Fragrance – Men Style Fashion We Show You How Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Fragrance For Men – Our Top Seven Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:41:27 +0000 It is understood that the fashion world has two distinct seasons, but did you realise that the perfume world has also? Each of these aromatic seasons is well stocked with new launches to tempt you into ditching your current scent in favour of something fresher and more contemporary. Whether you’re tempted to update your fragrance wardrobe with something that’s a variation of an old favourite, or simply want to try one of the latest offerings from the likes of Paco Rabanne or Tom Ford, here are some of the top scents worth sniffing out this spring.

We were invited for an exclusive smell experience at  The Shard London last week. The Bentley Momentum just like the car brand itself. It is distinguished both in its bottles and smell.  Momentum by Bentley is a Oriental Fougere fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Momentum was launched in 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Nathalie Lorson. Top notes are bergamot, sea notes, nutmeg and violet leaf; middle notes are jasmine, ambergris and cashmere wood; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, moss and musk.

It’s available at Harrods from March 2017.

Bentley Momentum EdT 100ml GBP 59.00

Bentley Momentum Intense EdP 60ml GBP 49.00

Bentley Momentum Intense EdP 100ml GBP 69.50

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Gruhme Fragrance – Credible Discerning Britishness Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:37:18 +0000 Does quality matter to you? If not, I wouldn’t continue to read this article because I spoke to a man just the other day who believes quality is the only way for a product to be. It’s contagious.

Rob Hallmark, the Founder of Gruhme started the company after realizing that the world of fragrances was flawed. You have a handful of HUGE companies all competing with each other to get the most sales while keeping their margins as high as possible. The issue here is that they have all forgotten what it means to make fragrances.

Passionate is just one of the thousands of words I could use to describe Rob Hallmark and this really formed an image in my mind for what Gruhme is and where it is going in the future. With a history in Law, Rob sought something that he would truly enjoy doing in life, and it turns out that’s Gruhme.

Gruhme was officially launched on 18th December 2013 with the release of ‘The Original’ Shown Below.

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Gruhme then went on to create their best-selling ‘No.14’ which I actually have sitting in my bathroom for my daily spray. I even did a review of it which you can find here – Gruhme No.14 Review.

If you watch the video you’ll see that I talk a lot about quality. From first hand experience and a fantastic conversation with Rob, I really understood what Gruhme is about.

Credible Discerning Britishness. Creating something that is truly British in nature and made through the lens of perfection is completely their aim.

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Gruhme No.14

During my conversation I talked about how the bottle feels in the hand and how the cap adds value to the experience. These are things that have never really been thought of in the fragrance world. Companies have been too worried about what shape to make their bottle rather than creating a product that is more than just aesthetics. Something I want to add is that Rob explained to me that there is one part of a bottle that NO ONE ever considers, yet and it is the most important part. The pump.

Gruhme believes that the whole experience of using their products is the best it could possibly be. This means, the bottle is made to look great, it is made to feel divine in your hand, smell great and create an overall positive experience. Gruhme went a step further and even added the experience of the pump to the equation. The pump is the most prominent touch point on the bottle making it one of the most important parts of the experience. How does the pump feel to push down? does it feel flimsy? weak? light? These are all questions Gruhme asked themselves and they wanted to create a pump that added value to the product itself. Rob even told me they went through 50 different pumps before they found the right one.

Gruhme has quickly got me on board as a true follower of the brand and a fan of its products. I see that they are different, I see that they create quality and I see that they are run by a man who wants to go up against the tycoon businessmen running the mainstream fragrance companies. I like the underdog and Gruhme needs to be known and worn by men all over the world.

All it takes is to hold one bottle and you’ll be sold. A fan for life.





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Gruhme No.14 Mens Fragrance Review Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:42:58 +0000 Fragrances are generally something I don’t wear on a day to day basis. I’m generally a straight deodorant and go type of person. Not to say I don’t have fragrances laying around, I just don’t typically use them. In light of my history, I wanted to see if there was a product that could ‘turn’ me into an Eau De Toilette type of guy!

I managed to get my hands on some Gruhme No.14; a British fine fragrance for men. From my research, I found that Gruhme No.14 is the same exact scent as the original Gruhme fragrance, but just a little bit stronger.


One of the things I always look for in a high quality product, is the way the product is packaged. The box itself, is very simple in nature and definitely appeals to the male audience. There is a sense of luxury about this box and I am intrigued to see the bottle.


The Bottle

The bottle very much replicates the theme from the box, posting a matte black finish and a really nice colour scheme overall. There is an overall sense of simplicity about both the box and a bottle.


Smell Good, Feel Good

Contrary to my previous fragrance habits, Gruhme wants No.14 to be an everyday part of your life. So I started wearing the fragrance daily. I used the fragrance to a week-long event in London just to see what the opinion was from the people that I talk to and met during that time.

