As with the fashion world, the fragrance industry has two peak times of year when it showcases new launches: spring and autumn. And in the same way that it’s worth adding a few key pieces to your wardrobe each season, it’s worth updating your signature scent now and then too — if only to keep things fresh and interesting.
There are a multitude of different colognes, so knowing the core notes — simply put, the collection of individual “smells” that make up a fragrance — and their main characteristics can help you determine your scent palate. To help you understand, these are the basic scent families, from which more nuanced sub-families derive.
Ralph Lauren Polo Deep Blue Parfum
The newest iteration from Ralph Lauren’s Polo Blue family, Polo Deep Blue Parfum takes a deeper dive in the freshwater fragrance by intensifying the aquatic notes with it’s own original accord, CristalFizz (a salty aquatic top note).
BOSS Bottled Tonic Eau de Toilette
The perfect daytime companion to the popular BOSS Bottled Night, Tonic EDT is designed for daytime wear.
Chanel Allure Homme
Fresh and light for spring, Chanel Allure Homme is a classic men’s fragrance in an updated, sophisticated package.
Dior Homme Eau de Toilette
If you wear a rich, deep scent for the spring season, make it Dior. The bright bergamont at the open is balanced by the resiny elemis, pink pepper and a selection of warm woody notes.