Have a big interview? A potentially huge sales pitch? Going out with friends for a night on the town, or are you lucky enough to have pulled a date out of your hat? Thanks to your own good taste and these fashion files, you are now style-savvy, but what do you splash on before stepping out?
Which one should you wear, and which occasion begs which cologne? Confusing? You bet, but fear not and look no further, for the ultimate guide to some of the best colognes awaits. This will help you determine which one to wear for different events and times of day.
| NAME || DESCRIPTION || BOTTLE |
| Acqua Di Gio |
| Interestingly, both the men and women we spoke to really liked this cologne. Aqua di Gio has a strong citrus tone combined with a hint of rosemary and offers a spicy aquatic freshness. Men prefer its summer feel and women like the fresh scent. |
Recommended for summer days. Sit on a terrace sipping cocktails or meet up with a business partner on a hot sunny afternoon. Our fashion panel also recommends this with a more casual dress code. Buy it here.
| Dolce and Gabbana |
| Amongst the newer colognes, Dolce and Gabbana offers a woody yet fruity scent. This fragrance has a hint of peppermint and a whiff of tobacco. Like many other colognes, it will smell drastically different depending on one's natural body aroma. |
Recommended for evening dates. Not to be applied on a first date because of its strong scent. If you are going to a crowded place, such as a dance club or bar, this is perfect. D&G suits an elegant look. Not necessarily a suit, but definitely not jeans. Buy it here.
| Cool Water |
| A classic: cool, refreshing and spicy with a hint of amber and smoothness of lavender. This aroma will drive any woman up the wall. Many women have positive things to say about this cologne. |
Recommended for daytime. Either with a suit or casual wear. As you can imagine, it is a subtle aroma perfect for the office or restaurant. Just make sure you have this around the bachelor pad. Buy it here.
| Eternity |
| Eternity morphs jasmine, sage, basil, and rosewood, and is recommended for daytime wear. Obsession, on the other hand, is very sweet and woody, blending lavender with mandarin and nutmeg, suggested on special occasions. |
Recommended for outside wear. A complete scent for a complete man. Buy it here.
| Emporio Armani |
| Very sharp, this cologne blends spices, aromatic woods and musk. Armani comes in a sleek black design. This is a great gift for him and her, as the company offers cologne and perfume to both genders. |
Recommended for daytime. Great for the office or business meetings, Emporio Armani is actually perfect for the bachelor, as its unique scent will make any woman turn her head for a second whiff. Buy it here.
| Polo Sport |
| Another woman's favorite, this one is similar to Cool Water, but is admittedly far less spicy. Polo Sport is a refreshing amber fragrance that blends sporty florals. |
Recommended for daytime. In fact, this is a perfect cologne to take with you on a trip to a ski resort. It is very cool and has the natural ability to help your breathing on the slopes -- and your chances off of them. Buy it here.
| Le Male |
Jean Paul Gaultier
| Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male comes in a very nice bottle and packs a punch. Le Male is a sweet and woody fragrance with a hint of mint, and a dash of orange and lavender to smooth it out. The cologne is perfect for the winter time when you need somebody to warm you up. |
Recommended for daytime. The sweet scent makes it the perfect cologne for daytime outings. But because of its sweet aroma, go easy on the cologne. The women who like it, however, will definitely not get enough of your, hmm, its sweetness. Buy it here.
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