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.

Read More
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?

Read More
Movember Update

Quick little update on how my moustache is coming along for Movember. I’ve got past the initial, awkward, in between phase of it just looking like nothing, thankfully! A few people are actually commenting on it, which means we’re venturing into the territory of it being a credible face adornment. I’m not quite at the point where I can look at styling it or training it too much into any particular shape, and it’s still a little messy and patchy around the edges.

Read More
Top 5 Winter Fragrances For Men in 2018

When it comes to fragrance, I’ve always been a fresh citrussy kind of guy. Aquatic accords and bergamot notes have always formed the backbone of what I would wear daily. The thing is, whilst they work really well during the summer months, once the nights draw in and the weather turns cold, they just don’t have the same feel.

My winter fragrance wardrobe is rather limited, but I do have 5 fragrances that I’m going to be rotating through for different occasions for the next few months. There are a few I don’t own as of yet, that would probably make this list, but I like to keep things real and showcase what I’m genuinely going to wear this winter.

Read More