By Mik Hyldebrandt
A great way to welcome the new season is by getting into a new and sexy fragrance. Traditionally, spring and summer scents have been light and aquatic, but this year the lightweights have been flanked by woodsy and masculine scents that connect you to nature and your deeper desires.
Maison Francis Kurkdijan never fails when it comes to hyper-elegant fragrances that stand out. Although floral at the core it has a nice, woodsy finish on the skin.
Maison Francis Kurkdijan Oud Silk Mood Eau de Parfum, $300
The inspiration was the perfumer’s family log cabin in Iceland so expect dry wood notes with touches of smoke.
Andrea Maack Birch Eau de Parfum, $135
This gender-neutral fragrance dances between sweet creaminess and aromatic woods with a little bit of smoke for added mystery.
ERIS Parfums Mx. Eau de Parfum, $150
Although labeled as a woman’s fragrance this wood and spice notes develop very well on male skin too and gives it a nice poignant result.
Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, $65
The combination of fresh and green with deeper and earthy scent notes really works to create a fragrance that has all the elements of a spring fling.
Comme Des Garçons Amazingreen Eau de Parfum, $145
Fine florals, spices, and a refined base of leather make this fragrance both modern and timeless at the same time.
Ted baker Tonic Ag Eau de Toilette, $85