Happy holidays from Paco Rabanne.
The surgeon liked the “Tweed & Spice” scent of the Handcrafted HoneyBee brand he tried but couldn’t get over the waxy texture that apparently yanked out his underarm hairs. Despite the unpleasant application process, he noted that it worked well; he still smelled like Tweed & Spice even after performing a five-hour kidney transplant. He did note one strange side effect, however: his dog became obsessed with his armpits. He declined to keep using the product.
— A group of men try out probiotic deodorants. Read more at Bad Body Odor? Try Putting More Bacteria Under Your Pits at GQ.
Part three in our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts features scented items for men, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and as always there are probably a few things here that women might like. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!
From DS & Durga, Bowmakers in a pocket perfume oil roll-on: “Amongst the transcendental woods of the 1800s, craftsmen from the Massachusetts Bay Colony built violin bows in the tiny towns of the Pioneer Valley. The shops were filled with old growth mahogany, burled maple shavings, amber pine rosin, aged walnut and the craftsmen’s unique, secret varnishes. An androgynous, full bodied scent, Bowmaker’s ether reek is subdued by supple leather and a variety of woods.” $72 for 10 ml at Twisted Lily…
A holiday video from Yves Saint Laurent.