Rocking a heavy fragrance in these warmer months is not much different to kicking back on a sun lounger in a Canada Goose. In other words, picking a season-appropriate scent is a matter of common sense. But before you make any rash decisions based solely on the model in the magazine spread’s sex appeal, heed our advice. We’ve rounded up some smells that are sure to hit your summer vibe on the nose.
From long-time perfume houses like Paris-based Creed, to relative newbies such as Le Labo and hyped fashion brand COMME des GARÇONS, we’ve selected the best eau de toilette’s and eau de parfum’s using ingredients primed for the sunshine, to add a fourth dimension to your summer ’fits.
Sniff out your favorite below, and click through to cop.
There’s no questioning Creed’s influence in the men’s eau de parfum game. Its Aventus scent is an energetic mix of fruity notes like pineapple, blackcurrant, and apple, with botanical undertones.
Terre d’Hermès Pure launched in 2009 with earthy, woody base notes offset by summery blasts of grapefruit and orange at the top, for a sweet-smelling everyday spray.
This unisex fragrance came as part of Saint Laurent’s wardrobe collection and is our pick of the five for a hot summer night, thanks to its spicy, patchouli-heavy notes.
Freshen up with this Armani scent that’s reminiscent of seawater and the warmth of the sun hitting your skin, with its mixture of sweet and salty notes.
One of OFF-WHITE’s most recent collaborators, Byredo seems to be the grooming brand that can do no wrong right now. Gypsy Water is one of its signature scents, with ingredients including pine needles, juniper berries and vanilla.
Le Labo expanded its men’s grooming range this year to include a moisturizer, shaving lotion, bronzer, and hair products. Its popular ‘Santal 33’ eau de parfum is reminiscent of a smokey summer bonfire.
The Tokyo via Paris hyped brand responsible for some of our favorite summer sneakers has four pocket-friendly bottles that we heart, big time. With a scent for all your summer moods, our everyday choice is the ‘2 Man’.
You can’t really go wrong with Tom Ford, but this opulent blend uses black truffle, black plum and patchouli to really elevate your summer evening get-up.
There’s only one ingredient in this cult-loved bottle by Escentric Molecules — Iso E Super. It mixes with the wearer’s natural body chemistry to create a totally unique fragrance. Pretty dope.
Oud is one of the fragrance world’s most coveted ingredients. This Tom Ford scent mixes it with Chinese pepper and the OG of summer scents, vetiver. Our verdict: it’s over for those other oud perfumes.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews