Saturday, January 22, 2011

ENKNYC Men's Grooming/Skincare

The TUNNEL + La Venue

It used to be that women bought the overwhelming majority of skincare/grooming products made for men---foe men (or themselves-especially colognes).

Now-we think guys are racking up he sales in this market---particularly under 35ers who grew up with the images of male heros that are groomed to perfection.

One collection of skincare, Nickel ---is a French brand, founded in1996 by Phiippe Dumont for les hommes that want some primping without the prissiness.-

New (launched at the trade show in fact)---- is the Bio assortment ---a "Green Boost"...that includes exfoliants/cleansers, facial moisturizers and eye care.

Made of 99% organic joins Nickel's anti-aging and daily grooming regimens---including the best-selling, reviving Morning After Rescue gel. ($24-$40)

Bois 1920 hails from Italy---and it a best selling fragrance in Barney's ---and not just because of the packaging---inspired by the classic shape of a Tuscan milk jug. Very handsome!

The high end fragrances (eight in all) are all complex, sophisticated scents---and include the Classic 1920- a flowery bouquet of spicy amber--- with base notes of vetiver and citron.

Ulrich Lang New York was founded in 2002 ...and besides heady aromas, the collection has some of the nicest packaging around---combining the founder's passion for modern photography. The most recent addition---Nightscape...with top notes of bergamont, lime, tangerine-highlighted by sage, mint and basil, middle  of violet, jasmine and geranium warmed by sesame and honey, and base notes of leather and moss interwoven with sheer ambers, precious woods and a hint of guava...continues to sell very well --- a complex scent that women will also love----