Spring/Summer 2023’s Top New Men’s Fragrances

by | Sep 30, 2023 | MENS | 0 comments

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Spring, ah. the one period of year when all four seasons may occur in a single day, and sometimes even in a single hour. Going outside without considering whether we’re prepared appropriately for Mother Nature’s trickery generally results in us curled up in the beer garden, shivering. When will we ever get it?

It seems that although the clocks have advanced, the thermometer isn’t always in agreement. By now, everyone living in the northern hemisphere ought to be aware of the many forms that spring takes.

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Initially, there’s “fool’s spring,” which is an unusually warm period that deceives you into removing your Big Coat. Brutally, the “second winter” follows, during which you have to pull it out once again. The “spring of deception” will arrive soon after, tempting you to put away the grill or get a lighter duvet—only to have the “third winter” pull you back under the covers.

Who knows, maybe you won’t regret not wearing a jacket today? You won’t regret giving these new season perfumes a good sniff, no matter what the weather.

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Spring/Summer 2023: Fragrances for Men!”

DS and Durga Pistachio

DS Durga’s David Moltz is a busy guy. The perfumer recently visited Harrods and browsed the luxury line of fragrances housed by the premier department store in London, which includes 40 Million Year Old Amber and Royal Kinam Oud, both of which are limited edition.

A new partnership with the prestigious NYC hotel The Carlyle has been announced on the other side of the pond. It has a citrus-woody combination of lime, bergamot, neroli, rose, honeysuckle, linden flower, sandalwood, moss, and hay.

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Pistachio, which is accessible to everyone, started off as a “studio juice” in a limited edition of 100 bottles as a part of David Moltz’s “desk reserve” collection. It’s now taking its proper position in the main collection thanks to popular demand.

Cardamom, pistachio, roasted almond, patchouli, vanilla crème, and additional pistachio notes may all be found in this nutty fragrance. Like those salted bar nibbles, it’s creamy and sweet with a great candied, roasted feel that makes it impossible to put down.

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L’ Immensité Louis Vuitton

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The current relationship that Yayoi Kusama has with Louis Vuitton is dropping like it’s hot. Since 2012, the opulent residence has worked with the modern Japanese artist.

The men’s campaign has Justin Timberlake as the face, while Kusuma’s iconic pumpkin artwork is used to create a special edition of the popular perfume L’Immensité.

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Decanting into a collector’s bottle, the aroma of ginger, grapefruit, labdanum, ambrosian, cascalone, and ambergris is light, uplifting, and stimulating.

Sherwood Memo Paris

Memo Paris’ newest fragrance pays homage to the well-known English woodland where Robin Hood once lived. The Memo Paris collection often bases a fragrance’s beginning point on the voyage rather than the final destination.

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Luckily, a drive up the M1 isn’t as exotic as Sherwood. Memo employs the artistic interpretations of each fragrance to help picture it; Maël Nozahic’s depiction of a fantastical woodland makes much more sense.

Carrot seed oil, Damascena rose, sandalwood oil, blackcurrant bud absolute, pink pepper extraction, orange flower, cashmeran, and oakwood combine to create Sherwood, a creamy, dreamy mixture.

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As usual, everything is exquisitely wrapped in a box with a map inside and a free postcard that you may mail or pick up.

Givenchy Gentleman Society

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Benjamin Clementine, a singer, musician, model, and general polymath, has joined Givenchy as the face of Gentleman Society, a new inky perfume featuring heavy silver gear.

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It’s a similarly sophisticated scent, featuring a worldly blend of French sage and Guatemalan cardamom; base notes of organic Himalayan cedarwood, organic Australian sandalwood, and a Tasuki vanilla absolute from Madagascar; and heart notes of narcissus absolute, essence of Haitian vetiver, a CO2 Haitian vetiver extract, essence of Uruguayan vetiver, and organic vetiver from Madagascar.

Les Bois Glacé, Moncler Les Sommets Collection

The gurus of puffer jacket design, Moncler, have unveiled a new line of eau de fragrances called Les Sommets. Among the range, Les Bois Glacé is our favourite.

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This chilly, woodsy fragrance is a study in opposites, with a warm, smoky undertone of Haitian vetiver and fiery pink pepper contrasted with the freshness of Calabrian bergamot at first.

