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Top 10 men’s perfumes to give for Christmas 2012

With the Christmas season already in mind, there’s always a man on your gift list that would love to receive a perfume, especially if it’s one of the perfume world’s most recent releases. With these 10 very fragrant suggestions, the hard part will be choosing just one, but Christmas 2012 will definitely smell really good…

1. Armani Code Ultimate – Giorgio Armani

Armani Code Ultimate – Giorgio Armani

The new perfume by Giorgio Armani promises to be more sensual, intense and luxurious than its predecessor. It’s a fresh and energetic cocktail of grapefruit, mandarin and star anise. The heart of the perfume is comprised of cedar, cypress, olive blossom and heliotrope, that compliments the base notes of Guaiac wood, vanilla and Tonka bean. An elegant and powerful fragrance, that is perfect for gift giving this Christmas…

2. Luna Rossa – Prada

Luna Rossa – Prada

The new men’s perfume by Prada is an ode to the sailing team and sailboat with the same name that participated in the America’s Cup. This new fragrance is inspired by the world of extreme sailing, prestige, nature and the passion for innovation and victory. An intense and refreshing perfume, thanks to the use of classic notes – orange, clary sage, spearmint, lavender, ambrette and ambroxan – in completely innovative ways. The sporty guy in your life would love to receive this perfume on Christmas day…

3. Noir – Tom Ford

Noir – Tom Ford

Dark and mysterious, the third men’s perfume by Tom Ford is a symbol of luxury and sensuality, not only because of the bottle’s design, but mainly because of the marvelous mixture of such unexpected aromas as pink pepper, black pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, caraway, bergamot, vanilla, opoponax, Indonesian patchouli leaf, violet, Tuscan iris, vetiver, Bulgarian rose, geranium,  verbena and amber. For the gentleman in your life…

4. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme – Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme – Dolce & Gabbana

Just in time for Christmas 2012, Dolce & Gabbana relaunches its iconic 1994 perfume Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. A fragrance with luminous hues and equally refreshing and irresistible notes: citrus, bergamot, tangerine, neroli, sage, lavender, pepper, tobacco, Tonka bean and cedar wood. An old classic that never goes out of style…

5. Encounter – Calvin Klein

Encounter – Calvin Klein

There is no better news in the perfume world than the release of a new Calvin Klein perfume. Just in time for Christmas, Encounter suggests just that: a mysterious, seductive and very masculine encounter, thanks to the intoxicating envelopment of aromas such as mandarin, cardamom, pepper, cognac, rum, jasmine, oud, cedar and musk.

6. Volutes – Diptyque

Volutes – Diptyque

The French brand Diptyque has a fabulous suggestion for men’s gifts this Christmas: their new perfume Volutes. With an oriental and woody inspiration and notes such as dried fruit, honey, saffron, pink and black pepper, iris, styrax, benzoin, opopanax, myrrh, tobacco, hay, wax and leather, this fragrance promises to lavish any man with luxurious tender loving care…

7. L.12.12 Rouge/Red – Lacoste

L.12.12 Rouge/Red – Lacoste

Inspired by Lacoste’s iconic polo shirt (whose piqué texture is reproduced on one of the bottle’s sides), the “crocodile” perfume is equally appealing. The perfume starts off with ginger, cardamom and black pepper as its top notes; followed by rooibos and green mango which make up the perfume’s heart notes; finishing off with notes of Acacia wood and benzoin. A captivating perfume to give that special man this Christmas… whichever color you decide to choose (the L.12.12 collection also includes the Vert, Blanc and Bleu fragrances).

8. My Land – Trussardi

My Land – Trussardi

Oozing a casual-cool style and spirit that will certainly appeal to any one of the men on your Christmas list, this perfume opens with notes of mandarin and bergamot, that lead to the heart of this aromatic experience – violet, lavender and Calone – with a predominantly intense base, thanks to aromas such as leather, vetiver and Tonka bean. A very cool perfume, for an equally cool guy…

9. Blue Wind – Custo Barcelona

Blue Wind – Custo Barcelona

Dynamic and daring, the most recent perfume by Custo Barcelona is a breath of fresh air, with its notes of bergamot, mandarin, pink pepper, patchouli, musk, hedione and woody nuances, craftily combined to create a perfume filled with positive energy… which lucky guy is going to receive this perfume this Christmas?

10. CH Men Sport – Carolina Herrera

CH Men Sport – Carolina Herrera

Sport inspired masculine perfumes are always a huge success and Carolina Herrera’s most recent fragrance is no exception! Be seduced by its aquatic notes, grapefruit and bergamot, all of which are potentiated by the aromas of Szechuan pepper, juniper and clary sage, culminating with such masculine fragrances as sandalwood, oak moss and vetiver. CH Men Sport suggests the great outdoors, contact with nature and simply being in love with life… this Christmas, give all this and more, inside a perfume!


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