Maybe you got through winter with nothing but a can of Axe to cloak your animal stink, but the cold is gone and everyone's nostrils are thawed. Try one of these three new scents to get yourself smelling like a man this season.
BLACK by Comme des Garçons
Rei Kawakubo's avant-garde fashion house has always put out some of the most interesting scents (we're talking to you, dust on a hot lightbulb) and the new Black fragrance is no exception. It's spiced up with Madagascar black pepper and Somali incense, with notes of licorice, leather, vetiver, and cedarwood.
About $97 per 100ml here.
Homesteader's Cologne Water by D.S. & Durga for J.Crew
This special blend was created by Brooklyn's small batch perfumer D.S. & Durga, which concocts home-on-the-rangey scents of Monterey cypress, eucalyptus, and sagebrush, along with kelp and wood.
$98 per 50ml here
Scent Tailoring by Commodity
This new company is shaking up the fragrance game by letting you sample scents at home à la Warby Parker so that you can find the one best suited to your style. And the scents themselves are simple and clean, including cloth, oak, paper, whiskey, and gin. If it were up to us, we would've named it The Hemingway.
$50-95, preorder here. Ships in May