Many of the major Colognes for men have come out with new versions of established brands called flankers, which are variations on a theme. The case of Calvin Klein moving away from the unisex concept to establishing a ‘him and her’ range of perfumes and colognes is an example if this.
It’s all about identity and self-image. A young man will experiment to find the fragrance he wants or older men may be nudged into changing their regular brand of cologne for something new, perhaps changing from a wood like mellow cologne to something more fresh and spring like.
It depends what the person really wants. Much of the publicity suggests that men are searching for cologne that will drive women wild but actually in most cases it’s how each person responds to new cologne, a feel good factor with which to start the day. Some people do not want colognes that are too strong whilst others are looking for a longer lasting fragrance throughout the day. Trying new cologne is a very personal choice, which is not always easy to define, as each person’s olfactory senses are different.
You may want to impress a special someone at a date or you may want something more restrained for daily working life at the office. It’s also about sending the right message for the occasion. Sometimes what the wife or girlfriend thinks is also a deciding factor. Each spring season perfume manufacturers parade their wares hoping to attract new converts and encouraging exploratory forays to department stores to test out the new creations, or maybe someone will get lucky with a present from a loved one. Whatever the case the opportunity to try something new and change the established routine is an important incentive.
Here are five top colognes released on the market in 2014 to tempt you into taking the plunge with new cologne.
David Beckham Intense Instinct Eau de Toilette Spray for Him
This new cologne trades on David Beckham’s image as a soccer and stylistic icon. It’s appropriately masculine in fragrance. Its distinctive aroma is said to work wonders for a man down on his luck. It can be used all day and has notes of lemon, ginger and melon and then reveals shades of violet, cedar and coriander with a hint of wood and musk. It also has anise, pimento, cardamom and Haitian vetiver with patchouli and white amber- a winning combination. The price is $35.99 on Amazon.com
Boss Bottled Limited Edition Spray 3.4 OZ
Recommended as a pleasant scent and the best cologne from Boss it is said to be extremely attractive for lady friends. It has a fougere fragrance with top notes of violet leaves and grapefruit as well as rose and labdanum and is best for spring and summer. It costs $53.84 on Amazon.com
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Fahrenheit Dior Cologne for MEN Pure Perfume Spray 2.5 Fl.oz
Fahrenheit Dior Cologne has the well-known Fahrenheit distinctive fragrance and introduces a new blend of aromas with violet and rum absolute enlivened with caraway and coriander rounded off with essence of Bourbon vanilla. It costs $96 on Amazon.com The list price is $120.
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Paco Rabanne Black Xs Potion
Paco Rabanne has launched its new fragrance Black XS Potion for her with the image of a love potion. It contains the fragrance of Baccara roses, pink hellebore and sandalwood and amber. Its distinctive black bottle is decorated with a red seal. It costs $69.39.
CK ONE RED For Calvin Klein Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz
CK One Red is a fresh new fragrance for men. This is a new development from CK One for men featuring suede, vetiver, ginger pear, ginger and vetiver and musk. It reverses the earlier Calvin Klein fragrances, which were pitched, to the unisex market. It costs $33.75 on Amazon.com. The list price is $54.