Cologne sends a message, so make sure yours sends the right one.

A good cologne can have many benefits. From being the invisible part of your personal style and giving you some added confidence on a hot date, the fragrance notes inside them can actually have some uplifting effects on others too. Here’s a list with some key ingredients that might just do that.

 

Beat The Stress

Research by the University of Sergipe in Brazil shows that a whiff of orange has an instant de-stressing effect. This fragrance features a lot of it – perfect for when you’re walking into the boardroom or a blind date. Jaguar Men 100ml R549 Clicks

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Feed Your Soul

With its extracts of vetiver 
and cedar wood, this works like a breath of fresh air: the University of Berlin found those ingredients can increase oxygen levels in the brain by 28%. Mr Burberry 100ml EDT R1 116 Foschini

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Make A Statement

Lavender, leather and tonka bean – sounds like a name any blues band would be proud of. It’s actually a classic blend that’s guaranteed to turn a few heads. Armani Code Profumo 60ml EDP R1 306 Woolworths

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Catch A Wake-Up

When you’re all done throwing those weights around, this will wake you up. Its citrus notes have been shown to boost alertness – perfect when you want to head out after gym. Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua EDT 100ml R900 Red Square

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Draw Her Closer

First-date jitters? This will help. Its woody notes can boost your partner’s arousal by 16%, says Dr Laura Berman, a female sexuality specialist. Gucci Intense Oud 90ml EDP R2 115 Woolworths

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