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 6 brands.
Vera Wang Signature For Him is an aromatic, oriental fragrance that is masculine and compelling. It opens with a distinct freshness created by green mandarin leaf and vuzu zest. Nutmeg, vintage leather and anise create depth and character. While sandalwood and tobacco provide a rich warmth.
Adidas Sport CHRG Eau de Toilette for Men is an invigorating fragrance for men that has zesty top notes of grapefruit and kumquat, twisted with spicy and resinous notes. This gives way to an aromatic blend of salty pine notes, with the scent of apple, juniper berry and geranium on top of a smooth woody-musky base, with accents of cedar wood and the scent of cashmere. OWN YOUR ZONE are the first fragrances specially created to connect a sport mind state to one’s daily life.
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.
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.
David Beckham has partnered with renowned perfumer, Jean-Christophe Herault, to craft a new scent conveying self-assurance and conviction. Bold Instinct is as powerful as it is elegant, bringing together a charismatic and stylish blend of earthy, whisky-like notes with warming spices. It has top notes of peaty accord, pineapple and laurel leaves; heart notes of cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon; and base notes of patchouli, ambery woody accord and musky notes.