Top 5: Men’s Fragrances – July Edition

Sticking to my monthly wrap-ups on my personal fragrance selection, here are my top 5 men’s scents of July. My personal favourite has to be the new Elie Saab!

1. Angel Schlesser – Absolute Oriental


A unisex fragrance, it defines what is essential in an exclusive fragrance. The fragrance is wrapped in exclusive packaging that is elegant and sober, precious and warm, with black as the main colour and gold as a luminous element; aesthetics that combine European chic with Oriental taste.

2. Elie Saab – Essence N°6: Vetiver

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One of my favourites as mentioned earlier, Vetiver is a unisex fragrance born from Elie Saab’s desire for a scent that he could wear himself. Essence No. 6 Vetiver offers an elegant woody spicy aroma and features both Haitian and Javanese vetiver, with Calabrian bergamot and grapefruit for levity, along with woody shades of papyrus and spicy cloves.

3. Gianfranco Ferre – Black For Men


A new fragrance by Ferre Black, this woody spicy scent for men entails top notes are grapefruit, lavender and pepper; middle notes are coriander, cardamom and orange blossom; base notes are teak wood and patchouli.

4. Chopard – Oud Malaki


With its rich aromas of leather, amber and smoke, oud is a precious ingredient that has fascinated mankind for millennia. With Oud Malaki, Chopard offers the ultimate expression of East-meets-West in a powerful, masculine fragrance. Created by French master perfumer Dominique Ropio, this seductive, amber-colored scent opens with luminous top notes, followed by a burst of grapefruit, lavender and herbal Artemisia. Underneath, a warm accord of tobacco and spices gives sensuous body to the scent, evoking Arabian Nights inspiration.

5.TOM FORD – Neroli Portofino


Vibrant. Sparkling. Transportive. To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water, and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. His reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes, and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.



Founder of SMF, Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo.