Uppin’ the ante & the intensity

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10 Feb 2017
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Locking down a fragrance you like is never a bad idea
Locking down a fragrance you like is never a bad idea. Here are the big fragrance houses who are now offering classics and newer scents in bigger and more intense releases, which totally makes far more sense for your pocket if you’re spritzing and looking for extreme sillage and longevity every day. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good whiff, especially if it’s coming right from you. So, rejoice, fellas. Your fragrance game just got a whole lot extreme and intense, and all you’ll have to do is give it a few spritzes, a dab here, a dab there, go out and finally use it to your full advantage

Bvlgari Man Extreme
Citrus, woods and aromatics build the original Man, which was first released six years ago by the famed jewel house, Bvlgari. Come down to its extreme counterpart, vetiver, benzoin and Balsa wood characteristics are now balanced by the fresh citrus addition to enhance and improve the overall sophistication of the newest flanker.

Fragrance Group: Woody aromatic
Main Accords: Citrus, woody, green, aromatic
Nose: Alberto Morillas
Top Notes: Cactus juice, Calabrian bergamot and pink grapefruit  
Middle Notes: Amber, Guatemalan cardamom and freesia
Base Notes: Benzoin, woody notes and Haitian vetiver

Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense
The Intense interpretation of the ever-popular and uber-masculine Brit Rhythm by the global British luxury label Burberry adds a hint of spiciness to the original flanker. The prominent leather and smoke accords found in the juice scream classic rock ’n’ roll, guaranteeing an edgy and happening night out.

Fragrance Group: Leather
Main Accords: Fresh spicy, aromatic, woody, leather
Nose: Dominique Ropion
Top Notes: Bergamot, cumin, fig, pepper, raspberry, sage and wormwood  
Middle Notes: Amber, basil lavender, mint and patchouli
Base Notes: Coumarin, Cashmere wood, Guaiac wood, leather, sandalwood, Tonka bean and vanilla

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Intense
With over 57 million bottles of the original sold, this wood and spice-heavy intense flanker is best balanced with orange blossom, in a less sweet, more sophisticated expression, making for a more masculine rendition of this all-time favourite men’s fragrance offering by the German luxury fashion house of Hugo Boss.

Fragrance Group: Woody spicy
Main Accords: Warm spicy, woody, vanilla
Nose: Annick Menardo
Top Notes: Apple, bergamot and orange blossom  
Middle Notes: Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, geranium and lavender
Base Notes: Cedar, coumarin, sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver

Montblanc Emblem Intense
Violet leaves, patchouli and Tonka bean make up the original offering from Montblanc, with spices and rare woods now added and infused to an iconic fragrance to make it deeper, more sensual and much spicier, which is still offered in a bottle that you can’t help but cherish and admire.

Fragrance Group: Aromatic spicy
Main Accords: Aromatic, warm spicy, cinnamon
Nose: Sonia Constant
Top Notes: Cardamom, clary sage, coriander and grapefruit  
Middle Notes: Apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, rose and violet leaf
Base Notes: Patchouli, suede, Tonka bean and woody notes

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme
The hefty infusion of tobacco, vanilla, caraway and pepper dominate this fresh spicy scent that follows the wildly popular and an all-time big seller Spicebomb, from the avant-garde Dutch design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.

Fragrance Group: Oriental spicy
Main Accords: Fresh spicy, tobacco, vanilla
Nose: Olivier Polge
Special Composition: Black pepper, caraway, lavender, tobacco and vanilla

Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Parfum Intense
Specifically catering to the season of fall, L’Homme Parfum Intense by the fabled Parisian house of Yves Saint Laurent comes forth as a more intense flanker to the original bestseller L’Homme and brings with it a curated blend of citruses, spices, woody and floral notes in a differing colour of liquid, which is tinted in a warm shade of amber this time around.

Fragrance Group: Oriental woody
Main Accords: Amber, citrus, white floral
Nose: Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion
Top Notes: Black pepper, bergamot and lemon
Middle Notes: Artemisia, orange blossom and violet leaf
Base Notes: Ambergris, benzoin, cedar, leather, suede and woody notes