Claude Laframboise of LOULOU Magazine Shares His Grooming Favourites

With guys less covert about their visits to the cosmetics counter, we asked guest editor Claude Laframboise—fashion director at LOULOU—to reveal his manly grooming must-haves

Claude Laframboise

Claude Laframboise

(PHOTO: IVAN ENGLER)

(PHOTO: IVAN ENGLER)

1 — Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle, from $13. “I don’t trust foam in a can. This rich formula lubricates without being oily.”

2 — Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte Eau de Cologne, $106, 100 mL. “I am a fragrance enthusiast
with a collection of more than 100, so narrowing it down to one is impossible. However, this is an all-time favourite.”

3 — Anthony Facial Scrub, $43. “It gently does what the cheeky label says it will (removes ‘irrelevant skin’) and is packed with natural goodies, including aloe vera, algae and chamomile.”

4 — Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo, $56. “This lightweight shampoo leaves hair soft and silky, with no residue.”

5 — Clarisonic Alpha Fit, $199, available March 2016. “I do not believe in over-scrubbing, but this gentle brush won me over for when I want an extra-clean feeling. It also works great as a pre-shave prep step.”

6 — Diptyque Revitalizing Shower Gel for Body and Hair, $45, at Holt Renfrew. “I’m a fan of Diptyque’s singular scents, and this peppermint and bergamot shower gel is a luxurious way to start the day.”

7 — Lancôme Men Génific HD Youth Activating Concentrate, $64. “A high-tech formula in sleek packaging—I prefer a pump dispenser for skincare—with anti-aging properties. What’s not to love?”

8 — Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette, $74, 60 mL. “Despite the name, this new Sauvage is not a variation on the 1966 Eau Sauvage, but it does share its crisp citrus notes.”

9 — CW Beggs and Sons Face Wash, $18. “I like dishes squeaky clean, not my face. This soft formula lathers just enough and leaves skin feeling fresh, not stripped.”