By Danielle DesRosiers Countdown to the long weekend—the last one…
Get the jump on summer in your own special cloud of wood, citrus and leather that are summer-fresh, wearable and manly. These bold and blue woody aromatics are not shy, but they don’t hit you over the head either.
HIGH: Chanel Bleu de Chanel
First Launched: 2010
First Impression: Sharp and spicy, like a blanket of instant refinement
Top: Labdanum, nutmeg, ginger, mint
Middle:, grapefruit, lemon, jasmine
Base: Vetiver, incense, cedar, sandalwood, musk
Best For: A first date, a second date, a third date, you get my drift.
Biggest Fan: The dandy who wishes his entire wardrobe was bespoke right down to the shoes. Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?
Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP, $138 (100 ml), www.thebay.com
LOW: Lacoste Eau de Lacoste Blanc
First Launched: 2014
First Impression: A comforting but spicy shot of summer with a grapefruit kiss chaser
Top: Grapefruit, rosemary, cardamom
Middle: Ylang-ylang, tuberose
Base: Cedar, leather, vetiver
Best For: Breakfast meetings al fresco, lawn tennis afternoons, patio or pool party nights
Biggest Fan: The die-hard who wears Lacoste polo shirts and quite possibly the white sneakers, too.
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc, limited edition, $87 (100 ml), www.sephora.com
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