Father’s Day Gift Guide
Posted by: Ciara Ramos on June 11, 2016
Father’s Day is just around the corner and this year we’d like to encourage you to take it up a notch and give Dad the royal treatment. We have so many wonderful men’s grooming products, fragrances, skincare and even Turkish towels that we think Dad should feel inclined to indulge in…
Escentric 03 focuses on Vetiveryl Acetate in a formula that pays tribute to the three roots used in perfumery: vetiver, ginger and orris, which is extracted from the roots of the Florentine iris. “I wanted Escentric 03 to bring out the scent impressions of these roots,” says Geza Schoen, “and show how they harmonise with each other.”
Ginger dominates the top note, which is vibrant, green and spicy with lime peel and green peppercorn. The heart is rich, velvety orris with Egyptian jasmine and tea notes. The drydown emphasises the dark green woodiness of vetiver together with sandalwood, cedar, mellow balsams and musk. [ escentric.com ]
Pre-eminent in the manufacture of wet shaving accessories we produce an extensive selection of fine badger hair shaving brushes, shaving razors and shaving sets in Sheffield, England, recognised home of the traditional steel and cutlery industries. As a family owned and run company Edwin Jagger looks to the past as well as the future for inspiration. We take responsibility for perpetuating the artisan skills which have been handed down through generations of craftsmen in Sheffield. By introducing the latest technology we create both traditional and contemporary style products. At Edwin Jagger, perfect product design, creation and finish is paramount. [ edwinjagger.com ]
The first stage of existence of the “Officina” can be traced back to the 1221 when the Domenican friars, arriving in Florence, built their monastery just outside the city gate. Shortly afterwards they began to study and experiment the properties of officinal herbs grown in their gardens next to the monastery. In 1612 the monk Fra Angiolo Marchissi opened the pharmacy to the public, thus the Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella (Perfume and Pharmaceutical Oficine of Holy Mary Novella) was born with an emblematic name that gave precedence to perfume or the ephemeral rather than the curative aspect of more spiritual inspiration, the medicinal or pharmaceutical. [ smnovella.com ]
A long-standing Essenza staple, Santa Maria Novella’s Schiuma da Barba is a moisturizing shaving foam enriched with plant oils, for all skin types and is mildly scented with SMN’s Tobacco Toscano cologne. Before shaving spread foam on damp skin. After shaving, rinse and follow with your favorite moisturizer and/or aftershave.
Often times, when it comes to skincare and grooming we place more emphasis on women than men. After selling Men’s products for a number of years, we’ve come to realize how many men do practice a thoughtful skincare regimen… And why shouldn’t they? We believe, as humans (gender aside) it’s incredibly important to take great care of your skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it requires maintenance and nourishment, same as the rest of our vital organs. Now, we realize that fragrances and scented lotions are not considered a requirement when it comes to ‘taking care’ of one’s body, however, it does encourage a certain thoughtfulness that can set the motion for placing greater attention on grooming and self-care and we think that’s a gift worth giving.
Molton Brown has been London’s bath and body connoisseurs since 1973. Their iconic shower gels, hand washes, lotions, men’s grooming and luxurious bath products are made in London, expertly blended with great care, using exotic ingredients from around the world.
Molton Brown’s Black Peppercorn Body Wash is one of our best-selling Men’s products — a luxurious bath and body wash blended with Madagascan Black Peppercorn oil. The fragrance is comprised of refreshing coriander, black peppercorns and aromatic vetiver. The Re-charge Black Pepper Sport 4-in-1 Body Wash is a multi-purpose cleanser, blended with skin conditioners for the face and body, ultra-shine complex for healthy hair and guar gum for a closer shave. This fragrance is made up of cardamom, jasmine, cedarwood and Sichuan pepper. [ moltonbrown.com ]
You can never go wrong with beautiful, luxurious cotton towels or foutas. Hand-crafted and exuding sophistication, these towels not only make a bathroom look like a million bucks but the soft absorbent cotton on your skin feels even better than it looks! We have an array of handsome shades and neutral tones perfect for the guys. Dad will be instantly hooked and using all the old terrycloth towels to wash the cars in no time.
So whether your guy already takes impeccable care of his skin or normally wouldn’t give moisturizer a second thought, this Father’s Day, encourage Dad to take the best care of himself possible (with or without the products listed above). Knowing that you want the best for Dad when it comes to his health and well-being is a truly priceless gift.
*Just a heads up, we will be closed next weekend — Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th during the Fremont Solstice Festival so be sure to take care of any Dad’s Day gift shopping this weekend!
Happy Father’s Day!
Photos by Ben Schuyler