In case you were unaware, you should know that there’s a world of difference between a fall/winter friendly fragrance and a spring/summer friendly fragrance. Your scent this season should be light and compelling rather than obnoxiously polluting the air in a five foot radius around you. To make sure you don’t become one of those sad individuals all alone at the club because of his poor cologne IQ, check out these 5 summer-friendly scents that were made to complement bikinis and margaritas.
Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport
Dolce & Gabbana’s latest fragrance was created to conjure up a nice, clean aroma embodying the freshness of water and the saltiness of the sea. With notes of rosemary, cardamom, patchouli, and musk, this fragrance will make you smell like masculine and athletic no matter how active you may (or may not) be.
$57; available at sephora.com
Kenzo Homme Sport
Since taking over Kenzo, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony have tried to reenergize the brand with their signature coolness. For Summer 2012, Kenzo brings you the newest edition of their homme fragrance. Composed of woody and citrusy notes such as grapefruit, mint, lemon, and ginger, this fragrance is sure to help with your beach game. (And we're not talking about volleyball.)
Available this summer at kenzousa.com
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
Best known for the iconic Chanel No. 5 scent, the Chanel brand has been expanding into the men’s fragrance market with the same expertise. This new fragrance gives every guy the opportunity to smell like Karl Lagerfeld (just kidding!). With notes of exotic Sicilian Mandarin and Moroccan Cypress, this fragrance is designed for the bold risk-taker and adrenaline seeker.
$62; available at chanel.com
Calvin Klein, CK One Summer
The CK One fragrance should be a staple in every guy’s cabinet. Now, for summer 2012, Calvin Klein has amped up its classic fragrance. This is a unisex fragrance, meaning you and your girlfriend can both rock the same scent (nothing says compatibility like smelling the same). With hints of lime, green apple, and rum cocktail, we’re not sure if you’ll want to share this bad boy with your lady friends.
$48; available at calvinklein.com
Yves Saint Laurant, L’Homme Libre
Known for the masculine coolness of their designs, YSL’s newest men's fragrance is designed to create a cloud of masculine sensuality around you. This fragrance contains notes of basil, violet leaf, nutmeg, and pink pepper. For best results, only real men should try this one out.
$59; available at macys.com