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New Fragrances to channel your inner Gentleman

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Stepping into a warmer vibe nearly always prompts us to consider a new male scent. Here we select the classic colognes to bring out a masculine sex appeal during race week.



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1. Zegna Acqua Di Bergamoto

An early evening breeze takes the smell of rosemary toward the Ionian sea. Alongside the Bergamot, Neroli orange trees grow, the smell of their blossom infusing the air. AU$110 available at zegna.com

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2. Boss The Scent

The body [a] is all passion fruit and rum, but earthy vetiver keeps those tropical notes from overwhelming. $85; macys.com

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3. Dior Sauvage

Not to be confused with the 1966 classic, Dior’s new release hits you first with citrusy bergamot, but it has a warm dry-down [b] thanks to musky ambroxan, a synthetic ambergris [c]. $86; dior.com


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4. Azzaro Pour Homme Intense

A remix of Azzaro Pour Homme, first bottled in 1978, Intense is more concentrated than its forebear, and it adds cinnamon and a trace of vanilla. That potency makes for a strong sillage [d], so spray judiciously. $85; ulta.com


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5. Agonist Liquid Crystal

Smoky styrax and myrrh dominate this scent from the Swedish indie perfumer Agonist, while elements of fig add subtle sweetness. $195; neimanmarcus.com


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6. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Exotic Leather

Clary sage and balsam fir contribute to the profile here—but wearing this is like wearing your favorite black leather jacket, since that’s what the accord [e] was designed to replicate. $225; saksfifthavenue.com• • •

Scent Speak:

[a] Body: The dominant scent in a cologne, sometimes called the middle or heart notes.[b] Dry-down: What a cologne smells like a few hours after applying, which is usually defined by the heavier base notes.[c] Ambergris: A musky, earthy whale by-product that perfumers have prized for centuries.[d] Sillage: Also called the trail, it describes how much the fragrance lingers once you’ve left the room.[e] Accord: A blend of different notes that work together to evoke a specific smell greater than the sum of its parts.

Photographs courtesy of respective brands.

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