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Editors’ Picks: Illuminate your world with these men’s fragrances

These vibrant new scents are great for you, or the men in your life

NBHD-violators-02Azzaro Wanted
This represents the third pillar men’s scent for the French brand, and is made for a younger Azzaro man.
Notes: Lemon, Ginger, Lavender, Mint, Guatemalan Cardamom, Juniper, Apple, Geranium, Haitian Vetiver, Tonka Bean, and Amberwood
Available at SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati; 810-7777

L’Occitane L’homme Cologne Cedrat
The second iteration of the Cedrat line features watery notes, making you imagine a seaside life.
Notes: Citron, Mint, Lavender, Violet Leaf, Black Pepper, Ginger, Pink Pepper, Cedar, Amber, and Musk
Available at L’Occitane en Provence-Rustan’s Makati, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati; 816-4453

Jimmy Choo Man Ice
This third men’s fragrance under the British fashion house is a lighter take on Jon Snow’s former signature scent.
Notes: Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Citron, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Apple, Musk, Moss, and Ambroxan
Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Ayala Center, Makati; 813-3739; rustans-thebeautysource.commen's-perfume-1Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Platinum
Alessandro Michele reimagines their popular Guilty line with Orange Blossom middle note and a bottle redesign.
Notes: Lemon, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cedar, and Patchouli
Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Ayala Center, Makati; 813-3739; rustans-thebeautysource.com

Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey Bleu Astral for Men
The latest from Issey Miyake takes it’s inspiration from the “radiance of the stars” and the “attraction of opposites.”
Notes: Lime, Coriander, Leather, Amberwood, and Woody Notes
Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Ayala Center, Makati; 813-3739; rustans-thebeautysource.com
mens-perfume-3Jo Malone London English Oak and Hazelnut
This refreshing combination from the fragrance house includes a patriotic ingredient: resin from the Elemi tree, which is native to our country.
Notes: Hazelnut, Cedar, and Oak
Available starting in September at Jo Malone London, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati; 757-4853

Uomo Salvatorre Ferragamo Casual Life
Coffee, a traditional Italian ingredient, is at the heart of this dynamic fragrance, a “vibrant representation of masculinity.”
Notes: Lemon, Violet Leaf, Cardamom, Coffee, Ambroxan, Geranium, Cashmere Wood, White Cedar Extract, and Musk
Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Ayala Center, Makati; 813-3739; rustans-thebeautysource.commens-perfume-2
Photography by Renzo Navarro
Art Direction by Mags Ocampo

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Jacs T. Sampayan
He's the current Editor of the The Neighborhood, Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor for Rogue and L'Officiel Manila as well as an editorial consultant. In his spare time, he runs a volleyball training camp, hosts trivia nights, organizes different sports tournaments, walks along major highways to surpass his FitBit goals, and sleeps as little as possible. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @jacs_do_it.
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Road Test: Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables

We checked if Swimmables™ by Cargo Cosmetics lives up to its promise

On-the-go girls like me can’t be bothered with makeup and touch-ups. We don’t want to worry about accidentally rubbing anything out of place because sometimes, the label “smudge-free” is misleading. And in humid Metro Manila, who can trust their painted face to stay that way anyway? But when Cargo Cosmetics, a brand that professionals all over the world swear by, recently released water-resistant, long-wear product line Swimmables, it caught my attention. A road test was in order.cargo-2The Longwear Eye Shadow Stick in Sandy Bay is a quick way of injecting some color into your look. It’s satisfyingly pigmented that it only took a swift glide or two on the lids and a tap to blend the cream before it set. I was done in 20 seconds. I then matched this with the Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick in Portofino. I was doubtful at first because of the bold shade and the horror stories about bleeding. But true to its claim, I found that it really doesn’t smudge or transfer even after many cups of tea. Also, with such high coverage, I couldn’t believe how light it felt. There were no fine lines, cracks, or reapplication even after four hours.

At the end of the day, there weren’t creases on my eyelids nor cracks on my lips. There were even lesser mirror checks than usual. As I wasn’t about to run around the city in the rain, I went home to do a final test. I splashed my face with water thrice. It didn’t budge. This one’s a keeper.

Art by Mags Ocampo

CARGO COSMETICS IS AVAILABLE IN BEAUTY BAR STORES LOCATED AT CENTRAL SQUARE IN BONIFACIO HIGH STREET CENTRAL, ALABANG TOWN CENTER, EASTWOOD, GLORIETTA 2, GREENBELT 5, POWER PLANT MALL, SHANGRI-LA PLAZA, AND TRINOMA. VISIT BEAUTYBAR.COM.PH, FACEBOOK.COM/BEAUTYBARPH, OR FOLLOW @BEAUTYBARPH ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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Alyssa Castillo
Alyssa Castillo is a freelance writer and is concurrently Rogue Media's Editorial Assistant for The NBHD. She reads for fun, writes for a living, and wastes too much time entertaining the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Find her on Instagram as @lysscstll.