What’s the point of dressing for summer if you’re not smelling of summer too? To help you cover the bases, we’ve selected six fresh men’s fragrances that are perfect for the hot weather.
1. Mizensir Mythique Vetiver, £159.90 for 100ml, en.colette.fr
Even a fragrance connoisseur would find it difficult to fault Mythique Vetiver by Switzerland’s Mizensir. Developed by Alberto Morillas, it’s an incredible cocktail of calabrian bergamot, sicilian lemon, haitian vetiver and patchouli, balanced by bourbon geranium and labdanum. An intense, fresh long-lasting vetiver that is a real summer winner and a new-found favourite for just about any occasion.
2. Vince Camuto Eterno, £50 for 100ml, houseoffraser.co.uk
A confident mediterranean fragrance, Eterno combines light and developing elements to create a contemporary classic scent. Opening with fresh citruses and mint before a base of woody notes, this one is an interesting mix of summer-friendly ingredients.
3. Escentric Molecules Molecule 02, £27 for 30ml, liberty.co.uk
More energetic than eccentric, Molecule 02 is fit for just about any summer activity, from the beach to the bar. With a single ingredient based on ambroxan, a nature-identical aroma-molecule, it is clean, warm and has enough staying power to cope with a UK heatwave.
4. Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct, £50 for 50ml, abercrombie.co.uk
This newest addition to the A&F fragrance family is inspired by the first moment of attraction. Its seasonal suitability is epitomised by the gin and tonic opening. Served with a slice of melon and spicy szechuan pepper, First Instinct is the quieter younger brother to its sibling Fierce, but is equally fresh, modern and timeless.
5. Bvlgari Black Cologne, £50.50 for 60ml, johnlewis.com
Combining (a summer favourite) rum, greenery and luminous citruses, Black Cologne is a mysterious scent with contrasting facets. Energetic and contemporary, it combines notes of green citrus fruits, a heart of tuberose and neroli alongside amber-esque tones, white wood and musk which is perfect for summer evenings once the blazing sun has set.
6. Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Homme, £110 for 70ml, mrporter.com
Created to become a key member of your scent collection, APOM is a men’s floral fragrance that blends orange flower with warm, woody cedar, before being rounded off by rich, sweet amber. It’s a distinuishable luxury summer scent that’ll perform equally well during visits to the beach and evenings out to dinner.