The Latest Men’s Fragrances

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L’Homme Prada Intense

This fragrance takes a sophisticated approach to seduction. It’s a mature, refined scent that mixes patchouli and iris with amber and tonka bean. It has a subtle intensity, like something compelling and enigmatic that you’re drawn towards without being able to articulate why. £76 for 100ml, buy on johnlewis.com

Paco Rabanne Pure XS

Celebrating the spirit of “opulence and decadence”, this fragrance means business. It’s energetic, sharp and sexy, thanks to a combination of ginger, brown sugar and myrrh. Spray it on and prepare yourself, and your partner, for a night to remember. £64.50 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Calvin Klein Obsessed

The mood of CK’s new scent is all about feeding your desire, indulging your senses and passions and letting your emotions run free. It’s a concoction that includes black vanilla and delivers a mix of “feminine melodiousness and masculine strength”. £45 for 75ml, buy on boots.com

Boss The Scent Intense

If you need a little encouragement in your quest for seduction, allow us to introduce this new offering in Boss’s The Scent line. It’s a charming and suggestive fragrance that empowers you to breeze into a room, sweep your lover off their feet and glide away into the sultry late-summer sunset. £72 for 100ml, buy on hugoboss.com

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Jimmy Choo Man Ice

As summer hots up, the sweet combination of mandarin, vetiver and patchouli makes this a fun and confident scent to spray on and have a wild, hedonistic evening. £59.50 for 100ml, buy on jimmychoo.com

Valentino Uomo Acqua

The stylish bottle deserves to be placed on display. The distinguished cool, minty scent – inspired by the freshness of Italian gardens – will help to get you noticed for the right reasons too. £56 for 75ml, buy on johnlewis.com

Jo Malone Rare Tea

As well as having an aroma that’s true to its name, this also has strong cocoa and tobacco notes that make the Oolong Tea scent – one of a six-strong collection – rich and alluring. £160 for 75ml, buy on jomalone.co.uk

Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir

If this sweet and spicy fragrance was a character in your social group, it would be the one who leads you astray – but also engineers a night you’ll never forget. £54.50 for 100ml, buy on johnlewis.com

Jasper Conran Naked

This stripped-back scent is zesty and lively, with notes of grapefruit and bergamot complemented by a blend of violet leaves, vetiver and cedar wood with a sandalwood finish. £35 for 100ml, buy on debenhams.com

Calvin Klein All

CK continues its adventures in unisex fragrances with a light and breezy scent designed to be “inclusive and expressive” that centres on citrus and woody notes. £40 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Givenchy Gentlemen Only

This crisp and lemony eau de toilette, which is part of a Gentlemen Only trilogy, is perfect for lounging around outside drinking G&Ts at an early summer party. £48 for 50ml, buy on boots.com

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Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Sport

Aimed at the well-rounded man who aims to be elegant, intelligent, funny and athletic, this is a light and floral fragrance that says you’re comfortable with who you are. £50.50 for 50ml, forthcoming May 2017

Boss Bottled Tonic

Designed to capture the spirit of the modern man, this is a confident and versatile scent that combines strong citrus and ginger notes in a package that’s manly and contemporary. £62 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon

The Luna Rossa line has had an enduring association with the ocean, and this sweet and subtle addition to the collection evokes both fresh water and cool mineral qualities. £46.50 for 50ml, buy on boots.com

Paco Rabanne Invictus Intense

The spray that emanates from this trophy-like bottle is powerful and the fragrance is no less intense. Hence the name. Its combo of sweetness and amber will get you noticed. £69 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Joop! Wow!

The bottle makes it look like an impressively rugged single malt, while the fragrance itself is a smooth mixture of spiciness and woody charm. One for guys of substance. £52 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Rituals Oasis Verte

A lively and seductive scent that will make you instantly attractive to anyone within a 500m radius. Thought you were in for a calm, relaxing evening? Guess again. £39 for 50ml, buy on rituals.com

To celebrate its centenary, luxury fragrance brand Acqua di Parma has launched a new collection inspired by its home city’s musical heritage. The three scents in the Note di Colonia line-up are variations on the brand’s original fragrance – favoured by the suavest Italian men in the early 20th century – and aim to capture the passion of Parma’s rich operatic tradition. Even the bottles, with their handmade stoppers and elegantly rounded corners, are harmonious in style, giving the whole product a highly refined feel. Note di Colonia, £280 for 150ml, buy on acquadiparma.com

Note di Colonia I

A light and vibrant fragrance with bergamot notes that give way to a soft, sweet scent, making it perfect for an evening with your partner.

Note di Colonia II

Intense and intoxicating, this scent combines orange and cardamom with a musky base. It’s ideal for making a great first-date impression.

Note di Colonia III

This bold, dramatic scent has a perfectly balanced mix of delicate vetiver and woody jasmine. Spray it on when you want to feel powerful and confident.

