Understanding What Really Goes Into A Bottle of $100 Perfume

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We all know that sex sells, and in the fragrance business, scent sells as well. It’s in our nature to go after the scent that envokes a positive response in our bodies, causing us to feel or act that type of energy. Well, Huffington Post just ran a “behind the scenes” look on what it takes to create a perfume (or cologne) in this business — and to no surprise (at least not mine) — the findings [somewhat] stink.

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Kenneth Cole Online Outlet Store Sneak Peek!

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Kenneth Cole is showcasing a sneak peek of their online outlet store sale, starting today (5/18) going through 5/21.

Get 40% off select styles at www.kennethcole.com.

Here are some products that I would so love to get:

Kenneth Cole Edge of Reason Loafer

HauteLook $1000 Nordstrom Shopping Spree

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For all of you that don’t know, HauteLook is a members-only shopping site owned by Nordstrom since 2011. It has some amazing deals that are usually between 50% to 75% off. Lately, they’re offering a $1000 Nordstrom Shopping Spree for those that become members from an existing member.

Get started today on great deals with great prices! Sign up as my invite and help me win that $1000 Shopping Spree!

The GQ Guide to Men’s Shoes

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GQ just released their GQ Guide to Men’s Shoes, and honestly, I’m very glad that they did. Most guys don’t give a rat’s butt about their shoes, and this should be a good reminder on why they should take care of them, and how to do so.

While I love their thoughts and opinions, I do have something to say in regards to square-toe shoes. Square-toes are just as great-looking as their rounded-toe counterparts, and if I may say so, even better on certain types of attire. The primary thing to consider is to diversify your shoe collection so that you don’t JUST have square-toe shoes. This should be something that GQ should have used as a starting point. Rounded-toe shoes were great back in the day (i.e. cap-toes) and now they’re back in style again (like they never left). Slim-fit jeans and suits are the rave, but just like anything in fashion, these are just fashion trends. So why not have a diversified collection instead, utilizing both square and rounded-toe to compliment style and attire?

GQ Men's Guide to Shoes Loafers and slip-ons are great for any type of style, and I’m glad that GQ made that known. Style is about substance and not necessarily flash. With slip-ons and loafers, you get a great sense of flash that fits your own personal style, without losing substance and quality.

Black is always a great bet for the color, but even different shades of brown can become very classy and very stylish in a second.

I’m more of a “traditional modernist” when it comes to suits, so the only thing that I have to say about it is that I would never wear sneakers and boots with my suits. Well… maybe low-tops with the suits, but it has to look JUST RIGHT. I want it to “go” and not just to “match.”

 

 

Finally, sockless in suits are oftentimes made for those who are already well-known (i.e. George Clooney, Brad Pitt), than your average person. I suggest to keep your socks on, unless you’re living off in the Caribbean or somewhere working by the beach.

What are your thoughts?