Words by Tyrus Townsend
Often times, colognes are overlooked as we rush out the door for work, flights at the airport, or last-minute dates out in the town. ‘Scent’ is not only an extension of a man’s wardrobe, it also plays a major role in giving the right impression to those immediately around us. Style ought to touch upon not only how you look and how you sound, but also how your aroma is presented – long story short, guys should never leave home without a quick spritz or dab on each wrist. With spring in tow, the flowers are in bloom and scents of the world are on full display, so we’re here to assist you with upgrading your “smell good” game.
Here’s the thing: clean scents were created for spring. Sometimes a tricky season, it can be challenging to prepare yourself; one day you could be wearing Timbs and parka while other days call for a polo and pair of joggers. The perfect warm weather fragrance, whether a dab or spray, provides a sensory soundtrack for your spring/summer to play out to.
You want to select a product that works with your skin’s pH, meshes well with your sense of style, but underline your masculinity. Gravitate towards floral, fruity, citrus notes like Neroli and lime to compliment your printed camp collar shirts and leave the heavier notes like vetiver and oud to for your flannel and wool oxford shirting options. If you’re looking for something complimentary to the season, it can a bit complicated as to where to even start. We’ve got the complete rundown of selects that’ll hold you up from now until leaves begin to fall.
Jo Malone ‘London Amber & Lavender Cologne’
Byredo ‘Bibliotheque Eau de Parfum’
Yves Saint Laurent ‘La Nuit De L’Homme’
Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Pura Eau de Cologne’
Malin & Goetz ‘Cannabis Eau de Parfum’
Dolce & Gabbana ‘Light Blue Italian Zest Pour Homme’
Versace for Men ‘Versace Eros Cologne’
Le Labo Fragrances ‘Neroli 36 Solid Perfume’
Carlos Campos ‘Orlando’
Diptyque ‘Don Son Solid Perfume’