We’re less than a week away from the official start to Spring 2019, and now’s the perfect time to prep for a season where things begin to bloom for the better.
While fly gear and a clean pair of kicks should definitely be at the top of your “Get Fresh” list, one thing not to forget is a good fragrance that’ll get you through the day feeling and smelling like a million bucks. In a generation where men have repurposed the “purse” into the “shoulder bag” and women like Aleali May can rock Jordans better than some of the fellas, it would definitely behoove you to have a scent on deck that rides the gender neutral wave this season. Need a few good options? We got you.
Regardless of what you personally identify as, take a look at these unisex fragrances that will have everyone sniffing in your direction this spring:
You may have already heard of the ever-popular Santal 33, but the previous Colette-exclusive Another 13 is another great option as well for Le Labo loyalists. It’s light and far from overpowering, yet the combo of jasmine, moss and ambrette seeds absolute will have it lingering on your skin for hours.
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For those that like the classic scent of musk, Kiehl’s blends it with Bergamot Nectar and Orange Blossom for a truly unique mixture that’s a treat to any set of nostrils that make their way into your personal bubble.
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The brown tint of the bottle already hints at the woody accents, but it’s the slight floral touches that makes this one suitable for the ladies and fellas alike.
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Who doesn’t like a Tonka bean-based scent? Paired with the rugged and spicy hits of tobacco leaf and ginger, this option creates a blend that’s both elegant and cooling all in one.
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Falling into the family of oriental fragrances, Gucci Oud is remarkably fresh and also carries patchouli, musk and amber to create an accord unlike anything else on the market.
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REPLICA: ‘At The Barber’s’
While guys can certainly attest to the fresh-out-the-barber-chair scent after getting a cut, ladies surprisingly love the scent of barbicide too. Margiela found a way to recreate the sensation perfectly, minus the three-person wait and post shape-up alcohol sting.
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Eau de Cartier
Wood, amber, violet and floral create an aroma that’s fresh with every whiff and spray. Even the bottle looks like a refreshing glass of water.
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The “all” in the name is pretty self explanatory; this is a fragrance that was specifically made to break the gender barriers for something totally inclusive. Citrus-based green tea, paradisone, ambrox and hivernal is the winning combo if this is where your nose is leaning towards.
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Comme des Garçons Parfums
It looks and smells as good as it sounds. Blackpepper blends a series of amazing scents together that include Madagascan Pepper cracks, cedarwood, a patchouli/agarwood combo branded as akigalawood and caramel-based tonka bean that’s practically edible. We wouldn’t recommend spraying this on your tongue to find out, though.
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Launching next month as LV’s first-ever set of unisex scents, the “Les Colognes” collection that Cactus Garden comes from will also be accompanied by a “Sun Song” scent and one called “Afternoon Swim.” Each was made in collaboration with leading perfumer Jacques Cavalier Belletrud and Cali-based artist Alex Israel to capture the essence of the West Coast. While all three sound promising, the maté, bergamot and lemongrass aromas for the Cactus Garden sounds like the winning choice for sure.
Shop Here: Louis Vuitton (Available April 4)