sample collaboration in parthership with Murdock London
Fragrances are something that we use to uplift our moods and spirits, we all have a personal favourite that we like to keep a stock-off. There isn’t a big difference between how a skincare cream or a perfume can impact on the way we feel. Lotions and potions provide the user with instant satisfaction from a touch-feel experience—the texture, consistency and overall product appearance is dearing to the eye. Fragrances, on the other hand, are the secret weapons to unleashing the positive you from within, and depending on what time of the year, we have a number of favourite perfumes set on rotation. In the Spring/Summertime, we tend to reach out for fresh, easy to wear perfumes that are subtle. Come Autumn/Winter, that’s a different board game, we go heavy on the notes, releasing a bold statement.
This isn’t always true as there isn’t a general rule or guideline on what you can or can’t wear. The way we feel on that specific day plays a big part in what fragrance we decide to wear. If I’m feeling a little off or low, I don’t reach out for the strongest, darkening scent, I’ll grab my most mood-lifting fragrance that contains an exhilarating experience of light, crisp fruits and vanilla tonka beans. You want a scent to empower the way you feel that day, and these 4 characteristic fragrances from Murdock London might just do that.
Created by barbers, designed for men, Murdock London are the pinnacle of past and future male grooming. With a British heritage background, Murdock doesn’t like to cut corners when it comes to defining the modern man. Murdock London offers its finest, trusting barbers to the general public that are wanting to experience a present-day take on a traditional barbershop. Murdock London supply a timeless collection of barber-quality male grooming products for the general public. From the exquisite shaving collection to their best-selling hair care line, and finally, the ever-popular aftershaves that I’m about to talk you through, It’s obvious that Murdock London is here to stay where they rightfully belong.
Full size fragrances worth the price tag at £88, and here’s why…
Before you begin to follow me on this sensual trip with Murdock, you may have noticed the steep price just overlooking this sentence. In no way shape or form am I justifying the high-price tag, but, let’s think about it for a second, these fragrances weren’t created purely out of plain boredom. Murdock understood that not every man wanted the same, typical masculine fragrance. From getting to know the personalities of every client in-store, their daily habits, life-stories, past and future travels, Murdock London was able to curate 4 individual Colognes for the everyday man.
I describe the Black Tea Cologne as how I would like to become: a highly-confident, masculine man with a strong stance and aura about him. Other men often look-up to this fine species with inspiration and for guidance. A mans man fragrance containing fine spices, leather and rich tobacco notes. This memorable cologne just sits below the belt of becoming too overpowering for everyday use, and that’s one of the reasons why Murdock London are the craftsmanship of perfection.
Top notes include Nutmeg, Basi, Pepper blend with Clove being the most prominant note of the four combined. With the middle note flowing throughout the scent, that is Leather. The trio of bass notes, Musty Woods, Musk and Birchtar all linger together right at the very end before disbursing into a pleasing, subtle fragrance on the body.
The Patchouli Cologne is for the man who adores surprises, spontaneous trips out, one that is a never boring soul. This type of gentleman enjoys the wilder side of life, and so he should. Patchouli is edgy, stimulating, but creamy that develops overtime as you wear the fragrance throughout the day or evening.
Top Notes feature components of Cardamom, Nutmeg, sharp Black Pepper with a complex Petitgrain blend. The injection of middle notes from a subtle appearance of Jasmine and Rose. Geranium, Ylang Ylang is the most prominent scents within this Cologne. Last but not least, base notes of Indonesian Patchouli, Suede and Olibanum provide a warm, comforting aroma that lasts.
Avalon: If light, crisp, easy-to-wear fragrances are your style, then Avalon would make the perfect partner-in-crime. I would call this your ‘everyday scent’, a fragrance you would disburse without question. Avalon is your travel companion, it’s a Cologne that would gain attention from the public, a second glance from the opposite or same-sex.
Top Notes of fresh, hand-picked Orange, Sicilian Bergamot, Neroli and Calabrian Lemon blended together to create a nose-tantalising experience from the beginning. Middle Notes of Rosemary and Lavender from Haute Provence sit gracefully onto the skin to provide a sense of calmness and joy. Base notes from Musk completes the fragrance on sensual experience.
Vetiver, the final fragrance from the Murdock London Cologne Collection: Dark, spell-binding and captivating, Vetiver is the most unusual fragrance from the four. There’s a moment of freshness from the very first mist of application but as soon as you blink an eye, this mysterious, touching fragrance involves into a comforting, alluring Cologne.
Notes of bold Citrus and Lavender blended with Middle Notes of Rosemary, soothing Chamomile and Petitgrain. Basil and Base Notes of Woody Tree Moss remain noticeable whilst Seychelles Vetiver, Haitian Vetiver and Indonesian Patchouli offer a seductive flow of fragrance.
So if you’re looking to expand or introduce something new in your current fragrance selection, Murdock London is one to truly consider!