Scent of a Man
It’s never too early to start picking Christmas presents for your loved ones, and we’ve just discovered Ermenegildo Zegna Parfums’ latest collection: Zegna Elements of Man: The Life Collection.
Consisting of five unique blends, each of the five scents embodies a masculine attribute: strength, passion, integrity, talent and wisdom. Not sure which would suit your giftee? Read on to find out!
Tobacco leaves fuse with notes of honey, resulting in a hint of sweet-smelling smoke that pairs perfectly with pine needles. The juicy and ripe apricot brings out the base of agarwood.
Best for: A man of mystery
One of the ‘warmer’ scents that leave you wanting more. You’ll find notes of cognac and rum that soothe your sinus, along with saffron and an afterglow of amber.
Best for: A man who harbours a dream of becoming a cellar master
A nutty clary sage fragrance is lifted by notes of pink pepper, which then gives way to sweet pimeto berries that linger. Don’t mistake the scent for being too heavy on the nose though, for more often than not, you’ll inhale a whiff of geranium.
Best for: A happy-go-lucky man with a spring in his step even after a long day
The citrusy scent of yuzu is heightened by Sichuan peppers and bergamont. At different times of the day, you’ll also catch traces of black tea, cedarwood and patchouli.
Best for: The artsy guy who does wonders with a canvas
Mandarins and winter lemon pave the way for green verbena in this scent. Slowly but surely, you’ll notice notes of musk, coriander leaves and neroli wrapping around a familiar aroma of lavender.
Best for: A man whose playground is in the boardroom
Each scent is available in a 50ml bottle and retails for $500.