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Just Landed: Olay Whips Collection

Feeling weighed down by your face cream but think it’s just something we have to deal with in our quest for softer, smoother skin? It’s a fact that, according to research conducted by Olay, 36% of UK women said they were dissatisfied with their current anti-ageing moisturiser, finding it thick, heavy or greasy.

What if we were to throw a curve ball out there and tell you there’s a way to get powerful results as well as a weightless finish? Well, THAT certainly got your attention.

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May we introduce you to Olay Whip, which has been created by the legends at Olay to give women a light-as-air feel with certified results. How, we hear you ask? The whipped delights feature Active Rush Technology, which holds and releases a thousand times its weight in hydration and active ingredients. The product transforms from cream to liquid on contact, absorbing into skin as quick as a flash, while delivering anti-ageing magic powers.

THE FIRMER

Olay Regenerist Whip Moisturiser

This pot of gloriousness reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles while actively hydrating to improve elasticity and firm skin.

Olay Olay Regenerist Whip 50ml £23.25 Buy Now

THE MULTI-TASKER

Olay Total Effects Whip Moisturiser

Formulated using Active Rush Technology with VitaNiacin Complex II and Vitamins C and E, this baby delivers six benefits in one:

  • Helps skin to maintain its moisture
  • Evens skin tone appearance
  • Enhances brightness
  • Visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimises the look of pores
  • Hydrates to make skin feel firmer

THE GLOW-GETTER

Olay Luminous Whip Moisturiser

Looking for lasting radiance without the dreaded shine? Formulated with Active Rush Technology and PearlOptics, this moisturiser gets to work to even skin tone and minimise the appearance of pores, all while keeping your face hydrated.

Olay Olay Luminous Whip 50ml £3.50 Buy Now
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Just Landed: WMN female range

WMN female range

We live in a world where we work hard and play even harder, so finding products that fit easily into our hectic routines are a godsend. So, bloomin’ happy days that WMN is now available in Superdrug. WMN is a new female range specifically formulated for women to support a healthy & active lifestyle. Oh, and they’re completely FF (that’s faff free, btw).

High Protein Shake

Daily Protein

Protein is super-important if you wanna shape and tone your bod. WMN Daily Protein is an everyday whey protein shake, which is formulated for kick-ass women to support their training and activity. Each 25g serving contains only 99 calories, 1.8g fat, 1.9g carbohydrate – and a whopping 19.6g protein. WINNER, WINNER!

HOW TO USE: Drink it before or after training, on the go or for breakfast. You can also add it to your morning oats or to smoothies.

Lean Shake

Low in calories but high in protein and fibre, WMN Lean Shake is a diet protein, that will support you on your quest to getting the leanest, meanest muscles ever. Each 25g serving is low carb (1.9g) and low fat (1.6g), yet will give you an impressive 17g protein. And it comes in at only 97 calories.

HOW TO USE: Mix one scoop with 200ml water and drink for breakfast, as a snack between meals, or before or after training. Consume up to three servings per day.

Both Lean Shake and Daily Protein powders come in three yummy flavours; Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry Cupcake, and Vanilla Ice Cream, which the DARE girls were keen to try…

dare magazine team members with bulk powder protein shakes

Hannah, art editor

‘The WMN Daily Protein Powder in Strawberry Cupcake is delicious. It’s so quick and easy to make up a shake after I’ve been to the gym, or I add a scoop to my porridge for breakfast.’

Zahra, junior designer

‘I’ve never tried a protein powder, so I was a bit sceptical, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the WMN Daily Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream. My favourite thing is to add it to the blender when I’m making a fruit smoothie.’

Mollie, junior beauty writer

‘As a chocolate addict, I was all for trying the WMN Lean Shake in Chocolate Brownie. It tastes amazing and really satisfied my sweet craving. It fits so well into my gym routine, and I’m looking forward to the help it will give me to get my arms and abs more toned.’

FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Supplements are a great and easy-peasy way to ensure you’re getting the essential nutrients you need to maintain or improve a healthy lifestyle. So, of course, the WMN range has provided us gals with a variety of super-supplements that are gonna do just that and more…

Active WMN

This is a premium multivitamin created for active woman like us. With everything life has to throw at us, it’s here to support our body along the way. Trust us, this jar of goodness is a solid all-rounder.

WMN Radiance Capsules

These contain a formula of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts to support healthy cell regeneration. Just take one of these bad boys a day to help get healthier skin, hair and nails.

