All posts tagged: men’s fragrance

Five of the best: autumn fragrance

As the nights draw in and mornings grow darker a new wave of fragrances are set to hit the market. Warming, spicy and perfect for long brisk walks in the part and cosy nights by the fire, this is The Spa Man’s pick of the best. BOSS BOTTLED OUD This is my favourite from the selection of fragrances. It’s long-lasting, potent and a heady mix of oud laced with smoky cypriol and gaiac wood (that’s the base) you will also experience bergamot, apple and plum rest on an aromatic elixir of geranium, clove and cinnamon, fused with rare saffron and evocative labdanum resin. BOSS BOTTLED OUD is available nationwide at House of Fraser and Debenhams RRP, £56.00 for 50ml, £76.00 for 100ml Ex Idolo Ryder Another potent spicy mix this time from Ex Idolo which has created an interesting blend inspired by the history of the members clubs of Mayfair and St. James in London. The fragrance is a juxtaposition of sweet tobacco and boozy notes against a warm woody-amber accord. The fragrance is anchored …

Hugo’s got a new face

HUGO BOSS Parfums is always switched on when it comes to big name partnerships for is fragrance range. It has just announced the signing of ten world-class footballers to front the 2014 ‘Success Beyond The Game’ campaign. There’s a range of fragrances in the line including my all-time Hugo favourite, BOSS ORANGE MAN which is represented by Germany’s Footballer Of The Year 2012 Marco Reus. BOSS BOTTLED. UNLIMITED. is a new, limited edition scent and is being fronted by England’s Goalkeeper Joe Hart (pictured above). It’s great for spring, fresh and lively and I first noticed pineapple. According to the release it’s inspired by vibrant green notes BOSS BOTTLED. UNLIMITED. has been created with a blend of refreshing mint combined with juicy pineapple and enduring masculine woods. BOSS BOTTLED. UNLIMITED. The Collection Eau de Toilette 100ml £55.00 / €79.00 Eau de Toilette 50ml £41.00 / €61.00 Available nationwide.   And if you really want to get in on the action here’s the Twitter hashtag: #SuccessBeyondTheGame campaign

A gift that keeps on giving

Ermenegildo Zegna has a limited edition gift with purchase on offer for February. It’s an embossed tablet case with any Ermenegildo Zegna fragrance purchase, including the Uomo fragrance (which I am wearing right now). Easy enough concept. The case is smart and just what you need for your tablet. It’s available in stores nationwide and for fragrance purchases 50ml and over. Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo EDT 50ml – £45.   Grab it while you can.  

Quantum – the new 007 fragrance

The third instalment from the James Bond 007 fragrance line came out of no where. It’s linked by name to the film but not aligned specifically to capture the marketing hype of a new film launch. That aside, I have to say I’m a real fan of the 007 Ocean Royale, read my review here. It’s a fresh and bright daytime scent that has ensured many welcome compliments this summer. So, onto the newest launch – Quantum. For me it’s a slightly more sophisicated scent and one that I will reserve more for the evenings. Quantum is blended with Juniper Berries and Bergamot for a touch of  citrus but it’s the deep woody notes that give it real character – Sandalwood in particular. I’ve never smelt Violet Leaf before – but its in the mix too. Like the others that came before it, I have instantly taken to 007 Quantum, perhaps you will too. Available nationwide including Debenhams and www.fragrancedirect.co.uk EDT/30ml – RRP £20 EDT/50ml – RRP £25 EDT/75ml – RRP £32 EDT/125ml – RRP …

Superdry Orange

THE STORY: I love a fragrance that’s uplifting and zesty and Superdry’s Orange EDT embodies it all. It does what it says on the label – it’s packed with sweet blood oranges and delivers a modern, contemporary cologne.  It’s set off with lots of spiciness and lasts pretty well. It won’t go the whole day but loves you for a good 4-5 hours. THE SCIENCE: Black pepper, sandalwood, frankincense and patchouli lie at the heart of the spicy, heady mix and its all topped off with sweet orange (it’s not cloying or sickly sweet) and works perfectly. THE VERDICT: Bloody brilliant. THE DETAILS: 40ml – £29.50 Available from Superdry stores, www.superdry.com and Selfridges and House of Fraser.