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The It List 24 April 2023

Men’s Fragrance: Scented Impressions That Last

It can be quite hard to find a scent that stands the test of time and leaves a lasting impression, but don’t worry because we are here to give you six of the best ones around.

When selecting fragrances, understanding what smell you want to leave lingering comes first, and some of the popular brands we have discovered range from citrus scents, to earthy, floral, fruity, and spiced. So, grab some coffee beans, cleanse your nasal palate, and join us in discovering six trending brands and their most highly requested scents.

Words By Kaylah Baker

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent has boldly been a top competing brand in the fragrance world for some time, and it is all thanks to their seductive and sophisticated scents.

The brand’s unique scents rely on woody and earthy fragrances with notes of bergamot, sage and ginger, and one of their more popular and highly acclaimed products as of late is that of the Y Men by Yves Saint Laurent.

Not only does the look of bottle and its no-frills branding mean business, but so do the ingredients held within.

Created by perfumer Dominique Ropion, it is an aromatic fougere fragrance (fougere translating to ‘fern’), and contains an intensive spicy-grass scent.

It is also known for being fresh and masculine; an ideal fragrance for all occasions.

Yves Saint Laurent Y EDP 100ml, $200, Myer

Hugo Boss

When it comes to fragrances and brands that continue to remain prominent and desired, Hugo Boss is definitely up there.

In particular, Hugo Boss’ Boss Eau De Toilette is a timeless classic and has been since it first launched in the late nineties.

What makes this fragrance so special is that while it is a bold masculine scent, it also contains a multitude of notes that make it softer and not too overpowering.

Containing fruity and citrus top notes of apple, lemon, and plum, balanced against a floral and spicy base, this product is one that will leave a lingering impression on all.

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled EDT 100ml, $146, Myer


If you are looking for a scent that is clean, sophisticated and lasts the day, then we believe that you will be sure to find one you like with Versace.

For a fragrance that continues to be trending, and shows no signs of disappearing, we suggest trying the Versace Pour Homme EDT.

While it is a fragrance that makes a bold statement, it does so in the ideal way. Versace Pour Homme EDT’s scent is a perfected blend of lemon, rosewood, carambola, and cedar, with a base of tonka bean, musk, and saffron.

The added bonus of this scent, is that it has been designed in a way that suits men of all ages. So, no matter your age, you know you’ll have a consistent product that you can continually return to.

Versace Pour Homme EDT, $145, Myer

Tom Ford

Tom Ford fragrances excel in woody and floral musk tones, and the most popular one yet is that of the Tom Ford Oud Wood.

Known for its spicy and – yes, you guessed it – woody scent, this Tom Ford fragrance is a guaranteed classic.

Belonging to the woody and earthy fragrance family, Tom Ford’s Oud Wood has key notes of exotic rosewood, cardamom, oud wood, sandalwood, tonka bean, and amber.

While this mix of notes makes it appear exotic and rare, it finds itself belonging in the category of sensual.

So, if you are looking for a distinctive scent, we know Tom Ford’s range is where you will find a life-long friend and companion.

Tom Ford Oud Wood EDP 50ml, $395, Myer


As a designer brand that is known for its luxuriousness and controlled, clean style, it is no wonder that Dior decided to step into doing fragrances.

Now, as well as dressing to impress, you can also subtly demonstrate how well-groomed you are through a simple press of one of the brand’s signature scents.

Dior’s Sauvage Eau De Toilette is a refined yet non-overpowering scent from perfumer François Demachy, and comes highly recommended not only by us here at Monde, but also by British Vogue.

It finds its inspiration in nature, noticeable from its earthy and woody scent, and contains hints of bergamot, petter, and amberwood. Leaving a lingering smell that is as captivating as it is mysterious.

Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum 60ml, $145, Adore Beauty


Chanel is famous for its timeless, chic designs, and so there is no reason why its fragrances should be any different.

While originally a brand that designed for women, Chanel has successfully become a space where all can find their signature style and scent.

This is why Chanel’s fragrances for men have quickly become a favourite to all who have a whiff.

One of the most complimented and desired scents from the collection is that of the Bleu de Chanel, and it also worth noting that it too was created by French perfumer François Demachy.

Described as fresh and spicy, it relies on dominant notes of ambroxan, bergamot, and sichuan pepper, and gives off a unique fresh, spicy and musky smell.

From its striking bottle to its charming scent, this fragrance is one for all occasions and seasons.

Chanel Bleu De Chanel Eau de Parfum Spray 150ml, $240, Myer