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  • 5 Seasonal Fragrances for Fall

    5 Seasonal Fragrances for Fall

    From your wardrobe to your beverage choices, your whole routine changes to accommodate each season. Your scent of choice should be no exception. We tapped fragrance expert Barney Bishop for his favorite autumnal fragrances.

  • How to Apply Fragrance: A GIF Guide

    How to Apply Fragrance: A GIF Guide

    Think you know how to properly apply cologne? Check your technique against these fresh-smelling animations.

  • Hemingway’s Travel Tips for Working on the Road

    Hemingway’s Travel Tips for Working on the Road

    Having made his home in half a dozen countries, Hemingway was a master of cranking out prose on the go. Here’s some choice advice from Papa on getting work done when you’re far afield.

  • Cocktails & Colognes

    Cocktails & Colognes

    You’ve heard of pairing cocktails with food—but we’re taking the concept one step further by matching your go-to tipples with our favorite fragrances.

  • Making Scents: How Much Fragrance Matching is too Much?

    Making Scents: How Much Fragrance Matching is too Much?

    With so many scented grooming essentials out there a guy is bound to ask himself: How carefully should I attempt to match all the fragrances that touch my body on any given day? Here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Reclaiming Patchouli from the Deadheads

    Reclaiming Patchouli from the Deadheads

    Earthy and herbaceous patchouli oil has been a staple for the tie-dye set for decades. Now it’s showing up as a sensual—and sophisticated—balsamic base note in all kinds of colognes, perfumes, and unisex blends.

  • The Fine Art of the Fragrance Review

    The Fine Art of the Fragrance Review

    It takes more than a good sense of smell to sum up the character of a sophisticated cologne. We decided to get some serious advice from some serious noses.

  • The Wilderness Forager’s Guide to Grooming

    The Wilderness Forager’s Guide to Grooming

    Whether you’ve renounced conventional hygiene products (not recommended) or run out of deodorant in the backcountry, knowing how to hunt down your own soap and cologne is a valuable skill.

  • The Manliest Scent: Wood

    The Manliest Scent: Wood

    Here’s a guide to the five ingredients you should look for in order to smell like your best urban woodsman self.

  • From Middle School Scent to Masculine Musk: One Man’s Rediscovery of Fragrance

    From Middle School Scent to Masculine Musk: One Man’s Rediscovery of Fragrance

    Confession: despite being an editor for Birchbox, I’ve never really been a “scent guy.” All that changed, however, when I was given Cartier Declaration Essence to try last week.

  • The All-Heritage Shave

    The All-Heritage Shave

    Here's how to bring old-school authenticity to your shaving routine and sink ledge.

  • The Fairer Recs: Unisex Fragrance

    The Fairer Recs: Unisex Fragrance

    The women of Birchbox can teach us a whole lot about products we never knew we couldn't live without. Today’s edition: Unisex fragrance.

  • The Reluctant Groomer Takes on Cologne

    The Reluctant Groomer Takes on Cologne

    While getting ready to go out for the evening, our Reluctant Groomer gets some much-needed advice on how to put on cologne the proper way.

  • Ingredient Decoder: Musk

    Ingredient Decoder: Musk

    A standard base note in most fragrances, this original love potion has an origin story as intriguing as the scent itself.

  • Making Scents: The Scent Concentration Hierarchy

    Making Scents: The Scent Concentration Hierarchy

    The olfactory aficionado behind the blog Fragrant Moments has almost 200 bottles in his ever-growing scent wardrobe.

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