Picking out 50 of the best products from a sea of over 200 was no easy feat. We also set ourselves the challenge of picking products that you would use or, more specifically, products that were useful to you. Instead of speculating on your needs, we polled over 600 readers in an online survey to determine your grooming habits and the products you prefer. We made some interesting discoveries:
Gone, it seems, are the days of soap and water as 89 per cent of men now use a shower gel. When it comes to hairstyling, 87 per cent of men would rather use hair wax or gel. And the razor remains the preferred shaving tool by 68 per cent of men. Here are 2009’s 50 best grooming products…
From left to right:
1 WOODY SCENT
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren, $99 (50ml)
As its refreshing top notes begin to fade, this fragrance morphs into a robust and seductive scent that’s ideal for the night.
2 BOLD SCENT
Diesel Only the Brave, $75 (50ml)
A characteristic fragrance that makes itself felt. Use this whenever you want to be noticed, even in a crowd.
3 SPICY SCENT
Armani Attitude Extreme, $119 (75ml)
An intense and multi-layered concoction of various spices that forms a harmoniously oriental fragrance.
4 SUBTLE SCENT
Kenzo Power, $89 (60ml)
Contrary to its moniker, this fragrance is best described as lingering – enough to get you noticed – without being obstrusive.
5 CITRUS SCENT
DKNY Men, $85 (50ml)
Clean, citrus fragrances complement warm and humid weather because they help to keep you upbeat, even when you’re starting to
break a sweat.
6 FRESH SCENT
Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger, $75 (50ml)
This crisp fragance starts as an energising burst of freshness and tapers into a scent that’s playfully sexy.