It’s 2020—there’s far more to bathing than there used to be

Baldi Home Jewels bathtubs

All bathtubs are not created equal—and Baldi Home Jewels makes some of the most impressive (and expensive) in the world. The made-to-order tubs produced by the 150-year-old Florentine brand are each crafted from a single boulder of crystal found in the Amazon jungle. These rocks, each of which weighs more than 10,000kg, are transported to Italy, cut in half, then whittled into shape by hand by a team of local artisans. Tamara Ecclestone is said to have ordered a particularly opulent bath with diamond-studded gold taps. Prices are rumoured to start at around US$1 million.

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Cirrus Spa Aromatherapy Shower Head

This innovative shower head by French brand Cirrus adds a soothing touch of aromatherapy to your daily routine. Fitted with replaceable capsules, which are made in France using 100% natural essential oils and organic ingredients, Cirrus’ three original blends are created to meet specific needs: comfort, refresh and stimulate. On top of jazzing up your shower with beautiful scents, the Cirrus Spa’s unique mineral filtering beads purify water and balance pH levels to give you clean, healthy skin and hair.

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Kohler Real Rain

As its name suggests, Kohler’s Real Rain shower head is designed to mimic the soothing feeling of rainfall, thanks to unique nozzle geometry that produces drops to make your shower sound, look and feel like a summer rainstorm. You can change your experience from a gentle drizzle to an exhilarating storm by selecting from varying sizes of raindrops, angles and velocity. The stylish square-shaped shower head comes in a variety of colours and finishes to suit your home.

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Gessi Pivate Wellness

The healing effects of certain colours—a science known as chromotherapy—has been incorporated into everything from Ayurveda to traditional Chinese medicine and even medical practices in ancient Egypt. One of the best ways to incorporate it into your daily routine is with Gessi’s Private Wellness shower head (pictured left). With the touch of a button, you can light up your shower with one of 36 available colours, each of which is available at a range of intensities.

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Bath Diamond

Friends Wayne Chang, Allen Chang and Michael Shir were night kayaking when, suddenly, the water lit up all around them. What they witnessed was a bloom of bioluminescent plankton—microscopic creatures that sometimes sparkle blue and green on the surface of the sea. Fascinated, the trio set out to research the phenomenon and, now, are bringing the experience to the comfort of your own bathtub. Their bath bomb, Bath Diamond, releases antioxidant-packed natural oils and bioluminescent luciferin and luciferase into your tub, creating a skin-soothing, nutrient-rich bath that glows like the sea the founders kayaked through. Just remember to turn off the lights.

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Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Take singing in the shower to the next level with this waterproof speaker from Bose. As well as delivering crisp sound, it has a battery that lasts up to six hours and a multi-function button to access Siri or Google Assistant, should you decide to change your tune. Whether it’s an energetic track to kick start your day or smooth jazz to ease you into the evening, having quality music as part of your shower routine is arguably one of life’s most underrated luxuries.

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Hermés towels

Hermés makes candy-coloured beach towels as intricately patterned as any of its famous silk scarves, but also quietly sells bath towels made from extra soft combed cotton. These are available plain or patterned and come in a range of neutral colours.

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