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Fragrance Review: Voyage d’Hermes Parfum, the Amazing Hat Trick

Is Voyage d’Hermes Parfum a grand expedition or a trip to nowhere? Barrister and Mann weighs in. Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! Whew! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Big doings at B&M have kept me away from the blog, but I’m back! And I have a wonderful perfume on the docket. Modern mainstream fragrance …

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Chemical Explanation: Vanillin, the Weirdest Little Semi-Natural in Fragrance

What is vanillin? How’s it made? Is it dangerous? Why does it turn soap brown? Barrister and Mann is here to explain! Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! We get lots of questions about the fragrance materials we use. People often send me emails asking whether some of our high-vanillin products have separated, so …

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Fragrance Review: Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel, the Gentleman’s Violet

Can the modern guy wear Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel? Barrister and Mann weighs in. Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! Fragrance these days is largely a matter of incremental innovation. Everyone is racing to do something just a little bit better, a little bit smarter, a little bit more inventively than everyone else. …

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Fragrance Review: Versace Eros, or the Fragrant Appeal of Apples

Is Versace Eros the forbidden fruit? Or something less exotic? Sweet, fresh, bursting with vanilla, and… masculine? Forget what you thought you knew about men’s fragrance. Mannscents by Barrister and Mann breaks down the history and composition of Versace Eros cologne so that it’s accessible to everyone. Versace Eros was designed by Aurélien Guichard and released in 2012, positioned as one …

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