Women, no matter what race, swoon over a man whose smell draws them in. A man’s smell is often included in the list of deciding factor as to whether the woman will be responsive to his advances. There’s an art form to pairing the right scent for the right occasion. Having a nose for fine colognes is what separates the men from the boys.
Fall is the second best season in which to be a single man. There are so many dates that will allow you to naturally be in your date’s personal space. If you’re going to be that close, give her something to remember you by when the date is over.
Play Intense by Givenchy
Play by Givenchy was originally released and marketed as Justin Timberlake’s cologne. He was prominently featured in the ads and for smart reasons. Play is the perfect casual cologne for a night out that includes music and moderately-priced drinks. It’s not too heavy to overwhelm, but the woodsy layers are enough that it’ll last while you dance it up.
HM by Hanae Mori
The Japanese line of Hanae Mori are all fragrances that fit the scene of an afternoon date. HM, in particular, has the versatility to be well-suited for a quick brunch, going ice-skating, or the movies. Unlike some colognes, this is one that has a more clean aroma to it. The great thing about HM is that it can also be considered unisex thanks to the vanilla undertone. So if you wind up in a relationship, be warned that she might use it as much as you do. (You won’t find this in stores anymore, so buy 2 bottles and keep them around.)
Artisan Black by John Varvatos
Varvatos is easily one of the most underrated lines of cologne in the business. Aside from having a unique bottle, the Artisan Black is a scent that exudes sex appeal. It’s a very manly cologne in the sense that it’s strong. However, it’s like foreplay during an intimate dinner at a trendy restaurant. Make sure you sit in a booth because your date will want to lean into your neck often. The rest is up to you.
Tom Ford Noir
Thanks to Jay Z, Tom Ford is no longer a secret. Noir is the ultimate status cologne for men. Women notice it when they smell it because it’s made for a certain type of guy. You shouldn’t break out Noir until you’re seriously interested in her. This is the cologne that you’d wear with a tailored suit to a black tie gala or a company holiday party. It lingers in a way that’ll make her want to wear your shirt to bed.