Because I once had the unusual job of “wig namer” , (giving an appropriate name to each packaged wig style) I felt I would be the perfect person to suggest modern, clean smelling colognes for men. Also, I can say I have purchased all of these scents for my husband. As a bonus, I’ve also included some fragrance notes fun facts. All of the following colognes range in price from $50.00-80.00. Available through fine department stores. Tip: Not Ross! Those are stale so beware!
1. Burberry The Beat
is an addictive, forest like fragrance with frenetic energy that offers a man a certain kind of confidence. Black pepper and lavender create an initial burst of fresh air and a then.. a sudden pop of new leather and aged Kentucky whiskey. It is the scent of a modern man that suggests rhythm, style, and intelligence. Your man will also love the polished gun-metal bottle packaging with Burberry’s traditional check pattern.
Leatherwood, Black Pepper, Violet, Bourbon
Dynamic. Modern. Confident
*The note black pepper increases circulation to the skin, heals bruising, and smells surprisingly similar to clove oil.
2. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme (Gio)
is a masculine scent reminiscence of a breeze that blows off a Mediterranean island. (Close your eyes and imagine, then you’ll know) It is nearly invisible, yet it is an aromatic and woodsy fragrance that isn’t overpowering. I can tell you that all women love Aqua Di Gio Pour Homme because it is just this: a splash of freshness with the misty aura of fruits, herbs, and woods.
Mandarin, Bergamot, Persimmon, Rosemary, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Cistus.
Transparent, modern, Clean and manly.
*The note bergamot is warm and spicy, and fights oily skin
3. Fresh Cannabis Santal
One of my favorite brands of fragrance in both men and women, this unique scent is a surprising blend of dark plum mingled with patchouli, magnolia, chocolate, and vanilla musk. It’s a memorable scent that leaves a lasting first impression on any woman he introduces to it.
Wild Strawberries, Kumquat, Dark Plum, Patchouli, Magnolia, Rose, Chocolate, Vetiver, Vanilla Musk.
Memorable. Exciting, Honest
*The note vetiver has the aroma of wet grass, and is often used to relieve anger
4. Chrome from Azzaro Paris
Inspired by, and made for men of all ages, Chrome is contemporary enough for the modern man, yet sophisticated and timeless enough to be worn by even the most refined aristocrat. Created by world-renowned couturier Loris Azzaro, Chrome’s fresh citrus notes are an honest sentiment of the gentleness that lies in every man’s heart for the woman he loves.
Notes:Bergamot, Neroli, Ginger, Ivy, , Cardamom, Mate and Rosewood
*The note neroli has a haunting fragrance, and is often used to calm heart palpitations!
5. Lacoste Essential
Boasting the latest time-release technology, this one of a kind scent emits a slow, consistent release of fresh, lively tangerine and earthy tomato leaves. This unique burst will last through a man’s daily activities, keeping him appealing and aromatic. All will enjoy the spontaneous “remix” of fragrance if you will, because as a man’s body heat rises, the scent re-releases.
*(We’re NOT talking B.O. here, body heat on the right man will smell sort of like a smoldering campfire on a crisp winter night)
Notes:Tangerine, Bergamot, Tomato Leaves, Cassia, Patchouli, Wood Accord
Style:Uncompromising, Bold, Suggestive, Kind
*Cassia is very strong Chinese cinnamon, and used to break fevers.