Spring is in the air and the discerning gent is looking to shake up more than simply the décor of his home but the make-up of his bathroom cabinet with the possible addition of a new scent. Trends for spring 2017 feature amber heavily as the note choice for many fragrances, as you’ll soon read from the carefully selected list from DiscerningGent.com below. Take your pick and wear that new scent well, just like a new suit.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Intense
Fans of the original Invictus scent will be in for a treat with this warmer fragrance from Paco Rabanne. A woodier version of the original Invictus launch four years ago, this update features amber – a key note of spring 2017, which provides the warmth that makes this the perfect evening scent. It’s bold enough to hold a punchy air without being overpowering in any way.
RRP £68.50/100ml EDT from The Fragrance Shop
Davidoff Amber Blend
This eau de parfum also features the on-trend note for 2017 – amber, this third addition to the Davidoff Blend Collection is a spicy and woody number. Given the premium direction the Blend Collection is driven in, the discerning gent can expect a wildcard of sorts, a subtle hit of succan absolute – the ingredient that gives it a whiff of Jamaican rum.
RRP £75/100ml EDP from Harrods
Tom Ford Bois Marocain
One for the grown-ups with a penchant for the exotic, Tom Ford’s Private Blend is one that’s inspired but the influence of Morocco to produce this incense-based eau de parfum. Rich, deep and punchy, Bois Marocain will appeal to the discerning gent with a like for fragrances like Comms des Garcons’Avignon. Plus, it’s a Tom Ford fragrance so the discerning gent can never go wrong.
RRP £250/50ml EDP from Harrods
Burberry Mr. Burberry Eau De Parfum
The latest men’s fragrance brand to launch an eau de parfum, Mr. Burberry is warmer and a touch more inviting than its eau de toilette brother. Packed with notes of cinnamon, patchouli and, of course, amber makes this the perfect choice for the evening or night where a late business meeting turns to entertaining (we’ve all been there). The darker bottle is on point in the looks department too.
RRP £52/50ml from Burberry (available 3rd April 2017)
Gucci Guilty Absolute
Somewhat a change in direction from scents marked with the Gucci brand, Absolute is a move away from the subtle and firmly in the ‘I’m here!’ group now. It’s a welcomed change as the discerning gent is hit with woody, earthy and leathery notes. One for those looking to make an immediate first impression.
RRP £54/50ml from John Lewis