Mankind by Kenneth Cole, $54, 1.7 oz., EDT, at KennethCole.com
Kenneth Cole's latest scent comes as a woody fragrance with a surprising twist: A blend of pinapple and ginger, spiced up with taragon leaf and cardamom, which elevates its base notes of vetiver, oakmoss, and sandalwood, and creates a new classic for men.
Polis by Caspule, $38, 0.5 oz., EDP, at CapsuleParfums.com
A newcomer made in USA, Capsule offers miniature bottles of unisex fragrances that can be mixed and matched to create your own unique blend. For spring, try "Polis," reminiscent of a Mediterranean sea breeze with crisp notes of musk, mimosa and vetiver moss. A great introduction to the world of niche fragrance.
L.12.12. White by Lacoste, $65, 3.3 oz., EDT, at Lacoste.com
Clean and subtle, the best juice from Lacoste's colorful fragrance collection uses precious tuberose and exotic ylang-ylang to soften the boldy masculine notes of vetiver and suede leather. For those with a more delicate palate.
Tam Dao by Diptyque, $90, 1.7 oz., EDT, at DiptyqueParis.com
Inspired by the mountains of Tonkin, in Vietnam, Tam Dao gives the impression of stepping into the jungle after a monsoon. Its gorgeous combination of sandalwood, cedar, and Brazilian rosewood, enhanced with a hint of rose, is both unusual and captivating.
Eau For Men by Dior Homme, $62, 1.7 oz., EDT, at Dior.com
A lighter take on Dior's original fragrance for men, "Eau" adds refreshing citrus notes --grapefruit, bergamot-- and a sprinkle of coriander to its signature blend of Tuscan iris and Virginian cedar wood. Elegantly masculine, and seductive.