5 male scent sensations to freshen up your grooming routine
Cologne is the key staple in every male travel washbag, but smelling great goes much further than just being overzealous with the eau de toilette du jour. There are a host of products specifically targeted towards men, to help you smell great while on your adventure of cultural curation. To keep sun-kissed skin feeling buffed and polished, Kiehl’s invigorating exfoliating soap bar, formulated with jojoba seed powder and pumice, does the trick. With notes of cedarwood, sandalwood and eucalyptus, this woody scented body cleanser is a much-welcomed level-up from your repeat-buy supermarket shower gel.
For those on a city break, talc is essential to avoid the dreaded tourist chafing. Lush o ers a range of dusting powders, including Dirty, which is blended with evergreen thyme, crisp rosemary and spearmint oil to help keep you dry and fresh throughout the day. If you want to try and maintain sun and sea indulged skin’s hydration, take a look at L’Occitane’s zingy and lightweight verbena perfumed body lotion. Combining vitamin E with verbena’s mood-boosting properties, this replenishing milk works to restore the skin’s lost moisture while plumping for a youthful look.
Taming unruly beards and moustaches, Le Labo’s plant-based beard oil is infused with fresh bergamot and lavender and cool violet and tonka bean. This trusty paraben-free, phthalate-free and artificial colourant-free oil works keeps hair smoothed, moisturised and smelling delightful. Intent on sticking with a trusty spritz?
Our summer cologne of choice is the quintessentially British, light and fresh, Basil and Neroli Cologne by Jo Malone. Available in a handy 30ml travel size, this playful and flirty scent, with a white musk base note, is perfect for hand luggage-only getaway. It’s enough to make you dig out your passport.