Givenchy Gentleman Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:15 PM

The year is 1974 and hallowed French couturier Hubert de Givenchy has created hysteria in the perfume world with the release of his new masculine cologne Givenchy Gentleman. With bottles steadily selling hand over fist, Hubert could never have imagined that his famous cologne might still be selling and inspiring flankers some 45 years later!

In 2017, ‘Gentleman’ undergoes a complete reinvention to stay in keeping with a modern world, however its DNA is linked by a red thread to the original.

A classy play between power and sweetness, the revised Givenchy Gentleman was authored by world-class perfumer Olivier Cresp, and trains its focus on top notes of cardamom and pear, which steep over a considered floral heart of soft iris and aromatic lavender. But the accord which features in both the original Gentleman, and the new, is a delicious earthy patchouli. This dances alongside supporting base notes of black vanilla and leather. A real crowd-pleaser, this contemporary nod to a classic embodies the forward-moving House of Givenchy which will always remain true to its distinctive French roots.

If you’re looking for that compliment-getting cologne, then this new iteration of a Givenchy classic is a must-have for the 20-30 year old young professionals. A great ‘go-to’ for date night or for the office.

How to Make Your Fragrance Last Longer

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:38 PM

If you have longevity/projection issues with your fragrances and need some advice on application heres are 5 holy grail tips that are sure to help you out!

1. Prep your skin - Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Some people have issues where their skin is like a sponge. No matter what your skin is like, you want to make sure your skin is nice and hydrated. Using an unscented body butter, lotion or body oil can really make a huge difference. Some people have fantastic luck with virgin coconut oil and vaseline as well. To figure out what works best for you would be trial and error. You can also mix a tiny bit of the fragrance into any unscented body lotion or body butter for added effect!

2. How and where you apply - All fragrance isn't created equally, but usually the application is pretty universal. You do not want to apply directly to skin, rather spray a few inches away. Some people achieve better results by spraying the air around them and walking into it. This will let the fragrance hit a larger amount of surface area, which is very important.

Apply to pulse points to help them develop better - wrists, inside of elbows, necks and I even spritz the backs of my knees! DO NOT rub the fragrance into your skin. It's not designed to work that way. Let it gently settle into your skin and drydown without a vigourous massage. I also like to apply 1-2 spritzes to my clothing and/or hair to help the fragrance last longer.

3. Layer your scent - This tip works for fragrance longevity, projection and is a secret money-saver! Most fragrances have a gift set  option available that comes with additional products in the same scent. Look for a set that has the fragrance itself, a lotion and a body soap. You can usually find a gift set that has the full sized fragrance in it and when paired with the additional products you get more for your money!

First use the body soap in the shower, next use the body lotion and then finish off with the fragrance itself. Bonus points if you can find the deodorant version of your fragrance! You'll be smelling amazing for hours on end. 

4. Reapply as needed - Reapplication seems very obvious, but it really makes all the difference in the world, especially for fragrances with weaker longevity. You can buy a travel sized bottle of your fragrance for your bag or desk drawer, or make your own using an atomizer.  Atomizers have the added benefit of being small enough to carry in a pocket or purse so you don't have to carry the entire bottle or spend the extra money on the travel size. Click here to see a video tutorial on how to use our atomizer. 

5. Use a fragrance setting spray - You put setting spray on your makeup, and clear top coat on your nails, so why not on your fragrance? Fragrance Lock is the newest secret in fragrance longevity and 96.8% of people said that it helped their fragrance last 12 hours longer! All you have to do is spritz it on top of your fragrance. A great quick fix for when you don't have time for the whole layering ritual! 

Mr. Burberry Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:08 PM

In 2018 the Burberry man is young, ambitious and independent. He's not bogged down by ‘second best’ careers; he’s a contemporary man with his sights set on making his mark on the world. It is precisely this sense of freedom and self-confidence that perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has captured in 'Mr. Burberry' launched in 2016.

Mr Burberry is a woody fougere, but theres nothing stuffy or conservative about it. It has a sensational aromatic, herbal twist that renders it sharp and modern, whilst still remaining distinctly British. Opening accords that strut across the skin are citrus, cardamom and tarragon; bright and green off the bat. These are followed closely by nutmeg and cedar, which lend a comforting warmth, over a vetiver / sandalwood foundation. It’s olfactory temperature dallies between warm and cool, rendering it something of a shape shifter that fits in to day or evening wear, for both summer or winter!

With mixed measures of both refinement and swagger, Mr. Burberry is a well-executed masculine for the modern man. It tends to stay close to the skin in the eau de toilette (capable of drawing others in), but is also available in an eau de perfume which projects significantly. Stylish and to-the-minute, Mr. Burberry doesn’t disappoint!