With Fathers’ Day right around the corner, finding the perfect gift can be a little tricky. We’ve rounded up our best finds (with the help of the manly men here at FragranceNet.com, of course!) in order to help make the process a little easier. With everything from light and summery scents to ones a little more mysterious and outdoorsy, we have you covered for this upcoming weekend. Here’s what we’re loving right now:
Dior Homme Cologne is the latest of a growing number of flanking fragrances of the highly successful Dior Homme, launched in 2005. The Cologne version, (released in 2013) embraces all the traditions of classic eau de colognes, but teleports them forward into today. A satisfying citrus / aromatic blend, Dior Homme Cologne feels fresh and to-the-minute.
Acclaimed nose Francois Demanchy has formulated this scent which is simple and sophisticated. It opens with Calabrian bergamot which is pulpy and zesty and causes your saliva glands to tingle. A deeper citrus heart of grapefruit blossom gives the cologne a warmer, sunnier nucleus, and the sum of these components wash over a profoundly clean, musky base.
Dior Homme Cologne is perhaps best enjoyed worn day or night with a crisp white cotton shirt. Whilst it has been marketed to men, I don't see why this scent couldn't be enjoyed by women, as it has all the hallmarks of a genderless creation intended to be worn with abandon.
Name: Jordan Brown
Location: Tennessee, US
Favorite Fragrances: It's hard to pick favorites. I'm the kind of guy who puts his cologne into categories. So I have seasonal favorites and occasion favorites and different things like that since I'm a nerd lol. I love warm smelling colognes like Givenchy Play; I also love the citrusy or kind of lighter colognes like Versace Man Eau Fraiche or L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. It's too hard to pick favorites unless a particular brand will give me some freebies for saying they're my favorites [lol].
Top 3 Reasons You Love Wearing Cologne/Smelling Good : Top 3 reasons I love cologne, I guess, are:
1) They help project who you are and your attitude in ways that words and actions can't. They say smell is the strongest sense tied to memory so it's nice to leave that kind of impression.
2)I don't want to smell like an idiot teen who sprays Axe or whatever all over himself thinking it's like cologne and I don't want to stink either. I like to walk that fine line between enough and not enough, you know. It's noticeable but still subtle.
3) My girlfriend, Hannah (hi baby!), loves it when I wear cologne. So, yeah, anything to make her happy.
What do you do in your free time? My free time is dedicated to a lot of things, but mainly music and movies/books. I like to be creative, so you have to look for inspiration. I play guitar and drums, I like to write music and lyrics that borrow themes from movies and books, or I'll let something I've watched or read lead me in a direction to create an idea or story of my own and I'll structure my lyrics and music around the idea. Very big fan of concept albums and progressive metal.
What’s your thought on celeb fragrances? As far as celebrity fragrances go, it just depends on your style and what you like. I don't get how some celebrities get their own cologne. Like Tim McGraw. Nothing against him, but whenever I smell his colognes it makes me think of someone who can't wait to take his lady on a special date to Cracker Barrel. I generally hate Hollywood and celebrities. That being said, I do have Paris Hilton for Men and Paris Hilton Just Me. I like them and Hannah LOVES Just Me so it really just depends on how the individual likes the fragrance.
How do you choose a new scent? What factors are most important to you? Buying new scents is tricky for me because I live in a small town, I'm on a "budget", and I'd have to drive either an hour and a half to Nashville or Huntsville, AL to find stores that sell cologne and let you sample it. Usually, I'll keep my eyes open for reviews of colognes I might want to check out and then I'll check them out. If I find one I like I usually hop on FragranceNet.com and see what kind of deal I can get on it since 9 times out of 10 they'll have the best deal. All that aside, when I get a new cologne, I just want one that suits my personality, one that smells good, and one that Hannah likes. If she's happy, I'm happy :)