WMN Lean 11

This is an effective slimming formula with vitamins, minerals, natural energisers and plant extracts, which helps to speed up metabolism, support slimming and regulate blood sugar levels. If you’re already living a healthy and active lifestyle, these will give you an added boost for your best bod yet!

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How To: Spring vegan makeup look

Early mornings and evenings are getting lighter and so is our makeup coverage. When spring rolls around, we like to ditch the heavy-duty winter war paint and trade it in for a lighter, dewier finish. To welcome the season, we asked professional makeup artist Thembi Mkandla to show you how to create a gorgeous spring makeup look. It’s fresh, it’s feminine and it’s free of animal products. That’s right – as if this look wasn’t fab enough, we made it vegan-friendly, too. You can thank us now…

1. Prime time

For that supermodel finish and to make sure your makeup stays all day, you gotta get the primer on. Apply B. Priming Souffle all over your skin.

B. Cosmetics B. Souffle Face Primer £9.99 Buy Now

2. Beaming base

That glow-from-within finish starts right here with the application of your base. Mix a little B. Cassie Lomas Sheer Liquid Illuminator with B. Flawless Silk Foundation to get that dewy skin we’re all lusting after. Avoid any cakeyness by applying your foundation in thin layers and buffing it into your skin.

B. Cosmetics B. Cassie Lomas Sheer Liquid Illuminator Highlighter £9.99 Buy Now

3. Precision perfecting

Cover any imperfections with B. Flawless Concealer Duo. The key to ensuring a natural finish is not piling on too much, so use it sparingly and only where you need it.

B. Cosmetics B. Flawless Concealer Duo N2/W3 £6.99 Buy Now

4. Bright eyes

It’s time to perk up those peepers. Mix the same concealer with a little of the B. HD Radiance Pen to brighten up the area under your eyes.

5. Brow power

Brush through your brows to groom them, then fill them in with B. Pro Long Wear Brow Cream. The product is long-wearing, and the creamy formula makes it easy to get the finish you want, whether that’s a natural or a strong look.

B. Cosmetics B. Pro Longwear Eyebrow Pomade Cream Mid Brown £5.99 Buy Now

6. No-shadow eyeshadow

To tie tones together, we used bronzer and blush to create the eye makeup for this look. First, lay down a base of B. Cassie Lomas Whipped Bronzer all over your eyelid and blend out with a fluffy brush. For a stronger look, use a denser, flatter brush to blend the product through your lower lash line. Set with B. Matte Bronzer in Medium, then intensify the outer corners by blending in a little B. Blusher in Sweet Dreams, to add a little colour. For a fluttery finish, give your lashes a lick of B. Volumizing Mascara.

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7. Bronze boost

Warm up your complexion by sweeping B. Cassie Lomas Whipped Bronzer lightly over your face, focusing on the areas that would naturally catch the spring sunshine.

8. Blush flush

There’s a time and a place for a bold blush, and this ain’t it. For that super-subtle flush, use B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick in All About Me on the apples of your cheeks. Apply it in the same way as a normal cream blusher and you’re onto a winner.

B. Cosmetics B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick All About Me £6.99 Buy Now

9. Multipurpose pout

We’re maxing out on multipurpose makeup for this look. Using the same products in different areas of your face gives a chic, natural finish. Apply the same liquid lipstick to your lips and you’re ready to go!

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We chatted fitness and grooming with Marvin Humes

We caught up with Capital FM presenter and DJ Marvin Humes to get the low-down on all things grooming and fitness…

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How important is looking good to you?

I work in an industry where it’s important to keep on top of your appearance. You’re constantly in the public eye, so it’s important to me because it’s part of my job.

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Have you ever borrowed any of Rochelle’s beauty products?

Yeah (laughs), her tweezers. And it’s not always for my eyebrows! It’s for when I get an ingrown hair. I normally get them in my neck from shaving. So, yeah, you’ll find me rummaging in Roch’s makeup bag trying to find her tweezers. Maybe next time I’m in Superdrug I’ll buy my own!

B. Cosmetics B. Pointed Tip Eyebrow and Ingrown Hair Tweezers £2.49 Buy Now

Do you have a skincare regime?

I’ve been really lucky, and my skin has always been really clear. I mostly just use water. But I like a bit of moisturiser, an exfoliator and a nice aftershave. 

B. Men B. Men Firm Anti-Ageing Moisturiser £12.99 Buy Now
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And do you have the same relaxed regime for your hair?

Now my hair is a different story. I’m trying to hold on to as much of it as I can! I’ve got two kids now and it’s getting a bit thinner on top, so I go for the shorter look. My barber comes to me once a week at home. Is that weird? It’s a really sharp cut, so it needs to be kept really slick.   

