Forget Green and Blue. Polo Black by Ralph Lauren ($65/4.2 oz) is the new king. The modern fragrance is bright, sweet and clean with a hint of fruit. One of the overall smoothest scents to come along in a long time. Plus, the all-black bottle is as sleek as they come.
Sure, anyone can take natural ingredients and mix them up to make smell-good water, but it takes balls to chemically engineer your own scents to create a new fragrance. Using this new technique, Commes des Garçons Odeur 53 ($86) features notes from a wide range of scents, including Sand Dunes, Metal, Oxygen, and Wash Drying in the Wind. Apart from being environmentally friendly and smelling really good, there’s always something to be said for being able to claim you smell like “Metal and Nail Polish.”
A new version of Calvin Klein's classic fragrance, Obsession Night for Men ($40) is a "sexy blend of the finest black Tuscan suede dusted with hints of nutmeg, rich woods, vetiver, and patchouli, resulting in a truly sexy, modern scent." We can't guarantee it'll get you women, but we can guarantee that you won't be bouncing around the bar smelling like kitty litter with this stuff on.