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Grooming Awards: Best Fragrances

Best Fresh Scent: Hugo Iced

Summer happens to be on our backs all year round, and if you’ve just moved here, it only means one thing. You need to up your fragrance game with a clean, light and minty scent. Hugo Iced is a start. Opens with top notes of iced mint before shifting to tea and vetiver.

$92 (75ml), $131 (125ml) and $174, available at all major departmental stores 

Best Date Scent: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

The Noir Extreme isn’t a scent for the workplace, even if you’re the boss. Save it for special occasions and whenever you wish to feel irresistible to the fairer sex. The heady scent composed of fresh citrus, warm spice and vanilla is perfect for a classy night out.

$159 (50ml) and $212 (100ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza

Best ‘Look Sharp’ Scent: Azzaro Wanted

In this six-shooter-inspired bottle is an intoxicating fragrance that’s quite the weapon of seduction. Following iconic fragrances like Pour Homme, Azzaro Wanted is an earthy blend of fresh lemon, ginger and cardamom.

$99 (50ml) and $132 (100ml), available at selected departmental stores

Best Free-Spirited Scent: Dior Homme Sport

Dior Homme Sport opens with a marine, woody freshness, a familiar hallmark of most summer-appropriate colognes. This third-generation scent feels free yet intense of grapefruit, pink pepper and nutmeg. Hard to go wrong.

$119 (75ml) and $167 (125ml), available at all Dior counters

Best Bold Scent: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

Rich and spicy, like an olfactory hot toddy, Pour Homme Parfum is a sensual leather scent fused with tonka bean and labdanum. It gets better over time on your skin, but don’t spray it onto your clothes or neck if you don’t want to suffocate anyone.

$156 (50ml) and $210 (90ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza and Robinsons

Best Newlywed Scent: Calvin Klein Eternity

The new interpretation of Eternity symbolises passion and unbreakable connection. Sounds romantic, and for Calvin Klein’s Eternity, passion smells like spicy fresh bergamot and grapefruit, before descending into a cedar and cashmere base.

$59 (30ml), $88 (50ml) and $121 (100ml), available at Tangs at Tang Plaza

Best Show-Off Scent: Penhaligon’s Halfeti

What kind of cologne guy are you? If you’re some clean-cut peacock, this one’s for you. The Halfeti packs an extra hit of bergamot, jasmine and sandalwood for the detail- oriented guy who knows the difference between pomade, paste and styling clay.

$350 (100ml), available at Penhaligon’s 

Best Morning Scent: Prada Luna Rossa

After stepping out from your morning shower, spritz on Luna Rossa and let it sink in while your skin is still warm and moist. It transitions from aromatic freshness to cool spearmint emanating sensual wood notes at the base.

$102 (50ml), $140 (100ml) and $174 (150ml), available at Prada at The Paragon 

 

The Grooming Awards was published in the June issue

Credits:

Main Picture by Natsuko Teruya

Styling by Chia Wei Choong