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Smell Test: Demeter Pizza


Tomato sauce, mozzarella, a touch of oregano: ingredients for delicious pizza or top notes for dubious cologne?

If you’d asked yesterday, we’d have scoffed at even the idea of the latter. But then a bottle of Pizza, the Neapolitan-inspired aroma from Demeter Fragrance Labs, found its way into Kempt HQ. Claiming to “stretch the boundary of the concept of wearable fragrance,” it’s “a departure” that we couldn’t not have our resident scent-hounds put to the test. Because as much as we love the cheesy stuff, we’re just not sure if we’d want to reek of it.

Their nasal musings, in the form of a Smell Test™, after the jump...»

The Kempt Five

  • Caitlin Ganswindt
  • Najib Benouar


Every Wednesday from here on out, we’re giving you a piece of our minds. Actually, more like five pieces. It’s a chance to get a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick—you know, beyond the usual Internet handsomeness we’re serving up daily. So, welcome to our most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.

Without further ado, the shoes, pizzas and furniture we’re digging this week.»

Barbara Palvin Has Learned the Secret of the Ooze

  • Najib Benouar

Barbara Palvinvia FGR

Turtles in a Nutshell: Mental Floss caught up with TMNT’s cocreator for a very comprehensive history lesson on the young clan of heroic mutant reptiles. (Answering any burning questions you’ve had since adolescence.) [Mental Floss]

Pizza Pizza: Learn of the subtle nuances between America’s 10 distinct styles of pizza. (Something a modern man should be well-versed in.) [Zagat]

Atop Ten: The 10 reasons you should climb Mount Kilimanjaro, from a guy who’s done it. (Not that you hadn’t planned to already.) [National Geographic]

Time to Buzz the Tower: And now, 40 pictures of fighter jets breaking the sound barrier. [TwistedSifter]