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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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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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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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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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OUD ESSENTIEL EDP – GUERLAIN Review

By Joe Burns

This perfume landed on our doorstep and within seconds it was sprayed on our pulse-points. Curious and delighted to receive a bottle of Oud Essentiel from Guerlain, we couldn’t wait to see how a fragrance is said to be so expertly developed. Guerlain is a brand synonymous with classic, high-end fragrances, skincare and make-up, and […]

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Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Eau De Toilette

By Joe Burns

You may have been walking past, and then felt the need to step inside one of the many Penhaligon’s stores around the UK, compelled by the theatre of fragrance infused mist being sprayed across the threshold, and drawn in by the exquisite aromas and classic décor inside. I know I have, and I’ve been a […]

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Jaguar Pace Accelerate

By Rashpal Amrit

Following on from last years launch Jaguar Pace, the brand now gives us its second iteration PACE Accelerate. Created to celebrate the Jaguar F-Pace family sports car, the best-selling Jaguar Pace is an expression of true masculinity. The launch event was held at the Marylebone Rooms, the perfect setting for such an event. Guests were […]

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Polo Red Extreme Review

By Adam

Last week we were sent a bottle of the new Ralph Lauren fragrance Polo Red Extreme that has just been released in the U.K this June. It’s a follow-up to the popular Polo Red but this one packs a powerful punch. Undoubtedly it’s a masculine fragrance and the things I noticed straight away were the […]

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Bentley Momentum and Momentum Intense Fragrances

By Rashpal Amrit

Bentley launched their new fragrances Momentum and Momentum Intense, and as ever Dapper Chapper was at the launch in the Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard. The new fragrances, designed for the urban trendsetter in mind. Contrasting aromatic freshness with vibrant woods form the basis to the fragrances, developed by master perfumer Nathalie Lorson. So how […]

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Penhaligon’s Portraits: Roaring Radcliff

By Adam

Back in December we wrote about The Tragedy of Lord George, one of the new Penhaligon’s Portraits Chapter 1 fragrances. A few months on and the charming story continues with a host of new characters. Penhaligon’s have done fantastically well to build such a great story behind the characters and we’ve now got Lord George’s secret […]

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Penhaligon’s: The Tragedy of Lord George Review

By Adam

It’s been some time now since we’ve covered Penhaligon’s and after we attended a breakfast at the Royal Exchange to hear about the brands new Portraits Chapter 1 collection, I’m really not sure why it’s been so long. Penhaligon’s has been making unusual fragrances since they opened on Jermyn Street in 1872 and most of […]

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Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia II

By Adam

Acqua di Parma have done it again chaps! This time, in celebrating its 100th anniversary, a trio of opera-inspired fragrances have been released under the Acqua di Parma Colonia banner. We’ve taken on Note di Colonia II for review, a fragrance that was also included in the 2016 Dapper Chapper Gift Guide. Firstly, it’s worth […]

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Monroe Cologne No.4

By Robert Etheridge

I’m a big fan of products with a dual purpose; products that look great, and make our lives a bit easier and more enjoyable, but I haven’t yet considered how this approach might improve my grooming routine. When the going gets hectic, it’s easy to put off the simple things that keep our skin looking fresh […]