Fragrance gifts for Father’s Day 2014, part 1

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 15...

Malin + Goetz soap in a jar

Malin + Goetz offers 24 vegetable-based soaps in a traditional glass apothecary jar (eight soaps each of rum, lime, and peppermint fragrances); $250 (phone orders only: 212-244-7771).


Acca Kappa Green Mandarin Hand & Body Butter

Acca Kappa citrus-scented Green Mandarin Hand & Body Butter is perfect for summer-dried (out) skin; $58 for 8.25 fl. oz. at Acca Kappa.


The Blades Grim Luxury Gold Shaving Soap

The Blades Grim Luxury Gold Shaving Soap is available in two unusual smoky/incense scents: Cinder and Smolder; $14.99 a tin at


The Motley x JOYA Easy Rider candle

Tough dad or softie, The Motley has a candle for him: The Motley x JOYA Easy Rider candle, $38/60 hr. burn-time (Siam citron, orange flower, saddle leather, birch tar and wood smoke) or Bone Flower, $38/55 hr. burn-time (tuberose and jasmine); each has a thick-glass votive that can be reused as a drinking glass after burning the candles.


Bergamot fragrances

Bergamot greets us in almost all men’s fragrances, and it makes a great cologne all by its (almost) lonesome; here are two bergamot perfumes perfect for summer, one a bargain, one deluxe: Crabtree & Evelyn Neapolitan Bergamot Eau de Cologne (bergamot, lemon, ginger, lavender, thyme), 100 ml/$59 and Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Collection Italian Bergamot Eau de Toilette (bergamot, lime, neroli, rosemary, vetiver), 125 ml/$195.


Harlow Coffee Body Scrub & Body Wash

Harlow Coffee Body Scrub & Body Wash are vegan, organic, non-toxic, recyclable, not tested on animals, and full of organic coffee. Yep…they’re from the great state of Oregon (Portland to be specific). The body scrub (made with coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, olive oil, meadow foam butter and shea butter) and body wash are both $18 for 8 oz. at ecobold.  

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  1. happy888cat says:

    The Motley x JOYA Easy Rider candle is too cute!
    I want the Harlow Coffee set for myself… :P

    • Kevin says:

      Happy888cat: the body wash is callin’ my name.

  2. hajusuuri says:

    (malin+goetz) is overpriced but smells great. The Crabtree & Evelyn Bergamot bottle looks really cute…will have to check it out. And eek, coffee body wash — must try! Whoops, OK, all Dad to try!

    • Kevin says:

      hajusuuri: yes, C&E have been using those bottles a long time…Hungary Water came in one like that too. With the coffee body wash…give to dad…then sneak a good sample next time you visit. HA!

  3. Marjorie Rose says:

    WOW that’s a lot of soap! Does it make soap a more masculine gift to give if it’s a lot in a big jar? (Not that I’m not in favor of pushing traditional lines, but I recognize that many of the men in my life would not quite know how to take recieving soap as a gift!)

    • Kevin says:

      MR: really? I’ve always loved getting soap as gifts…and so did my father. I always think people in general don’t buy nice soap for themselves on a regular basis…so I oblige. HA!

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        I wish I had more men in my life who would appreciate a nice soap! But no, most are “just fine” with some Irish Spring or whatever is in reach. :)

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