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STYLE
The White Line Fragrance Collection by Odin New York
Though Odin New York is often touted as a men's lifestyle boutique, the brand is inching toward the androgynous. This is especially apparent in the cult following of its fragrances, which have developed a unisex fan base despite most often landing...
CULTURE
Four Standout Makers at 2014 AfroPunk Festival
by Laura Feinstein Since its humble beginnings in 2004 as a small, free concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé in Fort Greene, Brooklyn the AfroPunk Festival has blossomed into a full, two-day cultural juggernaut with thousands of attendees...
STYLE
MCMC + Mociun Collaborate on a Scent for Summer
With just one bottle remaining of her favorite fragrance, jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun (founder of a CH favorite, Brooklyn-based Mociun) needed a suitable replacement for her discontinued "hippie musk." The answer came during a serendipitous conversation...
STYLE
Commodity's Fragrance Fitting Kit
Sleekly and simply packaged, Commodity’s collection of handcrafted, small-batch fragrances for men and women offer an opportunity to find one’s signature scent far away from the beauty counter. Adapting a Warby Parker-like model, the LA-based brand...
CULTURE
Diesel Playlists
Advertorial content: A good scent transports you—like a good playlist—to a better state of mind. Taking Diesel's Loverdose, Only the Brave and Fuel for Life fragrances as inspiration, we gathered together some of our favorite tracks from recent memory...
STYLE
Osmia Organics
Just a few months after taking her first soap-making class (and after 10 years of practice as an emergency room physician in Carbondale, CO) Dr Sarah Villafranco decided to pursue the idea of making homemade skincare products—using only organic ingredients...
CULTURE
Diesel Summer Cultural Calendar
Advertorial content: Scents are built with an occasion in mind. From the shores of a Croatian beach music festival to ringside at a Muay Thai match on the Hudson River, your perfume is meant to prepare you for the next adventure. In that spirit, we...
CULTURE
Diesel Tips for Living Well
Advertorial content: The kind of scent you wear says a lot about you, and even more about who you want to be. Are you a trailblazing explorer wafting of anise Fuel for Life, a Loverdose seductress or a leather-scented man of the Only the Brave world...
DESIGN
Madeleine by Amy Radcliffe
Presented at Tom Dixon's Most fair at Milan Design Week, Madeleine is a student project from Amy Radcliffe of University of the Arts London. The simple device captures scents so they can be replicated chemically. Composed of two parts—a graduated...
TRAVEL
Magna Pars Suites Milano
Located in the heart of Via Tortona—Milan's mecca for fashion and design with its plethora of showrooms, advertising studios, architecture and fashion houses, plus hundreds of events during Design Week—the Magna Pars professional complex...
CULTURE
Juniper Ridge
Using old world techniques to extract and condense naturally occurring oils from wild plants, Juniper Ridge makes a variety of soaps, perfumes, incense and other amazingly fragrant products with a uniquely transformative quality. Made entirely from...
CULTURE
OLO Fragrance
Perfumer Heather Sielaff hand-blends idiosyncratic, mostly masculine scents for her label OLO Fragrance in her apartment in north Portland. "I'm not really girly," she admits, and her perfumes tend to be intriguing rather than sweetly attractive...
STYLE
Beard Oil
As the fashion of rugged refinement grips the menswear scene, grooming products have had to accommodate a curious new cosmetic—beard oil. Part cologne, part conditioner, the oil has become steadily more common as an alternative to cream-based...
DESIGN
Diesel "Only the Brave Tattoo" Gallery
Advertorial content: To commemorate the release of their new fragrance, Only The Brave Tattoo, Diesel invites the worldwide community of inked individuals to share their unique body art and the story behind their tattoo. Launching today, the Only...
FOOD-DRINK
The Macallan and Roja Dove Sensory Experience
Whisky is a complex spirit with a range of flavors; often, people have an experience with one variety and dismiss the whole spirit. The Macallan recognizes that introducing whisky to some people requires a bit of eduction, and happened upon an idea...
STYLE
Bottega Veneta Parfum
As anyone who's sought a signature scent knows, selecting the right one is much harder than it seems. From the balance of notes and allusions to something that stands out from the crowd, perfume bears the burden of channeling the most poetic aspect...
STYLE
Diesel Fuel For Life Denim Collection Shoot
Advertorial content: We recently visited a New York City set where we met the models, creative team and crew behind the campaign for the launch of Diesel's newest fragrance line, Fuel For Life Denim Collection. Conceived by the acclaimed director...
STYLE
Talon Amulettes
Ancient Babylonians warded off evil spirits with them, and Romans used the mini vessels to collect luck from fertility god Priapus, but today's mystics may want to turn to jeweler Emily Hirsch's new multi-purpose amulet line Talon for a vintage-inspired...
STYLE
All Natural Oils
Unlike food and drugs, no regulatory agency monitors the ingredients of cosmetics, nor is it even law for cosmetic companies to disclose their secret ingredients. That means when you pick up a bottle of fresh-smelling scent, you could be putting almost...
CULTURE
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfumes
by Laura Neilson The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a goth perfumer, is the perfect blend of past and present. Past: Since 2002, the online purveyor has offered more than 300 scented household and perfume oils, inspired by allegorical subjects such...
CULTURE
If There Ever Was: A Book of Extinct and Impossible Smells
Robert Blackson is a trailblazer in the nascent field of conceptual scent art. He recently curated an exhibition at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, England, that took viewers through fourteen significant points in time and space using only the...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Jacques Polge, Parfumeur
As recent guests of Chanel in Paris, we had the opportunity to meet the legendary "nose" of the brand, Jacques Polge. In our exclusive interview at the Chanel labs, he shares his ideas with us about the poetry of scent and his experience designing...
TECH
Scandinavian Skincare
One look at most Scandinavian complexions is a good enough testimonial to try some of their skincare regimens. These three brands all have an ethos of simplicity, draw on Eastern traditions, and use top-quality ingredients. We picked their travel...
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