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Joop! Black King

This new limited-edition version of the classic Homme fragrance is a sensual scent. Spray it on and expect heads to turn. £39.60 for 125ml, buy on amazon.co.uk

Penhaligon’s Portraits

Like the traditional English qualities it celebrates, this woody fragrance is quirky, confident and effortlessly charming. £178 for 75ml, buy on penhaligons.com

L’Homme Prada

Aimed at men with depth and complexity, this fragrance has a subtle, floral combination of neroli, geranium and patchouli. £71.31 for 100ml, buy on amazon.co.uk

L’Envol de Cartier

If you want to stand out, select this enigmatic scent, with its inventive combination of honey notes and musk. £70 for 100ml, buy on cartier.co.uk

Versace Dylan Blue

This seductive and aromatic scent blends vibrant grapefruit, powerful black pepper and subtle saffron with hints of incense. £48.49for 100ml, buy on amazon.co.uk

How To Choose The Right Scent

A fragrance speaks volumes of the wearer, hence the need to pick one that suits. The market is vast and contains something for everyone, but these eight will have something for most requirements. And to help you find the right type of fragrance for you, we’ve split them up by where you might want to wear them. Browse the categories and choose the one that suits your nose…

Woody Fragrances

These dark fragrances are good for evening wear and work well during the winter. Plus, if you’re sipping mulled wine and lurking beneath mistletoe, you’ll need a strong scent to overcome the smell “noise” all around you.

Boss Bottled Intense

This woody eau de parfum is a new take on Boss’s classic fragrance, with a little extra courtesy of orange blossom. On top, there’s apple blended with geranium, cinnamon and clove, then go lower for base notes of sandalwood, vetiver (an Indian grass) and cedar wood. A perfect accompaniment to a hot date. £60 for 100ml, buy on boots.com

Acqua Di Parma Colonia Quercia

If dark and mysterious is the effect you’re going for, then lose the newspaper with the eye holes cut out and instead take a dip in this deep aroma. Immerse yourself in the woods with a mossy, rich fragrance, enhanced by a rare ingredient: oakmoss absolute. The woody nature of this cologne makes it perfect for long winter nights. £167 for 100ml, buy on johnlewis.com

Spicy Fragrances

If you’re an extrovert and want to be noticed, herby and spicy smells are the ones for you. They work for nights out, but might be too strong for daily office wear – save it for when you’re supposed to be being “charming” and “sexy” in a “disco”.

Jimmy Choo Man

Most recognisable for its high-heel dominance, Jimmy Choo also offers this fresh fragrance for men with geranium, pineapple leaf and the herby jolt of rare patchouli. Bringing it back to the ground is the warm hug of amber-based wood base notes. Great for a night on the town. £62 for 100ml, buy on theperfumeshop.com

Fresh Fragrances

Spring and summer fit fresh, green scents with herbaceous notes and if you’re feeling fruity, some flowery embellishment. Wear in the day, but make sure you don’t overdo it, unless you want to go to work smelling like a garden centre.

L’Homme Prada

This sensual scent is, on the one hand, a classic Fougère (a greeny, ferny type of flavour category) with hints of neroli, geranium and patchouli. But on the other, there’s a bit of a unisex vibe thrown into the mix, with Prada’s signature iris and amber elements. Good for both day and night. £72.86 for 100ml, buy on amazon.co.uk

L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme

This radiant eau de toilette is an energetic day scent, with a tart grapefruit edge, sat atop herby sage and lavender. Forming the foundation is the job of white patchouli, clear wood and vetiver; all giving the scent a vivid rush that’s perfect for splashing on straight from the shower, you glistening hunk, you. £42 for 75ml, buy on superdrug.com

Jo Malone Basil & Neroli

Jo Malone has the market cornered in bright, sunny scents for men that aren’t shy to embrace a feminine edge. A floral feeling runs through this fragrance, and its top note of basil stops it from fading into the background. Neroli keeps it sweet and the white musk ensures it sticks around until the party’s over. £86 for 100ml, buy on selfridges.com

Citrus Fragrances

Citrus works great for an everyday work situation – orange, grapefruit, lemon – it all works together to perk you up, and won’t be too overpowering for your colleagues. They’re a great pick-me-up for the morning, and post-workout, too.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

Designer, director, writer and producer – and Ford somehow finds time to blend up a range of fragrances. This one is inspired by the Italian Riviera and is full of crisp citrus notes with an amber undertone. It’s best used as a choice for the warmer months, because it’s bright, breezy and not too strong. £215 for 100ml, buy on debenhams.com

L’Occitane Homme Cedrat

If you need a versatile fragrance that will bounce in the day, but wrap you in a sophisticated cloak in the evening, this hybrid eau de toilette is a great shout. Citrus and green notes sparkle when the sun’s out; and as it sets, the woody rind and aromatic spaces below come to the fore. Two for the price of one. £45 for 75ml, buy on uk.loccitane.com