Oxygene by Lanvin
Woody, Marine, Aromatic
Watery, marine, masculine, woody, fresh, aromatic top note, dry, ambery base. Notes of armoise, wet leaves, melon, cardamom, oakmoss. A more daring fragrance than its female counterpart could have been. This has become the No.1 best-selling Men’s fragrance in the world this year.
Miracle Homme by Lancome
This is doing very well internationally, but not very well in France.
A contemporary fougere, green, aromatic, textured warm base of precious woods, green leaves, red pepper;
Higher by Dior
New Freshness, Aromatic, Woody
Light and airy, dihydromyrcenol, pear, cognac brandy;
T for Him by Tommy Hilfigur
Eau, Musky, Aldehyde
A fresh, “wet t-shirt” accord. Smells of coriander leaves and watercress – green, fatty, adoxal;
Dry, woody base.
Described as: energetic yet sensual, notes of ginger, peppercorns;
Aqua Man by Rochas
Not marine, despite its name – very woody and spicy;
Zanzibar by Van Cleef (YSL/Gucci)
Woody, Spicy, Citrus
An elegant harmony of spices, citrus, woody, ambery;
Described as: having a deep and enveloping warmth;
Celine Pour Homme
Woody, ambery, citrus, aromatic;
Michael for Men
Chypre, Spicy, Leather
Sensual, honey/suede accord, with damascone, coriander, patchouli, tobacco, birch;
Emporio White for Him
Musk, Woody, Aromatic
Ultraviolet for Men by Paco Rabanne
An elegant oriental, with a “crystalline” freshness, enveloped with modern woods – lime, lemon, verbena, grapefruit, jasmine, vetiver, cedarwood;
Sacha concluded yet another whirlwind tour of a year’s fragrances, by saying that the number of launches is still (!) increasing.