Boss Bottled Intense

“A blend of spirited green orange blossom laced with crisp apple in the top notes, mixed with a sumptuously spiced storm of geranium, cinnamon and clove at its heart. Precious base notes of sandalwood, vetiver and cedar wood, wrapped in smooth vanilla.”

Powerful and long-lasting, this is essentially the popular Boss Bottled, just stronger. A lot stronger. If you enjoy commanding attention, then you must add Boss Bottled Intense into your rotation. But for those who prefer something more subtle, it’s best to stick to its predecessor. The fragrance is classic Boss, with warm apple notes and strong hints of wood, musk and charcoal.

Loewe 001 Man

“This is a very personal project for me. I spent a lot of time working on it because it’s something I really believe in. Above all, I wanted the fragrance to feel credible, an organic extension of what Loewe stands for today.” – J. Anderson

The first fragrance under the creative direction of Jonathan Anderson, Loewe 001 Man is fresh and unexpected. It’s a bold move from the brand more known for fashion instead of fragrances but it works beautifully. It’s a great neutral scent that is suitable for the mornings and the weekends with its floral and citrus notes blended with bits of sandalwood.

Tom Ford Private Blend Vert Boheme

“The decadent 70s—a decade where green was the definitive note of glamour – has inspired Tom Ford’s designs and point of view, and only he could return green to its roots in luxury with new subversions of the green fragrance family that are all his own, and each inventively unique.”

If you could bottle exquisiteness in a bottle, this would be the result. The Tom Ford Private Blend Vert Boheme is a splash of freedom in a world constrained by rules and regulations. It smells great and stays long on the skin. The key ingredient is something called Gustavia Superba, also known as the Tree of Heaven due to the spectacular single blossoms that last for just one day. It’s a great story to tell when someone asks what fragrance you’re wearing.

L’Homme Prada

“Designed to take the wearer on a voyage through place, memory and time, somehow there appears a sensual meeting point for these distinct female and male fragrances to consummate an aesthetic relationship through experimentation and tradition.”

While many new fragrances are on a path to shock and/or excite with new ingredients and avant-garde bottles, Prada is sticking to the straight and narrow with the L’Homme Prada, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It starts off with clean notes, resembling the smell of freshly laundered clothes, before settling into something ethereal. Great for the traditionalists and lovers of classic scents.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct

“I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh elements of fougere with oriental warmth. All the notes together, create a scent with worldwide appeal for the Abercrombie & Fitch man and beyond.” – Phillippe Romano, First Instinct Perfumer

You know the cloyingly sweet scent that hangs like a dark cloud in many Abercrombie & Fitch stores? Thankfully First Instinct is nothing like that. It is sweet at the start, thanks to the gin and tonic, but settles into a peppery, warm smell that is surprisingly gentle yet masculine. Romano wanted to create a fragrance that sets hearts racing. He definitely achieved that.

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