10 Refreshing Citrus-Based Fragrances For Him
A whiff of any citrus perfume is enough to refresh your senses. There’s something about citrus based perfumes that instantly awakens the mind and body. A great choice for the summer, the energising and zesty notes present in citrus scents often involve fruits such as oranges, grapes, lemons—basically, anything that’ll invigorate the spirit. These notes are often present as the top note of the fragrance, paving the way for the heart and base notes to take over.
Fun fact: citrus notes are often volatile and tend to dissipate and fade away quickly. That’s why it’s paired with stronger fragrance families like florals, gourmands, or muskier scents to increase the longevity. Especially when it comes to men’s perfumes, you’ll rarely find citrus as a fragrance family of its own, as it is often paired with more woody and aquatic notes to give it depth and dimension.
A great choice for the warmer seasons of spring and summer, here are 10 citrus-based fragrances for men, available on Parcos, that are perfect to freshen and liven up your senses
A men’s fragrance that strikes a modern balance between feminine and masculine, Gucci Guilty takes notes (literally) from its female counterpart and adds some spice to it. The aromatic fragrance starts off with a citrus – floral blend of lemon and lavendar, and then moves to its heart notes of orange blossom. The base notes of cedarwood and patchouli intensify the scent, giving it that soft, yet masculine touch.
Timeless with a whole lot of adventure, this fragrance is sensuality and boldness packed in a beautiful bottle.
The floral woody fresh scent starts off with a citrus burst of lemon and moves into its floral heart of lavender. The base notes of sweet vanilla finally give the fragrance an element of sweetness and depth, leaving a lasting impression on whoever passes by.
You can never go wrong with a classic! Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme is a woody, spicy, citrusy fragrance that has top notes of yuzu, middle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and base notes of sandalwood. The water lily heart note gives this fragrance an almost aquatic feel, that is embraced by woody, and spicy notes too!
An invigorating fragrance for men, this perfume is modern, energising, and oh-so-fresh. The top notes burst into a limoncello accord, with aquatic notes at the heart. After some time, the fragrance lingers into heavy base notes of natural woods, which adds a more rugged and contemporary essence to a sporty and fun fragrance.
Categorised as a woody spicy fragrance, Desirtoxic uses citrus notes into an intense blend to give it that burst of freshness, without it being too overpowering. The fragrance opens up to a spicy cardamom and a citrusy lemon and bergamot. Keeping up with its spicy flavouring, at the heart lies blackcurrant, cinnamon, tonka bean, and hemp. Finally, base notes of musk, patchouli, benzoin, and moss slide their way into the blend, bringing a whole lot of woodiness to the fragrance.
Think of this fragrance as a tropical holiday packed in a bottle.
Coco De Mer’s Lodas is the ultimate blend of citrus, fruity, floral, spicy, and woody. With its sweet top notes of coco de mer, yuzu, lemongrass and heart notes of pink pepper, magnolia, and lavender, it embraces various olfactories in the smoothest manner possible. Its base notes of cedarwood, amber, and ambrette, combined with its top and heart notes, will take you back to warm sandy beaches.
A classic citrus aromatic fragrance, Boucheron Pour Homme is one of those ultimate go-to fragrances for the refined and timeless man.
With top notes of lemon verbena, bergamot, lavender, mandarin orange, and basil, the fragrance instantly refreshes your senses with its citrus burst. The heart notes of rose, jasmine, carnation, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, and orris root, add a floral embrace to the scent. Finally, adding depth and character to the fragrance are its base notes of oakmoss, vetiver, incense, sandalwood, musk, benzoin, amber, and tonka bean—which give it a contemporary touch.
A citrus aromatic fragrance for men, Reaction is the epitome of refreshing and energising all thanks to its perfect blend of citrus, floral, and woody notes. The scent opens up to its top notes of melon, green apple, watermelon, lemon, and lime, giving it a fruity and citrus burst. The middle notes of patchouli and lily of the valley add a floral essence to the heart of the fragrance. Finally, base notes of sandalwood and musk give the perfume its intense twist that lingers on all through the day.
A woody floral fragrance, the first whiff of Kenzo Totem will transport you to an orange farm all thanks to its citrus notes of bitter orange. The lemon flower at the heart of the fragrance lends a familiar sweet yet floral note to the scent, until the base notes of vetiver slowly blend in leaving you with a woody touch that stays with you.
Best described as masculine and mysterious, if intense is your vibe then this’ll be your go-to.
A woody leathery fragrance, at first whiff Trussardi Black Extreme will give you a refreshing feel. With its top notes of Italian lemon, marine accord, and galbanum taking over. Going into a darker zone, you’ll notice that at the heart of the fragrance lies more intense notes of cyprus, orris, plum, and violet leaf. Diving deeper into the intensity, the base notes of leather accord, patchouli, and vetiver, will stay with you all through the wear.