Enjoying Scent is What Cologne and Perfume is All About

Perhaps, Colombian pop star Shakira said it best about the allure of scent: "I think a fragrance is all about sensations and imagery and can evoke visions, feelings and thoughts." That sounds right. Cologne and perfume deliver amazing olfactory power that is unique on every person's skin. Scent is a special luxury that can help define one's personality, make them seductive to others and make one's entrance and exit quite memorable. Choosing cologne or perfume is an individual thing. People know what they like and only wear scents that are attractive to them.

For actress Julia Roberts, patchouli has always been a scent present in her fragrances, "like a line through my life." Designer Stella McCartney is partial to perfume that contains "rose and amber." The "nose knows" what is enjoyable in fragrance. The experts recommend sniffing three scents at a time to find the perfect fragrance.

Popular Cologne Options

When it comes to fragrance, there are tons of options available, and it can become overwhelming for a lot of men on what scent to select. From fruity top notes to musky base notes, there is a cologne for everyone on the planet. 

Some men prefer to stay with the classics such as Calvin Klein's Eternity (since 1988). Others find the scent of Ralph Lauren's Polo Black as a timeless cologne that never disappoints. Boss by Hugo Boss is yet another classic from 1998 that is masculine and confident in what it exudes as a fragrance. Modern scents also give off an exquisite vibe:

  • Tom Ford, Oud Wood
  • Gucci the Alchemist’s Garden the Last Day of Summer eau de parfum
  • Celine, Black Tie
  • Frédéric Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur parfum
  • Prada, Luna Rossa Sport

Here are best-selling men's colognes of 2021:

  • Chanel Bleu De Chanel Eau de Parfum
  • Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ by the Fireplace
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme
  • Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette
  • Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Toilette
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
  • Versace Eros
  • Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette
  • Versace Dylan Blue
  • Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
  • Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme
  • Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne
  • Burberry Touch for Men
  • Versace Pour Homme

Popular Perfume Options

A lot of women find a "scent soulmate" that becomes their signature fragrance, and they may wear it for decades, and yet, there are many others who search far and wide for a collection of perfumes that they put on depending on the mood, season or vibe one is feeling that day. Perfume is part of the beauty ritual, and women understand the seductiveness that an incredible perfume can deliver and stop everyone in their tracks.

Fragrance can release such an intense connection, and numerous celebrities are always looking for their favorite perfumes. Some stars are happy to share their scent with the world.

  • Kaia Gerber, Marc Jacobs Daisy
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Byredo Gypsy Water
  • Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum
  • Lily Aldridge, Lily Aldridge Parfums Haven
  • Regina Hall, Santa Maria Novella Acqua di S.M. Novella
  • Kristen Bell, Nemat White Musk Perfume Oil
  • Jen Atkin, Ouai Melrose Place Eau de Parfum
  • Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton Electrify
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe, Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum

There are also popular classic perfumes of all time, and Harper's Bazaar put together this list that features the world's finest perfume fragrances. They include: 

  • Diorissimo
  • Chanel No. 5
  • Jean Patou Joy
  • Guerlain Apres L'ondee
  • Fracas
  • Guerlain Shalimar
  • Chanel Cuir de Russie
  • Rochas Femme
  • Guerlain Mitsouko
  • Chanel No. 19

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