Scents for men: Ditch duty free shops

Tired of the old fragrances from duty free shops? Here’s a list of scents that will smell you apart.

1. JEROBOAM Vespero 

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(Extrait de Parfum)

Vespero is the scent of a never-ending evening of pleasures. A swoon of rich, vibrant fruits are lent a darker, sexier edge by a refined heart of cedarwood and geranium. It has rich notes of leather and patchouli.

2. ORMONDE JAYNE 

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Nawab Of Oudh (Intensivo/Parfum)

This one is a potent blend of amber and rose with a soft edge of oudh. It is a rich tapestry of  bergamot, orange absolute, cardamom with base notes of ambergris, musk, vetiver.

3. ROJA

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Elysium (Cologne)

A blend of musk, fruit, leather and woods makes this one is a masculine classic. Citrus and herbaceous notes blend with musk and patchouli at the top with fruity and florals 

at its heart.

4. Palissandre d’Or 

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(Eau de Parfum)

This one is a subtle smoky, rose-tinged natural musk with rose, pear and iris facets — with pink pepper, coriander and nutmeg. It has a rare sandalwood extract laced with copahu balm and patchouli extract.

5. JOVOY 

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L’art De La Guerre (Eau de Parfum)

The Fern awakens the memory of the one who gave us our first romantic thrill. It is infused with notes of bergamot, apple and rhubarb fern, slightly tinted by smoked immortal flowers, but woody and spicy.

6. Sultanate of Oman 

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(Parfum)

Roja Dove’s ode to the best frankincense in the world is harvested in Salalah, a sub-tropical region at the foot of Oman's Dhofar mountains. Regarded as a gift from the gods, it is reserved for the royal families.

7. LAURENT MAZZONE 

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Sine Die (Eau de Parfum)

A crystal clear fruit accord and deep floral note, this eau de parfum plays with leather and soft amber notes. On the base, it is buttery leather, with light woods and amber finishing it. 

8. AEDES DE VENUSTAS 

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Copal Azur (Eau de Parfum)

Copal was burned by the Mayans and Aztecs to feed the gods. The perfumer paired it with lashes of sea spray and whiffs of the jungle. This one has a touch of cardamom, patchouli and myrrh.

9. Vetiver 

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(Eau de Parfum/Parfum)

Roja Dove’s Vetiver is a green forest bottled. The grassy, nutty, and oily properties of vetiver root are all present but pushed to the background where they allow the tart yet lush citrusy facets of the root to shine.

10.Russkaya Kozha 

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(Eau de Parfum)

Evocative of the streets of Moscow, redolent of leather workshops, this is an expression of Imperial Russia's beauty. Russkaya Kozha unfurls as an intense fragrance with a combination of cardamom, juniper and cade wood.

11. Diaghilev

Inspired by Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes, this is for the man with an artistic vision. A fizzy citrusy opening evolves into a floral middle and to a rich mossy vetiver drydown. It stands on three pillars of the chypre — oak moss, bergamot and labdanum resin.

12. Selva do Brazil

From the heart of the Brazilian Amazon rain forests, this perfume offers warmth and moisture. Petitgrain from Paraguay, tonka bean from Brazil and Gaiac wood from Argentina come together to create an alive and racy timbre.

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