Groom Mates

Whether he’s a clean-cut father, a groom on his way down the aisle, or a grad scoring his degree, lots of men have good reason to look (and smell) their best this month. Get a boost from these products, or pick one up for the man in your life. (If you need reminding, Father’s Day is June 21.


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> Few scents are more synonymous with summer than citrus, and this new hair-and-body set from Every Man Jack wakes up the skin and keeps it fresh. Includes shampoo/conditioner, body bar, body wash — and a bonus toiletry bag. $9.99 at Target stores;

> You can’t get a much more macho name than Diesel, but Diesel Fuel for Life is actually a rather mild-smelling combination of star anise, raspberry, and heliotrope. Comes with a zip-up canvas pouch. $49.50/1.7-ounces. At fine fragrance counters.

> There are several fine men’s grooming products out there, but we’re partial to John Allan’s line. Thick shampoo ($18) gives thin or fine manes volume, and a dab of water-based Blu pomade ($21) tames hair in place without that stiff, over-gelled look. At Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy;

> Men tend to neglect the vulnerable, thin skin around their eyes, which can make their whole appearance haggard. But Clarins Men’s Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum reduces tired, puffy eyes, irons out fine lines, and adds radiance. $29. At Macy’s and Nordstrom stores;

> Shave the Planet gift set from Lush, in colorful comic-strip packaging, includes Shave the Planet Shaving Cream, Cosmetic Lad Moisturizer, Bamboo Soap, and Business Time Massage Bar. $29.95, Lush stores at Somerset Collection North, Troy, and Twelve Oaks, Novi. Also at Lush boutiques inside Macy’s at Lakeside and Twelve Oaks;

> It doesn’t replace a manicure, but this Two-Piece Grooming Kit from Tweezerman Pour Homme will keep nails presentable between spa trips. Includes a stainless-steel clipper and folding ceramic file in a leather case. $49.99. At Nordstrom stores;

> With handsome Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) fronting its ad campaign, the new Hugo Boss Element, with calone, ginger, coriander leaf, and cedarwood, is a fresh, crisp scent ideal for warmer weather. Comes in a cleverly designed oxygen bottle. $65/3-ounce spray. At fine fragrance counters.

> C.O. Bigelow is the nation’s oldest apothecary (since 1838), and it’s also among the best. Vitamin Boost Gel Cleanser ($10) gently washes the face. Follow it with All-in-One Protection Day Cream, SPF 25 ($19.50) for hydration. At select Bath & Body Works stores and

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