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.

Grooming: JO MALONE LONDON: INTRODUCING MYRRH & TONKA

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 8 Mar 2017 - 11:10 am
  • JO MALONE LONDON MYRRH & TONKA COLOGNE INTENSE 50ML R1400.00 AND 100ML R2040.00, JO MALONE LONDON STORES

TAILOR YOUR SCENT

If you haven’t yet discovered the contemporary “layering” trend in men’s fragrances you’re denying yourself the opportunity to tailor your own bespoke scent – or scents for that matter.

However this advanced-level scent technique isn’t merely spritzing a mix of your usual EDT’s – you need to be mindful of the ingredients you’re combining – much like when creating fine cuisine.

Fortunately Jo Malone has simplified the idea with their fragrance combining concept, whereby select fragrances from their range can be paired together, allowing you to express your individuality.

The newest addition to the diverse (and delicious) Cologne Intense collection is Myrrh & Tonka. Rich, hand-harvested sap of the Namibian myrrh tree mingles with the lush almond and vanilla notes of tonka bean. The scent is deep and warm and vaguely familiar. Like that of an African sunset.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BVLGARI POUR HOMME ATLANTIQVE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 23 Feb 2017 - 8:24 am
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS
    PHOTO: MODEL JUSTICE JOSLIN PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHEL SEDAN
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS

ESSENCE OF THE OCEAN

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is a new version of the popular masculine aquatic fragrance from Bvlgari, Aqua Pour Homme and created by the same master perfumer and famous “nose” Jacques Cavallier.

We have no doubt just like its predecessor Aqva Pour Homme, Atlantiqve is set to score high in the popularity stakes.

It’s a refreshing and energetic “aquatic” fragrance inspired by the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord give it fresh zesty top notes. At its heart a “sea amber” note developed by Jacques Cavallier evokes the depths of the ocean and woody vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli give the blend masculine appeal.

Grooming: BLEU DE CHANEL: EDP REFILLABLE TRAVEL SPRAY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 10 Feb 2017 - 9:17 am
  • BLEU DE CHANEL EAU DE PARFUM REFILLABLE TRAVEL SPRAY 20ML AND 2 REFILLS, R1530.00 SELECTED RETAILERS.

SPRITZ ON THE GO

Tired of schlepping bulky bottles of fragrance around with you whether it’s an international vacation or a trip to the gym? Worse yet leaving an almost full bottle behind in the hotel or running the risk of having it nicked from your gym-bag.

Thanks to CHANEL’S Travel Spray, you can now wear BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Parfum anywhere, anytime. With two refills, it slips easily into a sports bag, briefcase or suitcase and can be kept close at hand.

Loved and worn by men the world over since its inception in 2010, BLEU DE CHANEL is a masculine aromatic-woody scent harnessed from fields of citrus, aromatic herbs and dry cedar wood. It’s a fragrance that can be worn day or night – all year round. And now with the new handy travel spray – all the time, wherever you are.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: AZZARO WANTED

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 9 Feb 2017 - 6:54 am
  • AZZARO WANTED 50ML EDT R955.00 AND 100ML EDT R1200.00 AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE AND SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • AZZARO WANTED FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

COCKED & LOADED

With a bottle shaped like a pistol cylinder filled with bullets Azzaro WANTED is for the man who likes to come out guns blazing – in the boardroom and bedroom.

But while the packaging is less than subtle, the fragrance itself is. Lemon and ginger notes give it a crisp freshness on top with spice and wood at the base making Azzaro WANTED the ideal weapon of seduction.

Who needs Cupids arrow when you’ve got Azzaro’s bullets keeping you right on target?

Grooming: WIDOW MAKER SALOON & BARBER

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 7 Feb 2017 - 10:31 am
  • WIDOW MAKER SALOON & BARBER, 309 LONG STREET, CAPE TOWN CITY CENTRE, CAPE TOWN. TEL: 021 422 1209

THE BEST BARBERSHOP IN TOWN

If you haven’t yet discovered Widow Maker Saloon & Barber you’re missing out on the best barbershop experience in Cape Town. It’s a terrific space dedicated to making men look and feel good. Situated at the top of Long Street (next to the Turkish Baths) Widow Maker offers the full raft of traditional barbering services, a selection of top-notch grooming products and the most comfortable leather washbasin-chairs you’ll ever experience.

Manly old-school barbershop charm, professional service and the added allure of a large sunny balcony make Widow Maker the place to go for a quick tidy up or a full-scale overhaul. While you’re at it enjoy a coffee (whiskey optional), listen to music, check mails, relax and leave looking good.

Even better, there will be another Widow Maker opening opposite Tiger’s Milk in Long Street this Feb.

Take a 3D walk through one of our favourite barber stores in Cape Town. 

Grooming: MONTBLANC LEGEND SPIRIT

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 26 Jan 2017 - 10:35 am
  • MONTBLANC LEGEND SPIRIT POUR HOMME, 100ML EDT R1195.00, 50ML EDT R995.00 AND 30ML EDT R645.00
    AVAILABLE AT FOSCHINI, TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, DIS-CHEM, RED SQUARE, CLICKS & MARKHAM

THE LEGEND CONTINUES

It was only natural for Montblanc Legend to inspire a new, even more virile fragrance with as much allure as its predecessor – the new, spirited expression of masculinity… Montblanc Legend Spirit.

While intrinsically aromatic and woody in composition, Montblanc Legend Spirit Pour Homme includes refreshing notes of citrus making it suitable to wear both day and night. Whether signing boardroom deals or enjoying post-work drinks, the cool sophistication of Montblanc Legend Spirit is compellingly charismatic.

The bottle? Remarkably modern – a combination of immaculate glossy white lacquer and tempered steel. Montblanc Legend Spirit Pour Homme is unquestionably a stylish addition to any man’s scent collection.

Grooming: HUGO NAMES ZAC EFRON NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR

Written by | Found in: Grooming News Style | Posted on: 17 Jan 2017 - 10:44 am
  • ZAC EFRON FOR HUGO MAN
  • ZAC EFRON FOR HUGO MAN

#YOURTIMEISNOW

Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has been revealed as the newest brand ambassador for Hugo by Hugo Boss. The ultimate embodiment of millennial masculinity, the High School Musical star will inspire the next generation of pioneers as part of an innovative new campaign launching early 2017 for one of the brand’s iconic male fragrances, HUGO Man.

An intriguing mix of classic movie star with an irreverent, urban edge, Zac’s unique style, confidence, charisma and wit makes him the perfect advocate for HUGO Man’s biggest venture yet. The campaign is all about living in the moment and acting on your passions to achieve your goals, it’s a movement for all those who aspire to live their dreams.

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

Grooming: WHAT MEN WANT… ONE SCENT. DAY TO NIGHT

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 12 Dec 2016 - 6:40 am
  • DUNHILL ICON ELITE 100ML EDP, R1595, SELECTED RETAILERS

ONE SCENT. DAY TO NIGHT

With summer here it’s time for a new signature scent. While you’re at it look for one which transitions comfortably from day into evening. Fresh citrus and Vetiver based scents are always a reliable and masculine choice.

Enter Elite, the third incarnation of Dunhill ICON, a spicy, woody concoction featuring vetiver, cardamom and sandalwood. There’s also some orange blossom and juniper berry in there somewhere adding a pleasant freshness making Elite the perfect transitional scent from day to night.

See more of the GIFT eDition here.