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6 Feel-Good Men’s Fragrances To Keep You Smelling Fresh On Dates

Your new go-to scents to make sure you smell and feel fine when you’re wining and dining with your other half.

By Chris Ong      23 June 2021

Now that we’re allowed to dine out, there’s even greater reason to get ourselves looking and smelling dandy for our outings for two, be it with the bae or with a family member. It not only shows you care for yourself (and the other party), but also helps you get out of the funk – mentally, physically and olfactorily – that you could be facing in these socially-distanced times. Pick any one of these 6 to spritz on before (and after) your dining-out dates to keep the bad blues and food aromas away for the day.

Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled United Eau de Parfum
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Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled United Eau de Parfum – Limited Edition (100 ml), $134

Hugo Boss is an ever dependable fragrance brand for most men, and this parfum is an ever dependable and special fragrance from the brand. It is limited edition, comes in a glossy gunmetal black bottle, and is meant to celebrate the start of the 2021 soccer season (meaning it’s the must-get-now scent for footballers and football-crazed fans). Smell-wise, it’s sporty-fresh and masculine, with top notes of blood orange and South African buchu (an ancient herb and medical remedy); heart notes of spearmint, peppermint and orris concrete (distilled essential oil derived from irises); and base notes of vetiver, patchouli and cashmeran (a little-bit-spicy, a little-bit-musky and a little-bit-powdery synthetic odorant).

Available at Sephora stores, multiple locations, www.sephora.sg

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Burberry Weekend For Men Eau de Toilette Spray
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Burberry Weekend For Men Eau de Toilette Spray (100 ml), $128

Your Saturdays may be relaxed, but it pays to smell good, still. Impress your sweetheart with a fragrance that is suitably named with the weekend in mind, such as this one from the Brit storied luxury house Burberry. It opens with a blast of citrus – mandarin orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and melon – maturing with sandalwood and oak moss and then mellowing to a pleasant and summery amber and honey. Fresh and sweet enough for any kind of casual day outings, especially picnics.

Available at VIIMART

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive 12% off men’s fragrances or $30 off $150 site-wide at VIIMART. Click here for more information.


Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige All Over Body Spray
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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige All Over Body Spray (150 ml), $112

Like Tom Ford’s super luxe fragrances but find their prices a tad too much of a strain on your pocket? Then settle for this lighter but more affordable version of its best-selling Soleil Neige. While it is meant as a companion to the citrus-floral musk original (for amplifying or “touching up” during the day when wearing the scent), you can also use this as a stand-alone body mist for when you just want to come across as “lightly scented” and not heavily bathed in perfume when meeting for eats with your other half. What makes up this concoction: Bergamot, carrot seed, Turkish rose, musk, benzoin and creamy vanilla.

Available at Sephora stores, multiple locations, www.sephora.sg

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The Body Shop White Musk for Men Eau de Toilette
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The Body Shop White Musk for Men Eau de Toilette (100 ml), $45

In case you somehow missed this day-to-night fragrance (it was launched sometime back in 2007), it’s the men’s version of the popular women’s White Musk evergreen by The Body Shop. It is both a classic and your go-to, for days when you have no idea what to spritz on. It is any-occasion-worthy (and also, a possible unisex EDP even if it’s meant for the guys), with its blend of soft lavender, citrusy geranium, warm musk and smooth sandalwood, housed within an indigo bottle.

Available at The Body Shop stores, multiple locations, www.thebodyshop.com/en-sg

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Carolina Herrara 212 Men Heroes Forever Young Eau de Toilette
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Carolina Herrara 212 Men Heroes Forever Young Eau de Toilette (50 ml), $106

This one’s for the youth and the young-at-heart. How we think this: This EDT comes in a container shaped as a skateboard done up in a shiny, metallic finish. Even if you aren’t a skaterboy, it’s meant for authentic dudes who keep it real, and by real, we mean putting on a 100% certified vegan and cruelty-free scent that’s from a supposed new olfactive genre, Fougère-Fruity-Woody. What it means (or rather, smells like): slightly floral, spicy and fruity all at once, what with the pear and ginger elixir, cannabis and geranium oil contained within.

Available at Sephora stores, multiple locations, www.sephora.sg

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Coach Platinum EDP
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Coach Platinum EDP (100 ml), $136

Have an open and adventurous mind? Wish to seek out new experiences, wherever that may be or lead you to? Well, this scent, said to be inspired by the spirit of the open road (the silver bottle does remind one of a portable hip flask), is possibly one to wear whenever you, well, hit the road. It starts with notes of black pepper oil and pineapple, then opens up with floral clary sage and geranium, before settling down to refined patchouli, leathery vanilla and sandalwood. Sounds just like how the journey of a warm and sensual scent ought to unfold.

Available at VIIMART

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive 12% off men’s fragrances or $30 off $150 site-wide at VIIMART. Click here for more information.


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