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A high quality fragrance is the perfect thing to finish off any style. Whether you want to add a finishing touch to your business attire or simply complete your everyday look, there’s fragrances perfect for everyone here at Mankind. We’ve nominated some of our favourite fragrances which you can vote for here. With a whole range of fragrances from well-known brands to hidden gems, you can make sure your favourite gets the recognition it deserves.
JOOP! Is a German fashion and fragrance brand which was founded in 1978. The WOW! Eau De Toilette is one of our favourites as it features top notes of bergamot, cardamom and violet. After a few hours of wear, it fades into heart notes of geranium, fir resin and vetiver before wearing down to base notes of Tonka bean, vanilla and cashmere. This alluring, masculine fragrance comes in a whisky-inspired bottle.
The Zlatan range was developed by professional football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in collaboration with master perfumer Oliver Pescheux. Opening with top notes of freshly cut grass, bergamot and spicy pepper, it’s striking from the first spritz. Fading into heart notes of lavender and marine accords followed by wood, leather and vetiver, it provides the scent of spirit, strength and charisma. The ink blue bottle is complete with a decorative cap featuring two of Ibrahimovic’s iconic tattoos.
Barbershop and natural perfume brand Murdock London offer a range of subtle yet powerful fragrances for men. Their Vetiver Cologne exudes adventure, masculinity and style and is formulated from 100% natural oils. Working through citrus top notes before easing into an earthy, woody base, this complex fragrance boasts distinctive undertones. Housed in a simple glass bottle, it fits in perfectly even in the most minimalistic bathrooms.
Amouage is a fragrance designer who is inspired by Middle Eastern ingredients. The Fate Man Eau De Parfum is contrasting, yet delicious with top notes of citrus, absinth and ginger. With heart notes of rose and frankincense and base notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, liquorice and Tonka bean, it represents different interpretations of fate. Presented in a glass-crystal bottle, it radiates individuality from the inside out.
Formulated from American fashion design brand Michael Kors, the fragrances are made in collaboration with top perfumers from across the globe. The Signature for Men Eau De Toilette fragrance is great for the handsome, sporty and sophisticated gentleman, smelling of patchouli, tobacco smoke, suede, dried spices and bergamot. Rich and refined, this luxury masculine fragrance is a great way to add a finishing touch to any modern look.
Originating in Italy, Versace began as a fashion design house before expanding the line. Their Eros for Men Eau De Toilette is inspired and named after the Greek God of love, Eros. Created to help you to feel masculine, it features top notes of mint, lemon and apple with heart notes of Tonka bean, ambroxan and geranium flower. Fading into deep base notes of vanilla, vetiver, oak moss and cedarwood, it lingers for hours’ post-application.
French fashion house brand Paco Rabanne quickly became well-known due to the use of unconventional designs. Black XS for Him offers a strong, masculine and sensual aroma, embodying all of the characteristics expected from the ideal man. With top notes of lemon, kalamanzi, tagete and sage followed by cinnamon, cardamom and praline heart notes, it’s bursting with appeal. Base notes of wood, black amber and patchouli add the final touch to the fragrance.
Well-known for their exotic fragrances, Archipelago Botanicals had to have a nomination in our fragrance category. The unisex Boticario fragrance was inspired by the sights and sounds of the exotic Havana with top notes of bergamot and heart notes of tobacco flower, orange blossom, patchouli and honeysuckle. The classic, transparent bottle looks stylish, yet doesn’t take away from the incredible fragrance housed inside.
Famous for their classic, minimalistic style, Calvin Klein decided to take their creations into the fragrance world. This particular eau de toilette boasts a dense, classic aroma inspired by inherent male characteristics. Fragranced by cypress wood, sandalwood, guaiac wood, nutmeg, rosemary and violet leaf, it alters upon contact within the skin to create a unique scent which suits you. Designed to represent nature and life outdoors, the foliage and floral notes invigorate the senses.
Beginning as a family-owned glove factory, Trussardi quickly expanded into other areas of fashion and eventually fragrance. The Uomo the Red Eau De Toilette Vaporiser is a bold, masculine scent which blends spice with floral notes for a distinctive, fresh aroma. Opening with lemon, nutmeg and cognac before fading to geranium, violet leaf and clary sage with base notes of leather, patchouli and Tonka bean, it’s a completely unique fragrance. It comes in a red bottle with red velvet packaging.
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