Elisabeth King’s ‘run’ down of the newest fragrances for the active gent.
CK One Gold
The message isn’t subtle. If you’re young, everything you touch turns to gold. But the precious metal dripping down the iconic bottle of one of the best-selling unisex fragrances of all time has grabbed global attention. Luckily, the CK One re-mix for the next generation is on the money. Sage, violet and fig notes leave a come-closer drydown.
$69 for 100ml; 1800 812 663.
Many fragheads consider the original Beyond to be the football legend’s best-ever scent. A fresher take on its spicy forerunner, this one is the work of Nathalie Lorson. Perfumer of the Year 2015, she’s worked with designer brands from Dolce & Gabbana to Burberry. Spunky vetiver and patchouli partner with violet and leather for an upmarket spritz that transcends its price. From $39; Chemist Warehouse and Priceline.
Allure Homme Sport
Crafted by Jacques Polge, one of the greatest ‘noses’ of the past 40 years, this creamy classic has been the sports fragrance to buy for over a decade. Chanel is reinvigorating its steady earner for younger fans this year with a new ad campaign featuring a diver and skateboarder. Two sprays are enough to make a couch potato feel energetic and tenacious.
From $102; 1300 242 635.
Luna Rossa Eau Sport
Riffing off the skeleton of the original Prada Luna Rossa, only six ingredients – including ginger and cedar – offer a more breezy take on the regular sport version. Salty, citrus and longlasting whether you’re on the ocean waves or not.
From $100; selected Myer and David Jones stores.