5 best remixed fragrances
Even the best rock anthems aren't spared, so why not a fragrance?
Dolce and Gabbana - The One Gentleman(Rs 3250 / 50 ml): Stefano Gabbana was personally involved in the creation of the One, easily one of D&G’s finest fragrances. The One Gentleman is packaged in a similar bottle and fronted by the same celebrity – Mathew McConaughey but the similarity ends there. This one is a greyish blue juice compared to the warm orange hue of the original. The One Gentleman is less intense and opens with an interesting blend of pepper and grapefruit and finishes with cedar and cardamom. Perfect if you want to make a subtle impression but not as striking as the predecessor.
Christian Dior– Aqua Fahrenheit(Rs 3900 / 75 ml): Fahrenheit is among the most successful men’s fragrances ever launched. Dior never gives up trying to reinvent this classic winter fragrance from the 1980s. In 2007 it was Fahrenheit 32 and in 2011 they went to the same perfumer Francois Demachy to create an aquatic variant of this fiery fragrance. Aqua Fahrenheit is where fire meets ice – A first whiff of fresh Italian citruses (Tangerine and grapefruit) that eventually finish with leather and vetiver. Perfect for the beach and for the vodka martini at the sunset bar immediately thereafter.
Jean Paul Gaultier -Le Male Terrible(Rs 2300 / 40 ml): Yes it comes in the same bizarre male torso bottle packaged in a baked-bean tin look-alike and unless you have extra sensory olfactory nerves you can’t tell the difference from Le Male that shattered a lot of conventions about men’s fragrances in 1995. Terrible keeps all the contradictions (Of the warm and cool notes from the original) still in play and is slightly spicier and less sweet than Le Male. Perfect for those of us who like a new fragrance yet still like to stay in the comfort zone. Far from terrible!
Giorgio Armani – Sport Code(Rs 4500 / 75 ml): This summer, Armani decoded one of its most popular party wear fragrances from the 2000s; Code for Men was unleashed in an all-new sporty avatar with a brilliant commercial featuring the very lovely Megan Fox. It’s the same bottle inspired by the lapels of an Armani suit but out goes the black cap and in comes a sporty steel cap and a bottle with a rubber finish. The scent is full of fresh elements like mint and lemon and settles with an intense base of amber, ginger and vetiver. It’s where fresh meets sensual, perfect for the evening when you meet your dream date. Megan Fox?
Ferrari Black Shine(Rs 2700/125 ml): Ared Ferrari might be out of your reach for the moment, but the fragrance is certainly easier to own. The fresh whiff from Ferrari Black may not compare with the wind on your face when you sit behind the wheel of a Ferrari but nevertheless it has been one of the brand’s fastest selling fragrances. Ferrari Black Shine is the latest interpretation of this fragrance from the 1990s and is very similar to the sporty original except for the transparent bottle that replaces the all-black bottle.