Scents for him

1. Dsquared2 Intense He Wood

$109 for 50ml, from Sasa stores

Accords of silver fir, vegetal amber and musk are blended with watery violet leaves and blossoms, and incense crystals. Vetiver, cedarwood and sandalwood round off the scent.

2. Mont Blanc Emblem EDT

$75 for 40ml, from Mont Blanc counters

Bitter grapefruit, cardamom and clary sage leaf are accented with pink peppercorns and black pepper. Underneath, violet and cinnamon leaves, as well as patchouli and ambroxan add character to the juice.

3. Boss Bottles Unlimited EDT

$94 for 50ml, from Hugo Boss counters

Refreshing green notes - comprising mint and evergreen citrus accords - are coupled with woody ones.

4. Gucci OUD EDP

price unavailable, available at Gucci counters from September

Technically a unisex scent, the main ingredient is oud essential oil from Laos. It is made for those who love rich, woody perfumes with notes of amber and saffron.

This article was first published on July 25, 2014.
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