John Varvatos Dark Rebel ~ fragrance review

John Varvatos Dark Rebel, still from commercial

John Varvatos produces a respectable range of fragrances; they smell high quality, the packaging is fun and the collection is cohesive and “adult” (nothing Axe-like) — I don’t feel most Varvatos fragrances are made to feed (or succumb to) a market trend. From the moment I smelled Dark Rebel,* I liked it. A lot. It didn’t take long to realize WHY I liked it so much…more on that later.

Dark Rebel begins with a sweet (but assertive) leather aroma, mildly boozy and spiced with peppery notes and cardamom…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 4

Our series of holiday gift posts continues with gift ideas for men, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and there are probably a few things here that women might like.

Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Traveller set

From Crabtree & Evelyn, the Indian Sandalwood Traveller set, with 8 ml Indian Sandalwood Cologne, 50 ml Indian Sandalwood Hair & Body Wash, 50 g Indian Sandalwood Shave Cream and 50 ml Indian Sandalwood Aftershave Balm. $26 at Crabtree & Evelyn

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