The Fragrances To Pick Up In Duty Free | SLMan
Whether you’re after a new-release fragrance or a classic cologne, duty free is the easy option. From warm, woody fragrances for winter to airy, citrus scents that will see you through summer, these are the best of the big names to buy at the airport.

ACQUA DI PARMA CIPRESSA DI TOSCANA

The latest addition to Acqua di Parma’s range of perfectly balanced fragrances is Cipressa di Toscana, an uplifting scent inspired by the green landscapes of Tuscany. With evocative sage, petigrain and lavandin, it is fresh and easy to wear. As the key ingredients settle, the deeper layers of this cologne reveal themselves. The upshot is an evolving aroma that doesn’t overload your senses.

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ARMANI CODE ABSOLU

Giorgio’s latest scent launched recently with a little help from Ryan Reynolds. Armani Code Absolu sounds heavy, but it’s much more than just a bold hit of tonka. Though it falls into the oriental category, it doesn’t bombard your senses, serving up an addictive mix of orange blossom, nutmeg and tonka bean, which is both rich and dry. Spray onto the collar of your tuxedo blazer and it will linger for hours.

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BLEU DE CHANEL

There are now a few variations on this timeless scent. The eau de parfum packs the most punch, bringing out all of its woody-aromatic notes. Sensual and robust, Bleu De Chanel is also brazen and free. From mountains in winter to beaches in summer, it’s one you can wear through the year.

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DIOR HOMME

The distinctive, signature fragrance of this esteemed Parisian house says classic gentleman like nothing else. Its update for 2020 is seductive and sensual, delivering a deep smoothness and intense undercurrent of cedarwood. It improves on the 2011 original by wearing off more cleanly – ideal for day to night use.

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DUNHILL INDIAN SANDALWOOD

Bergamot and sandalwood are an outstanding match that you’ll find at the base of many men’s fragrances. Beneath a bergamot top note, Dunhill’s Indian Sandalwood offers a hit of earthy moss to counterbalance the strength of the underlying wood.

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GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN COLOGNE

This fresh fragrance offers up iris with a citrus kick – bergamot and lemon are both prominent. Soothed by vetiver and musk, they form a zesty cologne that is gentle yet masculine. Its lightness makes it a good morning scent.

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GUERLAIN L'HOMME IDÉAL INTENSE

An innately masculine fragrance that opens with a fiery oriental mix of woody and spicy notes, as chilli and cardamom combine with smoky Bulgarian rose. One of those scents that changes through the course of the day, it’ll keep you intrigued with its interesting breadth of aromas. The name describes it perfectly: intense and powerful, you will only require a few drops of this musky. 

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JO MALONE LONDON OUD & BERGAMOT

Like every Jo Malone fragrance, Oud & Bergamot’s complex formulation is designed to radiate its two main ingredients in perfect harmony. Oud is prized among perfumers for adding a layer of luxury to any scent. Here, its velvety warmth is counterbalanced by crisp bergamot and an orange granite accord that extends the lifetime of every spray.

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TERRE D’HERMÈS EAU INTENSE VÉTIVER

One of the newer entries in the Terre D’Hermès range, this is a popular update of the original. One of the best vetiver fragrances out there, it’s bright and uplifting, opening with a distinctive balance of spices that form an alluring aroma. Intense and long lasting, it is also clean and light – perfect for a day at the office or a weekend escapade.

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TOM FORD TUSCAN LEATHER

Tom Ford produces some of the most luxurious and high-quality fragrances out there. Each scent has an interesting concept behind it, designed to rouse the senses and evoke certain memories. Tuscan Leather’s charred overtones capture the appeal of an open wood fire. Dark, sexy and reminiscent of an old leather jacket, this will be a staple in your collection for years to come.

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UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO URBAN FEEL

Timeless and elegant, Salvatore Ferragamo is renowed for classic design and meticulous attention to detail. Like the rest of the brand, its scents never stray from the concept of the quintessential Italian gentlemen. Uomo Urban Feel delivers an intensely fresh, masculine aroma that matches the summery blue hues of its bottle. Packed with bergamot, cedar and a hint of coffee, this scent has a strong character that’s casual and easy to wear. 

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YVES SAINT LAURENT LA NUIT DE L’HOMME

Billed as a darker, more sensual interpretation of the original, La Nuit de L’Homme is a bold mixture of harmonious aromatic essences. After top notes of grapefruit and cardamom, there is leather at its heart, on a base of patchouli and vetiver. This classic concoction makes for a strong entry and lasting trail comparable to YSL’s Rive Gauche. Masculine and powerful, this is an all-rounder that is guaranteed to impress.

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