Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

The 10 best new men's scents

1. CK One Shock
£23, 50ml edt, nationwide Calvin Klein has kept ahead of the market for fragrances. Shock, the latest offering, has notes of clementine and cucumber.

Brand new blends and imaginative twists on time-honoured classics, there’s a scent out there for every man.

1. CK One Shock

£23, 50ml edt, nationwide

Calvin Klein has kept ahead of the market for fragrances. Shock, the latest offering, has notes of clementine and cucumber.

2. L'Homme Libre

£34, 40ml edt, nationwide

This is the third interpretation of the classic YSL fragrance. This aroma, with basil and pink pepper, is a popular everyday choice.

3. Marc Jacobs Bang Bang

£31, 30ml edt, 0800 652 7661

This reinterpretation of the earlier Bang scent is refreshingly different. The fresh citrus top note is seductively tempting.

4. Homme by David Beckham

£30, 30ml edt, nationwide

The latest offering from brand Beckham, with its woody and spicy notes, certainly does smell very pleasant.

5. Eau Mage

£60, 50ml edt, www.diptyqueparis.co.uk

This year the Parisian brand turns 50. Eau Mage is part of its anniversary collection.

6. Aramis Impeccable

£45, 110ml edt, 0870 034 2566

For a limited time only, this classic has been spiced up. Aramis Impeccable includes essence of Moroccan cedarwood.

7. Dunhill Custom

£42, 50ml edt, Dunhill, harrods.com

Dunhill's newest fragrance smellsof luxury – oh, and English Pippin apple fused with black pepper.

8. Boss Velvet Amber

£110, 50ml, harrods.com

Part of a collection inspired byluxurious fabric, Velvet & Amber is presented in a pouch of that fabric. Available exclusively at Harrods.

9. 212 VIP Men

£37.50, 50ml edt, 020 7494 6220

Aimed at the party-lover, this includes ingredients that might more readily be associated with a cocktail: vodka and mint.

10. Amber Pour Homme Intense

£44.50, 50ml edt, nationwide

Fans of Prada will be delighted with this intense scent, a blend of patchouli, vanilla and bergamot.

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