JANUARY 2021’S BEST MEN’S GROOMING DROPS
New year, new grooming regime? I’m not one for new year's resolutions, but it feels more important than ever for us all to make sure we’re looking after ourselves. So, let’s kick off the year right with my top picks of the best grooming products for January 2021.
Ormonde Jayne Montabaco Verano
Montabaco Verano is a new take on the wonderful Montabaco from Ormonde Jayne and was originally released as a limited exclusive to Harrods. I'm happy to report that Verano will now be a yearly limited release each January, offered in a new bottle for each release. It takes the much-loved combination of suede, leather, wood, and tobacco, then adds grapefruit and cashmeran to take it from fantastic to sublime. Remember, its a limited release, so grab yours whilst you can.
Available from Ormonde Jayne - £145 for 50ml
JOS Original Beard Serum
JOS was created by barber, stylist, and creative Jos Gibson. As the owner of an impressive beard himself, Jos set out to create high-quality beard care products. This Original Beard Serum not only looks great in its striking green bottle, but comes with a rollerball that makes applying the oil quick, easy and effective. Jos used the Japanese concept of Shinrin-yoku when creating the scent, a combination of vetiver, hinoki cypress, frankincense, cedar, and thyme. Truly the forest bathing experience he was striving for.
Available from Jos Grooming - £16 for 30ml
Osmo Clay Wax
Osmo’s Clay Wax is a salon favourite and has now been given a limited-edition revamp. The clay remains the same, still providing a matte finish and strong hold, but now featuring my new favourite hair product scent: rhubarb and custard. The revamp also consists of a black and gold redesign that looks as good as it smells. Not only did it keep my hair exactly where I wanted it all day, I got wafts of rhubarb and custard throughout, sweet heaven.
Available from Just My Look - £9.10 for 100ml
Percy Nobleman Fragrances
Percy Nobleman have expanded their grooming range and signature fragrance with the addition of 1806 and 1881, created to represent brand founder Freddy Furber’s Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather. 1806 combines notes of bergamot, orange and amber, whilst 1881 blends leather, patchouli, and moss. Both fragrances performed excellently on my skin and are a touching tribute to the past.
Available from Percy Nobleman - £37 for 50ml
Gstaad Guy X The Organic Pharmacy
The Organic Pharmacy have teamed up with comedian, The Gstaad Guy, to create The Alpine Collection. The line consists of a face wash that’s fresh and invigorating, a hair serum that is replenishing and sensuous, and then finally a moisturiser to revive and revitalise. The collaboration came about due to the values of quality and sustainability they both have, and I'm hoping to see further products in the line soon.
Available from The Organic Pharmacy - £60 for 100ml
D.S & DURGA Jazmin Yucatan
With the ongoing travel restrictions, why not let D.S & Durga take you on an armchair adventure to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. 2021 may be the year to expand your fragrance style with this combination of jasmine, water, bergamot, vetiver, and copal. It's tropical and lush, just the remedy for all the snow and ice outside right now. Close your eyes and take yourself to the tropics.
Available from e-scents - £148 for 50ml
Harry’s Texturizing Putty
Harry’s always seem to impress with their expanding range and consistent quality. This month I’ve been enjoying their Texturizing Putty, which offers medium hold, is easy to restyle, and gives definition and a matte finish. My lockdown hair has become an unmanageable length for me, but it’s remained tamed and controlled thanks to Harry’s. A true saviour!
Available from Harry’s - £9