When it comes to capturing your essence, in the form of a fragrance, the lines must be blurred and then crossed. Ladies, just because a scent is nestled into a category labeled men’s, doesn’t mean it can’t kiss our skin; in turn bringing out the subtle notes that truly define us.
When looking to spritz on men’s fragrances, you first want to sniff out those with underlying citrusy, spicy, floral and sweet musky notes. You’ll find that there is a femininity about these notes and, thanks to body chemistry, they become more prominent, as the bolder notes mellow out.
Inhale the androgynous beauty of these 5 men’s fragrances!
Dreamer by Gianni Versace
Crisp, clean and airy almost like …well, a dream daywear fragrance. Perfect for a lunch date, Dreamer is one of the more subtle men’s scents on this this. Notes of wild flowers and linen overpower hints of amber, creating a rather gentle scent that can be worn year-round.
Escape by Calvin Klein
A year before Calvin Klein unveiled the first unisex scent, CK One, they blurred the lines with Escape.With blends of mandarin, apple, plum, peach, rose, and sandalwood, Escape is subtly feminine and playful, even with its rather masculine aire. The sweetness will linger long after the boldness has faded.
Lagerfeld by Karl Lagerfeld
Let’s take it back to basics. Lagerfeld, a fragrance established in 1978, has long been a female favorite, whether he wore it during a romantic date, emitting a swirl of rich tobacco and musk, or she wore it during a day about town, the warm spices and deep amber notes kissing her skin. Today, it’s still that type of fragrance.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million by Paco Rabanne
If you’re ready for some fun, then you’re ready to give his Paco Rabanne 1 Million a try. While it’s more of a summer scent, gushing with notes of blood orange, grapefruit and mint, the sweetness is cut by the lush floral notes of rose and patchouli. Honestly, it’s perfect for any summer occasion like say, sipping margaritas poolside.
Thallium by Jacques Edvard
While Thallium is certainly one of the bolder fragrances on this list, there’s nothing wrong with a lady who wants to make a statement. And after that statement is made, you’ll be left with hints of bergamot and pineapple, accented with gentle notes of cedar, amber, patchouli and musk. A spritz in the morning before heading out the door will get things done!