Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Since I was a young child I have loved watching James Bond films; so when I was invited to the launch of the latest 007 fragrance Quantum I couldn't resist, I had to say yes. I was curious to what the fragrance would smell like; would it be a little tacky or would it be sophisticated? I have to say it is the latter, however I am a little disappointed with the design of the box, but the bottle is cool with it's gadget style twist top.

Top notes: Juniper Berries, Bergamot
Mid notes: Sandalwood
Base notes: Leather, Violet Leaf

This fragrance opens with the slightly sweet, woody, crisp and fruity scent of the Juniper Berries and the Bergamot compliments them with its citrus orange scent. This changes to the subtle woody mid notes and especially the sandalwood, which is rich, exotic, and slightly sweet; it reminds me of freshly cut wood. Quantum finally develops into the luxurious scent of the leather and the fresh, uplifting, grassy scent of the Violet Leaf.

Quantum is the third instalment in the James Bond 007 line and I am a huge fan! It's masculine, invigorating, subtly sweet, woody, luxurious and sophisticated. It's such a pleasure to wear and matures throughout the day and I'm sure it'll leave you feeling cool calm and confident.

Thanks for reading.

The Chap.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Live By The Lake Competition

Hi boys and girls, it's been a while since I posted anything but I have a fantastic prize for one of my readers; Kenwood House are having a series of outdoor summer concerts, called Live by the Lake.

Live By The Lake has an outstanding lineup of world class music, scheduled over six days – August 23rd-25th and August 30th-September 1st. Concerts range from Suede to Keane (with guest Laura Mvula) to a firework spectacular with the Royal Choral Society and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s all set in the beautiful, landscaped grounds of Kenwood House.

So what can you win? Well it's two tickets to experience an outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain on Friday 30th August, giving you the chance to see a classic film in an incredible setting. However,this isn’t just any outdoor screening though; because the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing the score live while the original vocals and dialogue are shown on screen!

To enter this competition just comment on this post why you'd like these tickets and spread the news through Twitter, Facebook etc.

Competition Terms and Conditions.

1. Closing date for entries 24 August 2013

2. To enter, you must do the above.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. All eligible entries received by midnight 18 August 2013 will be entered into the prize draw.
6. One winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries received by the closing date.
7. If the winner cannot be contacted within 5 working days of the draw, there will be a re-draw and  I will select a new winner (and so on until a winner can be contacted who will take up the prize).
8. You must be available to attend the screening on the 30 August.

Friday, 8 March 2013

The Beach Body You Deserve - Coming to you soon.

Hello Chaps and ladies, a few weeks ago I was asked to travel to London and take part in a fitness video for Slendertone.

Now for you more sceptical readers, you may ask; does Slendertone work? My answer is simple, if I didn't believe in the product I wouldn't have taken part! The Slendertone Abs X70 (for the chaps) has helped me reduce the size of my waist from 103.5cm to 91.5cm (12cm reduction or 42332in). Of course dieting and exercise has played it's part, but just abs and core exercises on their own wouldn't have got me to where I am without the added help of Slendertone Abs.

Here's a sneak peek at the first in the series of what Jarod Chapman calls Slendercise, this one's for the abs and bought to you by slendertone and celebrity personal trainer Jarod Chapman. The other two are to tone your arms and bottom.

Please click here if you can not see it.

These exercises are designed for both boys and girls and to be used with or without the Slendertone products and will produce toning results but they won't be as good.

Gary Rainsford, Senior Clinical Scientist at Slendertone explains: “The use of EMS technology for muscle conditioning is a well-supported training approach, especially when used to complement conventional exercise. Research by Paillard in 2008 found better training outcomes through a combined EMS-exercise training approach versus exercise alone. Applying Slendertone technology to your training routine provides a strong partner in the search for a more toned and defined body, whatever the occasion.”

I'll be posting the full length version very soon with a picture of my torso, then at four and eight weeks, I'll show you my results.

Thanks for reading and watching, I'd be very interested in your views on this product.

The Chap :)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Win a Whole Year’s Supply of Dove® Men+Care Products

Hi boys and girls, I'm back after a little break and my first post is a fabulous competition!

To celebrate the release of a new short film featuring stars of the Welsh Rugby Union in partnership with Dove Men+Care, Dove Men+Care are giving away a whole year’s supply of the Dove Men+Care Face Care collection.

The new film featuring cornerstone of the Welsh rugby team, Adam Jones, accompanied by front-row teammates Paul James and Ken Owens showcases the strain, pressure, tension, stress and sweat that a rugby player’s face goes through during a scrum labelled as Face Torture. The new film reveals how they cope with Face Torture in their post match cool down. Face Torture is experienced by men everyday who neglect their face care and they just don’t know about it.

Dove Men+Care was created to help men combat face torture and relieve the damage caused by day-to-day activities which can be a result of playing sports or using blunt or old razor blades. So whether you want to scrum, swim or simply walk in the park, you’re armed with the right tools to make sure you and your skin enjoy it.

Specially designed to provide a no-nonsense approach to looking after their skin, the range consists of Face Wash, Face Scrub, Moisturiser, Shave and Post-Shave Balm, with added care variants Hydrate+, Sensitive+, Revitalise+ and Deep Clean+, all providing a tailored approach to those who require it.

For your chance to win a whole year’s supply of products simply answer the following question:

From watching the Scrum Cam video, which of the following is the correct statement?

a) Your face says it all
b) Rugby is all about your face
c) Don’t worry about your face

Please comment so I know you have entered (don't leave the answer below) and email your answer to

18+ UK Residents only
Terms & Conditions apply

Competition Terms and Conditions.

1. Closing date for entry March 13th 2013
2. No purchase necessary.
3. To enter, consumers must; answer the question above.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. All eligible entries received by midnight March 13th 2013 will be entered into the prize draw.
6. One winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries received by the closing date, under independent supervision.
7. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 working days of the draw, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw and select a new winner (and so on until a winner can be contacted who will take up the prize).
8. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. Prizes are as stated and are non-transferable. No cash or other alternatives are available.
10. The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the operation of the promotion, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promoter to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions; or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promoter to be disruptive.
11. By entering this free prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions governing this promotion and by any other requirements set out in related promotional materials.

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