The first fragrance for men by BOTTEGA VENETA, called POUR HOMME, is marvellous. First of all it’s really light, so you don’t get nauseous from breathing and smelling your own unshakeoffable cloud of scent all day. It’s woody, soapy and not too sweet. It was designed, apparently, with a farm in the Dolomites in mind. The smoked-glass bottle is handsome, which also helps. The whole thing is a great, grown-up proposition without it being your grandpa’s after-shave. We from the Daily Recommendation team usually steer clear of fragrance launches, as too many scents that are neither remarkable nor wearable appear on the market. But this one is a fabulous exception. Well done!