Fragrance - it's one of those things that can make or break your first impression. All girls appreciate a guy who smells good, but sometimes your version of 'good' and her version of 'good' don't necessarily align. I'm talking about those insanely powerful, overbearing, Axe-style, gym locker smelling colognes that fill every room you enter with unwanted manliness (I'm sorry if you're a girl reading this and like those smells, because I'm about to steer guys far, far away from them). This blog is all about the good stuff - the three different styles of cologne that are sophisticated, and unique enough to help you stand out from the crowd.
Now, there are a few different versions of good that I'm really into these days. The first - androgynous good. There is something really special and intoxicating about a man who is wearing a cologne that has a feminine side - it shows that he isn't ashamed, and is confident in his sexuality. My favourite androgynous scent is Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanilla, with a close second being Tom Ford's Black Orchid.
The second version of good is the super masculine, woodsy & musky mountain man good. I really like scents from Portland General Store - they do a great job of emulating that lumber-sexual vibe. Another I love, and sorry for the repetitive brand shout out, is Tom Ford's Oud Wood. Another couple to check out are Creed's Spice & Wood and Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt (all shown below).
The third and final version of good (in my humble opinion) is the classic, manly man, guy who drinks bourbon and scotch and wears three piece suits to invite-only parties, good. This scent isn't overbearing, its subtle, sexy, and can only really be smelled by the woman who gets too close.
Want a little reassurance before you commit to a fragrance? Feel free to leave a comment below and I will give you my opinion.
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