Cologne Cheat Sheet
A good signature scent may be all you need to keep your lady coming back for more. To help you find the ideal option, we asked 11 ladies what they thought of the newest warm weather scents.
1.) CK ONE SUMMER, $44
"I instantly think of a hard-core surfer splashing this one after he's been hitting the waves. Now, we're both sitting on the beach sipping cold Coronas with lime."
2.) VEGAS PLAYBOY, $15
"The first whiff is pretty intense and wild — definitely the kind of thing you'd smell in Vegas. But then it fades to a nice powdery scent. It might be too mature a cologne for most of the players I know."
3.) BOND NO. 9 NEW YORK BROOKLYN, $220
Light and sweet. It smells a lot like grapefruit, with a bit of cedar mixed in. Kind of reminds me of all those hipster boys I've dated."
4.) AVEDA MEN PURE-FORMANCE AROMA SPRAY, $65
"I picture a guy who's not into cologne wearing this. It's spicy yet citrusy all at once. The essential oils make it seem calming, too — like a trip to the spa.
5.) 212 ON ICE CAROLINA HERRERA 2009 LIMITED EDITION, $59
"The clean and crisp scent seems perfect for an outdoor barbecue. I feel as if I'm getting hints of mint and incense too. This is how a man should smell in the summer."
1.) BURBERRY THE BEAT, $65
"It smells very classy — clean and pure. I'm picturing it on a guy who spent the day in meetings and then spritzed some on before heading out for a few drinks to relax and have fun."
2.) KAPSULE WOODY, $110
"It reminds me of camping. I can see a man who enjoys outdoor activities wearing this at night when he's cleaned up and taking me out."
3.) HUGO ELEMENT, $65
"The light, citrus smell makes me think of being on a tropical island with my man. It's perfect for spring because it smells good without being too overpowering or in your face."
4.) ZIRH IKON, $65
"This is ideal for a guy's guy. It's something you could spray on before meeting your buddies for beer and that would still work if you went out later. If a guy approached me wearing this, I'd definitely be willing to talk."
5.) JOHN VARVATOS ARTISAN, $75
"Right off the bat, I get a heavy dose of orange plus a few exotic spices. It's very comforting, warm, and masculine. After a hard day work, I would love to come home to my guy wearing this."
6.) F BY FERRAGAMO POUR HOMME BLACK, $75
"It seems like the kind of scent a CEO would wear. Very serious and hardcore, perfect for a guy in a business suit — especially since a little goes a long way."