Category Archives: Masculine Colognes

Beard Oil: MCMC’s Number One Dude

When I wrote about beard oil last July (see What is Beard Oil and Why Do You Need it?), little did I know that it would be my most widely read post of the year. In fact, just today it … Continue reading

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Juniper Ridge’s Northwestern Backwoods Colognes

By far one of the most interesting exhibitors at this season’s Elements Showcase fragrance trade show was Juniper Ridge. It’s a small brand that’s run by backpackers who harvest things like wild sage and downed pine boughs and then steam … Continue reading

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What is beard oil and why do you need it?

I recently interviewed Nicole Miller, the owner of the Seattle-based retailer Blackbird, and she mentioned that she couldn’t keep beard oil in stock. “They’re great. They moisturize the skin under the beard, which gets really dry when you wash your … Continue reading

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Cologne Review: Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella

I love the smell of exhaust and unburned fuel from a hot rod without a catalytic converter—I even like the way my clothes smell after I’m around it. But would I bottle it? Fortunately, Santa Maria Novella’s vintage race car … Continue reading

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Spent Musket Oil Cologne by BKLYN Dry Goods

Jahn Hall and Kurt Uhlendorf of BKLYN Dry Goods are an odd pair: Hall is a tall, burly guy who’s never without a disarming grin and Uhlendorf is a slighter, shorter, thoughtful-looking guy. Their business, BKLYN Dry Goods, is an … Continue reading

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What Do Men Who Smell Like Men Smell Like?

There was a great article on vintage men’s colognes in the New York Times yesterday, an article that celebrated a renewed interest in classics like Chanel Pour Monsieur (which isn’t available in its original form in America—something that Chanel won’t … Continue reading

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Caswell-Massey’s Number Six Cologne

Caswell-Massey’s Number Six is a notable fragrance on many levels. First, and most obviously, it’s affordable: only $30 for three ounces. As I’ve said before, a company with such a rich history could easily sell this for twice that. It … Continue reading

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