Harun No.7 by Mos Def

Harun No.7 by Yassin Bey AKA Mos Def, Fellowship Mission

New year, new scent. How ’bout it? Harun No.7, is from the creative mind of Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def crafted in collaboration with some of his friends known as the Fellowship Mission. The first of many endeavors to come is this fragrance, a solid blend of woodsy, spicy, Indian attar, with a refreshing citrus top note. “We combine original scents in their purest form to create a warm and refreshing scent that is distinctive and made for men, but also appeals to women.” The oils are bottled in Brooklyn and contain Imported Attar from the Kamauj Uttar Padesh region of India. Harun No.7 is 100% natural and is free of alcohol and chemicals.

The Scent | Odin New York 07 Tanoke

With five other extremely well-received scents in Odin New York's lineup already, here's another one that's sure to get your attention. This unisex scent, 07 Tanoke, was developed with Paris-based Drom perfumer Corinne Cachen and blends memorable outdoor notes of...

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Por Homme x The Motley Grooming Kit

We recently had the opportunity to team up with The Motley on a grooming kit filled with some of our favorite products from the site. The set features five must-have products -- toothpaste, face scrub, shaving stick, soap bars and...

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Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles Flagship

Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles Flagship

Adding to their LA flagship barber shop space, Baxter of California introduces the Baxter Finley Barber & Shop. The men’s skin care and grooming product brand utilized custom-built furnishings and restored Koken barber chairs to really keep things in line with the original space. The expansion also features a retail space that delivers other fine grooming products like Marvis Toothpaste, D.R. Harris and RetaW.

Now Open | Aesop Ginza Japan Store

Now Open | Aesop Ginza Japan Store

Aesop continues to build their presence in some high value areas, this time opening up shop in the district of Ginza, Japan. The original masonry facade and stairway for the upper level tenants was retained and carried into the interior of the 38 sq. meter space, integrating the material into the product display shelves. The design really is magnificent and works well with the image of the Aesop brand. This being the Aesop’s second standalone store in Japan, it’s truly remarkable and a job well done by the team at Schemata Architecture. (via design boom)

GANT Fragrance

GANT Fragrance Fall/Winter 2011

Gant has launched their first in-house fragrance aptly called “GANT”. It’s inspired in part by the New England waters and coastal living lifestyle. Pierre Dinand designed the bottle and pulled inspiration from wicker baskets that cargo ships in the old days used to transport fragile goods. If that wasn’t enough, Gant also commissioned Pierre Wulff to craft this unique fragrance formula. He chose some exclusive ingredients and created a scent that pulls in the freshness and airy sense of the ocean and combined these characteristics with dark woods and tar ropes.

The film below highlights the relationship between the two gifted talents and how they worked together. This cooperation is pretty special in itself as many times this work is very separate. The fragrance is available now exclusively to Gant stores in 26 countries as well as online at gant.com. For now, make a purchase online and you’ll get a .5 oz sample bottle for free.

Now Open | Aesop New York

Now Open | Aesop New York

Australian cosmetics brand Aesop has opened up shop in the New York City neighborhood of Nolita. The interior design of the space explores the construction possibilities of newspapers as reclaimed copies of the New York Times have been used as a building material and acknowledgement of the brand’s well-known respect for the written word and history of each city it sets up shop in. A unique feature of this store is the screening on the walls of Criterion films. Look for the entire cosmetics collection at Aesop’s New York shop. (via super future)

Now Open | Alexander West at John Allan’s Midtown

Now Open | Alexander West at John Allan's Midtown

Custom shirtmaker Alexander West has set up shop inside the Midtown location of John Allan’s. For those unfamiliar, John Allan’s is a grooming club for men with a few locations here in New York City and one in Chicago as well. Beyond the extensive services that range from shoe shining to massages, John Allan’s is also just an exceptional space. With Alexander West’s tailors now being on hand through the fall to fit gentlemen for shirting, it only adds to the experience that is John Allan’s. More info on location and hours below as well as a few shots of the space.

Odin 06 Amanu for Barneys New York

Odin 06 Amanu for Barneys New York

New York-based retailer Odin has delivered way more than just clothing over the past few years, with their in-house line of scents and candles doing quite well for them as well. They’ve had such great success in this segment that they’ve gone from their 04 Petrana scent straight to 06 Amanu, one you’ll find exclusively at Barneys New York (05 has already been reserved by Chanel).

As for the scent itself, it features the woody rusticity of cedarleaf and the heady complexity of jasmine sambac. Rooting textures of amberwood, musk and live moss endow this earthy scent with a lush maturity.