SG Approved: 6 Warm Weather Scents for Men
A New Season is the Perfect Time to Try a New Scent
Our Spring Style Guide is presented in partnership with Uniqlo USA
I love the rituals of ushering in early spring. Cracking the windows in your home to let in some fresh air. Swapping your heavy winter coat for a lighter number. Wearing sunglasses because there’s actually sun to block out, not just because you loathe accidental eye contact with strangers. And, of course, my favorite ritual, buying something new to celebrate the season turning for good.
Whether spring’s arrival greets you with actual changes in the weather, or simply a reminder popping up on your phone of the vernal equinox, you can still get into the spirit of the season with one simple swap – your scent. That’s right, SG HQ did the sniffing so you don’t have to.
Below, find our favorite warm weather scents for men:
This fresh-smelling fragrance is inspired by crisp, sparkling citrus fruits and freshly picked neroli blossoms. Juicy tangerine and pomelo fruits are blended with neroli oil (made from orange blossoms which are hand-picked them steam-distilled) and honeysuckle for a unisex scent that’s bright and zesty.
And you know we love a unisex fragrance us ladies can steal! I mean, “borrow.”
You might have heard about Glossier from your girlfriend, or seen one of their massive billboards in of-the-moment millennial pink (for now!) pop up in your city.
While the skincare and makeup company mostly caters to the ladies, their first scent, called, appropriately, You, smells inexplicably good on everyone I’ve met who’s tried it—including guys. This is because, according to the perfumers, You is heavy on base notes (including musk and ambrox) with the wearer being the “final ingredient”in making the scent what it is.
Meaning? You and your girlfriend could share it and no one would ever know you’re wearing the same scent.
Inspired by the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Aventus celebrates strength, power, and success. Personally, I could use a little more of all three of those in my life—not just in the spring but all year long.
Introduced in 2010 and crafted by Creed’s sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed and his son Erwin, the scent has become the best-selling fragrance in the history of the brand. The name: a (“from”) ventus (“the wind”) suggests an unpredictable and driven life…not unlike Napoleon himself. With top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, and pineapple, it’s great for spring without being too sweet.
The appropriately named Music Festival from Maison Margiela’s ‘REPLICA’ collection combines cannabis, leather, and patchouli for a scent that will immediately transport you back to Woodstock in 1969…or at least last year’s Coachella.
Oh, and P.S., don’t be weirded out when you click through and find a scent categorized under ‘women’s’ that we recommend. Most unisex fragrances default to the lady aisle when it comes to e-commerce, which can be confusing!
If you know one thing about me, it’s that I’m from Wisconsin. If you know two things about me, it’s that I love pretty much every fragrance Tom Ford has ever released. Men’s or women’s. Cold weather or warm. That extends to the new Neroli Eau de Soleil Blanc. It’s light and citrusy—well, as ‘light’ as any Tom Ford fragrance gets. Even for spring, this scent is serious and sensual. Perfect for smelling like you’re about to go rob someone, but in a sexy way.
A new customizable fragrance collection, Kenneth Cole for Him offers up the chance to create your own signature scent with layering options called “The Here,” “The Now,” and “The Ready.”
Don’t worry; each layer smells great on its own, making this kit practically foolproof. The only real danger is in wearing too much (which, let’s be honest, is the same danger for any fragrance).
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