Want to smell good this summer? Of course you do. So we rounded up the best summer fragrances for men this year:
Bottega Veneta Illusione: This perfume has a resinous ingredient that is blended with lemon, bitter orange, white cedarwood, vetiver and tonka bean. It’s chic and discreet.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme: Light Blue Sun does treat us to a strong aquatic note, buoyed with ginger, vetiver and a barely-there hint of coconut. It’s dry and salty, without any of the cloying sweetness or fruitiness that often occurs in summer editions.
Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Urban Feel: a woody, ozonic scent that blends clary sage, bergamot, cumin, driftwood and cedar with labdanum, incense and patchouli. It’s clean and fresh, and the mix of citrus, cedar and incense also has an edge that’s slightly reminiscent of, citronella – or insect repellant.
Azzaro Chrome Aqua: Grapefruit, mint and green apple are the headliners in this fresh, green fragrance.
Cartier Les Heures Voyageuses Oud & Menthe: Oud- based scents aren’t your typical summer fare – not in a watery world of colognes dominated by citrus notes and flowery blossoms. But one of its key qualities is that it endures on the skin during intense heat while other, wimpier, notes wither and die. Hence, it’s ubiquity in places like Dubai. One of the most expensive, exclusive scents.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend: The new Legend flanker is firmly in the woody-aromatic category, and you can expect a strong marine aquatic top, with a spicy amber, guaiac wood base.
Tom Ford Private Blend, Lavender Extrême: Using two distinct French lavenders as the opening note, it follows with a spike of Italian bergamot, then opens up with earthy carrot seed oil and a third lavender note from a prized source, Lavender Absolue France, with a creamy woody base of benzoin from Laos.