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L’Homme Libre By YSL Men’s Fragrance Review

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

YSL Libre Men's Fragrance Review

We’re back for another classic fragrance review, and this time round I am looking at L’Homme Libre from Yves Saint Laurent. I’ve had this one since it’s year of release, 2011, and can’t believe I’ve never gave it a proper feature, because it is quite a nice scent, especially for this time of year.

So this is a bit of a remix from the YSL Homme original scent, something which I’ve never bought or tested, so I sadly can’t compare it. I got this the same time as YSL La Nuit L’Homme which is a scent for the evenings, whereas this is best for day.

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9 Of The Best Men’s Fragrance To Wear This Spring

Thursday, 7th March, 2019

The Best Spring Fragrances For Men This Year

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?

These are the best men’s fragrances you can wear this Spring before we head off into Summer.

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Primark Black Opulence Men’s Aftershave Review – A £3.50 Scent!

Thursday, 21st February, 2019

Primark Black Opulence Fragrance Review

A fragrance which costs £3.50…Surely this is going to be terrible, right? Primark have released a few men’s fragrances, and I’ve just got one of their men’s aftershaves, Black Opulence. But what does a £3.50 aftershave actually smell like?

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How Long Does Aftershave Last Before It Goes Off?

Sunday, 10th February, 2019

How Long Does Aftershave Last Before Going Off?

If you have fragrances such as aftershave, EDT, EDP and cologne, you’ve probably thought at some point, how long does it last in the bottled once opened, and does it go off? It’s not an uncommon question, and it’s one which usually gets a few different answers.

If you believe what the manufacturers tell you, the lifespan of cologne bottles is 24 – 36 months, depending on the brand. It will tell you on the base of your bottle, there’s usually a sticker. The symbol you want to look out for is a bottle outline which is opened, and it will usually state 24m or 36m, signifying 24 or 36 months.

But is this the case? What happens after 2 or 3 years?

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212 VIP Men By Carolina Herrera Fragrance Review

Thursday, 31st January, 2019

212 VIP MEN Fragrance Review

It’s time for another good old scent review! This week I am looking back at 212 VIP Men from Carolina Herrera.

I bought this on the back of 212 SEXY MEN as well as 212 MEN, two previous fragrances from Carolina Herrera. SEXY MEN is my favourite out of the two, it’s more spicy and woody, and I prefer these types of seductive scents. On the back of both of these, I got 212 VIP when it was released, back in 2011.

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Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman Back From The Dead!

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

Dolce And Gabbana The One Gentleman Back In 2019

I have found some stock of Dolce and Gabbana The One Gentleman, it’s back from the dead!

So as you’ll know, Gucci Envy for men is discontinued, and has been for some time, and it’s my favourite all time men’s fragrance. I needed a replacement, and bought a bottle of Floris Santal which I also love, and it does smell very similar. Another similar scent is D&G The One Gentleman, which I owned, but was running low, so bought a large bottle of it.

After getting that bottle, D&G then decided to discontinue that scent too! So, I decided that I wouldn’t open it, since I’d never be able to replace it, and I loved my Floris Santal which I use quite regularly.

But I was browsing around the other day, and I found a shop which for some reason unknown to me, managed to get hold of some stock. They were selling 100ml bottles for only £25, a real bargain for any nice scent, so I got a couple of bottles before it went out of stock and is gone forever.

It’s not too unusual for shops to get stock of discontinued bottles, it has happened before with other scents, but it’s kind of rare. Since it was from a reputable fragrance shop I knew that it would be genuine, and someone, somewhere probably had a lot of fragrances they couldn’t get rid of, maybe even the company themselves, so sold them off.

Whatever the reason, I am happy that I was able to get a bottle, and it does smell really nice. It’s not as good as Gucci Envy for Men or Floris Santal, but it’s the same style and vibe as those two fragrances, and if you’ve smelled it you’ll definitely notice the similarities of the three.

Now that I have 300ml of D&G The One Gentleman (3x 100ml) I can open one of them up! This is a ridiculous and crazy volume of cologne and I’ll probably never run out for the rest of my life, so I am not worried about that any more.

You can see my full review of D&G The One Gentleman here.


Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence EDP For Men Review

Friday, 18th January, 2019

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence EDP Review

For my latest fragrance review It’s another I got at Christmas 2018 and another I’ve been waiting for, Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence EDP. I am a fan of Bvlgari scents and have owned many, including my favourite, the original Bvlgari MAN, but how does this one stack up?

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The Gillette Ad – The Best A Man Can Be – Or Is It?

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

Gillette The Best A Man Can Be Ad About Toxic Masculinity Causes Outrage

Gillette has created a new ad, a short film which has been causing some controversy, using their famous tagline, The Best A Man Can Get, and changing it up to The Best A Man Can Be. This is their attempt for ‘men to set a good example for the next generation’, but it has not gone down too well with most. In fact, the YouTube video has over 370k dislikes, in comparison to 100k likes at present.

Many people are outraged by the ad, as for some it seems like they are stereotyping all males, that every man is toxic, using backdrops of what’s been happening in the news in recent times, which has not been very positive for the male gender to put it very lightly.

It goes on to depict and talk about bullying, various negative male stereotypes, sexual harassment, and more.

If you have not seen the video yet, you can see this below.

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