Gifts For Him For Valentine’s Day!

It is hard to find a great gift for guys on Valentine’s Day.  Many of them don’t love stuffed bears and flowers (but chocolates…?).

A very romantic gift is personal care products for him.  Below I have highlighted a luxe shaving kit and colognes that will make him smell amazing!

The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush
The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush

The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush ($120 USD) —

The Full Size Kit includes all four elements of The Perfect Shave®, Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, a Shaving Brush, and our After-Shave Balm. The combination of these quality ingredients, handcrafted accessories, and expert shaving technique provides optimal closeness while helping ward against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks and cuts, while leaving behind a soft and smooth face.


  • (1) Lavender Pre-Shave Oil (2 oz)
  • (1) Lavender Shaving Cream (5 oz)
  • (1) Black Pure Badger Shaving Brush
  • (1) Lavender After-Shave Balm (3.3 oz)

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Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc ($45 1 fl. oz.) is the signature classic that mirrors the intricate construction of the classic white polo shirt. Clean grapefruit, sensually pure tuberose, and masculine suede radiate a timeless masculinity.

Lacoste L.12.12 Noir ($45 1 fl. oz.)  is an intense, refreshing fragrance inspired by warm summer evenings; refreshing watermelon and lively basil intensified by patchouli, all beautifully wrapped in the smooth texture of dark chocolate.

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Nautica Voyage Sport
Nautica Voyage Sport

Nautica Voyage Sport ($62.50 3.4 fl. oz.) — captures the mind, body and heart it takes to endure and push beyond one’s own limits. The new fragrance speaks to the man with a competitive spirit, who commits to every task. It opens with pure, cool accents of Sea Spray Accord and Sea Salt.  This invigorating breath of fresh air is enhanced with doses of spicy Coriander and crisp Citrus Zest. The heart is a powerful aromatic combination of Geranium, Green Peppercorn, Apple and Palm Leaves, reinforcing the fragrance’s bold and lush freshness. The base is a vibrant and magnetic blend of Brazil Wood, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver.

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What are you giving your man for Valentine’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Fab Fall Fragrances For 2012 For Ladies and Gentlemen!

There are a bunch of new fragrances out for Fall — and Pacifica has some great fall scents!  Check out these (for women and men)!

Pacifica Mexican Cocoa Spray Perfume

Mexican Cocoa Spray Perfume ($22 USD) This passionate blend has the rich, dark scent of Mexican Chocolate at its base. Rounded out with mild notes of bitter Almond, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla, this beloved Pacifica classic is indulgent, warm and delicious.

Fun, fresh and fantastic, Pacifica Spray Perfume is made with natural, pure grain alcohol (corn-sourced and gluten-free) and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends with essential and natural oils. In passionate and tempting Mexican Cocoa, it’s sexy, easy to wear and lovely to layer!

Beyoncé Midnight Heat

Beyoncé Midnight Heat ($49 1.7 fl oz) is the third addition to the icon’s popular fragrance collection. The sultry, sensual scent exudes confidence and is perfect to spritz on before heading out into the crisp, cool air of a fall evening.Beyoncé Midnight Heat features the exotic Purple Mokara Orchid, a longtime symbol of love, beauty and strength, which emits a rich, addictive aroma that continually reveals itself on the skin. Available at Macy’s.


Playboy VIP for Her

Playboy VIP for Her ($17 1 fl oz) is a joyful fragrance full of floral contrasts and sparkling ingredients that surprise and thrill. A scintillating mélange of subtle musk and sandalwood,Playboy VIP for Her delivers a lingering, tempting scent that you will want to wear all season long. Available at drugstores nationwide.

Closer by Halle Berry

Closer by Halle Berry (1.7 fl oz – $35) is a fresh floral fragrance that blends the traditionally masculine fougere accord with tantalizing floral notes. The result of this fusion is a woodsy floral fougere that’s ideal for the fall season. Utterly beguiling and seductive, Closer by Halle Berry marks a rare, unique approach to women’s  fragrance. Available at drugstores nationwide.

