Can floral scents in a shaving product be considered "masculine?" There are some specific products that I think are! … [Read more...] about Masculine Floral Scents For Shaving?
There must be a hundred variations of a "barbershop" scent in shaving products. Everyone seems to have their own take on the subject. But just what makes a barbershop scent? Tell me. … [Read more...] about What Is A Barbershop Scent? Your Input Needed
So as Parts One and Two of this series have theorized, men’s shaving soaps tend to be very divergent from the classical evolution of men’s fragrances in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Some may not care of course, and may be happy to smell lime or bananas as they lather on their … [Read more...] about The Lack of Depth and Complexity in Men’s Shaving Scents Part 3: Smelling the Silver Lining
The first part of this series introduced the basics of scent families for fragrances and began to explain the complexities of creating a complex scent for a shaving soap or cream. We continue that explanation here. … [Read more...] about The Lack of Depth and Complexity in Men’s Shaving Scents Part 2
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 … [Read more...] about Fragrance 101; or “What exactly is a top note anyways?”