Best Fresh Scent: Hugo Iced
Summer happens to be on our backs all year round, and if you’ve just moved here, it only means one thing. You need to up your fragrance game with a clean, light and minty scent. Hugo Iced is a start. Opens with top notes of iced mint before shifting to tea and vetiver.
$92 (75ml), $131 (125ml) and $174, available at all major departmental stores
Best Date Scent: Tom Ford Noir Extreme
The Noir Extreme isn’t a scent for the workplace, even if you’re the boss. Save it for special occasions and whenever you wish to feel irresistible to the fairer sex. The heady scent composed of fresh citrus, warm spice and vanilla is perfect for a classy night out.
$159 (50ml) and $212 (100ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza
Best ‘Look Sharp’ Scent: Azzaro Wanted
In this six-shooter-inspired bottle is an intoxicating fragrance that’s quite the weapon of seduction. Following iconic fragrances like Pour Homme, Azzaro Wanted is an earthy blend of fresh lemon, ginger and cardamom.
$99 (50ml) and $132 (100ml), available at selected departmental stores
Best Free-Spirited Scent: Dior Homme Sport
Dior Homme Sport opens with a marine, woody freshness, a familiar hallmark of most summer-appropriate colognes. This third-generation scent feels free yet intense of grapefruit, pink pepper and nutmeg. Hard to go wrong.
$119 (75ml) and $167 (125ml), available at all Dior counters
Best Bold Scent: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
Rich and spicy, like an olfactory hot toddy, Pour Homme Parfum is a sensual leather scent fused with tonka bean and labdanum. It gets better over time on your skin, but don’t spray it onto your clothes or neck if you don’t want to suffocate anyone.
$156 (50ml) and $210 (90ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza and Robinsons
Best Newlywed Scent: Calvin Klein Eternity
The new interpretation of Eternity symbolises passion and unbreakable connection. Sounds romantic, and for Calvin Klein’s Eternity, passion smells like spicy fresh bergamot and grapefruit, before descending into a cedar and cashmere base.
$59 (30ml), $88 (50ml) and $121 (100ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza
Best Show-Off Scent: Penhaligon’s Halfeti
What kind of cologne guy are you? If you’re some clean-cut peacock, this one’s for you. The Halfeti packs an extra hit of bergamot, jasmine and sandalwood for the detail- oriented guy who knows the difference between pomade, paste and styling clay.
$350 (100ml), available at Penhaligon’s
Best Morning Scent: Prada Luna Rossa
After stepping out from your morning shower, spritz on Luna Rossa and let it sink in while your skin is still warm and moist. It transitions from aromatic freshness to cool spearmint emanating sensual wood notes at the base.
$102 (50ml), $140 (100ml) and $174 (150ml), available at Prada at The Paragon
The Grooming Awards was published in the June issue
Main Picture by Natsuko Teruya
Styling by Chia Wei Choong