We can all agree that a good fragrance goes beyond just smelling great and being a conversation starter.

Finding the right scent can make you feel more attractive and confident, but also cement itself as an invisible part of your personal style. If you’re looking to make a good first impression, smelling good is half the battle won, and a productive day always begins by awakening your senses with a spritz of your favourite scent.

Making this masculine freshness last all day isn’t as demanding as you think, and it really only takes a two-step skincare regiment to ensure you’re fresh-faced and ready for all the challenges the day holds. You’ll also want to have your favourite cologne close at hand for a refreshing boost while you’re out and about— after all, there are few things as empowering as evocative than a fragrance you can call your own.

Here, a few simple tips on how you can elevate your day, whether it’s at the office, at an after-hours event or even a casual weekend away.

Start the day right

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The BOSS man knows exactly what he needs to succeed, and his competitive, driven, and ambitious nature is perfectly encapsulated in BOSS Bottled. Designed for the modern Man of Today in mind, this classic is a delicate balance of freshness with fruity top notes, and warmth with a spicy-floral heart. Its base note — a beautiful harmony of sandalwood, cedar, and vetiver — is masculine and sensuous without being overwhelming, so you can start your day off with absolute confidence.

Empower your skin

Finding a skincare regimen that works for you is imperative when it comes to making a good impression, both at work or over the weekend. Time is precious, so those who shun the labour-intensive process of lathering on a million products will appreciate Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser. The one-step facial cleanser is a trailblazing multi-tasker that gently deep cleans pores and tones the skin with every wash, thanks to its unique meadowfoam seed oil formulation.

The second — and final step — is to follow up with the brand’s Renewed Hope in a Jar water cream, an ultra-lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly, and promises all-day hydration without that dreaded stickiness or greasiness mid-day. The oil-free, paraben-free hyaluronic acid formula is infused with the brand’s hydra-glow complex, Norwegian glacial water, and pineapple extract to replenish dehydrated skin, giving you a healthy glow that comes from within.

Stay fresh all day

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Whether you’re hitting the gym for a quick workout or acing that lunch meeting, know that smelling fresh is just a quick spritz away. BOSS Bottled On-the-Go Sprays reinterpret the scents of the iconic BOSS Bottled and BOSS Bottled Tonic for the busy urban explorer. Both iterations see air-powered sprays with a 360-degree nozzle to deliver the fragrances from any angle — perfect for that quick, discreet pick-me-up whenever needed. Besides, it doesn’t hurt that the handy 100ml aluminium bottles are sleek enough for its very own spot on the desk or in your bag.

Get organised

We get it — staying organised on a busy day can be challenging. You don’t want to be fumbling around with your holdall all day, so keep your essentials close and neatly packed with a good washbag. This buttery-soft grained Italian leather option will stand up to the wear and tear of regular travel, with understated branding and plenty of room within to hold your favourite products.

Shatricia Nair
Deputy Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.