How you smell (if you don't stink like a dustbin) is one of the first, if not the first thing people comment on when they meet you - "Oh wow you smell great, what are you wearing" is a comment that many of us have received before. Since I've upped my game in the fragrance stakes, it is happening more and more often, so I wanted to share my aftershave fragrance picks with you - what I wear on different occasions.
First are my Day fragrances. Davidoff Horizon is one I have been wearing a lot recently, I find it quite light and not too over powering. Whereas if I want something that will pack a punch and last a little longer throughout the day, I tend to go for Roberto Cavalli Uomo.
I always like to have a bottle of aftershave on my gym bag and for this fragrance I like something punchy and sporty and feel Abercrombie First Instinct is perfect. With tones of gin 'n' tonic, kiwano melon, violet leaves and sechuan pepper it keeps you feeling fresh throughout the day.
Yes I have a couple of fragrances in my bathroom a bit like a freshen up man 'you got to freshen up, oh you got to freshen up' - you have to sing it by the way. I tend to put my more floral scents in the bathroom as I love how the scent fills the room when sprayed.
I've often said that if my house could smell of one scent forever, it would be Basil & Neroli by Jo Malone...so if the fragrance is not for you - buy the candles, they will be.
I would consider these two as the perfect fragrance to bridge genders, so if you wanted to buy your girlfriend a selfish gift that you can use as well, these could be a shout!
L'envol by Cartier is my the newest addition to my collection and I'm looking forward to wearing this one a lot more in the future. This fragrance is completely unique with a sweet, honey musk smell to it, whilst being long lasting. The bottle in a bottle is easily refillable making the cost a touch better for you if you have brought the bottle already and are just purchasing refills.
My day to night fragrances are for when I'm out all day then have evening plans and need a fragrance that is going to last throughout the day and still be just as potent after 8 hours of wearing. For me, I find these two aftershaves work best for that situation. Tom Ford Noir Extreme is an absolute classic and always turns heads. As another option, I also use Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo fragrance.
Finally and probably the most important of all aftershaves, is which ones to wear on a night out-out? Currently I'm wearing these 3 scents and often mix two of them. I find the spice elements of each for my 3 choices works perfectly well together. So I'll wear Creed Aventus around my neck, with Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille or Noir de Noir on my wrists.
SHOP THE FRAGRANCES
Thanks for reading. Carl x