QG’s Top 10 Fragrances for Summer: Scent of Fashion

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Every Gentlemen has to smell good! The Quintessential Gentleman has the Top 10 Fragrances Men should be wearing this summer!

Creed


1. Creed – 
Royal Oud

Wood, leather, marble and gold—these are the elements of a royal Persian palace and the inspiration behind the architecture of Master Perfumer Olivier Creed’s fragrance, Royal Oud. Rare, hypnotic, sumptuous oud, an ingredient coaxed from Indian Agarwood trees —rivaling in cost the most expensive raw materials of the world– lends its power to the men and women who prize it. ($385 – $1025)

 

Tom Ford2. Tom Ford – Soleil Blanc 

Unexpected. Sultry. Addictive. Remote Private Islands where summer lasts all year and one day seemingly blends into the next inspire SOLEIL BLANC,  an addictive solar floral amber alive with seductive refinement and refreshing and decadence. Tom Fords’ latest private blend Creation unapologetically exudes the endless pursuit of sun and luxury that defines Tom Ford Soleil. ($225-$595)

Kilian


3. Kilian – 
Moonlight in Heaven Mini Carafe

To further celebrate the MOONLIGHT IN HEAVEN launch, KILIAN unveils his new flacon combining tradition and modernity. Inspired by the iconic cognac carafe, this flacon has been created following the most ancient tradition of glass making. Twelve craftpeople are involved in the creation process, resulting in an object that features the most perfect shape and brightness possible. The engraved pattern replicates the brand’s iconic K, and offers a remarkable chemistry between light and reflection. The cap, made out of glass and metal, adds strength and elegance to this timeless object. The 8.4 oz. Mini-carafe is sold with a black travel spray, an empty 0.25 oz. vial and a funnel to facilitate the filling. Made in France. ($740.00)

Clive Christian - No. 1
4. Clive Christian – 
No. 1

Recognized as the world’s most expensive perfume, this sophisticated scent is created from the rarest, finest ingredients. An oriental-ambery fragrance. Top notes of bergamot, lime, Sicilian mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg, and thyme. Heart notes of lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and heliotrope. Base notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, ambery woods, and vanilla. Made in UK. ($525 – $865)

Bond no. 9

5. Bond No. 9 New York – 1001 Nights Solo Superstar

That same bedazzling mix of Swarovski Fancy Stones and cabochons grace the Bond No. 9 classic superstar bottle. It is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women and men. This is not a new fragrance but it is a limited edition frangrance. B9 The 1001 Nights Solo Superstar was launched in 2015. The fragrance features saffron, gardenia, musk and amber. Made in USA. ($1000)

Montale - Red Aoud6. Montale – Red Aoud

Like a so far unknown, exotic potion, the new Montale creation blends the dark spiciness of aoud with the bright piquancy of red pepper, creating an almost edible effect. The lusciousness of the spicy accord is enhanced by the presence of saffron and cumin…We can’t help but admire the balanced, harmonious quality of the perfume. The scent that could have been too sharp is softened by delicate orris and sweet sandalwood. The presence of these truly classic notes takes Red Aoud from the realm of foodie and turns it into an abstractly gourmand, sublimely sophisticated perfume. Addictive!… No, make it aphrodisiacal! Red Aoud  Notes: Aoud, red pepper, saffron, cumin, orris, Haitian vetiver, Mysore sandalwood. ($120 – $170)

Eight & Bob - Egypt7. Eight & Bob – Egypt

EGYPT is one of the most exclusive fragrances created by Albert Fouquet. In 1935, Albert decided to fulfil a promise made to visit Ahmed, a childhood friend, and accomplish one of his dreams at the same time. Albert was fascinated by ancient Egyptian culture and while visiting his friend in Egypt he could enjoy lengthy tours of the Great Pyramid of Giza, as well as the temples of Luxor and Hatshepsut.  Top Notes: Lavender, Moss & Lemon. Heart Notes: Cardomom & Nutmeg. Base Notes: Sandalwood, Leather & Patchouli. ($165)

Christian Dior - Sauvage

8. Christian Dior – Sauvage

A radically fresh composition, with a powerful name that speaks for itself.That was the way François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, wanted it: raw and noble all at once. Natural ingredients, selected with extreme care, prevail in excessive doses. Radiant top notes burst with the juicy freshness of Reggio di Calabria Bergamot. Ambroxan®, derived from precious ambergris, unleashes a powerfully woody trail.  Sauvage is an act of creation inspired by wide-open spaces. An ozone blue sky sprawled above a rocky landscape, white-hot beneath the desert sun. ($72-$89)

Balmain Homme


9. Balmain – 
Balmain Homme

Signature of a free, audacious, and urban man, Balmain Homme is a perfume with a modern elegance and a rare sophistication. A fragrance with a metallic freshness thanks to the Bergamot and contrasted by radiant spices. The heart brings the Leather and the Violet leave for a rich scent. ($82)

Yves Saint Laurant - Splendid Wood


10. Yves Saint Laurant – 
Splendid Wood

Celebrating the art of seduction, Splendid Wood cultivates the mystery of light and dark. Like eyes meeting across a Moroccan moucharabieh screen, the fragrance combines eternity and transience, feverish passion and cool distance. Splendid Wood opens with an intoxicating flourish of saffron and cardamom, beneath which resonate swirling notes of incense and jasmine sambac. Finally the scent succumbs to the smoky whisper of sumptuous oud wood. ($250)

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