Features

Interview with Todd Bennett, AKA The Cologne Guy

by Grant Osborne, 01st February, 2003

In 1995, back in the early days of the Internet, there was a website ran by the paper-bagged guy above called Answers from the Cologne Guy, which featured information on men's cologne. Then in 1998 the site was no longer updated, and in 1999 it vanished. What happened? Where did it go? Basenotes gets the answers from the cologne guy - Tod…

Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur

by Dr Basenotes, 01st February, 2003

"I received a bottle of 'Mouchoir de Monsieur' as a gift, and would like to know more about it. I tried the Guerlain website, but was unable to post this question. I do like the fragrance, it is unusual and I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it. However, I would like to know its history and its composition" Jo…

Swift Skin care

by Kimberly Sayer, 01st February, 2003

"I haven't time to use lots of different products. What products do you recommend that are essential?"Colin H, New York, US   Kimberly Says: That's a great question!The whole idea of grooming and self maintenance is to create a program that is simple and non-time consuming so you will stick to it. For men, very simp…

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Scents that ladies love

by Dr Basenotes, 01st December, 2002

"What fragrance do you recommend for me? I want something that will have all the chicks going wild! Nothing girly though, I want a real manly scent!" Ian, New York, USA   Doctor Basenotes Says: A ladies man, eh? I remember, back in the sixties when London was swinging; my good friend Lionel and I used to spend ou…

Banishing Spots

by Kimberly Sayer, 01st December, 2002

"I'm in my mid-twenties and still suffer from spots. I eat healthily, and wash my face every day. What am I doing wrong? Will they ever go?"John R, London, UK   Kimberly Says: To help manage your skin, try a good clay mask, which will draw out dirt, spots, oil and dead skin cells. Use a facial scrub two to three times a…

A look at L'Artisan Parfumeur

by William Good, 01st December, 2002

Mure et Musc Passage d'Enfer Voleur de Roses Mention these or the names of any of the other fragrances of French niche fragrance brand L'Artisan Parfumeur to one of its loyal followers, and you're likely to find yourself involved in a conversation (whether you want to be or not) in which the person shares his or her personal e…

The real man's guide to make-up!

by Grant Osborne, 01st November, 2002

Sometimes the stresses and problems of daily life can get to you. Tiredness and the onslaught of time, show on your face in the form of dark circles around the eyes, blemishes, sun spots and broken capillaries. It's easy to think that only a miracle can solve these problems, but there is another option you may not have thought of.... …

Pheromone based fragrances - Do they work?

by Grant Osborne, 02nd May, 2002

Back in the summer of 2001, we had an enquiry from one of our visitors enquiring about pheromone enhanced colognes. To be honest, Basenotes hadn't a clue! We knew of Realm and Jovan's long-gone Andron, but other than that we knew very little about pheromones. So we did some research.... If you skip to thje back of a 'mens lifestyle' ma…

New West Campaign: Can we resurrect?

by Grant Osborne, 12th April, 2002

Often at Basenotes, we get emails from our visitors looking for discontinued and hard-to-find fragrances. One name keeps popping up: 'New West Skin Scent' by Aramis. So we decided to do something about it, but we needed to know how much demand there is for bringing back New West (male and female). You responded in droves! We then sent the…

A meeting with Kimberly Sayer

by Ali Nakhai, 02nd April, 2002

"I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face." Many will recall the antics of the recalcitrant Holly Golightly in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Holly, like many women and now even men, aspires for a perfect complexion. In a time where new products with n…

Getting a close electric shave from an electric shaver

by Grant Osborne, 01st December, 2001

Although often thought not as close as a traditional wet shave, electric shavers are faster and a lot more convenient. Following the simple steps below will help you get the most from your electric pal. Read the Manual. Often this is something that is overlooked. Take the time to look through it. Some razors cost a lot of money and …

Clive Christian... costly, but worth it?

by Ali Nakhai, 01st November, 2001

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s a Friday night. You’re getting ready to go out, you hear there’s a ripping party with a lot of faces and beautiful people. You slap on your best clothes grabbing your best pair of Diesel jeans and that new Joseph Abboud shirt you got. Or maybe you want to go drop dead sexy and …