‘Good manners and good cologne is what transforms a man into a Gentleman’ – TOM FORD
During summer, the fragrances do get sweeter, the sweetness gets amplified and head achy. Instead fresh woody scents are what we would look for in our perfume. While buying a perfume of a good brand, good quality, it is always not going to be affordable, so you want to make sure you are making a purchase which is something you won’t regret.
Its, hot, and you sweat, so having the right cologne is your chance to beat the odds and make great impressions.
We need to be aware of few important terms though,
Top, Middle and Base Notes:
Top notes provide the first scent impression of a fragrance once it has been applied to the skin. They are usually lighter, more volatile aromas that evaporate readily. Their scent usually lingers for between 5 and 30 minutes.
Heart Notes/Middle Note-
Middle notes make up the body of the blend. They may be evident from the start, but will usually take 10-30 minutes to fully grow on the skin. They are the notes that classify the fragrance family (floral, oriental, chypre, etc).
Base notes are those with the greatest molecular weight. They last the longest and slow down the evaporation rates of the lighter notes, giving the fragrance holding power. Common base notes include oak moss, patchouli, woods, musk and vanilla.
6 BEST SUMMER PERFUMES:
Top notes- Bergamot
Middle notes- Ambroxan, Geranium, Pepper
Base notes- Lavender, Vetiver, Patchouli
Dior Sauvage has a versatile mysterious scent. The citrusy opening is really pleasing and quite masculine, the pepper gives it some depth and 20-30 minutes later as it dries down, it is lavender and bergamot smoothing things out. Great Longevity, works good for 6-8 hours. Dior Sauvage is undoubtedly the best cologne for all occasions, day or night.
D&G Light Blue Pour Homme Eau Intense-
Top notes- Mandarin, Grapefruit
Heart notes – Juniper
Base notes- Amber wood, Musk
Light Blue pour homme Eau Intense is an amazing balance of sensuality and freshness for this summer. It is the epitome of joy of life and seduction, capturing the energy of the beautiful and sunny Mediterranean sea. This eau de parfum opens with grapefruit, in the heart aromatic juniper and base notes settle as a vibrant masculine blend of amberwood with musk that establishes innate sexiness.
Light blue pour homme lasts for a good 8-9 hours and is perfect for office, summer brunch or a day out.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo-
Top Notes- Bergamot, aquatic
Middle Notes- Geranium, sage, rosemary
Base Notes- Patchouli, incenseGiorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo is a crowd pleasing scent.Probably one of the best fresh citrusy, fresh, clean, sexy smelling fragrance of all time. An outstanding fragrance that can be not only be your ‘signature scent’ but is undoubtedly a compliment monster. It is an all occasion all season fragrance and lasts for 8-9 hours.
Top notes- Mimose, Lotus
Middle notes- Apple
Base notes- Cedar, Oak moss, Musk, Amber
Fragrance Family- Floral, Woody, Fresh
Nautica Voyage is an affordable yet luxurious scent. It is fresh and salty sea breeze that carries romantic scents of coastal herbs and woods. It is refreshing, clean, aquatic and a easy brezzy fragrance best for summers. Nautica voyage lats for a good 4-6 hours and works perfect as a casual wear, gym wear or running errands kind of a scent.
Davidoff Cool Water-
Top notes- Spicy Coriander, Geranium, Jasmine, Oak Moss, Sandalwood
Middle notes- Musk, Amber
Base notes- Lavender, Peppermint
Davidoff Cool Water is the classic/ iconic fragrance which delivers best result. For those of you who would rather go out swimming in the ocean instead of slogging away in front of a computer, the elemental fragrance of this cologne would suit you perfectly. It is a combination of all the best, classic essences like its peppermint and lavender top notes, which remind you of the outdoors. It is the ideal choice for the hot, summery months, with its long-lasting formula.
Although it specifies as all occasion day or night fragrance, but this would work best as a gym wear scent and an outdoor perfume.
Tommy Hilfiger Cologne by Tommy Hilfiger-
Top Notes- Mint, lavender, grapefruit and bergamot
Middle Notes- Cranberry, rose and granny smith apple
Base Notes- Amber, cactus and cotton flower
Tommy Hilfiger Cologne by Tommy Hilfiger is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance . This masculine scent possesses a blend of tangy citrus, cranberry, blue grass, spearmint and lavender. Accompanied by the scent of apple pie and cinnamon. It is recommended for daytime wear and lasts about 5-6 hours.
Do let us know your favourites.