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What Your Spring Scent Says About You

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The birds are chirping. The trees are in bloom. The sun’s still up when you leave the office... most of the time.

Ah, isn’t spring glorious?

Now that the better weather’s here to stay, it’s about time to swap out your deep, smoky winter fragrance for more a seasonally appropriate option—that is, something light, fresh and probably with a hint of citrus. But, of course, not just any eau will do.

So behold, our practical guide to what your spring scent says about you...»

To Catch a Thief, Eau de J-Lo and Francophilia

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Hail to the Thief: New York has its own brand of criminal sartorialists. [NYMag]

French Lessons: Hermès menswear designer, Varonique Nichanian, gives tips on Gallic style. [Huffington Post]

Cuff Links: The moment waxes philosophic about high-water jeans. [The Moment]

Thin Premise: Honey-blond, blue-eyed men's fashion blogger Amanda Brooks arrives late to last year's obsession with skinny ties. We, meanwhile, have returned to full-sized neckwear in fear of inspiring a return of the bolo. [Men's Vogue]

Jennifer Lopez to Produce Scents for Men: Be afraid. Be very afraid. [1224 Style]

The Man Show: Walter Van Beirendonck is to be the creative direction and guest of honor at the next Pitti Uomo. [Men.Style]

Sweet Ambrosio, Cowboy Cologne and America's Next Top Model

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Hump Day: You totally owe us for these Alessandra Ambrosio shots. [Hollywood Tuna]

NY-LON Suits: Paul Smith's London bespoke team takes a field trip to Soho (sorry, our Soho). [WWD]

Sidelined:And thus ends an epic season for the NHL's Dennis Rodman. [NYTimes]

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: The Lookbook captures a sculptural dresser. [NYMag]

Miley Who?: You might have noticed that we're not covering a certain controversial photoshoot by a certain 15-year-old teen-pop star in a certain general-interest magazine. Really, we've got better things to do with our time. [Maxim]

Saddle Up: If you're excited about Country-and-Western singer Tim McGraw's new fragrance, you might be a redneck. [She Knows Best]

Surf and Turf: Put on your bib - these Nikes are best with melted butter. [Trash Bag Aesthetics]

Vertical Horizons, Blonde Bilson and Russian To The Alter

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The Great Pants War: Two competing revolutionaries, Bonobos and Cordarounds, square off against the "Soviet Bloc" of vertical corduroy with the introduction a horizontal variation on the classic fabric. Watch out for the crossfire. [VanityFair.com]

The Long Haul: Back off you vultures. Giorgio Armani ain't going nowhere. [WWD, 2nd item]

Russian Male-Order Bride: Iron-fisted autocrat beloved legally elected Federation President Vladimir Putin tries his best to emulate Nicolas Sarkozy's recent marital success. Fails. [Gawker]

Wigging Out: Unofficial Kempt mascot Rachel Bilson plays blonde for a day. [Egotastic]

Loop de Loop: Harajuku t-shirt maker does it oldschool. [PSFK]

More Celebrity Stink: James Franco, who we actually like, will be the face for Gucci's latest scent. [Luxist]

Boob Tube: Because he hasn't reached complete market saturation, Tommy Hilfiger will soon have his own TV channel. [DNRNews]

Madras Explosion: Ahh! Our eyes! Our eyes! [A Suitable Wardrobe]