THE BEST RELEASES IN MALE SKINCARE, HAIRCARE, AND FRAGRANCE THIS MONTH
Whether you’re jetting off on a summer getaway or sticking it out in the ever changeable British weather, your grooming regime needs to be adaptable and keep pace with your lifestyle. Here’s our pick of the latest and greatest grooming drops in August. So, following on from my July grooming drops, here are some of the best new releases in men’s fragrance, skincare, and hair care that we recommend you reach for during August.
HARRY’S POST-SHAVE MIST
Shaving can be tough on your skin, so why not treat it to a holiday, even if you’re stuck at home. Harry has introduced a post-shave mist that cools, soothes and hydrates your skin. Better yet it’s alcohol-free, so spray away without the sting. A perfect choice for the hot summer months. Available from Harrys.com – £11 for 100ml.
HARVEY NICHOLS X PERFUME SOCIETY DISCOVERY BOX
Website and subscription organization The Perfume Society have collaborated with Harvey Nichols to release their curated Fragrance Discovery Box. Featuring 10 fragrances from houses such as Serge Lutens, Maison Francis Kurkdijan and Goutal. Think of it as your summer advent calendar! Available from harveynichols.com for £45.
JACK BLACK INTENSE THERAPY LIP BALM SPF 25
We all know protection from the sun is important, but lips are often forgotten about. Luckily, Jack Black, has us covered. Not only does their Intense Therapy Lip Balm keep your lips feeling soft and hydrated, with the ingredients of Shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E and green tea. It has the added benefit of offering SPF 25 protection available in flavors that are good enough to eat! Available from thegroomingclinic.com – £7.95 for 7g.
GALLIVANT LOS ANGELES
Gallivant is all about travel, exploring a new place at the spray of a bottle. So far they’ve taken their wearers from across the globe, including Amsterdam, Istanbul, and Tokyo. This time they’ve landed in Los Angeles, evoking the sights and smells of cruising along Sunset Boulevard. Not flying away this summer? Take a trip to LA from the comfort of your own home. Available from gallivant-perfumes.com – £65 for 30ml
FLORIS VERT FOUGERE
A new addition to the Private Collection, Vert Fougere is a beautiful combination of galbanum, grapefruit, and bergamot in the top notes. Lavender, neroli, and ginger in the mid notes. Then finally smoke accord, amber, and cashmere in the base notes. Floris has impressed me this year, and Vert Fougere is no different; a must-try for any fans of green scents. Available from florislondon.com – £120 for 100ml.
CLIVE CHRISTIAN ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
In 1999 The Crown Perfumery was resurrected as Clive Christian Perfume. Now in 2019, Clive Christian is celebrating 20 years of Haute perfumery, bringing back to life perfumes that wear a crown since 1872. 20 Iconic Masculine is an incredible combination of petitgrain, sweet mandarin, pink pepper, yuzu, rosemary, and cedar. Truly a fragrance worthy of the crown! Available from clivechristian.com – £295 for 50ml.
ART DE PARFUM WILD SUMMER
Art de Parfum is a house that prides itself on French Sophistication, and who wouldn’t want to inject some of that into their summer grooming routine? Wild Summer is the campaign that’s showcasing two great choices for the summer months. Signature Wild is a dark and mysterious combination of leather, cinnamon, and Peru balsam. Whilst Excentrique Moi is a crisp combination of black tea, red fruits, and hibiscus. Available from artdeparfum.com – £114 for 50ml.