Scented cocktails quite the thing right now – and the one devised to introduce us to Aramis’s first men’s scent in a l-o-n-g time (hosted in an appropriately sophisticated Mayfair penthouse) was a delicious swirl of Cognac and tonka, echoing two of the rich notes in the fragrance’s base.
At first, it’s almost nose-tinglingly bright: a great grind of black pepper, crisp elemi and accents of zesty grapefruit. But on skin, its gentlemanly side soon makes its presence known, with plenty of juniper wood and smooth, soft leather – a note we’re seeing time and again, right now.
Very masculine. Very moreish. And whoever’s wearing it can whisk us away for a spin in his Mercedes anytime.
Aramis Black from £29 for 30ml eau de toilette
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