Enticing men’s scents – personally recommended

Seven tastemakers reveal their favourite fragrances – from all-time classics to niche names

Clockwise from top: Acqua di Colonia Melograno, €100 for 100ml EDC. Chanel Egoïste, £57 for 50ml EDT. Dior Eau Sauvage, £85 for 100ml EDT
Clockwise from top: Acqua di Colonia Melograno, €100 for 100ml EDC. Chanel Egoïste, £57 for 50ml EDT. Dior Eau Sauvage, £85 for 100ml EDT

Adam Nathaniel Furman, artist/designer

“My everyday fragrance is Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri. I am a huge fan of southern Italy and the movies of the 1960s – especially Le Mépris, a French/Italian movie with Brigitte Bardot, directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It’s based in Capri and is the most erotic and voluptuous movie ever. All of that is conjured up for me in this scent.” £72 for 75ml EDT; harrods.com.

Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri, £72 for 75ml EDT
Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri, £72 for 75ml EDT

Francis Sultana, interior and furniture designer

“I’ve worn Acqua di Colonia Melograno from Santa Maria Novella since I was 20. It’s based around pomegranate, which has an interesting history: in Greek mythology it was believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis, which is rather romantic.” €100 for 100ml EDC; smnovella.it.

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Vincenzo Castaldo, creative director of jewellery house Pomellato

“There are two perfumes I wear regularly: Cardinal by Heeley, which is like incense, and Czech & Speake’s Oxford & Cambridge lavender cologne, which has a timeless, herbal scent. I find it very calming.” Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge, £100 for 100ml EDC; czechandspeake.com. Heeley Cardinal, €130 for 100ml EDP; jamesheeley.com.

Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge, £100 for 100ml EDC
Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge, £100 for 100ml EDC

Johnny Coca, creative director of Mulberry

“Egoïste by Chanel is a very specific scent, with cinnamon. It’s more delicate than many fragrances, yet masculine too. I’ve worn it for at least 20 years.” £57 for 50ml EDT; harrods.com.

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Michel Roset, creative director of Ligne Roset

“Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage was the first fragrance I wore when I was young. In a way, it was my first love. I am not sure if I still wear it for the love I felt for it back then or the fragrance itself. It’s nostalgic.” £85 for 100ml EDT; dior.com.

Tarang Arora, creative director of jeweller Amrapali

“I’m obsessed with fragrance. I love Chanel’s limited edition Coromandel and Sycomore scents, but I also enjoy trying out the modern Indian-style fragrances at the Bombay Perfumery in Mumbai: my favourite is called 1020.” 1020, $90 for 100ml EDPbombayperfumery.comLes Exclusifs de Chanel, from £155 for 75ml EDP; chanel.com.

Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, director of watch design at Bulgari

“My favourite fragrance is Diptyque’s L’Ombre dans l’Eau. I love dry scents, and this one has been part of my daily routine for so long that it now feels a part of me.” £92 for 100ml EDT; diptyqueparis.com.

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