These Men’s Fragrances Are Secretly Perfect For Women
I’ve never been the type of girl to smell like flowers and sunshine. I’ve always tried to find strong female fragrances, but struggled to find anything that wasn’t too girly. That is until I scrapped the whole notion of women’s fragrances and started experimenting with men’s.
Thankfully, women’s scents have recently started becoming more and more masculine (thank you Elizabeth and James) by incorporating notes of musk, leather, wood, and spice. While women’s scents have definitely become more progressive, it can be hard to find perfume that gives off those sexy manly vibes. So why not skip right to buying a men’s cologne.
After all, there’s nothing quite like a good smelling man.
One of my favorite men’s fragrances to wear is 1 Million by Paco Rabanne because it’s the perfect combination of masculine and feminine. The leather and spice scents are what classify the cologne as a men’s smell but the undertones of citrus and rose help to balance it out to make it totally acceptable for a lady to rock.
Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford is another elixir of masculine sex appeal and feminine beauty. Grey Vetiver is made up of natural vetiver blended with sun-drenched citrus, rich spices, and prized woods- but if all of that means nothing to you, you just need to catch one smell of it to fall in love.
Dolce and Gabbana Pour Hommes is a great cologne for the summer time because of it’s light citrus and apple undertones. It can be super hard to find a men’s smell that isn’t heavy and strong smelling so this one is really refreshing!
There’s a very small section of Bath and Body Works reserved for the boys you forced to smell a hundred thousand candles with you. This very small section contains a few fragrance collections for men and in this section is a collection called Noir! Noir is another favorite of mine because of it’s crisp smell with vanilla undertones. I’m a sucker for anything vanilla and it’s nice to find a typically feminine smell in a scent made for men!
Lastly, Amber Pour Homme by Prada is a clean smell with amber notes. Many men have written reviews online saying that this cologne actually smells a little too pretty for them- which makes it the perfect feminine fragrance.
If you’re still not sold on the cologne idea, you can always experiment with layering your favorite perfume with a little cologne to create your own signature scent. You can never go wrong with mixing a vanilla base with a men’s fragrance.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll never avoid something just because it was made for a man.