In 2003, Artist Miryana Babic was traveling in Florence and stumbled across a tiny perfumery where the fragrances were hand-blended in small batches with floral and botanical essences from Italy and around the world.
There are no absolutes to recognizing an expensive perfume from a cheap one. So much of what we find appealing about smell is linked to buried memories and what we associate a smell with. However if we're talking in general there are a few tendencies that might apply.
One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).
We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.
By simply giving more mental energy to my sense of smell, I have been able to understand my scent environment better. It's gotten to the point where I can detect even minor odors like my own man musk.
Forget the stupid technology causing everyone to be awkward adjusting their sound, looking upward in the wrong direction from the screen. I mean, it's just silly.
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Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...
You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.
Being a gentleman requires possessing a mix of a positive attitude, selfless consideration, but mostly, is reliant on what kind of impression one leaves behind. The man who underneath rumpled denim took the time to shave, hold a door open and made another person feel heard -- well, that's a real gentleman. Are you one?
The chilly seasons are finally here. Most of us start preparing for fall and winter by reorganizing our closet - in search of scarves and tights, but; it is also important to revamp our fragrance collection.
You would think finding a signature scent for any season would be easy, however; there are three things to consider before committing to a purchase.
I know I want a man that smells like work boots and I do love Mickey Rourke!
Photo from the collection of Irene Michaels. 1. Food: Karyn's Fresh Corner & Day Spa I know when I desire healthy food, embrace my tummy and feel ...
"I don't want to stifle anyone's hobbies -- it's important to have interests outside of work," says Meredith Molina, office manager. "But Cheryl really needs to rein it in, and we all know that's what this meeting is really about."
There are no fancy bottles, no elegant or funky labels. There's not a celebrity face to be seen or multimillion-dollar marketing campaign. There's just the juice.