The (natural) scent of a man, isn’t always as divine as men think it to be. Do yourself and others a favour, and wear perfume/cologne. The world of men’s fragrances can be a confusing and overwhelming one. So, here’s our list of everything you need to smell delectable: Naughty or nice, and everything in-between!
Zara Amalfi Sunray EDP: Last year pulled the brakes on all travel plans. A few drops of the latest Eau de parfum (EDP) from Zara is said to transport you to the Italian Riviera, with its olfactory notes of mandarin, bergamot and orange flower. Ah, we could all do with a sensorial holiday for now.
Get it for: ₹2,790 (90 ML)
Skinn Escapade Forest Rouge EDP: With hints of nutmeg, a touch of lavender and sandalwood, this warm fragrance is an ode to those who love the outdoors, wandering amidst the greens and browns. Earthy and woody, it’s a perfect scent for a man who’s intense and has a sense of adventure.
Get it for: ₹2,395 (100 ML)
HUGO Man by Hugo Boss: HUGO Man fragrance is for men who want to live their life on their own terms. The fragrance comes in an exceptional flask shaped spray bottle with its cap strapped on, for the man on the move. This scent will win you over with the masculine spiciness of its woody notes. The green base harmonises perfectly with refreshing aquatic headnotes and the unmistakable scent of apples. An irresistible treat to the senses.
Get it for: Approximately ₹ 3,900 (75 ML)
Calvin Klein Eternity Cologne: CK Eternity launched back in the 1990s remains a bestseller to this day; most men would have owned at least a bottle of this scent at some point in their lives. Why improve upon perfection, you ask? Eternity Flame is refreshingly modern and is said to evoke adventure with it alluring warm and intimate notes—of lentisk (a Greek Island evergreen), anchored by a warm bourbon geranium base with moss and woods, topped with notes of spice and ginger. A light and fresh fragrance that’s perfect for hot, humid days for picnics with your pals or girl/boy.
Get it for: ₹4,525 (100 ML)
Independence EDP by Shantanu & Nikhil: In 2021, the eponymous label of the celebrated Indian designer duo entered the world of fragrances with Independence EDP for men. The fragrance is ideal for someone with a refined taste; someone who balances his pride in his Indian heritage with a well-informed global outlook. The scent, crafted by renowned perfumers in Germany, is a blend of leather, wood and amber notes. Independence with its heady notes packaged in a stunning case inspired from ink-bottles of a bygone era—is bound to take you back to a time of vintage beauty. Available exclusively across their flagship stores in Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.
Get it for: Price on request.
Davidoff Cool Water Intense EDP: This new take on the ever-popular Cool Water is, freshness from the sea, bottled! Davidoff has revisited Cool Water’s brightness for the first time with an ethically sourced ingredient from a community in Brazil: the handpicked green mandarin. The scent opens to the refreshing citrusy notes and unfolds into oriental notes of coconut water blended with the sensuality of amber accord. The ultimate call of freshness, hedonism and seduction.
Get it for: ₹4,800 (125 ML)
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum: The 1 Million line of scents have always been for the bold and the fashionable. A warm and deliberate perfume on the edge of extreme bottled in striking gold! Sun-drenched leather with notes of resin and pine with salty effects by amber woods—a powerful fragrance for a man who’s confident with his style and one who isn’t afraid to leave his mark.
Get it for: ₹6,250 (100 ML)
Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme: Strong. Masculine yet sensual. An expression of a man’s strength and his charisma, Dylan Blue’s earthy and citrusy olfactory notes are enveloped with black pepper, papyrus wood and incense, along with mineral musk, tonka beans and saffron. The bold perfume is stored in a blue, geometric bottle enriched with gold-tone accents, invoking the Mediterranean Sea and sand. Spritz some onto the pulse points and see the magic unfold!
Get it for: ₹6,750 (100 ML)
Gucci Guilty Love Edition 2021 Pour Homme: The Gucci Guilty Love Edition 2021 aims at celebrating lovers who live free from labels. The men’s EDT opens with refreshing notes of Italian Lemon and is tied together with Patchouli and Cedarwood. The scent is unquestionably, a contemporary declaration of passion with interesting verses printed at the back of the bottles.
Get it for: Approximately 7,100 (90 ML)
Tom Ford Costa Azzurra: The new 2021 version of the popular Costa Azzurra is said to encapsulate the designer’s love for the Mediterranean. The label’s Instagram handle describes the scent like this: An instant hit of sea air mixed with saltiness and woody dunes—a crisp medley of cypress, oaks and aromatics. What’s not to love?
Get it for: Approximately ₹9,000 (50 ML)
So, take your pick. Or mix a few and layer them to make your signature scent… to leave a lasting impression!
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