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Category: Fragrance

French Vs. Italian Vs. English Cologne

A look at what make French, Italian, and English colognes unique…

Dr. Jon’s Volume 2 Classic Shaving Soap and Solid Cologne Product Review

One of the great things about writing this blog is the chance to review new wet shaving products and work them into my daily shave routine. This is not my first time looking at one of Dr. Jon’s shaving soaps, but it is my first go with the new Volume Two shaving soap…

Truefitt & Hill Grafton Review

I recently purchased a large sample pack from Truefitt & Hill, which, in my opinion, is the best selection of samples offered by one brand.  I’ve been looking to pair down my cologne cabinet to several scents/fragrances rotated seasonally.  In my OCD mind, I would like a perfect world where my everyday shaving cream or soap, aftershave, and cologne all come from the same house.  Unfortunately, this has turned out to be an, almost, insurmountable task for a couple of reasons.  First, I like too much variety in my shaving routine to stick to one soap or cream every day, and, second, no manufacturer seems to be able to put together a full lineup of products I love.  Some companies fall short in one or two categories.  Others only make aftershaves, like Fine Accoutrements.  Needless to say, my search has not been fruitful.  I’ve resigned myself to finding colognes to rotate with the seasons, while, hopefully, finding some complementary shaving products along the way.  Enter Truefitt & Hill Grafton. I’ve already written a review of Truefitt & Hill’s 1805 shaving cream, and the performance of the Grafton shaving cream is on par with the 1805…