Going headstrong

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Published:
24 Sep 2017
Duration:
3 min read
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Forget your power animal. It’s your power fragrance that’ll get you through the upcoming season

As we gradually begin our transition into autumn, we bid farewell to the light and fresh fragrances that served us well during the hot, blazing months. The arrival of cooler temperatures means that the fragrances we choose need to pack quite a punch if they are to make a lasting impression. Thus, here are five olfactory flankers that’ll keep you smelling your best throughout autumn.

1. GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA DI GIO ESSENZA

An invigorating concentrated mix of icy water, sharp citrus and the warming amber and vetiver, Giorgio Armani’s Acqua Di Gio Essenza is a revised interpretation of the highly popular and globally adored Acqua Di Gio, which first came out in 1996. Only this time around, the juice is much bolder and stronger in the concentrated formula of an Eau de Parfum. 

Fragrance group: Woody Aquatic
Main accords: Aquatic, citrus, fresh spicy
Nose: Albzerto Morillas
Top notes: Bergamot, calone, grapefruit and water notes
Middle notes: Basil, floral notes, jasmine and sage
Base notes: Ambergris, cedar, clary sage, musk, patchouli, pepper and vetiver

2. DOLCE & GABBANA POUR HOMME INTENSO

The latest and the most refined iteration of the Pour Homme series by the famed Sicilian designer duo Dolce & Gabbana, Pour Homme Intenso is as crisp and suave as their finely tailored, bespoke suits. 


Fragrance group: Woody Aromatic
Main accords: Fresh spicy, aromatic, herbal
Nose: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Top notes: Basil, geranium, lavender, marigold and water notes
Middle notes: Bran, clary sage, hay, Moepel accord and tobacco
Base notes: Amber, cypress, labdanum, musk and sandalwood

3. ARAMIS GENTLEMAN

A niche offering by the house of Aramis, Gentleman comes forth as a clean and uncomplicated mix of two simple but power-packed ingredients of black pepper and ginger.

Fragrance group: Aromatic Spicy
Main accords: Fresh, spicy
Notes: Black pepper and ginger

4. DAVID BECKHAM THE ESSENCE

The essence of manliness distilled into an elegant glass flacon, David Beckham’s The Essence is a multi-faceted flanker in which grapefruit and fresh apple dry down to a smooth cashmere and heady patchouli.

Fragrance group: Woody Aromatic
Main accords: Citrus, aromatic, fresh spicy
Top notes: Grapefruit, lavender and violet leaf
Middle notes: Apple, cardamom and pineapple
Base notes: Kashmir wood, patchouli and tonka bean

5. YVES SAINT LAURENTY FOR MEN

Specifically created and catered towards Gen Y, Yves Saint Laurent’s Y For Men attempts to offer something new and fresh to the millennials; the fragrance contains a hefty mix of freshness and strength, with the sharp and juicy freshness of bergamot, sage and ginger, contrasting with the softer and subtle tones of balsam fir, cedarwood and ambergris.

Fragrance group: Woody Aromatic
Main accords: Fresh spicy, aromatic, aldehydic
Top notes: Bergamot, ginger and white aldehydes
Middle notes: Geranium, sage and violet leaf
Base notes: Ambergris, balsam fir, cedar, incense and musk