High Society Man

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Birchbox Man May 2013 Unboxing

My Birchbox March Favorites

Normally I have a handful of favorites that come out of every month's Birchbox selection but this month I found myself in love with the whole shebang. Rather than breaking down the lot I'll just give you the whole list of goodies from Birchbox May

In this months Birchbox:

  • Men in Cities Web Belt a Two Tone Woven Cotton Belt

  • Vivarati No-Show Loafer Socks a blend of cotton, nylon, and elastene, the one-size-fits-all socks have a silicon heel grip to prevent slipping. Pull off the no sox look without smelly dawgs.

  • Billy Jealousy Adrenaline Junkie Energizing Scrub exfoliates skin and open up clogged pores, while peppermint oil moisturizes and stimulates circulation. Mulberry extract provides antimicrobial properties and helps boost skin’s firmness.

  • Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bodywash possesses powerful antioxidant and antiseptic properties that deeply cleanse skin and fend off free radicals while dilating blood vessels for improved circulation.

  • drinkwel a anti-hangover capsule packed with a blend of 30 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids formulated to help your body break down alcohol.

Note: I got these item because of my profile on Birchbox, yours and others may differ according to what you select as your style.

What is Birchbox?

Birchbox is a subscription based services that delivers health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream.

Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver a product discovery service that helps men find really good items they may not normally discover at their local department or men stores.

How To Get Your Own Birchbox

If you too want to discover the best new beauty, grooming and lifestyle product for men or women, jump over to Birchbox website and join in on the fun. The subscriptions are also gift-able if this sort of thing is not for you but you know someone who would love it.

Stay Tuned for more updates on Birchbox.

Birchbox Man March 2013 Unboxing

My Birchbox March Favorites

The Areawear Bottle Opener is a thing of beauty. Made from beech wood this opener fells really tactile in the hands and well set many a bottle of Ale free from the prison that is a bottle cap. The opener also features two magnets, one on the outside to allow the opener to be kept neatly on a fridge or file cabinet and a second on the inside to keep the caps from falling to the floor. No more picking up spent caps for three days after a ball game.

This month's box also features Cartier L'Essence de Déclaration eau de toilette (remember EDT is not cologne, there is a difference). Cartier released this fragrance in 1988 as a special evening occasion fragrance. The Guide says it has notes of cedar wood and citrus but as a long time user I can tell you it's exactly vetiver/rosewood base notes with birch wood/cardamon/oak moss and orange/cedar/bergamot top notes. This scent changes drastically during the dry-down to smell some what like a old but fresh cedar chest with a prominent hint of spice so I get the mixup. I find the hug-ability to be extremely high on this EDT which is why I keep it around.

Also in this months Birchbox:
* Birchbox Koozie a faux wood zip-up bottle wrap to keep beer cold for March Madness
* Birchbox Leather Coaster keeps those "drank crop circles" from tables
* GO 24/7 Shave Cream designed to keep your face hydrated as you shave

Note: I got these item because of my profile on Birchbox, yours and others may differ according to what you select as your style.

WHAT IS BIRCHBOX?

Birchbox is a subscription based services that delivers health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream.

Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver a product discovery service that helps men find really good items they may not normally discover at their local department or men stores.

How To Get Your Own Birchbox

If you too want to discover the best new beauty, grooming and lifestyle product for men or women, jump over to Birchbox website and join in on the fun. The subscriptions are also gift-able if this sort of thing is not for you but you know someone who would love it.

Stay Tuned for more updates on Birchbox.

Birchbox Man Worth The Hype

I have been watching the awesome things happening at Birchbox for nearly three years now, last April they announced a Birchbox subscription specifically for men. I somehow missed the initial launch and then found myself looking at a rather lengthy waiting list to get in. After a laborious wait I finally received an email last week saying I was finally the program.

What Is Birchbox?

Birchbox and a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream.

Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver a product discovery service that helps men find really good items they may not normally discover at their local department or men stores.

First Impressions

The Birchbox I received was full of wonder full surprises. I was totally happy with the value of the products as they totally eclipsed the $20 cost of the subscription. I would go as far as to say in this initial box I did not receive any whammies or unwanted dude products.

Did I get lucky? No because part of the signup process is a quick survey to see what you are into and what your preferences are. Via the Birchbox website I am able to see what some of the other gentlemen got in their boxes and can get discount If I want to order anything I may or may not have received.

How To Get Your Own Birchbox

If you too want to discover the best new beauty, grooming and lifestyle product for men or women, jump over to Birchbox website and join in on the fun. The subscriptions are also giftable if this sort of thing is not for you but you know someone who would love it.

PS My Birchbox February Favorites

Niche For Men Male Deodorizing Wipes are awesome for a quick refresher after a quick highpressure meeting, run to avoind missing a ride or a midday workout and there is no time for a full shower. These wipes are mosturizing and have a nice rejuvinating rustic scent.

Jack Robie Solid Pocket Square is a high quality made in America pocket square that is just perfect. I own a buch of squares fro varying qualities and this one is top notch. It’s a 12”x12 square made of Japanese cotton and looks really nice in a shirt or sportjacket.

Birchbox Shoehorn, yeah I know it’s simple but a leather shoehorn is a must have for any satorialist toolbox

Stay Tuned for more updates on Birchbox.