Ferdi C. Salvador is mad about fragrances, soaps and skincare products | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

CLINIQUE bar for men
CLINIQUE bar for men

Whether you’re looking to have a party that makes the headlines or an event your guests will talk about for years to come, the organizer at the top of the list should be Ferdi C. Salvador, Manila’s party planner to the stars and expert on all things upscale.


Thank goodness I can get my hands on… many fragrances. My bathroom counter would have had stretch marks now if it could. Generally, for the day, I prefer citrus scents and prefer muskier/vanilla based scents for the evening.


The current favorites I rotate: Astier de Villate-Eau Chic, Creed Virgin Island Water, Silver Mountain, Neroli Sauvage and Aventus, Guerlain-Tiare Mimosa and Johnson’s Baby Cologne—all the variants! Also, Santa Maria de Novella Cologne, Zen Zest Silver, Hierbas de Ibiza, Hierbas de Mallorca Gendarme.


I like to experiment with skincare products. I use stuff like… Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Facial Fuel Cleanser, Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic, Facial Fuel No Shine Hydrator and Fuel Moisturizer SPF 15; Clarins Men’s Ab Firming and Men’s Smooth Shave; Lancôme eye creams, Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15, La Mer anti-aging night cream, L’Occitane Verbena Lotion, Co Bigelow Lotions and Aesop Moroccan Neroli post shave lotion. I know it’s a lot for a man, but hey, wait till I’m 300 years old and then check out my skin!


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I love collecting… hotel and airline toiletry kits, because they help curb my expenditures on personal-care items. Here are some that I love: Acca Kappa from Discovery Country Suites; Molton Brown from Discovery Shores Boracay; Hermès from Madarin Hotel; Bulgari from the Shangri-La Group; Ren from Upper House HK; JK from JK place Florence; Bliss from W Hotels; Acca Kappa from Cathay Pacific; Kiehl’s from Singapore Airlines; Bulgari from Emirates; and La Prairie from Etihad.


I’m big on… facial cleansers and bath soaps, I use brands like Kiehl’s exfoliating soaps; Ilog Maria—I’m obsessed with the whole range of soaps; L’Occitane’s soaps; Zenutrients’ Organic line; Goat Milk organic soaps; Tea Tree Organic Soaps; Bulgari Green Tea Soap; Clinique dermalogical bar.


Top tip


Events expert Ferdi Salvador knows it’s important to look your very best when meeting clients. Lack of sleep can take a toll on your physical appearance, giving you eye bags and puffiness the very next morning.


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