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Top 10 Men’s Wedding Day Colognes

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Do you plan on wearing cologne on your wedding day? We’ve brought back men’s health and skin care blogger Sarah Nash to give a few suggestions on men’s wedding day fragrance. If you’re a cologne kind of guy, you’re bound to be able to find something amongst these ten that fits your style.

Oh, and be sure to scroll all the way down to see our special editor’s selection.

John Varvatos

John Varvatos

10 – John Varvatos by: John Varvatos
Masculine, sensual, and classic-sophisticated scent.
More of a winter fragrance, the key notes are: Medjool Date Fruit, Tamarind Tree Leaves, Coriander Seed Templar, Clary Sage Flower, Indian Ajowan, Auramber, Leather essence.

'The One' by Dolce & Gabbana

'The One' by Dolce & Gabbana

9 – The One by: Dolce and Gabbana
Inviting, fresh, and soft-citrus scent.
This golden juice has hints of mandarin and peach, blooms with lily and jasmine, and ends with an inviting plum and vanilla base.

'Unforgivable' by Sean John

'Unforgivable' by Sean John

8- Unforgivable by: Sean John
Bold, long lasting, and masculine scent.
This fragrance is masculine and has a hint of fruit to it (according to Sean John its Sicilian lemon, champagne, Tuscan basil and rum).

Armani Code

Armani Code

7 – Armani Code  by: Giorgio Armani
Vibrant, sexy, and smooth.
A seductive fragrance for men, Armani Code is a sexy blend of fresh lemon and bergamot softened with hints of orange tree blossom, warmed with soothing guaiac wood, and tonka bean.

Burberry Touch

Burberry Touch

6- Burberry Touch by: Burberry
Warm, Manly-man, and rugged.
A woody, musky, aromatic fragrance that is fresh and invigorating yet spicy and warm. Top notes are Artemisia, mandarin tree leaves and violet leaves. Heart notes nutmeg, Virginia cedarwod and white pepper. Finished with dry down notes of skin musk, tonka beans and vetiver.


5- Black Orchid by: Tom Ford
Captivating, sexy-rich, and worn by some of the best!
Incredibly luxurious scent. While sultry woods and rich dark accords help to bring out the skin’s natural perfume, the jet black, art deco-inspired bottle adds to the fragrance’s overall glamour.

Prada Amber

Prada Amber

4- Prada Amber by: Prada
Courageous, fresh, and lovely-warm scent.
Mellow and sophisticated cologne for men that would reprise the theme of their eponymous feminine fragrance, namely amber. This version highlights four stages: an amber accord predictably, a traditionally masculine fougère (ferny) accord, a fresh cologne accord, and a suede accord, by interweaving notes of citrus (bergamot, mandarin, neroli), spices & flowers (cardamom, saffron, geranium, orange blossom), balsams & warm notes (myrrh, musk, labdanum, sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla, patchouli) and ~la pièce de resistance~ soft, supple leather.

Gucci by: Gucci

Gucci by Gucci

3- Gucci by: Gucci
Safe yet sexy, strong & spicy, and sensual scent.
Woody spicy fragrance. Top note, ginger, heart note, and papyrus. Base note olibanum. Good fall/ winter wonderland wedding

MEN by Marc Jacobs

MEN by Marc Jacobs

2- MEN by: Marc Jacobs
Fresh, light, and full-bodied scent.
Lightweight figgy-musky scent best for daytime use and spring and summer. Its notes are: Italian Bergamot, Tuscan Cypress, Cumin, Cardamom, Ginger, Fig Leaves, Rose de Mai, Cyclamen, Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, Nirvanolide Musk, Provence Fig, Indonesian Patchouli, Musk

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

1- Le Male by: Jean Paul Gaultier
A must have, sexy-sexy-SEX, and very playful.
Super sexy and makes them want to attack any guy who wears it. Its notes are: Wormwood, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Wood, Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.

Sex Panther

Sex Panther


60% of the time, it works every time.


Do you plan on wearing cologne on your wedding day? Which of these scents sound appealing to you? Tell us in the comments section below.

Sarah Nash - Makeup and Fashion ExtraordinaireA special thanks to guest blogger Sarah Nash. Check out her website at

Greening the Groom: Organic Grooming Guide

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Herban Lifestyle Etsy

Herban Lifestyle Etsy

Getting ready for the big day is not only all about getting the suit and the rings – you have to look your best and maybe change your routine a little if you are wanting to green you wedding day.  You are not only marrying the love of your life, but you will have a stupid amount of photos taken of you that will be on your mantel for the next 40 + years!  You also need to smell good and start prepping your face for the shave of your life.

Weddings are, for some, the first time a man will start looking seriously into new shaving products and cologne.  While cologne is a whole different post – organic and eco-friendly shaving creams and products are essential to greening your grooming routine for your wedding day (and beyond).