I have to say, my first thought when applying the fragrance was “woah that’s strong!” I certainly don’t want this fragrance to come across as being negatively strong, what I’m trying to say is that the fragrance was powerful in nature and felt deeper than other fragrances I have had before.


I actually received many compliments on the smell as it managed to stay with me for the whole day. The main comment from people I talk to was that it smelt almost like smoky wood but also with hints of fruit as well.


Gruhme No.14 Mens Fragrance Review
Overall, I don't feel I can give any less than a 9.9! Everything met in my goldilocks zone. Everything from the packaging to the hints of wood were right up my alley!
Longevity 10
The Good
  • Deep, Rich Smell
  • Brilliant Packaging
  • Not overpowering
The Bad
  • Plastic bottle top
9.9Overall Score
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Cristiano Ronaldo Presents His Debut Fragrance ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy’ Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:47:54 +0000 Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy

Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled his debut fragrance Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy, as part of a longstanding ambition to create his own personal scent. The global icon unveiled the accompanying campaign for his exotic new fragrance during an intimate party in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy gives the celebrated sportsman the chance to personally connect with fans all over the world, bringing them closer than ever to his luxury lifestyle.


The fragrance campaign was premiered at tonight’s party and takes fans behind closed doors, offering fans a glimpse into Ronaldo’s glossy lifestyle and meticulous grooming routine. His passion for first-class products and leaving a lasting impression were crucial factors in the creation of his fragrance which, like the campaign, perfectly captures his distinctive allure.

Dominated by a mixture of lavender, apple and cinnamon, Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy blends luxurious and exotic notes for a seductive scent that embodies Ronaldo’s masculinity and timeless appeal. Internationally revered for his stamina on-pitch, the same principles apply to his uniquely blended fragrance which is designed to last all day, leaving a legacy from day to night.


Ronaldo said, “Fragrance is a real passion of mine – it’s the ultimate grooming essential and provides the finishing touch to any outfit so I am very excited to be launching my own scent, Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy. I believe a fragrance can define you and how you present yourself to the world, so I wanted my debut scent to be masculine, sexy and confident.”

“Legacy is about creating something that people will remember you for, which is what I strive to do both on and off the pitch. Fragrance has the ability to leave a strong and lasting impression, so creating my signature scent – Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy – seemed the perfect fit.”

Speaking about the crafting process, Ronaldo continued, “Creating the right formula was really important to me, so I worked closely with an expert perfumer to hand select key notes that reflect my personal style. We focused on using the highest-quality ingredients to deliver a really superior product – Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy lasts all day so it’s a scent with both style and stamina!”

In true reflection of Ronaldo’s timeless appeal, the fragrance is housed in a sleek, solid glass bottle which brings a touch of refined luxury, whilst the bottle’s clean lines are distinctly masculine. To bring the lasting legacy of the fragrance to life, textured, gold details were added for a stylish yet glamorous aesthetic. The slick and minimalist design is finished off with understated gold engraving of Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy, to make a luxurious and quintessential addition to the modern man’s grooming routine.

Owing to Ronaldo’s desire for excellence and flawless execution, he sought the expertise of Eden Parfums, who are renowned for their work with other high-profile stars including One Direction, to collaborate on the scent and its design elements.

Commenting on the partnership, Stella Vassiliades of Eden Parfums said, “We are proud to be working alongside Ronaldo on his first venture into fragrance. Creating Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy with Ronaldo was a pleasure and an honour, especially given his personal passion for fragrance. We feel that Ronaldo’s signature scent really reflects his personality and perfectly embodies our shared vision.”

Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy is available internationally through  and select retailers globally from 16th September 2015.

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Basic Knowledge About Men’s Perfume Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:52:35 +0000 perfume featured image

It is important to keep the body’s aroma stay fresh when interacting with others. Especially with women, they are very sensitive to the scents. Remember that women like men who pay attention with his body’s scents, it shows the respect of himself.

Perfume is divided into several types based on the mixture of oil and water concentration. This mixtures affects the perfume aroma and durability. The higher of your perfume concentration, it will stay longer and you can use just a little bit.


  • Pure Perfume – This is perfume with the highest concentration compared to others types. In some place, this is called as the seeds of perfume.
  • Eau de Perfume – The second type has a less concentration than pure perfume. Usually, this kind of​​perfume types are used by women. The price is usually expensive because it has many oil concentrations (8-15%). Eau de Perfume can stay for about 4-6 hours.
  • Eau de Toilette – The common perfume that used by men. It has oil concentration for about 4-10%, less compared with EDP, and the scent can last 3-4 hours.
  • Eau de Cologne – The last type is the perfume with the lowest concentration for about 2-5% and the scent can last up to 3 hours.

