10 Men’s Fragrances For Spring 2015

Above: 10 of our favourite men's scents for spring 2015
Above: 10 of our favourite men's scents for spring 2015

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can’t wait to lighten our load by shedding layers of woolen clothing and spritzing on a lighter scent. Our grooming expert Adriana Ermter puts her nose to test, selecting this season’s best fragrant offerings.

Here are her top 10 picks:

Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Aqua Motu EDT

This French brand pays homage to the South Pacific by incorporating fresh tropical winds, sunny waters and humid forests into its perfumes. Replete with invigorating marine notes, cool sea grass and warm sand, this eau de toilette encapsulates it all. It’s available for $44 for 30 ml at Sephora stores across Canada.

Dolce & Gabbana, Intenso Pour Homme EDT

For 20 years the Italian design duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have been mix-mastering ultra-sexy and sophisticated men’s fragrances. Intenso captures clean aquatic and herbal notes with luxurious honey, warm sandalwood and rich labdanum. It’s available for $81 for 75 ml and $105 for 125 ml at the Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

Gucci, Guilty Diamond Limited Edition EDT

With a name like Guilty, this eau smells just as provocative as one would imagine. With fresh lavender, masculine orange flower and intoxicating patchouli—the Gucci trademark ingredient—it’s every bit as coveted as its crystal-embellished bottle. It’s available for $99 for 90 ml at the Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Man EDT

This inaugural men’s fragrance from the man behind every woman’s well-heeled foot, doesn’t disappoint. Vivacious and crisp, moody and seductive, this sexy eau intertwines geranium and lavender with honeydew melon and pineapple leaf for a spicy and woody finish. It’s available for $68 for 50 ml and $88 for 100 ml at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

Lacoste, L.12.12 Jaune EDT

This sunny eau is a direct reflection of its bright, yellow bottle and name. Energetic notes of grapefruit and pink peppercorn blend with fizzy tonic, sweet apple, balmy cypress and warm amber. It’s available for $81 for 100 ml at Shoppers Drug Mart and at Murale stores across Canada.  

Le LaboAmbrette 9 EDP

Nine years ago, Le Labo creators and New Yorkers Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi launched their brand with the belief that the soul of a fragrance comes from intention and preparation. Ambrette 9 is the embodiment of this philosophy—a musky base blends smoothly into tart lemon and warm amber. It’s available for $170 for 100 ml online at 6 by Gee Beauty.

Ramon Monegal, Dubai Next To Me EDP

Naturally, the Barcelona-based brand’s Latin heritage brings a certain amount of passion into each bottle. Its latest scent, Dubai Next To Me is no exception, opening with sensual, juicy fruits and lush, heady rose before drying down into a spicy, intimate and woody oud. It’s available for $250 for 100 ml online at Etiket.ca

Rihanna, Rogue Man EDT

The songstress’ premier men’s fragrance is a spicy, woody compilation. On first spritz, it smells of tangy citrus with a touch of fresh herbs before easing into a heady bouquet warmed with musk, sandalwood patchouli and tonka bean. It’s available for $69 for 100 ml at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Serge Lutens,L’Orpheline EDP

There’s nothing commonplace about perfumer Serge Lutens or his creations—each one bears a unique story and one-of-a-kind scent. L’Orpheline, based on the mythical prophet Orpheus’ ability to charm, is fresh and intriguing with sheer musky, woody and balsamic notes. It’s available for $150 for 50 ml online at SergeLutens.com and at Ogilvy Canada stores.

Valentino, Uomo Edition Noire Limited Edition EDT

This sensual, smoky and woody eau is one part classic elegance; another part elusive mystery. Notes of dark coffee and rich giandula cream introduce the scent before opening up to release a spicy compilation of musky white leather, majestic cedar and zesty bergamot. It’s available mid-April for $98 for 100 ml at Holt Renfrew and at the Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

You may follow Adriana on Twitter: @AErmter and on Instagram: AdrianaErmter.

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