Michael Kors for Men ~ new fragrance

Michael Kors for Men

Michael Kors will launch Michael Kors for Men, a new fragrance not to be confused with the existing Michael for Men, which launched in 2001. Michael Kors for Men hopes to "balance urban sophistication and rugged style for the man on the go".

The woody oriental fragrance was developed by perfumer Harry Fremont. The notes feature bergamot, coriander, star anise, black pepper, thyme, elemi, incense, suede, sage, patchouli, sandalwood, woods and musk.

Michael Kors for Men will be available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching grooming products. Look for it in September, when it will be exclusive to Macy's. 

(via wwd)

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  1. jonr951 says:

    Oh wow, looking forward to this one, even if I never got to try his original mens. Is it not the same bottle though? Haha. And a woody oriental on what looks like a hot vaca? Yeah no. ^_^

    • Robin says:

      Same bottle! Same perfumer! Same name, basically — the original was called Michael but some of the later bottles clearly say “Michael Kors”. It’s very odd unless they’re just planning to axe the original one.

      • jonr951 says:

        Wow, same perfumer too?! Very very odd! *_*

        • Robin says:

          The notes are different. And maybe they will axe the old one so it will be less confusing.

      • Dilana says:

        It could be that there is some legal trademark, licensing or marketing restrictions connected for Michael for Men, or perhaps he is concerned that men are too concerned that “Michael for Men” tags them as wearing a scent endorsed by Michael Bolton.

        By the way, if Michael Kors for Men is supposed to be for rugged urban guys on the go, why is the model depicted as a man of leisure in a remote lakeside resort?

        • Robin says:

          I think they just couldn’t be bothered to come up with anything better. From WWD:

          “We didn’t knock ourselves out with the name,” the designer said. But he feels the team did knock themselves out with the fragrance…

          • Dilana says:

            It doesn’t seem like they knocked themselves out with the advertising concept either. Too bad, because if you gave that model a hard hat, some Michael Kors’ men’s business casual and gave him some plans, and put him on the site of a fancy building construction or night club in the final stages of decoration, (with that model suggestively brandishing a welding torch) you’d have a perfect rugged urban man on the go.

  2. peter says:

    Michael Kors Light Blue!

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, no kidding! Will be interesting to see if the commercial tracks it that closely too.

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