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By Christopher Kennedy

The Sixth Scent

Palio, the new men’s fragrance by Lorenzo Siena, is translated from Italian as “winner” or “prize”.  It is a uniquely different scent, which combines only pure natural fragrances such as sparkling citrus with ivy greens and cool mint leaf.  The cologne also includes a touch of iced lavender, jasmine with a hint of sandalwood, and patchouli. $70 for a 3.4 fluid ounce bottle. 

Brain Over Braun… And Vice-Versa

The Braun PocketGo electric shaver is an essential travel tool for grooming. Slightly larger than the average cell phone, the PocketGo runs on two “AA” batteries and provides approximately 60 minutes of shaving time. It also features a trimmer to sharpen up sideburns, as well as trim moustaches and beards. Best of all, the PocketGo can be used wet or dry, so if you’re really pressed for time you can use it in the shower. The Braun PocketGo retails for $18.99.

Always Stay In Touch With Your Masculine Side

Old Spice Swagger may not be anyone’s idea of a high-end grooming product, but for those of us who can claim it as our first cologne (starting somewhere in junior high, before we moved on to high school and developed more sophisticated tastes…like Brut) it’s hard to argue with the nostalgia factor here. Besides, Old Spice products do their job, no frills, and the current ad campaign for Swagger featuring L.L. Cool J and Brian Urlacher is brilliant. Old Spice Red Zone deodorant, High Endurance body wash, and Old Spice Endurance Body Spray are available at drugstores and discount retailers.

Jayne’s Addiction

Ormonde Jayne has launched Zizan, a new fragrance for men. This is a powerhouse cologne. Expect a deluge of boisterous Sicilian lime, lemon and bergamot and, to smooth the edge somewhat, a brilliantly refined concentration of vetiver. The notes feature lime, lemon, bergamot, clary sage, pink pepper, juniper berry, bay, violet, jasmine, vetiver, cedar, musk and amber.
The scent was created Linda Pilkington, and was inspired by the Latin for vetiver, vetiveria zizanoà¯des. It is available in EdP 50ml, for approximately $100.

Taking The Bar Exam

Organixsouth’s new Men’s Shaving & Complexion Bar contains a minimum of 10% certified-organic Neem oil, with shea butter and oakmoss, an herb used for centuries to soothe skin and promote a healthy response to minor inflammation. This new soap is perfect for cleansing or shaving because it’s formulated to gently calm skin that is prone to irritations and support a clear and radiant complexion. A four ounce bar retails for $6.95 at

Originally published December 2008
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