Are you looking at your fragrance repertoire at home and feeling bored with it? We can relate. In the spirit of “New Year, new you”, perhaps it’s time you gave your cologne collection an overhaul. But unlike picking out any other grooming tool, choosing the right fragrant elixir for you is an extremely intimate affair. To help you start this year with the right notes, we’ve kept an inventory of a few classics and new-age favourites you must consider this year. Instead of regulating your perfume shelf seasonally, we’ve picked out these scents for round-the-clock use and cross-season use. These are the best men’s perfumes of 2020 for you to indulge in.
Tried, tested and approved This Boss is the perfect summer scent to keep close when travelling, dining and even enjoying a Sunday brunch. Exquisite notes of Ginger, maninka and virile Leather bring together a unique appeal for men. Being a perfect all rounder, we’d wear this scent not only to formal occasions, but casual indulgences as well.
For cool winter days or gloomy overcast days of September, we’d suggest indulging in the new Made To Measure by Gucci. It offers a refreshing touch with juniper berry and lavender at its core, topped with a splash of bergamot. With these lighter scented ingredients, we’d suggest wearing this during the day.
If you’re looking for something definitive, the Tom Ford Noir Anthracite is the one for you. With notes of Pepper sichuan and cedarwood, we’d love to wear this scent to a Friday sundowner and anything post 8 pm. There’s no going wrong with this scent and it’s definitely one of the best men’s perfumes in 2020 even though it made a debut two years ago.
Even though there are tons of new fragrances and scents in the market today, there’s always room for a timeless Giorgio Armani in a gentleman’s grooming closet. To put it simply, the Acqua Di Gio is all about freshness and rock-and-roll. With bergamot as a top note and amber at its base, it works brilliantly for day as well as night indulgences.
This perfume is strictly for men who have a taste for musk. New on the block, the Bleu Noir brings together nutmeg and cardamom notes, perfect to be worn on a cold night. This does come with a slightly formal appeal though, so we’d save this for special occasions. Undoubtedly one of the best men’s perfumes to indulge in this year.
Strictly for summer, this fruity and fun Chopard Amber blends spicy woodland notes with a touch of bourbon vanilla. Overall, it brings out a very warm and smoky ambience, perfect not for the summer days, but nights. If you hurry, you’ll even receive a complimentary mini capsule for convenient travel packing.
With top notes of soothing lavender and thyme, it also comes with a few spicy splashes of tobacco and oakmoss. We’ve been eyeing this Spanish scent bottle for a while now and would love to wear it at an evening cocktail or dinner date. One of our current favourites from Paco Rabanne.
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