Fragrances We’re Borrowing From the Boys

Beauty rules are meant to be broken and there’s no time like the present to eschew the obvious. When it comes to fragrance, go ahead and be bold. Forgo the predictable sun-kissed citrus notes and wave goodbye to the mantra “less is more”. And whatever you do when you reach for a new bottle, don’t be confined by outdated notions of ‘for him’ or ‘for her’. Find yourself falling for something on his side of the bathroom cabinet? Go on, give it a dab. It’s time to move on from the age-old tradition of owning just a single signature scent: fragrance is supposed to be fun. Play with perfumes that embody your mood or the season and then take you on an unforgettable journey.

Shop our four favourite fragrances borrowed from the boys.

From left: Christian Dior Eau Sauvage (50ml EDP, $143); Tom Ford Noir Anthracite (50ml EDP, $200); Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum (50ml EDP, $145); Givenchy Gentleman (100ml EDT, $155).

The Fragrances You Need This Autumn

Coming into winter trends typically move away from the floral, fruity notes of summer. But we’re challenging that notion with vibrant fragrances that remind us of spring blooms. If it’s to-die-for bouquets of fresh blossoms that have you head-over-heels with just one spritz, there’s no shortage of scents. Lush fragrances whipped up with verdant green hints are in abundance, so unleash fragrance’s power to transport you to another time and place – tranquil green forests are a simple spray away.

Here are five of our favourites right now.

From left: Tom Ford Vert de Fleur (50ml EDP, $378); Boucheron Neroli d’Ispahan (125ml EDP, $310); Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours (50ml EDP, $185); Portraits Penhaligon’s The Tragedy of Lord George (75ml EDP, $449, from WORLD); Chanel Boy (75ml EDT, $342).