Czech and Speake

‘A modern and luxurious take on tradition’ When Frank Sawkins founded Czech & Speake in 1978 bathrooms were bog standard. Happily the success of his range of elegant fittings was so resounding that he opened a store at No. 39 … Continue

Classic Aftershaves

Over the coming weeks and months we will be posting our favourite fragrances according to their scent group. Why not make a start by choosing from this selection of classics? There is a reason why certain fragrances stand the test of time! They are clockwise from left:

Sel Marin by James Heeley

As a designer and perfumer, James Heeley is well known for offering modern, simple and elegant fragrances that are contemporary versions of the traditional Eau de Parfum. Whilst the simplicity of his products packaging may make them easy to dismiss initially, we suggest you explore further! Continue

Fougere Royale by Houbigant

The name Houbigant may resonate for some, as legend has it that in 1793, as Marie-Antoinette approached the guillotine; she had 3 vials of the great perfumer’s fragrances tucked beneath her corset to give her strength. Fast forward to 2011, and Roja Dove and Rodrigo Flores-Roux have collaborated to recreate the revolutionary scent Fougere Royale. Continue

Joop! – Homme Wild

This bold new take on the classic fragrance, ‘Joop Homme Wild’ is an unapologetic scent for the wild at heart! With bad-boy model Harvey Haydon as the face of the ad campaign… Continue

A*Men Pure Shot by Thierry Mugler

Unless you’ve been hiding in a dark room for the past few months, you must be aware that 2012 is THE Olympics year. So why not take inspiration from the sporting world when choosing your next fragrance? Continue

Givenchy Play Sport

If you find that it’s usually a case of all work and not much else, take inspiration from the new Givenchy Play Sport. This energetic and fresh scent will give you Continue

Cartier – Declaration d’un Soir

To splash or squirt and where and when? A well groomed guy is always in charge of his fragrance, although it should never dominate him. When wearing a heavy masculine evening fragrance this can be tricky, but not Continue

Paco Rabanne – Black XS L’Exces

What happens when you combine Iggy Pop and director Jonas Akerlund with a great new fragrance? Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Exces, that’s what! Continue