Grooming
Interview with a Master Barber: Joth Davies

Interview with a Master Barber: Joth Davies

Recently returned from his stint helping people look great at The Grooming Room during LCM I caught up with Joth Davies, barber and business man, (you may also recognise him from his recent television appearances). He has become known for his innovative products and scissor skills all steeped in the traditions of British barbering. Savills...
Louis Vuitton Fragrance To Launch This Autumn

Louis Vuitton Fragrance To Launch This Autumn

The first Louis Vuitton fragrance in over 70 years will launch this September, the iconic fashion house has revealed. Although the scent, bottle and specific launch details are still very much under wraps, a few clues hint at the finished product on the French luxury brand’s website. It will be a first for the house since...
Lalique Launching L'Insoumis This Autumn

Lalique Launching L’Insoumis This Autumn

This coming September, Lalique will release L’Insoumis, their new men’s fragrance. The intricate bottle design and eerie advertisements complement the masculine and woody scent. The fragrance creates a mood of elegance and mystique, paying a tribute to the late René Lalique, the wondrous French designer who created Lalique. L’Insoumis remembers him through the modernised Art...
Mizensir: From The Perfumer Who Defined The Nineties

Mizensir: From The Perfumer Who Defined The Nineties

Introducing Mizensir founder Alberto Morillas as the man who created CK One is probably a little misleading, although he did do exactly that, in 1994, which went on to become the defining fragrance of that decade’s minimal, androgynous identity. He then – as part of fragrance powerhouse Firmenich – created some of the designer fragrance...
Barbers, Beards, Beer: Ruffians Marylebone

Barbers, Beards, Beer: Ruffians Marylebone

Now we aren’t going to tell you that the male grooming market is growing faster than women’s, that the beard is still back in a big, big way, or that the traditional barbershop is not enough for most of today’s breed of stylish, well-groomed and handsome bearded gentlemen. You all know this. There is always...
Neville Salon's Charity Event for Nepal

Neville Salon’s Charity Event for Nepal

Londoners gathered at Neville Salon on the 3rd of December to support “Neville for Nepal,” a dedicated charity event. Neville Salon, a beauty mecca located in Belgravia, welcomed guests for an evening of pampering and prosecco, including haircuts, manicures, blow-dries, and more at discounted rates. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), an orphanage and...
Lifestyle Christmas Wish List 2015

Lifestyle Christmas Wish List 2015

Ah, Christmas: you spend all year wanting things that you probably don’t need, and when the festive fervour arrives, you’ve suddenly forgotten them all. To spare you from racking your brains for something other than socks, here’s what we’re hankering for this season. Santa: take note (please).   Icons of Men’s Style by Josh Sims If...
Floris – Jermyn Street, a new scent inspired by St. James's

Floris – Jermyn Street, a new scent inspired by St. James’s

  The oldest perfumer in the country, Floris, has launched a new menswear scent inspired by the iconic menswear paradise of Jermyn Street. Floris, holder of the Royal Warrant to provide toiletries to Prince Charles, has operated from the same premises on Jermyn Street for nearly 300 years and is run by the 9th generation...
Oliver Sweeney Celebrate 25 Years With First Fragrance

Oliver Sweeney Celebrate 25 Years With First Fragrance

British shoe maker Oliver Sweeney has found an original way to celebrate its silver anniversary – adding a new string to its bow in doing so – by launching its first fragrance. Completing the menswear offering which over 25 years has incorporated accessories and ready-to-wear to sit alongside the brand’s iconic footwear, Argento – Italian...
Barbers, Butchers and Bourbon

Barbers, Butchers and Bourbon

A butcher and a barber don’t make for the most obvious collaboration (not least given some uncomfortable Sweeney Todd associations), but that’s exactly what happened when Ruffians Barbers partnered with the Wild Game Co. and Bulleit Bourbon for their second ever pop-up supper club. Ruffians’ Covent Garden store serves as a surprisingly natural restaurant, the...
Bentley Infinite Fragrance

Bentley Infinite Fragrance

Bentley Fragrances are set to launch a new men’s fragrance this spring – Bentley Infinite – that captures the luxury feel of the iconic British cars. While many of us will only be able to admire the prestigious motors from the pavement, the new fragrance is a touch more accessible. In two guises – an...
Aveda Institute Men’s Review

