Grooming: TALKING SCENTS: YOUR GUIDE TO SMELLING GREAT

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 6 Jun 2017 - 9:12 am

TALKING SCENTS

It’s a personal decision how you’d like to smell – and a rather important one at that. Traditionally men’s fragrances are classified in 4 major groups – CITRUS, GREEN/FRESH, ORIENTAL AND WOODY. Find the fragrance ‘family’ that resonates with you and begin exploring.

Here’s a quick guide to what you should know before hitting the cologne counter. Then simply find the one that works for you…

See the full ‘TALKING SCENTS’ feature here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: SCUDERIA FERRARI FORTE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 2 Jun 2017 - 10:21 am
  • SCUDERIA FERRARI BLACK FORTE, 125ML EDP R895.00, AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM

SMELL LIKE A WINNER

There’s no doubt the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE, created by master perfumer Maurice Roucel, is set to be a winning fragrance. And if you’re the type of man who enjoys competition and power or demands high performance and results (even of his fragrance) then this is it.

A modern fizzy hook of Italian lemon, pineapple and crunchy apple at the top are tempered with seductive Ceylan cinnamon, fleshy plum and orange blossom in the middle and a bold woody signature of cedarwood, Madagascan vanilla and sexy patchouli at the base.

Assertive and seductive the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE EDP will get you though the day or night in podium style.

Grooming: COLD COMFORT: WINTER SKIN CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 24 May 2017 - 8:27 pm

COLD COMFORT

Cold, windy and wet conditions outside and drying, heat indoors can make for brutal conditions. Your skin is often left dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. The only defense is to keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.

But that doesn’t just mean piling on the moisturiser – there are loads of serums and cleansers on the market designed to help protect your skin. Stock up on the right products for your skin type and get some cold comfort…

See the full ‘Winter Skin Care’ feature here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:47 am
  • DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME 100ML EDT, R1195.00
    AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM.

DESIRE EXTREME

Since 1893 dunhill has remained synonymous with masculine elegance. So it comes as no surprise that the latest fragrance from dunhill, DESIRE EXTREME, embodies exactly those tenets, masculine elegance.

Confident and undeniably masculine, this fragrance opens with dynamic fresh top notes of Bergamot, Blood Orange and Saffron with an herbaceous rush of Clary Sage and Cypress in the middle. The dry down exudes warm Amber Extreme and luxurious Leather and given extra depth by Vetiver and Patchouli. The result? A perfect elixir of masculine elegance.

If you’re already a dunhill fragrance devotee you’ll definitely want to add this one to your collection. Newcomers to the brand – start here, but make sure to familiarise yourself with its many successful predecessors.

Grooming: MASTER THE SHAVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH EGDARS

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 16 Apr 2017 - 7:18 pm

MASTER THE SHAVE

Shaving is a fundamental part of being a man. A welcomed rite of passage into manhood, a tradition passed from father to son. Fair enough. But let’s be honest shaving can sometimes seem more like a chilling surgical procedure rather than the pleasant male ritual it was promised to be.

But many men are guilty of bad shaving habits (if not daily then surely occasionally) that contribute to the unhealthy condition of their skin. Old blades, poor prep and shaving with cheap foam or worse yet soap wreak havoc on the skin resulting in painful and unsightly razor burn, bumps and inflammation.

See the full ‘MASTER THE SHAVE’ feature here.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BOSS BOTTLED TONIC

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 Apr 2017 - 9:53 am
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00

…ADD TONIC

For the many lovers of Boss Bottled fragrances here’s one you’ll definitely want to add to your collection – the new Boss Bottled TONIC.

Following the popular flankers like Boss Bottled Night (2010), Sport (2012), Unlimited (2014), and Intense from 2015, etc., comes the new, fresh, daytime edition Boss Bottled TONIC.

Boss Bottled TONIC, refreshing and not too intense, is an ideal scent for work and everyday occasions. It’s a zesty blend of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple top notes, a spicy heart of ginger and cinnamon and the signature Boss Bottled woody base of vetiver.

