Monday, November 15, 2010

Odin Frgrances: 04 Petrana

I spent last Sunday working the streets of Soho… brunch, shopping, people watching… and ended up at Odin on Lafayette Street — one of my favorite NYC stores (flashback). The collection of clothes, shoes, accessories and fragrances are so well edited that I would be stoked owning anything in the store. While there, I discovered the latest addition to their line of signature scents — it’s called 04 Petrana. The scent is absolutely rich, complex and so well layered that I cannot stop sniffing my wrist. It opens with a very earthy and slightly spicy pink pepper note and then shifts into a fresh unisex floral (black iris, violet and heliotrope) and finishes out with a sensual balance of orris root, vetiver and white musk. Really wonderful and quite amazing — a beautiful balance of the traditional masculine and feminine. 04 Petrana is a well thought out beautifully executed fragrance.

The good news is that with the launch of 04 Petrana, Odin New York Fragrances has branched out and are now available at Barneys New York and In Europe, 04 Petrana is exclusively sold at Browns in London and Colette and French Trotters in Paris. And of course they're also available at Odin New York, Pas de Deux, Aedes de Venustas and Hershleifer's in New York, Louis Boston in Boston, Forty Five Ten in Dallas, Carrots in San Francisco. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Razor Bumps: Knock ‘em out faster with Bump Patrol

I take shaving seriously and as a guy with light skin and a moderately course beard, I’m only occasionally prone to razor bumps and burn, usually on my neck. They suck! Anyone who has had them knows they can sting and look “not awesome’. Razor bumps, also known as Pleudofolliculitis Barbae, predominantly affects African-American, Latino and Mediterranean men, whose
beards are typically course, curly and prone to ingrown hairs, In fact, according to research conducted by the U.S. Army, approximately 80 percent of all African-American men experience razor bumps. Some men actually think they’re allergic to razors or believe nothing can fix the problem. When I get razor bumps, I bring out the armed forces for a counter attack and by that I mean it’s time to bring out Bump Patrol. It’s loaded with soothing agents to reduce inflammation, antiseptics to reduce bacteria and prevent infection and emollients for a smooth appearance.

There aren’t enough hours in the day to tell you how much I love this product. Bump Patrol's anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and conditioning affects happen right after the first shave. The line is fully stocked and includes hydrating shave gels and three strengths of their aftershave razor bump treatment: Maximum Strength, Sensitive and Original.

If you're prone to razor bumps, here are a few smooth moves to prevent this situation:
1 Tweeze ingrown hairs and apply Bump Patrol directly to the sites.
2 Use a hydrating shave gel and a high-quality multi-blade razor on a moistened, warm face.
3 Shave in the same direction of the beard’s growth. Never go against the grain.
4 Complete each shave with an application of Bump Patrol aftershave wherever the razor touched.

I also use Bump Patrol on my back after a waxing to avoid any ingrown hairs. And ladies, I think this would work well after a leg shave, bikini wax or a Brazilian. Keep it smooth.

Bump Patrol is available at Walgreens, Walmart, Target and CVS.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sexual Sugar Daddy

Just launched: Sexual Sugar Daddy, a smooth, bold, handsome new fragrance from the one and only Michel Germain. Michel is famous for creating sexy aphrodisiac scents for men and women. His latest scent rocks a splash of crystallized grapefruit zest and mixes it with a deliciously tempting cinnamon bark, leather and tobacco. Sexual Sugar Daddy will get you noticed… and maybe get you in trouble. In other words, the fragrance does the flirting for you. And please, when you wear this, don’t forget to bring a condom. Hugs and kisses guaranteed.

Sexual Sugar Daddy is available at Macy’s and Bloomingdales.