It is always with great excitement that I open a new box to discover a new fragrance!
The first thing you notice is its weight: the glass bottle and its hefty top makes it even heavier than the average fragrance. Then, wow the top!? What a statement this bottle is. It cannot go unnoticed on your bathroom shelf.
Then, the smell. And ‘yes’ I loved it.
What it is made of
Spicy top notes of Cardamom, and Ambergris topped with a subtle dash of fresh Lemonchello, blended with middle notes of Pogostemon Cablin, Ebony Wood, Aquatic Cyperus Papyrus and Rosewood, layered on a bed of sensual Tobacco Leaves, warm Musk and Oakmoss base. Voilà !
According to LUKE, Black Oud is the new headline fragrance, using the most expensive woody based as the major element of this heady smell.
It feels fresh, however still strong and also long lasting (something I really like). It is masculine, but has so much dimension because of the Lemonchello and spice.
A unique masculine fragrance, a perfect complement for day or evening wear.
A bit of background
Since forming in 2001 LUKE 1977 has become a leading contemporary fashion brand divided into LUKE the Technical Tailor and LUKE Sport.
Luke the Technical Tailor is a premium menswear offering. While LUKE Sport is a full lifestyle collection inspired by athleisure and urban street style.
Equally a home on the terraces or on a night out, the brand offers an exclusive look for an inclusive country; the United Kingdom of Luke.
With that in mind, LUKE have launched the new Fragrance LUKE Black Oud.
Since its humble beginnings in the West Midlands in 2001 LUKE has developed into a leading contemporary menswear brand with a following stretching far and wide. Having grown with the support of key independent menswear boutiques the brand has evolved organically keeping all if its values, which sets it apart.
LUKE is a practical interpretation on contemporary menswear and has all the components of the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero and a bit of a rogue. The brand draws strong influences from the tough elements of its native Birmingham. Foundry worker meets fashionista, Luke’s taste envelopes all. Luke’s ethos is to put a fashionable twist on any men’s garment but without over designing to retain a cool masculine look. The brand offers an exclusive look for an inclusive country, the United Kingdom of Luke.
Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term “Black Friday” did not become widely used until more recent decades
Discover a blast of ice-cold freshness with HUGO ICED for men, a fragrance designed for the modern urban man, set to inspire him to embrace the fresh potential of every day.
Comprising a unique blend of inspiring ingredients that empower the wearer to take on the adventures of a daring and expansive world, creating unlimited opportunities for inspirational and life-changing experiences.
Revitalising iced mint leaves will awaken your senses, wild tea aromas invigorate your soul and vetiver empowers your confidence and masculinity.
The fragrance comes in a unique sleek chrome bottle with its cap strapped on for the man on the move. A sensory explosion for the man looking for ultimate freshness, in the heat of the day or night. HUGO ICED – as fresh as ice, as strong as steel!
Founded in 1924 in Metzingen, Germany, the HUGO BOSS Group focuses on developing and marketing high-end women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and fragrances.
BOSS is HUGO BOSS’ core brand and stands for contemporary, modern elegance that satisfies the most sophisticated tastes and enhances the wearer’s personality. HUGO, the trend brand, is the home of avant-garde design delivering progressive looks and fragrances with a contemporary attitude. BOSS Orange is spontaneous, passionate and energetic, yet casual and relaxed.
Cool, charming, charismatic and confident? That’s the BESPOKE LONDON man.
In BESPOKE LONDON own words: “A new fragrance range for men who appreciate all the finer things in life. Proving that smelling luxe needn’t cost the earth, the brand new fragrance range captures the essence of sophistication and embodies every type of man”.
Features Vibrant notes of nutmeg, bergamot and saffron blend with jasmine and orange blossom, before revealing a layer of sumptuous sandalwood and vetiver accords.
Eau de parfum
OtherBenefits Perfect for day or night!
We really liked the nice combination of flavours: vibrant but still delicate and not overwhelming. The body spray can be a nice addition to leave in your sports bag for occasional top ups.
We were really pleased to try the new Tom Daxon fragrance.
The best way to introduce it would be to quote them: “Laconia eau de parfum, a vibrant and zesty fragrance that is reminiscent of homemade Grecian lemonade”.
The story behind the fragrance
Tom Daxon spent the autumn of 2017 in Monemvasia, Greece.
He drunk a ‘real’ and vibrant-flavoured homemade lemonade made from lemons grown on the hotel’s estate; mixed with ice, mint and some local honey. It seemed like the idea of a perfect summer fragrance – something to refresh and revive in the heat. This is how it all started.
For the anecdote, Laconia is the region of Greece Tom travelled to.
What is the fragrance made of
With a heart of water mint, green violet leaf and jasmine, the light floral scent is injected with zesty punches of lemon, orange and mandarin top notes. A base of sea salt, vetiver and cardamom culminates in a rich aquatic scent that lingers on skin. Addictively wearable, Laconia is elegant and fresh – the perfect fragrance for spring and summer.
Detailed natural breakdown: Citrus collection: bergamot (Italy) / lemon (Italy) / mandarin (Italy) / orange (Brazil). To reinforce this citrusy feel: ginger (Ivory Coast) / litsea cubeba (China). Spices: pink pepper (Reunion Island) / elemi (Philippines) / cardamom (Guatemala). Violet leaf (Egypt & France) for the natural watery touch. Spearmint (USA) for the leafy minty feel. Clary sage absolute (France) and oil, also for the leafy aspect. Vetiver (Haiti) for an elegant drydown.