Fragrances 101 - The Scent of Success

Having good hygiene is non-negotiable, but a man that goes the extra mile to have an alluring scent will get a double take. Selecting the proper scent is essential because if your scent reads too mature, you’ll conjure thoughts of being an old grand daddy. If it smells alcohol based, it can come across as cheap, and subsequently, so will you. You also don’t want a typical every-guy-your-age scent. You’ll end up reminding women of some other guy who wore the same scent. The game is far from simple. The objective is to stand out, so you’ll want something unique.

Fragrances are only as good as they work with your body’s own chemistry. It’s important to know which notes work best with your body’s scent, which fragrances work during which season, and where and how much of the product to apply. 

 

Citrus notes that are light and fresh, evaporate more quickly and are better if you sweat heavily or just a good option for warmer climates. The heavier the fragrance, the less you need to apply. This is especially important to note for young men transitioning from a teen who uses all-over body spray. Keep that in mind for the dads raising young boys. Your cologne should be subtle, not suffocating. You may also consider spraying a handkerchief that can be flipped midday for freshening your selected scent. Opting to disperse most sprays in lower portions of the body can help a scent not be too invasive as well. 

Now that you know all the ways to make your scent most effective, check out these choice options that cover a range of tastes and budgets, including our own Scotch Porter exclusives.

 

Scotch Porter - It Hits Different Collection

4 signature scents for the #SPMan comfortably priced at $69.99 each.

Scotch Porter: The Porter House - Deep Greens, Warm Spice & Cashmere Musks. A gentleman’s retreat into a modern oasis.

Scotch Porter: Glenwood Now that you know all the ways to make your scent most effective, check out these choice options that cover a range of tastes and budgets, including our own Scotch Porter exclusives. - Smoky Cedar, Sandalwood & Leather. An all-year-round power move and woodsy classic.

Scotch Porter: Miami Duppy - Amber, Tonka Bean & Saffron. An optimistic elixir with a turn up personality. 

Scotch Porter: Badlands - Grapefruit, Balsam & Haitian Vetiver A fresh yet majestic blend for every day moments.

Chrome Azzaro - ($49) aromatic citrus. Top notes are Lemon, Rosemary, Bergamot, Neroli and Pineapple; heart notes are Jasmine, Cyclamen, Oakmoss and Coriander; base notes are Musk, Cedar, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Tonka Bean and Brazilian Rosewood.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue - ($58) fresh & fruity. Top notes are Granny Smith Apple, Sicilian cedar, bluebells; heart notes are, Jasmine, white rose, bamboo; base notes, cedar wood, amber, musks

Noir - Tom Ford ($184) aromatic & spicy. Top notes are Violet, Pink Pepper, Caraway, Bergamot and Verbena; heart notes are Tuscan Iris, Bulgarian Rose, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Geranium and Clary Sage; base notes are Indonesian Patchouli Leaf, Amber, Vanilla, Civet, Leather.

Aventus Creed - ($325) Sophisticated & fruity. Top notes are Pineapple, Black Currant, Bergamot and French Apple; heart notes are dry Birch, Patchouli, Moroccan Jasmine and Rose; base notes are Musk, oak moss, Ambergris and Vanilla.

Written By Lola Lepaon