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Fragrance review: Costume National Homme a modern scent for men

Costume National cologne for menIn 2009, Italian apostles of style Costume National created a scent that marked a departure from the house's unisex/androgynous fragrance portfolio, and finally produced an eau de parfum targeted solely at men. Innovation also came with this release in the form of a practically invisible tube to draw up the juice: something that left the boys scratching their heads exclaiming "how did they do it"!?
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Fragrance review: Warhol Silver Factory instantly appealing

Bond No. 9 Silver FactoryIt appears the perfume elves at Bond No. 9 are churning out fragrances at an alarming rate; however, one of the more desirable offerings is this collaboration between Bond No. 9 and the Andy Warhol Foundation: Silver Factory.

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Fragrance review: Kenzo Power a wolf in sheep's clothing

Kenzo Power cologneIn contrast to perfumes of the early 20th century, these days there are so few floral fragrances on the market that are geared toward men, and Kenzo Power is only one of just a handful of them. But gents, this eau de toilette is a wolf in sheep's clothing! Just as the name suggests, Kenzo Power possesses the authority and influence to win the ladies over.

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Perfume review: Balmain Ambre Gris an opulent elixir

Balmain Ambre GrisFor centuries perfumers have been inspired by Ambergris … a rare and precious (non-destructive) by-product of whales that is worth its weight in gold. In history "grey amber" was highly sought after and used as a fixative in perfume; however, in 2008 design house Balmain sought to give its interpretation of ambergris a starring role in Ambre Gris, an exceptional female fragrance.

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Fragrance review: Acqua di Gioia perfume is a Mediterranean escape

acqua di gioia perfumeIf the prospect of vacationing in one of the Mediterranean's far-flung isles is your idea of heaven, then the 2010 Giorgio Armani women's fragrance release Acqua di Gioia is right on the money.

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Fragrance review: Acqua di Gio cologne distinctly Armani

Acqua di Gio cologneAccording to Giorgio Armani's parent company L'Oreal, a bottle of Acqua di Gio cologne is sold somewhere in the world every five seconds! This No.1 best-selling men's fragrance is now a global phenomenon, and there is no wonder why. Acqua di Gio boasts a very complex blend of accords that make up the most versatile and much-loved men's cologne on the planet.

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Fragrance review: Guerlain Insolence sweet and sassy

Insolence perfume by GuerlainWith one of the world's richest histories in perfumery to draw upon, Guerlain continues to grow from strength-wise well over 180 years after it first emerged in the French capital. In 2006, Guerlain launched Insolence perfume, a female fragrance that embodies the time-honored sophistication for which this design house is revered.

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Fragrance Review: Ralph Lauren Romance Silver commands the nose

Ralph Lauren Romance Silver CologneAmong his many achievements, designer Ralph Lauren is credited for pioneering the original Polo shirt and for selling the American lifestyle to the world. His name is synonymous with luxury and style, and his fragrances are indeed no different. Under his Ralph Lauren brand, Romance Silver cologne for men is a venerated eau de toilette that embodies class and sophistication.

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Perfume review: Flowerbomb is an explosion of florals

Flowerbomb perfume by Viktor & RolfFire in the hole!  Pull the pin on this purchase and you'll be the talk of the town.

Quirky Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf have been taking the fashion world by storm with their politically-charged haute couture, bringing a sense of humour and the golden Midas touch to all that they do. Their debut perfume -- Flowerbomb -- is a global triumph, and epitomizes their avant-garde aesthetic and penchant for perfection.

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Fragrance Review: Dirty English by Juicy Couture

Dirty English by Juicy CoutureGot wood? Juicy Couture's Dirty English is an aromatic woody masculine scent with muscle.

He's no shrinking violet … Dirty English (as the name might suggest) is a strapping eau de toilette that embodies the Herculean scent of a lumberjack -- one part perspiration and two parts brawn!

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