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Friday Favourites - Father's Day Gifts

We here at The Amazing Blog think men should be pampered just as much as women are. Dads work hard and are definitely in need of some spoiling. See our top picks to make your dad feel special this Father's Day.

First on our list is the Body Wash and Eau de Toilette by Milano Cento. Inspired by aromatic plants of Italy, the Milano Cento Him range is bound to make your dad feel like a Don. The range is based on the classic sophistication of all things Italian, for a man wanting a somewhat unusual, unique and understated scent. The Him body wash and eau de toilette are formed from the same scent, which opens with zesty notes of lemon, bergamot and petitgrain. The middle notes are herbaceous, of lavender, intense basil, rosemary and sage, followed by base notes of rich, sensual sandalwood, patchouli, spicy cloves, cinnamon and warm amber. You will be left with an overall citrus and woody aroma, which is, in itself, a gift to yourself if you get to smell it on the regular.

Milano Cento does not sell online, but you can find their nationwide stockists here. Purchase the Eau de Toilette for £29.50 for 50ml or £49.50 for 100ml. Purchase the Body Wash for £12.50.

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If you thought candles were just for women, then think again. LEGNA London has created candles especially for men, with the philosophy that candles shouldn’t be marketed solely to women. By creating a non-obvious manly product, LEGNA dedicates their candles to anyone of any sex, to couples and to friends. They draw their inspiration from an array of cultures from around the world which celebrate manhood.

Hand poured in the UK, made of biodegradable, natural, blended wax. The ingredients are composed of non-petroleum renewable resources and therefore burn clean. There are three signature scents; Strength, Unity and Wisdom, made from classic masculine ingredients, such as musk, tobacco and leather. Strength gives off a delicate smoky and woody, yet sweet, aroma. Strength was created to celebrate the physical and spiritual strength of men. Unity is composed of comforting spicy ingredients with woody notes, designed to celebrate the brotherhood of man. Wisdom is comprised of musky leather notes, creating a warm and luxurious fragrance for people to relax around and share their experiences.

Having been featured in and receiving raving reviews from The Independent, GQ, Elle Man, Country & Town House, the lucky gentleman is sure to enjoy the aroma of these heady scents.

Purchase the candles separately for £40 each (220g) or together in a gift set for £50 (3x 75g) here.

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If your dad boasts a full beard, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company's Face & Beard Care Kit is the ideal gift. Men’s grooming is serious business, and should be an indulgent experience from time to time, or even every day! Blending luxurious ingredients with contemporary Scottish style, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company have created a kit with a face and beard soap, beard oil, aftershave balm and a hardwood beard comb.

This grooming kit is in their Thistle & Black Pepper range. With this kit, you can care for your beard and pamper your skin with the invigorating scent of thistle and black pepper. All products are made and packed in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Scotland has one of the most beautiful natural environments, so it only makes sense to draw inspiration from it. So as to not damage it, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company practices sustainable and environmentally-friendly production. Even more, the products are cruelty-free, paraben-free and use natural ingredients wherever humanly possible.

Purchase the Face & Beard Care Kit here for £19.99.

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Bentley released their newest fragrance for men, Bentley Momentum, earlier this year. This bold eau de toilette was made for the discernible man who appreciates beautiful craftsmanship and quality. If your gentleman in mind is a fan of the finer things in life and wants his signature scent to meet the standards of Bentley cars, then you must give Momentum a sniff.

Momentum is a forceful composition that contrasts aromatic freshness with potent woods. The primary notes are a splash of aquatic aromas, closely followed by energising bergamot and cooling violet. Underneath this refreshing concoction is herbaceous and aromatic sage, adding a sensuous warmth and depth. The final notes are striking ambergris and cashmere wood. The dry-down of the scent reveals a deep blend of smooth sandalwood, dusky tonka bean and a lingering trail of sensuous musk and moss. This scent certainly gains momentum, all encapsulated in a sleek, geometric bottle.

Currently, Bentley Momentum eau de toilette can only be purchased exclusively at Harrods in-store, for £59 (50ml).

We clearly think men should smell marvelous, which is why we are continuing our scent search with L:A BRUKET's Perfume Oils. This product is for the man that is partial to aromatherapy. With each spritz you are administering a mind-strengthening aroma. The perfumes are made purely from organic and natural oils. There are three scents to choose from, each with differing properties. Petitgrain, with its bittersweet notes, is calming and relaxing. It is said to improve memory and help you work well under pressure and stress. Perfect for those workaholic dads. Myrrh, paired beautifully with cedarwood, is sweet and woody. This oil will help with concentration and trigger a focusing effect. Lastly, Hinoki is also woody but with fresh notes. Hinoki is known for its mentally-strengething and energising properties. Ideal when paired with an outdoorsy man.

Purchase the L:A BRUKET Perfume Oils from their UK stockist here for £46 each (10ml).

