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Five Summer Inspired Citrus Fragrances For The Man About Town

Warmer weather dictates a lighter approach to your signature scent, meaning that the heavy cologne you sport during the winter needs to be retired until the cold comes back again. Effervescent citrus can be both sharp and sweet, with a playful, refreshing and exhilarating effect, making it perfect for the spring and summer months. Today we’ve got the l’eau down on the top citrus scents for men.

Essenza di Colonia by Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma’s Essenza di Colonia was crafted in the same tradition as the original and iconic Colonia, a symbol of classic Italian luxury and style. The new Colonia is a woodsy citrus fragrance with notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, petit grain, neroli, sage, rosemary, lily of the valley, rose accords, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, white musk and amber.


Terre d’Hermès by Hermès

Hermès calls Terre d’Hermès “an alchemic journey through the elements: earth, air and water. A woody, vegetal and mineral eau de toilette.” That’s an extremely fancy way saying that it’s a scent that covers a lot of ground. First there is bright orange and bitter grapefruit, then pepper, patchouli and fresh spices, and finally roots of cedarwood and vetiver. TDH is a personal favourite.


Le Labo Bergamote 22


This dazzling bergamot combines freshness, sweetness and sensuality with acrobatic talent. All these qualities were encompassed in the perfume’s initial code name: “Fire Cologne”. It’s the delicate floral character of petit grain, the bitterness of grapefruit, as well as the flamboyant sweetness of amber and musk with a viril touch of vetiver, which gives Bergamot 22 its unique personality. 


Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino Eau De Parfum is a fresh, aromatic, spicy and mysterious fragrance ideal for the man who loves long-lasting citrus scents. Created as a homage to the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera, Neroli Portofino is a wild mix of crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes with amber undertones.


Mister Marvelous by Byredo

With a name like ‘Mister Marvelous,’ you expect something grand and Byredo delivers. Inspired by renowned Dutch hair stylist Christiaan Houtenbos, this fragrance celebrates the wonderful, the exquisite, the interesting and the strange. The scent is simultaneously crisp and dark, with notes of Mandarin leaves, neroli flower, green lavender, bamboo, black amber and white cedarwood.




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