During the last weeks, I have tried many many new scents for men. Here is my list of the ones we would like to smell on our men this summer. The ones I can truly recommend.
DIOR HOMME COLOGNE
This new version is absolutely wonderful, my personal favourite. Modern, fresh and warm in one, another hit created by François Demachy.
Top notes: Calabrian bergamot
Middle notes: Grapefruit
Base notes: Musk
Available now for CHF 104.50 (75ml) and CHF 143.00 (125ml).
LE BEAU MALE by Jean Paul Gaultier
Eighteen years ago, “Le Male” irreversibly shook up the world of perfume by introducing an unprecedented masculine archetype: the sensual sailor with a soft heart. Today, this object of desire is the leader of a new olfactory generation. The freshness in the new fragrance is as powerful as it is addictive.
Top notes: Mint and mugwort
Middle notes: Lavender, sage and orange blossom
Base notes: Musk
Available now for CHF 81.00 (75ml) and CHF 112.00 (125ml).
Love, passion, beauty and desire: these are the key concepts of this new men’s fragrance. Named after the Greek god of love and son of goddess Aphrodite – Eros, it celebrates the perfection of the male body. For the passionate man, who is the master of himself! For all heroes among you…
Top notes: Mint oil, lemon and green apple
Middle notes: Ambroxan, tonka bean and geranium flower
Base notes: Vanilla, vetiver, oakmoss and cedarwood
Available now for CHF 90.00 (50ml) and CHF 121.00 (100ml).
Bulgari unveils a new expression of masculine charisma, a fragrance that melds an intense Mediterranean freshness and a modern woodiness, evoking Rome’s vitality and strength.
Top notes: Calabrian bergamot, pink grapefruit and cactus juice
Middle notes: Cardamom, amber and freesia
Base notes: Woody notes, vetiver and benzoin
Available now for CHF 112 (100ml) and CHF 84 (60ml).
ACQUA ESSENZIALE by Salvatore Ferragamo
The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. The famous perfumer was inspired by water as the most essential natural element. A signature scent that celebrates a man’s real essence. Perfect for summer!
Top notes: Grapefruit, mint, mandarin and lemon tree leaf
Middle notes: Geranium, cascalone, rosemary and lavender
Base notes: Patchouli, musk, cistus and vetiver
Available now for CHF 59.00 (30ml), CHF 79.00 (50ml) and CHF 109.00 (100ml).
ETERNITY MEN SUMMER by Calvin Klein
Woody Acquatic Fougère
This beautiful limited edition for 2013 reminds you of the romantic sound of the waves and the summery smell of the sea.
Top notes: Tarragon, bergamot and orange blossom
Middle notes: Seaweed, cedar oil, violet, mimosa and lavender oil
Base notes: Patchouli, amber, driftwood, musk and cashmere
Available now for CHF 101.00 (100ml).
GUCCI GUILTY BLACK pour Homme
This scent is one vision of the modern man: Seductive, courageous and witty, for all of you who desire a new sensual experience.
Top notes: Lavender and coriander
Middle notes: Green notes, neroli and orange blossom
Base notes: Cedar and patchouli
Available now for CHF 78.00 (30ml), CHF 100.00 (50ml) and CHF 126.00 (90ml).
The original 1 Million fragrance was launched in 2008. This year, a new intensified, deeper version is hitting the market, an embodiment of extravagance, a wonderful spicy oriental composition.
Top notes: Cardamom, blood mandarin, saffron and black pepper
Middle notes: Cinnamon, neroli and rose
Base notes: Orris root, sandalwood, leather and patchouli
Available now for CHF 87.00 (50ml) and CHF 121.00 (100ml).
Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the brands