Is it hard to stay in shape while juggling being a dad and a husband and having a busy career? We saw you working your guns on your Insta story this morning...

It was shoulders, actually… My main work is at night on Capital radio and DJing in clubs, so if I’m not crazy hectic and I’ve got time off in the morning, I’ll train then. Our trainer comes to us – he trains Roch, too. It’s great for feeling good and looking good. If you don’t train, your body can feel lazy and lethargic, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. When I’m training, all the endorphins give me so much energy, even though I’m knackered straight after a session. I train at least three times a week. I run with Rochelle sometimes as well. It’s important for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Who is your biggest man crush?

Well, we’ve gotta talk about boxing champ AJ aka Anthony Joshua. He’s a machine of a man. As someone who goes to the gym, I can appreciate how hard he works to get into the shape he’s in. And he’s not a bad-looking chap either, is he? He’s smashing it at the minute, and I can tell why he’s extremely popular.

What do you think is the biggest grooming faux pas for men?

Eyebrows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made the mistake when I was a big fan of Kriss Kross (the one who sang Jump! Jump!). I cut slits in my brows like he had. I’ve had my eyebrows waxed before, and I’m not a fan. All I’d say is, if you’re gonna groom your eyebrows, don’t butcher them.

What are your top shaving tips?

I wet shave, so it’s important that I shave downwards, going with the grain and following the hair. If I shave up and go against the grain, I get spots and ingrown hairs. It’s doesn’t give as clean a shave, but I’d rather that than having bumps and rashes.

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What’s the best grooming secret you learnt from your dad?

All guys will appreciate this one. It’s all about talcum powder. It’s very useful.

Superdrug Superdrug Talcum Powder Medicated 250g £1.35 Buy Now

You’re very well put together. What advice would you give guys who are scared of the beauty aisle?

It’s 2018, man. It really isn’t that big a deal. If you want a bit of moisturiser, exfoliator, a pair of tweezers or even some foundation, it’s fine. Just crack on and look after yourself.

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Just Landed: Minetan, Freshly Baked London & Fox Tan

Night out planned but your legs looking whiter than a sheet? First date with an absolute hottie but you look as if you’ve just seen a ghost? Ah, thank heavens for the little bottles of faux-sunkissed goodness that have saved our souls on such occasions. Yeah, that’s right, we’re talking about fake tan, a beauty product that has fast become a necessity across the country.

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So thank the fake tan gods for blessing our lives with two new offerings to add to our collection. Because you can never have too much of the stuff, right?

MINETAN

We’re super-excited by this new brand, which uses natural PETA-approved ingredients and nutrient-rich botanicals to help develop your tan faster and absorb deeper into your skin. All products contain the Minetan one hour express formula to speed up the process. You can tailor-make your tan simply by deciding when you shower. After a more natural glow? Shower after an hour. Leave it on for two hours to go darker. If you wanna fake a two-week hols in the Caribbean, leave it on for even longer.

COLOUR BASE

The Colour Base collection allows you to customise your tan game to give you the best results ever. Minetan has replicated skin tones from across the globe, from Brazilian to European. Switching up your skin shade has never been so simple.

ULTRA DARK

For those of you who aren’t afraid of the dark, you gotta try the Minetan Absolute Collection, which combines melanin-activating intensifiers, antioxidants and hydrating oils to give you a dark bronzed tan without drying out your skin. Go for the X40 for your darkest tan yet. All tans can be washed off after just one hour.

COCONUT

We’ve all gone crazy for coconut – in our hair, skin and makeup products. Now let us formally introduce you to the world’s first coconut water-based tan. It absorbs quickly to lock in moisture and soothe dry areas, which improve your skin’s overall texture and tone.

FRESHLY BAKED LONDON

Not only do these tans look delicious, they smell it, too. Each mousse is infused with super-nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, aloe vera and green tea extracts, which work to keep your skin in tip-top condition while giving you the tan of dreams. We can’t get over the ease of application (they glide on like a dream!), and we’re obsessed with each of the scents. Yep, we’ve got them all. Oh, and did we mention they’re 100% cruelty free? WIN, WIN.

FOR LIGHT TO MEDIUM GLOW

FOR A DEEPER, DARKER TAN

THE FOX TAN

If you’re off on your holidays soon (we’re counting down the days already), there’s one product you have to invest in. The Fox Tan is a luxe tanning oil that helps you achieve your darkest, hottest, baddest tan EVER, thanks to its exclusive ingredient, FoxComplex. The amino acid-charged ingredient stimulates your melanin production, meaning maximum results in the sun.

