Every man needs a signature scent. It can, however, be a challenge to pick one since there are lots of classic scents to choose from, not to mention many new scents that pop up every year.
When shopping for a scent for your dad, boyfriend, or your male friends, look for something they can wear daily. How much they could be drawn to a scent also matters, but there are other factors that must be considered, such as wearability through seasons and the ability to transition from day to night.
From classics to new releases, here, in no particular order, are the best everyday fragrances the men in your life need in their grooming arsenal.
1. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
TOM FORD Neroli Portofino, P12,600, Rustan's
Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino is one of the brand's most popular scents for a reason. With notes of bergamot, orange, lemon, and neroli, the notably smooth yet light scent leaves a clean and fresh feeling.
2. Montblanc Explorer
MONTBLANC Expolorer, price unavailable, Department Stores
Composed by three Givaudan perfumers, Montblanc's Explorer is a masterful and unique mix of woody, leather, and aromatic essences. It starts on a citrusy note and ends more smoky and woody like vetiver and leather.
3. Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme
BULGARI Pour Homme Extreme, P4198, Freyja
Nothing beats a classic. Case in point, Bulgari's Pour Homme. Created by Jacques Cavallier in 1996, the woody floral musk fragrance is a mix of lavender, orange, tea, nutmeg, and bergamot.
4. Diptyque Eau de Minthé
DIPTYQUE Eau de Minthé, P9150, Rustan's
Eau de Minthé, the newest scent to come from Diptyque, is heavily inspired by Ancient Greece and its love of mint. The scent first envelops you with a heavy note of the herb, and then dries down to a fresh and masculine fragrance. Aside from mint, this has a blend of nutmeg, patchouli, rose, and geranium.
5. Davidoff Cool Water Man
DAVIDOFF Cool Water Man, price upon request, Rustan's
Created by Pierre Bourdon, Davidoff's Cool Water was launched in 1988. With notes of mint, lavender, coriander, and rosemary, Cool Water Man is an invigorating fragrance that's fresh and simple yet sharp and masculine.
6. Givenchy Gentleman
GIVENCHY Gentleman, P5950, Rustan's
Don't be fooled, this isn't the original Givenchy Gentleman of the '70s. The modern reinterpretation of the house's quintessential scent was released in 2017. Created by Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson, it has notes of black pepper, lavender, orris, patchouli, and black vanilla.
7. Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim
LOUIS VUITTON Afternoon Swim, price upon request, Shangri-la Plaza
It's been less than two years since Louis Vuitton revamped its fragrances, but it has already come up with quite the collection. Its newest is Afternoon Swim, a cologne-like scent by Jacques Cavallier. The citrusy and spicy fragrance starts off a bit tame, and gradually evolves into a summer scent that's simply refreshing.
8. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Le Male, price unavailable, Department Stores
The nose behind Le Male, Francis Kurkdijan, created a scent that's masculine as it is gentle. This starts off with fresh mint before drying down with a dark vanilla.
9. Calvin Klein CK One Summer
CALVIN KLEIN CK One Summer, P3498, Department Stores
This year's edition of CK One Summer is adorned with pop-art style logos and stickers. Similarly, inside, you'll find a smooth and aromatic scent that's youthful and fun.
10. Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend
PACO RABANNE Invictus Legend, Department Stores
The newest from Paco Rabanne's Invictus line is a woody aromatic fragrance. Created by Domitille Bertier and Nicolas Beauliey, it has notes of grapefruit, sea salt, geranium, spices, wood, and red amber. Don't be dismayed by the strong opening; Invictus Legend settles to a pleasant aquatic smell that's perfect for daily wear.
11. Creed Aventus
CREED Aventus, P15,700, Rustan's
Inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, Creed's Aventus is a bright, fruity scent with a musky base. With notes of blackcurrant, bergamot, jasmine, patchouli, and vanilla, Aventus is the scent of a gentleman.
12. Hermès Hermèssence Agar Ebene
HERMES Agar Ebene, price unavailable Greenbelt 3
A unisex fragrance from Hermès, Agar Ebene is a spicy and woody mix with notes of agarwood and balsam fir. If you're particularly not into a citrusy kind of fresh, then this oud-type of scent will do the trick.
13. Ermenegildo Zegna Peruvian Ambrette
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Peruvian Ambrette, price unavailable, Rustan's
Launched in 2014, Ermenegildo Zegna's Peruvian Ambrette is a natural-herbal musk cultivated from hibiscus beans. It has notes of ambrette seed, guaiac wood, cashmere wood, and orris.
14. Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Infinite
HUGO BOSS Boss Bottled Infinite, price unavailable, Department Stores
Boss Bottled Infinite, a new fragrance by Hugo Boss, has notes of apple, orange, cinnamon, sage, lavender, patchouli, and rosemary. The fresh woody scent smells like it is described: neat and fresh.
15. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin
JO MALONE LONDON Lime Basil & Mandarin, P7850, SM Megamall
No doubt, you've heard or smelled Lime Basil & Mandarin before. One of the most popular scents from Jo Malone, the citrus aromatic fragrance was launched in 1999. The refreshing fragrance has notes of lime, orange, bergamot, basil, patchouli, and vetiver.
*This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.