The attractive scents of colognes and perfumes upgrade men’s images and enhance their charms. It is often said that perfume is for a man like an invisible suit. Therefore, every man has to find the fragrances that match their personality to make the most of their appeal and charisma, as well as boosting their confidence. However, the smells that suit the different weathers and atmospheres vary every season of the year. A cologne that was intense and magnetic in winter can become overwhelming or cloying in the heat of summer.
The most appropriate colognes and perfumes for summer are those that are fresh, natural, floral and stimulating. A concrete aroma is part of the identity and self-expression of every man, and it is capable of determining the way a man is perceived. So, it is best to get that refreshing and lively feeling for summer. As always, we recommend men to apply the fragrance on the pulse points (nape, wrists, inner arms…), since the body temperature is slightly higher there and, therefore, evaporation is slower. That makes the difference when it comes to maximizing the intensity and impact of the fragrance. Style Konsult is explaining which are the best men’s colognes and perfumes for the summer season.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLOGNE AND PERFUME
First of all, we want to explain the difference between a cologne and a perfume. The concentration level is the decisive factor when it comes to the amount of water, alcohol and essential oils that is used in the formulas of colognes or perfumes. The best options for the summer months are the less intense ones. Thus, there are four degrees:
- Cologne water: Its concentration of alcohol and essential oils ranges around 2-4%.
- Eau de toilette: Between 5 and 12%. It is more long-lasting than eau de cologne and it is the most widespread standard among fragrances.
- Eau de parfum: From 12 to 18%.
- Perfume: Its concentration is greater than 18%. It is the most intense, so it is necessary to be be careful when applying it in order to balance the smell. A few drops is enough; more is not only exaggerated, but it can also stain your clothes due to the essential oils it contains. Perfumes are good to wear to special events and important meetings.
BEST SUMMER FRAGRANCES FOR MEN
Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray
An unprecedented variation of the Sauvage eau de toilette, one of the last milestones of the perfume-creator of Dior François Demachy. This format invites men to wear it every day, no matter the occasion. The ingredients used in its updated formula respect the environment. Its fragrance is characterized by bergamot from Calabria, grapefruit and lavandin as a spicy novelty. A tip is to put it in the fridge for a refreshing effect.
Agua Fresca Citrus Cedro by Adolfo Domínguez
Agua Fresca Citrus Cedro is an explosion of vitality and freshness. The eau the toilette is an invitation to freedom, inspired by nature in its purest state. It contains grapefruit, lemon verbena, ginger, cumin… and the spicy touch of pink pepper. It is perfect for a work meeting at the office and for afterwork activities, but also for those weekends of rest and disconnection.
CK One Summer
A limited edition, inspired by the bright and daring colors of pop art. The formula offers top notes of citrus (tangerine, Italian bergamot), quince and water lily dew. The heart notes are the waters of the blue lagoon, juniper berries, coriander and Matcha tea. In the base, Siberian driftwood, musk and blue amber. In addition, the bottle is a blank canvas that you can personalize with limited edition stickers. It is ideal to wear on those summer days when you feel more energetic.
Invictus Legend by Paco Rabanne
It is an eau de parfum that embodies a new version of Paco Rabanne’s hit. It retains some features of the original: masculinity raised to its maximum power, freshness… through ingredients such as laurel, grapefruit and guaiac wood. But, this time, it is built on the union of the marine accord with amber wood. Thus, Invictus makes the journey from the ocean to the hot sand, with spicy touches that will captivate you. It transmits warmth, intensity and energy.
BOSS BOTTLED Infinite by HUGO BOSS
The latest fragrance by HUGO BOSS continues to reflect the ‘Man of Today’ spirit that is so well embodied by its ambassador, Chris Hemsworth. This version has refreshing bright top notes of mandarin orange and apple, spiced with a touch of cinnamon and clary sage. The heart notes are patchouli, rosemary and lavender. Rich olive wood and sandalwood make up the base notes. The innovative technology allows the top and heart notes to last longer on the skin. It is perfect for a dinner with someone special where you want to make your personality stand out.
Kashbah Sunset by Massimo Dutti
The desert is the setting in which this fragrance is inspired, which creates an olfactory experience. The different floral species alternate with botanical varieties, reminiscing warm dusty sunsets. An olfactory chromaticism that will immediately transport you, as in a dream, to the sandy lands of the south. It is great to wear on your vacation, contemplating a summer sunset in good company.
Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vetiver
This is a new version of the Hermès classic. Thus, black pepper is replaced with Sichuan pepper, characterized by striking citrus notes. Bergamot gives it a very special vigor. And vetiver is the high note, just as the name of this eau de parfum suggests. It is a warm and energetic perfume that is optimal for making an unforgettable impression, such as on a date where you want to stand out.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
It is a fragrance that teleports people to an idyllic summer journey along the Capri coast, diving into the water and taking relaxing walks by the ocean. With a heart of aromatic rosemary, Sichuan pepper and rosewood, Dolce & Gabbana’s most masculine fragrance arrives spiced with woody notes of American musk, incense, oak moss and citrus nuances. It is an awesome perfume to go sailing or going on a trip to the sea.
Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford
It is a luxurious reinterpretation of its classic eau de cologne. On an amber base, it adds Tunisian neroli, the famous Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, yellow mandarin and accords of lavender, orange blossom and grapefruit. It is one of the most successful fragrances in the Private Blend collection, because it is fresh and captivating at the same time. We recommend men to wear it to have dinner and some cocktails with friends.
LOEWE 7 Silver
It is inspired by the seven values that characterize the ‘LOEWE man’ and is composed of only seven olfactory notes, among which mandarin, Nanah mint from Morocco and incense from Somalia, which stand out at the top; whether red pepper berry and Indian ginger are the heart notes, and dried amber and musk are the base notes. It also has a metallic touch with cold notes, which provides a rush of energy. The pack features a work of art by the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt, and the iconic bottle of the LOEWE 7 line becomes a curved mirror.