The season has officially turned and you’ve swapped out your all-black winter wardrobe for a splash of colour—so why not give your cologne arsenal a little refresher too?
From zesty, citrusy notes to sultry musk and uplifting florals, these are our picks for both classic and newly-launched scents that are worth a second spritz this season:
Artisan Pure Eau de Toilette by John Varvatos
The contemporary American menswear label’s latest fragrance might just lure you into booking a trip to Mexico. Inspired by the country’s lush hills of Xalapa and its coffee and citrus groves, this scent combines the refreshing aromas of petitgrain, herbs and citrus trees with a woodsy base for a sophisticated touch.
Legend Night Eau De Parfum by Montblanc
The third reinterpretation of the Legend scent (after the Legend Intense and Legend Spirit) is perfect for an alfresco evening affair. Crafted by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux, a dab of this scent will turn heads with its aromas of clary sage and peppermint, enhanced with spicy cardamom before settling elegantly into a woodsy vanilla base.
Ambrette 9 Eau de Parfum by Le Labo
Created by perfumer Michel Almairic and built around the ambrette seed with notes of citrus, white musk and soft florals, this unisex scent by the cult-favourite fragrance house adds a delicate touch to your masculine collection.
Bibliothèque Eau De Parfum by Byredo
Based on the Byredo's bestselling candle of the same name, the scent of Bibliothèque—which translates to library—is reminiscent of leather-bound books and wooden shelves with its notes of peach, leather, patchouli and vanilla. The scent is also available as a room spray.
Perfect Man Alternative Cologne by Bella Bellissima
This aquatic scent from the British fragrance house—founded by British journalist Bella Crane—boasts a unique top note of sea kelp, Mediterranean citrus fruits and Tunisian rosemary, enhanced by violet leaf and Indonesian patchouli.
L'Homme Prada L'Eau Eau De Parfum by Prada
The latest cologne by Prada is sure to add a spring to your smell with an airy yet spicy aroma of amber and iris, mingled with red ginger and neroli before leaving a trail of sandalwood, cedar and floral notes. A spritz or two works perfectly for a casual summer party or a tropical getaway.
Colonia Eau De Cologne by Acqua di Parma
Sun-drenched Italian charm in a bottle—this citrusy classic is among our favourites from the Parma-founded lifestyle and fragrance house. Boasting notes of Sicilian fruits and floral essences such as English lavender and damask rose, the scent settles into smoky, spicy notes of vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli.