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Beauty products are not just for girls! Get tips, advice and guides on everything male grooming related. From the latest in skincare products to men's fragrance reviews and hair style tips, you'll find it all in the grooming blog. The modern gent takes care of himself, start now.

Thursday, 31st May, 2018

Chanel Bleu De Chanel Parfum Review (2018)

Bleu De Chanel Parfum Review 2018

Chanel has released a new version of it’s much acclaimed Bleu de Chanel fragrance line, and for 2018 we have Bleu de Chanel Parfum. The original is loved by virtually everyone, and it’s definitely a modern classic, making most people’s “best scent” lists. I have owned the original eau de toilette since it’s release in 2010, with an eau de parfum being released in 2014, this is the latest in the collection, and is a full parfum.

I heard about the parfum version, and since I’m a fan of the original I was excited to try this one out. This one was created by Olivier Polge in cooperation with the Chanel Laboratory of Fragrance Creation and Development, and is said to adjust the proportions of the woods and citrus of the previous two incarnations.

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Thursday, 24th May, 2018

Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue Fragrance Review

Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue Review

There has been a men’s fragrance which has been around since late 2016, it’s one which a lot of people have been talking about and you have all asked me about this one a good few times, well it’s finally on the blog, Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue! The question is, how good is the award winning fragrance, and is it worth the hype? My friends at Versace have sent over a bottle, and I can now reveal everything you need to know about the scent.

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Thursday, 26th April, 2018

Best Men’s Fragrance To Wear This Spring

The Best Men's Fragrances For Spring

Spring is well under way, so it’s about time to get out your favourite fragrance suitable for Spring, or if you don’t have one or fancy a change, buy yourself a new scent. What is the best men’s fragrance for Spring?

When I think of a scent for spring, I think of a couple of things. These are: Citrus, green, aquatic and fresh. I think these are the best qualities to look for when it comes to a fragrance for this season. You want something which is noticeable, but not heavy. I love the masculine, woody and spicy bottles, but these are best served for the colder months or for an evening. Here I’m going to showcase some of my favourite lighter bottles, perfect for Spring.

Let’s get started!

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Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

Men’s Hair Products Guide: Gel, Clay, Wax, Putty & Pomade Explained

Men's Hair Product Style Tips And Advice

Should I buy clay or wax? What is hair pomade? What hair product do I need for a low shine look? If you’ve got questions like this, you’re not alone. Welcome to the men’s hair products guide!

For the vast majority of my life I had my head shaved, and it was only when I was when I was around 25 I decided that I wanted to grow it just a little bit, so it was a style, but not too long, but simple and manageable. It would mean using hair products, but since I spent most of my life never using them, I was thinking what should I use; There were so many on offer, from gel to wax, putty to clay and a whole lot more.

But what type of hair product should you be using? With so many different types to achieve different styles and finishes, not to mention the many different brands, buzzwords and variations of each type.

Whether you’re confused or just looking for some tips or advice, here’s everything you need to know about grooming and men’s hair care products.

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Thursday, 12th April, 2018

Paco Rabanne One Million Men’s Fragrance

Paco Rabanne One Million Review

I was having a look at the fragrances which I’ve featured on the blog, and I can’t believe that I’ve never given this one a feature of it’s own, it’s One Million from Paco Rabanne.

It was released back in 2008 which is when I got it, and so many other people did too. If this isn’t a favourite of many, it’s certainly one of those scents which has been bought by almost every man in the past 9 years.

I remember a girl saying that all men smell of 1 Million like it was a bad thing, because all guys smell the same. The good thing about that is guys were wearing it because it was such a nice fragrance. It was heavily marketed, so a lot of the mainstream bought into it, and still do, which isn’t really a bad thing, after all it is a nice scent. But for the fragrance lovers like myself, it’s never a good thing to smell like someone else or go with the crowd, so I haven’t actually worn this in years.

I’ve had another go of this, the first time in I don’t know how long, and it hasn’t lost it’s touch. It still smells as good as ever. It’s inviting, and has just enough of a masculine kick to it to make it manly, while having a few lighter notes toning down the spicy nature just that right amount. It’s definitely one for the night, out with the boys or with a girl, it’s perfect for Autumn or Winter, and the cooler conditions.

I can’t not write about the bottle…It’s obviously modelled on a gold bar, and it’s really striking and distinctive. It looks good on a shelf, and you’ll easily be able to pick it out.

Best season to wear – Autumn/Winter

Scent type – Spicy/Warm/Citrus

Age Recommendation – 18 – 30

Best Worn – Evening, Casual, Formal

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mint, Blood orange
Heart Notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Spice notes, Blond leather
Base Notes: White woods, Amber, Patchouli

What do you think of One Million? Let me know in the comments, and if you’re looking for a new scent remember to check out more men’s fragrance reviews here to find your perfect scent.


Tuesday, 27th March, 2018

Ormonde Jayne London Travel Lab 2

Ormonde Jayne Travel Lab 2 Fragrances Review

Ormonde Jayne London is a British perfume house which began with humble beginnings but was driven by passion to create luxury fragrances for men and women. I have been lucky enough to give some of the scents a try, with their Travel Lab 2, a collection of the finest men’s fragrances. The Travel Lab 2 contains 8ml bottles of 5 different scents, which are Ormonde Man, Isfarkand, Zizan, Montabaco and Nawab Of Oudh.

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Thursday, 15th March, 2018

The Best Men’s Warm And Spicy Fragrances For Cold Weather

The Best Men's Fragrances To Warm You Up

We had the beast of the East the other week, and when it was freezing I thought to myself, which one of my fragrances would warm me up in the cold weather? It also gave me a chance to take some photos of my fragrances in the snow, so I did!

Whenever I categorise scents, I do so in a couple of ways. First of all it’s the season, then it’s day or evening, and then it’s the type of fragrance. Some of them are sweet, which can work well in Summer, with the citrus-types working well in Spring. But what about the colder weather?

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