Like all elements of a wardrobe, a fragrance can’t be worn with every outfit. As a general rule, keep your cologne gentle, fresh and matched with light fabrics at the start of the week before moving to the heavier fragrances at the end of the week. We will guide you through the do’s and don’ts of scented sensations so all you have to do is sit back and smell great!
One for the Weekend
Gucci Guilty Platinum Pour Homme Eau de Toilette: £62 for 90ml, Boots
The sensual orange blossom heart of Guilty breaks with traditional masculine notes making this the perfect getaway spritzer. Sparkling lemon adds a zesty kick, while seductive notes of lavender and patchouli give it a rich, warming base making the ladies take a second look (or smell). The limited-edition, platinum-hued metal bottle features glass windows and an interlocking “G” design.
David Beckham Beyond Forever Eau de Toilette: £23 for 60ml, Superdrug
Celebrity scents are usually a no, no, however any respectable man would never say no to David Beckham. With his on-point dress sense and sporting nature, there was no doubt in our minds that David Beckham was going to smell great too and his aftershave is rather beautiful! Spicy nutmeg and zesty bergamot blend into a heart of violet, with a woody base of patchouli, leather and vetiver. A good choice if you’re on a budget.
Creed Green Irish Tweed: £154 for 100ml, Amazon
One of the most timeless fragrances out there, this scent’s fresh top notes of iris and lemon verbena are given a richer edge with a big sandalwood base note. Classic, smooth, masculine: basically James Bond in fragrance form.
We’re off on Holiday
Eu de Lacoste Noir Parfum: £39, 50ml, Lacoste online
The inventiveness and elegance of the Lacoste polo shirt revisited in a fragrance and everyone loves wearing a polo shirt on their holidays! An intense and refreshing fragrance, inspired by a warm summer evening feel, making your cocktails on the beach just that extra bit satisfying.
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JOHN SMEDLEY FEATHER GREY RHODES POLO SHIRT KNIT – £124.95
From John Smedley comes the Rhodes Polo Shirt Knit in Feather Grey colour, featuring elasticated cuffs and hem. This short sleeved casual man’s knit comes with a spread collar with a two-button placket.
BASE LONDON BURNISHED COCOA SOUTHWARK BOOTS – £55.95
Coming in Burnished Cocoa, the Southwark Boots from Base London feature a leather upper and pull tabs. Featuring stretch inserts, these boots also have slim toe shape. They sport stitching and punch detailing throughout.
LACOSTE DARK BLUE/DARK BLUE MARCEL LCR2 SPM TRAINERS – £54.95
These Marcel LCR SPM Trainers by Lacoste feature lace-up front closure with metal eyelets, vulcanized rubber outsole and round toe design. Available in Dark Blue/Dark Blue, these trainers have brand accented tongue and also feature contrasting brand logo and double vents to the sides and come completed with stitch detailing throughout.