If you have yet to buy an Eid gift for the special man in your life but are struggling for options, look no further than Savoir Flair’s edit of five masculine must-have fragrances, from rich ouds to crisp citrus scents. But be warned; they smell so good that one’s bound to end up in your own beauty bag…
Cartier 'L'Envol de Cartier'
Inspired by the mythical ambrosia of the gods on Mount Olympus, Cartier’s new fragrance is just as magical as its inspiration. Strong yet mellow, fresh yet rounded, it’s both uplifting and inspiring. This honeyed scent contains delicious woody nectar, resin, and vaporized musk while patchouli runs through its heart to leave a pure, iridescent, and airy trail. The bottle is also one of the coolest we’ve seen in a while, offering “dual functionality” – the capsule containing the precious, golden fragrance can be carried independently.
When it takes Dior ten years to create a new men’s fragrance, you know it’s going to be worth the wait. ‘Sauvage’ is raw, dramatic, and fresh, inspired by a gale weather warning that’s both strong and exciting. Crisp and clean, the scent captures the essence of blowing winds, stormy seas, and rocky landscapes. It opens with bergamot, a hint of pepper, and bitter fruit before a heart of woods and a base of vetiver, lavender, and frankincense are revealed. This fragrance is a must-have for any cool, modern man.
Tom Ford 'Oud Wood'
Trust Tom Ford to take oud, one of the rarest and most expensive ingredients used in perfumery, and turn it into something even more spectacular. Featuring a blend of exotic ingredients such as rosewood, sandalwood, Chinese pepper, and cardamom, the decadent and distinctive fragrance turns to creamy vanilla and tonka bean to add warmth and richness.
Tom Ford ‘Oud Wood’
Frédéric Malle 'Monsieur'
Inspired by the great gentlemen of the 70s, ‘Monsieur’ contains over 50 percent of pure patchouli that is obtained by molecular distillation, making it a truly unique scent. Blending the floral notes with tangy tangerine and syrupy rum absolute, it relies on cedar and incense to add depth and a subtle smokiness. Meanwhile, hints of amber, vanilla, and musk give the perfume a magnetic appeal.
Versace 'Dylan Blue'
In the words of Donatella Versace herself, “‘Dylan Blue’ is the essence of the Versace man today. It’s a fragrance full of character and individuality, an expression of a man’s strength and also his charisma. I love how it takes traditional notes and scents and makes them totally modern, totally fresh for today and tomorrow.” Precious natural ingredients and the latest generation of molecules come together to bring the scents of the Mediterranean into the bottle. Crisp citrus notes of bergamot and grapefruit combine with hints of fig and violet leaves alongside a dash of black pepper, organic patchouli, tonka bean, papyrus, saffron, and sensual incense.