Perfume, while a matter of taste and personality, is a powerful means of attraction. In fact, it can attract, but at the same time move away. In addition, women have a sense of smell much more pronounced than men, so “Men, be careful to choose!“. Do not forget also that your ladies must love the perfume, you must create a kind of perfect alchemy between your tastes and those of women, by spraying, without exaggerating and choosing the ideal perfume according to the occasion.
There are different types of fragrances on the market that are distinguished by the concentration of perfume diluted in alcohol.
In Parfum, the intensity varies from 20 to 30% and persists even after 24 hours. Eau de Parfum contains a perfume of 15-20% and its duration is about 6-8 hours. In Eau de Toilet, the percentage varies from 5 to 15% for a duration of approximately 3 hours. Then we have the Eau de Cologne where the intensity is 2 to 4% for a persistence of about 2 hours. Finally, Eau Fraiche contains 1 to 3% perfume and lasts about an hour.
The fragrances can then be citrus, fruity, spicy or woody. The first two are more suitable for the summer, while the spices and woodlots are more persistent and more suitable for the winter. Then there are also the flowered that are used to balance and refine the most spicy scents.
For the choice of perfume, it is very important to know the olfactory pyramid, divided into three olfactory levels: top notes, heart notes and base notes.
The top notes are the first to be perceived and are particularly volatile because they fade after a few minutes.
The heart notes are more persistent and are the ones that give the fragrance its distinctive character. They constitute the central part of the perfume, creating the famous “fragrance of the perfume”. It takes at least 15 minutes to collect them.
The base notes are very persistent and accompany us even when the top and heart notes are soothed. It is the notes that give depth to the scented substance, and even if the choice of perfume is determined by the first two, those of background determine its fidelity.
However, each scent varies depending on the acidity of the skin and it takes at least 24 hours to find out if the scent is suitable.
Dry skin quickly absorbs the scent. This is why a perfume is preferable, as opposed to oily skin where a toilet water is sufficient to have a good intensity.
It is necessary to spray it 10-20 cm from the skin, after the shower, because the pores are more open in the hottest areas of the body, to allow easy evaporation.
But what are the men’s perfumes which seduce women in 2018?
According to my research, I propose here some of the men’s perfumes preferred by women.
1. “La Nuit de l’Homme” by YVES SAINT LAURENT
It is a creation of Yves Saint Laurent born three years after the original version “The Man”. Unlike the latter, it has retained an aromatic woody fragrance, although less floral and more sensual. The presence of cardamom from an oriental scent, added to a note of cumin and vetiver, makes this fragrance a unique product. It is both a warm, spicy and sweet fragrance that is best suited for winter and for elegant appointments. Not ideal for everyday use.
Top note: Cardamom.
Heart notes: Bergamot, Virginia cedar and lavender.
Base notes: Vetiver and caraway.
2. “Acqua di Giò” by GIORGIO ARMANI
It is a perfume very much loved by women. It was born as an evocation of the island of Pantelleria and in particular of the role of land and sea. It is a sensitive, refined and elegant fragrance for men with a marine and citrus aroma. Marine notes add woody aromas that bring a touch of masculinity and sensuality. It’s a spring-summer fragrance for beach parties or even for important occasions, but not for the office.
Top notes: Orange, lime, tangerine, jasmine, bergamot, lemon and neroli.
Heart notes: Cyclamen, nutmeg, reseda, coriander, violet, freesia, marine notes, peach, hyacinth, rose, jasmine, rosemary and calone.
Base notes: Amber, patchouli, oakmoss, cedarwood and white musk.
- “Sauvage” by DIOR
It improves the raw essence of the man. The freshness of Calabrian bergamot is counterbalanced by the spicy chilli of Sichuan. Lavender reveals a Mediterranean character against an ambroxan background. This perfume is also very popular with the most sophisticated women because it is a perfect mix very attractive. Although apparently persistent, it remains fresh and can therefore be adapted to various occasions. I recommend it especially in winter for an important appointment because in summer the heat can make it a little embarrassing. Therefore, I do not recommend daily use.Olfactive notes:
Top notes: pepper, bergamot from Calabria.
