Floris Violet Concentrated Mouthwash, £40
Floris Violet Concentrated Mouthwash, £40

For a pre-party perk-me-up or post-party refresh, a surprisingly stylish array of mouthwashes give a twist on the ritual – drawing on natural ingredients and channelling a perfume-bottle elegance that gives the bathroom sink a dressing-table glamour.

Many are created by perfumers: Buly 1803’s is a combination of Castéra-Verduzan spring water and sweet mint tea; Floris’s concentrated violet mouthwash (add six drops to a cup of water) revisits an archive recipe from 1919 inspired by the Duchess of Parma; while Lebon’s is made in Grasse, the French Riviera town considered the heart of perfume, and blends mint and green tea with rosemary, sage and aloe vera.

Buly 1803 Eau de la Belle Haleine, €29
Buly 1803 Eau de la Belle Haleine, €29
Aesop Bain de Bouche, £17
Aesop Bain de Bouche, £17

Alcohol-free blends avoid that fiery feel: look to new brand Waken, which has a four-bottle range including aniseed; Aesop, which takes anise and adds spearmint and clove; and Olas, which uses marine-bio activates, including sustainable blue-green algae and echinacea. Others, such as Innerscents and Georganics, take as inspiration the ancient Indian folk remedy of oil-pulling: swishing essential oils – variously coconut, orange, tea tree and geranium – around the mouth.

Olas Marine Bio-Active Mouthwash, £20
Olas Marine Bio-Active Mouthwash, £20
Waken Mouthwash in Aniseedmint, £8, boots.com
Waken Mouthwash in Aniseedmint, £8, boots.com

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