Summer is still very much with us and what not better than to stay smelling fresh and cool through the blazing hot days.
My favourite scent would generally be something fresh and citrusy, even throughout winter. But a fresh and breezy scent is more fitting during summer.
Below are a few of my favourite scents that won’t disappoint you.
Davidoff Cool Water EDT – 75 ml – Clicks R759.00 ml
Davidoff Cool Water, one of the most iconic masculine fragrance, is an aromatic
fresh fragrance. This unique scent is the essence of masculinity. Inspired by the strength and vitality of the ocean it bursts to the surface in swells of peppermint and lavender, then moves out with force and intensity in notes of jasmine, oak moss, geranium and sandalwood, finally gliding into a long, warm, sensual flow of amber and musk. Intense freshness. Strength. Masculinity.
James Bond 007 Ocean Royale – Clicks – R465.00 75ml
The fresh ingredients found in Ocean Royale add an adventurous twist to the Bond portfolio. The sea-breeze accord carries us to far away destinations, and the top notes of lime, aniseed and bergamot create an energising essence as stimulating as crisp sea-water. This bracing combination of ingredients helps men prepare for the adventure that lies ahead, providing them with the confidence they need to succeed.
Orris is used as a compelling and potent ingredient reflecting the dangerous sophistication that is associated with Bond’s character.
A rich sensuality is brought to life through refined Teak Wood that lies at the heart of the scent. The base notes further submerge us into Bond’s unmistakably masculine world, conjured by an array of intense and resilient woods – Guaiac and Cedar Wood are complemented by Sandalwood, an added elegance which takes Ocean Royale to new heights. Luxurious Tonka Bean and Jamaican Coffee accords add the finishing touch to this solid, masculine base.
LACOSTE L.12.12 – Clicks – R583.00 175 ml
The L.12.12 Bleu Edition is a powerful, cool, aquatic scent which re-invents the classic fougère fragrance category to create a feeling of prevailing masculinity that is fitting for this traditionally masculine colour. The fragrance elicits a classic aquatic freshness but with a unique use of peppermint, watery-fern notes and pink grapefruit, further enhanced by a smooth and aromatic concoction of sage and oak moss, rather than the usual lavender, built around the classic fougère base.
L’HOMME LACOSTE – Clicks – R950.00 50ml
A woody spicy scent, L’HOMME LACOSTE captures the inimitable heritage of René Lacoste, elegantly ignoring the rules to being free from convention. The fragrance’s structure reveals the sides of the modern LACOSTE man. Dynamic top notes of mandarin and sweet orange essence combined with unexpected fruit quince and rhubarb infuse the energy of confidence. Determination evident in the vibrant spices at the heart of black pepper, ginger, transparent jasmine and almond, revealing the L’HOMME LACOSTE man’s strength of character. His timeless elegance is revealed in a masculine and sensuous woody base featuring cedar wood with dry amber, musk, vanilla and Akigalawood. The mix of masculine and elegant notes of
L’HOMME LACOSTE is created for men who live by the philosophy that winning is nothing without style.
BOSS BOTTLED – Clicks – R1235.00 100ml
The elegant, woody accords of the fragrance reflect a complex structure that is as versatile and rich in contrasts as the man who wears it. Hour by hour, the scent unfolds and takes on a different quality that inspires and stays with the BOSS man throughout his day. The result is a fragrance which remains as contemporary and relevant today as it was at launch, a symbol of masculinity that has been effortlessly incorporated into the daily routines of men around the world.
MR LEE FRASER