FRAGRANCE FRIDAY – Fragrance Gift Guide For Father’s Day
PENHALIGON’S MARYLEBONE WOOD
Intimate, characterful elegance, Marylebone, or ‘the Village’ has a feeling of home about it. A winding lane, Georgian brick houses, Sherlock Holmes’s abode, and the Wallace Collection, as well as its proximity to London’s parks; all are a breath of fresh air. The past has now given way to one of the city’s cool-chic West London’s venues. Café society has taken hold, woven in amongst Club’s that were once Embassies, Doctor’s surgeries that once belonged to the de Walden estates, and leafy squares that were always leafy squares. A particularly sensual modernity gives this woody fragrance its avant-garde edge. Dry smoky sandalwood, a mossy vetiver and creamy warm patchouli are used to create a textural masterpiece.
BVLGARI MAN IN BLACK ESSENCE
This African-inspired fragrance evokes an original and magnetic masculine scent. The limited-edition bottle is designed by Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo, reinterpreting the monolithic silhouette of Yoruba tribal art. With top notes of Bitter Orange and Sweet Rum, combined with the heart of Black Cocoa Beans and Iris and base notes of ebony Wood and Tonka Beans, it is one of our favourite masculine fragrances.
GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN EAU DE PARFUM
Here he is, distinctly unique, a new type of gentleman both charismatic and seductive. A hedonistic essence tailor-made for an enchanting night bird. An explosive, almost raw sensuality that bursts forth from the very first spray. A caressing overdose of Iris Pallida. The wild voluptuousness of patchouli essence. The almost dangerous heat of black pepper. The dizzying sweetness of balms and black vanilla… Gentleman Eau de Parfum is deliberately disturbing and definitely addictive.
An iconic pioneer in woody aquatic freshness, Chrome exudes an elegant, energising and comforting freshness. Its avant-garde spirit has made way for a striking modernity that has left its imprint on the world of masculine perfumery. Transparent yet intense, fresh yet discernible, discreet yet long-lasting. A citrus-aquatic-woody fragrance, Chrome harmoniously and delicately marries freshness with a warm wood.
MR BURBERRY INDIGO
The new fragrance is an invigorating and crisp interpretation of Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette. To celebrate the fragrance. Mr. Burberry Indigo Eau de Toilette is fresh and energetic with citrus and woody notes, reminiscent of crisp air along the British coast. Aromatic violet-leaf and spearmint oil invigorate notes of lemon and rosemary. Amber and oak moss bring depth. A veritable breath of fresh air.
THIERRY MUGLER A*MEN
This is a scent of contrasts. A play between metal and skin, between power and sensitivity. The imposing armour of the A*Men flask is pierced by the points of a glass star which reveal the blue fragrance beneath. A*Men has a woody dimension with a deep, powerful soul. A blend of peppermint and lavender, with patchouli and Atlas cedars. It also contains a fiery dimension where metallic purity and oriental warmth fuse together, with a final explosion of coffee and styrax which emerges from musk and tonka beans.
ISSEY MIYAKE NUIT D’ISSEY NOIR ARGENT
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE MALE
It opens with a delicate note of cardamon, which along with citruses leads of the heart of lavender and leather, all the way to the base of precious woods and costs root. The faceted bottle shows broader shoulders and more narrow hips than the original. It smells so good. Like Gaultier. It smells like your father. In short: it’s all there. The shape, the composition, and the smile of Jean Paul.
ETERNITY AIR CALVIN KLEIN FOR MEN
It is a celebration of love, sensuality, intimacy and the power and beauty of natural elements. The fragrance captures the energizing and exhilarating essence of these ETERNITY CALVIN KLEIN principles, in a bright and bold olfactive statement. The sophisticated signature fougere is redefined with a new aromatic airy freshness and sensual body. Fougere Fruity. Top notes of mandarin oil, juniper berry oil, sky of the sky accord lead to the heart composed of lavender oil, green apple, violet leaves. It dries out with patchouli oil, sea moss, ambergis.
