Our series of holiday 2015 gift posts continues with gift ideas for men, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and as always there are probably a few things here that women might like.
From Cinnamon Projects, a dual incense burner and tray in solid brass. $150 at Aedes; the Cinnamon Projects incense is $30 for a tube of 25 sticks in a variety of scents (12 AM Carnation - Clove - Lavender - Oakmoss; 2 AM Cedarwood - Cinnamon - Honey - Vetiver; 4 PM Iris - Juniper - Mandarin - Patchouli; 7 AM Black Tea - Clay - Driftwood - Marigold or 8 PM Carnation - Leather - Mahogany - Tobacco).
Wildcrafted by Juniper Ridge, the Timberline Trail Beard & Face Oil: "Subalpine fir, spruce and pine. spring water, charred firewood, late-summer wild berries, glacial silt." The base is jojoba oil. $45 at Juniper Ridge.
A Discovery Set from Helmut Lang, with 10 ml sprays of the recently relaunched Cuiron, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Cologne. $105 at Luckyscent.
An Artisan Acqua gift set from John Varvatos, with 125 and 15 ml Eau de Toilette sprays ("John Varvatos Artisan Acqua combines an invigorating citrus blend with accents of spices and herbs for a unique, woody aroma, embodying the confidence, creativity and passion of the modern man."). $90 at Nordstrom.
By Arquiste for J. Crew, the Dark Pine candle: "Arquiste founder Carlos Huber worked as an architect specializing in historic preservation before bringing his knowledge of time and place to the perfume world. This candle (created exclusively for us) reminds us of a freshly cut Christmas tree." 55 hour burn time, $45 at J. Crew.
A classic cheap thrill — the Royall mini sampler: "Exotic Royall fragrances are as fresh and invigorating as the cooling sea breezes of Bermuda. Now you can give or try for yourself 4 classic Royall colognes with this mini gift set. Scents include the masculine blend of Rugby, exotically zestful Vetiver, rich and earthy Muske, and tangy and zestful Lyme." $25 at Vermont Country Store.