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THE VALENTINE’S GIFT LIST: FRAGRANCE FOR HIM
These super scents are bound to make the man in your life very happy. This is our edit of the best put to test.
MICHAEL KORS EXTREME BLUE
Senual Ambrox is blended with the cooling spice of Cardamom and crisp bergamot, a fresh and upliftimg scent with undertones of sesame blend and herbaceous sage
LABEL M COLOGNE
Label M’s cologne is a brilliant 2-in-1 scent for both the body and hair. It’s a fresh long lasting product that’s infused with Argan Oil to help condition and style hair and helping you to smell glorious all day long.
CARVEN POUR HOME
A woody, spicy and aromatic scent that’s both masculine and modern. It doesn’t stray far away from the carven tradition. Its trio of nutmeg, sage and cedar are met with a blend of sandalwood and added violet leaf and grapefruit, so you’ll be feeling and smelling fresh wherever you are. Trust us, its grape!
JIMMY CHOO MAN
The first Jimmy Choo scent for men is finally here and it brings out an aura any man would want to be in the middle of. With top notes of lavender and honeydew melon, heart notes of pineapple, pink pepper and geranium and base notes including a blend of sandalwood and suede, it truly is irresistible.
100ml, £62 www.boots.com
DUNHIL ICON ABSOLUTE
A dark yet endearing scent that brings masculinity to a new level once worn. Its top notes blend black pepper and bergamot whilst heart notes mix saffron, black rose and jasmine. What makes this scent extra special is its very rare base note of Oud.
FLORIENTAL BY COMME DES GARCONS
Based on the citrus flower this fabulous fragrance is masculine with a burst of floral freshness. Including a blend of citrus flower, pink pepper, plum liqueur and sandalwood, it’s the perfect treat for any man’s senses. Smell fresh and feel fresh all day long.
PACO RABANNE 1 MILLION
Seductive, elegant and charming, not only is the gold bar styled bottle a head turner but what’s inside it bound to gain an audience too. An infusion of cardamen and mandarin layering, rose, cinnamon and juniper berries whilst patchouli, tonka beans and leather bed the bottom of the potion. It is one of the best scents created for men.
PENHALIGON’S BLENHEIM BOUQUET
A classic that was created 100 years ago and has managed to climb through every twist and turn in this trend setting generation. It gives you citrus, spices and woody undertones that all work together well no matter what the event, wear it every day or for special occasions.
ISSEY MIYAKE POUR HOMME EAU DE TOILETTE FRAICHE
Refreshing and sophisticated, indulge yourself into a mix of pink pepper, mint, rosemary and bergamot with added musk for the greatest statement scent for all the gentlemen out there.
100ml, £58 www.theperfumeshop.com
A blend of crisp citrus notes with woody undertones that create an irresistible allure. A scent which is undoubtedly both masculine and modern.
60ml, £50, www.theperfumeshop.com
Feature: Amy Thompson