Pride & Groom | Fresh Grooming Gifts for Father’s Day
Smelling good is a foundational pillar of feeling good. It gives you the confidence to converse in close quarters, to lean over your minions’ shoulders, or to pass the salt across the table without exuding the musk of a horse’s stable. Yet, for men, freshness isn’t always the easiest milestone to maintain. Your Pops can tell you – whether sitting in an office chair for eight hours or hitting the gym (without hitting the showers), sweating happens swiftly and ripening can follow rapidly.
Staying clean, dry, and refreshingly aromatic requires hitting the hotspots: attacking the skin with some solid soap, hitting the pits with some proper antiperspirant, and finishing it all off with some cool cologne. To help you and your male progenitor stay on the sunny side of hygiene, we’ve put together a brief list of some simple soaps, deodorants and colognes that will keep dads of all stripes smelling like suds throughout the summer.
Throw a handful of these in a basket, making sure to include at least one product from each category (soap, antiperspirant, cologne), for a perfect Father’s Day gift.
Grooming Gifts for Father’s Day:
Spicebomb Eau De Toilette Spray for Men by Viktor & Rolf, $69.99, is smoky and hot, a mixture of tobacco, grapefruit, cinnamon and leather. Bonus points for grenade-shaped bottle.
Antiperspirant-Deodorant Stick by Clinique for Men, $15, rolls on slick, dries fast, and has a mild but lasting scent.
Soap on a Rope Turbo Body Bar® with Blue Lotus & Lava Rock by Jack Black, $15, has a masculine scent, lathers great and has a gritty texture that refreshingly exfoliates while washing. Once done, hang high and dry.
White Patchouli by Tom Ford, $115, is not new to the scene, but its still one of our favorites. With fruit tones mixed in with a bit of smokiness and spice, a couple spritzes make you feel like the coolest hippy on the block.
The Anti-Antiperspirant/Deodorant Solid in Original Scent by BRUT, $12, is the O.G. deodorant bar your grandpappy used, updated with 24-hour protection.
Body Wash in Cedarwood by Every Man Jack, $6, with its combination of coconut, essential oils and glycerin, will leave your pops feeling soft as a baby but smelling like a gentlemanly lumberjack.
L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake, $86, smells subtley of whiskey mixed with a touch of vanilla and a splash of seltzer. The kind of cologne you wear in an international airport's Admirals Club.
Adrenaline Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant by AXE, $6, sprays on dry, smells minty fresh, , tangy, and promises 48 hour underarm odor and wetness protection.
The Big Ass Brick Of Soap - Smells Like Productivity edition by Duke Cannon Supply Co., $9, is in fact a big ass bar of soap that smells like strong ass spearmint gum and and contains steel cut grains for a tight ass grip. Also, a portion of proceeds benefit the U.S. Veterans.