If you live in New York City (or any other over-crowded, urban area teeming with germs), you might as well have purchased stock in Purell. To say that the Big Apple is a bit grimey might be the biggest understatement of the century, as pretty much every public surface—from the subway pole to the door of your Uber—has seen its fair share of germs, sweat, and other bodily fluids (we won’t go into detail). But sanitizing your hands, no matter where you are in the world, just got about a billion times chicer thanks to Byredo. These creamy gels come housed in sleek, pocket- and purse-sized black tubes. Plus, the alcohol-based formula kills bacteria and microbes without drying out skin. Unlike most blends on the market, this $30 iteration doesn’t reek of rubbing alcohol or overly fruity and saccharine notes—instead, this “rinse-free hand wash” is available in Suede (a subtle blend of pear, bergamot, lily of the valley, and velvet plum) and Vetyver (a refreshing mix of pomelo, jasmine, vetiver, and violet). Instead of giving you the stink eye when you whip out your smelly sanitizer at dinner, the neighboring table might just ask to borrow a dollop or two.
Byredo Rinse-Free Hand Wash, $30 each; byredo.com