We all know that most women agree that there is nothing better than a good-smelling man. Even up to this day, there are still a lot of men that are clueless when looking for the best scents that suit them. Are you planning to seduce someone this New Year’s Eve? Here are six of the finest perfumes we at The Timeless Gentleman are currently wearing and will be wearing all year round to impress.
Vert Fougère by Floris London
This fragrance from Floris is erratic, clingy, and pungent. Vert Fougère delivers an explosion of green, foresty scents with a bittersweet blend of grapefruit and bergamot notes on a base of cashmere, smoke accord and amber. You will also find earthy patchouli, cedarwood and the zing of ginger. It might take a couple of sniffs to get used to, but there is something satisfyingly relaxing and easy to this perfume.
Master Perfumer, Nicola Pozzani, says, “Revolutionary is in its composition, fougère to me is a marriage made of opposites: crisp, smart freshness versus sensuous, indulgent warmth. It’s sparkle and mystery, light and shade, it’s citrus herbal notes mingling with the woody oriental. Our new fougère had to be simple yet vigorous.”
Oud Wood by Tom Ford
First of all, this is not the typical oud perfume. This scent has something that can’t be explained. It leaves a mark on you, on people you meet, your friends, family, girlfriend or boyfriend. Having this perfume has that vibe that allows you to wear it anywhere, even at the office, yet it has a signature that makes people ask what is that fragrance that filled the room in a few minutes.
Oud Wood has a strong and musky fragrant. It opens with notes of exotic Rose Wood and Chinese Pepper and warms to a smoky blend of Sandalwood and Vetiver. It is warm, enigmatic, deep, intriguing, spicy, yet fresh and flowery, but still very masculine.
The most important part of this scent is that you, your partner or the people you meet might get addicted to it.
Aqua Universalis by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
This original scent from Maison Francis Kurkdjian is crisp and light but also powerful. It exudes spontaneity, novelty, and passion. A heart-over-head kind of fragrance.
You will smell the zest of Sicilian lemon and Calabrian bergamot, sweet floral notes come from orange blossom and lily bouquet. To round it all off, it has a bit of attitude and sensual masculinity that is evoked by the base notes of musk and aromatic wood.
Aqua Universalis is incredibly alluring without being overbearing. A perfume that can be worn from dusk ’till dawn.
Slow Dance by BYREDO
This fragrance is by the Swedish niche line Byredo. Slow Dance has notes including sweet myrrh, geranium, labdanum, violet, patchouli and vanilla that will cling to your skin and clothing for hours.
This perfume is designed for both daytime and evening use. Is has a tender scent that will make one feel courageous. If you are feeling bold and romantic, this is the perfect fragrance for that magical moment.
Thé Noir 29 by Le Labo
This black tea inspired Eau de Parfum features notes of rose, amber and black pepper. It is slightly fruity and floral with a punch of spices and wood that creates an irresistible scent.
Thé Noir 29 is intoxicatingly sexy. Be warned, some claim it has an aphrodisiac effect.
Vetyverio by Diptyque
An intricate fragrance, Diptyque Vetyverio is perfect for the mysterious ones. The ones who like to keep their cards close to their chest.
At times, it smells smoky. At other times, more floral. This cologne opens up with a burst of Italian mandarin orange, followed by more citrusy Sicilian lemon and Florida grapefruit, plus bergamot. Then comes the ylang-ylang, rose, and geranium, from Madagascar, Turkey, and Egypt. A potent combination of scents that will take you around the world.
A scent that will turn heads.
Fragrance Buyers Guide
Eau de Parfum vs. Eau de Toilette
The difference between Eau de Parfum formulas and Eau de toilette is clear and simple. It all comes down to fragrance concentration. Eau de Toilette concentration is between 5% and 15%, while Eau de Parfum is between 15% and 20%.
Do Eau de Parfums last longer than Eau de Toilettes?
Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of fragrance, which means it is more longer-lasting than Eau de Toilette.
How to apply perfume: 5 tips to make scents last
1. Don’t rub perfume into your skin.
Rubbing perfume into your skin causes the top notes to fade and evaporate before they can settle. The notes that made you fall for the scent to begin with never truly translate onto your skin. You want your perfume to slowly mix with your skin’s natural oils — this is what makes your scent last and smell slightly unique to you. Also, rubbing perfume onto your skin causes friction, which can heat up and change the scent. Focus on the spots your fragrance loves most — your pulse points.
2. Spray it onto your pulse points.
Pulse points are located on the inside of your wrists, inner elbows, below your belly button, and behind your ear lobes and knees, are where your veins sit closest to your skin, so you can feel your pulse. These warm spots on your body emit extra body heat, which helps to naturally diffuse a scent. To apply perfume to your pulse points, spritz or dab it on a few or all of them, and your fragrance will linger all day.
3. Where you store your perfume matters.
Storing your fragrance in your bathroom where steam from daily showers can interact with them is a no-no. Water, humidity, and drastically changing temps can change a perfume’s composition and cut short the shelf life of your favorite bottle. Additionally, any form of light, especially sunlight, can break down a perfume’s makeup. Keep your perfume in a cool, dark, dry place. Before you bury your bottles in your closet, try inside a bedroom dresser or vanity drawer.
4. Spritz, then walk into your perfume.
The key to keeping your perfume pleasant and not overpowering is to diffuse it all over, and not concentrate it in one area. You want your fragrance to compliment you and enhance your natural scent. Instead of spraying perfume all over, dab it onto your pulse points and then do what we call a spritz and step. Spray your perfume in front of you, then walk right into it and back out. This will leave a light layer on your clothes, and make sure you’re covered without overdoing it.
5. Feel free to spray your clothes.
Speaking of clothes, applying a little perfume to your clothing is a great way to keep your scent going all day long. Fragrance interacts with fabrics differently than the skin, so it’ll probably smell lighter or slightly different. Try spritzing some perfume in the air and waving your clothes around in it, or spritzing a bit on the inner lining of your coat or blazer. The result is a light wafting of your favourite perfume that will travel with you, wherever you go.
FAQ – Men’s Perfume
The difference between Eau de Parfum formulas and Eau de toilette is the fragrance concentration. Eau de Toilette concentration is between 5% and 15%, while Eau de Parfum is between 15% and 20%.
Yes. Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of fragrance, which means it is more longer-lasting than Eau de Toilette.
Pulse points are located on the inside of your wrists, inner elbows, below your belly button, and behind your ear lobes and knees, are where your veins sit closest to your skin, so you can feel your pulse.
The sexiest prefumes for men are Vert Fougère by Floris London, Oud Wood by Tom Ford, Aqua Universalis by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Slow Dance by BYREDO, Thé Noir 29 by Le Labo and Vetyverio by Diptyque.