The rainy season has arrived. Here’s a list of the 5 best perfumes for men guaranteed to keep you smelling great (while putting a spring in your step), regardless of rain or sweat.
Au revoir to the last days of summer, the monsoon season has officially begun. To Filipino locals, this means darker, damper, and drearier days - the dreaded hallmarks of the rainy season most have to bear with (or delight in, if you’re a pluviophile).
To help see you through, we've selected 5 of the best male perfumes that will not only cut through the stuffy rainy day air with their spectacular sillage, but also leave you feeling cool and refreshed (compliments from your significant other guaranteed).
We've whittled down our choices to perfumes with notes that shine during the rainy days; this includes scents with citrus, green, aquatic, woody, and spicy notes. We’re also betting on the mood-altering properties of these bright and tantalizing accords, hoping that they drive away your dark clouds, literally and figuratively.
1. Christian Dior Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit was praised for having the most successful men's perfume launch ever when it was introduced in 1988. Banish rainy day blues with its exotic elements of lavender, honeysuckle, nutmeg, sandalwood, jasmine, musk, vetiver, and leather.
This refreshing Christian Dior classic is imbued with warm and woody energy - just what you need when the downpour puts a damper on your mood.
2. Bvlgari Man Wood Essence
Bvlgari Man Wood Essence sports a very green, citrus kind of smell that performs spectacularly during the rainy days. A soiree of wood barks, resins, essences, and spicy notes evoke images of a verdant field, thriving after days of rain.
Top notes of Italian citrus and coriander leaf combine for a bright and refreshing opening that later melts into warmer and woodier accords. A great office wear, but even better for dates.
3. Hugo Boss Bottled
Leave it to Hugo Boss Bottled's fruity and vanilla accords to thwart the misery that comes with the monsoon season.
Fresh and sharp with a woody base that feels like a warm embrace, this decade-old entry from Hugo Boss features citrus top notes and heart notes of cinnamon, cloves, and pelargonium. The dry down is intensely masculine, featuring sandalwood, and cedar.
4. Christian Dior Sauvage
Christian Dior Sauvage is the perfect rainy day date wear (if you don’t mind getting compliments from more than just your lover). An incredibly sexy opening of pepper and Calabrian bergamot offers a kick of spice with the tang of lime.
Later, the scent takes on woodier and more aromatic accords of lavender, vetiver, and cedar. Sauvage offers such impressive longevity that you wouldn’t mind getting caught in the rain.
5. Azzaro ChromeAzzaro Chrome is a great wear for sultry rainy days when all you wish is a cool and crisp fragrance on your skin. This aromatically fresh scent is a tidal wave of green notes, including grapefruit, basil, and vetiver with a pseudo-aquatic scent that makes us long for the beach. A pleasantly minty dry down lifts you up when the climate turns sour.