JIMMY CHOO MAN INTENSE
Confident, masculine and daring. The fragrance captures the spirit of the Jimmy Choo man – he has an overtly masculine style, is refined but with a fearless attitude. Taking elegant Lavender and Patchouli as its starting point, JIMMY CHOO MAN INTENSE underlines the sensuality of the original fragrance by adding an accent of Black Pepper and a trio of new notes to bolster its Amber base. Honeydew Melon adds a watery freshness whilst Davana oil gives a sensual quality. Tonka Bean brings an almond-meets-tobacco edge that’s warm and intensely masculine.
TOMMY HILFIGER WEEKEND GETAWAY
The masculine, fresh scent comes alive with warm notes of balmy vetiver and sandalwood, fused with extracts of clary sage, fresh white pepper and bergamot. The brand’s signature bottle is decorated with a striking blue TOMMY logo and postcard stamp, topped with a colourful cap.
SOLO LOEWE CEDRO
Loewe has developed an olfactory creation with opposing bases, in line with the SOLO Loewe family. Four contrasting harmonious notes come together to create this aroma: A citrus note from mandarin and petit grain merges with spicy pink pepper and nutmeg. Moist chords based on mate leaves, basil and lavender with a contrasting woody note, rich in Virginia cedarwood, gayac wood and amber wood. Fine raw ingredients pay homage to discreet luxury.
THE BOSS BOTTLED UNITED
For those who act with passion, loyalty and integrity, the fragrance honors a player’s path to success as an olfactive encapsulation of an inner-city pitch. Combining the crispness of the outdoors with an urban warmth, it delivers a relentless freshness thanks to its twist on the original BOSS BOTTLED ingredients. Opening with South African Buchu, it combines with Blood Orange to create its citrus edge. A heart of Spearmint, Peppermint and Orris Concrete create its liveliness, while Vetiver, Patchouli and Cashmeran drive its woody warm elegance. Enclosed in a silver-shaded flacon, the scent acts as a physical reminder of the well-earned trophies received when players perform at their best.
MICHAEL KORS EXTREME SPEED
Michael Kors newest men’s fragranceIS designed for the man who lives life with sleek style and explosive energy. Coriander and spices are layered with distinctive woods and classic patchouli for a modern, dynamic masculinity. It opens with invigorating cardamom, sleek cypress and an exhilarating dose of aromatic sage. Cinnamon anchors the heart of the fragrance while violet wood delivers a smooth, woody hook. From the back, a trio of cedarwoods collide for a lasting impression of refined masculinity. Together, they create facets of spice, wood and warmth. Patchouli lends enigmatic depth, together with the dark seduction of resinous tolu balm.
GUERLAIN L’HOMME IDEAL SPORT
To reveal the eau de toilette’s sporting potential, Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s Master Perfumer, and Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer, have given the almond note a boost of vitality, energising it with fresh spices and a wave of aquatic notes. Neroli essence delicately enfolds it. Last but not least, the winning trio of coumarin, vetiver and patchouli brings strength, vigour and sensuality to this “active water”.
MARC JACOBS MEN
AN UNEXPECTED SCENT WITH ORIGINAL, MODERN STYLE, IT CREATES THE FEELING OF
UNDERSTATED LUXURY. A UNIQUE AND FRESH COMBINATION OF ITALIAN BERGAMOT, CYPRESS FROM TUSCANY AND EASTERN SPICES LIKE CUMIN, CARDAMOM AND GINGER OPEN THE TOP NOTE. THE HEART OF THE FRAGRANCE UNFOLDS WITH CLEAR, WATERY FIG LEAVES WRAPPED WITH AN ECCENTRIC AND MASCULINE FLORAL COMBINATION OF ROSE DE MAI AND CYCLAMEN. A COMPLEX AND WARM DRY DOWN OF EARTHY TONKA BEAN AND CEDARWOOD ARE COMBINED WITH NIRVANOLIDE MUSK AND SET AGAINST A RICH SEDUCTIVE BACKGROUND OF PROVENCE FIG, INDONESIAN PATCHOULI AND MOSS.