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MAN UP; Grooming gifts and some serious skincare, this week I bring you something for the boys. No more pinching your products, ladies. This is a man-only zone..and they like beauty too, you know.

Byline: CRAIG ALEXANDER WILSON

THE SCENT SELECTION

This week I have picked a couple of scents that are among my favourites. John Varvatos, 200ml Classic Deluxe Limited Edition Eau De Toilette is PS75. The scent is a cult classic with West Indian tamarind tree leaves, medjool date fruit, coriander seed templar, clary sage flower, rich woods of balsamic, amber, leather, sandalwood and a touch of vanilla. It is exclusive to Debenhams.

Also check out Davidoff's The Game. The 60ml gift set, complete with a 75 ml hair and body wash. This woody scent, with gin fizz, juniper berries and blackwood pulls the powerful scent together. It's a real statement fragrance and one for those who like to be noticed. From Boots

CELEB SKIN

DAVID GANDY - A'KIN PURE RADIANCE ROSEHIP OILPS16

Male supermodel David, right, revealed rosehip oil is the secret to keeping his skin in tip-top condition. Taking over 90 flights a year, David admitted his skin gets dehydrated but the oil, given to him by an Australian make-up artist, seemed "to do wonders". Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A, E and omega essential fatty acids and sinks into the skin without leaving it greasy. Go to www.feelunique.com

COWSHED BULLOCKS FOR MEN DUO GIFT SET PS38

If your fella fancies himself as a prize bull, this is the treat for him. It includes the Bullocks Bracing body wash and soothing moisturiser. Enriched with essential oils to replenish and restore. www.cow shedonline.com

Great giveaway

BLACK & WHITE WAX

This hair wax was a bit of a cult classic - and also the first hair product I remember the barber using on me as a young 'un.

This is a vintage brand, first made in the 1920s, and was a favourite of Elvis Presley's.

Uh huh, that's right. And to celebrate this week's For The Boys feature, I have teamed up with Black & White to give away eight for free. Just answer this question for your chance to win:

Where was model David Gandy born?

a) Barnsley

b) Billericay

c) Bradford

d) Bathgate

Send your answer to competition@sundaymail. co.uk by Tuesday.

SMOOTH OPERATOR KIEHL'S FACIAL FUEL HEAVY LIFTING ANTI-WRINKLE MOISTURISER PS38

A dual-action moisturiser to hydrate and firm the skin and reduce wrinkles. This is powered by linseed extract to penetrate men's skin. It's not just girls who want to turn back the hands of time and this is a great anti-ager.

From Kiehls at House of Fraser or www.kiehls.co.uk

ESPA MEN'S GROOMING COLLECTION PS25

Some marvellous minis make up this perfectly priced set. Includes deep cleansing Clarifying Scrub, Dual Action Shavemud, Post Shave Rescuer and the Hydrator. Great as a gym kit if your man travels.A little slice of an espa facial any time, any place, anywhere! www.espaskincare.com

BE BRONZED

Tom Ford Skincare is the latest launch from the king of cool. Packaged in his signature style, these are more than just beautiful boxes and premium packaging. The ingredients and key features set this up for some serious skincare.

Naturally I was drawn to this, the Men's Bronzing Gel, at a time of year we all crave some colour.

Tom designed it so it gives skin a touch of colour, as if you have spent a few minutes in the sun. More of a flush of colour than full-on tan. PS35, from House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.

GET TRIM

BABYLISS SUPER STUBBLE PS59.06

I abandoned wet shaving a couple of years ago and only really do it once or twice a year. The rest of the time, I would run the clippers over my stubble and I've even tried some electric razors. If I'm honest, I've never found one that really gives me that well-groomed, subtle stubble look. Until now. This handy shaver with its moveable head glides over the face and trims in a fuss and pain-free fashion. If I want to change the length of my beard, I just touch a button and it's done digitally. By far the best trimmer on the market. From John Lewis and Argos.

This week, it's a boy zone. I've got some great male grooming gifts, a fab giveaway and there is even a celeb fav too.
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