How you smell matters. The right scent can bring your look to the next level, while the wrong one can make others actively turn away from you (and surely we don’t need to remind you how much of a dealbreaker B.O. can be).
But what’s right and what’s wrong is not as easy as knowing what’s black and white—sometimes, what smells nice won’t necessarily suit the image you’re going for. If you’re a strapping young man at the peak of your poginess, you don’t want to smell like a tito, right?
Sure, coming off as a refined, older gentleman is certainly something every guy should aspire to later in life, you don’t need to smell like one right now—not while you’re still young and wild and free. Instead, you should keep things fresh with perfumes that go well with your active—or very chill—lifestyle. Consider these six finds for your next signature scent:
1) Shower Fresh for Men by Clean
We may not be sure if cleanliness really is next to godliness, but we are sure that women appreciate a man who knows how to practice proper hygiene and grooming. And Shower Fresh, which has a hint of soapiness alongside citrus and floral notes, will definitely give the illusion that you just stepped out of a good, long shower. Trust us, this is a good thing: one of the best ways to convince people you smell nice is to simply smell clean.
2) Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch
While some dude’s abs might not be something you want to see on your dresser (unless you’re looking at your own, of course), Fierce definitely deserves a spot there, regardless. True to its name, you’ll get a strong blast of this woodsy and musky aroma when first opening the bottle. But it does eventually settle close to the skin. You might even find the ladies trying to lean in for a better whiff of this subtly sexy scent.
3) La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
A masculine scent that gives off just enough spice to be intriguing, La Nuit is a good all-around perfume that you’ll be able to wear not only to everyday occasions, but to classier and more formal settings as well.
4) Eros by Versace
If you’re getting ready for a night out, spritz on this bold beauty. A sharp mix of lemon, mint, and vanilla, this is a refreshing scent that calls attention and turns heads. Just remember to go light on application—Eros is something of a beast when it comes to performance. That is, it can last up to ten hours and stay potent all throughout. Better be discreet when spraying this on.
5) Spicebomb by Viktor&Rolf
Try not to be intimidated by the name of this perfume. While it’s certainly a spicy mix, it won’t overwhelm your senses (or irritate your nose with neverending sneezes) as long as you practice moderation. In fact, Spicebomb settles nicely into a warm and sweet combo that will flatter anyone wearing it. Its enticing heat will have women both love it on you and love it on them.
6) Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
There’s really no beating a classic. Acqua Di Gio is perhaps one of the most beloved scents of all time, and it’s no wonder why. A light, zesty blend that evokes thoughts of the sea, it lingers well no matter when or where you wear it. And while its popularity means even titos use it, there’s no denying that it’s just plain flattering and a resounding hit among the ladies.