Posted on June 15 2016
11 Men’s Fragrances To Buy Now by Michela Marra
Hi Pretty Birds,
Men’s fragrances are among the most popular gifts, whether you’re buying a present for your dad or for your partner. This season there are a lot of new products: we’ve chosen the top 11 scents for you. Have a look at the gallery, read our recommendations and pick your favourite.
Mr Burberry is a fragrance inspired by the sartorial elegance of the iconic, black Burberry trench coat designed by Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Burberry, in collaboration with renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. With its sensual, woody, green notes, Mr. Burberry eau de toilette blends classic aromas that are typical of English perfumes with unexpected ingredients. A contemporary, sophisticated and sensual fragrance, it opens with top notes of grapefruit that are pleasantly acidic and crisp, followed by seductive base notes of vetiver, which evokes the scent of earth, and slightly smoked guayacan wood.
Ideal for the man who: loves the English brand and London atmospheres.
Armani Code Perfume is the latest scent from the Armani Code line. It is inspired by the impeccable excellence of Giorgio Armani tuxedos, evening wear that is ideal for intriguing encounters. Seductive, powerful and ardent, the base notes include tonic bean that is amplified by sensual, amber-woody pairing with notes of burnt styrax. The bottle boasts the same pureness as the Armani Code line. It has been embellished from within, using thicker glass to create the effect of greater depth, power and intensity. The lacquered bronze cap is engraved with the GA monogram. Right beneath it, the thin leather of a large black belt evokes the cummerbund of a tuxedo that is tied at the waste.
Ideal for the man who: loves Armani elegance.
Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime is a new, bold interpretation of the classic L’Homme scent. It is the fruit of imagination of perfumers Anne Flipo, Dominique Ropion and Juliette Karagueuzoglou and is an aromatic, woody, captivating fragrance. Initially it reveals the exalting essence of grapefruit, crossed with ginger and cardamom seed, then at its heart, it releases virile notes of rose which gives impulse and clarity overlapping the temperance of geranium and the brute sensuality of clary sage. After a few moments, you can smell cedar oil and vetiver, the true cornerstone of the mix, as if to impose their undeniable authority.
Ideal for the man who is: virale and looks toward the future.
Penhaligon’s Endymion Concentré is a fusion of spices, leather and flowers. It opens with notes of sage and lavender to reveal the sensuality of suede, alternating with notes of geranium. Once it comes into contact with skin, the leather notes intensify and hints of creamy nutmeg blend with incense to create an underlying scent that is simultaneously delicate yet seductive.
Ideal for the man who: loves contrasts and sensuality.
Dirk Bikkembergs Eau de Toilette is a virally intense scent dedicated to the masculine world. The sexy pepper/apple fern, orange blossom, leather and musk emit audacity, passion and competitiveness. The multifaceted, robust bottle is shaped like a soccer ball, a symbol which has always been a source of inspiration for the Maison. The fragrance opens with a spicy, woody character. The three notes of pink pepper, apple and bergamot firmly advance towards geranium, orange blossom and the resinous and balsamic tonka bean. Perfect team play. The offensive action moves forward, pushing towards a velvety pairing of leather and musk, assisted by vetiver and benzoin.
Ideal for the man: who loves soccer and sports.
Venetian Blue by The Merchant of Venice is characterized by marine notes and fern for a feeling of pure freshness. With a base note that is musky and smokey, full of patchouli and birch, fresh, spicy spices encounter the energy of citrus fruits. Lemon and bergamot are combined with unexpected apple and pineapple in a juicy, colourful duo.
Ideal for the man who: loves the sea and its scents.
Aldhèyx by Laurent Mazzone is defined by its creator as “the scent of abandonment without illusion, the raw truth etched onto crumpled sheets.” It’s a fresh, pure and innocent eau de perfume containing aldehydes, yet slightly animal. Top notes: fresh aldehydes, bergamot. Middle notes: jasmine petals, heliotrope. Base notes: cashmeran, white musk.
Ideal for the man who: is passionate.
Lonesome Rider by Andy Tauer is a versatile, unique fragrance. At the heart we find a rough blend of iris root which recalls classics such as: the smokey leathery note, yet simultaneously the fresh and clean aspect of the iris weakens the bitterness of the leather. Spicy citrus notes are balanced with a flowery, animal hint which produces a woody, long-lasting blend with a base note that is enriched with grey amber.
Ideal for the man who is: bold.
Myths for Man by Amouage is represented by the Chinese dragon, a symbol of strength and fortune: it opens with the classic beauty of chrysanthemum and iris. Moving forward, we smell a penetrating heart of horned rose. The scent reaches its height through a base note of ladan, ash and leather to emanate peace and tranquility.
Ideal for the man who is: passionate about oriental culture.
Sine Die by Laurent Mazzone is a fragrance that has the power to free emotions. The person who created it describes it as “the scent of patient, indeterminate waiting, full of hope, until the dawn of time, nostalgia for the future.” It opens with notes of fig and grapefruit to then explode in a blend of leather and violet and ending with notes of blond and amber wood.
Ideal for the man who: loves dreaming.
Boss Bottled Unlimited is a modern reinterpretation of the masculine classic. The fragrance is characterized by its combination of refreshing green notes, acidic pineapple and sandalwood oil.
Ideal for the man who: is dynamic.