As promised, the Old Spice Manhood toolkit giveaway is here! One special reader will walk away with a briefcase full of tools to make you the manliest man around.

In it are three of Old Spice’s newest scents from their Fresh Re-Fresh Collection:

  • Bearglove, my favorite of the three; a classic scent, gentle but strong.
  • Fiji, reminiscent of beach days and summer nights
  • Swagger, the smell that comes to mind when you think of confidence

As a bonus Old Spice has included their new Spiffy Pomade for great looking and smelling hair.

You’ll also find a made-up diploma to add to your Linkedin profile. A certificate of achievement in superior manliness!

Stallone’s movie, Over The Top, is included… for training purposes of course!

Along with the movie to help you train to be a better, stronger man, The Art of Manliness by Brett and Kate McKay will help you to be a proper man. Etiquette and manners are important to manliness!

A pair of Old Spice earbuds for all of your musical desires have also been included.

Finally, a roll of duct tape to fix anything on the planet. Remember, it will not work on all the ice your great new smells will break!

All of this comes in a padlocked briefcase that can be re-purposed and used for some of your other manly products.

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is use the Rafflecopter form below! Hurry because the giveaway closes on April 10, 2014 at 12:00 am EST

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Good luck!

This post was written in collaboration with Tidal Labs and Old Spice. Though I have been compensated, the opinions expressed herein are my own.

After 75 years, Old Spice continues to keep its competitors on their toes. Not only are their scents relevant for the modern man, now the technology infused in them allows for a greater return on investment, both in the monetary value of the purchase and the attention received because of your smell.

I admit, in the past, I have been one of those men who obnoxiously sprays on fragrances. If I didn’t see a cloud, my thoughts were that I didn’t put on enough. Old Spice’s new Re-fresh line has changed that completely. I have finally stepped into a mature smelling manhood.

Last month, in celebration of Black achievement and History, my school threw a Black and Gold party. It was my first opportunity to use the new Old Spice line and it worked beautifully. As I was simply wearing a different variation of what everybody else was wearing (black and gold, ha) I knew that the attention I was receiving from people I knew (and didn’t) was coming from my new smell… and it wasn’t just limited to the start of the night. After 3 hours of dancing and jumping around the venue, I smelled just as good as when I walked into the building.

Now, a month has gone by and I use BEARGLOVE (a scent as fierce as a grizzly bear) consistently. The reactions when I walk into a room are just as great and even better? I still haven’t had to buy a new bottle. In fact, the bottle is more than half full; thanks to the fact that one spray really, truly lasts all day.

I’ve been following the three steps detailed in the video above; grabbing my favorite Re-Fresh scent, giving myself a two second ‘scent-stripe’ across my chest, and then going out and facing the world with confidence.

Old Spice has been generous enough to offer a Smellcome to Manhood toolkit for one lucky reader! I personally received one as an influencer and it has changed the way I look at manliness. Look out for that giveaway post in the next few days!

This post was written in collaboration with Tidal Labs and Old Spice. Though I have been compensated, all opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you LIFE House

December 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

This year I have been blessed with five amazing housemates who have encouraged me to grow in some riveting ways. With their five unique personalities they each brought something different but so necessary to LIFE House. They fostered a space of love, trust, support, friendship and family; so I’d like to thank them.

Thank you for an amazing semester and what I’m sure is only the beginning of a strong and worthy friendship.

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