8 new men's fragrances which are heaven scent
A host of scents have just been launched for the new season and we've selected the most delectable for the discerning gent to daub
New season, new scent? If you're nodding in agreement with this grooming mantra, you'll want to know what's in store in the fragrance department for autumn. Well, you've come to the right place.
All the major fragrance houses have been beavering away in their labs for months, dreaming up concoctions they hope you'll be dousing yourself with, and they've really outdone themselves this year.
We've sprayed and sniffed our way through the new launches and decided these are the colognes the discerning gent should make a beeline for this season.
1. Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Toilette, £53 for 60ml, YSLbeauty.co.uk
Inspired by the classic combination of a white T-shirt and perfectly cut black blazer, this modern fragrance opens with crisp bergamot and ginger notes, before a subtle sweetness arrives and is rounded off with the smoky warmth of incense.
2. Coach for Men Eau de Toilette, £45 for 60ml, John Lewis (available September 12)
Coach's new eau de toilette is inspired by American rebels, but it blends ingredients from around the globe, like Japanese pear, cardamom and Haitian vetiver, resulting in a fresh and youthful blend.
3. Dermot O'Leary Vetiver and Cedarwood Eau de Toilette, £22, Marks & Spencer (available September 7)
Celebrity fragrances can be hit and miss to say the least, but this, one of a pair from The X Factor host (and renowned nicest man in TV), is a real corker, layering zesty grapefruit and black pepper over woody vetiver to seriously seductive effect.
4. Cartier L'Envol Eau de Parfum, £70 for 50ml, Harrods
Falling firmly in the 'fougere' category, L'Envol (which means 'the flight') is a wonderfully woody eau de parfum, the top notes evoking a hike through a cool pine forest, while musky base notes give it real depth.
5. Hugo Boss The Scent Intense Eau de Parfum, £54 for 50ml, The Perfume Shop
A beefed-up version of The Scent for him, this heady new juice amplifies the leather and ginger notes of the original -and as you would expect for an eau de parfum, it really packs a punch.
6. Trussardi Riflesso Eau de Toilette, £57 for 50ml, Debenhams
Taking floral notes more commonly associated with women's fragrances (geranium and lavender), Riflesso is lifted with grapefruit and apple accords and rounded out with bergamot and leather, creating a complex but harmonious symphony of scent.
7. Molton Brown Russian Leather Eau de Toilette, £39 for 50ml, Harrods
This isn't a one-note scent by any means, but leather really is the star of the show, with hints of Siberian pine and woody cade complementing the smoky central accord.
8. Issey Miyake L'Eau Majeure D'Issey, £42.50 for 50ml, The Fragrance Shop
If you like your scent to smell like a bracing blast of sea air, you'll love Issey Miyake's latest L'Eau, which is inspired by the power of water and features notes of salty seaspray, driftwood and bergamot.