Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Art of Shaving and THE SARTORIALIST

Grooming and Style meet in Chelsea: The Art of Shaving and THE SARTORIALIST collaborate for the launch of the beautifully designed luxury shaving and washroom product line called Chelsea Collection. Throughout the night, THE SARTORIALIST'S Scott Schuman captured the spirit of Chelsea through a collection of portraits.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Organic Male Desert Springs pH Balancer

This is the time of year when my skin gets kind of dry and a little itchy...ugh... so extra special care is needed for the skin. Yup, Halloween is just around the corner and as the temperature gets colder and the air get dryer, I forget about the goblins and witches and make a beeline for the Witch Hazel. Now, and during the winter, is when I recharge my face, neck and scalp with a good pH skin balancer. A new discovery and an instant favorite of mine is Organic Male Desert Springs pH balancer. This is an excellent hydrating and soothing skin balancer that eliminates dryness and give my mug the TLC it needs. Infused with lots of organic goodies, including witch hazel to reduce inflammation and redness, while calming chapped and irritated skin. It has a nice smoothing effect and it also smells pretty awesome too. Nice, clean and natural.

Available for $35 at Organic Male

Monday, October 21, 2013

MicroTouch Switchblade for your Movember moustache... and everything else

My good men, Movember is almost here — the month-long event where men grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Keeping the stache trimmed for a month could be a full time job, unless of course you're a 70's porn star or a Williamsburg hipster. Whether you're stash style is gringo, box car, abra kadabra, trucker, major or undercover brother,  I found a very cool must-have trimmer called Microtouch Switchblade — it will get you through the month as well as the rest of the year and will stylishly trim those areas above the waist and delicately trim the boxwood hedges below the waist.

Microtouch Switchblade is a 2-in-1 trimmer that goes from micro to a full size groomer with a sleek compact design. Switchblade has the power to get the job done— and for about $20 bucks.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

11 Semma — The addition of Tobacco to the Odin Fragrance Line

Odin, the store that just evokes New York cool, has launched it's first tobacco fragrance called 11 Semma. The unisex scent is so thoughtfully composed and richly layered with hints of fresh chili pepper and powdery tonka, notes of cinnamon bark, sweet tobacco, and warm myrrh with sandalwood and herbaceous clove. The scent balances sweet and warm, masculine and feminine — the result is so sophisticated and smooth. 11 Semma opens with a sultry touch of Myrrh and a hint of chili pepper. As the scent maneuvers into the base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and sweet tobacco, it makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a soft and warm, charcoal gray cashmere blanket. This scent is just so cozy and sexy. 11 Semma is a perfect fragrance for Fall and Winter. 

Available at Odin New York, Aedes de Venustas in New York, Barneys New York nationwide, Colette in Paris, Liberty in London and Quartier 206 in Berlin.

100 ml / 3.4 oz

Monday, October 7, 2013

Man, Let's Face it. Harry's got the Shave You've Been Waiting For.

Exciting and hair raising news fellas....Harry's just launched a new line of high quality and amazingly low priced razor handles and shave sets — it's called FW13. If you're not too familiar with the brand, here's the scoop. Harry’s was built out of respect for quality craftsmanship, simple design, modern convenience and for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave. Harry’s also donates one blade (or an equivalent dollar value) for each purchase to a non-profit partner that supports the mission of helping people to look and feel their best. Harry’s products are available at

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Scent from 007 — Ocean Royale

A surprising and amazing new fragrance has launched from the James Bond 007 line — Ocean Royale. I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, but I started to conjure up of images of James Bond and Daniel Craig and thought, hmmm, this could be interesting. Well, it is. I was really surprised at what a good solid, well-constructed and SEXY fragrance this is. The top, middle and base notes are harmonious, subtle and quite pleasant yet mysterious. The scent opens with an aquatic whiff of aniseed, bergamot and notes of lime. Then it moves into a creamy interpretation of teak wood, guaiac and cedar woods. Finishing off with just the slightest hint of coffee bean and the luxurious (and one of my favorites) base note of tonka bean. This is a sophisticated blend that works well on many levels but the thing that surprised me the most is the price. This sophisticated elixir retails at Kohl's for $30 for 30ml. I would expect to pay 2 or 3 times that price for this quality scent. Definitely recommended.