Perfume is a very important element for a man. A well chosen and quality perfume can easily evidence someone’s class and style.
If it is to be talked about an evening fragrance then things have to be treated with attention and care. Why? Well, because the evening is perhaps the most important moment when you have to look and…smell impeccable.
Personally I like perfumes very much and I confess it was very hard for me to decide a winner. Therefore I’ve made a list of five, more or less, random.
Vetiver Cologne by Guerlain for men Colognes
This fragrance was re-launched in 2000 with new packaging, a new bottle (designed by Robert Granai) and new colour juice. According to Guerlain, the scent remains unchanged and is as good as it ever was.
Citrus, soapy, powdery, tobacco, woody, greenery , a fabulous combination. The vetiver becomes more prominent with time, and a spicy pepper- nutmeg base lays the foundation for the residual fragrance, tempered by whiffs of vetiver and always immersed in the delicious cedar. This base note is less fresh, and more wood and spice. Wearable in all seasons, especially evening , I understand why it is such a classic. A big one , you should try it once. It lacks the light bright freshness of Creed’s Vetiver 1948 and is heavier and woodier.
It has a formal but pleasant air and works best when a little dressed up or at the least dressed cleanly. If you’ve seen the bottle and box, you have a good idea of Infusion’s overall character, as I believe the box and bottle do a very good job of capturing the essence of the scent.
Infusion d’Homme is fairly linear, well-blended and remains consistent throughout its duration.
As far as the notes, in the top I can smell the neroli and ‘clean notes’, though I get very little bitter orange. In the mid and base I get the iris, a very smooth vetiver and benzoin. From my experience, it is not powdery at all. Many are saying that is soapy, hmmm maybe , some could say so , but it is a very stylish and classy perfume with so much lasting resources.So we could say that longevity is very good, anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.
Allure Homme Edition Blanche
A fresh oriental fragrance for sophisticated men Scent radiates balance between hot & cold Conveyed in the neat bottle design of white & bronze Top notes of black pepper, pink pepper Heart notes of lemon, bergamot, sandalwood Base notes of white musk, vetiver, ginger, vanilla. A very interesting and strong, fresh lemon opening. For a romantic person maybe a little bit strong. A very slight tinge of pink pepper, not over done so that it does not turn anyone away. Then in transforms into the most beautiful lemon and vanilla scent.
by Yves Saint Laurent
Introduced in 2002. Fragrance notes: mandarin, vetiver, amber blended with rich mosses and woods, rich and masculine. If you are sensual and romantic, this fragrance will perfectly match with your character because it contains notes of Agarwood and has a fresh and woody sensual scent. It’s very unique and I think this aspect is very very important.
Dior Homme Cologne by Christian Dior
The velvet touch of iris powder used to softly blanket the usual masculine lavender, soft spice and leather – genius. This is pale silk in a bottle. The blend surrounds you in an aura of calm, it is just that beautiful. I rather believe it is better to just let the fragrance shift and blend, no need to dissect the notes.