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Male Grooming: Fragrances at Harrods, London

Male Grooming: Baxter of California

Baxter Finley was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles in the 1960′s to work in the burgeoning Advertising industry. In the heat of California, Finley struggled to find a ‘masculine’ moisturiser to protect his sun-soaked skin. Out of frustration, he developed his own, and launched a line of grooming products in 1965 from his Beverly Hills HQ, titled Baxter of California.

As he increased his grooming range, the 1970′s saw every cool guy in Hollywood using his products. The extreme high quality of the products and great design, attracted the elite of gentleman’s society as well as playboys of the day.

Today Baxter of California uses the same trusted traditions of science but combines intelligent skincare solutions to provide a large range of cutting-edge men’s grooming products. Expect everything from shaving, cleansing and anti-aging products to basic skincare. We’ve hand-picked our Top 10 Baxter of California products below.

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Baxter of California Skin-care 1-2-3 Boxed Set. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Italian Lime Pomegranate Essence Invigorating Body Wash. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California White Wood Candle No.1. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Daily Face Wash. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California After Shave Balm. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Vitamin E-D-A Cleansing Bars – Italian Lime. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Clay Pomade. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Super Close Shave Formula. Buy HERE

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Baxter of California Beard Comb in Tortoise. Buy HERE

Tommy Hilfiger Freedom Sport Fragrance Campaign 2013

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Arthur Kulkov at Request Models continues his success (currently ranked #5 in the world on models.com) by featuring in the Tommy Hilfiger Freedom Sport Fragrance for 2013. The campaign was photographed by Craig McDean and Styled by Karl Templer. Shop the fragrance HERE

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Editor’s Pick: Luxury Gifts for Him at Harrods of London

It’s Autumn, and we are approaching that time of year when you’re considering what to buy loved ones for Christmas and maybe you want to fight off those Winter blues by treating yourself. We popped into Harrods of London to pick out some extravagant and personable luxury gifts, including fragrances from Tom Ford and Ermenegildo Zegna, a fountain pen fit for a King, a stylish leather desk set, a vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon, cufflinks, an incredibly expensive Tag Heauer watch and more besides. Click to shop

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Tom Ford Noir is a very sensual fragrance full of oriental spices. The set includes 50ml Eau de Parfum and 75ml After Shave Balm: £80. Buy HERE

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Tom Ford for Men is described as ‘a reflection of Tom Ford himself’, and features classic lavender with modern woods – elegant and modern. The set includes 50ml Eau de Toilette, and a perfumed 75ml After Shave Balm: £60. Buy HERE 

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Graf Von Faber-Castell Leather Desk Set, includes letter opener, notelet box, pen tray, pen holder, 6 guilloche pencils and a desk pad: £995. Buy HERE

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NuBo Men’s Deluxe Gift Set. NuBo unites luxury with technology, and this gift set is no exception, promising immediate, visible results and long-lasting skin benefits. This luxury skin-rejuvenation system focuses on both the causes as well as the visual external signs of ageing-fatigue, wrinkles, slack tone and dry texture. The set includes: Cell Dynamic The Essence, Cell Dynamic Cooling Aftershave Moisturise, as well as a luxury travel set which includes 10ml versions of The Essence, Cell Dynamic Cooling Aftershave Moisturiser and Overnight Recharge: £250. Buy HERE

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Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 75cl. If you’ve tried Dom Pérignon, then you know it has a flavour that evaporates the moment it hits the tongue, yet an elegant and spicy taste that lingers. It is truly a king of champagnes and a gift that can be toasted and appreciated: £135. Buy HERE

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Visconti Medina Fountain Pen. Crafted from green and ivory resin with a 23 karat palladium nib, the marble-look cap recalls the famous dome, one of the most well known symbols of Islam together with the Kaaba: £2500. Buy HERE

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S.T. Dupont Palladium Cufflinks. Finished with a gold-tone lined centre and a classic T-bar fastening. these contemporary cufflinks will add a touch of elegance to any tailoring: £225. Buy HERE

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ÊShave3 Blade Razor. Designed with Gillette® Mach-3® blades, this smoke coloured razor has the looks and the technology for the perfect smooth shave: £49. Buy HERE

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Tag Heuer Mikrograph Watch. The ultimate luxury gift for those who aren’t frightened by the price tag. An incredibly beautiful and masculine timepiece, with polished rose gold case, sapphire glass with a luxe alligator leather strap: £41,500. Buy HERE

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Ermenegildo Zegna Italian Bergamot Eau de Toilette 125ml. From Ermenegildo Zegna’s Essenze collection, this fragrance is made with noble Italian Bergamot harvested from a single field. An tasteful gift: £140. Buy HERE

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Harrods of London Saffiano Leather Wallet. With subtle logo detailing and sleek gold-tone hardware, this is a sophisticated and timeless wallet for any generation: £129. Buy HERE

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Harrods of London Fur-lined Leather Gloves. These luxury leather gloves are lined with grey rabbit fur and made to last for all discerning gentlemen: £89.95. Buy HERE

 

Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino Grooming Collection

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The Neroli Portofino Grooming Range by Tom Ford is a luxurious collection inspired by the Italian Riviera. The sumptuous scents are a cocktail of neroli, bergamot, citrus, amber and herbs. The selection is below, click to shop at Selfridges.

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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: a Film by Sebastian Sauvé

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Ben Somers at AMCK in Syndicut Boxers for Client Style Guide #5

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Ben Somers at AMCK for Client Style Guide #5

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Calvin Klein Encounter Fragrance Fall 2012

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Simon Nessman by Bruce Weber for Giorgio Armani Aqua Fragrance

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Banana Republic Wildblue Fragrance S/S 12

Danny Schwarz at VNY - Tommy Hilfiger Man Fragrance

Tommy Hilfiger MAN featuring Danny Schwarz

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Gucci by Gucci Sport Aromatic Citrus all-over Shampoo

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Gucci by Gucci Sport Aromatic Citrus all-over Shampoo

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Gucci by Gucci Sport Aramatic Citrus Deodorant Spray

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Gucci by Gucci Sport Aramatic Citrus After-shave Lotion

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Gucci by Gucci Aramatic Citrus After-shave Balm

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Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme Woody Chypre Fragrance

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Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Massage Oil

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Gucci Guilty Pour Homme After-shave Balm

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Gucci Guilty Pour Homme After-shave