The Whale & The Rose team gets into the giving spirit…
These soft scents borrow an age-old trick: highlighting just enough green backbone to balance the more feminine floral notes. Add in a woody base and you’ve got two unisex fragrance-wardrobe staples.
HIGH: Tom Ford Vert Bohème
First Launched: 2016
First Impression: I want more! Now! Deep and almost dizzyingly good. This smells like a night out in your best suit.
Top: Galbanum, mandarin orange
Middle: Violet, honeysuckle, magnolia
Base: Gustavia wood
Best For: Jetting off to a meeting in Manhattan.
Biggest Fan: The man who will buy all four green unisex scents in the Tom Ford Private Blend line, but only really wear this one—constantly.
Tom Ford Vert Bohème EDP, $255 (50 ml), sephora.com
LOW: Ferrari Noble Fig
First Launched: 2015
First Impression: Romantic, verging on old-fashioned, evoking a figgy but foggy memory from the 1970s.
Top: Fig, pink peppercorn, mandarin orange
Middle: Sage, iris
Base: Musk, patchouli
Best For: A power lunch with your father-in-law at his club or lunch by yourself at your favourite oyster bar.
Biggest Fan: Scallywags who always appear to be on their best behaviour – but usually aren’t.
Ferrari Noble Fig EDT, $90 (100 ml), notino.com
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