DECEMBER 2020’S BEST MEN’S GROOMING DROPS
THE BEST RELEASES IN MALE SKINCARE, HAIRCARE, AND FRAGRANCE THIS MONTH
It’s not been the year we all wanted, but it’s the one we got. Here are my picks of the best in grooming for December along with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you all make the most of it, stay safe, and I’ll be back next year to help you kick off 2021 right.
Bleu de Chanel Parfum Twist & Spray
Bleu de Chanel remains my favourite designer fragrance of all time, and my favourite version of the scent is in Parfum concentration. Chanel have now released the perfect travel companion with Twist & Spray, the ideal size to slip in your pocket or in your wash bag. It comes with 60ml of fragrance, split into 3 x 20ml refills, that drop into the iconic blue atomiser. Twist & Spray is also available in Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette concentration. An excellent gift, or a treat for yourself.
Available from Chanel - £91
I never thought I'd be excited by toothpaste, a product that for the most part, looks the same and tastes the same. Allow me to introduce you to the future: Watermelon toothpaste! Horace have created a natural, fluoride-free toothpaste that consists of iris and lime extract to whiten your teeth, coconut extract to freshen your breath, silica that lifts away tartar and plaque, and the wonderful watermelon flavour. Toothpaste doesn't need to be minty, although the fresh mint tastes great too!
Available from Horace - £6
Czech & Speake Perfecto Fino
Perfecto Fino is the latest fragrance from Czech & Speake, a brand that are renowned for powerful and traditional men’s fragrances. Perfecto Fino takes inspiration from Central America, and the artwork takes inspiration from old cigar boxes. The stars of the show are leather, grass and tobacco, and opens like an evening around a campfire. As you wear the fragrance it progresses to reveal its nuances of leather, cinnamon and clove. A powerful scent to see out 2020.
Available from Czech & Speake - £150 for 100ml
The Perfume Society The Super Man Discovery Box
If you love discovering new fragrances as much as I do, you'll love the new discovery box from The Perfume Society. They curate the latest and greatest selection of designer and niche fragrances to help you widen your horizons and explore fragrances you may otherwise not get to sample or have heard of. The Super Man Discovery Box features fragrances such as Sedley by Parfum de Marly and 21 Conduit Street by Jovoy. It would make a great treat for yourself, or a present for the fragrance fan in your life.
Available from The Perfume Society - £22
Judith Leiber More is More!
In the fragrance world, layering is the dark art of combining fragrances to create new and exciting scents. More is More delivers a new and fun way to interact with and enjoy fragrances. Housed within the futuristic bottle design are three individual fragrances, spice, marine and leather. A slider controls each fragrance, so you can add or take away elements to create your perfect scent. There are seven fragrance combinations, which all smell great, but my personal favourite is the full experience of them all in one spray.
Available from Judith Leiber - £95 for 75ml
Floris Fragrance Ornament
Consisting of two 15ml bottles, Honey Oud and Bergamotto di Positano, Floris have created the best smelling Christmas decoration this year. Sized to hang on your tree, sit on your fireplace or place in a stocking, giving the gift of fragrance has never looked so good. Honey Oud combines honey, oud and vanilla for a great winter fragrance choice, whilst Bergamotto di Positano looks forward to warmer climes, sitting beside the sea, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Mediterranean.
Available from Floris - £45
Fenty Skin is the latest brand from Rihanna, who wanted to create a skincare routine for everyone, including us guys. Products from the line include Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. A starter set is available as well as refills for several of the products. The line is currently available for pre-order and officially released 26th December.
Available from Harvey Nichols - £20-32