A mans cologne says so much about him and who he is. It’s the one thing that a woman will remember about you no matter where or when she smells it. What most don’t know is that every man has a personal smell.
When you hit the hotspots of the body (the neck, behind the ears, and the wrist) the natural heat of the body fuses with it to create your personal persona. Certain colognes bring a different type of mood to certain situations so be aware of what you choose. The time of the year plays a big part on what type of sent your cologne gives off.
Now just as a reminder, although most people love one steady fragrance, its best to have multiples. This gives us men the ability to set the tone based on the 5 W’s that we learned in second grade; who, what, when, where, why, and how.
I decided to take some time out of my day and find out what really set certain colognes apart from each other. During a trip to Macy’s, a wonderful sales rep helped me do some testing of there top sellers. I tried everything from Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme to Givenchy Play by Givenchy. At the top of my list was Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male, but at that very moment I then realized that I wanted to find out what you, The Smuggers, loved most.
I compiled a wonderful list of what I thought would be some hard hitters in the cologne world. Here are the results for what you thought was number one:
- Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani won the review with 25% of your votes. It’s a resolutely masculine fragrance born from the sea, the sun, the earth, and the breeze of a Mediterranean island. Transparent, aromatic, and woody in nature Aqua Di Gio Pour Homme is a contemporary expression of masculinity, in an aura of marine notes, fruits, herbs, and woods.
- Unforgivable by Sean John finished second with 20% of The Smugger’s votes. Sexy and dominant, a fragrance for a man who lives on the edge and explores his passions with fervor and zeal! Hints of Sicilian lemon, champagne, Tuscan basil and rum combine to stimulate the senses.
- Touch for Men by Burberry totaled 14% of your votes. This quietly sturdy fragrance features a tender violet and tart mandarin blend, with hints of invigorating white pepper, soft Virginia wood and smooth oak moss.
- L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake gathered 10% of votes. Discover water’s force with L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme. Spicy, fresh and woody, this masculine fragrance evokes strength and vitality through a stream of invigorating sensations.
- Blue Jeans cologne by Versace finished with 10% of votes. Blue Jeans is classified as a sharp, oriental, woody fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of woodsy, citrus notes. It is recommended for daytime wear.
- Hugo by Hugo Boss had 8% of votes. Hugo is classified as a sharp, oriental, woody fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of clean and fresh with woodsy low notes. Boss is a distinctly masculine fragrance that combines citrus and tangy apple with woody tones of sandalwood.
- Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren tallied 7% of your votes. Elegant and easygoing, this eau de toilette boasts a blend of cavaillon melon, cucumber, geranium, basil and mandarin orange. Low notes of light woods, musk and suede balance fruit and herbal scents to create an inviting fragrance great for daily wear.
- Curve by Liz Claiborne ended the list with 5% of votes. Curve is classified as refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of fresh greens, warm wind, pepper, finishing with mahogany and water. It is recommended for daytime wear.