It’s finally here: springtime! And that means letting go of heavy outer layers and heady fragrances and picking up and spritzing on some lighter fare, instead. Our grooming expert Adriana Ermter puts her nose to test, selecting this season’s best fragrant offerings. Here are her top five picks:
Aramis, Black EDT
Exclusive to the house of Estée Lauder since 1964, the Aramis brand’s newest addition is sleek, modern and masculine. Woody, aromatic and tinged with spice this scent is replete with notes of grapefruit, juniper, cognac, leather and wood—all for a night out.
It’s available for $64 for 60 ml at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.
Dolce & Gabbana, The One For Men EDP
Intensely elegant, complete with a bearded Matthew McConaughey, The One is truly the one for any man seeking a classic fragrance. Herbal and citrus notes of coriander, basil and grapefruit mingle with warm ginger, orange blossom and cardamom before easing into sensual and spicy tobacco, amber and cedar.
It’s available for $128 for 100 ml at Nordstrom stores across Canada.
Ermenegildo Zegna, Essenze Collection Mediterranean Neroli EDT
The Italian luxury house specializes in men’s couture and this new eau is no exception. Sun-drenched with notes of bergamot, Cyprus and sandalwood, it’s like vacationing on the Amalfi Coast with George Clooney as your wingman.
It’s available for $245 for 125 ml at Sephora and Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.
Prada, Les Infusions de Iris Cedre EDP
The exquisite manipulation of iris with neroli, cedar wood and benzoin creates an evocative and addictive scent, meant to be worn as equally by women as it is by men. Consider this unisex parfum the epitome of high style.
It’s available for $95 for 100 ml at Sephora stores across Canada.
The Body Shop, Kistna EDT
Light, airy and fresh with a touch of herbs, this contemporary juice captures the essence of spring in its bottle. Tart notes of bergamot, grapefruit and orange intersperse with green notes of thyme, basil and geranium before merging into smooth notes of patchouli, cedar and moss.
It’s available for $30 for 100 ml at The Body Shop stores across Canada.