The Edit

Bold fragrances

The latest grooming craze is for big, bold fragrances. Apply sparingly, for all our sakes.

Once confined to the floral, floaty world of female fragrance, eau de parfums are stronger, bolder and purer than their more common eau de toilette equivalents.

Though the very reason these fragrances have been historically preferred by the fairer sex is due to their greater strengths, brands have acknowledged men are looking for bolder, statement scents and started producing both classics and new releases in EDP form.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Containing anywhere between eight and 15 per cent pure fragrance — as opposed to the 4 and 8 per cent found in your average eau de toilette — a dab of EDP behind the ears will last nearly twice as long as a spray of something more diluted.

Granted, an eau de parfum will set you back more than weaker options, but in the long run it’s a savvy investment. Here is our selection of four of the finest.

1. Patchouli Impérial by Christian Dior, £180, from Harrods
2. Byredo Sunday Cologne, £130, from Liberty
3. Comme des Garcons, £87, from Dover Street Market
4. Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense, £44.50, from Prada

What do you think?

Gear
Share
Ten Great 1990s Supercars You Totally Forgot
Only 1990s kids will remember these supercars
David Bowie
Fashion
Share
The 10 Commandments Of Wearing A Suit
The sacrosanct​rules that will help you get the most out of your tailoring​
Fashion
Share
Esquire Edit: The Best of John Lewis' New PRESENTING Collection
The department store demonstrates how the high street is still a great place for new designers
Shoes
Share
Adidas' Newest High-Tech Sneaker Is A Thing Of Beauty
Introducing the Futurecraft M.F.G.
Burberry show
Fashion
Share
Welcome To The Burberry Revolution
​How one of the biggest names in menswear just changed the fashion game for good​
Nike Hyper Adapt
Shoes
Share
Nike's Self-Tying Trainers Finally Have A Release Date
​They're not the Air MAGs, though, unfortunately​​
iphone 7
Gear
Share
Why Downloading iOS 10 Could Be The Worst Thing For Your iPhone
​​iPhone 5ers beware​
Idris Elba
Fashion
Share
The 4 Overcoat Trends You Need To Know About This Autumn
Because there's no more important purchase at this time of year​
Best mens watches under 200
Watches
Share
The Best Watches Under £200
It used to be nigh on impossible to get a decent man's watch at this price. Once you'd tried Argos and the petrol station you were running...
Cara Delevingne Puma Campaign
Style
Share
Rihanna Directs Cara Delevingne In Edgy New Puma Campaign
​Crossing the road has never looked so good​​