Heart notes: Geranium, lavender, Sichuan pepper, elemi, pink pepper, vetiver and patchouli.
Base notes: Cedar, labdanum and ambroxan.4. “Intense” by DOLCE & GABBANA
It is a blend of fragrances such as lavender, aquatic notes, hay, sage, cypress, geranium, tobacco, animal musk and moepel wood, a contrast of scents that makes it unique and fascinating . Given its intensity and the richness of its ingredients, the fragrance is suitable for all seasons with the exception of summer for elegant appointments. Daily use.
Top notes: Aquatic, basil, lavender, geranium and calendula.
Heart notes: Tobacco, hay, moepel, bran and sage.
Base notes: Labdanum, sandalwood, cypress, animal musk and amber.
5. “Blue” by CHANEL
Perfume dominated by the depth of cedar wood, sandalwood and vetiver, all complemented by a touch of jasmine, ginger and nutmeg. It leaves an olfactory signature of a determined man, but at the same time romantic. Processing a product with fresh base, I recommend using every day in spring and summer, without excluding the coldest seasons.
Top notes: Lemon, mint, pink pepper, grapefruit.
Heart notes: Ginger, nutmeg, jasmine.
Base notes: Labdanum, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, incense, cedar and white musk.
6. “Cool Water” by DAVIDOFF
Since 1988, it’s a classic. It is a fresh, aromatic and masculine scent, thanks to the use of mint, rosemary and amber mixed with tobacco, respectively. It is characterized by its freshness and originality, not particularly spicy. Its refreshing note allows daily use in the office.
Top notes: Melon, pineapple, currant, citrus and lotus.
Heart notes: Rosa, jasmine, lily of the valley, honey.
Base notes: Sandal, peach, vetiver, black mulberry.
7. “Allure Homme” by CHANEL
It’s a fresh and vital scent, not aggressive or spicy. This gives the image of a very dynamic man, young and at the same time very attractive. He is particularly appreciated by active, sporting and always moving women.
Top notes: Bergamot, mandarin, peach.
Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine, Water lily
Base notes: Sandal, vetiver, vanilla.
8. “Gentleman” by GIVENCHY
Givenchy rarely disappoints, because this fragrance, Gentleman, the house offers a new intensity for the charismatic and sensual man. A fragrance both woody and floral, especially recommended for mature men. The main chords are aromatic, floral, powdery, spicy fresh, both sweet and fruity. The fact of not being spicy allows to wear it in any season and for any occasion.
Top notes: Pear, cardamom and pineapple.
Heart notes: Lavender, iris and geranium.
Base notes: Patchouli, leather and black vanilla zest.
9. “1 Million” by PACO RABANNE
It is a scent that appeals primarily to funny women and perfectly reflects the man who has succeeded in life and who seems to have everything by snapping his fingers. At first, thanks to the cinnamon base, the fragrance appears sweet; mint, red orange and grapefruit make it more sparkling and over time, spicy notes and patchouli make it an original fragrance. I recommend the product for spring, autumn and winter and its singularity for disco parties. To avoid for an elegant appointment.
Top notes: Grapefruit, mint, red tangerine.
Heart notes: Cinnamon and spices.
Base notes: Leather, woody notes, amber and Indian patchouli.
10. “Terre d’Hermès” by HERMES
It is one of the greatest successes of recent years. A unique fragrance, both persuasive and intriguing, that does not go unnoticed. A blend of citrus, woody, fresh spices, aromatic and earthy chords. A fragrance for mature men, given its aggressiveness and originality. It is ideal for elegant winter evenings with woody notes, but also for warmer periods thanks to its citrus notes (orange and grapefruit).
Top notes: Orange and grapefruit.
Heart notes: Pepper and pelargonium.
Base notes: Patchouli, cedar, vetiver and benzoin.
