Find room in perfume

Which perfume should we wear these days? In old days one of the all time greatest trendsetters Christian Dior said: “A womans perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”. So time have build huge expectations for women, when she shall pick her perfume. As a matter fact Coco Chanel also stole the picture speaking of setting up the expectations for women, because Chanel said: “No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable ultimate accessory”.

In general 80% of men are not using a fragrance according to Real Men Real Style (RMRS), whereafter the colourfull words made by Dior and Chanel above about using perfume are not really working on men. The male segment can be more like Homer Simpson; Women would not ever walk without a scent of perfume. However men are from Mars and women are from Venus as John Gray wrote trying to connecting each gender.

Eventhough we, the men, are not open for listening, we should listen once in a while, because fragrance can help you – as a fact the biggest mistake you can make as a man is not using a fragrance at all. Personally I beside the deodorant customarily use after shave and sometimes Eau De Toilette, eventhough I would skip the Eau De Toilette for a funeral or a wedding (if it was not my own wedding). Jean Paul Gaultier said: “Perfume is the most intense form of memory”. Therefore we should all use a fragrance, but we shall use it with care. If a man shows up at a wedding smelling to much of floral or sweet perfume it is not correct. At a wedding our company must be more decent.

Picking the right perfume can be done just as in “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” – you can call a friend or ask a perfume salesperson. In this matter we should also think about which price can we pay? It is typically this way: The higher the price, the better is the scent concentration in the perfume. The most expensive ones often last longer. But we do not have to pick the most expensive perfume just in case. Thinking of own style can help us, maybe there is an old brand we just need to have or maybe there is this new one we just need to have. Personally I often prefer the classical perfume brands as we normally know what we pay for. I stick to brands as YSL and Dior, because I find a nice line in time with these brands. I had my first YSL aftershave back in 1991. It was called Jazz and I loved it, eventhough it smells a bit too 90s today. So today I among others use Y from YSL, it’s a bit fresh and more adjusted to our modern time.

My advice on finding room in perfume must overall be to use our own language in search for style, scent and price.

James Bond – larger than life

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We have all seen the actionpacked movies about James Bond, where at least something is crashed – people or cars. We also remember how Bond always surrender after being hunted down, whereafter we find Bond larger than life at least somehow. So how can the people behind the Bond-movies take Bond to the next level?

For many years ago in London I bought my first James Bond novel “For your eyes only”. In this outstanding novel Barry Eisler wrote a fine foreword for “For your eyes only”. In this foreword Eisler questions who really knows James Bond.

We all know James Bond – Or do we? According to Barry Eisler you have to read the books by Ian Fleming to find what goes underneath the suave surface of a legend like James Bond. In “For your eyes only” you find, James Bond is larger than live, because James Bond always surrender.

We also find this “larger than life line” in the modern times movies where Daniel Craig as James Bond is making the action scenes. I have a flash back from the 2006 Bond-movie “Casino Royale” where Daniel Craig as Bond smashes Darwin Shaw in a toilet. The Daniel Craig version of James Bond can therefore also be a superhero almost like Superman or Batman enduced with a black tie rolled in a british flag.

The enduce of Bond to a superman in a black tie rolled in the Union Jack with a Vodka Martini can be the next level of Bond, because Daniel Craig is still the face of James Bond in the next movie, as Daniel Craig revealed the possibility of being the next James Bond to Stephen Colbert in “The Late Show” in august 2017. Bond 25, Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as 007, will be directed Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by Academy Award nominee John Hodge. Production is set to begin on 3 December 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release the film worldwide. Therefore is the interpretation of the “Daniel Craig styled” James Bond continuing. Many would say that Daniel Craig is not really rough enough to be the modern dare devil, but if we take a look at the “smashing toilet scene” from “Casino Royale” again, we will find the actionman we need for actionpacked James Bond scenarios.

I hope the people behind the James Bond movies will keep it classic in the years to come. Use the things from the Bond books and the old movies including titles, persons and environments. I think the team behind Bond did this with excellence in “Casino Royale” – a film based on the Ian Fleming novel with the same name. It would be nice to see a Felix Leiter in James Bond again. However it is sad that all Ian Flemings books have been used in the movies as we need Flemings expertise and style in the movies. But the people behind the Bond movies can still catch stardust from Flemings excellent work and with right combination between humour, action and classical Bond issues – the Bond movie will be taken to the next level in the best way.

Bond, James Bond will with Daniel Craig be larger than life for the years to come. Now lets have a Vodka Martini , Shaken, not stirred. Personally I would like it with a good cigar.

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Time for a Talisman

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Review: Cohiba Talisman Limited edition 2017

Distinctions:

These days People have been making money on bitcoins, but if we shall find gold elsewhere, we could take a look at the Cohiba Talisman Limited edition 2017 cigar. The Cohiba name comes from the first original people of the island of Cuba, the Taíno Indians, who used the word “Cohiba” to define the rolled tobacco. IT was Christopher Columbus who discovered this in Cuba in 1492. The Talismán name is magical and in many languages it means good luck and protection to mankind.

Flavor: Medium to full bodied.

This cigar in the picture, the Cohiba Talisman 2017 Limited edition, was the cigar I looked most forward to in 2017, so here it is. The cigar has aged for at least two years and I liked smoking the Talisman from Cohiba. I think it is a friendly cigar as it is not so strong as you might expect. It is actually medium and with a great stability in its flavor. flavors of coffee and leather appears slightly. There is a nice sweetness on the finish as well. While in the Second and final third I experienced awesome complexity- a sweet little mystery. Great Work Cohiba. With this Talisman I wish good luck and protection for all. May you All find your kind of Bitcoin or Talisman 🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬

May all your pain be champagne

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All moments in life can be enjoyable and with a little glass of champagne life can be outstanding. I wish you all the best, so I hope your life will be full of champagne and not pain. If we look at my Instagram account we might think I drink quite a lot, but that is not true. I drink a little for the big moments, not much for everyday life. We should all drink less, but only the best.

However we can think, that Madame Elisabeth Bollinger is fun with this quote about champagne from 1961: “I like it when I am happy and when I am sad. Sometimes I drink it when I am alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I am thirsty”. As many other great persons from the history Madame Bollinger certainly enjoyed life, and as a fact people have been drinking champagne from around year 500 from Champagne in France.

From around year 900 royal visitors in France were all offered champagne, and from that day on Champagne has been one of the most exclusive things to drink in our world.

Personally some of my favorite champagnes at the moment are the vintage series from Dom Pérignon, yellow label from Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Blanc De Blancs.

Each vintage from Dom Pérignon is unique, and expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon.

Yellow Label Brut from Veuve Cliquot is the fine art of blending with Pinot Noir to ensure the typical Clicquot quality.

Ruinart Blanc De Blancs is the emblem of Ruinart – its only 100% Chardonnay. It gives an elegant taste.

Hope you all will find your magical moments also with champagne. May all your pain be champagne.

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