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Homo Erectus

By Stephanie1 @NewBeautyReview
Ok, now that I've got your attention...I wanted to pay a little tribute to MEN. You know, those crazy, can't live with or without them funny looking creatures? Yeah, those! With Valentine's Day around the corner (and Father's Day down the road) it got me thinking about how Men matter too, but shhh, don't tell them that! ;-)
They may not use the arsenal of products that we do but they definitely need to use something! I wanted to list some of my personal favorite colognes and products that I know Men love. These are tried and true so I hope you'll, if nothing else, find good gift ideas.
Bulgari Pour Homme
This has to be my all time favorite aphrodisiac in a bottle! It can make any man look good. Well, most ;-)
Gucci, Guilty Pour Homme
In case you didn't know, Gucci is the fashion mecca for me. I have never seen something from Gucci that didn't make me squeak with delight! Their fragrances included. This smells like Love in a bottle.
Cartier, Eau de Cartier Concentree
This just smells like old money! I can't think of a better way to describe it. The man who wears this probably has a lot of it or wants you to think so...
Giorgio Armani, Acqua Di Gio
This little classic is perfect for a first date or first anniversary. It always smells good, never going out of style.
Dior, Fahrenheit
This tasty little treat reminds me of all the boys in Junior High! For some reason they all wore it and all the girls were happy :-)
Another classic.
Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue Pour Homme
I got the original as a gift because it's a unisex fragrance but it's not more one than the other. It really works both ways, no pun intended! Lol! Not like CK One, which I swear is ALL Woman! This one in particular is a little more masculine, which is nice!
Issey Miyake, L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
I love this brand! I have a few of the women's perfumes & they are sensational! The men's are so masculine and sexy w/out that typical woodsy/spicy smell.  Love it!
Jean Paul Gaultier, LE MALE
This man was Madonna's costume designer for years AND he's French. If he doesn't know what smells good on a man, then we're all in trouble! Lol...Anything of his (Men & Women) is amazing and his bottle designs are to die for!
A friend of mine works in the ONLY free standing boutique in the US (794 Madison Ave @ 67th street, NY) so one day I went to visit him and everything smelled divine! So you have a better idea of why I recommend this as a gift...I took this from the company website so you can see for yourself.
"...CREED is the world's only privately held luxury fragrance dynasty. Founded in 1760 and passed from father to son since then, CREED has served more than 10 royal houses and the discerning public for more than 250 years.
Indeed, CREED is one of the 100 oldest family businesses in the world.
Based in Paris, CREED today is led by the legendary Olivier CREED, sixth generation master perfumer and company chief. Working alongside is his son, Erwin, 31, rising seventh generation and future head of the House.
A house of tradition, CREED adheres to unrelenting high standards in fragrance creation and client service. CREED uses methods of hand production, including maceration and filtration, instituted at the company's founding. CREED is the industry's strongest proponent of natural ingredients in fragrance.
For these reasons, CREED has a loyal clientele that includes royalty, Hollywood stars, political leaders, legends in business, sports, music and the fine arts as well as discerning members of the public who value beauty and quality in scent..."
I don't know about you but that has "Sophistication" written all over it and I love it!
Also on my list:
Tend Skin
The Razor Burn Cure! A lot of Men use this after shaving to prevent razor burn. It's been around forever and Men (and some women) have found it to be essential in the fight against ingrown hairs!
Anthony Logistics For Men
I like this brand because it's just for Men! This is the "Go To" for Men's products! We girls get SO many treats and novelty items that are exclusively for our taste buds, the guys need love too! They have a HUGE selection of skin, shaving, lips, anti-aging, acne, sun care, hair & body products as well as supplements! I have given some of the skincare items as gifts and they were very well received!
The prices are reasonable & the website is very informative. Hook Him Up! ;-)
The Art Of Shaving
I can't tell you how many times I've given this away and every single time it's the same thing..."Thank you, what an amazing gift!"
This will change every man's shaving experience, forever! The system is brilliant and even has the option of using old fashioned (which I love) shaving brushes and razor stands. There are AOS (barber shop style) stations set up all over the US that give you a razor sharp (with an actual razor that's sharpened on a thick piece of leather) shave, like they did in the old days. Steam the skin, prep the skin with soothing oils, brush on heated shaving cream, give you the closest shave of your life then condition the skin and send you on your way looking like a dapper Gent!
I love everything about this indulgent experience...
So there are just some of my top picks for the Men we love and the ones we tolerate...Lol!
Stores like Sephora, Bloomingdale's, Nordstroms...etc all carry great selections. It's really about knowing the Man you're shopping for and what would suit him best!
Keep it pretty!

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