American lifestyle brand Alford & Hoff have released their second men’s fragrance, labelled ‘No.2’. Founders Barry Alford and Jefferson Hoffman opted for a more athletic (or lighter) scent than their original No.1 creation with a campaign playing on “the athlete in you”.

Barry Alford and Jefferson Hoffman

Crafted by world-renowned perfumer Rodrigo Flores-­Roux of Givaudan, Alford & Hoff No. 2 Eau de Toilette benefits from an interesting mix of unusual watery fruits and citrus fruits within a woody base that is spiked by marine and mineral notes.

  • Top notes: Calabrese Bergamot, Indian Hand Citrus, Taro Leaves, Thailandese Black Basil, Moroccan Rosemary, Orpur, Barbary Fig
  • Mid notes: Guatemalan Cardamom, Jamaican Nutmeg, Peruvian Pink Peppercorn, Laotian Star Anise, Nigerian Ginger
  • Base notes: Cedarwood, Oak Wood Absolute, Georgywood, Paraguayan Mate Leaf Absolute, Patchouli, Marine Moss Accord, Lichen

The marine coloured fragrance is housed in a handsome enough cylindrical bottle with silver cap and is available now at Harrods and online priced £75 for a 100ml Eau de Toilette Spray.

Great for those looking for something a little different. We propose wearing Alford & Hoff No. 2 after exercise, a shower and during the warmer summer months.