World Series

No matter which side of the equator you’re on, these global grooming goods hit a home run.

From the crystalized, ice-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, to the torrid, cacti-populated deserts of South America — these guy-friendly cosmetic characters shine on a global counter space. Whether curated from or created in a faraway land, well-traveled wonders are bottled into every cream, splash and capsule in this crop. Call it our United Nations of refining agents, or a mini, men’s beauty Olympics of sorts, these foreign names are ready to face off.

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MIDDLE EAST / SOUTHEAST ASIA Afar influences on an American name. Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Oud is a hypnotic blend of precious spices, rich woods and smoky oud. When ignited, oud—a rare ingredient derived from the Middle East and Southeast Asia's exotic Agarwood trees—emits an intensely mesmerizing scent. Valued at approximately 1.5 times that of gold, oud is one of haute perfumery's most exquisite materials. $125 at ralphlauren.com

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