Arriving in a shiny, black, wicker-inspired bottle, John Varvatos Artisan Black ($78) is a terrific choice for those times when you're feeling not-so-sunny. This limited edition fragrance is based on JV's original Artisan scent, imparting it with darker, more masculine notes that are perfectly suited to goth-like attire. [Thanks, Roland]
While Burberry has made some non foul-smelling fragrances in the past, they tended to evoke the brand's somewhat stuffy, haymarket check-clad clientele. Not so with Burberry Sport ($60). Sporting a spicy mix of ginger, grapefruit, and wheatgrass, with a little splash of tonic thrown in for good measure, this scent offers a cleaner profile than the company's prior Brit and Beat colognes, while retaining just enough of a woodsy undertone to identify it as coming from the iconic British fashion house.
Fresh off outfitting the U.S. Olympic team at the Winter Olympics, Ralph Lauren is back with its Polo Red, White & Blue ($57) fragrance. Fittingly inspired snowy, icy mountain peaks, Red, White & Blue offers scents of cucumber, red apple zest, sage, lavender, blond wood, and white musk. So even if you're not a mountain climber, at least you can smell like one. Or something.