Molton Brown 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set



Fragrant baths by Molton Brown were presented in a special set of 12 bottles of the collection. Little scented luxuries to delight them throughout the season. Count down to Christmas with a vibrant 12-piece collection of much-loved body washes. Each of them will make your days memorable, according to the house. The set includes the following fragrances:

  • Coco & Sandalwood
  • Orange & Bergamot
  • Bushukan
  • Gingerlily
  • Pink Pepperpod
  • Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea
  • Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise (novi)
  • Eucalyptus
  • Templetree
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Black Peppercorn
  • Tobacco Absolute (novi)

The price of Molton Brown set of 12 perfumed baths is $50 USD. Each flacon is the set is available as a 50ml at

Clarins Men Shampoo & Shower Gel



With plants, you can erase the signs of passing seasons from a face, streamline a silhouette, protect against pollution, reveal the natural beauty of every men and woman. But for that you need the knowledge, the curiosity and the persistence of Clarins researchers. You need the power of science to extract the beauty secret from the heart of each plant, to discover its most precious and effective ingredients. With plants, you can make  the world more beautiful, you can do wonders. It’s a fact. With Clarins, life’s more beautiful.


Clarins Men Shampoo & Shower

Invigorating, energising and supremely cleansing, the multi-tasking Clarins Men Total Shampoo for the hair and body both strengthens skin and conditions the hair.

It works to eliminate impurities whilst respecting the skin’s natural pH, and neutralises the drying effect of hard water and tones skin of all types, even the most sensitive! For skin that is smooth and soft and hair that is shiny and clean, this wonder product is all you need in the shower.


This hair & body cleansing gel gently cleanses hair and body, invigorating and toning the skin with energizing Bison Grass and Chinese Galanga. The 2-in-1 formula also conditions the hair with Provitamin B5. Finally, it has a mood-lifting effect too, with refreshing plant essences that soothe.


Clarins Men Shampoo & Shower is gentle enough to be used daily, morning and/or evening. When you take a shower, when skin is wet ad warm, apply a generous amount onto damp hair and skin with your hands. Lather and rinse with cool water.

Like I said, it’s perfect for normal daily use, and you can combine it with èvery fragrance you use! Also perfect for holidays and the weekends going out, because it doesn’t need much space in your bag!

Chanel Perfect blue

Bleu de Chanel

Exclusive, luxurious, mysterious…the Chanel man is a modern masterpiece. Now Chanel’s latest fragrance for men, Bleu de Chanel , captures this intensity to bring to you in fragrance form.

Opening with a twist of citrus and vetiver that is sharply cut by lively pink pepper, the Eau de Toilette has an explosive grapefruit, dry cedar and labdanum heart with a woody aromatic base of ginger, sandalwood and frankincense. Pure masculinity and power all rolled into one, this scent is dynamic and alluring from its energetic start to its sultry smooth finish.

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette refillable travel spray

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette 3x 20 ml refillable travel spray

The constant companion for the Blue de Chanel ‘man on the go.’ The slim travel-size spray rotates to dispense a mist of the woody, aromatic, unexpectedly sensual scent. Includes two extra 20 ml (0.7 oz.) refills.

Blue de Chanel Eau de Parfum

A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention. The profoundly sensual Eau de Parfum, infused with crisp citrus notes, offers an intense concentration of the fresh, clean and vibrant fragrance. Unexpected and undeniably bold.

Now Chanel’s 2014 fragrance for men, Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum, captures this intensity to bring to you in fragrance form. And it’s more passionately Chanel than ever.

Opening with top notes that are fresh, spicy and citrus-based, this Eau de Parfum exhibits a calm and collected heart of dry cedar and labdanum upon a base of woody aromatics, ginger and frankincense. Pure masculinity and power all rolled into one, this scent is dynamic and alluring from its energetic start to its sultry smooth finish, with an enhanced longevity that follows you like a beguiling mist.

