Smell like the season — in a good way.
Do men choose fragrances just the way they choose cars? Maybe yes, maybe no. One thing is for sure: they want sophistication and they want to smell attractive. There’s no doubt that a good fragrance can also uplift your entire mood, confidence, and personality.
Since it’s summer, there isn’t a better time to switch things up than with a more fresh, light scent that will delight everyone around you.
Whether you are a fragrance lover hunting down a new signature scent or a cologne junkie wanting to spruce up your collection, here’s a list of our pick on the best men’s frangrances for the summer that will make you want to come back for another sniff.
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A little throwback to the 1960s, this fragrance conjures up the charm and exhilaration of the era — and hence it’s name. The Purple Haze blend is a mild, intoxicating mix of Indian balsam and geranium with a touch of white musk and black pepper. Inspired by Mr. John Lennon and Ms. Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace in 1969, the scent is very vintage and very summery. The hint of cannabis accord fits in perfectly with the mood of the scent while keeping it fresh and piney.
Price: Approx. THB 7,067
Think of an idyllic and rural escapade through English gardens. Diptyque‘s ‘L’Ombre dans l’Eau’ Eau de Toilette will make you feel like you’ve landed yourself in that paradise. Hitting the green top notes, this crisp and clean scent boasts a sweet floral Petitgrain smell with hints of Bulgarian rose petals and notes of blackcurrant. If you are into sweet fragrances, then this just might be for you.
Price: Approx. THB 3,383
Are you a rather romantic guy? This fragrance is all about that love in the air. It is an homage to Mr. Charles Joseph Pagliano, a romantic lover who left the fishing village of Positano on the Italian Amalfi Coast during the 19th century, to travel to England to marry his lover, Ms. Mary Floris. No wonder, this scent makes up for the cooling breeziness of citrus-marine mix of bergamot, vanilla, and sea salt. Think of the base of amber, ginger, and ambrette to soothe warm reminiscent of Mediterranean evenings.
Approx. THB 5,653
A masculine and subtly sophisticated fragrance, Tom Ford’s Oud Wood Intense should be your choice this summer. It contains a fresh note of angelic root and aromatic cypress, making it a very handsome one to sport. Best part? This edition is pocket-sized and very travel-friendly.
Price: Approx. THB 10,364
If you’re looking for an everyday scent for summer, Aqua Universalis gives you that clean scent of fresh laundry. Like the smell of lily bouquets? This fragrance flaunts notes of orange blossom and citrus that may seem tangy but are actually mild notes of white florals blended with subtle musk and aromatic wood.
Approx. THB 6,579
This Comme des Garçons Parfum is a Wonderwood fragrance, blending natural notes of cedar and sandalwood spiked with zingy bergamot, spicy Madagascan pepper, Somalian incense, and nutmeg — all coming together to form an enticing scent. This is for those men who love to live on the edge.
Price: Approx. THB 3,289