Abracadabra or Hocus Pocus … just ensure you’re always the focus. Move in mysterious ways when you summon your (1.) 2(x)ist TUX No-Show Briefs in Black. At once enchanting and beguiling, you can always bet on black to conjure your sly intensity. Afterwards, cast your spell on these other dark choices for some daily practical magic (… no eye of newt needed):
(2.) CLOAKING DEVICE: Shield yourself from the elements while staying current this spring with Rag & Bone’s ultra-chic motorcycle leather jacket (saksfifthavenue.com)
(3.) BEWITCHED: Samantha Stevens couldn’t wiggle her nose for a more alluring scent than John Varvatos Artisan Black (johnvarvatosfragrance.com) and its heady, woodsy topnotes
(4.) FLAME ON: Control the allure of fire by lighting a Kilian Back to Black Candle (bykilian.com) and basking in the glow of a tobacco and honey-laced flicker
(5.) VAMP WEEKEND: These leather-uppered Prada Perforated Moccasins (saksfiftheavenue.com) are too good to save for only Friday dusk to Monday twilight
(bandwidths) provides the soundtrack to your 2(x)istence. Or at least something to play whilst holding a boombox over your head in the rain (and nothing else but No-Show Trunks).
MGMT‘s next album, Congratulations, isn’t slated to bow until April 13, but with the threat of online leaks, the band decided to allow a free stream off its own website. The result is a nine-track album rich with psychodelic riffs and their signature “indie” sound (whatever that means anymore). Plus, the cover art makes us want to slip on some SURF briefs and look for that missing Trapper Keeper.
Erykah Badu gave up calling Tyrone long ago, and if you haven’t listened since, then download a copy of New Amerykah, Pt.2: Return of the Ankh. While the title is a mouthful, the sound is still intact — Ms. Badu’s soulful, thoughtful R&B still resonates.
Courtney Love may have returned earlier this month with Hole‘s “Skinny Little Bitch,” but former bassist Melissa Auf der Maur counterstrikes with Out of Our Minds. The also-former Smashing Pumpkin‘s second outing is the musical companion to a pending short film and graphic novel involving (what else?) Vikings, but regardless the 12-track album is a melodic, alternative joy.Read the rest of this entry.
(debriefing) is a rundown of tasty links and news, curated for your daily consumption.
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Happy Birthday Freshpair! | freshpair
Kiss my Aspen — ACL goes shopping | a continuous lean
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It’s springtime, and your clock isn’t the only thing that should be set forward — switch up your cologne with these new, lighter scents that’ll get your wheels in motion and get your mojo in gear:
If you’re a SURF No-Show Brief in White, try Biotherm Homme Force
WHY: This is the first foray into fragrance from the Euro skincare line and the bulletshaped eau de toilette’s top notes of citrus target summertime, while a secondary hit of absinthe is a point blank shot to the heart.
If you’re a SURF Sport Brief in Smoke, try Bond No.9 High Line
WHY: Inspired by the lush Manhattan park set above a bustling streetscape, High Line is like a gentle respite in your otherwise high-voltage life. Floral bergamot and fresh rhubarb lift your spirits while oak keeps your feet on the ground.
If you’re a SURF No-Show Trunk in Black, try Hotel Costes No.2
WHY: Just because you enjoy a classic style doesn’t mean you’re against secret hotel room trysts. This fragrance comes from the famed Parisian Hotel Costes, and just like their popular chill-out CDs, this scent initiates foreplay with a hint of cinnamon then turns torrid with orange blossom. (“Do Not Disturb” sign not included.)
If you’re a SURF No-Show Brief in Hibiscus, try Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine
WHY: Like your choice of briefs, you are bold and unafraid of being unique. Blood oranges are the first note to hit, but the lingering jasmine is what will be remembered.