The top 10 best new fragrances for men

Embrace spring/summer 2012 with this season’s new masculine aromas and discover your signature scent among our top 10 must-have male fragrances, which feature invigorating notes of citrus and spicy woody tones


Friday, 20 April, 2012 by Kirsty Welsh

  • Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. Rouge, £25 available from May

    To celebrate the first anniversary of Eau de Lacoste, Lacoste has introduced Rouge, inspired by the L.12.12 polo shirt. Available from May, the new fragrance is infused with spices that include black pepper, ginger and cardamom and presented in a striking red bottle

  • Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême, £48

    Building on Allure Homme’s woody and spicy accents, Allure Homme Sport is given a fresh injection of energy with mint, mandarin and clary sage – a new take on a modern classic

  • Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri, £50

    This refreshing eau de toilette features a vibrant blend of crisp Sicilian orange, lemon and mandarin which captures the essence of the Italian Riviera – perfect if you’re jetting off to the Med for the summer

  • Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Shot, £48

    This distinctive, invigorating new aroma is made up of extracts of patchouli, white pepper and juniper berries, producing a spicy, woody and fresh limited-edition scent

  • Burberry Brit Summer, £46.50

    Burberry’s latest fragrance takes inspiration from British summertime. Packaged in Burberry’s signature checked glass bottle and infused with zingy lime, patchouli and tonka beans, this new addition is a very desirable summer fragrance

  • Armani Code Sport Athlete, £39.50

    Armani Athlete, the ultimate energetic fragrance for the keen sportsman, contains a powerful blend of citrus fruits, ginger, mint and woody tones

  • Diesel Only the Brave Tattoo, £39.50

    Following the huge success of Only the Brave, Diesel has introduced Only the Brave Tattoo, a tempting blend of tobacco, crisp apple and amber wood

  • Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Excès, £53

    Fans of Paco Rabanne fragrances will fall for this distinctly masculine eau de toilette with a rock ‘n’ roll edge; it combines lavender and lemon with an amber undertone

  • Boss Bottled Sport, £29

    Boss Bottled Sport is a fresh, energising, active fragrance with a sparkling, motivating blend of citrus top notes and woody undertones

  • Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Sport, exclusively at Harrods £43

    With one of London’s biggest-ever sporting events just around the corner, Ralph Lauren has introduced a fresh, adventurous scent that captures the Olympic feel, from the white glass bottle that resembles the sail of a laser dinghy to the energetic combination of ingredients


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