Top Men’s Cologne: Hot New Releases
The way a man smells is very personal and a form of self-expression. With this being said, cologne companies play a role in determining the top men’s cologne of the season. This year, the theme of some of the best men’s colognes seems to be wood. Many of the hot new releases in men’s cologne this year feature woody scents including oud, cedar, and sandalwood. There are some that even have a bit of citrus and other aromatic notes to add some character. Here are a few of the hot new releases for the year.
Vince Camuto for Him
Camuto has catered to women for years and has finally decided to tackle the men’s cologne market. The first cologne offered by Camuto offers lots of citrus and cedar, including notes of lime. In addition, there are hints of black pepper, patchouli, and leather, which offer a truly manly smell. This is a light and fresh scent that sells here for around $45 per 3.4 ozbottle.[hr]
Spicebomb is the creation of Viktor and Rolf, two upscale fashion designers from Amsterdam. This men’s cologne offers a peppery zing when first sprayed on and then changes to a more sweet and masculine tobacco base. For someone that is looking for something a bit different, this may be the perfect choice as it is truly unique. The bottle is shaped like a hand grenade and sells here for around $70 per 3.4 ounces.[hr]
Eau Sauvage Parfum
Eau Sauvage Parfum is the latest offering from Christian Dior and is one of the top men’s cologne of the year. This is an update from the classic Eau Savage that was first released by Dior in 1966. The older version had floral notes; the latest version is woodier with notes of myrrh. The myrrh is not sweet smelling, but more smoky and burnt. The scent is larger and not likely good for the office, but is perfect for an evening out. It sells here for around $70 for a 3.4 ounce bottle .[hr]
Tom Ford Noir
Tom Ford Noir offers a refreshing and floral scent with hints of violets, irises, and powder. While this may sound a bit feminine, the cologne quickly becomes more developed into something warmer, darker, and sexier. The spices of the cologne win out overall, but the hint of floral notes remains. Overall, this is a sophisticated scent offered by one of the top designers of the century. It currently sells here for around $74 for a 50 ml bottle or $94 for a 100 ml bottle.[hr]
HiM by Hanae Mori is one of the top men’s colognes of the year with its powerful punch that is spicy and fresh. The top notes have a hint of gray pepper, mandarin orange, bergamot, cardamom, and violet leaves. The heart of the cologne offers fig, Tonka bean, and cinnamon bark. To close you get the woody scents of amber, musk, teak, and white cedar. This great fragrance sells here for around $40 for 3.4 ounces.