Have you ever been someplace, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you get a whiff of a particular perfume that an old girlfriend of yours used to wear?
If so, then you know that the emotions and memories can oftentimes come flooding back so fast and hard that it can practically knock you on your butt.
The reason for this is that smells, emotions, and memories are all processed in the same general area of the brain and are all highly interconnected.
Now consider the fact that a woman’s sense of smell is much more acute than that of a man. And also consider that women place much more emphasis on smells, perfumes, scented body lotions, aftershaves, etc. than do men. (Why do you think they have all those scented strips in women’s magazines?)
Are you getting the idea? That is why it is so crucial that men smell sexy if they want to land their dream girl. What are some of the best scents out there for the sexy man?
Un Jardin sur le Nil – Eau de toilette natural spray
Un Jardin sur le Nil is an impressionistic stroll through the island-gardens on the Nile at Aswan, the starting points for a new olfactory adventure. Green mango, lotus, calamus and sycamore wood all lie at the heart of this refreshing ode.
This is the perfect sexy fragrance for the man who loves to play outdoors and smell clean and fresh all day long. This scent was designed to be unisex, so women will definitely come closer for another smell.
Top Notes: Green Mango, Grapefruit
Middle Notes: Calamus, Lotus
Base Notes: Sycamore, Frankincense
Luna Rossa’ Eau de Toilette
Inspired by the highest level of sailing, Luna Rossa, the new uncompromising fragrance for men from Prada, reinterprets traditional ingredients of men’s perfumery to take them to a new and modern dimension. Lavender and orange essence burst forth in an instant wave of aromatic freshness, transitioning into a cool heart of spearmint and sage, which then smoothes into a noble and sensual base of wood and amber notes. Luna Rossa is a fragrance that encourages strength, energy and excellence.
This is the perfect scent for a modern man who wants to smell like something new and interesting, instead of the same old colognes.
Top Notes: Lavender, Orange
Middle Notes: Clary sage, Spearmint
Base Notes: Ambroxan, Ambrette
Nothing is more romantic than a scent specifically made for a man. If you walk through Italy, you will see tons of stores where you can make your own scents. The Gentlemen’s Collection by Aramis falls right into the vein: Each fragrance has its own distinct identity, yet the collection as a whole epitomizes the modern gentleman. J·H·L: A distinguished, custom-blended, semi-oriental fragrance created by Estée Lauder for her husband, Joseph.
This is for the man who definitely doesn’t want to wear a scent that the man next to him on the subway or driving the car next to him would be wearing. Something unique and a little out of the ordinary.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Pimento
Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Fir, Rose
Base Notes: Labdanum, Vanilla, Patchouli, Sandalwood
The classic fragrance that started is all is simply Gendarme. Containing lemon and lime, bergamot, lavender and just a hint of jasmine and lilac, there is nothing on the market like it.
The fragrance was created in 1983 by Topper Schroeder, who wanted a signature scent that wouldn’t irritate his allergies. What he created was a sensual yet professional cologne that caught everyone’s attention. Just a few sprays and everyone around you will take notice of the crisp, clean, fresh scent and be drawn in to you just a little bit closer and for just a little bit longer. Ready for anything. Armed with your confidence and the crisp, clean scent of Gendarme, you are poised to tackle any obstacle that comes your way today. This is the moment and you are ready for it. Let’s get down to business.
Top Notes: Citrus, Verbena
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Thyme
Base Notes: Leather
A subtle blend of 50 exquisite essences harmonize with the warmth of the skin to produce a woodsy oriental scent unlike any other. Lemon, lavender and black currants float over a mossy vanilla and sandalwood base. The cap’s design is inspired by the Tsuka, the piece found at the extremity of antique samurai swords. Hanae Mori by Hanae Mori – an enduring classic.
This is not only a cologne, but an investment in culture, art, and history. This is not a scent the typical gum chewer would wear, but rather someone much more sophisticated.
Top Notes: Lemon, Lavender, Blackcurrant, Green notes
Middle Notes: Iris, Jasmine, Muguet, Bulgarian Rose
Base Notes: Moss, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, Chocolate, Amber
This is a long-lasting and intense fragrance for the man of distinctive style. Composed of fresh aromatic notes of verbena and basil. Blended with citrus over a woody base of patchouli and sandalwood. An elegant and subtle blend of citrus and woody notes. The opening aromatic freshness gives way to a subtly spicy harmony followed by an intensely woody signature. A rich and intense fragrance concentration in a luxurious bottle with a masculine shape.
This scent is one that didn’t really take off when it was produced, but has slowly been finding an audience of men that truly love the sexy smell.
Top Notes: Heliotrope, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Clove, Tonka Bean
Named after the street number of the first bijou store in London, 154 is a chameleon-like fragrance. Allow yourself to be led on an olfactory journey, from citrus to herbaceous lavender and basil, finishing with a woody base of sandalwood and vetiver that quite simply captivates the senses.
This is not a scent for someone who doesn’t want to spend the money to get the right smell – it is definitely a luxury, but it is worth it.
Top Notes: mandarin orange
Middle Notes: English lavender
Base Notes: vetiver