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Expensive Men’s Colognes


Clive Christian 1872 for Men

This spicy blend comes in two styles – one for men, one for women. The 1872 is a nod to the year when Britain’s Queen Victoria allowed her crown to be used as a component of the design of the distinctive green bottles of 1872 for Men. (The crown literally tops the bottle, similar to a real crown.) The scent itself is anything but stuffy or overly traditional. It blends notes of citrus and green resigns, using only natural ingredients. At $200 for 1.6 ounces, it’s a bargain.

Clive Christian



Jo Malone’s Oud and Bergamot Cologne

This distinctive scent is created in Laos and features intense notes of cream, spice, and smoky wood. The wood notes harken back to a Middle Eastern sensibility. Base notes of Oud, crisp bergamot and orange granite accord are also featured. At $185 for 100 ml (3.38 ounces), it’s worth every penny according to cologne pundits who use words like “warm” and “animalistic” to describe it. Jo Malone, on its website, describes the fragrance as “hypnotic… alluring.”

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