Men, Listen Up: These Are the 3 Niche Fragrances You Should Be Wearing This Spring


Spring is here, and it’s time to update your fragrance game. While there are plenty of popular fragrances out there, it’s worth exploring niche fragrances to find unique scents that suit your personality and style. Consider adding these niche fragrances to your collection this season:

Why Wear Niche Fragrances?

Before we dive into the fragrances, let’s first discuss why you should consider wearing niche fragrances. Niche fragrances are often created by independent perfumers or small brands, meaning they offer unique and distinct scents that aren’t as widely available as mainstream fragrances. Additionally, niche fragrances are often made with high-quality ingredients, resulting in longer-lasting scents.

Niche Fragrances for Spring

Creed – Aventus

Worn by some of the most stylish men in the world–David Beckham and Kanye West among them–Creed’s Aventus is by far the most well-known fragrance from the house, and for good reason. This Chypre Fruity scent was created by Jean-Christophe Hérault (the same nose behind Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme and Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men) in collaboration with Erwin Creed and offers a fresh and fruity vibe that’s perfect for the warmer days of spring and summer.

It opens with a juicy and refreshing blend of pineapple, bergamot, blackcurrant, and apple, before opening up to a heart composed of birch, patchouli, Moroccan jasmine, and rose. These accords are anchored by a base of musk, oakmoss, ambergris, and vanilla.

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle – French Lover

French Lover from Frederic Malle is backed by an incredible pedigree. It was crafted by the same nose behind some of Creed’s iconic scents, Pierre Bourdon, who is credited with the creation of Erolfa (another favorite of David Beckham’s), Green Irish Tweed (created for Cary Grant and worn by King Charles III), Millésime Impérial (worn by Andre Agassi and Pierce Brosnan), Silver Mountain Water (a favorite of David Bowie’s and Elton John’s), and Spring Flower (worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julia Roberts).

This Woody Aromatic scent is for the consummately individualistic: a man who wears scents for himself and no one else. French Lover is Frederic Malle’s expression of raw masculinity, blending pine-like accords of galbanum and spices in the opening with the warmth and mystery of the cedar and incense at its heart, freshened up by angelica. These notes are grounded by vetiver, oakmoss, and white musk at the base, creating an alluring scent that can be worn for business and leisure alike. 

Hermès – Terre D’Hermès

Terre D’Hermès is a scent that is considered to be something of an “oldie but a goodie” in the fragrance world. It’s been around for over 15 years, but is still topping the lists for “Best Springtime Scents for Men” in 2023. No less than Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, counts this as his favorite perfume. The nose behind this scent is Jean-Claude Ellena, who also created Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert for Bvlgari, Déclaration for Cartier, and First for Van Cleefs & Arpels.

The top notes of Terre D’Hermès are orange and grapefruit, lending undeniable brightness to the scent. Its heart is composed of pepper, pelargonium, and flint, while its base accords include vetiver, cedar, patchouli, and benzoin. Among fragrance enthusiasts, this Woody Spicy fragrance is considered the best men’s release of the 21st century, and is great for the man looking for something light and fresh to wear for spring.

Adding a niche fragrance to your collection is a great way to switch up your scent game this spring. With so many unique and high-quality options available, there’s surely a fragrance out there you’ll fall in love with.

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