Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life

Cologne is a wonderful, romantic gift to give to the special man in your life.  Choosing the perfect fragrance can be tricky business when you are buying cologne for someone else.  We created a handy guide to nine romantic scents to help you pick just the right cologne for your man.

Bleu de Chanel – Chanel

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention; a provocative blend of citrus and woods that liberates the senses. Fresh, clean and profoundly sensual.

 

Notes: Grapefruit, Dry Cedar, Sandalwood

La Nuit de L’Homme – Yves Saint Laurent

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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Bright, masculine freshness combines with sophistication and nonchalance to create a fresh, yet deep and mysterious scent with notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin—a structure of contrasting forces. A story of intensity, bold sensuality, and seduction that lies half-way between restraint and abandon.

 

Notes: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Courmarin

Sauvage – Dior

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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A radically fresh composition, dictated by a name that has the ring of a manifesto. That was the way François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, wanted it: raw and noble all at once.

 

Notes: Lavender, Sage, Cardamom, Iris, Cocoa Bean, Amber, Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather

Le Male – Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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As familiar and comforting as the smell of old-fashioned shaving cream lather.

 

Notes: Mint, Artemesia, Cardamom, Bergamot

Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. His reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.

Notes: Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender

Santal 33 – Le Labo

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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A defining image of the spirit of the American West with all it implied about masculinity and personal freedom. 
This man, firelight in his face, leaning on the worn leather saddle, alone with the desert wind, an icon so powerful that every man wanted to be him and every woman wanted to have him…
 From this memory is born SANTAL 33: the ambition to create an olfactive form inspired by the great American myth still a source of fantasy for the rest of the world.

Notes: violet accord, cardamom, papyrus, cedarwood, leather, sandalwood

English Oak and Hazelnut – Jo Malone London

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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An enchanted walk. The crunch of green hazelnut. The spice of elemi. The earthy woodiness of vetiver cooled by emerald moss carpets. On a warming base of roasted oak. Earthy. Enticing. Enchanting.

Notes: Green Hazelnut, Cedarwood, Roasted Oak

Jazz Club – Maison Margiela

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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The tradition has been immortalised through the generations, handing down the address of this Brooklyn jazz club. An anthology of classic notes and coppery tones, between deep armchairs and a handful of bar stools, with subdued lighting reflected on the piano where cocktails linger, wafting their liquory notes.

Notes: Pink Pepper, Primofiore Lemon, Neroli Oil, Rum Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, Java Vetiver Oil, Tobacco Leaf Absolute, Vanilla Bean, Styrax Resin

Colonia Pura – Acqua di Parma

 

Romantic Scents to Give The Man in Your Life
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Colonia Pura radiates a sensual masculinity, combined with a fresh energy and modern lightness. Crisp and sunny bergamot, combined with juicy orange notes and delicate petit grain accents, brings new light and air into the classical citrus structure of Colonia. Next comes a seducing and alluring vital energy at the heart.
Notes: Bergamot, Orange, Petit grain

So, tell us, which of these colognes best matches the man in your life?  If you are buying perfume for a special lady, be sure to check out our list of our favorite fragrances for a night out.

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