6 of the best new fragrances for men

Our beauty editor's rounded up some of her favourites

04 August 2019 - 00:00 By Nokubonga Thusi
From left: Paco Rabanne 1Million Lucky EDT 100ml R1,440 • Bleu de Chanel Le Parfum EDP 100ml R2,385 • Guerlain Les Absolus D'Orient Bois Mysterieux 125ml R2,970.
From left: Paco Rabanne 1Million Lucky EDT 100ml R1,440 • Bleu de Chanel Le Parfum EDP 100ml R2,385 • Guerlain Les Absolus D'Orient Bois Mysterieux 125ml R2,970.
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PACO RABANNE 1MILLION LUCKY

It's time to be playful again with Paco Rabanne's update on the iconic 1Million scent. This version still contains the signature note of patchouli but adds hazelnut accord, grapefruit, green plum, amber and white cedarwood for a nutty, fruity twist.

BLEU DE CHANEL

Fans of Chanel's first bestselling male scent will be equally impressed by its new Parfum version. The more intense scent still carries the signature note of New Caledonian sandalwood with an added zest and freshness in the top notes.

GUERLAIN LES ABSOLUS D'ORIENT BOIS MYSTERIEUX

The name says it all as this mysterious woody scent catches your attention from the first sniff. The scent brings together leather, saffron, Atlas cedarwood and myrrh to create the ultimate oriental, woody masterpiece.

From left: Gucci Guilty Oud EDP 90ml R2,300 • Hugo Boss Bottled Oud Saffron EDP 100ml R1,995 • Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic EDT 100ml R1,195.
From left: Gucci Guilty Oud EDP 90ml R2,300 • Hugo Boss Bottled Oud Saffron EDP 100ml R1,995 • Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic EDT 100ml R1,195.
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GUCCI GUILTY OUD

This scent combines the best of both the men's and women's fragrances from the Gucci house. The signature note of oud is reinvented with the addition of Bulgarian rose, leather, blackberry and patchouli to make it more exotic and smoky than ever.

HUGO BOSS BOTTLED OUD SAFFRON

One of the top notes of this oriental scent may be rose but this isn't your grandmother's rose. This floral note is elegantly combined with notes of saffron, agarwood and labdanum, giving the fragrance a nuanced, heady quality.

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH AUTHENTIC

Lovers of fresh scents will enjoy this modern take on citrus. This one opens with zesty notes of grapefruit and bergamot while aromatic, spicy notes of black pepper, ginger oil, lavender and clearwood give it an intriguing woody finish