The recent summer heatwave in the UK might have the discerning gent sweating at all hours of the day – uncontrollably at times because it is just too hot. When the days are long, it is often best to opt for an eau de parfum vs. an eau de toilette or a simple aftershave.
The easiest way to distinguish between the three types of scent available for a discerning gent today is this simple rule: the higher the perfume oil contents, the longer it will last. Therefore, the longest lasting is the eau de parfum (the whole day), followed by an eau de toilette (around six hours) and lastly the aftershave (approx. three hours). Now, you know which to pick for the long hot days, DiscerningGent.com picks its best eau de parfum there are for 2018.
Gentleman Givenchy by Givenchy
With key notes of lavender, black vanilla and tolu balm, this floral scent makes for a fearless day-to-night fragrance that oozes class and sophistication that is demanded of the discerning gent.
RRP £56/50ml from Givenchy
Bleu De Channel by Chanel
With a fresh woody fragrance that is aromatic throughout the day, Bleu De Chanel is one of those classic masculine fragrances.
RRP £76/50ml from Chanel
Sauvage Eau de Parfum by Dior
There is a buzz that resonates the senses when Calabrian bergamot is combined with Papua New Guinean vanilla, just the thought of those two exotic regions crossing paths is enticing. There’s a modern feel about Sauvage Eau de Parfum by Dior that just screams discerning gent.
RRP £83/100ml from Dior
Parco Palladiano X Eau De Parfum by Bottega Veneta
One of the most unique men’s’ scents available, this fragrance brings woody notes with green olive. There are now fifteen fragrances in Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano collection, and arguably, the most refreshing one of the range too.
RRP £190/100ml from Harrods
Tom Ford Fucking Faboluous
This rich and sweet scent caused waves when first launched in 2017 – as demand proved through a sell-out release. Back in stock this month, this woody powerful scent is one that will see you through the day smelling…. fucking fabulous.
RRP £210/50ml from Tom Ford Beauty, Covent Garden, London