August 21 2014

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Tom Ford’s Exclusive London Scent; Becks Shirtless in New Fragrance Ad; Beards on the Decline; and More


tom_resizeTo celebrate the opening of his first U.K. store, Tom Ford created a new fragrance called Private Blend London, which will be sold exclusively at the 8,000-square-foot flagship for the next six months. According to the company, the scent captures the city’s “unique dynamic between elegant, urbane composure—and sometimes scandalous carnal amusements” with notes of pepper, saffron, coriander, cumin, and coffee. Sounds delicious.

Speaking of hot men and fragrances…yesterday afternoon, David Beckham leaked the new commercial for his David Beckham Classic fragrance on Facebook shortly before it posted on YouTube.There is plenty of gratuitous shirtlessness in the ad, which features Becks changing from a casual jeans and a T-shirt into a snazzy tux. Toward the end, the tailor asks, “Can I be of further assistance, sir?” Beckham’s response (as the camera pans to the glass bottle): “I have all I need.”

The Guardian posits that hipster facial hair is on the wane, pointing to an editorial in the current issue of Fantastic Man, which depicts models shaving it all off. We’re no pogonophiles (those who love or study beards, according to said article), but we’ve got our doubts—has The Guardian been to Williamsburg lately?

Sign us up for this one: The latest beauty gadget to take the Asian market by storm is an eye massager. Targeted at treating peepers fatigued from looking at computers, cell phones, and tablet screens all day long, a new model by Thalgo (currently used in salons only) offers precise massage movements called Temporal Pressotherapy and Digito Pressure, which reportedly reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness.

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