For the guys:

GUESS Seductive Homme Blue

GUESS Seductive Homme Blue ($49 1.7 oz) is an elegant oriental scent that simply oozes sex appeal. Reminiscent of a cool and invigorating ocean breeze, this woodsy fragrance fuses the laid-back feel of summer with the exhilarating vibe of fall. Available at Fine department stores, GUESS retail stores and

Nautica Aqua Rush

Nautica Aqua Rush  ($65 3.4 fl oz) is a blend of spicy, crisp, woodsy notes that are perfect for the refreshing fall season. Bold, masculine and powerful,Aqua Rush embodies what it means to be a man who lives life to the fullest.  Available at Macy’s department stores and other fine retailers nationwide.

These are all fairly affordable and smell great.  It might sound funny, but my 80-year-old mother-in-law loves the Playboy VIP for Her fragrance because it is light and fresh.  It is really nice!

The Pacifica fragrance is the opposite, but no less lovely.  It is rich and fall-ish.  It will also be great for cold winter nights!

And stand out for me (and on my hubby) is the Nautica Aqua Rush.  The bottle is really cool and so is the scent!

So try a new scent — and enjoy!

Father’s Day Fragrance and Body Care Gift Guide

Time to buy Dad something fragrant and/or good for his skin and hair.  This Father’s Day (or for his birthday or the holidays later this year) stray from the usual tie or wallet purchase and give him a nice new scent or personal care item.  He will thank you (or at least the other women in his life will)!

Some great products are:

Otter Creek Realtree Set

Otter Creek Realtree Set ($59 USD) — This is the essential set for Realtree® fans and hunters. Includes five (5) different Otter Creek products, each in a different official Realtree pattern. Includes:
One 8 oz. tube of Grit Happens (Scrubbing Body Wash)

One 8 oz. tube of Sasq(wash) (Shampoo + Body Wash)

One 8 oz. tube of Hair of the Dog – Evergreen Scent (Shampoo)

One 3 oz. tube of Camotion (Face Moisturizer)

One 0.18 oz. tube of Duck Call Primer (Moisturizing Lip Balm)

* This is a great deal! Bought individually these items would cost $81!  Purchase at

Soul 2 Soul

SOUL2SOUL Tim McGraw ($31.50 / 1.7 fl oz) is a fresh, modern and sexy aromatic woodsy fragrance. The scent opens with notes of Spicy Bergamot and White Pepper balanced with a Blackberry Brandy accord. At the heart of the fragrance is the Everlasting Flower wrapped in a classic blend of Oak Tree, Saffron and Cilantro. The deep synergy of sensual woods and musks provides the fragrance’s final encore. The scent is housed in a sleek, masculine bottle with strong, architectural facets that complement the modern refinement of the carton’s subtle starbust design. The contemporary gunmetal grey carton and bottle are balanced with polished silver design elements.

And for yourself, try SOUL2SOUL Faith Hill ($31.50 / 1.7 fl oz) — a romantic, elegant, radiant fruity floral fragrance. The scent opens with sparkling fruits like Georgia White Peach and Grapefruit, leading to a passionate heart of Everlasting Flower, Princess Rose and Lotus Flower. The fragrance dries down to a soft and intoxicating blend of cucumber, balanced with sensual sandalwood. The luminous fragrance is captured in a sophisticated, feminine bottle with accents of gold and pearl white. A captivating starbust incorporated in the bottle’s design complements the radiant gold carton’s subtle starbust accent.  I love this light, fresh scent!

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Nautica Aqua Rush

Nautica Aqua Rush ($65 USD 3.4 fl oz).  Take him back to summers at the shore or on the lake with Aqua Rush, a bold, masculine and powerful fragrance that evokes the steadfast character of the classic seafarer. At once spicy and fresh, crisp and woody, Aqua Rush epitomizes what it means to be a man without limits. The energetic scent opens with brisk top notes of Sea Breeze accord and Yuzu splash with a twist of spicy-sweet Coriander. The fragrance’s heart uncovers notes of Watermint, Clary Sage Absolute and Violet Leaves. The scent is anchored by masculine notes of Amberwood, Water Musks and Teak Wood.

Nautica Aqua Rush is available at Macy’s department stores and other fine retailers.

aveda men pure-formance™ grooming essentials kit  ($32.50 USD) — Contains trial-sized products offered at an introductory price point, allowing men to easily try a range of top-selling favorites within the Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ line.  The Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Grooming Essentials Kit comprises Dual Ac­tion Aftershave, Shampoo, Conditioner, and Grooming Clay.

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