Picking a scent for the man in your life can be a difficult task. Between the dark, spicy notes of cardamom, tobacco and pepper, or something a little more energising and crisp with hints of grapefruit, lemon and patchouli, the options are endless. Helping to take the guesswork out of the scent giving, look no further than these 10 brands.
GUESS Seductive Homme has top notes that combine spicy cardamom with mandarin pulp and pink pepper. Middle notes feature vanilla orchid, crushed violet leaves, and rich vetiver, while amberwood, skin musk, sandalwood and patchouli linger on the skin.
CLINIQUE Happy For Men is a cool and crisp modern fragrance with a hint of citrus. A unique and refreshing scent that goes beyond an ordinary men's fragrance, it is suitable for both day wear and evening.
Adidas Team Force Eau de Toilette is an energising fruity scent with fresh notes of grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and tangerine, with a woody base of cedarwood, sandalwood and tobacco.
L’OCCITANE Cade Eau de Toilette is a cologne that exudes masculinity. Cade is another name for juniper, in which this fragrance features extracts from this woody shrub. The fragrance opens with head notes of bergamot and petitgrain, followed by cedar, and pink pepper at the heart. The base includes extracts of cade and citrus.
This new addition to the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb range has given its distinct grenade bottle an update with an emerald-green tint that merges into black coloured glass. It has notes of bergamot, green mandarin and grapefruit essence, mixed with clary sage, geranium and rosemary, finishing with tonka bean absolute, patchouli and cedarwood essence.
Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush is a crisp, energising fragrance inspired by Ralph Lauren’s love of cars, channeling the energy and freedom of the open road. It has top notes of crisp red mandarin, grapefruit and sparkling lemon, middle notes of red saffron, orange flower and spearmint, and base notes of red coffee accord, musk accord and cedarwood.
This eau de toilette spray is an invigorating, fresh blend of citrus and lavender, with subtle spices and base notes of oak moss and woods, blended with musk and vanilla.
Part of the Hermés cologne collection, Hermés Eau d’orange Verte is an intense, fresh and woody unisex fragrance. Orange is the main note, giving the scent a zesty, yet green finish. The fragrance blends mandarin, lemon, mint leaves and blackcurrant bud with tinged oakmoss and patchouli.
Created as an eau de parfum for heightened intensity, this scent has a masculine heart of bold tobacco leaf, enveloped by clary sage and the subtle sweetness of tonka bean.
David Beckham The Essence is a fresh and dynamic fragrance for men. It opens with top notes of grapefruit, lavender oil and violet leaves, and develops with a heart of cardamom oil, pineapple and apple. The fragrance dries down with base notes of cashmeran, patchouli and tonka bean.