Never underestimate the power of a good aftershave – particularly when it comes to dating.
It’s been scientifically proven that the magic blend of pheromones and chemicals created by wearing a new scent has a unique double benefit – one quick spritz not only makes you feel more confident, it also makes you more attractive to women.
As an ego-boost it’s flawless, but picking out a fresh signature scent is also a fashion must – the cherry on top of a perfectly orchestrated outfit when done right.
So to help you on your way to aftershave and dating success this festive season, we’re running through five of the best fragrant designer offerings available – take a look.
Carolina Herrara 212 Men NYC
With a sleek and modern bottle, Carolina Herrera’s 212 Men NYC evening fragrance effortlessly encapsulates the stylish class of New York – the buzzing city it’s named after.
A traditionally masculine base of bergamot, ginger and sandalwood is given a unique edge from highlights of lavender and violet. It’s a strong aftershave perfect for making an impression even in a crowded bar.
Givenchy Play Sport for Men
Don’t be put off by the slightly gimmicky packaging of Givenchy Play Sport. It proves to be a surprisingly refreshing and sophisticated update on the brand’s original scent Play.
A heart of amyris wood is complemented with notes of mint and ginger for a zingy fragrance. If you’re a fan of taking your dates out on sporty adventures, then this is the one for you – it’s got serious staying power.
Tom Ford Noir Pour Homme
For a taste of Tom Ford’s killer style without the equally killer price tag usually attached to his fashion wares, the Noir Pour Homme is your best bet.
The casual simplicity of the bottle mirrors the fresh fragrance inside, which expertly mixes Italian lemon, spearmint and citrus oils. Its boldness and strength will add some much-needed edge to a romantic evening for two.
Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans’ super raunchy ad for Gucci Guilty Black set headlines on fire when it was released a few years ago, but it still remains a sensual aftershave that’s more than seductive enough for a date night.
An unusual composition of green coriander, lavender and patchouli creates a distinctive scent in keeping with Gucci’s typically bold fragrance style.
Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man
If you’re desperate for a solid everyday aftershave to see you through an afternoon coffee hook-up, look no further than Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man.
The provocative and bright fragrance comes in a futuristic bottle, and a perfectly balanced mix of amber, mint and spicy pepper gives it an intensity that’s interesting without being overpowering.
There you have it, five of the most popular designer aftershaves – whatever one you go for, it’s guaranteed to help you make it through a date with killer confidence.