I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of sitting or standing next to someone who gives off an overwhelmingly attractive scent. Before you’ve even started a conversation with this person, you have an irrationally positive perception of them. Simply put, people love to be around people who smell nice.
While no two people are guaranteed to like a given scent, there are inevitably some colognes and perfumes that become wildly popular. After one quick note, let’s dive into a few of the top colognes of 2018.
For those relatively new to the world of cologne – top notes, heart/middle notes, and base notes are the scented “layers” that are emitted by a given cologne. Therefore, a person will smell top notes first upon application.
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme Eau de Toilette Spray
The top notes of this cologne include cardamom, which falls under the Eastern spice category. With this spice particularly lovely in Indian tea, there’s a sense of immediate richness here. The middle notes include lavender and cedar, which create the fresh aspects of the cologne. I can’t imagine that smelling like nature could hurt your chances with a potential or current partner.
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray
If you’re not particularly well versed in Greek mythology like myself, Eros is the name for the Greek god of sexual attraction. Also note the oceanic blue bottle and packaging of this cologne. Considering these details, I can understand how an alluring and ocean-smelling scent captured in a bottle could be desirable.
Montblanc Legend Eau de Toilette Spray
Where to begin? Traces of bergamot and pineapple leaves are present in the earlier notes, which provide the subtle smell of citrus. Then, as the basic notes are uncovered, oak and sandalwood emerge for a calmer, but sturdier scent. I have to admire the willingness to blend different smells and make them work together seamlessly.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray
This cologne shares the citrusy elements of Montblanc Legend such as orange and lime. However, the base notes of Di Gio exude a natural and musky scent. Generally, musky scents divide opinion, but advocates seem to rave about them.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau de Toilette Spray
Invictus translates from Latin to “invincible” or “unconquered.” Clearly, cologne named in this way reveals the intent for it to create an aura of power. With top notes that include traces of sharp grapefruit and mandarin orange smells, boldness is the key here. Still, hints of jasmine within the middle notes prevent anything too overbearing from materializing. What an excellent name for cologne with the qualities to match it.
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By: Kishan Patel