Ever wonder how some people actually smell like sex, before you take their clothes off? Undoubtedly, the hibernating period of the fall and winter months provide that we maintain company in somewhat closer quarters than in the summer.
All that huddling up will make the scent your body exudes more closely noted, and even more prominently remembered. The fragrance you choose says a lot about what kind of man you are, or at the very least, what kind of mood you're in.
Thus, we have the top 10 colognes for when you're in the kind of mood to loosen your tie and unzip a few things, which are simply irresistible. Consider these chick magnets!
Bleu de Chanel is one of the leading scents with the ladies, primarily due to its subtle, yet definite sensuality. This vibrant fragrance tempts the calm mystery of an adventurous spirit.
Its provocative, fresh notes are bound to put you in the front seat for a smooth ride, most likely attracting the kind of girl who is in for a little bit of anything.
Standout Notes: Pink Peppercorn, Citrus, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Incense, Patchouli, Ginger, Sandalwood...all things women love, hence its reign in the market.
In one word, HOT. This fragrance's exotic, spicy, warm bravado comes through like an inescapable hit. Classic. The perfect aroma for the sophisticated, ferocious, elusive man.
Standout Notes: Italian Bergamot, Smoky Leather, Wood, Violet, Pepper, Vetiver
An all-time favorite among connoisseurs of fragrance, men and women alike. This scent defines the term “less is more.” It teases, eroticizes and tantalizes the intrigue of any passerby. It is absolutely unavoidable.
Ever want to make someone linger longer? You don't need a lot of this little dark secret to make anyone want to. And it will last -- all night long.
Standout Notes: French Jasmine, Black Truffle, Black Currant, Citrus, Woody Notes -- Patchouli and Sandalwood, Dark Chocolate
4. Dior Homme
We'll let this one speak for itself.
Standout Notes: Guatemalan Cardamon, Tuscan Iris, Haitian Vetiver...in other words, masculine, delicate and essential. This is the perfect addition to an “effortless" look.
If you don't know about this line, go to your nearest Saks or Bergdorf and take a moment to absorb their intoxicating royalty. It is unmistakably the king's line of fragrance. The House of Creed has been designing scents since the late 1700s.
Known as one of the most exclusive purveyors of luxurious, unique mixology, Creed has racked up a roster of happy clientage from King George III to Jay Z, many of which requested blends made solely for them. Our top choices were hard to narrow down, but Aventus and Green Irish Tweed take the all-time win.
For a masculine, fresh, provocative scent, go with the god-like Aventus. It is known for its “chameleon spirit” adjusting to you and your natural odor, while emitting the romantic and powerful victory of war, which inspired its design.
And like war, it is not for the faint of heart. This unmistakable design is by far the most alluring and captivating of its kind, made for the conquerors of the world. Women wanting to gnaw your face off is expected.
Standout Notes: Refined Black Currant, Italian Bergamot, French Apples, Pineapple, Dry Birch, Moroccan Jasmine, Musk
Also by Creed, Green Irish Tweed is known as the exemplary “gentleman's mist,” exuding the crispness of a cool, grassy field, worn by the likes of Robert Redford, Cary Grant, George Clooney and Pierce Brosnon, to name a few. A masterpiece in its own right, GIT is rich, spicy, sporty, original and unforgettable.
Standout Notes: French Verbena, Florentine Iris, Violet Leaves, Sandalwood
This award-winning, alchemic scent boasts of wood, fire, air and water all at the same time. It radiates, balancing the brightness of soft citrus and earth.
The deep hints of pepper and cedar bring together the array of ingredients, making it the perfect complement to the man with a sense of foundation, confidence and elementary strength. This complex aroma is sure to turn a few heads, reminding anyone within its reach where they came from and where they may want to roam.
Standout Notes: Earth, Mineral, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Pepper
8. A Taste Of Heaven From Kilian
If any one heir to a long line of French cognac makers could design one of the sexiest lines of perfumery, it had to be Kilian Hennessy. His undeniable quest to restore art and transcendence to the world of perfumery is certain to leave an impression on its users and those who love them.
Inspired by the treasurable format of glass bottles with detailed engravings used in ancient times, Kilian's collection of eco-friendly glass bottles are hand engraved, lined with Achilles' shield on either side -- a subtle hint that anyone who smells its basic elements will inevitably need a form of protection.
These intoxicating scents all have a story. The idea behind A Taste of Heaven was the thirst for escape provided by Absinthe during the Depression Era: poetic, indulgent and liberating. This will melt even the coldest heart.
Standout Notes: Moroccan Orange Blossom, Turkish Rose, Patchouli Oak Moss, Luscious Amber, French Lavender, Bourbon Vanilla
Perfect for the fall: warm, inviting, subtle tobacco reminiscent, with all the delicious baking spices that make us want to stay in a little more often -- on various levels. This fragrance will stay close to you as you make your way through any room and give off just the right amount of initiative.
It is sharp, to the point and exhilarant. Whether you have a date or want one, this one will be your most selfless wingman.
Standout Notes: Amber, Ginger, Tobacco, Coriander, Orange Blossom, Cardamom
10. YSL L'Homme
Remember that song “Whatta Man” by Salt N Pepa? Imagine it playing in the background when you walk anywhere wearing this cologne. Good luck fending them off. This one is seductive and magnetic in the most pure and stimulating way.
L'Homme combines freshness, intrigue, confidence and sex appeal into one timeless, choreographed mix of wood, floral and manly musk. This is a guarantee. Be warned.
Standout Notes: Ginger, White Pepper, Tonka Bean, Bergamot, Citrus Peel, Basil, Violet, Tahitian Vetiver
Ah, Ermenegildo Zegna's UOMO. The Italian luxury house's latest cologne was developed by renowned perfumer Alberto Morilla and is sure to do the trick! Containing two main ingredients such as the noble citrus Zegna Bergamot and the unique floral note Violettyne Captive, Zegna's latest mens fragrance "is for the aspirational man who lives with passion and steps up towards his destiny." That sounds about right to us!
Standout Notes: Violettyne Captive, Citrus Zegna Bergamot
Vanessa Velasquez | Steelos.
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