Picking That Signature Scent: 9Fiver 💼

Picking a great scent is an intimate and perhaps a confidence driver for a gent at work. With all the hard work done for you, the pieces compiled in this article tick all 3 the boxes on longevity, great scent & value for money.

As you may already know, the 5 main categories of aftershaves are:

  1.  Aldehydic – PURE & FRESH 
  2. Citrus/Fruity – LIGHT & FRESH 
  3. Floral – LUCIOUS SWEET & DELICATE 
  4. Green/Chypres – WOODY & FLORAL 
  5. Oriental – WARM & SENSUAL
 

Aldehydic Aftershaves
These are synthetic fragrances produced in a lab and their characteristics tend to be PURE & FRESH. Wearing one of these you guarantee a curious stare from those around you wondering where on earth are those notes coming from. A treasure pick in this category consist of: –

Aramis JHL Custom Blend Cologne  
YSL L’Homme Libre Cologne Tonic Spray 
Bvlgari Pour Homme  EDT Spray

Citrus/Fruity Aftershaves
Summer, Summer Summer Time! (banger!) Citrus aftershaves tend to include fruitful scents such as lemon, mandarin, grapefruit etc. and their characteristics are LIGHT & FRESH. Treat yourself to the smell of nature by any of these: –

L’OCCITANE Verbena
BOSS Orange Man Feel Good Summer
Jimmy Choo Man

Floral Aftershaves 
If you are going for a bold scent, then this is your category. Florals contain flower extracts, such as lily, jasmine or roses. “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Characteristics are LUCIOUS SWEET & DELICATE; our investments include: –

Viktor and Rolf – SpiceBomb Extreme
Tom Ford Tom Ford
John Varvatos – Artisan

Green/Chypres Aftershaves
Green aftershaves, also known as chypres aftershaves are mostly made of patchouli, labdanum, bergamot and oak moss. Characteristics expect a more lot more WOODY & FLORAL, they tend to consist of citrus mixed with woody notes making them perfect for those athletic for a lasting scent. Worthy recommendations: –

Comme Des Garcons 2 Man
Ralph Lauren Polo
Creed – Green Irish Tweed

Oriental Aftershaves 

Oriental aftershaves follow suit the Arabic scents, the world class producers of distinctive scents and are difficult to replicate for centuries. These usually carry a base of vanilla, amber, musk and other exotic nature. Expect the characteristics to be WARM & SENSUAL, treat yourself to an oriental scent: –

Rituals Roi D’Orient
Loewe – Solo Loewe
Versace Eros

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