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  • Photography by Mr Matthew Donaldson
  • Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion Writer, MR PORTER

Patrick Bateman's grooming regimen in American Psycho has become the stuff of legend ("in the shower, I use a water-activated gel cleanser, then a honey-almond body scrub...") but lest we forget the movie was intended to be satirical, we favour a simpler - yet equally effective - approach to ensuring we look (and smell) our best each day. On that note, MR PORTER is delighted to announce a new category on the website: grooming products.

From shaving to showering to skincare to scent, the first eight brands that we're stocking afford a complete range of products that are stylish, effective and provide plenty of bang for their buck. Pseudoscience and whimsical claims about the efficacy of diamond dust have no place in MR PORTER's bathroom cabinet. Instead, we present hard-working essentials which will help you to scrub up and look smart in no time at all. Click through the gallery, above, to discover what Aēsop, Baxter of California, Czech & Speake, D.R. Harris, Le Labo, Malin + Goetz, Perricone MD and Santa Maria Novella have to offer. We'll leave you with the words of Mr P.J. O'Rourke: "Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely."

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