In 1934 Caron created the now legendary ‘bottle of masculinity’; Pour un Homme de Caron. Those undecidedly masculine notes of Vanilla and Lavender, worked. From Caron’s third generation ‘nose’, Richard Fraysse, comes Yuzu Man. Housed in the iconic Pour un Homme de Caron bottle but with an alternative colour scheme Yuzu Man is Caron’s first Hesperidean (citrus) fragrance.
With the summer months on their way it’s only natural that Ape to Gentleman start to unveil some choice warm weather and unsurprisingly, many Hesperidean scents. Yuzu Man is one of them. The Japanese Yuzu is a citrus fruit renowned for it’s rich aroma, for those not familiar with the Yuzu fruit, think grapefruit to orange, it’s somewhere in between. Yuzu, Indian Verbena (Lemon Grass) and Indonesian Basil form the zesty top notes. Provencal Fig, Spanish Lentiscus (Pistacio) provide balance and a smoky resin with spicy woods Atlas Cedar and Australian Sandalwood forming a masculine base.
Yuzu Man lives up to Caron’s reputation and test of longevity, they are the third most important fragrance house in the world, founded over a century ago in 1905. Yuzu Man with its green zestiness and trusty woody base looks certain to be a hit for men looking away from the monotonous shelves of department stores and towards a refreshingly original, masculine summer scent.
£59.50 for 125mls eau de toilette. Available from Les Senteurs.