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Beard Oil: MCMC’s Number One Dude

When I wrote about beard oil last July (see What is Beard Oil and Why Do You Need it?), little did I know that it would be my most widely read post of the year. In fact, just today it … Continue reading

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Juniper Ridge’s Northwestern Backwoods Colognes

By far one of the most interesting exhibitors at this season’s Elements Showcase fragrance trade show was Juniper Ridge. It’s a small brand that’s run by backpackers who harvest things like wild sage and downed pine boughs and then steam … Continue reading

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My Take on Niche Fragrances in the Globe & Mail

Back in October, I was contacted by a writer for Toronto’s Globe & Mail who asked if I’d comment for a story he was writing about men’s fragrances. We had a short flurry of emails and I answered some basic … Continue reading

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Elements Showcase: Day One

Rather than sit on my notes for a week, I’m going to try to post some quick thoughts and favorite things from the show. *This Italian soap ($24 for a bar), distributed by C.O. Bigelow and set to appear in … Continue reading

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Elements Showcase, A Different Kind of Fragrance Show

I’m excited about the second round of the new fragrance trade show, Elements Showcase, next Monday and Tuesday here in New York. The first one, in January, was a revelation: unlike other trade shows, there was grid of aisles, nor … Continue reading

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Elements Showcase Recap

I only heard the sound of breaking glass once on the polished concrete floor of the Elements Showcase fragrance trade show, and mercifully, it was the tinkle of a sample vial. It’s funny, but that possibility—glass bottles full of perfume … Continue reading

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First Smell: Nightscape by Ulrich Lang New York

I got a sample of this months ago, and I don’t know why I haven’t bothered to try it on. When my friend Barney at Fragrant Moments told me about the upcoming fragrance tradeshow Elements Showcase, we noticed that Ulrich … Continue reading

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