Okay, first up, I’m not going to pretend to be a fragrance expert. There’s already a ton of guys that have entire web sites and YouTube channels dedicated to that. However, I do offer a slightly different perspective because my content is geared towards the older adult guy. I mean come on, we’re not dead yet, we’re just a little bit older.
With that said, I think there’s a lot of fragrance out there that most of us older guys can definitely pull off, but there’s also some that we probably shouldn’t even bother with. If you’re not currently wearing fragrance, or if you’ve been wearing the same one for the last 6-8 years, it might be time to take a look at something newer, or at least read through my list and watch my video because you might discover something new.
Okay, wearing a quality fragrance can benefit you in lots of different ways. It can make you memorable to new acquaintances in a positive way. It can send the non-verbal message that you’re confident and a leader. It can make you more approachable and also send the message that you’re masculine and sexy. Alright, let’s jump into my list. Now, keep in mind that these are in no particular order.
Mont Blanc Legend Spirit – This is a must have. I get more compliments when I wear this that anything else. The sparkling top notes of pink peppercorn, bitter grapefruit and transparent zesty bergamot are immediately unleashed. Its powerfully aromatic heart beats wildly, thanks to intense lavender, hypnotic cardamom and an invigorating aquatic accord. White woods – sandalwood, cedar and cashmere – sensually blend with oak moss, the unique signature scent of Montblanc Legend, creating enveloping and authentic base notes, softened with a cocktail of white musks. Legend Spirit is a fresh, woody, aromatic fragrance.
Acqua Di Giò Profumo – This one is for the guy that knows what he wants. It smells like power and like you’re the boss without being overbearing and still maintaining freshness. The fresh bergamot and marine accords are paired with the deep, captivating radiance of incense – an inspiring and seductive rich material, creating a profoundly sensual aromatic men’s fragrance that holds a special fascination for Giorgio Armani.
Dior Sauvage – The powerful freshness of Sauvage exudes new sensual and mysterious facets, amply renewing itself with the signature of an ingenious composition.
Calabrian bergamot, as juicy and spirited as ever, invites new spicy notes to add fullness and sensuality, as the woody ambery trail of Ambroxan® is wrapped in the smoky accents of Papua New Guinean vanilla absolute for greater masculinity.
Prada L’Homme – Amber and Iris mingle with red Ginger and Neroli. Fresh and green notes on a sandalwood background create an addictive and sensual tension.
The floral note is modified and prolonged to enhance the sensation of freshness. Cedar notes and powdered notes are tempered through the addition of Sandalwood.
BLEU DE CHANEL EDT – A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention; a provocative blend of citrus and woods that liberates the senses. Fresh, clean and profoundly sensual. Invigorating zest of Grapefruit and the power of an aromatic accord with the woody whisper of Dry Cedar. New Caledonian Sandalwood lends it a warm and sensual trail. A meeting of strength and elegance.
Versace Eros – Sometimes this one gets grouped into a younger man’s category, but I, and many others still think it’s for just about any guy. I’ve heard it called a ‘clubbing’ fragrance, and I’m not quite sure about that, but this is definitely a fragrance for evenings out at the bar. Eros is the fragrance that interprets the sublime masculinity through a luminous aura with an intense, vibrant and glowing freshness obtained from the combination of mint leaves, Italian lemon zest and green apple. An addictive sensuality delivered by Oriental, intriguing and enveloping notes like Tonka Beans, Amber, Geranium Flower and Vanilla. A racy virility symbolized by woods such as Cedarwood from Atlas and Virginia, Vetyver and Oak Moss, providing intensity and power.
Bvlgari Agva EDT – Deep sea. Aromatic aquatic woody. Top notes: Mandrin, Petit grain. Heart notes: Santoline & Posidonia Base Notes: Clary Sage & Mineral Amber.
John Varvatos Artisan Acqua – Artisan Acqua Fragrance combines an invigorating citrus blend with accents of spices and herbs for a unique woody aroma, embodying the confidence, creativity and passion of the JV customer. The experience of aromas includes a layer of citrus with a fresh, zesty herbal undertone, spicy accents and a rich woody base.
Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men – Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men is an elegant, sensual fragrance that is decidedly modern but also a unique, timeless classic. It is the natural, masculine version of Dolce & Gabbana The One. An Oriental Spicy fragrance which is developed from the harmony of Tobacco notes and refined spices. TopNotes: The vibrant elegance of the top notes comes from the mouthwatering combination of Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil. Heart Notes: Spicy and warm notes of Cardamom and Ginger drive the strong sensual signature of Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men. Base Notes: The perfume over time yields to the authentic masculinity of the deep dry down of Tobacco and Ambery notes along with Cedarwood.
Versace Dylan Blue – A highly distinctive fougère fragrance. The expression of a man’s strength and charisma conveyed in modern fresh and sensual Mediterranean freshness. Dylan Blue is the new fragrance that captivates the sensual scents of the Mediterranean. Woody notes of ambrox evoke tradition, while exquisite citrus- bargamot and grapefruit, give off modernity. Aquatic hints add invigorating freshness.Enveloping notes of black pepper, papyrus wood and incense bestow masculinity, forming the fragrance’s pulsating heart. The base is accentuated in a combination of seductive mineral musk, tonka beans, and saffron, recalling a man’s individuality.
Creed Aventus – Fruity & rich. Top notes: Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, apple, pineapple. Middle notes: Pink berries, birch, patchouli, jasmine. Base notes: Musk, oakmoss, ambergris, vanilla.
Fan Di Fendi – Here’s a bonus for you. I wore this one for about 5 years straight. It’s good for every day and it’s super affordable. This scent is masculine and smells bold with non-traditional combinations that stand out from the crowd. With notes of citrus, wood, pink pepper, cardamom, basil and leather, this cologne is fresh and spicy and works well as an everyday fragrance.
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