Men are tricky to buy for ' Fact. Men are even trickier to buy for when it involves a fragrance ' Double fact. Whether you're on the hunt for a signature scent for yourself or if you're a lady looking for the right fragrance for him, it's important to consider a number of factors.
With Valentine's Day on the horizon (yes, I dropped the V word!), you should want to smell incredible, whether it's a hot date you have lined up or a hot ready meal for one. Having a signature scent is important because a favourite fragrance can actually tell a lot about your personality and interests, not to mention the fact that it's always good to smell nice.
There are many reasons why you should find your signature scent ' most importantly, it makes it quicker to get ready in the mornings. Yes, really! If you find a fragrance that you can rely on, then it's simple to just spritz and go ' no need for trying to cater your scent to an occasion or outfit. Did you also know that the right scent can attract women? Just like the smell of an amazing piece of leather or our favourite food cooking in the oven, we're enticed by scents we like. If your first date goes well, we'll also always remember the first fragrance we smelt on you so make it a good one!
Each fragrance belongs to a family, so it's good to identify the type of scents that you like. Do florals take your fancy? Are ambers more your thing or do you love the strong scent of woods? These are the things you need to consider before you make a purchase.
More modern scents have evolved to include citrus-based fragrances and aquatic ingredients which usually classify them as a unisex scent. Alternatively, there are also green scents which are light, breezy and usually contain notes like cucumber or grass.
Let Your Personality Be Your Guide
What kind of guy are you? Take your interests and hobbies into consideration when it comes to selecting your signature scent. If you're the more sporty type, it's good to opt for fragrances that are fresh and long lasting, so that if you hit a hard session in the gym, you're going to be remembered for your eau de toilette, not your sweaty stench!
Davidoff Cool Water is a sharp and intensely fresh fragrance for men. Not only is Cool Water an iconic scent but it also contains notes of peppermint, spicy coriander and lavender which classes it as a musk and amber scent. Although it's a classic, Davidoff Cool Water is suitable for men of all ages and is a great signature scent to start with.
Do you consider yourself quite the ladies man? If the answer is yes, we couldn't think of a more befitting scent than Carolina Herrera 212 Men. This is a fragrance for the confident, modern male who specializes in urban seduction. This is an energetic smell that contains a floral blend of lavender, grapefruit and bergamot which creates a very sensual scent. 212 Men is quite a romantic fragrance that will be a sure hit with the ladies.
So there's confident and then there's cocky with a little bit of a wild side. If you like to unleash your inner animal, Joop Homme Wild is a fragrance to consider. The ultimate bad boy scent, Homme Wild entices the wearer with a sensual sweetness which is created with notes of Pink Pepper, Blond Wood and the unusual addition of Absolute Rum. Wear this and you'll become the man that all the other boys want to be.
Top Tip - One thing to remember when you're looking for a new fragrance is to not smell too many at once! Spraying more than 3 fragrances in an instant can de-senitise the nose, meaning that all fragrances will eventually smell the same!