When you’re wearing just the right scent, the primal response it elicits is impossible to ignore. These fragrances are as mesmerizing as they are revitalizing, each offering depth and nuance without overpowering. Time to musk up.
1. CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL
There’s nothing blue about this Chanel fragrance. It’s both fresh and warm, drawing upon the fullness of cedar and sandalwood to deliver an addictive intensity.
2. GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN
A trio of citrus notes (bergamot, lemon, and petitgrain) energize this lively cologne, lending a feeling of recklessness to its heart of iris and musky finish.
3. YSL Y
After opening with bergamot, ginger, and apple, this scent follows up with with a sensual base of frankincense, tonka bean, and amber woods, plus sage, juniper, and mint.
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4. PACO RABANNE INVICTUS AQUA
Taking inspiration from the ocean, this iteration of Paco Rabanne’s Aqua employs amber woods to convey an air of power, plus ambergris for a salty-skin feeling.
5. ARMANI CODE ABSOLU
The Armani ethos is all about charisma. Suede, rum, tonka bean, and vanilla join forces for a base note that embodies seduction, while apple adds effervescence.