Friday, July 16, 2010

THE BIG PONY COLLECTION


For all those hip and handsome dudes wearing those Big Pony shirts in the Hamptons, NYC, LA and everywhere else. ….. you’re about to smell a lot better.

RALPH LAUREN INTRODUCES A NEW GENERATION OF FRAGRANCES
PLAY BIG, WIN BIG…GET IN THE GAME

The Big Pony Fragrance Collection complements this gallant Big Pony look with a set of four fragrances that represent our key passions: Sport, Seduction, Adventure and Style. The fragrances are distinctive and gives you a choice to express your personality and mood. Inspired by the four players of a polo team, this quartet of fragrances empowers men to get into the game and play by their own rules.


1. The Sporty Fragrance. Citrus Aromatic. Refreshing lime and grapefruit. The blue bottle is marked with a green Polo Player

2: The Seductive Fragrance. Oriental Fougere. A sexy mix that hooks up dark chocolate and musk for undeniable attraction. Accented with a yellow Polo Player

3. The Adventurous Fragrance. Fougere Woody. Mint and ginger root that
triggers an adrenaline rush. The green bottle is marked
with a solid blue number 3

4. The Stylish Fragrance. Woody Fruity. An energizing boost that layers mandarin and kyarawood for a one-of-a-kind, stylish edge. The orange bottle is marked with a blue Polo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alford & Hoff: James Bond Style Grooming


Summer 2010, NYC: Sweltering heat and humidity has forced me to skip some of my regular daytime moisturizers (at least for a little while) and opt for something more lightweight, yet hard working and hydrating and what the hell, a little SPF would be nice too. Not such an easy thing to find in the ever-expanding universe of men’s grooming products. But, ahhhh, the answer to my need comes from a very handsomely styled company called Alford & Hoff. This line is sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and alfordandhoff.com. And just to put things in perspective, the Alford & Hoff line is what I would imagine sitting on James Bond’s dresser or tucked away in his high tech dopp kit. I’ve been a huge fan of Alford & Hoff’s Microdermabrasion and have written and tweeted about it many times. The stuff is truly amazing and if you haven’t already tried it, I urge you to get on it ASAP. You will be a new man. But in the summer of 2010, I’m all about the lightweight and effective moisturizer. Alford & Hoff Moisturizer (Sirtuin-Activating Hydrating Cream) is an emulsion that contains emollients and high-tech humectants with a boost the anti-aging SIR2stac Complex – it moisturizes for dramatically looking younger skin and the result lasts throughout the day. I love this moisturizer. Check it out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Love at First Sight...Calibre de Cartier


My dreams of someday owning a Patek Philippe have been rocked a little since I saw this watch from the new Cartier men's watch collection, Calibre de Cartier. Does anyone really need a Cartier watch? The answer is yes. This one is too handsome to let get-away. Cartier manages to create classic timepieces with a modern edge and I think the Calibre de Cartier is pretty major. What do you think?

So who is this quintessential Cartier man? Daring, elegant, precise and most importantly, on time.

Check out this video for the collection...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Boucheron Jaipur Eau de Parfum


So, I recently spent a few days at my sister’s house trying to beat the heat by lounging by the pool, eating, drinking some cold beer, shopping, and then some more lounging by the pool. While I was there, I happened to notice a bottle of Boucheron Jaipur Eau de Parfum on her dresser. I had given this to her a while back as a gift for some occasion. I remember when I bought it thinking the scent might work as well on a guy as it does on a woman. There were definitely some notes in the fragrance that blurred the masculine/feminine line. The bottle showed some age as the gold on the top was brushed in the same beautiful way that a piece of 18k gold jewelry might show with some wear. Really nice. I spritzed a couple of shots on my neck and OH BOY… the fragrance was just as I remembered…amazing. It won me over again. This scent is sensual, clean and subtle — an eau de parfum with great staying power. Strong enough for a woman and awesome for a gentleman. I’m going to buy a bottle for myself.