Posted on 25 April 2011 by Mr Black
Recently I was lucky enough to be sent the new men’s fragrance Moschino Forever by Moschino and heres what I thought.
Moschino fashion is known for reinterpreting classics with elegance and irony and I guess the same can be said for this fragrance. A sharp citrus spice fragrance, mellowed with sandalwood, musk and kumquat. This is perfect for evening wear. Moschino Forever is a fresh, vibrant and elegant scent. A timeless fragrance with a very masculine signature with a vibrating freshness of yuzu meets sandal I can see this becoming a hallmark of unique elegance in the world of men’s fragrances. A powerful yet balanced scent with woody, spicy and citrus. This success is due to its freshness, along with a very masculine signature and affirmed character. A perfect balance of serenity and fused notes.
The bottle has a striking silver cap that showcases the logo that reflects the iconic details of Moschino Fashion. The design of the bottle is geometric and linear. The glass is absolutely transparent, the juice bold in colour, there is no doubt this is a mans fragrance.
The fragrance completes itself with an extension line that includes four grooming products a
After shave lotion, After shave balm, Deodorant stick and a refreshing Bath and shower gel all lightly scented with the Moschino Forever fragrance.
EDT 30ml £27.00, EDT 50ml £37.00, EDT 100ml £49.00
Shower Gel 200ml £21.00, Aftershave Balm 100ml £27.00, Deodorant Stick 75g £18.00
Available early May from www.debenhams.co.uk as well as all other good outlets
Posted on 15 April 2011 by Mr Black
I have reviewed The Gentry Grooming Companies products before and am really excited when they announced the addition of a eye cream to their range.
Eye Cream is fast becoming part of the modern mans daily grooming routine, often the eye area is the first part of the face that shows signs of ageing is its important we take care of the delicate skin around the eyes.
The Gentry Grooming Co has developed an intelligent age-defying eye cream that is over 93% natural, PH balanced and does not contain any chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, alcohol or parabens that irritate the skin.
Developed especially for men, THE EYE CREAM (15ml), £14.95, reduces under-eye bags, dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hydrating the delicate eye area.
Infused with Black Pepper & Mint, The Eye Cream has a light, non greasy formula that is easily absorbed into the delicate eye area. Packed full of natural ingredients, including nourishing Shea Butter and Ceramide this age-defying eye cream protects against UV and free radical damage.
Vitamin Extracts, Beeswax, Pure Oils and a blend of Essential Oils work together to improve the skin’s elasticity, whilst NMF’s (Natural Moisturising Factors) allow the skin cells to repair and regenerate to visibly reduce the signs of ageing.
Stockists: www.gentrygrooming.com / www.houseofraser.co.uk / www.washbag.com / www.theenglishshavingcompany.com / www.feelunique.com /
Posted on 12 April 2011 by Mr Black
Every kitchen should have at least three knives. Heres a quick guide so you are ready to cut and chop anything that comes your way
The chef’s knife, usually 8-10 inches long, is a every dayknife and the workhorse in anyone’s kitchen. It is used for chopping, slicing and dicing, basically it’s the all-purpose knife.
A serrated knife, 8-10 inches long to use on bread, and hard to cut items like squashes, vegetable stalks, and for slicing roasts.
Lastly, a paring knife, usually 3-4 inches long, for peeling, coring, and slicing small items like cherry tomatoes!
A well-crafted knife lasts for decades, and it’s worth the investment. So, how do you choose a good knife? well you cant really go wrong with a quality brand life Global Knives , they offer good quality at a reasonable price and is what I use in my kitchen and love them!
In cooking, I always say that great meals start with using great ingredients. That philosophy is also true for knives–it’s all about material. Top quality knives are forged using the highest quality of finely polished stainless steel. Though other materials–including ceramic–have recently been introduced to the manufacturing process, stainless steel remains the preferred choice for most chefs. The weight or feel of the knife should also reflect quality. There should be no joints between the blade and the handle, i.e. seamless integration. The handle should allow for a secure grip, while also being comfortable for use over time. Regarding the surface, the overall appearance of the blade should be smooth and highly polished, serving as sign that the knife is resistant to rust and corrosion. And finally, the cutting edge should retain its sharpness over time.