Most men know that linen pants and public displays of shirtless-ness are usually unacceptable past Labour Day. One important wardrobe transition that many men overlook is their signature scent.
Men’s Signature Scent
While light, sporty scents have their place during spring and summer, ‘heavier’ fragrances with a rich and bold olfactory experience are the perfect accessory to winter ensembles. What’s more? A seasonably appropriate cologne that’s spicy and musky may appeal more to a woman’s senses.
To help build your signature scent and fragrance wardrobe, I’ve rounded up some of the top aromatic options well suited for the colder months from FragranceNet.com:
Dolce & Gabbana The One ($54.19)
A sensual, spicy, oriental fragrance developed on the harmony of tobacco. It is refined base notes of cardamom, ginger, cedarwood, and citrus spice accord.
Giorgio Armani Eau De Nuit ($65.19)
The intensity of bergamot and pink pepper, softened with cardamom, evokes the gentleness of the day’s last rays on the skin. Soon, the rich accord of nutmeg and the powdery tones of iris emerge. The final glow of the sun shimmers on the already black surface of the water. Finally, the enveloping mystery of the night is reflected in the warm swirls of amber and tonka bean.
Burberry London ($45.19)
Sexy and provocative, Brit Rhythm is inspired by the exhilaration and adrenaline of live music and the electric energy of the crowd. The scent mixes electric notes of fresh basil verveina, spicy cardamom. A shot of juniper berries with black leather, patchouli, and cedarwood Bergamot combines notes of pepper, cinnamon, port, moss, mimosa, lavender, leather, tobacco leaf, and opoponax for a spicy masculine scent.
Bvlgari Man ($41.19)
A perfect scent for cold winter nights. Bvlgari Man has a brace of woods as base notes along with sexy hints of musk and amber. This warm and sensual scent also contains sandalwood, a note that’s been found to encourage relaxation.
Prada Intense ($79.19)
This balmy, smoky scent is super masculine. It features a spicy note composition of seductive Indonesian patchouli, spicy and hot Somalia myrrh, and warm and gentle Madagascar vanilla for a blend that is hypnotic and mesmerizing.
Kokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier ($35.19)
Kokorico is a unique and bold scent for men. It emphasizes raw cocoa and woody notes of patchouli and cedar. The powerful top note of fig leaves soon fades to reveal the rich scent of warm, spiced chocolate mixed with wood.
Building a signature scent can take time. Often, it has to be matched to colours you regularly wear, personality traits, and your body’s chemicals. Fragrances don’t smell the same on each individual. Establishing your signature scent will take lots of trial and error!