11. “Chrome” by AZZARO
This fragrance expresses the joy of living, the genuine feelings, the values of sharing and transmission that unite father and son. The union of water and blue expresses tonic freshness, energy and spontaneous and modern vivacity.
Top notes: Rosemary, pineapple, neroli, bergamot, lemon.
Heart notes: Cyclamen, coriander, jasmine, oakmoss.
Base notes: Sandalwood, tonka bean, white musk and oakmoss, cedarwood, Brazilian rosewood, cardamom.
12. “Ultra mâle” by JEAN-PAUL GAUTIER
Ultra Mâle is masculine, intense and sensual, but at the same time delicate; perfect union between gentleness and strength.
Top notes: Bergamot, lemon, pear, lavender, mint.
Heart notes: Cinnamon, caraway, clary sage.
Base notes: Black vanilla, amber, cedar, patchouli.
13. “1881” by CERRUTI
1881 for men from Cerruti is an aromatic fragrance, launched in 1990, composed of woody, floral, citrus and musky notes.
Top notes: Lavender, carnation, galbanum, bergamot, juniper, cypress, elemi resin
Heart notes: Vetiver, ylang-ylang, rose, lily of the valley, blackcurrant
Base notes: Musk, sandalwood, sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss, cedar, pepper, pine needles.
14. “Déclaration” by CARTIER
It is the perfume of truth, emotion and charm unique to the man who is sure of his choices and feelings. A blend of fresh wood from citrus and vetiver and musk. An enveloping fragrance for a feeling of energy and fullness.
Top notes: Birch wood, bergamot, bitter orange
Heart notes: Juniper wood, artemisia, cardamom.
Base notes: Cedar wood, vetiver, oak moss.
15. “Legend Spirit” by MONT BLANC
Created for an elegant and manly gentleman, it’s an incredibly fresh, woody and aromatic fragrance, with a lingering and unmistakable trail.
Top notes: Bergamot, pink pepper, grapefruit
Heart notes: Cardamom, lavender, water arrangement
Base notes: Oakmoss, white musk, cashmere wood, white woods
16. “The Scent” by HUGO BOSS
Testimony of seduction of a man who understands what women want and who orchestrates with mastery his senses. The Scent is an unforgettable fragrance, irresistible and persistent: it opens with spicy notes of ginger, which gradually meet in an exotic heart of maninka and lavender.
Top notes: Ginger.
Heart notes: Fruits of maninka, lavender.
Base notes: Leather.
In my opinion, the best masculine perfume, which contains all the ingredients of elegance and virility of a man, while remaining discreet, is:
Grey of DOLCE and GABBANA
An enigmatic, sweet and elegant atmosphere created by a blend of vetiver and tobacco. The first sparkling notes of grapefruit and cardamom give way to lavender, which together with the woody and amber essences and tobacco form a unique and discreet magnetism. It is discreet and that is why it can be put as well to go to the office as on important occasions, except disco. This allows you to leave a good original smell without attracting too much attention. It can be used in any season.
Top notes: Grapefruit, coriander, basil and cardamom.
Heart notes: Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage.
Base notes: Vetiver, patchouli, labdanum and tobacco.
ERRORS TO AVOID
1. Avoid putting the perfume of others, because each skin reacts differently and releases more or less aromas. Experts advise to always try on a well hydrated skin.
2. Avoid setting on a perfume if the reaction with your skin is not ideal. It can be sprayed on a scarf or undergarment so that human heat can spread it.
3. However, avoid spraying the perfume directly onto clothing as they may stain. Keep at least a distance of 30 cm.
4. Avoid rubbing the skin once you have put the scent. This could change the natural side of the product.
5. Avoid getting too much perfume. The nose gets used to the point of no longer feeling it.
6. Avoid storing perfume near sources of heat and sunlight. Keep it in cool places, but not cold.
7. Avoid using a single scent for all occasions. An important and elegant occasion requires a different note from everyday office use.
8. Avoid turning a PLEASANT smell into UNPLEASANT simply by spraying too much. For those with a heavy finger, focus on the scented waters and the cool waters.