There are genuinely many great men’s fragrances on the market, but the success of these mighty stand-alone, time-tested colognes ascend the marketing hype and fads to become the kings of scent. We have assembled into the four scent categories for your olfactory pleasure. So come and claim your new signature scent, add to your collection or find that perfect gift.
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Your scent or range of colognes you use says a lot about you and what you want people to know about you. Your signature scent needs to be able to be associated with you. There is much information on fragrances and colognes, but we’ve broken it down into two easy pointers.
When people talk about colognes, they will always start with notes. What are these? These notes are the layers of the cologne; there are top, heart and base notes. The top notes are the first you smell or the strongest, which then fade and allow the heart notes to equalise and combined the top and base notes. The base notes are the longest lasting and become the most noticeable; these are the lingering perfumes.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
The family of scents cover the basic fresh, floral, oriental and woody. In the colder months, oriental or woody scents work well. In the warmer months fresh and floral work with the Sun. We’ve broken the top fragrances from each family into these categories for you below.
Your signature scent can be used year-round but sometimes utilise a colder/warmer months sub-scent to ensure your signature fragrance is continually associated with you.
Learn more about the families below:
The fresh scents category cover clean, bright fragrances with a dominant herb, citrus or aquatic scent. Fresh scents are dominant in men's fragrances and commonly combined with spicy notes to create a more full-bodied fragrance with aromatic or tart notes or blended with zesty or fruity scents.
Sophisticated and fresh. The subtle balance of San Carlo bergamot, harvested exclusively for Eau Sauvage, the vibrant touch of hedione with a unique, velvety, floral quality and a distinctive chypre trail.
A timeless fragrance for men Energetic, carefree & sensual Top notes of bergamot, Seville Orange, sweet orange, hot pepper Middle notes of cedar, jasmine, ylang ylang, vetiver Base notes of patchouli, moss, white musk, balms.
A citrus aromatic fragrance. Top notes of aldehydes, orange, mandarin orange, grapefruit, neroli, bergamot & lemon Heart notes of fir resin, spices and elemi Base notes of tonka bean, cedar, vetiver, white musk & pepper.
Deep, fresh, sweet, sensual, sophisticated & seductive Contains notes of leather, woodsy accord, musk, neroli, bergamot, blood orange, lavender, basil, galbanum & orange blossom.
Top notes are lavender, rosemary and menthe with bergamot Middle notes are jasmine, chevrefeuille, geranium, sandalwood, iris and oakmoss Base notes are musk with ambergris clements.
Top notes are mandarin, bergamot & neroli Middles notes include persimmon, rosemary, nasturtium & jasmine Base notes are Moroccan cedar, patchouli & Mediterranean cistus.
Top fragrance notes are juniper, bergamot and lavender Middle notes are sage, coriander and freesia Base notes are sandalwood, moss and cedar. It is recommended for romantic use.
Mysterious, distinctive scent epitomizes relaxed sophistication. Notes of Sicilian mandarin, frozen grapefruit peel & bergamot Plus rosemary, Szechuan pepper, rosewood, musk wood & oat moss.
The floral scents category for men's fragrances has a popular rose, violet, orange blossom or jasmine note with a familiar perfume of freshly cut flowers or a powdery shade to them.
A woody floral fragrance for modern men Crisp, sweet, creamy, powdery, complex and tantalizing. Top notes are lavender, sage and bergamot. Middle notes are iris, amber & cacao. Base notes are vetiver, patchouli and leather.
Top notes are citruses, grapefruit, Italian mandarin, lemon verbena and lavender. Middle notes are ginger, nutmeg and Virginian cedar. Base notes are tonka bean, benzoin, ambergris and white musk.
Greenery, sweet, fresh, elegant and inviting. Top notes are petitgrain and neroli. Middle notes are lavender and bamboo. Base notes are virginia cedar and amber. Perfect for all occasions.
Top note bergamot, lemon, petitgrain and lavender. Middle note orange blossom, coriander, juniper berry and lily of the valley. Base note sandalwood, rosewood, musk and amber
The oriental fragrance category is the sexy and exotic scents. Think of nutmeg, jasmine or musk, herbs and resin notes. Lavish and aromatic, these notes are usually moderated with amber or sweet notes. These are punch, exotic and sensual.
Masculine and uplifting. Top notes of artemisia, bergamot, cinnamon and gardenia. Middle notes of pelargonium, patchouli, vetiver and sandalwood Base. notes of leather, oakmoss and amber. Perfect for all occasions
Masculine, captivating and long-lasting. Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, elemi & pink pepper. Heart notes of saffron, cinnamon and paprika. Base notes of leather, tobacco & vetiver.
Top notes include ruby mandarin orange, grapefruit, peppermint. Middle notes are rose absolute, cinnamon, spices. Base notes blond leather, patchouli, white woods, amber. Perfect for all occasions
A floral woody fragrance for men Light, fresh, aromatic, sensual & uplifting. Top notes of cardamom & bergamot. Middle notes of cedar & lavender. Base notes of vetiver, coumarin & tobacco tones. Perfect for all occasions
The woody scent category carries incense-like fragrances like sandalwood and patchouli and cedar. Warm notes are commonly blended and incorporate some fresh notes like citrus or floral. Woody notes are coniferous or woody and bitter.
Designed for men who are simple and complex, tender and determined. Top notes of grapefruit, orange and flint. Middle notes of pepper, geranium leaves and patchouli. Base notes of cedar, vetiver & benzoin.
Dedicated to gentlemen who are elegant with timeless style Refined, addictive, passionate, warm and sensual Key notes include vetiver, sandalwood, abonos wood & sweet cardamom.
Crisp, sweet, savory, warm, complex and captivating Top notes of apple and orange blossom. Heart notes of geranium, cinnamon and clove. Base notes of sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood & vanilla.
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