On trial this week - Father's Day

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, the bd team cornered the males in their life to talk about their favourite men’s products.

Giorgio Armani

I like this fragrance because the scent lasts all day. It smells very masculine and expensive, and I like that I can smell it on me. I find that Giorgio Armani Essenza is quite similar to the original Giorgio Armani fragrance, but is a lot more intense. I would wear the perfume to work or at night – I wouldn’t wear it casually. The clear glass bottle is quite heavy, which adds to the luxury of the product. I would buy this fragrance again. – Mitch, Liz’s boyfriend

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Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Sport

This is a good fragrance to wear casually, during the day or on weekends. It is more of a sporty, casual fragrance that has a fresh, masculine smell. I like that the fragrance isn’t too overpowering. Its frosted glass bottle and black cap gives the spray a sporty look. - Mitch, Liz’s boyfriend

This daily moisturiser has a good texture and isn't sticky when it's applied to the skin. I found it refreshing to put on, and the formula spread easily with just two of the small pumps covering my whole face. I used this for four weeks and think it added moisture to my skin over that time, and I even had a comment that I looked younger! I also like the black packaging of this range. – Ben, Michelle’s boyfriend

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Men Body & Face Lotion

I’ve used the Palmer’s unisex lotion before and liked it, so was happy to try out the man’s version. With this product, a little goes a long way so don’t use too much or the smell will become over-powering. The pump pack means it has easy application and I like the bottle design – the silver looks very manly! – Josh, Yelena’s housemate

L'Oréal Men Expert Hyrda-Energetic X-Treme Taurine Shot

I use this cream after shaving and to moisturise my face in the mornings. I get some pretty good shaving rash at times, so it helps to relieve the itchiness. It has a fresh smell and is a good substitute for cologne. - Charlie, Lucy’s brother

Sensitive Shaving Foam

I love this product. It seems to be less irritable than other brands and smells nice. Also the bottle seems to last forever. I will definitely buy this product at the supermarket. - James, Lucy’s boyfriend