, but unfussy, the scent develops from its fresh top notes of citrus and aromatic herbs to middle notes of lavender and jasmine, mixed with outspoken components Sandal and Cedar wood, eventually drying down to reveal warm base notes of musk and Madagascar Vanilla.

As we’ve come to expect from the brand, BARFLY beams the typical Scotch & Soda’s design aesthetic. With its no-nonsense bottle, carefully selected through vintage archives, BARFLY is a truly special addition to any man’s cologne collection.

Grooming: NEW COLOGNE | ACQUA DI GIO ABSOLU

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 12 Jun 2018 - 6:52 pm
  • Acqua di Giò ABSOLU, 75ml EDP R1420.00 and 125ml EDP R1810.00 available at Edgars & Red Square
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WHERE WOOD MEETS WATER

 

Introducing the new Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò ABSOLU – celebrating the union of water and wood. ABSOLU is the 3rd chapter in the Acqua di Giò story and has a natural, masculine authenticity about it that gives it a timeless and trans-generational appeal.

Using marine notes and patchouli, a new bold yet refined fragrance has been created. The patchouli provides the perfect balance between the aquatic fragrance and the woody aromas, creating true masculinity with a sensual twist.

The bottle, in keeping with its predecessors, is refined yet masculine and features a lacquered and engraved wooden cap with a cool metal collar – the perfect addition to any man’s scent collection.

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Fashion: RAYMOND WEIL | MAESTRO MOON PHASE

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 12 Jun 2018 - 9:28 am
  • THE NEW RAYMOND WEIL MAESTRO MOON PHASE, POA, PICOT & MOSS - 011 6690500

NEW MOON - NEW WATCH

With a New Moon looming it’s a good time to consider the new RAYMOND WEIL maestro Moon Phase, a classically styled timepiece featuring an elegant moon phase indicator. A complication synchronizing the rhythms of time with the poetry of the stars, developed in the pure Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Created with all the horological expertise we expect of Swiss luxury watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL, the watch presents itself with a delicate wave-like decorated blue, silver or grey dial, sleek Roman numeral hour markers and elegant hands displaying time in complete harmony. Perfecting the maestro Moon Phase is the matching blue genuine leather strap or steel mesh-type bracelet.

A stellar timepiece in every sense.

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Fashion: NEW PUMA X MCM COLLECTION IS HERE!

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 8 Jun 2018 - 12:59 pm
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    PUMA Suede Classic x MCM, R2999.00, PUMA x MCM T7 Track Top R2599.00, PUMA x MCM T7 Track Pants R2199.00

REIMAGINED FOR HIP-HOP ROYALTY

The PUMA Suede was born in Germany in 1968. Eight years later (also in Germany), MCM’s Visetos Monogram Logo made its debut. And both have been ‘rocked’ by hip-hop royalty across the decades.

Today in celebration of the iconic PUMA Suede’s 50th anniversary these two legends collide in the PUMA X MCM Suede – adorned with luxury fashion house MCM’s monogram and reimagined for the hip-hop royalty of today.

Available in two colour options in brown/black and white/grey with co-brand insoles, leather laces and a gold plate on each tongue the Puma x MCM Suede launches alongside a Track Jacket and Track Pants boasting the unique MCM print.

The PUMA x MCM limited-edition collection is now available at the PUMA SELECT store in Braamfontein and X-Trend stores.

Fashion: SHOP FALKE SOCKS ONLINE!

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 7 Jun 2018 - 8:58 am
  • FALKE ARGYLE ANKLET, R140.00 Available in 2 sizes 7-9 and 10-12
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    FALKE ARGYLE ANKLET, R100.00 Available in size 8-12
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    FALKE TWEED RIB ANKLET, R140.00 Available in 2 sizes 7-9 and 10-12
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    FALKE TWEED RIB ANKLET, R140.00 Available in 2 sizes 7-9 and 10-12
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    FALKE TWEED RIB ANKLET, R140.00 Available in 2 sizes 7-9 and 10-12
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LET'S TALK ABOUT SOCKS

As with most things quality and price go hand in hand. But just because socks aren’t always seen, it doesn’t mean you should skimp. Men today are looking for quality in things you can and cannot see – it’s about how they feel. And well-made socks make a world of a difference on your hard-working feet.

Since they’re a necessity, consider giving the unsung heroes of your wardrobe a well-deserved upgrade. Enter luxury sock brand FALKE.

Our favourites in the FALKE AW18 collection are undoubtedly the Tweed Rib Anklet and super-versatile Argyle Anklet. Available in a selection of colours, they’ll give your sock collection a stylish update.

Now available online at https://falke.co.za/

Grooming: MID YEAR FRAGRANCE UPDATE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 6 Jun 2018 - 10:24 am

ON THE PULSE

For the past few years, the trend in the best cologne for men has been big, bold smells. Think rich musk, velvety ouds and heavy leathers. Brave stuff as far as fragrance goes.

Lately however, lighter scents with more minerally notes have been wafting through. Either way, try the new breeds of vibrant aromas to counteract winter’s dark days.

Here are our picks of new colognes for men, starting with the lighter stuff and finishing with those heavier options.

See the full feature HERE:

 

Grooming: BLEU DE CHANEL LAUNCHES LE PARFUM

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 1 Jun 2018 - 12:45 pm
  • BLEU DE CHANEL LE PARFUM 50ML R1655.00 and 100ML R2325.00 available at EDGARS and RED SQUARE
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    BLEU DE CHANEL LE PARFUM 50ML R1655.00 and 100ML R2325.00 available at Edgars and Red Square

LE PARFUM - OLFACTORY NOBLENESS

 

In the wake of BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette, composed in 2010 by Jacques Polge, and BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Parfum 2014, BLEU DE CHANEL now journeys into the uncharted territory of Parfum.

In 2018, BLEU DE CHANEL Parfum adjusts the proportions of wood and citrus of the two previous interpretations to create a denser, more intense trail that nevertheless expresses its delicateness.

This new fragrance unleashes all the power of BLEU DE CHANEL Perfumer-creator Olivier Polge chose to evoke a serene intensity that gradually fills the space with its incredibly refined presence – an olfactory nobleness that establishes its authority without any fuss.