making scents: the hottest summer fragrances for men
Once the temperature heats up, that’s his cue to leave heavy, winter scents behind and reach for something a little more refreshing (think notes like ginger and kiwi). We’ve broken down the newest warm-weather colognes to help expand his fragrance knowledge.
By Emily MacCulloch
The scent:Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune, $81 for 100 ml
Star note: Golden Delicious apple
You say: Think of it like a refreshing cocktail starring Golden Delicious apple. It starts off sweet before giving way to earthy vetiver and warm amber.
The scent: Jimmy Choo Man Eau de Toilette, $88 for 100 ml
Star note: Lavender
You say: Mixing lavender with notes like geranium and patchouli, this sophistication in a bottle says, “I appreciate the finer things in life.”
The scent:Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Summer Eau de Toilette, $78 for 125 ml
Star note: Kiwi
You say: This tropical-infused scent evokes a day at the beach. Kiwi and pineapple blend with coriander for a laid-back, hang-10 vibe.
The scent:Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic Eau de Toilette, $95 for 100 ml
Star note: Cardamom
You say: Combining spicy notes like cardamom and ginger, it’s like wearing your favourite flavour-enhancing ingredients as a mouth-watering spritz.
The scent:Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Giò Profumo, $109 for 75 ml
Star note: Bergamot
You say: Made for the man who spends his summers on the Mediterranean (or aspires to), this fresh, sea-faring scent mixes sage with incense.
The scent:Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense For Him Eau de Toilette, $97 for 90 ml
Star note: Cumin Seed
You say: Opening with spicy pepper oil then fusing with leather and tonka bean, this posh scent is a perfect match for his classic trench.