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Perfume’s Aroma

Perfume has 3 layers of aroma based on evaporation rates, each layer is made very carefully by experts. Top notes, middle notes, and base notes. It smell in different times. Some perfume also consist of pheromone. Scientist said that this scent have an effect to the brain, and can induce sexual response. Some research about pheromone can you see in the article about pheromone’s power (


After buying perfume, we often neglect to keep it in the right way. In fact, it is important to maintain the aroma durability. There are several notes you can learn:

  • Save the perfume in a cool, dry place. Do not put perfume in a place that exposed to the sun. Because the heat and sunlight can damage the liquid.
  • Put your perfume in the original box. This is to prevent the perfume from evaporate quickly. Well, believe or not this simple job is really worth to do.
  • Save the perfume in the special box while traveling. If you frequently travel out using airplane, save in airtight box. Because while in the plane, the air pressure cause the perfume evaporate quickly.

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How To Use The Perfume

There are a few things you need to know how to use them properly:

  • Wear perfume according to the event that will be attended. There are differences fragrances for any different occasions. It is important for you to have some kind of perfume with different scents. Perfumes with a light and fresh scent is fit to wear during the day, while the hard scent can wear at night.
  • Spray the perfume on the body, not the clothes. Spray perfume on the pulse points of your body parts such as the inner wrist, behind the ears, neck or elbow arm. These body parts contains the heat.
  • Don’t use too much. Its enough to spray 2-3 times. If your friends can smell your perfume from 3 meters or more, well its too much.

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7 Grooming Essentials For This Summer Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:57:49 +0000 summer-essentials

Summer In The City: Skin And Hair Protect And Repair

When things hot up and you hit the beach, it is especially important to take care of your body. Extra attention should be paid to your skin and hair to repair and protect them from the sun’s harmful damage, whilst still keeping you looking, feeling and smelling confident. Tired and tested by us, these are my top recommendations for any guy’s beach (or overnight) bag during the high summer months.

American Crew Moulding Clay

This concentrated styling clay lets you manipulate hair into any style. Made with natural extracts and beeswax, this unique compound maintains touchable shape and texture. Works well for short styles and those who seek a styling product with a more natural, subtle fragrance. Molding Clay is also a product of choice for those who frequently engage in sports or beach activities and tend to perspire heavily.

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Heaven Scent – The Top Ten Men’s Fragrances Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:12:39 +0000 Heaven Scent – The Top Ten Men’s Fragrances

You’re that guy in the lift people can’t seem to bring themselves to stand next to. You could be that guy in the bar that everyone runs away from. You’re the guy that has your date wanting to end the evening early to go home and play with his / her cats!  The best fragrances for men are sometimes hard to find, especially if your partner is picky about what you  smell like. A smell, within an instant can evoke a though or memory and as such is thought of as one of the most ´captivating senses.´

The word perfume or fragrance is used today to describe scented mixtures and is derived from the Latin word, “per fumus“, meaning through smoke.  Fragrance, perfumery  or the art of making scents, began in ancient Egypt but was developed and further refined by the Romans, the Persians and the Arabs. Although perfume and perfumery also existed in East Asia, much of its fragrances are incense based and have been for the last two thousand years. The composition and chemistry of perfume however, is a little more complex than the manufacturers would have us believe. It´s all about ´notes.´


Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be sensed upon the application of a perfume. Notes are separated into three classes; top/head notesmiddle/heart notes, and base notes; which denote groups of scents which can be sensed with respect to the time after the application of a perfume. These notes are created carefully with knowledge of the evaporation process and intended use of the perfume. The presence of one note may alter the perception of another – for instance, the presence of certain base or heart notes will alter the scent perceived when the top notes are strongest, and likewise the scent of base notes in the dry-down will often be altered depending on the smells of the heart notes.

The idea of notes is used primarily for the marketing of fine fragrances. The term is sometimes used by perfumers to describe approximately scents or the perfumery process to the general public.

Top Notes

Perceived immediately upon application of a perfume, top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the product. The scents of this note class are usually described as “fresh,” “assertive” or “sharp.” The compounds that contribute to top notes are strong in scent, very volatile, and evaporate quickly. Citrus and ginger scents are common top notes, otherwise called the head notes.

Although not as saliently perceived, the heart and base-notes contribute much to the scent in the top notes.

Middle Notes

The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and emerge in the middle of the perfume‘s dispersion process. They serve to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Not surprisingly, the scent of middle note compounds is usually more mellow and “rounded.” Scents from this note class appear anywhere from two minutes to one hour after the application of a perfume. Lavender and rose scents are typical middle notes. They are also called the “heart notes”.

