The Ideal Colognes For The Bachelor, CEO, Outdoorsman and Creative
Nothing reveals a man’s personal style quite like the fragrance he wears. Our sense of smell is extremely primal, meaning certain scents ellicit specific thought,memories,and reactions almost automatically.
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In a nutshell, just like a handshake,or a signiture, scent is an extention of a man’s personality. So next time you spritz the first scent you see, consider the message you’re trying to convey?
For The Bachelor
You’ll make an intriguing first impression: blended for the man who lives by his first instinct, this modern sensual fougere oriental boasts can be addictive and irresistible. “I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh elements of fougere with oriental warmth,” says Phillippe Romano, First Instinct Perfumer. “All the notes together create a scent with global appeal.”
Perfect for the bachelor: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct (R900, Clicks)
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For The CEO
For the sharp-dressing, no-nonsense go-getter. Its woody oriental trail is the reflection of a serial seducer, more irresistible than ever. The subtle trio of orange sanguine, tabacco, and tonka beans implies a fresh direction. Smell like a boss and even your worst ideas will seem innovative.
Perfect for the CEO: Paco Rabanne 1 Million Prive EDT (R1 285, Woolworth’s)
For The Outdoorsman
For the man who values reliability, earthiness and solidity. Oriental, floral and woody is what you’ll find in this bottle. Sage and violet are blended with a blast of iris concrete, combined with the oriental signature of the original La Nuit De L’Homme; vanilla, patchouli and tonka bean. Perfect for a night out on the town.
Perfect for the outdoorsman: YSL La Nuit De L’Homme L’Intense EDP (R1 650, Woolworth’s)
For The Creative
Original and creative, this fresh, fruity composition opens with exotic kiwi, grapefruit and coriander. The heart is made of nutmeg and pineapple, which is met with a base of vetiver and cypress. Perfect for your next pool party.
Perfect for the creative: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issy Pour Homme Summer EDT (R599, takealot.com)
*Prices correct at time of publishing