THE SCI­ENCE OF SCENT

GQ (Australia) - - GROOMING - shop.david­jones. com.au; myer.com.au

TOP NOTES

Aquatic scents are be­com­ing a genre unto them­selves and the marine ac­cords this fra­grance – think sea spray – are flanked by the le­mony zing of berg­amot and the bit­ter­ness of car­damom, which in this case has a hint of star anise.

MID NOTES

Earthy blue or­ris ac­cord pro­vides a bridge be­tween the ocean and the or­chard, with basil ver­bena – an ex­cel­lent name for a ’40s film noir char­ac­ter BTW – along­side the added herbal depth of clary sage.

BASE NOTES

Mr Lau­ren – or at least his li­cens­ing arm – has played it safe with warm, nutty patchouli, which works well as a coun­ter­point to the marine ac­cords in the other notes. And a touch of suede adds a pow­dery soft­ness that be­comes ap­par­ent the longer it’s worn. Polo ‘Blue’ EDP, $139 (125ml).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.