Anatomy of a Gentleman: Chivalry

Many years ago I questioned if chivalry was indeed dead. My conclusion was that it wasn't dead but it was certainly in need of resuscitation as for many the very notion was seen as archaic. As sad as that realization was, it only stressed the importance modern day gentleman to be the embodiment of timeless… Continue reading Anatomy of a Gentleman: Chivalry


Frag Quickie: I.OUD by IO.KO 1954

Top: Oud, Turkish Rose, & Saffron Middle : Neroli, Cedarwood, & Cashmere Base: White Musk, Sandal, Leather, & Amber Notes This oriental/floral/woody fragrance is the first from this house that didn't impress me with the first spray. For a scent with Oud in the name, the rose note on the opening was really prominent. It's… Continue reading Frag Quickie: I.OUD by IO.KO 1954


Frag Quickie: I.Mirage 11 by IO.KO 1954

Top: Ginger, Bergamot, & Lemon Middle: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, & Incense Base: Patchouli & Incense This woody, floral fragrance did not impress on the first spray. The initial spray had me turning my nose up and asking what is in this. The amalgamation of the citrus notes and ginger did not give the most favorable… Continue reading Frag Quickie: I.Mirage 11 by IO.KO 1954