Royal Mayfair by the House of Creed
At $525 for four ounces, this classic cologne offers more than scent. It features cachet and history as well as quality. It was originally designed for the Duke of Windsor, who commissioned the signature scent more than 80 years ago. Since then, it has only resurfaced periodically, and in limited quantities. In a nod to his heritage and career, it has notes of British gin, Jamaican lime, and a tiny bit of Scottish Highland Pine. After wearing it a while, notes of Bahamian orange, Canadian cedar, and Australian eucalyptus are detected.
Helmut Lang Cuiron for Men
First launched in 2002, the reissue of Cuiron for men in 2014 offers a spicy scent that both men and women will appreciate. Francoise Caron originated the fragrance which features notes of cedar, pink pepper, cassia, suede, olibanum, carrot seeds, labdanum, mandarin orange, and bergamot. You might even detect a hint of ripe plum. Lang touts this scent as boasting “the minimalist nuance of fine, worn-in leather.” It sells for $165 for 100 ml (3.38 ounces).