The Best Men’s Scents to Wear This Summer
The Best Men’s Scents to Wear This
you packing your bags and slipping off on a summer adventure this year? Whether
you are escaping to the Lake District or sunny Mallorca, it is important to
pack your favourite men’s fragrances and colognes.
is easy to assume that bringing your favourites
“smellies” with you is not something many men are concerned with when going on
holiday. But, far from all men stop in Duty-Free or pick up a new scent when on
are changing. These days most men are just as keen to pack their favourite smellies as their partners.
How Fragrances React to Heat
wreaks havoc with the essential oils in aftershaves and colognes.
you place your cologne in the hotel room fridge? The answer to that question is
no. The cold can do just as much harm as direct sunlight. Always store
aftershaves and colognes at an ambient temperature. That way, they last longer.
same thing goes for stick deodorants. Branded stick deodorants are rich in
essential oils. All essential oils suffer when the temperature is not right.
summer, our skin is warmer. This means the essential oils in perfume evaporate
faster. You may have noticed that your regular fragrances appear less intense.
is one of the main reasons you should change your fragrances during summer. In
summer, and especially when you are on holiday in a hot country, it is better
to wear more intense fragrances.
that we have cleared that up, let’s take a look at
what men’s scents to wear this summer.
first, just so you know, it is safe to wear your branded deo or aftershave to
the beach. It is more likely that duped and cheap men’s fragrances will damage
your skin. Why? Generic personal care products or dupes as they are called in
the industry are packed with alcohol and parabens. It is the alcohol and
parabens that cause skin damage.
Why You Should Change Fragrances in
Whether you are going on holiday or staying at home this summer, it is important to have the right summer fragrances in your bathroom cabinet.
should you wear different cologne in summer? There are many reasons for that.
the weather is warmer our skin responds differently. It is likely to absorb
more of a cologne or personal care product. Why? The pores in our skin increase
in size. This is why you often experience that you “smell” differently in
summer. That is because your skin produces more sebum during the hot months.
You may notice your skin appears more oily when it is
skin absorbs more of what we apply in summer as the pores are more open. But at
the same time, your perfume evaporates faster.
Wearing a heavier or more intense scent is a better option. This is
particularly true at night in warmer climates.
a shadow of a doubt, more intense scents have more of an impact and last longer
like you probably have clothes for different seasons, you should have men’s
scents for the seasons.
bacteria is produced on the skin in summer. It is
important to take slightly longer showers and use a more fragrant shower gel.
up your favourite fragrance with a matching shower
gel also makes a difference when you want to make the most out of your summer
fragrance. Using the same perfumed shower gel adds to the longevity of your
trick works in winter as well, but it works especially well in summer.
Especially when you are planning out going out at night and staying out for a
longer period of time.
The Best Men’s Scents to Wear This
are the best fragrances for summer?
always say that coming up to summer, you need to buy at least two new men’s
scents. You need one for daytime wear and one for wearing in the evening.
you wear a cologne to the beach? Wearing an aftershave to the beach is a great
idea. It will help you to feel fresh during all of
those hot sunshine hours.
remember that a stick-style deodorant works better in hot summer weather.
intense fragrances are better in summer. Remember that the pores on your skin
are more open and perfumes evaporate faster. Stronger scents last longer and
take longer to evaporate.
reason for this is simple. More intense scents have longer molecule chains
helping them to last longer.
The Best Day Time Men’s Fragrances
1 Million Aftershave
is without the shadow of a doubt one of the best men’s fragrances for daytime
to its opening notes of grapefruit, it stays wonderfully fresh during the day.
A touch of peppermint helps to boost the scent.
Yet, underneath that refreshing citrus layer,
you have depth. Patchouli and amber ensure that 1 Million
Aftershave is long-lasting.
you are not splashing out on a vacation this summer, 1 Million
also makes a great summer scent. The temperature in our cities rises during the
summer. You need a scent that can “breakthrough” those summer tones.
Rabanne has a range of men’s fragrances that can do
alternatives to 1 Million are Invictus and Phantom.
Most importantly, both come with dedicated deodorant sticks. Before you finish
your order, make sure you pick up the relevant deodorant stick.
Rabanne 1 Million also comes
with a deodorant. Better still, why not buy a set with everything you need?
This Paco Rabanne Phantom gift box set is excellent value for
The Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory set also contains everything you
need to smell great during the day all summer long.
