Fragrance Review - Versace The Dreamer

Way back when it was initially released in 1994, I was a big fan of Versace Blue Jeans, and I still have a bottle of it on my shelf. Two years later, Versace released it’s follow up fragrance, The Dreamer, and until recently, I never even knew it existed!

I tried this on a tester at the airport before a trip a few months ago and liked it, but ultimately decided to buy Dior Fahrenheit at the time. When I saw it on Amazon for a bargain price, I figured I should probably grab it while I can!

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Olympus AZ-1 Zoom Review

I’ve been really determined to go back to my roots with photography and rekindle the wonderment I had when everything was new, so I’ve been picking up and shooting on a few old 35mm film cameras. I picked up this Olympus AZ-1 Zoom from eBay for £3.99. I had no idea whether it was any good, or even if it would actually work, but for that price it was worth the risk.

First retailing in 1987, the AZ-1 Zoom was Olympus’ first compact camera to feature an integrated zoom lens. For a point and shoot camera, it was pretty advanced, with a macro mode, continuous shooting, and a viewfinder that zoomed along with the lens.

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Movember - The Finale

So here it is… one whole month of mouth brow growth. I think it’s a respectable amount of upper lip plumage for a month to be honest, although I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hoped for more. The beard seems to grow at a much faster rate for some reason.

I don’t even think it looks all that bad from a style perspective. I’m definitely glad I grew the beard stubble a bit, rather than being completely clean shaven, but all in all, my face furniture doesn’t offend me as much as it could have done.

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Fragrance Review - Lapidus Pour Homme Black Extreme

Lapidus Pour Homme is a powerhouse fragrance from 1987 that if you’re not careful, can be really overpowering in the majority of situations. So with that in mind, Lapidus’ 2012 release of Lapidus Pour Homme Black Extreme already sounds like a bad idea!

In my review of the original, I said it was a love it or hate it fragrance, so it would be interesting to see if this is a modernised version, following more recent trends, or indeed just an ‘extreme’ version of the first variation.

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Making my own Swiss Army Knife

As I’ve gotten older, despite my best efforts, apparently it’s inevitable that I’m going to turn into my parents. My Dad has always been into old movies, and history, and as time’s gone on, I’ve found myself more and more into learning about the history of things, and being drawn to anything with tradition and heritage.

A couple of weeks ago, I was spending a day out and about at press days, and whilst at Modus PR, I spotted their Victorinox display, with a bunch of pieces and tools in the corner. Turns out, they were giving the opportunity to make your very own Swiss Army Knife! Unfortunately for me, the guy was on his lunch break, but they offered to take my details, and rearrange for me to visit their flagship store on New Bond Street to not only make my own, but also to have it personalised. How could I say no?

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