Men’s Colognes for 2013
We’re well into 2013, so let’s take a look at some new colognes, as well as remind ourselves of some of the classics.
Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo
The Only The Brave Tattoo is the latest in the Only the Brave collection of men’s cologne by Diesel. Don’t let the tough dark glass fist packaging fool you, open up a bottle of Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo and you’re hit with scents of zesty apple and citrus, before settling into a sweet and stronger base of pepper and tobacco. This is one that has great longevity and for those that like a stronger scent – Great for a classy night out.
Lacoste L.12.12. Rouge
The Lacoste L.12.12 collection is a tribute to the original Polo shirt made in 1927 to replace the stifling long sleeve blazers of the time. L.12.12 is the name designated by Rene Lacoste himself representing the material, sleeves, and prototype selected. The L.12.12 Rouge is the fourth fragrance in the collection, following the White, Blue and Green. The L.12.12 Rouge is a softer fragrance that is a match for summer. It’s soft, with notes of roiboos tea and tropical fruits before settling into a spicy scent, although the short longevity means its not noticeable till up close.
Not new, the Terre d’Hermes was released in 2009. It is however, still an amazing cologne. Fresh sprays will give you orange and grapefruit orchards, with a woody, earthy base note. It’s long lasting fragrance that will see you throughout the day. A great all rounder, but great for a professional scent or a daily use.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb EDT
Building on the success of the of the Flowerbomb, the Spicebomb is the successor from the Dutch fashion designers. As the name suggest, the fragrance is dominated by sweet spice, with a warming wood and tobacco base, and a slight musky note. A moderately long lasting, masculine cologne that’s well suited to when you want to make an entrance.
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gió EDT
This isn’t new at all. The Acqua di Gio has been around for a lifetime, but its a testament that it’s still a firm favourite to so many. It’s a fantastic refreshing and invigorating cologne with fresh, zesty characters and hints of the sea. Distinct, but not over powering, it remains to be seen if this can be beaten.