Best Summer Scents 2011 – For Him

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123444Dior Eau Sauvage
A fantastic, classic scent. Dior’s Eau Sauvage, their first men’s perfume, is an elegant manly scent with a light lemony, herbal aroma combined with a rustic, mossy, woody undertone. The effect is very balanced and masculine which has led to this product being a staple favourite in the bathrooms of men all over the world for decades.
50ml £43, 100ml £59
www.boots.com

untitled1Tommy Hilfiger Loud
Loud, by Tommy Hilfiger, despite its name and rock ‘n’ roll styled packaging is actually a rather clean and understated scent. Featuring patchouli, rose and tobacco, the combination is fresh, cool, sweet and even a little bit smokey. It’s an ideal day-to-day Summer fragrance to accompany the casual jeans and t-shirt style that it has been aimed at and the edgy packaging will appear to any music fan.
40ml £27.58 , 75ml £39.50
www.boots.com


screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123622Gucci by Gucci Sport Pour Homme

Gucci by Gucci SPORT Pour Homme is a great Summer scent. Jam packed with fruity, citrusy sweet aromas it captures the natural fresh smell of being in the countryside on a sunny day. The fragrance lasts a long time, a good 5 hours, and is ideal for day-to-day wear throughout the Summer.
50ml £41.50
www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123633Versace Pour Homme
Versace Pour Homme is another scent that is great for Summer. Designed to convey an attitude of self confidence and masculinity, the initial citrusy aroma gives way to a fresh, cool, aquatic scent that works both as a day or evening fragrance.
50ml £41, 100ml £49
www.debenhams.com

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123644Marc Jacobs Bang
Marc Jacobs Bang is the most stylishly packaged men’s fragrance in this article with its striking angular metallic bottle, which is guaranteed to draw attention. Beneath the stylised exterior is an intense, rich, spicy scent with deep woody and light peppery notes. With no floral or citrus notes this is a very manly fragrance, which also has great longevity, just one spray in the morning will see you through the day.
50ml £39.83, 100ml £51
www.johnlewis.com

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-1234111Boss Orange Man
Boss Orange Man is a new fragrance for men designed as a counterpart to BOSS Orange for women. The fragrances have similar qualities with a prominent soothing vanilla component although Orange Man then combines this with some masculine woody notes and some crisp spiced apple to produce a very wearable Summer scent. Great for day-to-day wearand the chunky bottle looks good on the dresser too.
40ml £25, 60ml £35, 100ml £45
www.houseoffraser.co.uk

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123655Dolce & Gabanna The One Gentleman
Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman, is a new fragrance for men in the popular “The One” range and has been launched to help mark the 20 year anniversary of their men’s fashion line. The scent is sophisticated and subtle with distinct pepper, vanilla and fennel components making for a warm, relaxing and gentlemanly scent.
50ml £41.50, 100ml £52.50
www.thefragranceshop.co.uk


screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123348Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc

Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 is a trio of new men’s fragrances from Lacoste which take inspiration from their most famous menswear garment, the original L.12.12 Polo shirt. The first of the scents is the ‘Blanc’ which pairs fresh, zingy grapefruit with cardamom and rosemary spices. The overall effect is a unique masculine, yet floral scent which is clean and fresh but with an underlying woody tone. A great Summer fragrance.
30ml £25, 100ml £42
www.boots.com
screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123401Dunhill Custom
‘Custom’ is the new signature fragrance from the men’s luxury brand Dunhill. Dunhill have combined crisp English apple with spicy black pepper, cedarwood and incense to create a warm, fresh, masculine aroma. Packaged in a stocky solid glass bottle, it looks like it means business and the cap has an aluminium plate which can be customised with a phrase or set of initials making it an ideal wedding gift. This fragrance is available exclusively at Harrods.
50ml £42, 100ml £54
www.harrods.com

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123420Clinique Happy For Men
Clinique Happy For Men is a great refreshing summery scent. Packed with cool citrus aromas, the overall effect is very clean, fresh and uplifting. This fragrance works well for day or night.
50ml £29, 100ml £40
www.clinique.co.uk


screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123605ECKO by Marc Ecko

ECKO is the first fragrance from entrepreneur Marc Ecko. Created as a clean and bright daily-wear fragrance, this scent combines citrus and spice with crisp grapefruit and ginger notes tempered with liquorice. Overall, the effect is very smooth and works great as a summer scent.
50ml £29.99, 100ml £39.99
www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

screen-shot-2011-04-09-at-123324Eau De L’Occitane Pour Homme
The new fragrance from L’Occitane has a distintive masculine, yet soothing, aroma featuring lavender blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood. With its rustic brown tinted bottle, this is a panoramic and complex fragrance which although intended for men, is also loved by women too.
100ml £35
uk.loccitane.com