FRA­GRANCES

THE ES­SEN­TIAL GUIDE TO WHICH FRA­GRANCES TO WEAR TO WHAT EVENT DUR­ING PARTY SEA­SON.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Contents - BY Elis­a­beth King.

Elis­a­beth E King on the right r scent to wear for the right oc­ca­sion

You wouldn’t wear the same shoes to ask for a pro­mo­tion or pad­dle a kayak up a re­mote river. Just as dif­fer­ent footwear is made for ev­ery oc­ca­sion and ac­tiv­ity, so are fra­grances. Whether you’re look­ing to meet the love of your life, catch a wave or go bush, Men’s Style has done the hard yards to come up with the right choices for today’s hec­tic life­styles. AESOP HWYL EAU DE PARFUM Out­doorsy fra­grances have al­ways ap­pealed to the closet fron­tiers­man in ur­ban males, con­jur­ing up im­ages of Ned Kelly beards and bat­tling for sur­vival against the odds with ev­ery spray. There’s a whole genre of con­tem­po­rary

VALENTINO UOMO AC­QUA Over 200 hot weather records were beaten last sum­mer and this year may be even more siz­zling. And that’s a night­mare where black tie and dressy events are in­volved. When dusk falls and it still feels like a 50 de­gree evening in Manila, many

DUN­HILL ICON RAC­ING The rac­ing in the ti­tle refers to cut­tingedge sports cars. But the lat­est mem­ber of the Icon fam­ily works equally well for a day with the gee gees – on the track or at the polo. A self-as­sured woody/ori­en­tal, it isn’t as com­plex or long-last­ing as the

L’EAU MA­JEURE D’ISSEY MIYAKE Call­ing all sailors. A fresh, salty fra­grance with de­cent longevity, this new en­trant from the Ja­panese mas­ter is cus­tom­made for boat­ing week­ends. The min­i­mal­ist struc­ture teams well with

GUESS 1981 FOR MEN Green notes in a fra­grance kick­start the same rush of en­dor­phins that flood your body after phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. That earns it the ‘sporty’ la­bel but it also links to the per­fumer’s saucy maxim that green fra­grances re­mind both part­ners of sex

GOLD­FIELD & BANKS PA­CIFIC ROCK MOSS Most fra­grances with a sea breeze theme ref­er­ence the coasts of other coun­tries – Italy, France, the Caribbean. Aus­tralia has the sixth long­est coast­line in the world yet this is the first Aussie scent that

PACO RA­BANNE PURE XS Paco Ra­banne 1 Mil­lion and In­vic­tus have be­come global smash hits with Mil­len­ni­als look­ing to ramp up their chances in the mat­ing game. In 1993, when many were con­ceived, Paco Ra­banne launched the orig­i­nal XS which made no bones about back­woods­man scents in the US such as Ju­niper Ridge Mo­jave Trail Resin Cologne. In­spired by the woods and mosses of an an­cient Ja­panese forest, this earthy scent fea­tur­ing cy­press, ve­tiver and moss is an up­mar­ket camp­fire cologne for the bush war­rior. $130; aesop.com

so­phis­ti­cated fra­grances with more tra­di­tional notes can suf­fo­cate. Stay cool and classy with this la­dykiller which tames the power of the orig­i­nal Uomo. The iris, tomato leaf and cit­rus notes de­liver a cut-above com­plex­ity to stand out from a crowd. From $109; David Jones stores.

orig­i­nal and that’s a good thing for sum­mer day­wear. A fresh heart of or­ange flower, laven­der and pep­per makes this a stylish choice whether you’re bet­ting on the next race or be­hind the wheel of an open top con­vert­ible. From $100; se­lected Myer and David Jones stores.

the yachtie’s ‘uni­form’ of shorts, boat shoes and a T-shirt. A top hol­i­day choice for sun­set drinks by the sea, as well. From $103; Myer, David Jones and se­lected phar­ma­cies.

in the open – earthy and relaxed. Guess has long traded on sen­su­al­ity, so it’s sur­pris­ing it took so long to re­lease its first men’s woody/green juice. A clas­sic mix of cedar­wood, vi­o­let, berg­amot and salty grey am­ber, it’s per­fect for a pic­nic for two. From $49; Price­line; se­lected phar­ma­cies.

cel­e­brates our own. The south coast of NSW, to be pre­cise. A very so­phis­ti­cated ef­fort, as you’d ex­pect from ace per­fumers Gold­field & Banks, it’s tangy with cit­rus, lichen, seaweed and musk and per­fect for strolling along one of the na­tion’s 10,685 beaches. $229; gold­fiel­dand­banks.com

the fact that in­ten­si­fy­ing sex­ual de­sire was its goal. The ad cam­paign for this new­bie tries to link the same mes­sage to be­ing the heir to a for­tune. This fresh ori­en­tal sparked with gin­ger, myrrh and vanilla was made to stick close to the skin – with or with­out clothes. From $97; Myer and David Jones.

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