By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Just like nature springs back into life, men’s fragrances this Spring are striking renewed accords that involve some of the giants within the industry. Whether they are a reinterpretation of classics or fresh, new scents, we are in for a sensory awakening.
The new Dior Homme may look like a reinvention of the 2005 hit fragrance (now Dior Homme Original), but it is, in fact, entirely new! The iris has been replaced by a woodsy base for a more modern scent accord that is more straight-forward and confident.
Dior Homme, $97
This vibrant woody fragrance starts with enticing citrus notes and is an ode to modern love. And in true Tiffany style, you have the option to custom-engrave the bottle for that personal gift.
Tiffany & Co Tiffany & Love For Him, $95
The oriental/floral gender-neutral fragrance is extravagant and exotic and is inspired by the scarlet poppy from Asia’s wild steppes.
Jo Malone London Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense, $135
The heritage-inspired Exclusifs collection from Chanel takes its creative spark from Ms. Coco Chanel’s Zodiac sign, Leo. And yes, the orientally opulent fragrance has an elegant bite.
Lex Exclusifs De Chanel Le Lion eau de parfum, $350
Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection has birthed another masterpiece with the peach-inspired scent that, contrary to its name, is sweet, oriental, and highly seductive.
Tom Ford Bitter Peach, $350
Another gender-neutral fragrance with a vintage streak that has mineral and floral notes that is easy for everyone to wear.
Gucci Memoire D’une Odeur, $120
The famous skincare fragrance company has launched four fragrances, and this last one is a formulation of green citrus and woodsy notes. Although it is marketed as gender-neutral, it does flip towards the masculine.
Aesop Rozu, $180
Green and smoky, this newest addition to Armani Privé’s Les Eaux line is a little masterpiece of vibrant summer vibes inspired by different tea types.
Armani Privé Thé Yulong, $300