It’s the perfect time of year to be dating, actually there is no wrong time to be going on dates unless you’re taken (but who are we to judge). The consideration of cologne to be worn on a first and subsequent date shouldn’t be taken lightly. You don’t want overpowerful perfumes that will set you ablaze over a candle lit dinner, rather a scent that invokes subtlety and individuality. On that note we have prepared some of the finest fragrances that will guarantee a great first impression and hopefully a memorable one that lasts.
Byredo – Mr Marvelous
As the name suggests, Mr Marvellous has the ingredients to reinforce that thought into a prospective partner’s mind. With hints of Bamboo, Orange blossom & Black Amber, this fragrance has enough kick to last a long date but not to knock them over.
Armani Privé – Bois d’Encens
For those who consider themselves to be ‘god’s gift’ Armani Privé Bois d’Encens is definitely a scent for someone with an equally strong character. The inclusion of Vetiver & Frankincense hints of a medieval cathedral reinforcing that you are definitely something good to have.
Geo. F. Trumper – West Indian Extract of Limes
In their antique men’s grooming establishment located in London’s Mayfair you will find some of the most gentlemanly & traditional colognes ever made. The Geo. F. Trumper West Indian Extract of Limes emanates freshness and without any synthetic ingredients, will leave you smelling sharp yet eau natural.
Le Labo – Oud 27
Reminiscent of old souks in the Middle East and a bazaar of spices in its ingredients, Le Labo’s Oud 27 is one of our favourites. Made by blending the bark from Agar & Cedar, the masculine oils: Vetiver & Patchouli, and with a hint of Rose for sweetness, it is the perfect potency for mysticism and intrigue to keep your date wanting to know more.
Comme des Garçons – CDG2 Man
If you are on the lookout for something truly unique for all seasons, try CDG2 Man by Comme de Garcons. Picture a smoky whiskey bar that happens to serve some top shelf Mojitos and you’ll be on the right nose of this fragrance. It has hints of Mint, Mahogany, Leather and Saffron which doesn’t sound like a digestible cocktail but on your skin it’s bound impress.