Men, this one is for you: whom do you wear cologne for? Think about it – your wife, your partner, your colleagues, or yourself…

While you think about that one, it’s worth sharing the effect men’s perfumes have on the opposite sex. It’s not a tame reaction to a mere whiff of woodiness in the air, mind you, but it’s much deeper, erotic and sensuous than that.

There’s something magical about a scent of a man. Whether it crawls underneath fresh white bed sheets or walks past on the side of the street, it makes her feel alive and intrigued. It’s husky warmth hits all the right chords for a woman. Your woman!

You know that feeling when someone knocks the back of your knee? Yes, that’s how a woman feels when her man smells like campfire, clean laundry or just pure sex.

Remember the ridiculously famous Old Spice Body Wash ad from 2010 that forced many women question the scent of their man? Well, we’ve got something similar going on here, except it’s more luxurious and lust-worthy.

Men, start taking notes, because these four colognes you wouldn’t want to miss. They are well and truly researched and approved by a number of women, so you’re in safe hands.

To the bar on a first date: Malin + Goetz Rum Tonic

All the swaying and pleasing starts from date #1 where you would, without fail, dress to impress. This fragrance will add to your desire to intoxicate her in your aura and aroma. Malin + Goetz’s natural blend spray of Rum Tonic is catered to work as an individual scent or layered under another woody scent of your choice.

The invigorating notes of plum and bergamot welcome the night, but as the date goes into a comfort zone (perhaps after a couple of drinks?), the warmth of leather and rum truly kick in. Yes, there is actual rum in this fragrance. As the scent dries down on the skin, you start to smell the final notes of patchouli, milk and amber.

This spray only comes in a 30mL bottle, which gives you the liberty to secretly tuck it in your pocket and spritz it every now and then on your pulse points throughout the night. This scent will surely intoxicate your date on figuring out whether it’s the rum-inundated bar with a tang of pina colada that’s driving her wild or is it you, who smells like a delicious alcoholic drink. Confuse her, will you?

rum tonic by malin goetz
Malin + Goetz Run Tonic

To watch a polo match: Creed Royal Water

A perfume for a man who likes to suit up in the day, after he’s had his brows groomed, nails trimmed and boots polished. Disclaimer: nothing wrong with this, women fly over the moon for a well-groomed man.

Creed Royal Water abides by its name for its olfaction. This is true royalty with a hint of freshness and mint. There isn’t a distinctive top, middle or base note for this one; citrus, peppermint, basil, musk and ambergris, all work in a choir to give Royal Water its uplifting scent. It’s a long-lasting day scent, giving to its notes of freshly cut grass, but it’s also not too overpowering for a bright sunny day.

This fragrance has a spirit of a young, independent man who has all the luxuries in the world. He is careless with his money, fickle with ambitions and way too flirty around women. If wooing women with your Black Caviar knowledge is your thing, then this liquid is your winning bet.

creed royal water
Creed Royal Water

To a business meeting: David Beckham Homme

You can take this one straight from the soccer field into a boardroom. Well, you don’t necessarily need to get mucky and dirty for this one, but DB Homme will certainly direct all the balls in the right net for you.

The blend of this woody and fresh spicy cologne caters to David Beckham’s bandwagon of English sophistication, impeccable sense of style and masculinity, of course. But it’s nothing like what other tacky celebrity perfumes smell like.

It’s capable, competent and almost too rough when it first hits the skin, courtesy its ginger, pepper and pine notes. But eventually faints out to a velvety cashmere and musky scent. An epitome of just how collected and cool you need to appear in front of your colleagues and co-workers provided you also manage to trickle in some ambitious determination with your own dapper style in there. This muscular, full-bodied and sweaty scent will sign all the deals for you. Bonus points, if you have a female boss.

david beckham homme
David Beckham Homme

To a night out: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Extremely long wearing, Tom Ford’s Private Blend fragrances keep their powerful aura for the whole night – and then some. Tobacco Vanille is the perfect compliment to a sharply tailored suit or tuxedo, so it’s perfect for cocktail parties and black tie dinners alike.

Tobacco Vanille packs an immediate punch with opulent essences of tobacco leaf and aromatic spices. Then the woody notes emerge as tonka bean, vanilla and cocoa deepen and enrich the sensory experience. There’s no mis-interpreting this statement: the wearer is confident, bold, masculine yet impeccably refined. If you could put an old-world gentleman’s club in a bottle, this would be it.

tom ford tobacco vanille
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

To the bedroom: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

The richness and complexity of this fragrance will make your lady sprint and hurdle to the bedroom, mark our words for it. Comme des Garcons 2 Man is interlaced with the right amount of sweetness, woodiness and spice to extol the assets of masculinity. The strong, gritty whiff of nutmeg mingles with vetiver grass and saffron flowers resulting in a mishmash of manly and erotic notes.

When you enter the bedroom, this cologne will work to its highest power in order to awaken your mysterious, wild and experimental alter ego. The honesty of this earthy and dark fragrance has the money on your masculine pride so you can be on top for the rest of night. Flaunt it, fellas! You have nothing to lose.

comme des garcons man
Comme Des Garcons 2 Man

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