So some dudes on Basenotes have occasionally used the phrase "old man's fragrance." I read this, and I think, "Wow, this expression is carrying an awful lot of freight!"
What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that there are a lot of unconscious assumptions behind this statement. Maybe I should detail some of these, first of all, just for fun, but secondly, to deconstruct some unexamined ideas that show some pretty shocking attitudes — attitudes that people wouldn't
Updated 14th September 2011 at 09:52 PM by JaimeB
For my next installment, itís time for the sixties!
Menís Classics Ė The Sixties
24. Vetiver by Guerlain
Another legend from Guerlain.
Apparently, vetiver (the plant) was first introduced to Haiti in the 40ís by plantation owners hoping to sell it to European perfume companies. The locals quickly developed a scented
so, what do YOU all think of a " Man " ( Me ) who enjoy wearing a Ladies Fragrance ?
Itís installment seven and itís time to get unabashedly masculine, so here are some timeless icons:
These old drugstore scents get a bad rap. Sure, for $5.99 a bottle, they canít possibly contain any expensive, top-notch ingredients, but thatís not a fair way to judge them. To put it simply, a menís designer mall release for $60 a bottle doesnít have the budget for top-notch ingredients either, once you factor in advertising and how
Hey everyone! Yesterdayís post was pretty non-specific, but I promise to list specific fragrances from now on. Honestly, I had a sort of a plan how to start this project, but from here on out, things are going to get a little random. For anyone who skipped the first few, please keep in mind that Iím no expert and I hope no one reading this thinks that I actually consider myself any kind of perfume professor - I just smell lots of thingsÖ
With that, I give you todayís topic:
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