Boss Bottled TONIC is captured in the iconic classic BOSS BOTTLED flacon, now with a refreshing blue juice reflecting its uplifting vibrancy.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: MR. BURBERRY EDP

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 5 Apr 2017 - 8:41 am
  • JOSH WHITEHOUSE ANNOUNCED THE FACE OF NEW MR. BURBERRY EDP FRAGRANCE
  • MR. BURBERRY EDP 150ML R2000.00, EDP 100ML R1650.00 AND EDP 50ML R1170.00 SELECTED RETAILERS

INTRODUCING MR.BURBERRY EDP

Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum, is a deeper, more sensual interpretation of the iconic Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette. This new release, the collaboration between Burberry’s Chief Creative, Christopher Bailey, and perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic black trench coat and London city at night.

It opens up with zesty notes of grapefruit, tarragon and cardamom, but quickly dries down to a sensual finish of birch leaf and vetiver . The bottle also gets the dressed-up Trenchcoat treatment, with a heavy cap reminiscent of horn buttons and a hand-tied knot in black gabardine the same fabric the iconic Burberry tench is made from.

But the Mr.Burberry story doesn’t end here. Three new limited-edition grooming products – Aftershave Balm, Face Scrub and Hair and Beard Clay – are added to the existing collection, each lightly infused with the scent of Mr. Burberry.

The face (or neck?) of the campaign is rising star Josh Whitehouse, chosen by Christopher Bailey and renowned for his role in 2014’s Northern Soul.

Grooming: HUGO BOSS DEBUTS NEW FRAGRANCE: HUGO ICED

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 30 Mar 2017 - 11:00 am
  • A NEW FRAGRANCE BY HUGO BOSS: HUGO ICED
    HUGO ICED 75ML EDT R845.00, 125ML EDT R1155.00, 75ML DEO STICK R355.00 AT SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • HUGO ICED 75ML EDT R845.00, 125ML EDT R1155.00, 75ML DEO STICK R355.00 AT SELECTED RETAILERS.

ICE IT!

If you’re young, bold and somewhat irreverent then this one’s for you. Inspired by the legacy of HUGO Man – HUGO introduces HUGO ICED: a source of invigorating energy, daring freshness and a boost of confidence when it’s needed most.

Iced Mint, Wild Tea and Vetiver explode in a cool, cutting-edge fusion of invigorating ingredients that are sure to awaken the senses. The icy freshness of the composition is reflected in the design of the flacon; the distinctive water-bottle shape of the bottle remains unchanged but this time the color befitting icy, metallic silver.

#YOURTIMEISNOW – discover the new ambassador for HUGO Man Fragrances here.

 

Grooming: BEARD CARE: PERCY NOBLEMAN

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 17 Mar 2017 - 10:10 am

WELCOME PERCY NOBLEMAN

From kitchen table to high-street in under 3 years, Percy Nobleman is now a leading Beard Care brand in Europe, with products sold in over 1,200 stores.

If that doesn’t convince you that Percy’s got the balls we need in a beard-care brand, check out the impressive product offering – from beard oils and conditioners, stubble care, balms, waxes, hair products, combs, brushes and cologne… it’s no wonder Percy’s products have found themselves in the homes of thousands of men around the world.

Ever popular – Percy’s adventures are now documented through his own comic book story, “Percy Nobleman, and the Quest for the Perfect Beard.” We relate. Welcome Percy.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 14 Mar 2017 - 10:16 am
  • UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, 50ML EDT R1000.00 AND 100ML EDT R1380.00, SELECTED RETAILERS

SCENT OF LIFE

Privileged enough to attend one of legendary Salvatore Ferragamo’s last menswear shows in Milan, on recently experiencing the new fragrance Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo, I was instantly transported back to that summer’s day milling on the steps of the show venue amidst a relaxed yet refined gathering of Italian men, young and old.

Charmed then, I am equally so today. While fresh and cool at first it’s the heart note of this scent that sets it apart in defining Italian style –Tiramisu, the irresistible, iconic Italian dessert. That’s right. And just like the dessert, you (and those around you) will want more. If you fear you might smell like a pudding relax – Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo warms down with masculine sandalwood, cashmere and tonka bean.