Don't worry — it won't leave your mouth smelling like beer. That said, Atlantic Farms Hops Lip Balm ($7) is made using that favorite of beer flavorings, hops. The process starts by steeping citrusy, potent varieties of hops in virgin olive oil, which is then blended with coconut and hempseed oils, as well as organic beeswax. Finally, the mixture is enriched with vitamin E, has its flavor added, and is then finished with finely ground hops to improve the texture and provide a hoppy finish — just like your favorite IPA.
Smell like a man this summer by spraying on some Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ($80). This masculine fragrance does a particularly great job of balancing fruity scents like bergamot and grapefruit with spices like chili pepper and saffron, with a handful of manly smells like leather and tobacco thrown in for good measure. Oh, and it comes in a custom built grenade bottle, just so you don't get it confused with your less-explosive colognes.
It's time to step up your shave game. Co-founded by one of the guys who started Warby Parker, Harry's is a new company that aims to shake up the grooming world, giving guys "a great shave at a fair price". Their launch collection includes two expertly-designed and super ergonomic razors — The Truman ($10) and The Winston ($20) — plus 5-blade replacement cartridges ($2) made by German engineers, and a special shave cream ($8) that's full of good vitamins and extracts. You can order all the Harry's stuff separately, or you can get everything in a set. Sayonara, stubble.
Tired of your hands smelling like cucumbers, orange blossom, or whatever other feminine fragrance happens to be in the soap around your house? Pick yourself up some ManHands Manly Scented Soap ($6). These uniquely scented, handmade soaps come in amazing manly scents like beer, cash, bacon, bonfire, top soil, baseball glove, fresh cut grass, and muscle rub. The only downside? They're bar-only, so if you're looking for a pump soap to replace the liquid lavender by the bathroom sink, you're SOL.
What do the machines have over your own hands? The ability to vibrate on demand. Fix that problem with Hello Touch ($65). Powered by a (relatively) slim wristband, these powerful fingertip vibrators are like a Power Glove for the bedroom. Just make sure your partner is cool with it first — because no one likes an uninvited cyborg in the sack.
If you still haven't picked up a Nike+ Fuelband or Jawbone Up, you ought to add the Fitbit Flex ($100) to your list of fitness trackers to check out. Like the others, the Flex is designed to be worn on your wrist, and tracks your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes, and quality of sleep, all of which it syncs to your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth 4.0. It can even vibrate to wake you up gently. Arriving this Spring in a variety of stylish colors.
Not feeling the watch-based movement and health trackers? Check out the Withings Smart Activity Tracker ($TBA). Able to slim into a pocket or into the included belt clip or arm band, it tracks heart rate, steps taken, strides run, distances covered, calories burned, and quality of sleep, all in a tiny 8 gram form factor. Other features include an OLED touchscreen display, a rear-mounted heart rate sensor, a two-week battery life, micro USB port for charging, and Bluetooth 4.0 for low-power wireless syncing to the Withings Health Mate App. Arriving Q1 2013.
You won't be using it to train for the World's Strongest Man competition, but if all you're looking for is enough weight to keep tone while you're sitting at your desk, the Alias Barbell ($150-$200) is all you need. Available in 1kg (2.2lbs) or 2kg (4.4lbs) varieties, these sleek fitness implements are made from chromed casting brass, and feature thermoplastic rubber on the ends to keep your desk — and the weight — from getting scratched up. Designed by the one and only Philippe Starck.
We all know that while there are many fine fragrances out there, few can begin to compare to the perfection of bacon. Now you can wear that scent proudly by working up a rich lather of Bacon Shaving Cream ($15). Crafted by the bacon masters at J&D's, this high-end cream includes moisturizers and essential oils to leave your skin feeling great and heat-activated aromatic technology to ensure that you smell like wonderful, glorious bacon for hours.
Why should you have to wear your activity tracker on your wrist? The Misfit Shine ($80) is a quarter-sized sensor that hooks up to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device via magic. Or actually, some sort of new sync paradigm where all you need to do is set it on your device. It's also crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and sports a built-in clip, which makes you wonder if it isn't a secret Apple skunkworks project gone rogue.
Everything else in your house seems to connect to your smartphone, so why not your scale? The Withings WS-30 Wireless Scale ($130) sports built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to let you keep track of your weight and BMI via the company's own app or one of the 60 other apps that support it. After each weigh-in, it automatically uploads and syncs your weight data, but that's not its only trick — it also automatically calibrates itself while you're away, helps keep you in the same position for accurate measurements, and gets to know your weight, so it knows if it's you on the scale or your roommate/spouse/overly curious dog.
It's Movember once again, which means its time to get that two-week growth in check. Man's Face Stuff Moustache Wax ($5-$28) makes it easy. Handmade in facial hair mecca Portland, Oregon, it's weather-resistant, and comes in a variety of subtle scents — the tobacco and coffee infused All Nighter, Gin & Tonic, the crisp, cologne-inspired Stiff Breeze, the cinnamon-tinted Red Hot, and unscented for all you purists out there.