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victorinox swiss unlimited energy fragrance

As inventors of the Swiss Army Knife, it should come as no surprise that Victorinox adds an outdoorsy edge to everything that bears its name…even its fragrances. But we’re not only referring to the carabineer attached to the side of the Victorinox Swiss Unlimited Energy bottle (although that is a nice touch). The cologne itself provides a textured scent that even the most active guy won’t mind wearing.Beginning with notes of grapefruit, viola, and mint, the fragrance—which just got nominated for Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards, by the way—delivers a fresh burst of liveliness, and is basically the cologne equivalent to splashing some cold water on your face. As it wears, slight aromas of absinthe, lavender, and nutmeg come across and make way for a cedar, amber, and musk finish.

Available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and on the Victorinox website HERE, a bottle will run you $75.




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body soap collection by the art of shaving

Don’t let the name fool you, The Art of Shaving knows about more than the maintenance and removal of facial hair. Covering nearly every aspect of a man’s grooming ritual, the 18 year-old company has some supplies that’ll make your shower as comfortable as your shave.

Uniting four new body soaps (unscented, sandalwood, lemon, and lavender) into one collection, the assortment of bars are formulated with glycerin, coconut oil, and essential oils that help to condition skin while removing filth.

Purchase the set HERE.

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white cedar candle by maak lab

Living in NYC, greenery is few and far between. (It is, after all, the concrete jungle.) And I can’t speak for the entire city, but every now and then, I like to trade in the aromas of an overpopulated urban environment for all that resides in the midst of Mother Nature.

Finding refuge in Maak Lab, the Oregon-based shop is taking its natural scents from the Pacific Northwest and packaging them for all to enjoy. Its White Cedar Candle mixes sweet and creamy wood with spikes of honey and ginger for a clean, earthy fragrance. Housed in hand-thrown ceramic sink cups made by Portland company Mazama, the candle can be bought HERE.

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HARRY’S SS ’14 COLLECTION: “PARADISE FOUND”

The shaving enthusiasts over at Harry’s have introduced its second seasonal collection—and all we can say is, we hope you have your bags packed.

Inspired by a vacation for one, the limited edition line of razors has us in tune with those warm weather feels. Featuring four bright colors (nelson orange, shore grey, desert yellow, and palm green), the SS ’14 collection will have you beginning each morning without a care in the world…in terms of your shave at least.

A handle will run you 15 bucks while the entire shave set, which includes a handle, three blades, and tube of shave cream, will cost you an additional $5. Buy it HERE.

FACE ELIXER

face elixir by herbivore botanicals

Even though there’s no longer a need to go to five star spa lengths to take care of your face, that doesn’t mean you should be using the dusty old products you have crammed into your bathroom cabinet. So in the spirit of spring cleaning, we’re urging you to upgrade from your drug store bargain purchase to something a little more suiting.

Herbivore Botanicals men’s Facial Elixir is 100% natural and is filled with a plenty of nourishing facial oils like golden jojoba, argan, and rosehip, which all help to hydrate and restore your skin. Consisting of a light wood and citrus scent, three to five drops daily will have you looking like grooming is your only focus.

Buy it HERE.

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reed diffusers by retaw

Tokyo-based retaW is pushing forth with a new range of products—and as per usual, the lifestyle label headed up by Hiroshi Fujiwara and Murakami came correct.

Introducing its debut line of reed diffusers, the four scents (natural mystic, allen, evelyn, and barney) feature notes of vanilla, patchouli, lily bergamont orange and champagne, and soap. All packaged in glass medicine bottles, the diffusers fill the desired space with a fresh scent for up two months.

Buy online HERE.

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protective & moisturizing collection by proraso

One look at an Italian fellow and it becomes quite apparent: those who reside in the Southern European country know a thing or two about looking sharp. It goes beyond the finely tailored garments they adorn, though. We’re talking grooming rituals. And for over 65 years the Italians have turned to none other than Proraso.

With a long heritage dedicated to supplying Italian barbers with quality shaving products, the brand is introducing its latest collection. Made up of a shaving cream as well as an after-shave balm, the duo work harmoniously to provide close and comfortable shaves.

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The shaving cream acts as rich-lathering solution formulated with extra-hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E that preps the skin for the razor. Once the shave is complete, the balm keeps skin soft and protected, moisturizing and toning your face.

Available at C.O Bigelow, you can purchase both products HERE.

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eau de lacoste powerful blue

Granted, there’s no set formula for finding your go-to scent. There are places you should begin your search, though. So to steer you in the right direction this spring, we’re thinking something light that’ll keep you refreshed for the coming months.

Bearing the recognizable green crocodile, Eau De Lacoste Powerful Blue combines notes of citrusy grapefruit with cool peppermint, complimented by an earthy base of patchouli, amber wood, and oak moss.

Purchase it HERE.

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the sport guy kit by evolutionman

Whether you’re feeling the heat during outdoor activities or head to the gym on a daily basis, you’re going to need an answer for all that perspiration–especially with the ever-increasing amount of sun you’ll be exposed to during the coming months. Don’t sweat it, though, because EvolutionMan has you covered.

Combining all the essentials that will help you freshen up after hours spent putting your body through the ringer, the grooming brand’s “Sport Guy Kit” includes a face and body wash, a moisture protect solution, lip balm, a sports bottle, and of course a dopp kit (for days when you’ll need to jet from the gym to the office).

Presented in matte black, the EvolutionMan kit can be purchased HERE.

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exfoliation products by aesop

Exfoliating is just as important in keeping up your appearance as a good nights sleep. The only difference? Exfoliation isn’t necessary every evening (twice–weekly will work just fine). And to make sure you’re taken care of those two nights, Aesop introduced a new pairing of signature exfoliation products.

The brand’s Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant is designed to be blended with your favorite Aesop cleanser, as the combination of ground tea tree leaves, crushed nut shells and purify clay purify the skin. On the other hand, Aesop’s Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste is a pre-mixed cleanser that helps to buff skin clean and purify. Both work to wash away dead skin cells and ingrained grime, and can be purchased HERE.