7 Floral fragrances that every man should try once in their life
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A sweet concoction of white flowers, Vert Malachite is one to score if you're not afraid to express your love for florals. Notes of bitter orange, lily, jasmine sambac, and ylang-ylang leave an intriguing scent trail, while the green stone-like flacon makes for a stunning addition to your top shelf.
RM1,200, more info here
An aromatic fougère with notes of lavender, geranium, grapefruit, orange blossom, and enhanced with woody notes of white musk and sandalwood, Boy Chanel is the perfect gender-fluid fragrance to don if you're partial to contemporary, non-traditional scents.
From RM820, available here
Roses aren't made exclusively for ladies, and Diptyque's Eau Capitale is proof that anyone can wear a bouquet of lush roses with panache—bergamot, pink pepper and patchouli add nuanced undertones to the middle notes (rose). Score this in a limited-edition exclusive box this holiday season—perfect for a visual and olfactory pick-me-up.
RM719, available at Diptyque stores
Iconic French fragrance house Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle has landed in Kuala Lumpur and the iconic Portrait of a Lady isn't one to be missed (despite its feminine-leaning name). Made with Turkish rose (400 flowers per 100ml bottle), patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, clove, blackcurrant and raspberry, the fragrance is a delectable must-have if you're an ardent fan of warm spicy accords.
From RM825, available here
Yet another fragrance with rose undertones, Gucci's reinterprated version of the original signature has an unpredictable twist that you may just be enamoured by—the addition of chili pepper for a retro vibe. Notes of orange blossom, lavender, neroli, patchouli and cedarwood punctuate the scent with subtle richness.
RM425, available here
The Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait de parfum is a headier, sultrier version of its predecessor. Described as an amber woody floral, the multifaceted fragrance's top notes of bitter almond and saffron steal the show—coupled with jasmine blossoms, ambergris and musk for a warm, sweet drydown.
More info here
Want a fragrance to encapsulates lavender without rendering it too soapy? Tom Ford's Beau de Jour is right up your olfactory alley. Notes of lavender, African rosemary, geranium give it a crisp edge, while oak moss, basil, patchouli and amber leave a sensual, musky trail. If this doesn't reek of sophistication, we're not quite sure what else does.
RM640, available here
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