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Smell of Success - What Your Cologne Says About You

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The kind of scent that a man chooses to wear gives us a look at his personality and interests. From spicy notes that remind us of rich mahogany and leather-bound books to clean sporty fragrances that are better suited to athletes, cologne is what really sets refined men apart. Of course it's not an exact science-there's always a little wiggle room, but chances are you'll see a little of yourself in your favorite fragrance. So, what does your signature scent say about you?

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Clean & Aquatic
Men who are partial to aquatic fragrances like to be in and around water. They're the outdoorsy type that find excitement in everything from yachting to surfing. The scent reminds them of the freedom of being on the open sea or their last sail through the Mediterranean. Their style and attitude is likely more laid back and casual, but they're also admired for their ability to do things effortlessly.
Our Choice: Creed Erolfa Fragrance

Fresh & Fruity

Men who like fresh or lightly-fruity scents are generally fun-loving guys who don't take themselves too seriously. They're the center of attention, the life of the party and love making people laugh-it's all about being fun and easygoing. They're confident and spend their free time surrounded by friends or exploring the great outdoors. Men who sport these fragrances usually lead a pretty active lifestyle, whether they're jogging through the park every morning or out at the bar with the guys at night.
Our Choice: Atelier Orange Sanguine Cologne

Oriental & Spice

Suits, brogues and cufflinks fill the closet of the man who wears a spicy fragrance. It's sensual, sophisticated and a little mysterious, just like him. He's just at home with the guys as he is treating his leading lady to a night out on the town. He's the kind of man that can casually quote John Keats while sipping a 50-year-old single malt scotch. He's meticulous with his work and wardrobe, and is often commended for his style and attention to detail.
Our Choice: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum

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Wood & Earth
These are the guys who are just waiting to release their inner lumberjack. They're the strong silent type and love spending their free time in the great outdoors doing anything from fishing in the summer to skiing in the winter. These men prefer a night in to a night out (preferably on a bear-skin rug in front of a fireplace), and enjoy the quiet solitude nature can give them. Confident dressers, they know what they want and know what they like and are unlikely to follow trends-they enjoy the classics.
Our Choice:Tom Daxon Silicon Wood

Fougére (Aromatic)
This fragrance is for the man who knows what he wants. He's masculine, confident and seems effortlessly cool. He's a risk taker and not afraid to try a new trend or style-he's always the first to sport a new hairstyle or buy the latest tech. His taste is always on point, and he always knows the latest hot spot or newest bar (and can get in). He's a ladies man, but a modern gentleman, and loves to treat the woman he's with to a great time.
Our Choice: Duc de Vervins