Update: Ewan McGregor for Davidoff

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A few weeks ago, I posted on the first pics from Ewan McGregor’s campaign for Davidoff’s ‘Adventure’ fragrance. So when this TV advert rudely interrupted my usual Sunday morning T4 routine, I was surprised to realise what it was. Unlike most luxury label adverts, this little film is subtle, succinct and pretty spectacular.

Korres Absinthe Shave Cream

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Are you the sort of guy who enjoys a cheeky snifter during your morning grooming routine? Perhaps you hide whiskey in your tiolet cistern, or brandy in the medicine cabinet?  Maybe you empty out bottles of cologne and replace it with vodka? If so, this Korres Absinthe Shave Cream (£16.50) was distilled just for you. All right, you obviously can’t …

Brandish Competitions: Dia by Amouage

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Two bottles of Diesel Fuel for Life are on their way to our lucky winners, and if you missed out we’ve got another fragrance for this week’s comp. Amouage make luxury fragrances and their ‘Dia’ scent is a heady mix of cardamom, frankincense, ylang ylang and vetiver, but to name a few.To be in with a chance of winning the …

Wilkinson Swords’ Fight For Kisses video promotes smooth skin and fighting toddlers

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I’m not sure what disturbs me more about this video, the implication that baby-son and father must resort to blows in an Oedipal struggle for the mother’s affections, or simply that the kid reminds me of that freaky dancing-baby hallucination from Ally McBeal. Otherwise, the video, promoting Wilkinson Swords new Quattro blades, is neatly done, and slightly amusing. There’s also …

Armai’s Attitude fragrance maintains balance of making you smell like a real man without stinging people’s eyes

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If it hadn’t been for the Zippo lighter-styled bottle itself, I would have never bothered to pick up the new Armani Attitude eu de toilette (£24.99/30mls) and have a whiff. I’ve never been a fan of Armani scents – they’ve always smelled like something my dad would splash on before a night out. Whisky, fags and cheap cologne is never …

Brandish Competitions: Win Diesel Fuel For Life

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If you didn’t enter the last competition then you missed out on BULLDOG Post Shave Balm, this time round we’ve got not one but TWO bottles of Diesel Fuel For Life fragrance as reviewed by Ben last week. All you have to do to get your hands on this is answer the following question: Diesel fuel is named after the …

Diesel Fuel For Life homme spray

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I’m not one for dousing myself in vats of aftershaves or colognes – I’m sweet enough already. Although my girlfriend may argue that point, the truth is, I just don’t like many of the bottled scents out there today, a lot of them just smell a bit, well, horrible. But there are a few out there that quite take my …

UK triumphs in World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Hirsute men from around the world gathered for the bi-annual World Beard and Moustache Championships on Saturday, held for the first time in Britain since its inception in 1990, with the UK taking top honours in three events. Our bearded boys managed first place in the Natural Moustache, Chinese and Musketeer events, while registering second and third places in seven …

Bring out your inner child with Crayon cologne

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Catching a whiff of Crayon, that waxy, subtly spicy odour, never fails to transport me back to infants school circa 1987. Figuratively of course (duh). To me, it smells like evil – I absolutely hated school and any memories I have of it I prefer to keep compressed into my subconscious where they can remain until I have a nervous …

Win Bulldog’s Post Shave Balm

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Thanks to all who entered last week’s competition, a men-u travel kit is heading to the lucky winner. This week’s prize is Bulldog’s Post Shave Balm, a moisturising lotion with all sorts of good things like green tea extract, rosehip oil and vitamin E. It’s also free from sodium laureth sulfate which can irritate your skin and contains no parabens, …

Rude Man soap for hair, body, not piece of mind

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Rude Man hair soap (£7) will insult you, then cleanse every conceivable surface of your body. "Your hair sucks" says the packaging, "And we know you stink". Right on, because, as everyone knows, men smell. If you don’t then either a) You’re female b) Pre-pubescent. Other than the offensive packaging, I love the fact that the soap is designed for …