6 New Colognes and Perfumes to Try in 202206.09.2022
Byredo – Sunday Cologne
Byredo founder Ben Gorham is a Swede who grew up in the USA and Canada. Byredo is a luxury brand that specializes in candles and fragrances.
With its fresh and citrusy scent, Sunday cologne by the brand has been a timeless classic ever since its release. It is perfect for relaxed days when your mind is open to new ideas and you don’t need to be formal.
- Top notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Cardamom
- Heart Notes: Geranium, Lavender, Incense
- Base notes: Vetiver and Oak Moss, Patchouli
Jo Malone – Velvet Rose & Oud
Joanne Lesley Malone’s journey from dyslexic school dropout to becoming one of the most successful perfume producers on the planet, is well documented. This Velvet Rose & Oud is probably more well-known for its scented candles. Cologne is a great example of her company’s ability to bring the right notes together, regardless of what the final product may be.
This rich scent has a sandalwood base that mixes notes of praline and Indonesian cloves to create a unique fragrance that truly dazzles.
- Cloves are the top note
- Heart Notes: Damask rose
- Base notes: Praline, Oud
Hermes – Terre D’Hermes
Since 1837, Hermes has been synonymous with luxury. Terre D’Hermes is a cologne that takes inspiration from nature and the great outdoors. This is a rich, yet warm scent that has hints of shiso and benzoin.
The glass bottle, which can be refilled, is beautifully crafted and inspired by modern architecture. The price for such a well-known label and product is much lower than you would expect.
- Top notes: Orange, Grapefruit
- Base notes: Woodsy Notes, Oak Moss, Benzoin
Eight & Bob – Original
Albert Fouquet was the brains behind Eight & Bob. He was the son a Parisian aristocrat. A chance encounter with John. F. Kennedy met John in south-east France. The future president of the United States was so enchanted by his cologne, he asked the Frenchmen to give him a sample.
Eight & Bob uses eight base ingredients. The base ingredients are kept secret. These include the ones used to make this EDP for men. We do know that andrea is used. This is an extremely rare plant, which grows at high altitudes in Chile and can only been farmed for two months each year. This is the perfect men’s cologne if you are looking for exclusivity.
- Top Notes: Ginger, Cardamom, Lemon, Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Cedar Wood, Nuts, Essencia Cistus, Guaiacum Wood
- Base notes: Patchouli. Sandalwood. Ambergris. Vanilla.
Viktor & Rolf – Spicebomb
Since 1995, Rolf has been bringing their playful yet distorted designs to the fashion industry. They opened a shop in Sant’Andrea in Rome in 2005 to showcase their perfume experiments. It has become a popular destination for fragrance lovers.
The Spicebomb Collection comes in four distinct scents to suit different occasions. To show the explosive nature of each fragrance, each is housed in a grenade-shaped container. The scents are remarkable, regardless of how you feel about the quirky bottles.
- Top notes: Pink Pepper and Elemi, Bergamot, Grapefruit
- Heart Notes: Cinnamon and Saffron
- Base notes: Vetiver, Leather, Tobacco
Maison Margiela – Across Sands
This luxury French label, formerly known as Maison Martin Margiela was established in Paris in 1988. Designers of the brand are fond of a deconstructive, avantgarde ethos that is magnified in products like this gender-anonymous Across Sands Perfume.
It was launched in 2016 with ingredients like dates, agarwood and a variety of spices. The captivating tones suggest that the wearer is innovative and forward-thinking. The bottle is minimalistic and sleek with a silver lab label. It’s definitely worth every penny, even though it comes at a higher price.
- Top Notes: Cinnamon, Saffron
- Heart notes: Dates, Fennel
- Base notes: Apricot, Lumber