FOR HIM: Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

Top notes: green lemon leaves & pulp, pink pomelo, lavender
Heart notes: Mediterranean herbs, ginger, pomarose, jasmine
Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, oakwood, birch, musk
This is the first male fragrance from Missoni for some decades – and oh, boy, it was worth the wait! Head-clearing green notes of lemon leaves and pomelo dress up the classic fougère note of lavender, with jasmine-garlanded herbs in the heart whisking us to the Mediterranean – and that sense of the mist that lingers just before the golden warmth of a perfect autumnal day. Our favourite stage of the fragrance’s development is hard to choose – but few will be able to resist the almost snuggly finale.
As cosy as wearing our partner’s favourite sweater, this is infinitely ‘shareable’. (And indeed, knitwear – so linked with Missoni’s signature – features strongly as an inspiration; the dry-down – which gives us smooth sandalwood melting into the musky woodieness of the base – was composed to be ‘as enveloping as a precious Missoni cardigan.’
All in all, beautifully woven together – though we’d expect nothing less, from these Italian knitwear maestros.
Missoni Parfum Pour Homme £45 for 50ml eau de parfum
Buy it at Harrods

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