Christmas Gift Guide: Intriguing scents for every man

A heady trail


By Wei Yeen Loh

Christmas Gift Guide: Intriguing scents for every man

As we’re counting down the days to Christmas, it might be imperative to note that there’s only 10 days left in the calendar to score a gift for your male counterparts on your shopping list. Before you freak out and get your knickers in a twist, here are four scents you can’t go wrong with — and don’t forget to check out our list of fashionable picks if  he’s more chic than you are.

For the classy man who’s always decked in the finest threads, Z Zegna’s Deluxe Holiday Set (RM385) — consisting of its iconic fragrance, Z Zegna EDT, After Shave Balm and and Hair & Body Wash — might just be the right pick for him. Its fresh notes of bergamot, rosemary and blueberry coalesce wonderfully with musky elements of cashmere wood, patchouli and oak for a well-rounded scent.


For the man who’s intense as he is charming, Hugo Boss’ first Eau de Parfum, Boss Bottled Intense (100ml for RM388) is a perfect scent to embody his strong character. Featuring a blend of green orange blossom and crisp apple, a sumptuous combination of spiced geranium, cinnamon and clove leaves a heady trail unlike any other, later completed with a whiff of sandalwood, vetiver, and cedar wood.


For the man who’s got a sporty edge to his personality, Lacoste’s Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir (RM292) is likely the cologne to encapsulate all his eccentricities with intense yet refreshing notes inspired by warm summer evenings. For an unpredictable twist, notes of watermelon and basil are deepened by patchouli and enveloped by the smooth texture of dark chocolate.

For the modern man who’s dynamic and always up for an adventure, Michael Kors Extreme Blue Holiday Jet Set Holiday Set (RM250) is provocative yet not overwhelmingly so. The fragrance opens with a crisp bergamot and spicy touch of angelica seed and pink pepper. Spot a masculine blend of juniper and cypress with undertones of sesame blend and herbaceous sage in its heart, and later on a woody, velvety touch of ambrox and patchouli. Also available in this set is the Extreme Blue Hair & Body Wash in 150ml.


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