If you’re a guy (or buying for one), here are seven great fragrances he’s going to fall in love with this autumn.
TOM FORD TOBACCO VANILE. Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum is a modern take on an old-world men’s club. This smooth oriental opens immediately with opulent essences of tobacco leaf and aromatic spice notes. The heart unfolds with creamy tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla and cocoa and finishes with dry fruit accord enriched with sweet wood sap. You’ll also find notes of ginger, anise, coriander and benzoin.
CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO. 1
Clive Christian, the world’s most expensive perfume, comes courtesy of British perfumer Clive Christian, who acquired the 19th century British perfume house Crown Perfumery in 1999. In this supreme oriental-amber scent (which comes in a bottle hand-painted with gold), you’ll find top notes of bergamot, lime, Sicilian mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg and thyme; heart notes of lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang and heliotrope and base notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, ambery wood and vanilla.
This cologne is for a manly man. Its composition is pure Italian black leather with top notes of clary sage oil and fresh mandarin. The heart notes include the elegance of iris absolute and tonka bean, laid on a base of black leather and vanilla bean.
This is a great scent for the sophisticated gent who favors the best in life. Its creation was inspired by the emperor Aventus, celebrating a man who is strong, powerful and successful. It’s scent is as rich as its name, with top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, apple and pineapple; heart notes of pinkberries, birch, patchouli and jasmine; and a base of musk, oakmoss, ambergris and vanilla.
GUCCI GUILTY EAU
This subtle scent is almost romantic attitude. It creates a heady contrasting aromatic blend of lemon and bergamot top notes with noble woody orris, bringing an intriguing infusion to the orange blossom signature of the original scent. At the base, a suave patchouli and musk blend creates the scents timbre. This scent is addictive.
This sophisticated scent has a radically fresh composition that is raw and noble all at once. Natural ingredients prevail as radiant top notes burst with the juicy freshness of Reggio di Calabria bergamot. Ambroxan, derived from precious ambergris, unleashes a powerfully woody trail. You’ll also find hints of Sichuan pepper and ambroxan in this heady fragrance.
HUGO BOSS – THE SCENT
This new fragrance from Hugo Boss is irresistible, unfolding over time to showcase a balanced palette of ginger, maninka and leather. Sexy.