With its sharp and elegant bottle, glimmering in a shade of inky blue ‘black’ Blue de Chanel is seductive and enchanting from its exterior to its core. A signature statement… More of determination and desire. Be unexpected. With one spray, you’ll be hooked…


Blue de Chanel Shaving Cream, Creme de Rasage

Blue de Chanel Shaving Cream. The sheer, lightweight and softly scented formula ensures the closest, most comfortable shave, leaving a polished, precise finish.

Bleu de Chanel Aftershave lotion 100ml

Blue de Chanel Aftershave Lotion

Blue de Chanel Aftershave Lotion, innovative splash formula briskly refreshes and helps tighten pores as it lightly scents skin with the fresh, clean, profoundly sensual fragrance of Blue de Chanel, a provocative blend of citrus and woods. Imparts a comfortable, soft-to-the-touch feel to skin

Bleu de Chanel after shave balm 90 ml

Blue de Chanel Aftershave Balm, Baume Apres Rasage

Blue de Chanel Aftershave Balm, the silky, scented emulsion instantly soothes and hydrates skin, as it imparts the woody, aromatic fragrance.


Blue de Chanel Hydrating After Shave Gel, Gel Hydratant Apres Rasage

Blue de Chanel Gel Hydratant Apres Rasage leaves the face soft, hydrated and comfortable. A cooling gel texture that immediately relieves skin post-shave.

Blue de Chanel

bleu de chanel shower gel 200 ml

Blue de Chanel Shower Gel

The ultra-foaming Blue de Chanel Shower Gel, translucent formula expertly cleanses and scents the skin, while protecting its natural balance. Even for the very skin!


Chanel Blue de Chanel Soap

Blue de Chanel Soap in a box

The return of the soaps! Not the ‘drying out’ soaps from the past, but beautiful products that treat your skin well. So.. if you can’t get enough of the actual fragrance itself, Chanel created a soap nestled in a box of the same intense blue. This white bar of soap in the shape of a slightly beveled square develops a gentle lather in contact with water. A soap created to prolong the pleasure of the scent in the shower.



Bleu de Chanel Deodorant Stick

The Bleu de Chanel Deodorant Stick is for those who want to cover themselves in their alluring scent from the moment they step from the shower or dress for the day. Soo soft that it is also perfect for those who shave their armpits!

In the spirit of Bleu de Chanel , its deodorant signals a twist of citrus and grapefruit from the moment you pop the cap. Dry cedar and labdanum are layered over an aromatic base of ginger, sandalwood and frankincense. It’s pure masculinity and power all rolled into one, and perfectly complements the Chanel de Blue Eau de Toilette.

Bleu de Chanel

Bleu de Chanel is the language of seduction and enchantment in all its forms, fragrance,  aftershave lotion,  or even something as simple as a deodorant or soap.

  • Eau de Parfum: 100 ml spray and 50 ml spray
  • Eau de Toilette: 150 ml spray, 100 ml spray and 50 ml spay
  • Eau de Toilette refillable Spray:


  • Soap: 100 grams
  • Shower Gel
  • Shaving Cream
  • Aftershave Lotion
  • Aftershave Balm 90 ml
  • Aftershave Gel Hydratant
  • Deodorant Stick 75 grams

Carven Pour Homme

Carven pour Homme

Carven is HOT! A sleek and elegant essence, Carven pour Homme could be the next scent embodying Parisian chic. As with the work of Guillaume Henri with the Maison‘s menswear, this fragrance follows the tradition of Carven fragrances for men, while providing the modernity to make it go through time.

Carven pour Homme

Carven pour Homme was created by perfumers Patricia Choux and Francis Kurkdjian. If the fragrance itself is very nice, the package matters – as often with perfumes. This one plays with the codes of menswear: the bottle reminds of a sleek silhouette with nice broad shoulders at the top, its lacquered black color shining like a pair of patent leather shoes – highlighted by the metal cap.

It’s a sophisticated fragrance . Some would say more gentlman’s drinking club than Sunday football dressing room. I don’t agree. I would love it in the lockerroom! I see it more suited to a man of class, maybe a slightly older, but certainly a man of confidance.