Davidoff Cool Water EDT
Cool Water is another great summer fragrance for men. It comes in at an
excellent price point. In other words, you don’t have to worry too much when
you take it to the beach
is a fragrance that works well during the day as well as the night. But, it has
to be said that Davidoff Victory with the addition of oak moss
and cedar is a sexier evening perfume.
water is slightly more refreshing when compared to Victory. It is important to
have a choice - sticking to one fragrance will soon have you going nose blind.
In other words, you won’t be able to smell your fragrance.
Dolce & Gabanna
Light Blue Pour Homme
far as DG Light Blue goes, there are two different choices. While you can opt
for “regular” Light Blue, I think that Dolce & Gabbana
Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme is a much better choice.
summer air is full of different fragrances. Sometimes, even the best men’s
summer scent can get lost. It is better to go for a fragrance that is more
vivid. That is exactly what you get with Light Blue Intense.
citrus notes stay alive and vivid throughout the day. In the background, you
can also pick up on Juniper. Perhaps surprisingly, juniper works well in
Blue Intense is a premier summer daytime fragrance.
Montblanc Ultra Explorer
is another great scent for daytime wear during the summer. If you are
travelling long distances to get to your destination, it is a great fragrance
to have with you.
you can buy the fragrance as a stand-alone product. But, if you know that you
are going to travel, it is a good idea to buy a complete Montblanc Ultra
this Montblanc gift box set, you get everything you need to smell great during
your holiday. Included in the gift set is a shower gel that helps you freshen
up in the morning.
evening wear, you should consider adding Montblanc Legend to your summer scent
collection. It is a modern contemporary scent that you simply can’t go wrong
with when going out.
Best Night Time
Summer Men’s Scents
you go out in the evening, you may want to step things up a bit. Consider your
summer vacation as one long date night. This is when you should make the most
out of your time together.
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte Eau de Cologne
is a fragrance that seems to belong in both worlds - daytime and night.
However, it is a men’s scent that wears very well in the early part of the
is refreshing and uplifting. Yet, you still get a certain depth when you splash
on Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
Eau de Cologne. The addition of bergamot and
jasmine turns this into a great evening fragrance for men.
when it comes to Hermes, there is one men’s scent that reigns supreme as a
nighttime fragrance. That is Hermes Eau de Basilic Pourpre Eau de Cologne. This fragrance cuts through the
heaviness of the summer night air and continues to deliver its scent into the
Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce
Cologne Eau de Cologne
is another one of those fragrances that wear well during summer nights. It is
packed with rich aromas that stand out and seem to intensify as the night goes
the same time, it is also refreshing. If you are looking for a fragrance with a
little bit of everything Fierce Cologne is an excellent choice. This
is a larger bottle, so you would need to pack it in your hold luggage.
to Fierce Cologne is First Instinct.
Voyage is a slightly woody fragrance for men. It is a rather masculine
fragrance that would not work too well during the day. But, as with so many
other woody or more intense fragrances, it does come into its own during the
was first launched in 2006 and is on its way to becoming a classic.
are many variations on the classic version of this fragrance. For daytime wear,
you may want to try Blue or Sport. All three are great scents and they are not
going to break the bank.
a good range of “backup” colognes to have on standby during the summer.
What Other Men’s Fragrances Work Well in Summer?
companies bring out new fragrances just in time for summer. Check out what your
favourite brand is up to and
you may just find they have launched a new fragrance for summer.
top choices include Armani Acque Di Gio and Calvin
Klein Men Aqua.
ignore classic fragrances such as Polo Green and Polo Blue. Both work well during the summer. Ralph Lauren Ralph's
is also a well-balanced fragrance for summer.
year, it is available in a gift box set which is great for when travelling. It
is a sophisticated fragrance with a lot to offer. At the same time, it is very
modern and contemporary. If you have not tried it yet, it is a good idea to do
option to consider for a summertime fragrance for men is Versace Eros. It works
best as a nighttime fragrance or early evening.
you are a fan of Versace, you should consider Versace Man Eau Fraiche as a daytime choice. It is refreshing
and has a few extra notes that you will love. What makes Eau
Fraiche special is the addition of lemon. Very few men’s fragrances have the
true qualities of lemon, but that is exactly what you get with Eau Fraiche.
Man Eau Fraiche is available in a 50ml
format which is perfect for when travelling. It is a great fragrance which many
men have yet to discover.
Let’s Wrap It Up
are so many great summer scents for men. As mentioned, it is good to have at
least a couple. Two different fragrance choices are the lowest number you
should have in your collection.
in case, it is a good idea to perhaps go for a cost-effective third option as
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