Did you know that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any other of our senses? Unlike other senses like touch and taste, which must travel through the body via neurons and the spinal cord before reaching the brain, the olfactory response is immediate, extending directly to the brain and exposing our central nervous system to the environment.
We will not bore you further with the scientific facts. The point is that fragrance has a powerful effect on how people see and remember us. A single fragrance has the power to foster deep emotional connections and conjures memories more efficiently than any of our other senses. A spritz or dab of a masculine fragrance immediately adds class and character to your ensemble and leaves a lasting impression. Clean, woodsy, musky – your scent is your secret weapon.
To help you bring your A-game, here’re our picks of the sexiest smelling and most irresistible colognes for men, from citrusy and fresh to woodsy, that will take you from dud to stud.
A aromatic cologne comprises zesty Italian lemon, lively fresh mint, and fruity apple scent that settle into the skin with a smooth vanilla base, this is a fragrance for men who prefer a scent that is more refreshing than musky. A clean and fresh smell that can liven up any hot and humid days of summer, its sweet-yet-masculine notes of cedar wood, moss, and vetiver will make you the centre of attention of the room.
A new addition to the suite of Montblanc’s Legend fragrances, Montblanc Legend Night is a woody fragrance that evokes an impression of mysterious sensuality and minimalist elegance. The scent itself is full of contrasts, possesses aromatic base notes with dense and vibrant woods with a duo of Vetiver and Patchouli Wood, counterbalanced by the enveloping depth of Musk and velvety black Vanilla.
From THB 2,350 (30ml), www.montblanc.com
Much like the classic Italian Colonia, Pura is all about the tension of fruits, flowers and herbs. With an opening of intense fresh notes of sunny bergamot, juicy orange and delicate petitgrain, this fragrance is perfect for warmer months. In the base, it embraces the refined duo of woody notes – cedar wood and patchouli. Hints of white musk notes complete the setup of this modern and icy interpretation of the iconic scent.
From THB 3,698 (1.7oz), www.acquadiparma.com
Extremely masculine and seductive, this classic fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent is formulated with bold, spicy cardamom notes, which merge perfectly with the sparkling freshness of bergamot, cedar, and lavender. The lingering scent has powdery, woody undertones that deepen this cologne’s sophistication and further seduce the senses. This is a crowd-pleaser that will earn you the most compliments.
THB 3,350 (100ml), www.yslbeautyth.com
Dominated by the salty marine notes and fresh bergamot, Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Giò Profumo is a profoundly sensual fragrance that gives a wholly summery aroma. A marriage of intense frankincense and seductive patchouli, it’s a long-lasting blend of natural elements that will attract admirers going in for a closer smell.
THB 3,780 (75ml), www.central.co.th/en/giorgio-armani