The Best Men's Colognes for Women
These masculine scents are so irresistible, you'll want your own bottle
Then there's men's cologne. Maybe it's because we associate scent with memory, but there's just something about cologne that makes you want to breathe it in and wrap up in it. And just because it doesn't look quite as cute as, say, a bee- or flower-adorned Marc Jacobs perfume bottle doesn't mean it won't fit into your fragrance repertoire.
"Finding a scent you like has to do with your psychology and how you feel inside," says Ilias Ermenidis, perfumer for Firmenich, the largest privately owned perfumerie in the world. That means stepping outside the boundaries of gender-based scents, according to Gino Percontino, perfumer at Drom Fragrances.
"For the most part, feminine fragrances are dominated by florals and men's by fougéres and woods," says Percontino. So if you love woodsy, fresh or spicy scents, your signature scent is likely hiding behind the men's cologne counter.
Stumped about where to start? (After all, no woman wants to end up smelling like aftershave.) Ermenidis filled us in on the best male colognes, based on your preferred scent family. Whether you like citrus, spicy, musky, woody or flowery perfumes, there's a men's cologne out there just waiting to stake out a place on your vanity.
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