Grooming: FACIAL OIL | KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 12 Jul 2018 - 4:38 pm
  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 30ml R850, Kiehl’s
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OIL: WHY YOU NEED IT

The best way to think of facial oil is as a turbo boost for your existing routine. They’re concentrated products, so they’re ideal if you’re looking to problem-solve something specific like ageing, post-shave damage, dehydration, etc.

Oil also has a much smaller molecular structure than a cream, which means it’s going to penetrate deeper into the skin and hence more likely to do something worthwhile at a cellular level.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a rich and luxurious blend of essential oils and botanicals including lavender oil, evening primrose oil and olive-derived squalane, is designed to enhance your skin’s natural nightly recovery process, restoring tone and vitality.

It’s also not overly scented and surprisingly – doesn’t leave skin looking oily.

Grooming: HUGO URBAN JOURNEY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 11 Jul 2018 - 5:37 pm
  • HUGO Urban Journey, 75ml R845.00 | 125ml R1155.00 available at Edgars and Red Square
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A SCENT OF ADVENTURE

HUGO Parfums unveils the next chapter of its #YourTimeIsNow campaign with a new limited edition scent – HUGO Urban Journey – a refreshingly energizing, woody and aromatic take on its original scent Hugo for Men.

Loaded with uplifting floral and green notes, Urban Journey first smells modern, clean and invigorating before intensifying with the aromatic and gritty notes of black tea. Warm and woody Guaiac wood and sandalwood complete the scent giving it a refined and confident finish. The juice is captured in HUGO’s iconic, minimalist flask-shaped bottle, this time with a unique concrete-like finish.

With every spray you’ll be inspired to get out there and find adventure – even in your own city!

Grooming: RED DANE | SOOTHING SHAVE OIL

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 9 Jul 2018 - 2:45 pm
  • Soothing Shave Oil, 50ml R450, Red Dane
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RESPECT YOUR SKIN

Whether you choose to use shave oil in conjunction with, or as an alternative to shave cream or gel, is entirely your preference. But as with all things – there are shave oils and then there are great shave oils.

Here’s why we rate RED DANE Soothing Shave Oil as great!

*It’s ultra-slick, luxurious and lightweight and doesn’t leave any oily residue.

*No fragrance is added so what you’re left with is a subtle, clean and masculine scent provided by black pepper, vetiver, tea tree and eucalyptus oil.

*98% naturally derived, containing 10 powerhouse natural oils, vitamins & anti-oxidants with natural antiseptic, anti-aging and soothing properties.

*And it’s Animal Friendly – no animal testing, no animal sourced ingredients.

Better yet – you can SHOP the RED DANE Skincare for Men range online!

 

Grooming: FRAGRANCE | BENTLEY MOMENTUM

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 5 Jul 2018 - 9:13 am
  • Bentley Momentum, 100ml EDT R1245.00, Edgars

A TOUCH OF CLASS

Joining Bentley for Men and Bentley Infinite, the luxury brand’s 3rd pillar Bentley MOMENTUM matches an assertive, bracingly masculine fragrance with a sleek, modern presentation.

Combining sleek scent design with exceptional materials, Bentley MOMENTUM meets the same, exacting standards as Bentley motorcars. This new forceful composition creates excitement by contrasting aromatic freshness with potent, vibrant woods.

Splashes of aquatic notes and energising bergamot contrast with herbaceous clary sage, modern accords of ambergris and cashmere wood. The drydown reveals a deep, burnished blend of smooth sandalwood and dusky tonka bean and sensuous trail of musk and moss.

Grooming: GET GROOMED | WINTER BEARD CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 2 Jul 2018 - 3:50 pm

TREAT YOUR BEARD RIGHT

With the cold weather now in full force it’s time to protect your facial hair. As the seasons change bringing about new environmental conditions, so do our beards. Winter months tend to bring lower humidity and freezing cold winds, which tends to dry out the beard and skin, weaken the hairs and turn your beard into a mess if you don’t look after it.

These grooming tips will help you stay on top of your beard care game in order to ensure it stays gloriously glossy through the colder months.

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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.

For a visual treat see the video HERE:

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.

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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.

Grooming: BALMAIN HAIR COUTURE IN SA

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 22 May 2018 - 9:30 am
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BALMAIN HAIR COUTURE - IN SA!

Balmain is renowned for being far ahead of the fashion curve, the masters of effortless luxury. But it doesn’t end there – the French fashion house also has over 40 years of heritage in combining hair essentials.

The latest collection is made with silk protein, which contains 17 of the 19 essential amino acids that naturally occur in hair, with a primary role of making managing tresses a whole lot easier.

Achieve catwalk coifs by shopping the Balmain Hair Couture collection online at exclusive stockist Glamit SA. The offering includes an irresistible selection of products – shampoos, conditioners, treatments, serums and a variety of styling products made to ensure hair enthusiasts achieve a flawless daily hair routine, without breaking a sweat.