International Men’s Day – Neiman Marcus x In Haute Pursuit

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Did you know that today is International Men’s Day? Add to calendar: November 19th. And while thou shalt not ignore the man in your life any other day, it’s always great to be reminded that we’re doing… something right! To help you appreciate that one special guy, Neiman Marcus* requested that I round up my favorite luxe lifestyle necessities that cover every modern grooming need. If you’re a guy reading this, treat yourself. Trust me on these recommendations – they’re pretty international. 😉

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Hermès Eau de néroli doré Hair & Body Shower Gel

Stylish and multi-tasking, this classic hair and body wash evokes a clean yet sharp aroma of Bitter Orange, Neroli and Saffron. Released earlier this year, this Hermès blend is one of my favorite casual and masculine citrus blends. Especially in-shower. Sharp, bright and classic, the scent lingers just enough to ensure you smell fresh, clean and a little bit spicy. This shower gel has depth. With an aesthetic that combines modern and classic, the bottle is a great addition to any guy’s bathroom. $43

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La Mer The Cleansing Gel

So you’re a bar of soap kinda guy? That’s cool. Keep that thing away from your face though. While washing your face is important, it is even more crucial to use the right formula. The La Mer Cleansing Gel is a non-drying, foaming option that works well before shaving, after the gym or anytime you shower really. It gently removes dirt, pollutants and excess oil for a perfectly clean, matte and refined appearance. Huge sensory perk: it smells like fresh cut grass. $90

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SK-II Facial Treatment Oil

The facial oil trend is impossible to escape and most guys may be familiar with the category, having encountered it in magazines or while shopping. The truth is they’re amazing and absolutely worth the hype. The grooming market segment is no doubt going to catch up very soon but in the meantime, pick up a bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Oil. Infused with the brand’s legendary Pitera™ (skin firming and radiance boosting sake ferment), the formula boasts ultra hydrating Squalane, Jojoba, Avocado and Rice Bran Oils to nourish and protect dull, stressed skin. Barely scented, it is the most unisex option out there. Shake the bottle, dispense a few drops and press into clean skin before bedtime. It’s genius. $150

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Fresh Ancienne Soft Cream

Reality check: moisturizer is important. It’s actually a non-negotiable step in even the most basic grooming regimen. Rougher and thicker, male skin especially benefits from additional hydration, which results in a fresher, younger and more rested complexion. A handsome jar of Fresh Ancienne Soft Cream has been a constant in my medicine cabinet the past few years. Packed with Vitamin E and countless plant extracts, it prevents weather related dryness and irritation. Fantastic this time of year, the formula is completely non-greasy and sports a light scent. If you’re over thirty, you need it. $290 

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Natura Bissé Essential Shock Mask

You need the Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Mask and here’s why: when you are hungover, have gotten less sleep than you need, or simply aren’t looking the part but still have to face your boss, significant other or the world, this treatment literally brings you back from the dead in fifteen minutes flat. Slap it on, let it dry, wash it off. It’s superb. Packed with skin resurfacing acids and revitalizing botanicals, it has a fresh pineapple aroma, rinses off easily and delivers impressive results. Pro tip: keep it in the fridge for an extra power boost. $44 ←- best deal

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Petit Matin

Once in awhile, I am lucky to come across a fragrance so different that I almost don’t want to share it with the world. Such is Petit Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian and you’re welcome. Unisex and truly intriguing on a man, Petit Matin delivers an opulent medley of Italian Lemon, Lavender, Orange Blossom and Musk to evoke its inspiration: “the delightful freshness of an early morning in Paris.” Elegant and approachable, this remarkable fragrance blends citrus, floral and spicy notes seamlessly for a clean, catchy drydown. Subtle yet very much present, Petit Matin is my favorite Eau de parfum find of the year. $215

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Diptyque Feu de Bois

Very few candles are a fit any guy’s living space. The spot on fireplace aroma of Diptyque Feu de Bois adds a sophisticated finishing touch to every home decor and aesthetic. With a potent cold throw (that’s when you can smell the wax without the candle burning), it is a fantastic addition to even the smallest bathroom, especially if you’re planning to have friends over this holiday season. Winter staycation? Lit in the bedroom = log cabin vibes. $62

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Available at NeimanMarcus.com.

*disclousre: I was compensated for curating the above edit and received all items free of charge

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