Dear Gentlemen, there is a new fragrance game in town for 2015, and it’s all about fresh and clean. Why should you care? Because the ’80s called, and it wants its Aramis, Brut, Old Spice and Drakkar back.
Several car manufacturers have launched fragrances in the last few years, but the perfect accessory for your luxury sedan may just be the new scent from Bentley. Bentley for Men Intense is a unique balance of leather and wood, with notes of black pepper, bay leaves, bergamot, cinnamon, rum, cedarwood, incense, labdanum and sandalwood. 100 ml, $109; limited edition “Lalique for Bentley” crystal flacon, $4,800, thefragrancegroup.net
The brand that created the industry’s first Vetiver has reissued its classic 1957 Carven Vetiver fragrance, giving today’s man a clean, herbal scent with undertones of musk, citrus, jasmine, vetiver and myrrh. $102, Nordstrom in Fashion Show, 702.862.2525; nordstrom.com
The French fragrance house, known for creating an olfactory library based on famous characters, raw materials and mythical years, has finally come Stateside with its best seller, 1969. The unisex scent is bold and sexy, with notes of peach, patchouli, chocolate, coffee and white musk, meant to evoke a hint of eroticism, mystery and sensuality. .5 fl. oz., $36; 2 fl. oz., $125; 4 fl. oz., $205, histoiresdeparfums.com
The new Noir Extreme is a more intense take on the classic Noir, adding a heady dose of amber and warm spicy notes, including mandarin oil, neroli, saffron, cardamom, nutmeg, Indian kulfi, jasmine, orange blossom, sandalwood and milky-sweet vanilla. 3.4 oz., $140, Neiman Marcus in
Fashion Show, 702.369.8382; neimanmarcus.com
The music mogul, rapper and icon’s first fragrance is a quiet, elegant and fresh scent that is easy to wear and perfect for daytime. Expect notes of ginger, grapefruit, blueberry and cardamom, as well as vetiver, pink pepper, violet leaf, amber, vanilla and teak. $70, Macy’s in Fashion Show, 702.369.8382; macys.com