My go-to eau de cologne…

Men of taste commend the scents they stand by

Dior Eau Sauvage, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Patchouli Impérial, £165 for 125ml EDT
Dior Eau Sauvage, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Patchouli Impérial, £165 for 125ml EDT

Theo Fennell, jewellery designer “I’ve worn Dior’s Eau Sauvage since I was 18. And a few years ago when my wife, Louise, and I were at Galeries Lafayette in Paris I found a bottle of Dior’s Patchouli Impérial. I love the smell; it reminds me of Kensington Market in the 1960s.” Dior Eau Sauvage, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Patchouli Impérial £165 for 125ml EDT; Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009 (+3319-6939 7575; www.galerieslafayette.com).

Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte, £62 for 100ml EDC
Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte, £62 for 100ml EDC

Thom Browne, menswear designer “I like the green bottle and the orange fragrance of Hermès eau de cologne Eau d’Orange Verte. It’s a very clean smell.” £62 for 100ml EDC; www.hermes.com.

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Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, £66 for 100ml EDT. Guerlain Jicky, £203 for 30ml extrait. Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, £75 for 50ml EDT
Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, £66 for 100ml EDT. Guerlain Jicky, £203 for 30ml extrait. Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, £75 for 50ml EDT

Pierre Hardy, shoe designer “In winter I wear Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur during the day, and Guerlain Jicky at night. In summer I swap to Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, which reminds me of Corsica.” Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Jicky, £203 for 30ml extrait; www.guerlain.com. Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, £75 for 50ml EDT;www.monocle.com.

Guerlain Habit Rouge, £68 for 100ml EDT
Guerlain Habit Rouge, £68 for 100ml EDT

Eau d’Italie, £85 for 100ml EDT
Eau d’Italie, £85 for 100ml EDT | Image: Gaia Cambiaggi

Jacques Garcia, architect, interior designer and garden designer “I’m never without a light fragrance called Habit Rouge by Guerlain. I love its combination of citrus with something leathery.” £68 for 100ml EDT; www.guerlain.com.

Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet, £85 for 100ml EDT
Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet, £85 for 100ml EDT

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Antonio Sersale, owner of Positano’s Hotel Le Sirenuse “I never travel without a bottle of Eau d’Italie. My cousin, Marina Sersale, has produced a series of fragrances associated with Le Sirenuse from her perfumery in Rome; there are 12 of them now, all with stories, but this is the original. I would describe it as earthy and utterly distinct. It’s fresh, young, and very summery.” £85 for 100ml EDT; www.eauditalie.com or www.emporiosirenuse.com.

Giambattista Valli, womenswear designer “I have worn Blenheim Bouquet eau de toilette from Penhaligon’s every day and night for the past 20-plus years. It smells fresh and healthy and puts me in a good mood.” £85 for 100ml EDT; www.penhaligons.com.

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