The Dos & Don'ts of Guy Scents

The Dos & Don'ts of Guy Scents

Tips for buying a fragrance he - and you - will love. Originally from the Valentine Day February guide provided by Sephora's Jessica Hanson.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial by Sephora's Jessica Hanson, The Dos & Don'ts of Guy Scents.

DO snoop around. Find out what kind of scent he already has (woodsy, fresh or spicy) and stick with that category when you go shopping.

DON'T get celeb-happy... unless you're sure he's a fan. Words of wisdom from a real guy: "We don't want a cologne with a picture of some famous guy we can't stand."

DO match scents. If there's a certain perfume he loves on you, he'll probably like the male version, too.

DON'T hesitate to try it. Wear his fragrance alone or layer it over your lightweight floral.


Guy Scents You'll Love

Five scents you'll both love:

  1. Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme eau de toilette ($55 for 1.7 oz., saks.com).
  2. Giorgio Armani Code for Men eau de toilette ($68 for 2.5 oz., giorgioarmaniparfums.com).
  3. Sean Jean Unforgivable Night eau de toilette ($74, seanjohnfragrances.com).
  4. Patrick Dempsey 2 eau de toilette ($35, avon.com).
  5. D&G 6 L'Amoureux eau de toilette ($65 for 3.4 oz., nordstrom.com).

Beauty Quickie: Got a sweaty guy? Buy him a fragrance with fresh, citrusy notes - they mask eau de odor.


(Hanson, Jessica. "The Dos & Don'ts of Guy Scents." Glamour Feb. 2010.)





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