14 Of The Best Duty-Free Fragrances
14 Of The Best Duty-Free Fragrances

14 Of The Best Duty-Free Fragrances


The paradox of choice is best known for paralysing modern man when he’s trying to find something to watch on Netflix. But it can also kick in when he’s on that enforced post-security meander through duty-free, on the hunt for a signature scent for less. Next time you’re at the airport, stay focused by setting a course for these 14 great fragrances at good prices…

L'Homme Idéal 99ml Eau de Parfum, £108.80 (£136 RRP)


This is a more intense take on Guerlain’s woody L’Homme Idéal eau de toilette. Added amaretto introduces a deep, resinous element that chimes with the original’s wood, musk and patchouli notes. Conjuring images of dimly lit bars, the leather base note makes it robust and seductive.

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L'Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Solar Lavender 50ml Eau de Toilette, £57.70 (£65 RRP)

Issey Miyake

A bright, uplifting take on the brand’s classic woody aquatic fragrance, this latest incarnation features aromatic lavender – introducing a fresh, floral element that makes it ideal for warm summer days. Spritz it on before a long, lazy lunch in the sun. 

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Aventus Eau de Parfum Spray, £168 (£210 RRP)


Since its introduction in 2010, Aventus has become a cult classic. Bold notes of blackcurrant, bergamot, apples and pineapple instantly identify it as a member of the Creed family. A woody scent, which carries hints of rose, jasmine and patchouli, makes for a more complex smell and is suited to someone who favours a strong and heady aroma. Looking for something timeless? Look no further.

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Colonia Eau De Cologne Spray, £73.60 (£104 RRP)

Acqua Di Parma

When word got around in the Noughties that George Clooney was partial to Acqua Di Parma, this quintessentially Italian fragrance went global. The house’s original Colonia is versatile enough to be worn year round, but nothing says summer quite like its sunny yellow hat-box packaging. Inside, the scent is a complex classic. Fresh, citrus and woody, it was daringly light and modern when Cary Grant used to wear it, and endures to this day for a reason.

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Gentleman Reserve Privée 200ml Eau de Parfum, £151.45 (£189 RRP)


If you’re looking for something special to wear for sundowners, it doesn’t come much better than this. Created to capture the heady, aromatic richness of whisky, it layers barley from a Scottish distillery with smooth, creamy amber woods. A powdery iris facet adds a touch of elegance.

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Uncut Gem By Maurice Roucel Pure Parfum Spray, £158 (£200 RRP)

Frederic Malle

Fragrance house Frédéric Malle has collaborated with 12 perfumers to create its ‘Editions’ range. As the creator of best-selling Hermès scents, Jean-Claude Ellena is perhaps its most prestigious collaborator and is recognized as the creator behind the best-selling fragrances at Hermès. Despite the name, his Rose & Cuir contains no rose. Expect cedarwood, leather and pepper with notes of cassis for freshness.

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Vetiver Musc 50ml Eau de Toilette, £57.70 (RRP £65)

Narciso Rodriguez

Green, smoky and rich, the latest launch from the For Him collection is a vetiver lover’s dream. Combining floral, aromatic and mineral facets – including spicy cardamom, geranium incense, leather and mossy red seaweed – the fragrance has an elemental feel that, when combined with the classic musc makes it irresistible.

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Cologne Intense Eau de Cologne Spray, £84.80 (£150 RRP)

Jo Malone London

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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H24 Herbes Vives 50ml Eau de Parfum, £68.40 (£80 RRP)


Created by master perfumer Christine Nagel, the third instalment of the H24 line evokes the sensation of nature after the rain. For this, she combines the vibrant green of fresh herbs with a soft yet icy pear granita accord and an innovative molecule that creates a cooling effect on skin. Fresh, clean and resolutely modern, it’s just the thing to cut through the heat of hazy summer days.

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Masculin Pluriel 70ml Eau de Toilette, £132 (£175 RRP)

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Soft leather, cedarwood, vetiver and patchouli provide a deep and earthy base to this smoky fragrance, while lavender absolute adds a gentle floral edge and a powdery softness. Timeless yet unusual enough to draw compliments, this is a modern masterpiece.

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Bleu De Chanel 100m All Over Spray, £57.60 (£75 RRP)


This body spray is infused with the elegant scent of Chanel’s classic Bleu de Chanel. Offering a lighter and fresher version of the original woody fragrance, it’s a great way to add a veil of scent without feeling overpowered. Perfect for hot and humid climates or for on-the-go misting.

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Noir Extreme 50ml Eau de Parfum, £83.70 (£106 RRP)

Tom Ford

Tom Ford is known for the sex appeal he brings to every fragrance he makes, and this amber-infused parfum is no exception. While amber provides that animalistic quality, the woody-oriental accords that make up the rest of the juice give it a skin-like quality that means it lingers beautifully.

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Code Homme 125ml & 15ml Eau de Toilette, £80 (£105 RRP 125ml)

Giorgio Armani

A great step-up if you like a fresh and zesty eau de toilette but want something with a little more depth. Housed in a new refillable bottle, this fragrance opens with citrus notes from Italian green mandarins, leading into a soft amber aroma which gives a sweet, slightly spicy finish. The two-for-one offer is a nice touch, meaning you can keep one at home and one in your gym bag or carry-on.

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Luna Rossa Ocean 50ml Eau de Parfum, £54.85 (£70 RRP)


Inspired by the power and beauty of the nautical world, this highly addictive EDP makes for a great everyday fragrance, whether you’re a seafarer or not. Grapefruit, incense and a vanilla bean accord are the standout notes. The result is fresh, vibrant and sparkling with just a hint of sweetness.

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