Fly­ing high

Five fra­grances ready for take­off.

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - CONTENTS - By théodora a spart

MAU­PAS­SANT'S PARIS. How? By keep­ing the very dandy leather note that made the orig­i­nal “Bel Ami” so suc­cess­ful when it was launched in 1986, at the height of those ( lu­di­crously?) vir­ile aro­matic eaux de par­fums. Add a hint of ve­tiver to make it greener, more lu­mi­nous, and at the same time, more mod­ern. The Mau­pas­sant spirit. Yes, ab­so­lutely, but tai­lored for 2014! Bel Ami Vé­tiver, Her­mès 100 ml, €90.

ROME, FELLINI STYLE. How? By com­bin­ing notes of cof­fee and Gian­duja Cream with the ever–fash­ion­able cit­rus fruits, leather and wood, mem­o­ries of sip­ping an espresso on a ter­race in the Ro­man sun­shine. With Valentino, who was based in Rome for many years, the city has once again be­come that black– and–white cap­i­tal, with Cinecittà’s sig­na­ture el­e­gance. Valentino UOMO, Valentino 50 ml, €60.

THE ORI­ENT OF YOUR DREAMS How? By con­cen­trat­ing the woody essence of oud — there’s sim­ply noth­ing more Mid­dle East­ern — to the full into a lo­cally coloured tex­ture. Elixir Pré­cieux Oud is an oil to smoothe on to your skin, one pre­cious drop at a time. Then, sim­ply spray on one of the essences from Christian Dior’s Pri­vate Col­lec­tion to gen­tly mus­cle it up. elixir Pré­cieux Oud, Christian Dior 3 ml, €280.

PALERMO IN THE SUM­MER. How? Thanks to an ex­plo­sion of cit­rus fruits as fresh as if they had just been squeezed. Man­darin, of course, but a lso a dash of Pe­tit­grain and berg­amot, straight from the Zegna fam­ily’s or­chard, if you don’t mind. With a touch of musk for added chic. You won’t have much dif­fi­culty imag­in­ing that you’re ac­tu­ally there.

Si­cil­ian Man­darin, Ermenegildo Zegna 125 ml, €195

A BEACH ON PAN­TEL­LE­RIA. How? Thanks to all the Mediter­ranean fra­grances that fill the air on this is­land so dear to Gior­gio Ar­mani, set mid­way be­tween Si­cily and Tu­nisia: on the one hand, cit­rus and sage, and on the other: car­damom, patchouli and am­ber. With a hint of ginger and spice and all things nice … and very hot, to boost the sex ap­peal of bare skin in the sun.

Eau D’Arômes, Gior­gio Ar­mani 50 ml, €60.93.

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