Aveda Institute Men’s Review

Candid were invited down to, ‘Aveda Men’s Grooming‘ located in Covent Garden in the Aveda Institute. Upon arriving at the huge glass building that is the Aveda Institute, we were greeted by the incredibly friendly and helpful staff who offer a hot or cold beverage – a word of warning here; if your drink isn’t...
Mens Grooming Gifts 2014

Mens Grooming Gifts 2014

Christmas is only days away and there are still a lot of people to buy for! Our grooming gift guide, hand picked by Editor-in-Chief, Joshua White features our favourite fragrances and skincare products from 2014. Murdock Marvellous Beard and Moustache Box 2014 was the year of the beard, they are the accessory to have. Murdock of London...
Duchamp 25th Anniversary With Ruffians

Duchamp 25th Anniversary With Ruffians

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, tailoring label Duchamp hosted an exclusive event at Ruffians Barber Shop in Covent Garden on the 6th November. Both brands have a mutual respect for design and heritage and this groomed and tailored way of thinking made the collaboration perfect on the night. The evening saw a live illustration from a...
Jones & Payne Salon Review

Jones & Payne Salon Review

Partnered with St Martins Lane Hotel, Jones & Payne has an atmospheric elegance about it. Available to non-residents this salon feels exclusive and private thanks to the curtains covering the windows, it is those aesthetics which really pushes the exclusivity and sometimes elitism in West End salons. Its intimate and comforting approach allows relaxation and...
Penhaligons – The Trade Route Collection

Penhaligons – The Trade Route Collection

Come September 1st luxury perfumers Penhaligon’s will launch their new Trade Routes Collection. The collection consists of three fragrances all inspired by the indulgent and decadent commodities which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th Century. The fragrances in the new collection are all very different; although they are all...
Top 5: Men's Moisturisers

Top 5: Men’s Moisturisers

Moisturiser is without doubt the most important product for men to have on their shelves. Living in polluted, air-conditioned cities, it’s easy for your skin to feel drained and neglected. Moisturisers make sure that your skin is sufficiently hydrated, fights the signs of ageing and keeps your skin looking fresh and healthy. To save you...
Celebrating 80 Years of Pour Un Homme

Celebrating 80 Years of Pour Un Homme

Before 1934, there wasn’t a fragrance made exclusively for men. If men wanted to smell nice when they went out, they would wear fresh lavender water. Eighty years ago, The House of Caron released Pour Un Homme, a discrete, unique and unmistakable fragrance made from lavender extract. Worn by all men alike, from James Dean...
The Korres Fragrance Collection

The Korres Fragrance Collection

When thinking about which new fragrance to buy, our minds automatically go to the likes of Tom Ford, Dior or Paco Rabanne. Now however, Greek skincare brand Korres is making their move into the lucrative fragrance market. Over the last few years, Korres have been quietly releasing their own range of fragrances. Whilst they are...
Aesop relaunch Marrakech Intense

Aesop relaunch Marrakech Intense

Australian cosmetic company Aesop are updating their debut fragrance, Marrakech Intense. Originally launched in 2005, the new fragrance was created in conjunction with French perfumer Barnabé Fillion. Designed for both men and women, the fragrance – a woody oriental blend balanced by fresh floral top notes tries to make the consumer feel they are in...
Meet Renshaw, the perfect summer scent from Murdock

Meet Renshaw, the perfect summer scent from Murdock

  Last week we had the pleasure of meeting the latest addition to the Murdock family, Renshaw. Impeccably timed with Wimbeldon and inspired by Mr William Renshaw, this is a celebration of quintessential Britishness. Like other fragrances from the house, Renshaw is bursting with fresh notes and captures the essence of long and blissful summers...
Ruffians: The place to get your hair cut in London

Ruffians: The place to get your hair cut in London

Going to a barbers for your haircut is becoming more and more popular for men because of all the new, trendy barber shops dotted across London, Ruffians being the latest offering in London’s west end. Opening their first barbers in Edinburgh in 2012 where they were able to perfect their service before opening the larger...



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