Grooming

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Tom Daxon Sicilian Wood Duo

By Alex Noble

Chaps, grooming is an extremely important part of life for contemporary gentlemen. I would argue that a well-groomed individual often feels very good about themselves, which will in turn enhance their daily output (work or social) and general mood. I’m not about to embark upon an analysis of the human psyche and you may think what […]

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Mankind Advent Calendar

By Matt Denney

I’m still a big fan of the daily festive ritual that is the opening of an advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas Day. But it’s also fair to say I’ve also been on the look out for an alternative to the typical chocolate indulgence of previous years. Enter Mankind and their premium advent calendar, stocked […]

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Review

By Joe Burns

A fragrance that you are all likely to have seen before, or perhaps have owned, is this classic addition to any collection – Acqua Di Parma – Colonia. Housed in a no-nonsense but instantly recognisable golden yellow cylinder, with a sophisticated and clean looking bottle to match, this fragrance is all about subtlety and exquisite […]

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Mankind & GQ Collaborate to Create the Ultimate Grooming Set

By Joe Burns

Is your bathroom cabinet looking a bit dull at the moment? Are you using the same old products since your teenage years? Maybe you’ve experimented along the way, you’ve progressed from wet look gel to a pomade, and begun to dabble with night-time moisturisers? The ever growing grooming world can be daunting, but thanks to […]

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Floris X Turnbull & Asser: 71/72 Eau De Parfum

By Adam

A few months back, Floris perfumers collaborated with English shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser, for an ultimate Dapper Chapper pairing, to launch 71/72 Eau de Parfum. The name 71/72 refers to Turnbull & Assers flagship store location on Jermyn Street, just a but further down the road from Floris.  Jermyn Street is an area symbiotic with […]

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Paco Rabanne Pure XS Review

By Joe Burns

Paco Rabanne Pure XS is alive and kicking again, having once adorned our dressers back in ’94 when it was known simply as XS. It’s been a 23 year hiatus but Paco Rabanne have crafted what will potentially be another successful and much loved fragrance just like its older brother. In keeping with the original, […]

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L:A BRUKET SALT SPRAY REVIEW

By Joe Burns

If you have slightly longer hair, you may often struggle with your regular styling product, and find that it just doesn’t go a long way, or at least not hold your style for long enough. Recently, there has been an influx in salt sprays, designed to create extra volume in your hair and at the […]

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Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Soap

By Joe Burns

You may not have used a bar of soap for a long time, opting instead for tubes or bottles of shower lotions and potions, but perhaps this will make you re-think your options… This is one big bar of soap, almost 200g to be precise, so it’s bound to last you a fair while. That’s […]

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Laboratory Perfumes Samphire No. 3 Review

By Joe Burns

Adding to your collection of scents is always fun and can transform an outfit, and your appearance, hugely. We were approached by Laboratory Perfumes who were keen for us to see, and smell, what they’ve created, and we were only too happy to oblige. Established just 6 years ago, British born Laboratory Perfumes have created […]

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HAECKELS SEAWEED / SEA BUCKTHORN BODY CLEANSER REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Sometimes you wake up and feel like you haven’t slept a wink all night – getting up can be very tough indeed, so at times like these, it’s great to have a shower with a product that invigorates and wakes up your senses. Haeckels have created something that does just that. This body cleanser starts […]

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Just For Men: A Day at the NFL

By Adam

When it comes to grooming most men will agree that simple is best. Nobody wants to be wading through reams of information and instructions just to establish if that product is right for them. That’s where Just for Men hits the mark.  From the box branding to the product application itself, it’s all with the […]

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THE REFINERY LIP BALM REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Every man has his essential items required to get ready to face the day, and if you’re like me, then a good quality lip balm is definitely on that list. I’ve used many over the years, from your basic petroleum jelly to your cheap and cheerful drug-store option, but these days I opt for something […]

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Diesel BAD Intense Review

By Adam

Launched this year, BAD Intense from Diesel is a punchy take on the already successful BAD fragrance. This is undeniably a masculine scent, and in our opinion, designed to make a statement, to get attention, and compliment a robust, edgy look. If you’ve read some of our other recent fragrance reviews, you’ll have noticed that […]

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Patrick’s M2 Pomade

By Joe Burns

Hair styling has come a hell of a long way since the days of wet-look gel, and we are very happy about that! As time passes, more and more options become available to us to cater to the ever-changing styles that come in and out of fashion. Patrick’s have been very busy indeed, spending years […]