Category Archives: Grooming

Bentley Momentum Unlimited

Luxury fragrance brand Bentley Fragrances has released the latest in its catalogue of men’s fragrances, Bentley Momentum Unlimited Eau de toilette.

Crafted from top-notch materials by Michel Almairac, one of the world’s most acclaimed scent designers, Momentum Unlimited meets the same, exacting standards as Bentley motorcars. A fresher interpretation of the bracing Momentum line, this new, vibrant fragrance distils the thrill of elite travelling into an exciting contrast of fresh and sensuous accords.

The fragrance is fruity with grapefruit and tart green apple with a citrus kick of cardamom with wood and leather notes paying a nod to the interiors of Bentley cars.

Three sophisticated essences, polished cedarwood, mysterious vetiver and sensuous sandalwood, enhance the rich, yielding texture of the leather note. In the drydown, the scent lands smoothly in a sensual trail of skin musks and ambroxan, a quintessentially masculine ambery note.

Attention to details even in the fragrance bottle with a luxurious heavy glass is clad front and back with an interpretation of the marque’s signature knurling. Textured silver plates adorn the front and back of the bottle topped with a silver cap.

Decorated with the iconic “B in Wings” Bentley logo and the name of the fragrance, the front of the box reprises the knurling motif in shiny blue-tinged silver, framed by smooth matte silver.

Bentley “Momentum Unlimited” 100ml  Eau de toilette €82/£59

The fragrance is available from Harrods and online at www.bentley-fragrances.com

NIVEA MEN CREME

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Skin care power brand Nivea has released its first dedicated men’s moisturiser, NIVEA MEN CREME.  The all in one new formula helps combats dryness on the face, body and hands, a no nonsense product for the man on the go.  Its new formula is light and non greasy, which is absorbed easily by the skin leaving behind no greasy or clumpy residue.

The new release comes of the back of research which found that a staggering 70% of men don’t use any moisturiser at all, and those who do, 36% moisturise their face with female brands, with 25% using body moisturisers for their face.

Giuseppe Berardi, Global Marketing Director NIVEA MEN comments..

NIVEA MEN understands men around the world and we have designed a product especially for them, from formula to packaging. Every man feels more confident when he feels good: which is why we developed a cream that is quick and easy to use, so the skin’s moisture is replenished and looks cared for. It has never been so easy for men to look and feel great.”

The new product comes presented in a sleek double-embossed screw-top aluminium tin designed for men’s hands and easy to throw in your bag and use throughout the day. 

NIVEA MEN CREME is available from high street retailers now, priced at £3.49 for a 75ml tin or £4.99 for the larger 150ml.

www.nivea.co.uk

MONDRIAN LONDON AGUA BATHHOUSE & SPA

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Opening late last year in London’s Mondrian Hotel the agua Bathhouse & Spa is the capital’s latest must visit destination for your grooming and relaxation needs.

The spa was designed by the legendary Tom Dixon and DRS, agua’s Spa Playground concept fusing Roman spa culture but with added old Hollywood glitz and glamour. A dedicated menu of services had been devised for their specific needs, including the Signature Man Treatment, a facial with Soveral products, named after Alexandra Soveral the famed facialist.

The treatment as the name suggests has been specifically devised for men, the facial is available 50 minute (£80) and 80minute (£120) versions and perfect for the decongestion and balancing of the skin, also clearing sinuses and toning the neck and jaw line. Prior to the facial I had the 15 minute Mud Cure treatment, the full body treatment uses white mud rich in minerals to exfoliate the whole body and done in the steam room to improve circulation.

The facial begins with a short consultation to discuss your problem areas with the facialist. I found out that unlike most facials this one did not include and extraction part, as Soveral do not believe this aids the skin. Instead a process of cleaning the skin, cleansing, toning and moisturising follows in the charming treatment room with a calm and serene soundtrack. After the treatment the facialist will give you her notes on recommendations she has for your skincare routine and how often she suggests facials to keep you skin looking tip top.

Interiors at agua echo 970s influenced ’Glamrock’ and will play a seasonally developed soundtrack to represent the spa’s retro vibe. agua also offers guests a great menu, from a guilt-free raw menu created by the in-house Executive Chef to a more indulgent selection including organic chocolate fondues and gourmet ice-cream sundaes.
The design of the spa created by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and features six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges, as well as private rain shower steam baths.

The most eye catching part of the interiors is the floor-to-ceiling copper teardrop installation reflects Roman water vessels in the subterranean Spa Lounge, the sculpture dominates the relaxation louge were guests can unwind post treatment. Comfortable loungers and bedding is available and also an expansive, custom-designed sofa filling an entire corner of the room.
agua at Mondrian London will offer a core range of fully curated signature treatments, featuring exclusive collaborations with experts and niche wellness brands that include GLAMGLOW, SOVERAL, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, Estelle & Thild, Natura Bisse, CIATÉ, de mamiel, Billion Dollar Brows, Lola’s Apothecary, I Love My Muff and Lycon Waxing, each brand carefully selected by the spa’s team of experts.

Jacqueline Kneebone, Regional Director of Spa and Retail at Morgans Hotel Group says: “We’re so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such a range of experts on this project, from design to brand collaborations, and we are really looking forward to the public reception of our spa playground concept.”

 

For more information on Mondrian London at Sea Containers, please visit: www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-london