In the traditional wet shaving world there is a lot of discussion around stylish Italian, luxurious British, and artisan American grooming products. Japanese-made shaving gear usually follows closely behind, especially in the hardware discussion. However, there are some neglected products from a particular geographic area which, I think, deserve a seat at that table. I’m talking about The Iberian Peninsula, specifically Spain and Portugal.
One of the biggest stories this week revolves around U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his actions during The Games in Rio. Yesterday, a friend asked me why I thought the story had gotten this big and why was Lochte getting hammered as hard as he is.
There are few brands with as much history as Floris. Founded in 1730 in London by Spanish immigrants, this iconic British perfumer was supplying Londoners half a century before the United States even existed. When you look at Floris, few fragrances carry as much significance as their flagship male fragrance, “No. 89”.
Jimmy Choo graciously sent me bottles of both the Jimmy Choo Man EDT and the Jimmy Choo Man Intense EDP to review this summer in anticipation of the latter’s release this September. I’ll have my review of the new Intense out later this month, but I wanted to go over the original prior to that post.
At this point in the year, it seems like summer is winding down. Back to school commercials are running, baseball players are tearfully retiring, and Brett Favre is jokingly (maybe?) offering his services as quarterback. In truth, we are actually only about half way through the warm weather. I typically use bay rums in the summer, so I figured this was a perfect time to review the Sudsy Soapery “Citrus & Bay” shaving soap.