2 Jul
Smell like a booze & smoke-filled nightclub... but in a good way

Perhaps you once thought that in order to replicate the manly evening musk one can only pull from a proper jazz club, you’d have to make out with a drunken torch singer and crush a Macallan-dipped cigar into your lapel. You may in fact be right. However this apothecary bottle of jazz club fragrance from […]


25 Jun
A unisex scent that will give you wood

Fragrance connoisseurs Comme de Garçons, as a followup to their 2010 wood-inspired scent “Wonderwood”, now bring us this eau de oud — the “oud” being the powerful resin pulled from the Aquilarian tree that is the core aroma of Wondroud. Other notes include patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and guaiac wood, all in all making a bold, unisex aroma due […]


30 May
A scent that includes everyone... every gender & brand

Pharrell Williams doesn’t just sing about girls anymore, apparently he collaborates in smells about them too. But don’t let the title fool you, “Girl” is a unisex scent. It’s also a majorly multi-tiered marketing collaboration with bottle and packaging design by House + Holme, logo from Kaws and the scent itself created between Williams and the art director at COMMES […]


1 Sep
The ultimate gentleman's travel toiletry assembly

Seattle’s Blackbird boutique excels in many aspects of menswear, but their vintage department is a virtual trove of hidden treasures. Among them is this beautiful vintage grooming kit fashioned from walrus leather that has a rich, textured look that nothing but time can bestow on an item. The gold zippered main compartment opens flat to […]


31 May
Aromatic fragrance from Japan

High end Japanese streetwear brand mastermind JAPAN collaborates with Deica on a somewhat unexpected product — an aromatic room spray. Masters of packaging and preseentation, it’s no surprise that this collabo is beautifully put together. Available at Zozo for $50 (¥3,990).


21 Apr
The fresh scent of tobacco... for your face

We covered Portland General Store’s Whiskey Aftershave Splash & Wet Shave Jelly a couple weeks back, and the stuff seemed so great we knew we had to give some shine to their Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly this time. Enriched with aloe vera, organic extracts (Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange, Lemon, Cranberry), and oils to […]


31 Mar
Smell like Hemingway, except without the suicide

Coming straight from the New England frosts of Portland, Maine, is Portland General Store’s whiskey-inspired shaving products. The Wet Shave Jelly (below) is a whiskey-scented gel that creates a rich lather to shave with. Bentonite clay — “one of the most effective and powerful healing clays… that pulls oils and toxins from the skin” — […]


25 Aug
Quite possibly the dumbest celebrity perfume ever

In the world of celebrity perfumes, stupidity really knows no bounds. Why on earth anyone would feel compelled to smell like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears is a notion so confounding I cannot even begin to grasp it. I think about it and I feel like a monkey trying to do algebra. I imagine it […]