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.”
We don't know about you, but nothing makes us feel more like men than by spraying on some smell good to cover up the fact that we smell like a brewery from the night before. The scent of Burberry Brit "blends juicy green mandarin and freshly cut ginger with wild rose and spicy hints of cedarwood." That sounds good to us — plus, we've always secretly wished we were British, or at least had the accent.