Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scents for 09

Cologne can go one of 2 ways; make or break your image. Something that suits your skin type will add the perfect finishing touch on your look. But even more important than something that suits you, is a smell that suits the event. identify some great cologne's for 2009, here were their suggestions paired with the type of day you will be having.

For your Black Tie Affair

Kenzo by Tokyo
The allure of Kenzo is the design house's ability to blend modern urban emotion with the tranquility of traditional Japanese nature motifs. Tokyo by Kenzo goes a step farther and brings a western sense of frenetic wonderment with a mixture of notes that include ginger, lemon, grapefruit, shiso, cardamom, mate, green tea, sap, pink pepper, and bitter orange. These complex notes strike a decisively modern key of energy that is Tokyo itself.
Priced at $25

Antidote by Victor & Rolf
Antidote is old-school European, with just enough of today’s relaxed style worn by any man. Mint leaves and Italian bergamot are your hint of sophistication as these give way to spiced black pepper and cinnamon that drift over sandalwood and patchouli.
Price at $90

For Date Night

Capri Orange by Acqua Di Parma
The perfect scent for a summer night evokes the warm seaside breezes blowing in over the cliffs on the island of Capri -- expensive indeed, but far more affordable than the airfare to Italy these days. Capri Orange is a pleasant and invigorating concoction of Sicilian orange, mandarin, Sorrento lemon with a touch of caramel and musk thrown in for good measure. The name Acqua Di Parma should look familiar to you if you’ve been reading the fashion pages of, but Capri Orange is not the staid and traditional cologne you’ve read about. This one is the best thing to come out of Italy since Ferrari decided to reissue the GT California.
Priced at $104 at

Diesel Fuel For Life Pour Homme

Even though this 2009 men's cologne is priced for the man with any kind of pockets in these tough times, you get so much more than you could have imagined with Fuel For Life from Diesel. This is yet another Italian cologne that is undoubtedly urban and masculine with star anise as the foundation mixed with grapefruit, raspberry, lavender, heliotrope, and dried woods. It might be inexpensive, but it shouldn’t be because it stands up to the best.
Priced at #35 exclusively through

For The Office

212 by Caroline Herrera

Venezuelan-born Herrera is not new to the fashion scene. In fact, her gowns have been a staple of the New York and Hollywood elite for decades, but this is her first men’s cologne to get excited about. Her usually traditional offerings are cast aside here as sophisticated and sleek aromas of grapefruit, ginger, mandarin, sandalwood, Guiac wood, musk, and Aquatic molecules take over.
Priced at $50-$69

Attitude by Armani

The name says it all here. Attitude is perhaps the best-named and most appropriately mixed cologne from Giorgio Armani. The blending of Calabria lemon, coffee absolute, ceylan, Shina cedar, patchouli, lavender, and cardamom is an inspired shot of Italian bravado without being overdone. Now consider that this cologne is only available from his boutiques and Sephora, and it becomes clear that Mr. Armani is once again the king of all things Italian.
Priced at $35 exclusively through

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