JUNE 2021’S BEST MEN’S GROOMING DROPS
Sun, it’s back and it’s glorious, just what we all needed. So here are my picks for the best grooming drops in June to help you get out and enjoy yourself whilst looking your best. Just remember your SPF!
Thomas Clipper Atlantic
Fragrance isn’t just about the scent, as Thomas Clipper have wonderfully demonstrated with their latest release, Atlantic. The artwork for the fragrance was a collaboration with illustrator This Northern Boy, who created the visual of a floating island, all the sights, sounds and smells of a seaside scene, but with a hint of exploration, wonder and mystery. Atlantic is a neroli fragrance that is blended and balanced with citrus top notes and a tonka bean, vanilla base. We’re all longing for a getaway, but until then, Atlantic is set to be your scent of the summer.
Available from Thomas Clipper - £90 for 50ml
Cerious Muscle Relief Balm
For the gym goers amongst us, muscle relief is something we all long for. Muscle Relief Balm from Cerious is 99% plant based, harnessing the natural anti inflammatory powers of plant extracts, as well as 150mg of CBD extract. The balm melts in between your fingers but applies to a silky finish within seconds. Then after a few minutes you’ll feel the warming sensation that feels fantastic on aching muscles, a perfect companion for me in the evening before bed. If you’re looking for a boost in your rest and recovery, it’s time to get Cerious.
Available from Greenbox - £43 for 30ml
IKON is a new and exclusive fragrance collection from The Fragrance Shop. Each fragrance from their line is environmentally sourced, as they strive as a brand to be socially responsible. The line consists of six fragrances, ranging from the coffee, exotic wood and tobacco in 709, to the neroli, exotic rose and jasmine in 807. My favourite is 511, a smooth sandalwood and cardamom scent which has been perfect for the recent sunny days. Take a look at the line, I’m sure there’s a perfect IKON for you too.
Available from The Fragrance Shop - £60 for 100ml
Harry’s have expanded their skincare range with four new products. Freshening Face Toner is alcohol free, rather using an astringent-like botanical. Hydrating Night Lotion is a nighttime moisturiser that uses gentle ingredients that go to work whilst you sleep. Brightening Eye Cream sets to tackle those dark circles and signs of tiredness. Targeted Blemish Treatment relieves irritation and redness from those troublesome spots. These four products join the fantastic Face Wash and Face Lotion in the skincare lineup. Harry’s have done it again!
Available from Harry’s - £5-8
YSL Y Le Parfum
YSL have released the latest fragrance in the Y collection, with Y Le Parfum. The black bottle sets the tone, this is a darker and richer Y, with a velvety smooth lavender and Virginia cedarwood heart with a sweet apple note at the top. Y Le Parfum retains the family genetics from previous releases, but stands alone as a more mature and understated release, making it an easy reach daily fragrance. Y won’t make you as cool as Lenny Kravitz, but you can start by smelling like him.
Available from YSL - £72 for 60ml
JOS Original Beard Tamer
I previously featured Original Beard Serum from JOS, a wonderful roll on serum that kept my beard feeling incredible and featured the amazing Shrin-Yoku fragrance. Well JOS have done it again with Original Beard Tamer, a product for controlling the longer unruly beard, with high quality ingredients such as shea butter and black nigella seed, and the same great scent. JOS have created products to help keep your beard feel smooth and healthy, all you need to do is grow it.
Available from JOS - £23 for 60ml
Bleu de Chanel All-Over Spray
It’s amazing to think that Bleu de Chanel is 11 years old, it feels as modern and relevant now as it did when I first got my hands on a bottle. The line has seen many iterations over the years, and now includes shower gel, shaving cream and moisturiser. Chanel have introduced the latest addition to the family, the All-Over Spray, a light and refreshing way to top up your scent throughout the day, and also makes for the perfect travel companion. Long live BdC.
Available from Chanel - £61 for 150ml
After going to great lengths to make yourself look and smell great, it’s only right that you give your home the same treatment. Suru are an East London brand, with proud Punjab heritage. The white label on black glass looks crisp and timeless, a wonderful addition to any living space. Their debut candle is Euphorique, a green and woody scent featuring notes of grapefruit, vetiver and ambergris, amongst many others. It’s time for your home to up its scent game.
Available from Suru - £38 for 225g