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The Very Best Fragrances For Men Right Now

With the sense of smell closely linked to memory formation, a captivating aroma is a surefire way to ensure the wearer is both noticed and remembered. Surround yourself with an exquisite perfume to create your very own mobile luxury ambience, and to complete your style. Your olfactory system will be delighted when you purchase one of these fine fragrances. 

Acqua Di Parma – Oud & Spice 

Brand new for 2021, is this warm and spicy new incarnation of Acqua Di Parma’s classic. Notes of raspberry, rose, bergamot, cloves, cinnamon and pink pepper meld with Asian agarwood (from which the rare oud fragrance is extracted), patchouli and labdanum. The brand’s quintessentially Italian style is mirrored in a glamorous black and embossed gold bottle. 

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Skandinavisk – Kapitel 12, Freedom to Roam Eau de Toilette

Based on the Scandi ethos of a ‘freedom to roam’ Kapitel 12 by Skandinavisk (read our review of the founder here) was inspired by the spring blossoms and orchard fruits discovered during a trip to Hardangerfjord at springtime. A medley of fresh pear, delicate white flowers and subtle honey takes the wearer on a sensory journey across the fjordland. Contained in a sleek, contemporary bottle, the Eau de Toilette is then packaged in a presentation box displaying stunning photography of the region.

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Louis Vuitton – Imagination

Designed to pique your imagination, this scent is fresh and citrusy with calming qualities. Imagination is another new arrival for this year. Taking its cue from the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean, the perfume also includes Chinese, Nigerian and Sri Lankan ingredients for an exotic edge. Imagination is the work of Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud and is made in Grasse, France. 

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2787 Barcelona – Hamaca

If you want to conjure summer days and evenings year-round, purchase this scent from 2787 Barcelona. Coconut, tonka bean and vanilla are balanced with a sea-salty undertone that’s synonymous with beach vibes. From a deeply modern brand, Hamaca is encased in an elegant, minimalist bottle, and is perfect for the free-spirited guy. 

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Vyrao – Free OO

Vyrao creates products that are far more than simply fragrances – their range is designed to alter the state of mind. Each bottle of Free OO includes a supercharged Herkimer diamond crystal (known to clear, increase and raise energy) energised by the brand’s healer. With an emphasis on wellness, the scent is crafted using flower remedies. Citrus tones of uplifting Sicilian lemon, elevating mandarin and calming orange flower merge with sultry Egyptian jasmine and vanilla, finished with the gentle notes of grounding sandalwood and waterlily. 

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Diptyque – Orphéon

Named after a Parisienne late-night bar in the Saint-Germain quarter of the 1960s, Orphéon pays homage to its era, jazz music and vibrant artsy atmosphere. The bar was adjacent to the brand’s boutique and this fragrance marks Diptyque’s 60th anniversary. The scent is unisex, combining warm tonka bean, deep cedar, rich jasmine, bright juniper berries to create a fresh, floral, sensual, and woody finish. 

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Ralph Lauren – Ralph’s Club Eau De Parfum

The American fashion house, Ralph Lauren, has been producing aftershave for decades. But this Eau de Parfum is the brand’s most natural cologne to date. The ingredients (lavandin, apple, grapefruit, geranium, orange blossom, Virginia cedarwood, woody vetiver and clary sage) have been distilled to achieve a clean and long-lasting aroma that’s masculine, seductive, powerful and distinct. 

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Miller Harris – Reverie De Bergamote Eau De Parfum

Perfumer Emilie Bouge has constructed this bright unisex scent for Miller Harris. Using a high natural concentration of bergamot from the Calabria region, it contains tangerine, herbs, sandalwood, moss, leather and vetiver. Crafted from natural raw materials wherever possible, the fragrance is free from phthalates, artificial colourants, parabens and formaldehyde, and is suitable for those following a vegan lifestyle. Presented in a striking yellow bottle, it’s sure to brighten up your day – or night. 

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