TIME TO IN­DULGE

TREAT YOUR­SELF – OR SOME­ONE ELSE – TO A LAV­ISH GIFT. BE­CAUSE THAT’S WHAT THE FES­TIVE SEA­SON IS ALL ABOUT.

GQ (Australia) - - GROOMING -

1. Nu­face ‘Trin­ity Mini’, $285

Com­plete with its own prim­ing lo­tion, it uses mi­crocur­rents so that the ac­tive in­gre­di­ents in skin­care pen­e­trate the der­mis more ef­fec­tively. mecca.com.au

2. Mon Purse ‘Mens Wash Bag’, $149

A sup­ple leather ex­te­rior, suede in­te­rior and your ini­tials in gold (or blind em­bossed) out front. There’s a lot to like about this toi­letry bag. mon­purse.com

3. Prospec­tor Co. Gift Pack­age, $99

The brand that vir­tu­ally pi­o­neered lum­ber­jack chic has com­bined its great­est hits – the bay-leaf-tinged ‘Peary & Hen­son Af­ter­shave’ the cit­rusy ‘KC At­wood Af­ter­shave’, ‘Miss An­nie Jones Shav­ing Oil’, ‘Beard Oil’, ‘Brum­mell Shave Crème’ and ‘Worm­wood Ab­sinthium Cream’ – in one of the bet­ter-value pack­ages on the mar­ket as we bar­rel to­ward Christ­mas. sai­son.com.au

4. One Thou­sand & Ninety Two Shav­ing Brush, Ra­zor & Stand, $199

This de­but hard­ware line from groom­ing store Mens Biz takes its ti­tle from the av­er­age num­ber of days a man spends shav­ing in a life­time. The brushes come in bris­tle or syn­thetic va­ri­eties, the ra­zors take safety or ‘Mach 3’ blades, with match­ing shav­ing bowls and mugs avail­able to com­plete the set. mens­biz.com.au

5. Bot­tega Veneta ‘Essence Aromatique Fresh­ness Col­lec­tion’, from $40

When the stand-alone splash was re­leased this year, it be­came an in­stant desk drawer or gym bag must. The fra­grance was a del­i­cate mix of patchouli, pine and cit­rus – all of which is car­ried through to this col­lec­tion of soap, $40, ex­fo­li­at­ing scrub, $80, body and hand lo­tion, $135, and body and hand wash, $115. myer.com.au; shop.david­jones.com.au

6. La Prairie ‘Iconic Caviar In­dul­gences Col­lec­tion’, $1310 While drop­ping this much on skin­care may prompt pal­pi­ta­tions, it’s worth it – es­pe­cially if 2016 proved to be the year you no­ticed the old com­plex­ion not bounc­ing back like it once did. The col­lec­tion in­cludes the ‘Skin Caviar Luxe Cream’, ‘Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream’ and ‘Skin Caviar Liq­uid Lift’ – and, yes, ac­tual caviar is used in these prod­ucts. Thank­fully, you can’t smell it. laprairie.com.au 7. By Kil­ian ‘In­tox­i­cated Travel Spray Atomiser’, $299 (inc four re­fills) Carry-on friendly am­poules of the cof­fee and caramelised su­gar con­coc­tion, laced with touches of car­damom and cin­na­mon, that in­stantly took its place in our top 10 fra­grances of all time. lib­ertinepar­fumerie.com.au 8. Dip­tyque ‘Or­ange Am­bre’ can­dle, $110, and ‘Tu­bereuse Rouge’ can­dle, $118 Whether you’re en­ter­tain­ing the clan, just that one special guest, or sim­ply tak­ing time out for some per­sonal con­tem­pla­tion, this duo of am­ber and rose scents will lav­ishly fill your (hol­i­day) home with­out com­ing close to sickly or fem­i­nine. mecca.com.au 9. Ae­sop ‘In­trepid Gent Set’, $95 The lo­cal mega-brand al­ways lifts its game come Christ­mas and this year’s re­leases – all il­lus­trated by Nor­we­gian artist Bendik Kan­ten­born – don’t dis­ap­point. This par­tic­u­lar pack in­cludes the ‘Fab­u­lous Face Cleanser’, ‘Moroc­can Neroli Post-shave Lo­tion’ and ‘Co­rian­der Seed Body Cleanser’. ae­sop.com.au 10. Czech & Speake Man­i­cure Set, $765 Com­pris­ing eight pieces of the sleek­est matte black steel this side of a TAG Heuer, this Ger­man-made man­i­cure set is en­cased in an English long-grain leather port­fo­lio. It will be so coveted by the next gen­er­a­tion, they’ll be fight­ing over it when you even­tu­ally de­part for the great bar­ber­shop in the sky. mens­biz.com.au 11. Pen­haligon’s ‘Mixed Scent Library’, $59 For­get those packs of minia­ture bot­tles at the air­port, this col­lec­tion of 10 1.5ml vials – in­clud­ing ‘Blen­heim Bou­quet’, ‘Opus 1870’, ‘Sar­to­rial’ and ‘Quer­cus’ – is an ideal in­tro­duc­tion to one of the world’s most ven­er­a­ble fra­grance houses. lib­ertinepar­fumerie.com 12. Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid Col­lec­tion’, $220 With a ‘Hy­drat­ing Emul­sion’, EDP and ‘Roller­ball’ – all linked with the truf­fle, orchid, patchouli and plum ac­cords of the orig­i­nal scent – this is one of the best three­somes in re­cent years. shop.david­jones.com.au

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