5 summer scents for men

[ 0 ] July 11, 2012 |

For the longest time I never wore fragrances of any kind. Maybe it from the time in high school when a girlfriend bought me a bottle of Fahrenheit and the first time I put it on, everyone in the car alternated between gagging and hitting me. But I grew up and I’ve found a couple of really good favorites and now you won’t catch me going out olfactorily naked.

Summer time calls for a particular suite of scents. So here, as part of our month-long 24% off at Bluefly promotion, we showcase 5 of the best summer fragrances for men. Note: coupon expires 7/31/2012.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz.

Sale: $51.30
Smells Like: Citrus, spicy rosemary, jasmine, wood
Wear It In Your Dreams: Milan, the piazza, between the supermodel shoot and drinks with the Duchess.
Wear It In Real Life: Your sister-in-law’s birthday dinner at the Olive Garden.

Jean Paul Gaultier Eau de Toilette Spray 6.7 oz.

Sale: $72.20
Smells Like: Warm fresh mint, lavender, orange blossom, the woods
In Your Dreams: Gala dinner at the Westchester Int’l. Polo Cup.
In Real Life: End-of-season banquet for your son’s Little League team.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette Spray 4.2 oz.

Sale: $52.44
Smells Like: Mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, juniper, rosewood, rosemary, musk, oakmoss, incense
In Your Dreams: Ceremonial drum circle at the Tantric Ashram.
In Real Life: Steely Dan show at the Fairgrounds Amphitheater.

Cartier Declaration Essence Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz.

Sale: $67.64
Smells Like: Orange, bergamot, cedar, birch wood, oakmoss, cardamom, vetiver & rosewood
In Your Dreams: World Championship surfing competition.
In Real Life: High school prom.

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Eau de Toilette Spray 4.2 oz.

Sale: $52.82
Smells Like: Citrus and spice combined with lower notes of musk, amber and woods
In Your Dreams: High-stakes baccarat tournament in Montenegro with spies and diplomats.
In Real Life: Charity poker tournament at the Legion.


Just because you aren’t summering at your place on Lake Como with George and Brad doesn’t mean you can’t smell like a star. A strategically placed dab here, a post-shave splash there and these fragrances will have your friends and loved ones dishing out compliments faster than second helpings of potato salad at the family reunion.


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