Gift This: Ultra-Luxe, All-Natural Soap for Him (and You)November 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM by Lauren | 0 CommentsA lot of men will tell you they don't care about bath and grooming products. This is, of course, because they haven't been introduced to good ones; in the years I've been at REDBOOK, my husband Joe has come to share my enthusiasm for well-made soap, and he's become even pickier than I am about fragrances (we take turns wearing Jo Malone's Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, but he's officially laid sole claim to the Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente I brought home from work a year ago).
Our newest favorite thing - SallyeAnder's Krudd for Men handmade soap - is a perfect stocking stuffer for the guy in your life who appreciates good stuff but might need to be coaxed into the world of luxe bath products. These hulking chunks of soap (which can last up to two months if kept dry between uses, which more than justifies their $18.95 price tag) are all-natural, gentle enough to be used on newborns, and fantastic-smelling. A few of our preferred varieties:
Bruges, with notes of lavender, black pepper, and vetiver (for a manly-man bonus, pair this one with a DVD of In Bruges, a classic his-and-hers movie [Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes, I salute you]);
Absinthe, a blend of French tarragon and star anise (if he likes this one, follow up on Valentine's Day with a tin of Tokyomilk's marvelous Absinthe Lip Elixir 84, $3.50; it's twelve times sexier than Blistex, and just as effective);
Citricello, a combination of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, sweet basil, and Nepalese muskroot.
Krudd is ideal for travel, too; it's super-moisturizing and can be used as a complexion bar, shampoo bar, and shave bar (take that, airport security). Check out the full line here, and stay tuned for more gift ideas over the next few weeks!
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