If you’re on sites like Manhunt, Grindr, or Scruff a common requirement guys have and stress on their profiles is “no cologne” or “into natural man-scents.” Although that’s hot in the bedroom; there may be times when you don’t want to be so au-natural.
A scent of a man is sexual and erotic but I also love a man who walks by and immediately turns me on because he smells so damn good because of the fragrance he is wearing. It’s no wonder I love checking out fragrances new and old. The character of a man is often judged by the clothes he wears, his shoes, his style, or swagger, but how he smells is such a turn on. When guys wear that one cologne where all you want to do is bury your face in their chest and sniff because they smell that damn good, it’s like an aphrodisiac.
Taken from an earlier piece of mine, “How to Choose a Signature Scent” “…men’s fragrances have long been regarded as style accessories which serve to compliment men’s apparel, special moments, and/or important occasions. A man’s fragrance is a simple and distinctive way for a man to differentiate himself and compliment his personal style.”
Every man should have a small collection of scents. However, if you’re into the natural scent of the male anatomy and don’t consider yourself a cologne guy, using essential oils may give you a more distinct scent. The oils mix with your skin’s natural oils, so no two guys will smell alike and there may be a more natural smell. What’s more, “because they’re not re-created in a factory, no two batches are exactly the same; this makes an oil seem more personalized,” says celebrity stylist Kristan Serafino. (Men’s Journal)
If you’re up for smelling good on occasion, here are a few of my favorites:
Tom Ford Noir: An oriental and sensual fragrance. Top Notes: violet flower, bergamot, Tuscan iris, black pepper oil, benzoin resin, opoponax.
La Nuit De L’Homme: A tension between the freshness of citrus, marked by lemon and bergamot, the intensity of spices and the powerful warmth of woody notes
Armani Code: Fresh citrus top note combines with base notes of tobacco, fine leather and rare guaiac wood for a subtle, understated and very masculine scent.
Old School Bench (MiN New York): A nostalgic blend of bergamot, angelica root, wood, wax, rum, chocolate, cedar wood, vanilla, patchouli and vetiver roots
John Varvatos Dark Rebel: A splendid mix of woody scents, Jamaican rum, black leather and comforting vanilla.
Clive Christian ‘No 1’ (Most Expensive Fragrance in the World): Sophisticate scent and created from the rarest, finest ingredients. Top notes of bergamot, lime, Sicilian mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg, and thyme.