This season is so unpredictable that it’s the ideal cover—warm one minute and cold the next.

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Acqua Di Parma

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Samuel Ross, the creator of A-COLD-WALL* and an artist, adds his signature to Acqua di Parma with three exclusive designs for Colonia.

Sun Rise Yellow, Ultra Orange, and Grass Blade Green give this classic aroma a contemporary spin.

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It might be a bit disappointing to throw this empty bottle in the garbage, but fortunately, they have also created a replacement made of recyclable aluminium. When your selected neon bottle is empty, you may finally recharge it or any other ADP version. Enormous hugs all around.

Gris Dior Christian Dior Paris.

Joseph Quinn, a former co-star of Stranger Things, has joined a group of well-known people to represent a new Gris Dior ad.

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Launched in 2017 as a part of La Collection Privée Christian Dior, Gris Dior is a shared chypre that merits the attention it is receiving right now.

The woody and floral notes of rose, amber, cedar, and sandalwood are combined with bergamot, patchouli, and oak moss, which are the hallmarks of chypre perfumes.

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Rich, plush, and cosy, it fits like an exquisitely cut cashmere coat.

MCM Onyx

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MCM (Modern Creation München) is renowned for its opulent monogrammed baggage with a chic edge, much like a Germanic Louis Vuitton.

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MCM’s first fragrance for men, the Stark backpack in the house Visetos pattern, is positioned as a little hit.

With notes of ginger, pink pepper, and grapefruit at the top, lavender, basil, and violet leaf in the middle, and vetiver Haiti, tonka, and clearwood in the base, it has a very well-balanced, fresh aroma.

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That logo is so last century; this is scream HIT.

Coach Green

Many women’s fragrances include kiwi, so it’s about time the fellas had one too. The ombre green glass bottle and leather key chain honour the star element found in Coach Green.

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Here, the kiwi note gives way to dry down notes of cedar and moss and heart notes of bergamot, rosemary, and geranium, producing a clean, wear-anywhere fougère.

Platinum Montblanc Explorer

Like any popular, long-running TV series, one has to worry when Montblanc Explorer will run out of plots. It’s reached a new height with Platinum.

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This smell is composed of only three major ingredients: violet leaf, sage, and cedar wood. It has the ideal amount of aromatic and aquatic undertones.

Collectors of watches will appreciate the homage to the world’s seven peak climbing challenges and the adventurers who dare to climb them, as well as the 1858 Geosphere chronograph’s impact on the bottle’s textured silver sleeve.

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Ferragamo’s Bright Leather

Velvet for springtime? Bright Leather by Ferragamo, in fact, is a summer-appropriate version of an element that is usually reserved for winter.

With the zingiest fruits—bergamot, mandarin, and grapefruit—it opens delectably fresh. White leather, rosemary, and basil follow, all resting on a gentle foundation of musk, patchouli, and cedar.

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With a redesigned appearance, it offers oceanic notes of green fig and apple over a musky dry down. This is the one we’ll be aiming for all summer.

1 Million Royal Paco Rabanne

The pomp and circumstance surrounding King Charles’ coronation was undoubtedly pushed to the fore, so appreciate this for the sake of the common people like us.

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With a suite of luxurious ingredients, Paco Rabanne 1 Million Royal achieves a bejewelled finish to fit the mood: a herbaceous bouquet of violet leaves, lavender, and sage in the heart; a base of benzoin, cedar wood, and a patchouli duo; and mandarin, bergamot, and cardamom to start the warm and zesty opening notes.

It has a cocoa, warm, and sweet feel, yet it’s also light enough to be ideal when the weather finally warms up.

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The Highlands Collection by Jo Malone

The Scottish Highlands’ “summer” is really more akin to a chilly spring for those who reside in more southern latitudes. It offers a much-needed refuge from the intense heat and served as the idea for Jo Malone’s limited edition collection.

Thistle, English ivy, and coolwood are some of the natural plants that Melancholy Thistle uses to represent the desolate, rain-swept terrain. In honour of this wild terrain of peaks and peat, Highland Heather combines cypress, heather, and amber; Mallow on the Moor draws inspiration from violet leaf, mallow, and heliotrope; and Wild Achillea combines neroli, waterlily, and musk.

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As always, pair them together or wear them separately to create your own Highland fling.

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