OCTOBER 2021’S BEST MEN’S GROOMING DROPS
THE BEST RELEASES IN MALE SKINCARE, HAIRCARE AND FRAGRANCE THIS MONTH
As the days are drawing shorter, we long for the hot summer days we not so long ago wished would end. Whilst the calendar is certainly against us, we can add a touch of summer to our grooming regime and allow our senses to be transported across the globe. Here are my grooming picks for October 2021.
If you feel like you need to get away from it all and take in the sights and sounds of new cultures, then Gallivant may just be the armchair travel operator you’re looking for. Gallivant create fragrances based on world exploration, and the latest stop is Naples, somewhere that’s long been on my must-visit list. With notes of ginger, salt, incense, clearwood, patchouli, vetiver and birch, you’ll experience the sea air, the dark resinous heart of the city and smooth stylish woody base. Perhaps I’ll make it to Naples in 2022, but until then, Gallivant has me covered.
Available from Gallivant - £65 for 30ml
Harry’s x Ghostly
Harry’s have teamed up with Ghostly, the international music and art company. Just in time for Halloween, they’ve released a set featuring a glow in the dark version of the Truman handle, along with a laser etched stand that features a QR code, linking to a Harry’s x Ghostly playlist. Harry’s continue to release cool and interesting collabs. They’re fun, innovative, and I'm here for it. Better yet, the playlist was curated to evoke calming sensations to start your day. They really have thought of everything.
Available from Harry’s - £30
If you’re anything like me, you like things to be simple to use, convenient and efficient, often not what comes to mind whilst discussing grooming. Shakeup have released Hydrate In A Hurry Moisturiser Stick, which includes Witch Hazel, Cucumber Extract and Hyaluronic Acid. Also, You Do The Mask Purifying Clay Mask, a charcoal mask that features Coconut Extract. Both are great for travel and perfect for topping up hydration to dry areas throughout the day.
Available from Shakeup Cosmetics - £15 each or £25 as Power Duo
Brioni Eau de Parfum Intense
Luxury menswear house Brioni caught me off guard with Brioni Eau de Parfum, a sophisticated scent that evokes images of a Roman day, whilst wearing a tailored suit. Now they’re back with Brioni Eau de Parfum Intense, and they’ve gone and done it again. If Eau de Parfum was day, then Intense is certainly a Roman Night. Bergamot, Saffron and Oud are the stars of the show, this is a rich, intoxicating scent, that’s deserving of wear to any black tie event.
Available from Brioni boutiques - £85 for 60ml
We all know the old adage that if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you look good. Well, we also know that feeling good starts on the inside, be that your nutrition or mental health. Canna 360 offer a range of high-quality CBD products, including Rebound Plus, a capsule that consists of 6% CBD along with a range of vitamins. CBD has been proved to aid in common health complaints such as chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, as well as reducing inflammation. We all need to think about being kinder to ourselves and looking better in the process.
Available from Canna 360 - £69.95 for 1 month supply
Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád
Hibiscus Mahajád is the latest release from the wonderful Maison Crivelli and perfumer Quentin Bisch. Hibiscus Mahajád is described by the brand as tasting an infusion of hibiscus in the heart of a gemstone market. Maison Crivelli evoke imagery with their descriptions, putting you in the heart of the action. Vanilla, rose, hibiscus, cassis, and leather are the stars of the show, a wonderful floral/leather scent that whisks you across the globe and expands your horizons.
Available from Maison Crivelli - €195 for 50ml
Emilio Pucci x Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma have collaborated with Emilio Pucci, renowned Italian fashion house, using the wonderful Vortici print to cover the ever-elegant Parma yellow packaging. The range consists of Barbiere and Colonia gift sets, as well as the wonderful candles and diffusers, and not forgetting the incredible advent calendar (take note Santa.) The collaboration will be supporting the Save the Children "Rewrite the Future" project, which is more reason to add a little yellow to your life.
Available from Harrods - from £176