It's Father's Day ALREADY? This year I've assembled twelve gift choices (13 counting the non-scented tie above) that can be mixed and matched: a box of soap and a shower gel, or some grooming products and a bottle of booze (there's always food and drink on my list...they're "fragranced," correct?) So, buy a nice box or bag and fill it up! (If the box is a lacquered Chinese antique or the bag is a leather tote — all the better.)
The Gentleman Floris No. 89 Grooming Collection
The Floris grooming collection includes Face Wash (150 ml), Shaving Cream (100 ml) and Facial Moisturizer (50 ml). The Floris No. 89 scent includes notes of bergamot, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain, geranium, rose, ylang ylang, cedar, musk, oak moss, sandalwood and vetiver; $104 at MR PORTER.
Oriza L. Legrand Soaps
Oriza L. Legrand makes sensational soaps in gorgeous retro packaging; create a box of three soaps, your choice; €30 at the Oriza L. Legrand online boutique. Luckyscent and Twisted Lily also sell the soap range (individual bars for $15/boxes of three cakes for $39) in scents like Jasmin d'Espagne, Verveine de Venus and Muguet Fleuri.
Assouline Havana Candle
"Assouline Havana Candle is a mesmerizing oriental fragrance that conjures the ambiance of a Havana lounge, with scents of cedar, clove, patchouli, amber and tonka bean;" $49 at Candle Delirium.
Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée Body Shower Gel
My favorite Jardin fragrance, Jean-Claude Ellena describes Un Jardin en Méditerranée as 'A perfumed expression of a Mediterranean memory, a mosaic of olfactory, visual and tactile sensations.' The fig-rich fragrance of the bath gel is wonderful, outdoorsy; $54 at Nordstrom (among others) and Hermès boutiques.
Roomsprays in European Sports Car (leather, aftershave lotion), Distillery (charred oak, sour mash, bourbon) and Hunting Lodge (damp timber, hearth stone, gun powder) — $14 each, or $42 for all three; Archer also sells Dish Whiskey sink soap ($16). You can buy all four products for $54 at Archer.
Ellis Brooklyn Verb Excellent Body Milk
This lightly scented lotion (perfumer: Jérôme Epinette) includes notes of bergamot, mandarin, basil and musk with nourishing oils from rose hips, meadowfoam seed and camellia (parabens and phthalates free); 236 ml in a recycled glass bottle, $55 at Net-A-Porter.
Geo F Trumper Shaving Cream
Geo F Trumper soft shaving creams come in seven scents: rose, lime, sandalwood, almond, coconut, violet and GFT (bergamot, lemon and mandarin, tarragon, lavender and cypress on a musk-like base with cedar and moss); 7 oz bowl, $19.95 at Royal Shave.
Philip B Peppermint and Avocado Shampoo
If your dad overuses gooey hair styling products, be kind and give him this powerful grease-busting shampoo full of fragrant, calming (and tingly) peppermint oil; 350 ml for $40 at Net-A-Porter.
Grown Alchemist Travel Kit
This kit includes Grown Alchemist products in travel sizes: Hydra-Repair Day Cream (12 ml); Vanilla and Watermelon Lip Balm (12 ml); Mandarin & Rosemary Leaf Body Cream (50 ml); Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rosebud Facial Cleanser (50 ml); Damask Rose, Black Pepper & Sage Shampoo (50 ml); Damask Rose, Chamomile & Lavender Conditioner (50 ml); and Chamomile, Bergamot & Rosewood Body Cleanser (50 ml); $69 at Luckyscent.
4711 Acqua Colonia Eau de Cologne Mini-Set
Dad a perfumista? Give him the Eau de Cologne Mini-Set that includes 0.27 oz bottles of Blood Orange & Basil, Lime & Nutmeg, Lemon & Ginger, Mandarine & Cardamom and Pink Pepper & Grapefruit; $17.50 at Smallflower.
Stonewall Kitchen Grill Kit
"This tasty collection is sure to fire up your favorite grill master and spark the thrill of the grill all season long." Contains sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce (11 oz.), Honey Barbecue Sauce (11 oz.) and three spice rubs: Chicken & Pork, Maine Seafood and Espresso; $39.95 at Stonewall Kitchen.
Leopold Bros. Aperitivo
Does your father love Campari? Then he'll want to try this delicious aperitivo (naturally colored with cochineal). Leopold Bros. Aperitivo is flavored with gentian root, cane sugar, grapefruit peels, coriander, hyssop and artemsia; 750 ml, $30 at K&L Wine Merchants.
Happy Father's Day!
Note: top image (and another gift idea): the Journal tie by Pierrepont Hicks, $95.