Fresh faced: The best spring scents for men
by Zoe Dickens
It is a given that no superyacht owner should be without a great sea-inspired scent but if you like your fragrance wardrobe to be as varied as your life then investing in a delicious scent for every season is a must. Spring is all about fresh, clean notes evoking the joy of longer days and the promise of a heady summer to come – here are some of the best spring scents for men to buy now…
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Inspired by the rush of alpine waters as the snow begins to melt at the start of spring, this crisp scent for Creed has notes of citrus, tea, blackcurrant and ambergris.
Silver Mountain Water, £215 for 100ml, Creed
Described by the brand as a 'three-piece suit of a fragrance', Heart by London-based Elegantes blends fresh, bright notes of geranium and bergamot with the masculine aromas of tobacco, myrrh and rum for a well-rounded scent perfect for any occasion.
Heart, £2,350 for 200ml, Elegantes at Harrods
Roja Parfums Scandal
Combining bergamot, lavender, mint, basil, rhubarb, oakmoss and lemon, this bright fragrance by Roja Dove is a cacophony of the Med’s freshest scents.
Scandal Pour Homme, £375 for 50ml, Roja Parfums at Harrods
Clean Reserve Sel Santal
Looking for something a little subtler than zingy citrus or floral scents? Clean Reserve’s Sel Sental combines an unusual salty tang with notes of fig, hazelnut cream, iris and nutmeg for an understated, oceanic fragrance.
Sel Santal, £82 for 100ml, Clean Reserve at Space N. K.
Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi
Capturing the first warm days of spring on the Amalfi coast, this popular scent from Tom Ford bottles the essence of Italy’s most famous shoreline with notes of citrus, mint, thyme and wildflowers.
Mandarino di Amalfi, £395 for 250ml, Tom Ford at Selfridges
Diptyque Do Son
Blending tuberose and orange leaves with pink peppercorns and musk, this classic Diptyque scent elegantly masters the balance between floral and masculine.
Do Son, £70 for 50ml, Diptyque
Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne
A light and simple fragrance perfect for everyday wear, Jo Malone’s fruity scent is created using grapefruits grown in coastal Spain and highlighted with rosemary, peppermint and pimento.
Grapefruit cologne, £94 for 100ml, Jo Malone at Harvey Nichols
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia
About as fresh and clean as fragrances come, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Aqua Celestia moves through notes of mint, lime and blackcurrant before finishing with gorgeous floral notes of Provencal mimosa absolute.
Aqua Celestia, £117 for 70ml, Maison Francis Kurkdjian at Mr Porter
Orto Parisi Megamare
This ocean-inspired scent created by master perfumer Alessandro Gualtieri officially launches in April 2019 but, thanks to the brand's cult following, is definitely worth adding to your wishlist now. Packaged in a glass bottle with a salt water-corroded lid inlaid with a shell, Megamare promises to encapsulate the power and beauty of the sea in one vibrant, crisp scent.
Megamare, £138 for 50ml (from April), Orto Parisi at Liberty London