With this Valentine’s grooming routine guide, you’ll be looking top-notch for your date.

There are two types of men on Valentine’s Day – those who have plans and those who don’t. We know you’re the latter, and we’ve got you covered with a list of the best rooftop restaurants for a great view and the latest bars to have a drink after your dinner date. Once that’s done, all you need to work on is yourself.

With our foolproof grooming guide that will have you looking and smelling dashing, your date will have no choice but to fall head over heels in love with you – all over again, if you’re in a relationship.

Now, go spread the love with our handy grooming routine.

Pick out a classic fragrance

Our pick: BOSS Bottled Classic, RM357

No man’s grooming routine is complete without the perfect scent. It’s always a good choice to go with a classic, timeless scent that can withstand trends. The classic BOSS Bottled fragrance is precisely this with top notes of apple and citrus, followed by floral and spicy heart notes of pelargonium, warm cinnamon, and cloves. Towards the end of the day, the scent unfolds into something warmer and more masculine – sandalwood, vetiver, and cedar – the perfect sexy end to your date night.

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Moisturise well

Our pick: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer, RM129

It wouldn’t be ideal if your date cuddled up close to you only to see dry patches of skin on your face. Remedy that with a fuss-free lightweight moisturiser like the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer.

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Get a quick haircut

Our pick: The Royal Cut at Truefitt & Hill, RM115

One of the key experiences for a man at iconic barbershop Truefitt & Hill is The Royal Cut. It’s the full grooming experience encapsulating a haircut and shampoo by its highly-trained team of barbers, trimmed down to suit the busy lifestyles of the modern man.

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Relieve chapped lips

Our pick: Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter, RM36

One of the biggest turn-offs during a date is reaching in to kiss your date, only to have her reel backwards in horror because of your chapped lips. If you don’t carry lip balm around, you definitely should start in 2020. Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter is a handy one to tote around, and it offers four hours of long-lasting moisture thanks to its concoction of kokum, shea, and cocoa butter.

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Keep your sweet words smelling fresh

Our pick: Marvis Classic Mint Mouthwash Spearmint, RM79

Whispering sweet nothings into your date’s ears is both sensual and romantic. Keep it that way with fresh breath from an artisanal mouthwash, like the Marvis Classic Mint Mouthwash Spearmint. This one has a cool, sparkling peppermint sensation and contains natural extracts in its formulation.

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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.