GROOM 101: MAKING SCENTS
Scents and sensibility go hand in hand so making a good olfactory first impression should never be underestimated. Check out my top ten scents to take you from desk to dance floor and beyond this Autumn:
2 Valentino ‘Uomo’ Fragrance €86
Soft, smokey, and woody but with a hint of sophistication makes Uomo the perfect cologne for Mad Men fans. Not looking out of place amongst the decanters of your drinks cabinet the glamourous bottle could easily double as a weapon of choice in some decadent murder mystery.
6 Creed ‘Aventus’ Fragrance €240
Royal Creed occupies the upper echelons of scent hierarchy- a luxury perfume house with a long history- it is unsurpassed in popularity amongst the the scent experts amongst us. Aventus is easily the most popular Royal Creed Scent. A worthy investment for the more thrifty amongst us.
7 Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue Versace for men €47.50 – €84.50
This scent shares its namesake with me (well, phonetically at least!) And like me it doesn’t disappoint! A new edition from Versace this year has at it’s heart, violet leaf and organic pachouli which both smell delicious. This happens to be my favourite new scent this year so it gets top marks from me.
8 Burberry ‘Mr. Burberry’ Eau de Toilette €104
The bow on this bottle is giving me life. Sorry I’m a sucker for a nice package 😉 As for the scent itself its pretty much standard fair but perfect for the office. Not too over powering with classic notes of vetiver and cedarwood – a somewhat conservative number ideal for the board room.
9 Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette €76
Go for gold and invest in this bullion of butch. Fruity, zesty, spicy yet musky and with notes of cinnamon bark- the scent to appeal to all senses. You really are getting 1 million notes with this aftershave perfect to compliment a million dollar lifestyle. A boy can dream!
10 Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille €188.00
With masculine notes of ginger, tobacco leaves, vanilla, anise, coriander and more this scent appeals to those who like a formidable assertive fragrance. Perfect for colder Winter months it will appeal to those who prefer a classic aftershave. Warning: this scent may inspire you to don a smoking jacket, smoke some expensive cuban cigars and sleep with your secretary.