Father’s Day is when we celebrate all the fathers in our lives, whether it be a co-worker, brother, dad, husband or grandpa. If the dads that you know like to keep it fresh, the list below of fragrances, shaving products and skincare will level up their grooming game. —Brieanna McCutcheon
The L’Occitane Cap Cedrat shower and after-shave duo are the perfect gift for any man who wants to amp-up his shaving ritual. The shower gel lathers the skin with essential oils while cleansing skin and hair. As for the scent, there are notes of woody spices that softly linger on the dermis hours after. The pair is $75, and L’Occitane has refill packs of cap cedrat, so the bottle can be reused for months to come.
It’s good to have firm skin with all the pollutants in our external environment, not to mention that shaving can take a toll on the delicate skin on the face. A bundle like Shiseido’s Strengthening line for men offers a face cleanser, infusing serum, and energizing moisturizer. The cleanser has a rice 2-in-1 foaming texture that can double as shaving cream, cleaning and refreshing the skin. The bundle costs $153 for three products but usually costs $171.
Jacques Courtin originally founded the now French family-owned business, and there are lots of options for dad within this brand. The ClarinsMen Barber Secrets line consists of four products, with all products under the price of $40, making a gift basket oh-so attainable. The line has a shave and beard oil, smooth shaving foaming gel, soothing after-shave gel and an after-shave lotion. Providing dad’s skin with calming qualities, leaving him with soft skin for days to follow.
Recently rebranded in 2020, Dans Un Jardin is a Quebec company co-owned by a father and daughter duo, Sylvain and Paule Lafrance. It offers many options to aid in self-care, such as essential oils, perfumes and candles. The products feature scents that transport customers to a serene, happy place. A gift from this Canadian company would be the perfect treat for that special dad, giving him an alternative to his everyday body wash, after-shave gel balm and scent.
Kiehl’s has crafted an exfoliating bar of soap specially designed for men’s skin. With an aroma of the woodsy outdoors, the bar will elevate the cleansing experience while buffing away dead skin with pumice, jojoba seed powder and pracaxi oil. A little too rough for the face on the skin but is compatible with all skin types for the body. The soap would make an excellent present for someone who isn’t too fancy and doesn’t like to be fussed over—$23 to up the shower game.
If you know about Byredo, you know. The brand offers a versatile line of unisex fragrances. All eau de perfum, of course, for that concentration of essential oils, allowing the scent to linger well into its seventh hour. An excellent gift for someone who enjoys the fancier things in life is Accord Oud. The fragrance starts with hints of blackberry and white rum; as it mows, it transitions to soft leather notes with a sweet touch. The brand is well crafted, from the bottle to the scent. Accord Oud is well over $250 for a 50 ml bottle, but because of the high potency of the smell, the bottle always seems to stay full. A little goes a long way.