Fellas! Throw out whatever you are currently using and read this. And girls don’t we all love a man who smells nice?
GQ’s Guide to the best men’s aftershave is all that you need.
From the pool to the office, and the pub British GQ magazine has taken the hard work out of finding a new men’s aftershave for you.
We always love citrus-heavy fragrances, especially in the summer, so Boss Bottled Tonic is perfect for that. You get a big hit of grapefruit straight up as well as other fruits and touch of ginger. It’s not too overpowering to wear indoors, which can sometimes be a problem, and the hint of sandalwood helps mellow out the citrus. But it’s also strong enough to work outdoors as well. All in all it has a classic feel, but it’s bright enough to feel new and fresh.
Inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, a man renowned both for his romantic flamboyance as well as his warmongering impulsions, Aventus by Creed bottles the similarly unexpected pairing of strong woody notes and delicate blossom florals. First released in 2010, as part of the celebrations for the brand’s 250th anniversary, Aventus is a bold and cumbersome fragrance that commands the attention of those around the wearer in the best way possible.
Kouros Silver is the newest fragrance release from French fashion house Saint Laurent. The scent is masculine and modern, with top notes of apple and base notes of amber wood its fragrance that will see you through day to night.
The iconic Polo Blue Scent has been given a makeover for the season. With blends of citrus and salt, this new fragrance is fresh yet masculine and above all is ultra-long-lasting. A couple of sprays in the morning will see you from the daytime barbecue to sundowners and beyond.
Back in stock this week after its sell-out launch last year, and still fucking fabulous. Get yourself a bottle of this rich, sweet, woody scent from the Tom Ford Beauty store in Covent Garden, London while you can – trust us, it’s not going to hang around.
With notes of soft dewy roses, this unisex fragrance is a soft scent that calms and uplifts the senses. The light floral scent is ideal for hot summer evenings and leaves a light lingering trail all night.
L’Eau D’Issey by Issey Miyake is a classic scent that has a spot in most guys grooming cabinets. For the coming season they have remixed the ingredients for a special-edition summer fragrance. Fruity notes of kiwi and grapefruit make up the top notes, while middle hints of nutmeg and vetiver finish the scent on a more masculine tone.
Byredo’s woodsy and warm Bibliotheque candle has been one of our favourite bachelor pad scents for a while now, so we’re psyched to see it’s now being allowed out of the house – the all-new eau de parfum version of Bibliotheque has just arrived in Liberty.
Frederic Malle’s latest fragrance is a collaboration between the man himself and Carlos Benaïm (the nose behind Calvin Klein Eternity for men, alongside many, many others). Safe to say Music For A While has a combination of notes that is unusual and intriguing at first sniff: patchouli, lavender, amber, vanilla and pineapple. But that’s the sort of curveball we’d expect from Frederic Malle’s perfumes, and it just works, giving us a sexy, sensual, after-dark vibe.
This energetic fragrance is made for explorers. The dry scent has hints of amber and bergamot to create a seductive yet masculine fragrance.
Now in a super handy 30ml bottle Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo can fit into any grooming bag, filing cabinet or office desk for a fresh spritz on the go wherever you are!
Fresh in at Fortnum & Mason, this scent from Australian fragrance-maker Goldfield & Banks is inspired by the country’s Fraser Island, about 200 miles north of Brisbane along the coast. It combines essences of native Australian woods with oud, sandalwood, iris and citrus notes for a rich-yet-fresh scent that brings a hint of balmy summer to your daily life, whether you’re living it on a Pacific island or not.
Enjoy the essence of spring this week with the English Fields fragrance collection from Jo Malone. Five individually combined scents inspired by the fresh English countryside. Our pick? Oat and Cornflower.
Montblanc Legend Night is a masculine scent created to be worn after dusk. Notes of warming cardamom and cedar wood create a warm sensual scent that lingers in the air and lasts all night.
Alien For Men is the newest fragrance from fashion house Thierry Mugler. This aromatic scent features hints of beech wood, leather and white amber to create an elegant yet masculine fragrance.
Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created the new fragrances for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. Described to be the subtle, masculine side of Louis Vuitton perfumes, the five pastel-coloured bottles are a must for every man.
Designed to encapsulate the scent of temptation this seductive fragrance has notes of Bulgarian rose and iris all wrapped in a captivating red bottle.