10 Men’s Perfume for Summer/Autumn

There is an art to wearing fragrance, and it is not as easy as it seems. I hope that by now you’ve grown out of your Lynx and are ready for something a little cooler. Start with a good roll on deodorant, and follow up with a spray or two of something that smells a lot sexier.

Despite what your friends in high school will have taught you, less is, in fact, more. You aren’t aiming to marinate your skin.


The best places to apply cologne is the chest (on your skin, just below the throat), and a dab behind the ears, followed by your wrists. Make sure not to rub it into the skin as that will break down the fragrance molecules, making the fragrance last a shorter amount of time.

The best time to apply cologne? First thing after a hot shower. Your pores will be open and more susceptible to the fragrance.

Finding the perfect scent isn’t always easy either. The trick is to go for a more woody muskier smell in the winter and lighter fresh scents in the summer. If in doubt, ask someone at the Cologne Counter for assistance. They could talk about fragrances for years, seriously.

Do not under any circumstances reapply cologne too often. While you may not be able to smell it, others around probably still can. So leave it at least 6 hours before reapplying.

Here are my Top 10 Fragrances for this season:

So fresh you will feel like you just crawled out of some sexy surf

  1. Encounter Fresh by Calvin Klein – $81
  2. Paradise Bay by Karl Lagerfeld – $70
  3. Gentlemen only by Givenchy – $102
  4. Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza by Giorgio Armani – $146
  5. L’Homme Libre by Yves Saint Laurent – $135
  6. Eros by Versace – $102
  7. Frank by I Love Ugly – $110
  8. Narciso Rodriguez For Him by Narciso Rodriguez  – $117
  9. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier – $152
  10. CK Free by Calvin Klein – $59

Now, go forth and smell nice… like James Franco.

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Written by James Knapp

Feature writer at XYNZ Magazine. James is a design and media graduate from VUW with great taste.
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