What’s Up Joe? Fashion Week & New Cologne

What’s up, poets? How’s your week been? I’ve decided to make another post for ranting about my personal life. I called this post “Fashion Week.” And I’m going to talk about my latest acquisition as well as some places I like to get style influences from. Being a guy, this will primarily be focused towards men (sorry, ladies!).

First, which you can see in the image below, I acquired a new cologne. This one costs a pretty penny. But I can tell you, it’s worth it. It’s sweet, masculine, and smoky. It’s also STRONG. That means I can use less sprays. So even though it costs more, I can use less, so I get more bang for my buck. Plus, it’s a real people-pleaser.

Fashion Week
Parfum de Marly Layton

However, the main reason I am making this post is because I wanted to share a few places that I use to help influence my style and fashion. I don’t dress very “artsy.” Being that I work in an office, I tend to always be in nice slacks and a button-up. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to still feel stylish.

Best in Fashion Week.

Jeremy Fragrance. If you follow my blog, then Jeremy is not new to you. Jeremy is a great resource for finding good fragrances. He also has that cool, charming effect that you can draw from. from watching his videos. You will literally feel cooler.

Real Men, Real Style. This vlog, headed by Antonio, is a great resource for guys to learn the basics of men’s style. However, he goes about 100% by fashion rules. So I don’t always follow his advice, but it is good to know what the rules of fashion are before you break them.

Robin James. This is a great source to learn about hair care. What I like about this vlog is that Robin comes from a classy perspective. It’s not ultra trendy, not obnoxious, but very informative, classy and modern.

Justine Leconte. Justine is a fashion designer. So she has a lot to say on her vlog about all the background perspectives that go into style and fashion. What I like the most are all the tips she throws in through-out her videos. She can help you get a nice, solid base for the personal fashion.

Brioni. I just wanted to end by bringing up Brioni. Just going through their featured images of guys like Pierce Bronson or Armie Hammer gives me a whole nother level to aspire to. Not to mention, I also have to Brioni cologne, which I love.

Fashion week
Brioni EDT

Well, poets, I hope you enjoyed this post of “What’s Up, Joe? Fashion Week.” But I’d love to hear where you get your influences from. Leave them in the comment thread below. Also, if you like this kind of post from me, be sure to check out my previous one, “What’s Up, Joe? The Bvlgari Portoflio.” Ciao.

What’s Up Joe? The Bvlgari Portfolio

Poets, does the title “Bvlgari Portfolio” surprise you? If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I don’t just love poetry; I also love colognes! I’m going to start a new segment of my poetry blog where I give a glimpse into my everyday life. It’s entitled “What’s Up, Joe?” And today, we are talking about Bvlgari.

bvlgari, bvlgari man, wood essence, goldea, roman night, absolute

Those are a new perfume and cologne that I recently ordered off of the Bvlgari website. I was always curious to see if you would receive some special service if you order a product directly from the company. When I ordered these, they came with a printed note and a nice box. But that was pretty much it. I also bought a few other bottles from the site. Then, one random day, I received this in the mail. . .

Bvlgari, portfolio

A portfolio of the Bvlgari company: An ornate, little hardcover book that basically went through the history of Bvlgari and showcased some of their most famous jewelry (jewelry, not fragrances, are the main wheelhouse of Bvlgari).

Bvlgari, portfolio
Bvlgari, portfolio

I loved looking through the pictures and reading about the company. I was also impressed with the quality of the book, being that they give it out for free. Needless to say, receiving the Bvlgari Portfolio is just another reason that they are my favorite fragrance company. Reading through the descriptions of their colognes on their website, Bvlgari.com, I also found a few phrases that I really like the image of, including “refined masculinity,” “subtle elegance” and “modern charisma” – all great things for any guy to aspire to fashion-wise.

I hope you enjoyed this first post for “What’s Up, Joe?” If you haven’t yet, please check out my latest poem, “Remember that You’re Loved.” Also be sure to check out my latest poetry writing tip, “Rhythm and Rhyme.” And thanks for reading about the Bvlgari Portfolio.

Friends, have any of you tried a Bvlgari fragrance before? Is so, leave a comment below.

How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne

How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne!

This article is going to show you how to pick a new perfume or cologne! This is going to be short and sweet. I’ve spent quite a while trying to find the right cologne for myself, testing and purchasing and these are some tips that I have learned over the years.

1. Find the Right Inspiration.

A key part to smelling good is finding a fragrance that is cool and modern. You do not want to smell like you are wearing something old fashioned, or just plain overdone. One of the easiest ways to find a good, new fragrance is to check out some of the fragrance reviewers on YouTube! I listed some of my favorites for you here below:

Jeremy Fragrance

(Click here to read my exclusive interview with Jeremy Fragrance)

Demi Rawling

2. Check Performance at Fragrantica.com.

You don’t just want to smell good, you want people to be able to smell you as well, and smell you all day. This comes down to performance – longevity and sillage. The best way to find how well your fragrance performs is to look it up on Fragrantica.com. I only choose fragrances that have been been voted by a majority of people as “long-lasting” longevity and “moderate” to “heavy” sillage.

3. Spray on Your Skin.

The fragrance needs to not only smell well, but smell well ON YOU. Just spray some on your skin and let it totally dry. How does it smell? If you don’t LOVE it, move on.

4. Look in the Mirror.

A perfume or cologne may smell great, even on your skin. But does it match your look, style, and personality? When you are testing how a fragrance smells, stop and look in the mirror when you smell it. Does it smell like something that a person who looks like you would wear?

5. Bring Someone with You.

A second opinion can be the most important thing you can get. That’s because another person will get a totally outside perspective of you. They can see the full picture of how you look and smell, as well as having a more unbiased opinion of yourself. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear what you love. But a second opinion can be a great tool in making your final choice.

6. Try a Lot!

There was once a cologne brand that I loved; it was my absolute favorite. However, once I started gaining more experience in colognes, I realized that this one that I loved really wasn’t that great. So my final point is very simple; you never know what you’re missing until you smell it. However, don’t let the pursuit of perfection keep you from enjoying what’s great. 

To sum up. . .

Poets, I hope you found this article useful! I know this one’s not about poetry or writing. But, personally, I just love fragrances. I am not sure there is any reason; it is just part of who I am. What a great way to add color and vibrancy to our lives!

If you liked this article, I also recommend that you check out this great article about storing your fragrances, “How I Store my Makeup & Perfume” by ALYSSA AMBER.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019. All rights reserved.

How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne

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Guerlain Vetiver | Short Poem No. 11

Guerlain Vetiver.

It’s familiar, yet different.

Like something lost in time.

Something of the smell the quality,

I picture an old English wood. A wool suit.

And as I write my poetry,

it takes me to another place.

A place by a fire, a bloodhound by my feet.

As I whimsically write away,

even in a newfound accent I’ve discovered myself to have.

Guerlain Vetiver

If I was an old Englishman, living in an old world,

I’d be the king of the country.

But, no, I live in the day of bubblegum and soap.

So, today, Chanel it is.

I may not rule the old world, but at least I’ll rule today.

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash.

Check out Jeremy Fragrance if you need help with perfumes/colognes, as well as my post “How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.