8 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
Boy Chanel is an aromatic fougère with notes of lavender, geranium, grapefruit, and orange blossom enhanced with woody notes of white musk and sandalwood. It is the perfect gender-fluid fragrance to don if you're partial to contemporary, non-traditional scents.
From RM820, available here
Sweet scents aren't made exclusively for ladies, and Diptyque's Do Son is proof that anyone can wear a bouquet of lush florals with panache. This fragrance features top notes of African orange flower, iris and rose, middle notes of tuberose and pink pepper, and base notes of benzoin and musk. As always, Diptyque's iconic bottles are a staple on any top shelf—perfect for a visual and olfactory pick-me-up.
RM719, available at Diptyque stores
The iconic French house Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle has fully earned its sparkling reputation, and the iconic Portrait of a Lady fragrance is a testament to why. 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 reinterpreted version of the original signature aims to enamour and shock—and it does so very well with the addition of spicy chili pepper. 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 that encapsulates lavender without rendering it too soapy? Tom Ford's Beau de Jour is right up your olfactory alley. Notes of lavender, African rosemary, and 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
If you're after a rich, unisex floral scent that perfectly toes the line between masculinity and femininity, you've found it. The fragrance subverts it's subject—the rose—by blending it with spicy pink pepper, bright citrus, sweet ylang ylang, light jasmine, and smoky guaiacwood, altogether rounding it off with soft vetiver, patchouli and musk. It is a stunning fragrance you won't want to miss out on.
RM690, available at Aesop stores.
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