From skincare and fragrance, to body and hair, this month we’re talking men’s grooming. It’s time to make space on the bathroom shelves…
Whether you’re struggling with gift ideas, (how many years in a row can you really keep giving socks for Father’s Day?) or simply want to treat yourself, Molton Brown, BEAST and Ena Salon are providing all kinds of inspiration.
MOLTON BROWN London has been home to Molton Brown since 1973 and since then, each of their products have been blended right here in the city. The brand has introduced two new collections – the Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel and the Re-Charge Black Pepper SPORT collection.
Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel: Eau De Toilette, Bath & Shower Gel, Deodorant – In this line of products, the lead ingredient has been sourced from the un-spoilt, remote Cape York in Australia. It also features the world’s only naturally blue essential oil, cypress oil. Combined with sea fennel aromas, Molton Brown have captured and bottled the coast.
“I had in mind something fresh and tonic with unexpected elements. Classical marine notes with cold spices interpret the colour blue, Australian sea fennel meets the land with intriguing, salt-sprayed cypress finished with waves of aromatic cardamom and jasmine.” Carla Chabert, Master Perfumer, Fragrances Essentielles.”
Re-Charge Black Pepper SPORT: 4-in-1 Body Wash, Body Scrub, Deodorant and Muscle Soak – This four- piece collection is inspired by Britain’s team sports, perfect for before, during and after games.
“The original ginger and coriander spices have been given an unexpected twist with refined cardamom and nutmeg; black pepper and Peruvian pepper round it off with a modern, masculine finish.” Elsa Chabert, Perfumer, Fragrance Essentielles.”
18 Russell Street, Covent Garden
ENA SALON Located on Great Queen Street in a luxurious Georgian townhouse, the Ena experience begins long before any treatments do. The salon, voted the best in London, offers a range designed and tailored specifically for men:
Hydra Performance Facial – This rehydration treatment aims to restore moisture levels. One of its many active ingredients includes Swiss glacial water and the treatment is described as being ideal for reversing the effects of hectic schedules, exposure to extremes of temperature and environmental stress.
Pure Performance Facial – This deep-cleansing treatment promises to balance oily areas and banish impurities.
5 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden
BEAST “It’s time to break down the boundaries – BEAST is proud to be
the new face of male beauty.” Those are the words of Spencer Wallace, co-founder of BEAST, whose flagship store is situated on Covent Garden’s picturesque Seven Dials. Surely enough, BEAST are doing just what they say on the tin, by changing the face of male grooming and doing away with the ancient idea that beauty is a woman’s game.
In fact, the limited male products available on the market are the very reason that BEAST appeared on the scene. Steve Banks, co-founder, commented that “The idea for BEAST was born because we could never find everything we needed all in one place, coupled with the fact that the advice you are often given is rarely impartial. BEAST champions the individual and is a convenient one-stop destination for all men, of all ages, with all skin types and for all budgets. We have an open door and everyone welcome attitude.”
BEAST offers over eighty premium brands, such as Dr. Jacksons, Penhaligons and Verso, ranging from body and hair, to face and fragrance. Conveniently, the store offers a ‘present shelf’, complete with wrapping paper, cards ribbons, tapes and tags.