Whether your dad is a beard-guy, a fragrance-connoisseur, or enjoys a scented candle, with these exciting products to choose from there will surely be some lucky dads this Father's Day. They most definitely deserve it so use this opportunity to spoil your dad, but remember that you can treat your dad to these gorgeous gifts any day of the year.

Heathcote & Ivory – Kaffe Fasset Body Wash and Lotion

 

For one day only, here at The Amazing Blog, our office has become an enchanted garden. Thanks to Heathcote & Ivory, the Kaffe Collection has filled the room with the heavenly scent of summer, perfect for a grey dreary day like today.

We adore everything about it. It's only October and the sky might be a bit dull but the fruity and flowery scent of this body wash let our minds travel to a colourful and happy place. It’s not usual to see a packaging like the Kaffe Fasset one; the floral pattern is literally a feast for your eyes. Bright and vivid colours cover the box and the bottle gives an idea of what's inside. The Body Wash contains a bouquet of Orange Blossom, Bergamot and Oleander mixed with Black Pepper and Cornflower, and will leave your skin soft as a rose without using parabens or sulfates.

The Kaffe Fasset Body Lotion is what you really need to keep smelling good until night and double the treatment. We couldn’t help but spreading it on hands and arms all day as the effects on the skin are astonishing. Heathcote & Ivory’s lotion - we like to call it a potion - doesn’t grease,  and is very light despite its deep hydrating action and absorbs quickly.
After a while, we also noticed the scent on our skin changes; crispy and almost salty as the sea at the beginning, it gets fruitier and more sweet after a while.

Dreaming of a private, secret garden? Buy Kaffe body wash and lotion for £12 here, where you can also find, from the same collection, hand cream and cute scented drawer liners for £10.

Ted Baker - Sugar Sweet Range

Here at The Amazing Blog, we love to wear strong, beautiful prints. We often lust after beautiful designs from the likes of Ted Baker, longing to add them to our wardrobes. Beauty is more our forte, however, so we were so excited when they introduced one of their most popular floral prints to their new Sugar Sweet range of beauty products, adding a touch of luxury to our bathroom shelves.  

Although it’s never advisable to judge a product by it’s bottle, the contents of this stylish packaging are equally covetable. The entire range is scented with a beautiful aroma of Vanilla, Patchouli and Amber, as well as some delicious fruity top notes, perfect for summer. Of the range, we tried the Body Wash, Body Souffle and Body Spray.

Our favourite was the Body Souffle. It has a luxuriously creamy texture, and, although its mint green shade looking a little off-putting it first, it soon melts into the skin, leaving it feeling sumptuously soft. The Body Spray is great for freshening up on the go. In a handy plastic bottle, there’s no risk of it breaking in your bag. The fine mist provides a wonderful veil of delicious aroma, ideal for jetting out for dinner straight from the office. Last but not least, the Body Wash lathers into a decadent foam, allowing you to freshen up and start the day right.

Pick up the Ted Baker Sugar Sweet range here, with the Body Wash costing £8, the Body Souffle, £10 and the Body Spray, £7.

Attitude Certified Eco-Friendly Body Wash and Body Lotion

final blogWe here at The Amazing Blog are big fans of anything that is eco-friendly or free of any harmful chemicals. We find this extremely important because as the skin is the largest organ in the body it  absorbs whatever we apply -  so in our view it’s vital that we make sure that whatever we use, it contains safe and healthy ingredients. When we found Attitude Body Wash and Body Lotion, we knew we had found something special. Attitude a brand which originates from Canada, contains no harmful chemicals or ingredients and is completely natural carbon-neutral and eco-friendly; so of course these products immediately caught our eye. What they are extremely keen to point out is that their products are free from the dreaded 1,4 Dioxaine and Ethylene Oxide; basically they have created ALL their products to be free from any 'known' harmful chemicals.

I decided to use the Revival Body Wash and Daily Moisturiser Body Lotion in place of usual body wash and lotion. The body wash has a nice, gentle 'sea breezy' scent  and a good smooth texture that had the perfect amount of slip without leaving a residue. Revival Body Wash left me feeling fresh, clean and suitably moisurised with its citrusy smelling lotion.  I always think that the smell of my body lotion determines the sort of day ahead I'll have... i.e. citrusy smell puts a spring in my step where as something lavender calms and keeps my head clear for those all important meetings.  With this I truly felt quite zingy and could not have imagined a happier, and better smelling, way to start my day. Both of these products allowed me to pamper myself in the most natural and gentle way possible and still left me feeling clean and moisturised.

For more information on these eco-friendly and all natural products, you can go to their website. Their prices range from an affordable £5 to £8  for a generous sized 355ml bottle, and a list of shops to purchase their products at can be found on their website as well. We think that these products are unisex so nice to be able to 'share' these with your boyfriend/partner too - big plus point having less clutter in the bathroom!  Attitude Brand Revival Body Wash and Daily Moisturiser Body Lotion help you feel clean and refreshed all over, in the most natural way possible.

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