The sun is out, the shorts are on, and your feet are properly sandaled. Summertime is here! The time is here to put away the heavier smelling and spice of fall and winter colognes and put on something fresh and light. Fall and winter fragrances have a warm smell to them and are overbearing in the summer heat. What you need now is something with a little crisp, cool smell that carries on the light summer breeze lightly and turns heads and smiles as you pass by wearing the correct cologne. So what exactly are the correct colognes? Let’s meet the top 5 summer colognes and discover just the right smells of summer.
Eternity Summer for Men – Eau De Toilette Spray by Calvin Klein
This has the name summer attached to it, but it could have no name at all and still you’d be able to tell that this was a scent designed for the hot summer days and warm summer nights. To be truthful, its blend can be worn in the cooler months too thanks to a light touch of patchouli and amber undertones. However it shines in the summer though. Reviewers have taken to it with droves of positive comments. There is one con that pops up though and a tad frequently. It’s that the scent goes on clean and fresh but fades after a short period of time and needs a little freshen up spray midday. Besides that though, it was all pros and smiles for this cologne. There were near nil negative comments even about the price. Many said it was worth it and more! So what’s a little extra squirt midday to last from then through the evening? It’s worth it for the compliments it brings.
Givenchy Gentlemen Only
This new fragrance from Givenchy, part of the Gentleman series has brought mixed reviews. On the pro side it didn’t seem heavy at all yet still had some of the musky scent and hidden wooded smells of the original Givenchy Gentlemen. It seemed the older crowds preferred it to the younger ones, however women of all ages found it to be “masculine and sexy” on both crowds. Basically you have to ask yourself with this fragrance, who are you wearing it for. If you’re a man who likes to please the ladies with scents before their own selves, this is for you. The price was too high for most, but there were those who did some shopping around and found great deals on it.
Marc Jacobs Cologne for Men by Marc Jacobs
If you know your fragrances, the first thing you’ll notice when you smell this on a man is that he shelled out some big bucks for it. The next thing you’ll notice is the unique sweet and manly combination and happen to follow the scent where it goes. People who purchased it were pleased with the fact that they needed only apply it once during the day and it lasted as fresh as the first spray even at days end. There were practically no major cons except the price and those who didn’t take to the sweet smell, which is actually from fig extract. The rest loved it and would definitely pay the price again for such a sweet and unique smell.
The Final Two Summer Colognes to Enjoy
Those listed above were the top 3. These last 2 are grouped together because they actually seemed to be so much like each other it would have been a waste to write the same thing twice. The reviews are for Polo Blue Sport for Men Eau De Toilette Spray and John Varvatos Artisan Spray for Men. These were similar in scent, for those who don’t want to totally give up a warm musky smell just because it’s summer, but just a lighter version. These 2 colognes hit that market on that point. They also were close in price too which was a mid-range price that people were happy with. The only major con of these 2 was that the scent wore off slightly quickly and didn’t last long at all. They found themselves refreshing with another spray on and off through the day. Of the 2 Polo got the win, but they still were close together. The ones who preferred the Polo were in favor of a short brisk scent. They both did make the summer scent new and enjoyable to most.