As guys we tend to shy away from talking about traditionally feminine items such as perfumes and fragrances. Although, I always feel more comfortable referring to perfumes and fragrances as 'colognes'; even if it isn't always technically correct, it certainly presents a more masculine feel. Regardless, we want to smell good, feel good and look good. Although there are plenty of elements which contribute to your overall appearance, great cologne can be a game changer and shows women you value how you look and good hygiene.
I don't know about you guys, but when a woman says to me 'oh, you smell really nice' , it definitely gives me a little boost of confidence. Do you want a compliment like that? Reading the list below wouldn't be a bad place to start.
One of my personal favourites and the most popular fragrance ever created by the House of Creed, this fragrance is bold, spirited, confident and is perfect for a man of high tempo and action. Buy It.
Amouage - Reflection
With top notes of rosemary and red pepper berries and base notes of cedar wood and sandalwood, I guarantee this will turn heads. Buy It.
Tom Ford - Oud Wood
It wouldn't be a list without featuring one of Tom Ford's private blends. Oud wood is one of the most rare, precious and expensive ingredients in a man's fragrance arsenal. Buy It.
Dior - Sauvage
Dior's in-house perfumer had a large presence in the creation of this scent, and Johnny Depp was actually chosen to market it. With natural ingredients, the Savauge has top notes of Calabria Bergamot (An Italian Citrus) and Ambroxam (a naturally occuring compound) which gives creamy, musky scents and a hint of clean, woody facets. Makes sense though, as this Dior product was inspired by "wild, open spaces; blue sky that covers rocky landscapes, hot under the desert sun." Buy It.
Creed - Himalaya
Oliver Creed created this masculine fragrance in remembrance of his Tibetan mountain climbing expedition. The scent features spicy, woody notes mixed with fresh citrus top notes. The flacon for the Himalaya is wrapped in full silver metallic to represent a mountain climber's canteen. Buy it.