As an advocate for self-improvement, I have always sought out to be the best version of myself. I figured that the best way to do this was to enhance my “beauty”, both on the inside and the outside. My passion for aesthetics, fashion, luxury goods and a high quality lifestyle has been manifested through... Continue Reading →

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Best fragrances for traditional wear

It's Saturday and its owambe day. You're ready to make a statement in your bespoke fitted kaftan. And of course to add that final touch to your outfit is a scent fit for the special occassion. Here are nine fragrances that i feel fit perfectly for traditional wear. Ajmal Hatkora Wood: Ajmal’s Hatkora Wood is... Continue Reading →

Take notes: What is a fragrance note?

As musical notes are composed to make up a song, fragrance notes are used to make up a fragrance. Fragrance notes are divided into three levels: Top notes: Top notes are notes like citruses: bergamot, lemon, lime and herbs like lavender, clary sage etc. The main characteristic of top notes is that they evaporate quickly... Continue Reading →

3 tips for starting a cosmetic business

In today’s society, more attention is being paid to personal appearance and aesthetics, and many entrepreneurs have capitalized on this by establishing cosmetic businesses. From beard oil to contouring make-up, it’s crucial to keep on top of trends in the beauty business. But cultivating your brand identity should also include being passionate about your product... Continue Reading →

A symbol of success: Self-branding.

Photo credit: Fabrik Brands. I am sure you have heard the saying that reputation is everything? What you are known for or associated with either raises or decreases your value in the public eye. Below is a compelling argument as to why this is true. Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and... Continue Reading →

Scents of smoke

The Best tobacco fragrances. Photo credit: Venincasa dental When we say tobacco, what comes to mind is the bold and bodacious aroma of cigars and cigarettes. However in perfumery, what comes to mind is the aroma that lingers around you after smoking a cigarette; The depicition air of masculinity, warmth and smoothness that emanates from... Continue Reading →

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