We know fragrance is a personal thing; what smells good to one dude might smell like rotten eggs to another. And though we don’t claim to be an expert nose, we do have a great sense of what smells nice. Here’s a roundup of 11 of the latest and freshest fragrances for fellas that don’t want to feel stale.
Raw and timeless, this ultramodern sophisticated scent of lemon, iris, and vetiver will never go out of style.
GIVENCHY Gentleman Cologne, $88 for 3.3 oz. Bloomingdale’s
We guarantee that this citrusy amber wood will strike you right through the heart.
VERSACE Eros Flame Eau de Parfum, $80 for 1.7 oz. Macy’s
French lavender and patchouli add a dash of cosmopolitan elegance to your olfactory repertoire.
LACOSTE L.12.12 French Panache Pour Lui Eau de Toilette, $77 for 3.3 oz. Macy’s
A tornado of guaiac and red amber turn up the heat in the latest incarnation of the classic.
PACO RABANNE Invictus Legend Eau de Parfum, $124 for 5.1 oz. Macy’s
The intoxicating melange of bergamot, ginger, cypress and white musk perfectly captures the essence of the spontaneity of summer love.
DOLCE & GABBANA Light Blue Sun Pour Homme Eau de Parfum, $88 for 4.2 oz. Macy’s
Warm spices, wet woods and crisp florals bring to mind the aromas of the world’s best shores.
TOMMY HILFIGER Tommy Into the Surf Eau de Toilette, $48 for 3.4 oz. Tommy Hilfiger Boutiques
An understated “anti-floral” floral composed of crisp cut stalks, crushed leaves, rich soil with a hint of musk.
MALIN+GOETZ Stem Eau de Parfum, $95 for 1.7 oz. Barneys New York
Hugo Boss flips the script with its refreshing urban cocktail of citrus, rosemary and vetiver.
HUGO BOSS HUGO Reversed Eau de Toilette, $80 for 4.2. oz. Kohl’s
Wild lavender, fir balsam and Madagascar cinnamon mingled with a touch of salt air offer up an unfiltered taste of nature.
DAVIDOFF Run Wild for Him Eau de Toilette, $83 for 3.3 oz. Macy’s
Discover the complexity of Haitian vetiver, Indonesian patchouli and Italian bergamot in this unconventional woody-aromatic leather fragrance.
MONTBLANC Explorer Eau de Parfum, $98 for 3.3 oz. Macy’s
Green cardamom and pink pepper provide an exotic sensuality to this adventurous gourmand.
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ESSENZE Madras Cardamom Eau de Parfum, $220 for 3.4 oz. Bloomingdale’s
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Joane Amay is the Beauty and Style Director at Ebony magazine. A hoarder of shoes, baubles and sparkly things, she dreams one day of owning her own private island.