I love black tea, and it’s no surprise that The Noir 29 from our favorite olifactory sorcerers at Le Labo might give Santal 33 a run for it’s money. Read this description like a love letter: The scent combines depth and freshness, softness and strength through permanent oscillation between the light of bergamot, fig and bay leaves and the depth of cedar wood, vetiver and musk. A special extraction of black tea leaves wraps up the composition by bringing to the formula a dry, leafy, hay, tobacco feeling…

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Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has publicly announced he’s gone vegan – for the animals. Welcome to team V, Liam. Check out his interview in Men’s Fittness where he says, “There are no negatives to eating like this. I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it. I feel like it also has a kind of a domino effect on the rest of my life.”

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Brave GentleMan’s new Faunus Soft Briefcase is straight-up gorgeous. Made in New York City’s historic Garment District using tough-as-nails, supple, hi-tech Italian future-leather, this is the bag for the professional. It strikes a nice balance between being big enough for your laptop and paperwork, but small enough to remain sleek and effortless.

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GQ Magazine recently did something very un-GQ like. They named the Burger of the Year a vegan burger. Yup. NYC’s Superiority Burger, a vegetarian burger joint (I guess they’re not totally vegan yet because they haven’t had Miyoko’s Creamery‘s Rustic Alpine or Cheeze Hound‘s Mutzerella) took the prize… and I honestly can’t imagine any GQ readers’ heads exploding anymore, because I think the time has come where regular people love food identified as “vegan”, and the recent innovations and advancements in vegan cooking techniques are simply irresistible. Try not to get a superiority complex about it.