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All you gotta do is use the Fox Tan Rapid Tanning Elixir every day three to five days before sun exposure to prepare the skin. This builds up your melanin levels to prepare your skin for the sun. Apply a high SPF before you hit your sunbed (skin safety first), then spray Fox Tan Rapid Tanning Mist evenly over skin. Reapply after swimming and long periods in the sun. WE’RE SO INTO IT.

The Fox Tan The Fox Tan Rapid Tanning Elixir 120ml £14.99 Buy Now
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How to stick to your goals

We all start the year with the best intentions. You go to the gym three times a week, toddle into work with your homemade lunches, and even manage to make a bit more time for your family. But if you’re anything like us, the Superwoman routine gets old fast. By February you’re back to buying lunch every day and skiving off workouts. Funny thing is, you know your morning spin class will give you that Beyoncé buzz – and that channelling Nigella in the evenings will make you feel you’ve got your life in order. So if we enjoy the stuff we’re trying to achieve, why is it so difficult to keep up? Truth is, staying motivated is the hardest part. That’s why we’ve come up with these four top tips to helping you achieve anything you want – seriously.

1. Break it down

It’s much easier to stick to something specific and short term than a vague, massive goal. So, you want to get fit – great. But what does that look like, and how are you gonna achieve it? Determine what ‘getting fit’ means to you, and set yourself weekly or monthly goals.

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2. Put it in writing

Make a list

A check list will help in two ways:

  1. Setting out your goals will force you to work out what they are. That nagging feeling that you should be saving can be turned into ‘Save x amount of every monthly pay cheque.’ When you’ve done it, you can tick it off and see that you’ve achieved your goal.
  2. Once you’ve made your list, display it where you’ll be able to see it every day. This will help keep your goals fresh in your mind and remind you to stick to them.

3. Sharing is caring

Family and friends can be a great support when you’re trying to stick to your goals. They can give you the extra boost you need on days when you’re just not feeling it. Sharing your goals with others also makes you accountable for them, which acts as another little incentive to stick to them.

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4. Give yourself a break

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Two things you need to know when trying to achieve any goal:

  1. Nobody’s perfect (cheers for that one, Jessie J)
  2. Everyone needs the occasional cheat day

If you cave and eat a pizza, so what? Everyone eats pizza. Don’t beat yourself up about it because tomorrow is a new day. Also, allowing yourself a cheat day might help you stick to your goals. Moderation is key. If you tell yourself you’re never gonna eat chocolate again, you’re probably gonna eat more chocolate because you’re constantly thinking about never having chocolate – mmm, chocolate… But if you limit the sweet stuff to Saturdays, you won’t feel you’ve condemned yourself to broccoli for the rest of your life, and it’ll be easier to eat healthily six days a week. 

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Just Landed: Carolina Herrera Good Girl

We know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but what about judging a perfume by its bottle? That’s OK, right? Step forward the incredibly Instagrammable brand-new Carolina Herrera Good Girl fragrance. The sleek stiletto-shaped dark blue flacon is made for filling your feed, and the scent inside is equally attention grabbing.

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Created with a unique spray mechanism, which took four years to perfect, it was well worth the wait. Glamorous, grown-up and feminine, it’s a perfume made for first dates and dressed-up nights out. The unusual blend of heady jasmine and rich cocoa means it’s both bright and floral and intense and intoxicating, while almond and coffee notes give it a dark, expensive twist.

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The sexy new scent has also made its way into a bath and shower gel and a body cream, so you can layer up and make your fragrance last longer. Sold yet? Did we mention Karlie Kloss is the face? If it’s good enough for a supermodel….

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How to trim your nose and ear hair

Male Grooming Tips

We all know manscaping (the removal or trimming of hair on a man's face or body for cosmetic purposes) has taken off – from Beckham to Clooney, these fellas have their follicles in check. It’s easy to overlook the basics when you’re working on that fade or tryna trim a cheek line to perfection. But no matter what you do, you’ll never look the part if you’ve got hairs sprouting from your ears and nose. So they’ve gotta go…

Step 1: clean and trim your nose

Trust us – if you can see it, we can (especially if you’re tall). Now we know you need some nose hair for hygiene reasons, but the ones hanging out of your nose? They can go.

Wash: Wet a piece of cotton ball with water and clean the inside of each nostril.

Trim: Superdrug Men’s Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer couldn’t be easier to use. Simply turn it on and trim until satisfied.

Step 2: clean your trimmer

Bogies and earwax don’t need to be friends, so clean the trimmer between orifices with a damp cotton ball.

