As View the Vibe’s in-house fashion and beauty addict with a Y chromosome, it only made sense that Philip start his own column devoted exclusively to grooming products for gents. Philip’s Pick features all the best items for men who believe putting in the effort to look and feel great (both inside and out) is not just for the ladies. Our boy also tests all the products himself, which is probably why he looks so great all the time… right?
It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was writing about how when I have a cologne I enter into a special relationship with it where I am committed wholly, and that, at least for a while, I only use the one scent I have chosen. Perhaps I may have spoken to soon.
A friend recently passed along a bottle of Dior’s newest cologne, Homme Eau for Men, and I knew it was love at first whiff. Unlike the steady, every day love that I feel with my regular YSL Homme, however, the Eau for Men feels decidedly like it can only be used at night or when I want to have some fun.
Launched earlier in 2014 with a well-publicized ad campaign featuring Hollywood’s favourite brooding bad boy Robert Pattinson, Dior Homme Eau for Men is only just becoming available at retailers in Canada now. With heavy woody scents, the cologne is masculine and sophisticated while still being bold yet refined. Normally I don’t care for cologne with so many sweet top notes (the most prominent being Moroccan Grapefruit and Calabrian Bergamot blended with spicy aromatic Crimean Coriander), however for a night time fragrance this is perfect. Coupled with the fragrance’s heart of sexy Tuscan Irish and a woody, amber base of Virginia Cedar Wood and you have a mixture that is magnetic, attractive, and punchy enough that people will smell you and be interested to learn more.
Dior Homme Eau for Men is available at The Bay in-stores and online for $66.
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