Necessary Luxury: Evan Lysacek

James Wojcik

A highly personal inventory of essential items

Figure skater and 2010 Olympic gold medalist

I’m constantly on the road so I don’t keep too many things at home, but I do have hundreds of books. When I travel for training I pack mostly sweats, but I have some Ralph Lauren cashmere socks that I love. My Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch is crucial to staying on schedule—something I’m not very good at. My pre-competition ritual is always the same: I light a Cire Trudon candle, chew Orbit peppermint gum, and spray on cologne by Creed. I like Virgin Island Water for spring and summer, but I was wearing the Impérial Millésime scent when I won the gold.