Base Notes

The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class are often the fixatives used to hold and boost the strength of the lighter top and middle notes. Consisting of large, heavy molecules that evaporate slowly, compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after the application of the perfume or during the period of perfume dry-down. Some base notes can still be detectable in excess of twenty-four hours after application, particularly the animalic and musk notes.

I have compiled the top 10 best fragrances for men, in order of wear ability. Any guy wearing any of these scents will instantly smell fantastic and you’ll be proud to have him on your arm (and his scent in your nose).


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Perfume For Men – The Suited Scent Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:44:05 +0000 Keiko Mecheri bal de roses range

The Suited Scent

Style is often interpreted as a physical and tangible presence, you have to either see it or feel it. But for me, style is also about the unseen finer details.

The scent of a man places just as much importance as to the way he folds down or pop’s up his collar, the way he corrects his tie, or his impeccable need  for the tailored fit in a suit. You may not be able to see it, but the scent in a man may very well be the perfect addition to a man’s style.

It is true that how you present yourself will reflect your personal style. But if you have placed all the effort into well grooming, then you simply shouldn’t compromise on your personal scent.

A man’s scent should reflect his style at the time.  He should also have a signature scent that depicts all  or most areas of his lifestyle.  When selecting the best suited scent for you, there are a few things you should consider.

  1. Your personal style
  2. Your lifestyle – interests and profession
  3. The event you are attending

Are you a man of nature?  earthy woody soils or fresh sea breezes.., or are you more inclined to the astute scent, strong, masculine and confident.. or are you a man of mystery?.. where the notes to the scent is a combination with hints of spice, sweet and calming, evasive and elusive, can’t quite work out the scent.

The suited scent for a man can go on forever. But the art of selecting the perfect one is the key. Select one that has longevity in scent, where it should still linger on you even when fading…

My personal favourite scent for a man is a beautiful private collection by Keiko Mecheri  Bespoke. Each one is ridiculously engaging with a lingering note. Stylish yet delicious, confident and rare is the perfect description to this bespoke collection.

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Bond No. 9 – Exclusive Men’s Perfumery Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:25:15 +0000 bondno9-parfume,men's-parfume,black

Men and Fragrance

Gentlemen more so than ever male grooming is on the upward trend. Before I start talking about Bond No 9 Perfume I want to share some interesting fragrance statistics by the company called TRU. It highlights the following:

  • 59% of adult men wear fragrance
  • 54% of men fragrance wearers wear fragrance it at least once a day
  • 51% of men fragrance wearers own two to four fragrances
  • 24% own 5 or more
  • 43 % of men fragrance wearers purchase fragrance at least once a quarter
  • 21% purchase fragrance at least once a month
  • 81% of trend setters are fragrance wearers
  • 66% of them are heavy users of fragrance
  • 35 to 39 years old will spend more on fragrance than all other age groups
Bond No. 9

So keeping this in mind I’m excited to talk about the chic perfume label called Bond No 9 New York perfume house Bond No. 9 has enjoyed a special relationship with Harrods for many years. They stock the most gorgeous perfume bottles on the market. Speaking with, Daniel Hansen who worked closely with the perfume designer, he was quick to highlight that the research and attention to detail in making the perfume for men has been vital to the success of the label.  Daniel’s professional expertise will leave you more than confident in choosing the right perfume that suits you.

These bottles look chic, and can make your bathroom look like a fashion house of perfume. I was keen to smell the men’s perfume which resulted in leaving me weak at the knees. Trust me when your lady notices this bottle on your shelf there will be no denying that you are truly unique in your style. For us women when a man smells as good as he looks we just can’t get enough.

Andy Warhol by Bond No. 9, the latest in Bond No. 9’sWarhol series, celebrates the boho-mod life and times of the iconic artist himself.

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Bond No. 9 presents its The Scent of Peace fragrance in a new superstar bottle decked out with stunning Swarovski fanci-crystals. The moonlit exterior emphasizes the preciousness of the contents. Even the oval cap and silver-toned presentation box are studded with stones. A beautiful keepsake and a delightful gift.


The new Harrods for Him and Harrods for Her scents are a truly transatlantic collaboration – offering all the eclectic magnetism of the Big Apple paired with an urbane London twist and finished with a dusting of Harrods magic.


Gorgeous looking men’s perfume bottle and smell


Exclusive to Harrods, Bond No. 9 London Celebration has been created especially to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The floral scent arrives in a beautifully illustrated flacon depicting a Buckingham Palace scene; the perfect keepsake to commemorate this special occasion.

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Sold for £6500 recently. Lucky lady or man?


Central Park West. A legendary, grand-scale address with a grand-scale front yard deserves an eau de parfum to match. For a legendary women.

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