Top Ten Summer Colognes 2013
How you smell is nearly as important as how you dress when trying to impress others. Stay classy and chose one of these top scents this summer:
Obsession by Calvin Klein combines a fresh citrus explosion with a floral sharpness of lavender, nut, and spiced notes of coriander and cinnamon. Obsession was first launched in 1986 and was definitely one of the most popular colognes in the late 80’s. It’s timeless spirit has continued to impress for over 20 years.
Introduced in 2004, Reaction by Kenneth Cole is a manly scent, best described as sharp and refined. The scent combines a blend of musk, sandalwood, patchouli, green apple, and a splash of watermelon. Reaction is perfect for a hot day and is typically considered a daytime cologne.
The original Hugo Boss cologne has been around for almost 20 years. Finally the designers at Hugo Boss decided to release a new cologne. Released this year Hugo Red is a spicy oriental style fragrance. The top notes are metallic and combine grapefruit, pink pepper, and galbanum; middle notes combine cedar and pineapple; base notes are tonka and amber. This is a perfect cologne to wear for a night out and is sure to impress, as many people probably aren’t familiar with it yet.
Released late last year The Game is a new woody aromatic fragrance for men. The Game was developed by Bernard Elenna and includes gin, iris, and precious woods, and blackwood. It is a great casual cologne and gives off an aura of sexiness, intelligence, and spontaneity.
In 1975, Givenchy released the first edition of Gentleman. It was considered to be a revolutionary scent that combined intense woody notes with patchouli, vetiver, and Russian leather. In 2013, the same fashion house that introduced the Gentleman, reinterpreted the classic and released a new bolder fragrance designed with the modern man in mind. The opening scent combines fresh, spicy accords of green mandarin, pink pepper, nutmeg, and birch leaves and finishes with a sensual base of incense tones. It is a great cologne for any formal event or a day at the golf club. With the backing of Simon Baker as the brand spokesperson, it is sure to succeed.
Le Beau Male
Jean Paul Gaultier
Another new cologne for 2013, at first glance it would be easy to confuse this new Gaultier cologne with its predecessor. However, the similarities between the two fragrances end there. Le Beau Male provides a sharp and frosty blend featuring a blast of cool mint at the front. As it settles down its lavender undertones become apparent and so do some light oriental facets.
Released back in 1989, Eternity is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. Eternity is just the right combination of masculinity and a clean blend of greens, jasmine, sage, basil, and rosewood. It is recommended to wear during the day.
Acqua Di Gio
Acqua Di Gio has been one of the most popular colognes available since its release. It is a contemporary expression of masculinity with marine notes, fruits, herbs, and woods all contributing its olfactory excellence. Allure magazine named Acqua Di Gio the best cologne available for men and we stand by their nomination.
Probably the least well-known cologne on this list L’Eau d’Issey is the brainchild of the Issey Miyake house of fashion in Japan. It is best described as fresh and flirty. It has a minimalist scent that doesn’t overpower, but lasts for hours. If you are looking for something a little different and still sure to impress, then L’Eau d’Issey may be the right choice for you.
Without a doubt, Eros by Versace is the top summer cologne of 2013. Eros is the first new cologne by the brand in over five years and doesn’t disappoint. Eros was the Greek God of Love, although most of us are more familiar with his Roman name Cupid. The cologne itself is a seductive mix of mint oil, lemon, apple, tonka, ambroxan, and geranium. These ingredients create a fresh, bright, and woody combination, that is only subtly rich.