A new division of unisex fragrances is emerging, and frankly, it’s about time we stepped outside the box of gender-defined scents. From citrusy notes to muskier tones, we round-up our favourite genderless fragrances for day and night.
Traditionally, perfume was split into two categories; men’s and women’s. Feminine fragrances were typically composed of floral accords and encased in glittering pink bottles adorned with bows. On the other hand, woody, muskier scents were considered masculine fragrances and came enclosed in sleek, black houses. Now, much like how clothing has been adopted to fit both men and women, more brands are moving to rid fragrances of gendered labels in order to help us find scents that truly fit our personality.
We all can agree that an enticing smell holds universal appeal and citrusy, neutral accords are becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that they instantly uplift our mood, especially as we transition through the seasons. Gender-neutral scents break down the boundaries of fragrances and help dislodge conventional standards of what we should smell like, so hot on the heels of [Gucci’s](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/gucci/women/accessories) debut unisex fragrance, Mémoire d'une Odeur, (available in Fenwick [Bracknell](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/bracknell), [Brent Cross](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/brent-cross), [Canterbury](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/canterbury), [Kingston](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/kingston), [Newcastle](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/newcastle), [Tunbridge Wells](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/tunbridge-wells) and [York](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/york)), we break down our favourite genderless [fragrances](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance) for occasions from morning to night.
##### **Morning / Afternoon**
For daytime fragrances, we tend to opt for lighter, crisp scents as they fit the brighter weather and are more wearable for longer hours. There’s nothing that smells fresher than [Acqua di Parma’s Bergamotto di Calabria](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrances/bergamotto-di-calabria-eau-de-toilette-75-ml/2530000503303.html). An ode to zesty bergamot, this delightful scent encapsulates a hot Italian summer with citrusy notes and a hefty ginger accord, making it a well-rounded fragrance fitting for a white shirt. For those who favour fruiter smells, [Creed’s Virgin Island Water](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrances/virgin-island-water-eau-de-parfum-100-ml/2530001183382.html) is a fragrance that exudes the Caribbean Islands with a refreshing aroma of Jamaican lime and tangy Sicilian mandarin. To truly find a scent that fits you the best, [Escentric Molecules iconic Escentric 01](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/travel-size/escentric-01-30-ml/2500005882970.html) is designed with a single ingredient, an aroma chemical, to match the scent of your skin and enhance it with a woody accord.
##### **Evening / Nighttime**
During the evening, we are drawn to muskier, spicier notes as they help to enliven the night with a heavier aroma. Perfectly suited towards the darker hours, [Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrances/ombre-leather-eau-de-parfum-100-ml/2938330906908.html) is a spicy, mesmerising scent that exudes a strong leather accord, mixed with white florals and warm notes. Long-lasting and captivating, [Perris Monte Carlo’s Bois D'Oud](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrances/bois-doud-eau-de-parfum-100-ml/2500005818542.html) releases a woody aroma with a heavy oud scent, and is offset by fruity accords for a sophisticated finish. If you’re after an electrifying scent, [Comme des Garçons’ Black Pepper](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrances/black-pepper-eau-de-parfum-100-ml/2500002595668.html) features black pepper, cedar and patchouli for a striking, spicy scent that blends into a deep, sensual aroma.