Picking a cologne can be very difficult and can take a long time. When buying a new fragrance every man should keep two thoughts in mind, one: how do I like this smell, and two: how will my girlfriend like this smell on me? Some women like strong scents, some like fresh scents, and some like sweet. If you’re going cologne browsing by yourself and don’t know where to start, use these fragrances to help navagate your way around the cologne counter; especially if you’re looking for something new for Valentines Day.
Drakkar Noir is a cologne that has been around for a long time. This is a classic fragrance, one that you might have seen on your dads dresser when you were growing up. It is very warm; reminds me of cigars. It Smells like Egyptian musk with hints of licorice and spice. Just be sure to apply this one sparingly because it has a very strong scent.
Aramis Is also one of the classics too, it’s been around since the 70’s and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This one is sweet, but very strong, manly, and robust. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of strong colognes, but I love to hug guys who wear this fragrance. The smell of it makes me feel relaxed and safe; the way a girl should feel when she’s in a man’s arms. This one smells like leather with hints of floral and vanilla.
Nautica Voyage is one of my favorite cool scents for men. It starts off smelling like the ocean and sea-breeze but as it develops, you start to smell different spices lingering underneath the cool ocean scents. This one is great for guys who are really into water sports because the smell of it really captures a part of the ocean.
Calvin Klein’s Eternity: Agua is also a great fragrance for men. This one differs from Nautica Voyage in that the oceanic-cool smell lasts longer and the scent is less spicy and has a truer ocean-breeze quality. Both of these are really sporty and great for guys who like colognes that reflect what things they like to do in real life.
Prada Amber is a beautiful smell. It starts off very sweet, smelling like vanilla and cedar wood, then as the fragrance develops. It turns into a very warm, fresh-out-the-shower-soapy smell. This one is great for the guy who’s girlfriend likes sweet scents on him, but want’s something more than your average vanilla/chocolate axe spray. This one reminds me of leather, vanilla and soap; sounds like a weird combination, but it all smells so sexy together.
Angel Men. You may have seen a fragrance called, “Angel” on your girlfriends dresser top at some point, but don’t worry because the Angel fragrance for men comes in a completely different bottle (so you guys won’t be matching). This cologne is as sweet as it gets when it comes to men’s cologne. It smells like vanilla and caramel If you are looking for a fragrance that will make your girlfriend want to “eat” you, this is the one.
- Top 10 fragrances for him and her (johnlewis.com)