L’insoumis - Lalique

There’s never not a good time to buy a new aftershave, and once you get to smell L’insoumis by Lalique we at The Amazing Blog are sure you’ll have your new scent.

Launched in September, this fragrance is dedicated to the founder of the house Rene Lalique and his artistic spirit. Founded over a century ago Lalique is the ultimate symbol of French Luxury, this scent joins a strong family of 8 different fragrances from the house. The cologne is part of the aromatic-woody fougere group and is perfect from day to night. Its scent is not too strong and three spritz’ is all that is needed for it to linger all afternoon. The bottle is an art deco style, minimal monochrome palette with fern-like decorations along the sides which resemble the scent within. Though the bottle may be too large to carry around with you for an afternoon top up it looks elegant and sleek, perfect for a bathroom countertop.

Try the newest masculine scent L’insoumis by Lalique here from Lalique for £62.00.

Portland England - Soothing Shave Cream and Post Shave Moisturiser

Here at The Amazing Blog we tend to receive a plethora of beauty products aimed at the ladies in the office. So I was thrilled when  Portland England sent us their new Shave Cream and Moisturiser to try, so I could indulge my love of grooming products too. 

The Soothing Shave Cream has a great creamy, glossy texture enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to replenish your skin while you shave. The additional seaweed extracts also give the cream a lovely crisp scent, which is very pleasant compared to other shaving creams on the market. Its partner product, the Post Shave Moisturiser has the same great scent, and also contains Hyaluronic Acid, with added anti-inflammatory ingredients to help calm your skin and eliminate redness after you've shaved. The moisturiser absorbs quickly, which is great if you're like me and always dashing out the door, and leaves a refreshing hint of seaweed fragrance on your skin.

If you're looking to treat yourself, or you're after an early Christmas present, you can buy the products from Portland England's website. The Soothing Shaving Cream will set you back £16 and the Post Shave Moisturiser £24, but if you sign up to their 'subscribe & save' service you’ll save 10% - a bargain in our eyes. 

The Bluebeard's Revenge Aftershave Cologne

Bluebeard image For us men, shaving is possibly one of our least favourite tasks, so we are always on the lookout for new male grooming products to spice up this dull ritual. When we heard about The Bluebeard’s Revenge Aftershave Cologne here at The Amazing Blog, needless to say we jumped at the chance to try it. The Bluebeard’s Revenge is a gentleman’s grooming company inspired by the manliest of all men: pirates! Their slogan boldly declares that their products are for ‘Real Men Only’, and they take great care in making sure that their products have the best ingredients for your skin.

The aftershave cologne has really cool packaging that definitely bought out the inner child in us. It is a glass bottle emblazoned with The Bluebeard’s Revenge logo which is of course, a skull and crossbones, so you really are applying a special pirate formula, OOOH ARRGHH!

The cologne itself is a brilliant blue, which reminds us of refreshing Caribbean waters. The scent starts off very crisp, which is perfect for post shaving. Bergamot and Basil are the highlights, then it moves into a very classic fragrance; Black Tea and Watermint. Last, but not least, you get a hint of Vanilla and Sandalwood, perfect for keeping things spicy throughout the day. All in all, it is a very classic and masculine scent, perfect for the modern man. It feels wonderful as an aftershave as well, and is very soothing, which is a plus since you will be splashing it on those tender areas. We loved that the bottle has an authentic splash on applicator because it is very different from the sprays you see nowadays.

Beyond the aftershave, The Bluebeard’s Revenge has created a wonderful range of shaving and grooming products perfect for any modern man. Some of their products are paraben free as well, which is something we lookout for.

If you are interested in purchasing The Bluebeard’s Revenge Aftershave Cologne, it retails for £19.99 on their website. What’s more, The Bluebeard’s Revenge are offering you our readers a very special  20% exclusive discount until 31st October  2013 please quote AMAZING20 at the check out on The Bluebeard’s Revenge Online Store.