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Beauty Inc issue 12/11/2009

Cheers! This season’s scents for men signify a return to time-honored olfactive blends.

This story first appeared in the December 11, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

 

1. MARC ECKO ECKO
The lightening strike–inspired glass bottle contains a cool medley of iced ginger, white grapefruit, black licorice and energized musk for a debut scent that promises to rev up the senses and conveys the designer’s edgy style. ($65; Dillard’s, Macy’s)

 

2. SHISEIDO ZEN FOR MEN
Japanese pear offers both sweet and sour notes in this fusion of violet, leather and musk. The eau, housed in a tearoom-inspired flacon, is said to have antistress benefi ts. ($55; Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora)

 

3. TILLY’S RSQ COLOGNE FOR MEN
This Southern California–inspired blend of lavender, lemon zest, basil leaves, white patchouli and spearmint makes for a scent that’s classically sporty and refreshing. ($25.99; tillys.com)

 

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4. C.O. BIGELOW BARBER ELIXIR WHITE COLOGNE
This clean scent features a citrusy top of bergamot, mandarin and grapefruit; a spicy heart of rosemary and nutmeg, and a woody drydown of patchouli and oakmoss. ($19.50; Bath & Body Works)

 

5. JOHN VARVATOS ROCK VOLUME ONE
The designer’s fascination with music sparks a rock-inspired scent featuring rose absolute and coffee beans, with packaging that includes four etched icons designed to convey Varvatos’ deep appreciation for rock ’n’ roll. ($82; Bloomingdale’s, John Varvatos, Nordstrom)

 

6. FIFTY CENT POWER
The rap artist unveils a debut fragrance that juxtaposes clean, green notes with a musky backdrop. It opens with lemon and pepper, has a spicy heart of woods and nutmeg, then closes with notes of patchouli and moss. ($68.50; Macy’s)


7. RALPH LAUREN POLO RED WHITE & BLUE
Inspired by snowy slopes and winter sports, this update on the classic Polo Blue comprises red apple and cucumber top notes, a middle of sage and lavender tonic and a bottom of white woods and white musks. ($69.50; Macy’s)

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