It’s Monday, it’s MOVEMBER, and here’s our “six pack” body wash selection to kick off a special Movember Men’s Grooming Week (we’ve teamed up with Regal Gentleman @RegalGentleman for 5 days of winter grooming picks but today it’s “ladies day” as we call the shots in the shower).

We’re delighted to announce that co-founders Liam and Josh have joined our London Beauty Shortlist Awards Men’s Grooming Judging Panel – and we’ll be sharing some of the best Men’s Grooming entries (as well as beauty and health) before the Awards which take place 2 March 2017.

Brands looking to enter can ENTER HERE (HOW TO ENTER, ONLINE ENTRY FORM & 2017 CATEGORIES)

For full info, see the 2017 BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS PAGE.

But back to the shower. Less can’t-get-out-from-under-the-duvet. More time for a power shower…

NYC’s PLANT APOTHECARY Wake Up Bodywash is wonderfully wakey wakey Rosemary and Lemongrass top notes in a coconut and aloe base currently specially priced at £16.50 and available in the UK at the lovely A BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Plant Apothecary is a give-back brand so it’s a YES from us.


Bodhi & Birch’s Mint The Bath & Shower Therapy…is just that. A revitalising fusion of Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, Sweet Marjoram and opulent Frankincense, this is your all singing, all dancing, deepest mint shower gel. Turns a shower into a spa in three minutes flat. Shop Bodhi & Birch’s Beauty Shortlist Awards winner HERE £18


Acqua Di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo is such….an addictive range! One of the sexiest fragrances of the whole collection (their Figo is up there with it) is Mirto di Panarea. Panarea is an Italian island so if you’d rather be there this morning, here’s the next best thing. More of a splurge than a steal, but it’s worth it – £30 at FEELUNIQUE.COM


OK so this is turning into a round-the-Med on a Monday outing…next up, L’Occitane’s Body & Hair Cedrat which L’Occitane describes as sparkling…with a woody wake (sounds a bit Irish funeral so let’s stick with the sunny South of France theme instead?)…for the uninitiated, Cedrat is that huge gnarly lemon that packs a real citrussy punch. This’ll help get you up in the morning and it’s £15 at L’OCCITANE UK 

Since we’re on a tour, it’s back to the UK now at one of our favourite haunts Crabtree & Evelyn – rather like Ortigia, one of those brands so beautifully packaged you don’t have to buy wrapping paper for birthday gifts. We’ve gone for C&E’s Verbena and Lavender (back to the south of France again!) – and it’s a bit of a steal, so you can treat yourself pre-Santa Season and squeeze every delicious drop out of this before Christmas Eve.


Why do we love it? There’s a 50ml travel size for £6 just made for Christmas stockings, and a 4-piece Verbena and Lavender Travel Set (£24), too…available HERE at that most Christmassy of British gift treasure troves, Crabtree & Evelyn.


Molton Brown’s Eucalyptus Bodywash

We’ve saved the best for last if you’re a eucalyptus fan. Straight up, Made In England, Eucalyptus.  Just the thing to knock that “I think I’ve got a cold coming on”…on the head. And wonderful before bed, to clear your head after a crazy day in the city.


Top Note: Eucalyptus

Heart Note: Crisp Mint

Base Note: Cedarwood

£20 at Molton Brown London and if we’re not mistaken it’s one of their best-s(m)ellers.

Get it HERE


Gentlemen, start your engines (no excuses for staying in bed)





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