The above photo is one of my favorite companies, Herban Lifestyle, that I have found using organic ingredients.  It is incredibly important to look at the chemicals that you are putting on your face and the packaging that your products come in. Herban Lifestyle does a great job of taking care of both issues.

Dr. Bronner Shaving Gel

Dr. Bronner Shaving Gel

Another amazing company that has longevity and committed followers is Dr. Bronner’s. This company is widely known for its castille liquid soaps, but they have an amazing line of other products including organic fair trade shaving gel.  The gel comes in a few different scents.  The peppermint seems to be the most popular for men.  If you have sensitive skin, go with the organic baby shaving gel (who cares if it says “baby” – if you have sensitive skin – deal with it).  They also have organic tea tree, lavender and lemongrass – in which case you might not need to get cologne and you will need to base it on what your fiance likes!  The less products you use, the more eco-friendly you are!

Organic Grooming by Urban Cowboy

Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy

Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy has some of the best looking packaging I have seen for organic grooming products.  Their shave cream is made of organic aloe, lavender and peppermint.  It has no dyes, alcohol, soaps or synthetics.  Their packaging is also recyclable.  Their products have been used on movie sets like All Good Things and Milk as well as TV shows such as American Gladiators and Medium.

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DOVO Gold Etched Steel Blade

Now, on to the tools.  If you are a classic shaving kinda guy, a DOVO gold etched steel blade is the mother of all razors.  It is eco-friendly simply due to the fact that you never really need to throw it away!  If you maintain the blade – this baby will last for generations!!  Of course, you will have to learn the real art of shaving and be incredibly careful if you have never used one of these blades before.  This one is the top of the line and retails at $300.  In the end – you are probably paying that much in disposable razors over a 2 year period if you shave every day or every other day.  Never mind the fact the amount of trash that you are reducing by not using disposable razors!

Remember: you don’t have to make huge changes to green your grooming routine, you just have to made educated choices Green it out!

Katie Martin is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts. Her firm, Elegance & Simplicity, Inc., has designed thousands of eco-friendly events and has been heralded internationally by magazines, newspapers, blogs and other forms of media. Ms. Martin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings® Online Magazine & Blog. You can connect with Katie on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

What are favorite ways to go green? Will you be incorporating any of them into the wedding day? Leave a comment below.

Healthy Skin For Grooms on Their Wedding Day

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Men and skin care. Two words that probably should never be uttered in the same sentence. We’re assuming that skin care isn’t something that’s crossed you grooms’ minds out there – but we’d bet that it’s crossed the mind of your fiance. She’s going to want you to look perfect for the thousands of photos that will be taken of you on the big day.

Seaweed wrap anyone?

Real men get makeovers.

Sarah Nash of the Los Angeles Fashion Design School has stopped by with four key steps to getting your skin prepped for the wedding day:


The first basic step to your skin care regiMEN begins with a good facial wash & cleanser. A deep cleanse for your skin to help remove all impurities, dirt, excess oil & residue, sweat, and environmental stress. This process is easy and will help prep & maintain your skin for the following easy steps:

When choosing a face wash that best fits your skin type, make sure to do a skin care evaluation, specifically targeting your T-zone. If you’re unfamiliar with a t-zone, imagine drawing a “T” on your face. Your t-zone consists of your forehead, nose, and chin. These are common places for excess oil, acne and blackheads for people who fall in the oily or combination skin type.


Exfoliating your skin will decongest and gently remove dirt, excess oil build up and dead-damaged skin cells. This step helps to clean, polish, tighten & brighten your skin, while working deep into your pores. It will leave your skin feeling soft & fresh!

When choosing an exfoliating scrub or cream, make sure to choose one that best fits your skin type. If you fall into the category of acne prone or irritation/sensitive skin you should use a gentle exfoliate such as the cream based exfoliate, rather than the scrub. If using the scrub, remember that the best scrub/ deep cleanse

Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. Zoolander anyone?

Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. Zoolander anyone?

should have either flax seeds or linipack seeds.


A good moisturizer will help re-balance, rejuvenate, and revitalize your skin for your youthful, more refreshed, non-greasy look and feel! For the best results, make sure to get a pH balanced moisturizer to help prevent signs of aging. If you are out in the sun a lot, you should definitely use an SPF 15-30 to protect against sun damage- UVA/ UVB sun rays.

When choosing a moisturizer before bed, you should look for the ones that help prevent signs of aging-fine lines, smoothes out irritation-red spots, and works to keep your skin hydrated and plump to wake up fresh faced & handsome!

Sarah Nash - Makeup and Fashion Extraordinaire

Sarah Nash - Makeup and Fashion Extraordinare


Toners and spray mist is a great way for your skin & face to stay hydrated and fresh throughout the day! This step helps to rebalance your skin against harmful toxins while purifying & toning all skin types. Your toner can also help control excess oil & shine.

- Sarah Nash

Certified-Professional Makeup Artist


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