I am still faithful to my Le Labo ‘Santal 33’, but on a recent binge shop through Sephora I picked up a rollerball to keep in my purse. And I fell equally in love with Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum on the go for a change of pace. The fragrance is inspired by strength and elegance of bamboo. On me, the notes are feminine and clean but without being too floral – right up my alley. And perfect for freshening up mid-day.
- Italian Bergamot
- Casablanca Lily
- Comoros Sandalwood
Right now, Sephora is offering a gift with purchase with Gucci Bamboo with code VELVETGUCCI.
This weekend, it is time to fete all those great dads out there! I know my dad and I have a lazy day at home planned, with a yummy dinner and some games of catch in the yard. For those last minute shoppers, here are some of my favorite men’s products I’ve come across lately.
Kiehl’s “Heavy Lifting”Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer for Men is a super powered version of one of my father’s favorites. Formulated especially for men’s thicker skin, this works to battle signs of aging.
Molton Brown SPORT Collection is for the sporty father. My tester used it from head to toe and reported stellar performance as a shave gel, shower gel and shampoo. I love the convenience of one product, especially for a gym bag. The fragrance blend – cassia bark, nutmeg and lime – helps soothe tired muscles.
My neighbor friend has been sporting the Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme – dare I say… swoon worthy? And frankly, I wore it myself for a couple days – ladies, this is worth stealing from the boys. The Patchoili gives it a sensuality while orange and lavender leave it feeling not to heavy.
Supergoop! Continuous Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50, one of my favorite SPFs this summer, has also been a hit with the guys. For the outdorsman father, you can’t go wrong with this great smelling spray. Natural oils add a unisex citrus scent and leave skin nourished.
One of the products my father praises most is his Clarisonic. Men love gadgets so I don’t know why I am so surprised. The Clarisonic ‘Aria – Black’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System is a sleek masculine color and will leave his skin smooth and exfoliated.
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Fragrance is so personal. But I love these new Gucci fragrances for summer so much I urge you to check them out. Flora was inspired by an iconic print originally designed for Princess Grace of Monaco. The pattern was revived a couple years ago and now has been translated into a scent. I am usually drawn to clean, herbal and musky scents. My signature fragrance through high school and in my 20s was Donna Karan Cashmere Mist. But I now find myself loving fruity, floral fragrances, especially for the warm summer months. They are so light, clean, fresh and pretty.
- Top notes – peach, orange flower (orange blossoms come through in a big way for me)
- Heart notes – rose, tuberose
- Base notes – white cedar wood, citrus
- Top notes – red berries, juicy pear
- Heart notes – white gardenia, frangipani flower
- Base notes – patchouli, brown sugar accord (after some time of wear, this patchouli is front and center on me)