Our man about town had himself a gruelling little Christmas, involving two dozen sub-genres of alcohol and enough cake to have silenced pre-revolutionary France entirely. In an attempt to turn his raddled lip back into something resembling a sneer of cool command, he sifted through a load of grooming products and picked the best.
Eau de parfum
Surely the only scent that actually prompts beautiful women to come up to you and ask what it is. (This actually happened.)
Miller Harris, Vetiver Bourbon Eau de Parfum, £130
Men tend not to be at their freshest after Christmas. These candles from Malin + Goetz and Miller Harris do something about it without being girlie.
Malin + Goetz, Tobacco Candle, £37
Miller Harris, Feuilles de Tabac Scented Candle, £38
Deep cleansing scrub
A product on the outer reaches of the metrosexual spectrum, but it does the job.
Shiseido, Deep Cleansing Scrub, £21
Facewash and bodywash
This body wash smells like a holiday in India – which is lovely, obviously.
Espa Men, Invigorating Face Wash, £21.50
Espa Men, Invigorating Body Reviver, £22.50
For those of you pursuing a new regime of yoga and running, a nice massage is essential. This oil is the bomb.
Cowshed, Bullocks Muscle Rub Massage Oil, £20
The A-list’s hair doctor, Philip Kingsley has come up with a gift set to soothe everyman’s scalp.
Philip Kingsley, Jet Set Kit, £20
It used to be that only chaps who worked in fashion moisturised. Now everyone seems to do it. The secret is that this cheap-as-chips Nivea is great – an expert told he me this on the quiet.