Prada Men’s Fragrances: Elegant, Italian Scents For Many Moods

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I like the Prada brand a lot, but generally speaking, I can’t afford too many of classic Italian label’s products. The Prada eyeglasses I own are certainly the nicest I’ve worn, but beyond that, most of my Prada admiration comes from window-shopping only. At a more modest price point, however, is Prada’s line of men’s colognes, but until now, I hadn’t smelled a fragrance from the brand that I really, really liked. All of the ones I’ve sniffed at department store counters contain some mix of feminine ingredients – iris, violet and/or amber – that ultimately turned me off. But…

ZIRH Gets Back in the Fragrance Game

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ZIRH didn’t have much convincing to do when they sent me their newly reissued mens’ colognes. Corduroy, which has been discontinued for some time, was launched in 2006 and was the first fragrance that I loved as an adult, and when it was still available at places like TJ Maxx, it was dirt cheap. A tremendous, tremendous value. Now that ZIRH is back in the cologne game, I’ve had the chance to sample three of their four scents. Each is pretty great, but not surprisingly, Corduroy remains my top pick.

Fragrance 101; or “What exactly is a top note anyways?”

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I never used to be one to fret too much about how I smelled, as long as it wasn’t “stinky”. I used to only have a single bottle of aftershave, which I used infrequently at best. And then I got into wetshaving, and realized that a lot of the soaps and creams that I thought were so wonderful had corresponding colognes and aftershaves. When I figured out that I could smell like Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Jermyn Street soap all day? Yes please!

Cologne Classics That Will Live Forever

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[Note from Mantic59: This post comes from Marko, a civil engineering student who loves design, fashion, all in all, things with style. His personal favourite are men's cologne so he made a website, best mens cologne.] When it comes to fashion and style men aren’t so interested, but there are some things that they will gladly use. One of them is a cologne. Cologne is the final touch in men’s fashion, it can make some man feel better and encourage him to do things he wouldn’t normally do. So, cologne are big part of men’s life and we are here…

The Scents of Shaving: D.R. Harris Windsor and TOBS Jermyn Street

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TOBS Jermyn Street and D.R. Harris Windsor Long before Mantic59 and I started working together on Sharpologist, I was a newbie wet shaver, wondering what all the hubbub was about on the message boards and forums. Not knowing where to start, I reached out to both Classic Shaving and West Coast Shaving for advice. They both sent me enough supplies to get me going, and eventually, enough to turn this hobby into a business alongside Mantic, himself. Interestingly, I’ve found wet shaving to be a “gateway drug” of sorts, opening my eyes to finer point of men’s style and grooming….