THE ART OF UNISEX FRAGRANCES
Ladies, be honest: How many of y’all dabble in men’s grooming products? Specifically, I’m talking about men’s cologne. I don’t know about you, but to me, there’s nothing sexier than a man’s scent, especially if it denotes masculinity, power and a sense of calmness. But fragrance is a very personal choice, and everyone won’t always agree on what’s most alluring. Some women will forever prefer the sweet notes of flower, citrus or lavender, while others (like ya girl) appreciate a deep, sensual scent with musky and eucalyptus undertones. Makes my toes curl just thinking about it. LOL! I put my muzzle to the test to find some of the best unisex fragrances for fall.
Turns out, the creation of fragrance is a labor of love. World renowned Perfumer and creator of Precious Liquid, Richard Herpin, notes the variety of different natural oils, flowers, spices, woods, and herbs that go into creating some of the industry’s most popular scents. “We use single molecules that are found in nature, like in a rose for example. It allows us to create a unique [rose] scent with a lot of personality. Lastly, we have special molecules that just smell amazing. The right combination of naturals and molecules makes a great fragrance.”
Based on Richard's expertise, seems to me that you can use just about anything to formulate a kick-ass fragrance these days. But body chemistry and undertones do play a very significant role when choosing the perfect fragrance. For that reason, it’s definitely important to try before you buy if you can. “Body chemistry pushes out certain undertones in fragrances like greens, or a sweetness, says Herpin. There is no real science behind it, but if you like a fragrance that does not react well on your skin, just wear it on your clothes.”
I put Herpin’s theory to the test – and hand-picked the following unisex fragrances for fall:
I don’t usually jump on the celebrity endorsement bandwagon, but this is one fragrance that I can definitely get behind. Created by singer, songwriter, Shawn Mendes, this fragrance is definitely one for the books. The woodsy undertones are bold, yet indulgent – refreshing, yet distinctive. The first time I sprayed it on my arm, I knew it was the one.
Burberry Britt for Men
I don’t gravitate to orangey scents often, but there’s something undeniably magnetic about Burberry Britt for Men. It also has woodsy undertones similar to Shawn Mendes’ fragrance, but with twist. Once this scent settles, there’s a whiff of rose and nutmeg. Y’all better get some.
Armani Code for Men
Break out your inner rock star with this uber sexy scent! Notes of lemon, pepper and poppy are throughout, so if you’re into lighter, more subtle scents, this probably won’t be a good fit for you. Think Grace Jones + Prince’s (RIP) love child.
Tom. Freaking. Ford. The brand truly has something for everyone. Whether you’re into flowers, sandalwood, or lavender, I’d bet my last $20 that you’ll walk away finding the fragrance of your dreams. Shop the line here.
What’s your favorite unisex scent for fall? Leave in the comments below!