Fragrances Every Man Should Try In His Lifetime

Fragrances Every Man Should Try In His Lifetime

Fragrances every man should try in his lifetime

You only live once, so why not feel great every day? Wearing a great fragrance will make you feel confident, sexy, and ready to take on the world.

There's no getting around it: we all smell. Even if you've never given it much thought. Smelling is part of our basic survival instinct, so it comes as no surprise that smelling good has become a major part of our spending habits. As perfume addicts, we're in the habit of seeking out products that promise to make us feel good on contact with their aromas (and scents). Fortunately for those who want to smell great but have limited resources, there are numerous fragrances available on the market these days that are affordable and provide plenty of pizazz.

Whether you're shopping at an upscale perfume store or just perusing across your social media feed, there are distinct ways to identify some of the best-selling fragrances for men today. We break down a few options below and offer suggestions for how to get them in your life—pro tip: keep the bottles away from direct sunlight and from bathrooms, since they'll be more durable, last longer and not go bad quickly.

 

Creed Aventus

Aventus is a citrusy, fruity fragrance with a musky base. Its notes include pineapple and blackcurrant, followed by dry birch, jasmine and patchouli, and finishing with oak moss and musk.

The smell: The opening of Aventus is bright and fruity—it reminds us of the first moments of stepping into a sunny orchard after a fresh rain. This tangy opening gives way to aromatic birch tar notes with hints of green leaves. As it dries down on your skin, the fragrance mellows out into a smoky leather scent that’s reminiscent of campfire nights in the woods.

Sillage: Moderate

Longevity: Long-lasting 

Should you try this fragrance? Yes! If you like citrusy scents but don’t want something too sweet or overpowering, Aventus is the cologne for you. Plus, it’s one of those highly coveted fragrances that everyone will recognize—let people know they’re in the presence of greatness when they smell you wearing Creed Aventus! 😁

Should you buy this fragrance? Yes! It may be pricey, but it's worth every kobo. 

Tom Ford Noir

  • What it smells like: Tom Ford Noir is an incredibly rich, deep fragrance. It features notes of cardamom, bergamot and vanilla with a warm base of amber and patchouli.

  • When to wear it: Tom Ford Noir is best used for evening wear or special occasions. It's extremely strong, so you'll only need to use a few sprays on your wrists and neck before heading out the door.

  • How to apply it: It is recommend that you apply cologne by spraying it onto the pulse points of your body — behind your ears, along your wrists, inside your elbows and at the base of the throat. Don't rub cologne into your skin; let them absorb naturally into your skin for maximum effect.

Dior Sauvage

Dior Sauvage is a citrusy fragrance with a lot of pepper. It’s inspired by the fresh wilds of the open air, and it has a very masculine smell. The woodsy and musk scent is one of the most popular men's fragrances in the world, but that doesn't mean you should skip it. Give it a try to feel like you're walking through a field at night!

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme

This cologne was first released in 2017, and received a positive reception. It opens with top notes of juniper and grapefruit, soon giving way to heart notes of rosemary and rosewood. The base is warm and earthy, with musk and incense among the main ingredients. This fragrance has proven popular for its strength—it's decidedly masculine, as well as being suitable for warm/hot weather.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme is a statement-making fragrance that'll help you stand out from the crowd. Try it at your next date night or other special occasion!

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme

Like Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent is a go-to brand for men’s fragrances. La Nuit De L’Homme has a spicy scent that makes it ideal for nights out on the town. The refreshing citrusy bergamot is balanced by lavender and cedar, with cardamom and carvi giving it an intense, warm finish. It’s an excellent choice for all year round (especially if you live in warmer regions, like Nigeria), particularly if you’re looking to wear something unique that will make you stand out from the crowd. This isn't a 'safe' fragrance, so be prepared to get some attention if you wear this one! It's long lasting and versatile too - perfect for dates or nights out with friends.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

In 2012, Viktor & Rolf introduced the world to Spicebomb, a fragrance for men who “enjoy living dangerously.” The company advised that this is the scent you should wear when you want to “seduce your lover like a weapon.”

Notes: Grapefruit, pink pepper, bergamot, elemi resin oil, lavender, cinnamon leaves and zest of Sichuan pepper.

Smell: A combination of spice with citrus notes that's light but not weak.

How to apply: The key to making this fragrance work for you is not to go overboard; gently shake the bottle once or twice and spray three times onto the neck and chest area. If you're looking for something more forceful or if your chemistry doesn't align with this scent, you'll likely be disappointed—but if it turns out right for you, then it's a great pick-me-up that lasts all day long (and smells great on your significant other).

Gucci Guilty Intense for Men.

Gucci Guilty Intense for Men is strong, unique, and unforgettable.

The scent is a masterful blend of spicy and woody notes with floral undertones. Lavender, amber, and patchouli create a musky smell that many men find appealing. It's great for men who are looking for something that will last all day long in either warm or cold weather.

You only live once, so why not feel great every day? Wearing a great fragrance will make you feel confident, sexy, and ready to take on the world.

There's no getting around it: we all smell. Even if you've never given it much thought. Smelling is part of our basic survival instinct, so it comes as no surprise that smelling good has become a major part of our spending habits. As perfume addicts, we're in the habit of seeking out products that promise to make us feel good on contact with their aromas (and scents). Fortunately for those who want to smell great but have limited resources, there are numerous fragrances available on the market these days that are affordable and provide plenty of pizazz.

Whether you're shopping at an upscale perfume store or just perusing across your social media feed, there are distinct ways to identify some of the best-selling fragrances for men today. We break down a few options below and offer suggestions for how to get them in your life—pro tip: keep the bottles away from direct sunlight and from bathrooms, since they'll be more durable, last longer and not go bad quickly

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