Underneath the heady and unsensored scent of violet you will find a complimentary fresh burst of grapefruit to bring a kint of sharpness to the proceedings, before you’re then plunged into it’s woody depths and the masculine and warming aspects of nutmeg, cedar , sage and sandelwood.

  • Top Notes: Violet Leaf, Grapefruit
  • Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Sage, Cedar
  • Basenotes: Vetiver, Sandelwood


Available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette. There is also a range of products available for gents who want an all over smell such as Aftershave Balm, Deodorant Spray and Shower Gel.


A very nice and beautiful fragrance for men, coming in an immaculate, pristine white case for a sharp visual effect. A true new classic in the tradition of Ma Grife and Vertiver. Patricia and Francis did a wonderful job!

Hunter Lab, the name you need to know for men’s skincare

Hunter Lab is the newest brand in town for the modern man who wants to look after their skin. The 100% Australian-owned, Melbourne-based company who have crafted a natural skincare range specifically for guys which will help your boyfriend/brother/father protect, hydrate and care for their skin. Made by men for men, it’s an interesting addition to the beauty scene.


Hunter Lab is a new approach to super natural skincare for the modern man. We call them super natural skincare tools because we craft the very best of nature specific to the needs of men’s thicker skin to deliver products of the highest efficacy which are an absolute pleasure to use. Hunter Lab hopes to remove the stigma and awkwardness surrounding using and buying skincare and present a brand men are excited to use daily, proud to display in their bathrooms and driven to advocate amongst their mates.

Hunter Lab is focused on encouraging their brethren into healthier, astute living through the development of a methodical, effortless daily skincare routine utilising these highly effective and addictive skincare tools. These skincare tools were fashioned out of a frustration with the current uninspired, chemical-intensive, sometimes repackaged-feminine products which pervade today’s male skincare market.

Handsome Hairy Bear

At Hunter Lab they have found a way to bottle their combined years of experience in marketing, cosmetic product development and packaging design into building a brand focused on outstanding craftsmanship which inspires and effects action and change in an under utilised every day necessity in men’s health – skin care. They aim to reinvigorate the marketplace by uniting the traditional grooming experience with the high quality, natural, scientifically formulated and environmentally sustainable expectation of today’s market, and provide skincare solutions which set the benchmark for men interested in healthy living.

They have crafted their skincare tools to remedy man’s unique skincare needs, to compliment his hectic lifestyle, and to add modern inspired design, provocative textures and hard working simplicity into his daily life.

For the record, men’s skin is significantly different to women’s – their skin produces more oil, as well as being thicker and having a tougher skin texture. This is why men sometimes need a little help when it comes to choosing skincare for themselves. And, the other obvious added bonus? You can stop them from raiding your treasured beauty cupboard and using your favourite products when you’re not looking.


Hunter Lab Hand & Body Wash is an addictive multi-purpose wash made up of a blend of tangerine and grapefruit essential oils, it’s also topped off with a subtle hint of caramel and vanilla. Delicious. His skin will feel instantly fresh and clean. Plus, the modern matte black packaging will look slick in any bathroom – his or hers.

The real cream of the crop is Hunter Lab Cleansing Facial Scrub. Packed full of skin-nourishing goodies like sugarcane and macrobiotic sea minerals, this exfoliant will remove dirt, restore moisture and stimulate cell renewal. Worth every darn penny.

But, the real work horse of this skincare range is Hunter Lab Anti-Aging Elixir, a potent, lightweight gel serum. This bad boy will kick start cell renewal and we guarantee he’ll be scoring compliment from the ladies and some dudes.

The perfect partner to this is Hunter Lab Daily Face Fuel Moisturiser (aka the perfect answer to your man’s dry, dull or damaged skin). The addition of macadamia and passionfruit seed oil will keep his skin’s moisture levels in check (without leaving any sticky or oily residue).

The fifth and final product of the range – and don’t be scared off by this one, fellas – is the Hunter Lab Matte Lip Balm (the key word here being matte). Whether he works in an air-conditioned office or outdoors rain, hail or shine, chances are his lips are dry, chapped or cracked (particularly during the cooler months). That’s where this salve comes in handy. There’s nothing florally or fruity about it – with just castor oil, beeswax and vitamin E – meaning he won’t just wear it, he’ll actually go back for more. The best part is it’s completely matte so no one, except for him, will none the wiser.

