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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

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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

Culture, Style

Anatomy of a Gentleman: Please and Thank You

One of the first lessons that I remember learning in life is the value of please and thank you. As a child, saying please and thank you was a must when speaking to an adult (in addition to ma'am and sir). The importance of these words was often times placed in the actions of saying… Continue reading Anatomy of a Gentleman: Please and Thank You