Written by Nick Hogan
27th June 2019
June 2019’s Best Men’s Grooming Drops
With such hot weather its important us guys have our grooming game on point, otherwise we’re just going to look like a hot sweaty mess. This month there’s been some great new drops from some of my favourite grooming brands. We have a moisturiser with anti ageing, detoxifying and de-stressing benefits, and a fragrance which features mandarin orange and mint. So, following on from my May 2019 grooming drops, here are some of the best new releases in men’s fragrance, skincare, and haircare that we recommend you reach for during June 2019.
Fudge Urban Matte Up
Matte Up is a super strong hold and maximum texture matte wax. I was amazed by how well my hair stayed in place throughout the day, and I always enjoy the caramel fudge-like fragrance that the Fudge products have. Need a bit more hold than your current product is offering? Matte Up!
Osmo Beard Complex
Beard Complex is an intense conditioning oil that’s infused with argan oil, vitamin A and vitamin E. The oil feels thick and luxurious in the palm, and feels incredible in the beard. Beard Complex can also be applied to dry areas of skin and to revitalise tattoos. The fragrance combination of grapefruit and lemon also lasted the entire day.
The Natural Barber Co
Who hasn’t wanted to be a bit more Greek god? Well, the Hades Matt Paste gives you that opportunity whilst enjoying a 100% natural product. The Natural Barber Co was a passion project to create a product that was chemical free whilst able to maintain well-groomed hair. Hades Matt Paste has a Shea butter base and feels smooth on application, and offers a medium but remouldable hold. The product is scented only by the Shea butter and almond oil, retaining the natural ethos.
The Natural Barber Co
AMLY – City Screen
AMLY describe their brand as a modern interpretation of effective holistic skincare, they want to bring you back to nature. City life is inevitably linked with pollution, so protecting our skin is a top priority. Echinacea is the star ingredient due to it’s proven anti ageing, detoxifying and de-stressing benefits. Marine Algae aids in rebuilding collagen whilst Gotu Kola, Green Tea and Nettle work on pollution protection and free radical defence. City Screen is your first line of defence against the city grime, whilst leaving you with healthier-looking skin and matte complexion.
Creed – Aventus Cologne
The house of Creed has added a new fragrance to the Aventus line, joining Aventus for Her and the much loved original Aventus. Don’t let the name fool you, it may be cologne in style, but it’s an Eau de Parfum concentration which performs well on skin. Aventus Cologne has the same recognisable Aventus dna, but given a new spin. It’s lighter, fresher and has an aquatic type vibe that deserves to be worn by the sea. The vanilla has been removed from the original, whilst mandarin orange and mint have been added, taking away some of that bold sweetness and adding a little more versatility for daily wear. A great choice for the summer months, and an office go to.
Bleu de Chanel – Shaving Essentials
Bringing the fantastic scent of Bleu de Chanel to a range of shaving products can only be described as a no brainer. The shaving cream is thick and luxurious, resulting in an excellent shave. Follow it up with the 2-in-1 moisturiser for face and beard, and your skin not only feels incredible, but smells fantastic. The scent from the grooming products lasts for several hours, however i’d recommend combining with an application of Bleu de Chanel Parfum for the ultimate Bleu experience.
Bleu de Chanel
Scotch & Soda – Men
Scotch & Soda have released their new signature scent with notes of cardamom, bergamot and tarragon. Combined with the warmth of geranium, cashmere wood, nutmeg and vetiver. Tonka beans, musk and vanilla are added for a comforting base. This is the first fragrance release from Scotch & Soda for 7 years, since their first release, Barfly. Paired with a beautiful bottle design, Scotch & Soda have delivered the next addition to your fragrance collection.
Scotch & Soda