Grooming, Fragrance

Season Starters — A Curation of Fresh Fragrances For the New Year


A brand new year requires an equally fresh change of waters too.

From left:
DKNY Be Delicious
Predominantly a verdant green scent – crisp apple, zesty grapefruit, and milk magnolia sees one into the summer.

Salvatore Ferragamo UOMO Urban Feel

The strong sillage of zesty bergamot, aromatic coffee, and green clary sage melds perfectly into an herbal patchouli and smoky incense base.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
Sicilian mandarin, Ceylon cinnamon, and Carribean amyris form the amber-woody scent housed in this sparkling flacon.

Aramis Aramis

The classic ’66 cologne sticks to its guns – spicy cinnamon on top, woody pelargonium in the heart, and a masculine leather base note.

Versace Éclat de Rose
Deceptively feminine in its exterior, the fragrance contained inside, on the other hand, is a masculine concoction of velvety rose, rich tobacco, and virile musk.

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy
The free-spiritedness of the American fragrance smells of citrusy Florida grapefruit, Kentucky bluegrass, and earthy Nevada lavender.

HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Absolute
The gentler version of the original uses fruity plum, spicy cashmere wood, and green olive wood.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura
An aromatic fougère – spicy neroli, citrusy orange flower, and green vetiver are laced atop a deep, heady white musk and intoxicating patchouli.

Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori

Reminiscent of the ambrosia consumption by Greek gods – the precious nectar now smells like warm damascene rose, green jasmine bud, and powdery rangoon creeper.

Photography Jeff Chang
Styling Bryan Goh
Floral Styling Melissa/Wonderland Botanicals
This story first appeared in the December/January ’20 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.