If you love fragrances, let the flowers blossom, let those roots stretch out, let the woods come to maturity. In our garden of treasures, here are four golden-themed fragrances men can use this year.

cairo edp, penhaligon
Penhaligon's Cairo EDP
Image credit: Penhaligon

From the British perfume house’s Trade Routes collection, Cairo has been referred to as “liquid gold” for good reason. Created by Christophe Raynaud, it offers notes of Damascan rose, saffron, and sandalwood that evoke the rich heritage of the Egyptian capital. It’s powerful, so all you need is a spritz or two for a lasting sillage.

Perfect for… a gentleman with expensive tastes.

Prime notes: Damascan rose, saffron, and sandalwood.

Available here.

1 million EDT x pac-man (limited edition), paco rabanne
Fragrances: Paco Rabanne's 1 Million EDT x Pac-Man (Limited Edition)
Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million EDT x Pac-Man (Limited Edition)

As a designer Paco Rabanne agitated the fashion scene. In the same vein of things, his iconic fragrances are not concocted for the faint-hearted. Sweet spices, amber, and mint take center stage in this attention-grabbing limited-edition scent. If you want to turn heads all the way from the office to the club, this is it.

Perfect for… those who enjoy basking in attention.

Prime notes: Citrus, spice, and mint.

Available here.

light blue sun (pour homme), dolce & gabbana
Fragrances: Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue Sun (Pour Homme).
Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Sun (Pour Homme).

If you ask us, it’s far more challenging to make a scent that feels comfortable and uplifting than one that wakes the dead. This light, effervescent fragrance, blended with the soothing notes of citrus, coconut, and ginger, has a way of putting a spring in your step and some zen to your senses.

Perfect for… go-getters with a positive mindset.

Prime notes: Citrus, coconut, and ginger.

Available here.

winter palace, memo paris
Fragrance: Memo Paris' Winter Palace.
Memo Paris’ Winter Palace.

The intricate bottle design will not escape your attention. But those who assume its contents to be somewhat fiery will be surprised. Alienor Massenet combined the notes of orange, benzoin, and mate to achieve an elegant powdery scent that lingers. The rather unique concoction also makes a good conversation starter.

Perfect for… a quiet charmer whose proverbial waters run deep.

Prime notes: Orange, benzoin, and mate.

Available here.

written by.
Lester Tan
Lester is into films, food and basically anything culture related under the sun.

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