Nuanced. Sensual. Strong. Tender. When curating Homme Eau de Toilette, Dior Perfume-Creator François Demachy had the modern man in mind. The modern man is, as it would seem, one of contradictions, namely smooth and raw woods; cedar and cashmere. Bold but refined, powerful but fresh. Consider it a new iconic Dior Homme iteration.
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Beau de Jour is a surprising scent. Rather than the hedonistic intricacies a Ford fragrance is known for, this one embodies a lightness, a sense of nostalgia. An unexpected distillation of lavender, basil, mint and geranium feel classic and sharp, like a clean shave; frothy soap lather; a pressed shirt. This time around, Mr. Ford is refined, rather than rough-ish.
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Photography: Sevak Babakhani
Art Direction: Kimberlee Kessler
Beauty Direction: Emily Algar
There is no better olfactive interpretation of the ‘90s than CK One: a fragrance that smelt like citrus and the liberal values synonymous with youth. Its modern-day, 2020 interpretation is CK Everyone: a clean, gender-neutral, fresher-than-fresh scent housed in a recyclable glass vessel. It still taps that orange-amber diktak while celebrating the ethos CK is known for: individuality.
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A bold statement from Salvatore Ferragamo, FERRAGAMO wants you to be whoever you want through scent. The carefully crafted profile marries sweet citrus with leather and musk – a stream of light in an otherwise deep, complex fragrance. The bottle – a small-scale interpretation of a skyscraper – is even embellished by the distinctive Ferragamo Gancini buckle. When worlds collide…
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Not at all subtle, Givenchy Gentleman Boisée is the olfactive interpretation of a crashing wave; a lightning strike. It’s a bold force of nature and one that commands attention. Rich in spice and woody accords, Boisée is a tête-à-tête between pepper, cedar and sandalwood (over a roaring fire in a dimly-lit cabin, most likely).
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They say size doesn’t matter… unless your unit of measurement is Chanel. The iconic Bleu de Chanel now comes in a generous 300ml size, improving the spirited, woody scent only by the weighty feel of deep navy-washed glass. It might be the same fragrance, but it’s a whole different feeling, thus proving the rhetoric that bigger is indeed always better.
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Based on the principles of alchemy, unisex fragrance concept Hermetica plays with the chemical reaction between scent and skin. Darkoud is sweet, rich and addictive: a tapestry woven from oud essence, rose absolute and saffron molecule. Alcohol-free and loaded with glycerin, it parlays between traditional perfume-creation and a new wave of green fragrance chemistry.
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Frivolity and a freeness of spirit are at the heart of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male scented troupe, and the limited Aviator fragrance fits this bill entirely. Made for those with stars in their eyes, it’s a scent that pairs weightless bergamot with crisp geranium, brought back to Earth by a sweet tonka base. And at the closure of one of the most celebrated couture tenures in history, there’s never been a more apt time to wear a little limited JPG.
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