If you missed yesterday’s post, I decided to split this up because I had more combinations than I originally realized. Be sure you don’t miss part 1!
Old World Barbershop
When I use this combination, and I use it a lot, I feel like Ernest Hemingway, sitting in a barber’s chair in Spain, formulating the ideas for The Sun Also Rises. This is an Old World European set up. It’s simple, clean, earth, and powdery.
Looking for something work friendly? I have trouble with this one because I usually like stronger colognes that might not be appropriate for the office. I love this combination because the Terre d’Hermes isn’t weak, but it still suits a professional environment. This blend of citrus and cedar is perfect for everyday wear.
Grassy and smoky
This is the combination that I probably use more often than anything else. Mostly because the Guerlain Vetiver so much, and Fine’s aftershave pairs so well. To me, this is what vetiver is supposed to be. Fine Accoutrements has also announced plans to release their own shaving soap (reportedly based on the same formula as Tabac). Fine’s first scent will be their American Blend, but if they release a Fresh Vetiver version, I may have to update this combination!
A bucket of Coronas, a couple G&Ts, and a few margheritas. Sounds like a perfect summer afternoon. But did you ever wonder how to keep yourself fresh on those days? Sitting out in the sun drinking booze does not do anything to help you smell any better. This combination with a mix of lime, basil, herbs, and juniper won’t overpower anyone, but won’t let you smell like a bar at last call either.
(Dr. Jon’s is discontinuing the “Big Green Monster” shaving soap, so make sure you get it while it lasts!)
Sandalwood is one of the most sought after men’s fragrances. When done correctly, sandalwood is smoky, creamy, slightly leathery, and, yes, woodsy. Unfortunately, I think too many houses focus on sweeter variations, which just don’t do it for me. But Taylor of Old Bond Street and Creed get it right. This is a gentleman’s combination, Perfect for an evening at a jazz lounge or dinner with the boys.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I would love to know what your go-to combinations are. Maybe you could point me in the direction of a few new favorites.