6 New Ways to Smell Better Than Ever Before
You’re no longer limited to “musky” and “aftershave” in the cologne world, thanks to these smart scent-makers…
FOR THE VINYASA GUY
The company that brought you high-design hand wash steps into the scent game with this surprisingly herbal (is that basil? but, like, in a good way?) scent. It’ll add some serenity now to another day crammed with meetings.
$110 |1.7oz.| aesop.com
For The Tailor-On-Speed-Dial Guy
Ermenegildo Zegna Mediterranean Neroli
Neroli’s a bitter-orange essential oil, which sounds like a bad thing—until you realize that it’s the olfactory equivalent of two pre-dinner Negronis. Which is to say: wonderfully bracing.
$200 |4.2 oz.| zegna.com
For The Weekend-In-Miami Guy
Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense
Lots of dudes seem to think that a nighttime fragrance ought to be cranked up to 10. Givenchy proves it knows better with this peppery, woods-heavy scent. Subtlety is its own reward, gentlemen—in life, and especially in nightclubs.
$92 |3.3 oz.| sephora.com
FOR THE WEEKEND-IN-SANTORINI GUY
Beach by day, beach by night, beach by moonlit skinny-dipping—this one (with fresh bergamot and a lab-derived version of ambergris—yes, like from whales) has got you covered.
$72 |2.0 oz.| dior.com
FOR THE “NOT MY FIRST HELICOPTER RIDE” GUY
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Exotic Leather
They call it Velvet Exotic Leather for a reason. It’s simultaneously soft and masculine, like the motorcycle jacket we keep telling you to buy (and break in over 20 years).
$225 |1.7 oz.| saksfifthavenue.com
FOR THE “REPAIRS HIS OWN MOTORCYCLE” GUY
Polo Supreme Oud
Oud is the smoky wood extract that’s blown up in the world of fragrances. Leave it to Ralph to take an often extreme scent into deeply wearable American-guy territory.
$125 |4.2 oz.| ralphlauren.com