Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Classy Mens Aftershave

Classy men's aftershave

Ok so what is a classy men’s aftershave/fragrance?

Over the past few months I have been testing and smelling men’s aftershave to find something a bit special. The search was hard and a little confusing. At first sniff many of the men’s aftershaves smelt the same (very lemony). Because of this I decided to find some that were off the shelf.

I have chose three to start of with. Creed Irish Tweed. A favorite of JFK. diptyque L'Ombre dans l'Eau and Tom Fords Grey Vetiver.

Here are my views on these highly recommended fragrances for men

Creed Irish Tweed: very good! Put a bit of it on the back of my hand and it didn’t bowl me over straight away, but after about an hour I had a fresh smell that I kept coming back to. I certainly have not come across anyone wearing this before

Verdict: initial thought 7/10 but after some time 8/10 and well worth a try. Manley @ classy

L'Ombre dans l'Eau: This one I waited with baited breath for. I expected a lot from this fragrance. I placed some on the back of my hand! It certainly was different. I smelt of roses! Not really my cup of tea but I can see why it is popular.

Verdict 7/10

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver: Tom Ford was a designer at Gucci and I bought this on recommendation. This one was my cup of tea. It has a similar smell to Creed Irish Tweed and I kept going back to it. Unique, crisp and classy I like this one.

Verdict 9/10

That’s all for the moment! But I do intend on making a list of classy men’s fragrances so keep popping back.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

George Clooney - Gravity Trailer

Check out this awesome new trailer for the Space Film Gravity

I have got to see this!


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Rolex Submariner - The best watch in the world!

The Rolex Submariner! The greatest watch ever made. Bond had one and Bond knows best. The Submariner is a divers watch resistant to 300m. I first met my love on the wrist of  a car dealer in the early eighties. He would leave his watch as a deposit for a car as many dealers did........ How cool! What I like about the submariner is it's pure bulkiness combined with it's absolute mechanical perfection. It really has no place in every day life , but that's what makes it stand out so much. The Rolex submariner for me is iconic a bit like an American president. Cost let's not talk about cost.if you need the ask the price you can't afford it.let me leave you with leave you with a few pictures to salivate over

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Krav Maga- the ultimate self defence course!

Thinking of taking up a martial art. You may want to try Krav Maga! Developed in Israel during the second world war to take guns an knives from attackers. This fighting style is unique and very effective. And the good news is you can learn it in your own home. I have never taken any form of self defence course before but I am liking the look of this. It’s a strange world we live in now and I think it’s a good idea to start learning something like this. So Krav Maga here I come. If you would like to find out more about Krav Maga click on the link below.


Monday, 15 July 2013

James Bond Exhibition at the Beaulieu Fantastic!

Went down to the James Bond Exhibition at the Beaulieu motor museum! Awesome! If you are a Bond fan like me then I suggest you go. I took some photo’s but they don’t really do any justice. There is also the Top gear experience to which was quite good. All I all a good day out for the family!
Here are some pics

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Fly with the Red Arrows (3D)

Check out this video. I suggest you watch it full screen. It’s in HD and for the first time you can really fly with the Red Arrows in the cockpit. I found it utterly amazing. I have heard that there is a full motion ride at the Science Museum that uses this footage. I think that I may take a look. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Cocktails,cocktails cocktaills!

Cocktails’ Cocktails Cocktails! 

Had a great weekend this week! We had a 30th birthday for one of the family and a heck of a lot of people turned up. I was behind the bar making the cocktails. I had a bit trouble with the Pina Colada. The ream curdled in the sun, so I think I will find a fail safe recipe that I can make in just a shaker. The night went well but because of the heat most of the guests stayed away from the wine, so it was beer and cocktails all night long. The basic theme of the party was an English beach, So we had a backdrop of the sea tables laid out with lanterns and sea shells every where……………… Not a bad night I must say!