Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season

Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 1

Finding the perfect masculine fragrance this summer can be tricky – but only because there are so many good ones to choose from. We recommend identifying the type of fragrance notes you like, and then doing some research to find out which fragrances incorporate them.

Summer scents are usually lighter and fresher than their winter counterparts. Keep an eye out for:

Sea / marine-inspired scents
These fragrances have a beachy or summery feel, and often include notes of salt, citrus fruits, white florals and sea spray.

Citrus / fruity-inspired scents
Light and fresh, citrus or fruity fragrances are usually uplifting and vibrant. They may include notes of lemon, pear, mandarin, passionfruit, apple or black currant.

Fresh / plant-inspired scents
These fragrances can be leafy, earthy, powdery or even floral. Also known as “green fragrances,” they may contain notes of grass, tea leaves, green leaves and some marine plants.

These are the fragrances we recommend for Summer 2021:

Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 2

Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Scorza Di Sicilia 100ml (R1595.00)
We could all do with a trip to the Italian coast, right?! Conjuring up the scorching lands of Italy, Scorza Di Sicilia is a sweet, tangy perfume with plenty of citrus undertones. You can expect notes of citron from Calabria, Virginian cedar and vetiver from Indonesia. Fresh and fruity, it’s a great summer scent as it isn’t overpowering and it’s extremely versatile: We’d recommend it for work, drinks, an event, or even just dinner at home. The boldness of Sicily in a bottle!
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 3

Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette 100ml (R1845.00)
Burberry is known for producing iconic, classic fragrances, and Burberry Hero is their latest masculine launch. Modern heroism in a bottle, this strong masculine scent is both enigmatic and adventurous. It marries strength and freshness, signifying the modern man’s duality of power and sensibility. Fresh, luminous and bold, the scent is brightened with sparkling bergamot and invigorated with juniper and black pepper. Juniper, a classic British ingredient of the perfumer’s palette, brings a vibrant freshness to the scent, and is deepened by a trio of warm cedarwood oils from three distinct mountain ranges; Virginia’s Apalacian, the Atlas Mountains in Africa, and the Himalayas in Asia. It smells as good as it sounds!
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 4

Bentley For Men Silverlake Eau de Parfum 100ml (R1499.00)
Designed for the man who never stops challenging himself, Bentley For Men Silverlake is crafted from the highest-quality natural materials. Vibrant and aromatic, the fragrance conjures up both an alpine landscape and the man who is free to explore it. The scent opens with a rush of ice-cool notes, as lemon and peppermint essences blend to create the effect of a gust of pure, invigorating mountain air. As the heart of the fragrance unfolds, the green, moist-earth accents of violet leaf absolute evoke a majestic alpine forest, touched by the frosty bite of pink pepper essence. The cool sheen of lavender hints at the silver water of a lake, reflecting the clear blue sky. Boosting these bracing accords, a powerful blend of ambery woods carried by a breeze of pure white musk give the scent its crisp, modern, long-lasting trail. As exhilarating as a drive through a mountain landscape of snow-capped peaks!
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 5

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo Lights Eau de Parfum Limited Edition 75ml (R1950.00)
In this limited edition scent, Giorgio Armani unveils a new interpretation of Acqua di Gio Profondo, a long-time summer favourite. With its new fresh intensity and its glow-in-the-dark bottle, Acqua di Gio Profondo Lights Eau de Parfum Limited Edition is a call to dive into the unknown and embrace the unexpected. The fragrance’s top notes are composed of luminous and juicy facets, as green mandarin essence meets the bright cardamom essence, then fuses with a powerful marine accord. At the heart, aromatic elements unite with the marine accord, expressed in notes of lavandin heart, rosemary essence, cypress essence, lentisk absolute and balsamic notes. Finally, the base dives deeper, as Acqua di Gio’s original woody signature takes on a resinous power due to the natural strength of vetiver essence and patchouli Guatemala essence. Keeping in line with Giorgio Armani’s commitment to sustainability, this fragrance contains ingredients that were ethically-sourced.
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 6

Cape Island Black Gold Room & Linen Fragrance 100ml (R295.00)
A room and linen fragrance is the perfect product to spruce up your space without going over the top. A lot of room scents, however, can be overly floral and sweet, leaving those with a preference for spicier or woody scents, unable to find their perfect match. Enter Cape Island’s Black Gold Room & Linen Fragrance. This scent is bold and aromatic. While it’s a unisex fragrance that is not particularly aimed at men, we think most men will enjoy its rich, decadent scent. It contains gourmand notes of aniseed, black cherry and rum, as well as lingering tobacco and rich oud. It’s an uplifting scent that would be right at home in the study or living room.
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 7

Davidoff Cool Water Pour Homme Parfum 100ml (R1095.00)
This isn’t a new scent, but it’s a classic. An aromatic aquatic fragrance, Cool Water embraces the freshness of the sea. The hero ingredient is ethically-sourced vetiver. This tropical plant was harvested by a community on the island of Haiti, as part of a sustainable sourcing partnership monitored by the perfume creator. The scent unfolds into woody notes of sandalwood, blended with pink pepper accord. Fresh and sharp, this fragrance is simple, and screams summer holiday.
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 8

Calvin Klein CK Everyone Eau de Toilette 100ml (R1050.00)
A gender-neutral fragrance from the iconic house of Calvin Klein? Yes please! CK Everyone is a bold new fragrance for everyone, and it’s a tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression. The scent offers the perfect combination of clean freshness, sweet sensuality and provocative edge. A citrus fragrance the uplifts with zesty organic orange oil is paired with a blue tea accord and a vibrant cedarwood base. Clean and eco-conscious, this fragrance is vegan and infused with 79% naturally-derived ingredients.
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Scents of summer – the masculine fragrances we recommend this season 9

Oud Extreme Eau de Toilette 100ml (R695.00)
Oud Extreme is a new fragrance suitable for both men and women. Because of the presence of strong woody notes, we think it makes a great summer scent for men. A powerful amber-woody fragrance with long lasting notes of rose and oud wood, Oud Extreme is a must-have if you would like to make a statement and stand out from the crowd. Despite being an eau de toilette, it is very long-lasting on the skin, and likely won’t need to reapply throughout the day.
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2 Responses

  1. How can we get a sample of your mens perfume I need to buy for hubby but would like to test first first time perfume user

    1. Hi Nella, we’re an online magazine, we don’t distribute products or samples. I would recommend visiting your nearest Edgars, Foschini or Truworths store to test the fragrance you’re interested in. Anien – Editor

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