The holiday shopping season is among us, which means it’s time to start thinking gifts. Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week covers six great men’s fragrances to use in different occasions and situations:
Make A Statement: Odin’s 11 Semma
Recently released from the New York boutique Odin, the 11 Semma is vibrant, but not overpowering. Using a concoction of chile pepper, clove, myrrh, cinnamon and tobacco leaf, Odin’s 11 Semma offers a sweet, woodland masculine and feminine scent that is perfect for man (or a woman as it is unisex) who wants to stand out. (3.4 oz, $165, Odin)
Vacation Refresher: James Bond 007 Ocean Royale
When James Bond comes to mind, there are a number of ocean and Caribbean scenes to recall, which is why the icon’s fragrance brand went with the sea for the inspiration of the 007 Ocean Royale. The user will feel refreshed when the bergamot, lime, anise and seaweed accord touches his skin, then the Jamaican woods take over to get the user even more vacation ready. (1.7 oz, $40, Khols.com)
Coach and leather are synonymous, so it is no surprise that their newest men’s fragrance collection is based around the scent of leatherwear; specifically their glove-tanned cowhide. The collection includes three different fragrances that range from light and fresh to rich and masculine scents. Simply named Coach Leatherwear No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 (I take it for the level of the scents and the light to dark woodland shades), they are all bottled in a vintage design that was found in company archives.
All the fragrances include the scent of glove-tanned leather (such as the one found on their Heritage baseball glove), and then each have varying ingredients:
No. 1: citrus, coriander, saffron, “aromatic” greens and nutmeg; No. 2: citrus, rhubarb leaves, black pepper, “crisp” greens, thyme, and blended oakmoss, patchouli and musk; No. 3: pink pepper, cardamom, lemon, cypress, orris, cedarwood, patchouli, papyrus, and vetiver. (Each are 3.2 oz, $95)