My Perfume Desires of the Week: Men's Perfumes That Are Must-Trys
In honor of Father's Day I have decided to list some of the men's fragrances that I have been wanting to try or revisit for some time.
• Eau Sauvage by Dior
Eau Sauvage, the myth...Edmond Roudnitska, its creator, one of the most demanding perfumers that's ever walked the face of the earth...its unisex, even universal appeal...what more could I say? Ah, yes, it's a great summer scent too.....
• Equipage by Hermès
I can only remember the elegant, refined impression it left on me when I first smelled it in the bathroom at a house where I had been invited for a dinner party with my parents. Must revisit it.
• Rocabar by Hermès
It sounded like an awfully sexy masculine scent and it is, see our review.
• Déclaration by Cartier
Because this is a perfume that was recommended by a Marionnaud SA as her top recommendation to make a scent gift that would likely be appreciated, together with Eau Sauvage by Dior. For women, she recommended J'Adore and Allure. I know what she means; all these distillate the right proportions of elegance and sensuality and appear appropriate for many occasions. Déclaration is the only one I don't know yet.
• M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
Because Chandler Burr says it's one of the greatest underrated masculine scents. I can't remember ever sniffing it.
• Monsieur Balmain by Balmain
In my memory it stands out as one of the best citrus scents I've ever had the pleasure of smelling and trying. I wonder if it smells as good today as it did in the past or in my memory.
• Eau du Coq by Guerlain
I've smelled it in the past but don't remember it distinctly. I would love to see how it smells on my husband's skin.
• Eucris by Geo F. Trumper
Because the name, the bottle, and the literary reference are cool; it's James Bond's fragrance.
• Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's
Because it is a 19th century scent that is still in existence today and more importantly still, because it shows how men's scents were conceived of differently then. Flowery scents were not considered to be an assault on masculinity.
• Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules
This one I need to smell on my husband's skin and see if what they say checks out. It is supposed to smell not very distinctive but to be packed with pheromones.
• Yatagan by Caron
• Knize Ten by Knize
Because some of the folks on Basenotes make it sound like an incredible scent...Belle Epoque Vienna, Roaring Twenties, the scent of a dandy, on a par with Cuir Mauresque, decadent, if it were a whiskey it would be a Lagavulin...damn, where is the Buy it Now button?
I have to go and so that's a good enough reason for stopping here. I just wanted to add that I've recently discovered that Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens smells out of this world on a man, my husband in this case.
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