Superdrug Superdrug Cotton Balls x100 £1.60 Buy Now

Step 3: clean and trim your ears

Grandad might be able to pull it off, but you can’t. If your ears have scruff going on, it’s time to get rid.

Wash: Wipe around your ear with a damp cotton ball.

Trim: Use your trimmer to remove the hair from your inner ear.

Tidy: Lobes can be hairy, too. Use the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 with a clipper attachment around the outside of your ear.

Finish: Ear hairs have a habit of sticking around, so take a cotton bud and remove any trimmings.

Gillette Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 (Shave, Trimm, Edge) £20.99 Buy Now
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Just Landed: Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle trio

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Let’s face it, Marc Jacobs fragrances are iconic. From the classic, feminine scent of Daisy to the sensual, woody notes of Decadence, there’ll always be a welcome spot for an MJ perfume in our collection.

So it really is happy bloomin’ days when the fragrance king adds three more beauties to his collection. The Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle trio is a sparkling reinterpretation of the classic Daisy threesome. The fragrance is refreshingly fresh and floral, in bottles that combine soft violet with gold and yellow. We think they're the perfect scents for those who love anything sweet, light and feminine.

DAISY-TWINKLE

TOP NOTES: wild berries

 

MID NOTES: violet flower

 

BASE NOTES: white woods

TOP NOTES: sparkling raspberry

 

MID NOTES: violet flower and wild rose blossoms

 

BASE NOTES: crème de cassis

Marc Jacobs Purple, gold and yellow perfume bottle
DAISY-DREAM-TWINKLE

TOP NOTES: black cherry

 

MID NOTES: fresh white florals

 

BASE NOTES: whipped berry mousse

Trust us, we’ve never had so many ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ over a perfume that’s just landed on our desk. And we have a LOT of ’em.

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DARE’s Junior Beauty Writer tells you how to pick the perfect scent for him

If choosing men’s fragrance gets your nose in a knot, you’re defs not on your own. Picking the perfect scent can be overwhelming, which is why we asked Junior Beauty Writer Mollie Hammond to give you her top tips on how to find a fragrance for your fella.

Scent styles

To make your life easier, it’s best to go into the shop knowing what kinda scent you’re after. Here’s a breakdown of the four main scents for men…

Fresh: This is all about those zesty citrus smells that give you a boost of life when you get a waft. Think mandarin and grapefruit and you’ll be on the right track. Fresh scents are great for active, energetic guys.

Earthy: For something with a bit more grit, earthy scents will be your go-to. They tend to include sandalwood and rosewood – think of that sophisticated kinda smell you get on guys who are tall, dark and handsome.

Musky: Scents that contain musk are usually deep, rich and sexy. If you’re after a date-night fragrance, this is the kind you want to be looking at.

Oriental: This is sure to contain lots of warm smells such as cinnamon, clove and vanilla… #SpiceUpYourLife

Not sure on notes

To the untrained hooter, fragrance notes will probably be a new and bizarre concept. But it’s a lot easier to understand than you think. Different notes (scents) will appear gradually as a fragrance lingers on your skin.

Top notes: These are the ones you smell when you spray the scent. These first impressions are important, but top notes evaporate quickly (usually after about five minutes), so let the fragrance linger a little before you make a decision.

Heart notes: These are the scents that come through after the top notes have evaporated, and they combine with the base notes to give the overall impression of the scent.

Base notes: These are usually heavier scents, like musk. They don’t develop until about an hour after the first spritz and last longest on the skin.

Eau de what?

All we mean when we talk about scent concentration is the strength of the fragrance. Put simply, a higher concentration of perfume oil will give you a stronger, longer-lasting scent. It’ll also mean a higher price point, though, so it’s worth weighing up your options…

Eau de toilette: This contains the lowest concentration of perfume oil, so it’s a subtle smell and not very long lasting. It is also the cheapest in the range.

Eau de parfum: If you can afford to splurge a bit more, eau de parfum has a higher concentration of perfume oil, which makes the scent a little bolder.

Parfum: This is the strongest kind of scent and also the most expensive.

Mollie’s date-night perfume picks for him

If you still need inspo, Mol has picked out two of her faves…

Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent Eau de Toilette 100ml £57.00 Buy Now

Issey Miyake L’Eau Majeure d’Issey

This scent is inspired by the power of water, so it’s perfect for any guy who loves a fresh fragrance.

Hugo Boss The Scent

If you’re after something a bit more intense, this seductive scent should be in your basket. It’s got everything going for it!

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