Instead of your man stealing skincare from you, you might even find yourself doing the same. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

For more information, you are welcome at Hunter Lab

Summer Perfect: Therme Zen White Lotus Body Scrub

The last few days we have already briefly enjoyed the sun, and although it is still just a bit too cold for summer dresses, it seems to me to be the ideal time to make your legs summer-proof.


Therme Zen White Lotus Rice Shower Scrub and Shower Gel, 200ml

Nice legs start at ‘exfoliating’! So, for years, I was really hooked on the Clarins body scrub which is super soft, works perfect and smells delicious (very subtle). Now recently a friend visit me, and she gave me a set of Therme Zen White Lotus Showergel and body scrub. A lovely present. I was pretty curious how it should feel, and work, and….. how it should smell. But he smell was very good!

People who know me (a bit), they know that I mostly don’t like ‘budget’ skincare products (like showergels, schrubs, lotions etc). Not because they are cheap or so (yeah, alright. I’m a bit of a snob sometimes! I admit!). No serious, the reason why I do’t like them, is because of there smell. For me it’s to ‘synthetic’!! Working for Houses like Guerlain, Hermes, Jean Patou, and Clarins makes you ‘spoiled’, and yes, I am spoiled! (I admit that to! wink). For me the most delicious bodyscrub èver was the one from Guerlain, ‘Shalimar’. Sadly a one off….. I’ve got only one left, still sealed in it’s blue velvet box… My friend was right, she new I would like this one!


I also admit, that this Therme Zen White Lotus Body Scrub smells wonderful!! A smell you don’t find often in ‘cheap’ skincare products: White Lotus. It must be synthetic (otherwise it was in a total different price range), but hé…. it’s great! Using them, it gives you a real relaxing ‘spa’ feeling. Feeling ‘Zen’, a great way to relax when you come home after a day hard work! It is a creamy substance with rice extraict, with very fine scrub particles, makes your skin smooth and makes it feel soft and silk. And because the particles are so small, and the ‘cream’ so soft, this scrub is suitable for any skin type.

But how to use: When you take a shower, wet your skin. Put some of the scrub in your handpalm, and put (for example) on your legs, and massage it softly with circular movements while you go up. Always in the direction to the heart, then you’ve got directly a perfect body massage!. Result, a very soft, clear and smooth, relaxed skin.

– I think it’s speaking for itself, that you don’t do this under streaming water. Then everything goes immediately down the drain!

Why? It removes (exfoliats) (to much) ‘dead’ skincells of your skin. Think about feet, knees, elbows, hands, fingers etc. When some of these skinparts get dryer, the ‘upper’ skinlayer gets thicker (and thicker), and drys out more…. With a peeling (scrub, exfoliant) you prevent your skin for drying out (much) more. Some skincare products you have to use for days (or even weeks) before you see any result. Using a scrub, you’ve got always result immediately! (Otherwise I will eat my shoes!)


  1. Some brands, or people say, you may use (some of them) every day. But even when it is, I would never advice it (especially not here on the Blog), because, and believe me, it doen’t work for most people!
  2. Some brands, or people say, you don’t have to use any bodylotion or other care product after using your bodyscrub or peeling, but please: always do!  You ‘open’ your skin, and it can loose more moist then. Using (for example) a bodylotion afterwords, will prevent your skin for drying out, and it will be absorbed much better, you need less, and can do it’s job perfect. For those who like this product, and specially the smell of it, you can combine it with the Shower Satin Shower Gel (like I did), and afterwards with the Body Butter (dry skin) or Body Serum (to hydrate) for extra care of your skin after your treatment.


  1. Before using a(ny) selftanning product, use always a scrub (peeling/exfoliant).
  2. Not only for summer, but perfect all year long. Think of winter dry skins! This is your perfect (cheap) quick home treatment!

Would I buy it? Oh yes!

Rating: 9/10

by Jean Amr