Are you one of those chaps who’ve chosen a fragrance because YOU like it, and as a result have stuck to it ever since, reluctant or hesitant in experimenting for something different? Just because you like it doesn’t necessarily mean it suits you, or that the ladies will like it, either. Women have a keen nose, and like everything, they know exactly what they want of a man, particularly how they smell. These 5 fragrances listed below are a great example of the perfect all round scent, a step closer in making them go all weak at the knees.
1.Ultraviolet – Paco Rabanne
I used to occasional wear Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million, a decent fragrance, but thought I’d give this one a go, initially attracted to its impressive packaging. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I gave it a spray, and now Ultraviolet takes 1 million’s place on my bedside table. Paco Rabanne chose purple for this masculine fragrance as it represents the colour of the third millennium, the Age of Aquarius. Ultraviolet is an intense, provocative fragrance powered by bass notes of Oakmoss and Vetiver. Top notes of gray amber and mint enhance its woody and earthy character by adding hints of spice and sweetness. Splash some on in the morning, and due to its good longevity, you’ll have the ladies sniffing the air for the rest of the day.
2.CK IN2U For Him – Calvin Klein
In 2007, and with the younger generation in mind, Calvin Klein launched their IN2U range. Aromatic and sweet due to top notes of lemon and tomato leaf, this fragrance is very fresh. A single middle note of Cacao pod, followed by woodier bass notes of vetiver, cedar and white musk bass notes add warmth. From all the research I conducted, this was one of the top fragrances adored by the ladies. Although aimed at the younger generation, there were a good number of older women who loved this scent on a man.
3.212 Men – Caroline Herrera
This is a sophisticated and very masculine fragrance, very versatile as it suits all ages. At its heart a warmth comes from its base notes and spices. Labdanum, sandalwood, musk, guaiac wood, vetiver and incense make up these bass notes, whilst a concoction of ginger, green pepper, gardenia, violet and sage make up the middle notes. Rounding off the fragrance with sweet and sensual tones, a fresh mix of spices, petit grain, lavender, grapefruit and bergamot make this one potent, irresistible potion.
4.Bottled Boss – Hugo Boss
Although I happen to wear this regularly, doesn’t mean it’s in the list for any narcissistic reasons. It’s a fragrance I pick up on everywhere I go, whether it’s a coffee house or nightclub, and I’ve been complimented on it many times, too – a worthy contender, I feel. Great and suited to all seasons, Bottled Boss opens with fresh and sharp notes, making way for its warm woody base. Top notes of apple and citrus give it sweetness, whilst a balanced concoction of floral and spicy middle notes gives it its heart. Finally, after the initial miasma of scents have tickled the senses, pelargonium, warm cinnamon, cloves and base notes sandalwood, vetiver and precious cedar add to its warmth with woody notes. Bottled Boss, The Lady Killer!
5.Amber Pour Homme Intense – Prada
This is Prada’s latest fragrance to leave their house, a more improved and intense version of their debut effort in creating a male fragrance. Warmer and more velvety, its woody scents combined with hot and spicy notes give off an aroma resembling the scent of a gingerbread house nestled deep in the woods, like that of Hansel and Gretel. Patchouli and white vanilla add heat, and the bergamot and hot resin of myrrh create an aroma that will leave women wanted to take a bite out of you.
So now you have a few fragrances to try, go out there and cheat, meddle with the ladies’ senses and pick up your dream girl. I hope I’ve inspired a little experimentation in switching brands. Paco Rabanne’s Ultraviolet and Bottled Boss are two main contenders, so go make up your own mind and bowl the ladies over.