Introducing a scent that corresponds to your most reliable wingman. Acqua di Gio Profumo  balances notes of water and citrus  with bolder elements such as incense, patchouli and geranium. The result is refreshing and interesting without overwhelming the senses. Whisper “I was here” without feeling the need to shout it from the rooftops. 

A go-to scent that easily transitions from the office to happy hour, or from a casual lunch date to a stylish evening soiree. Spring and summer may shine a little brighter, but any season deserves a spot on your pulse point. Say hello to your new daily champion and get ready to receive lots of compliments. 

Top Notes: Sea Notes, Bergamot, Green Mandarin | Heart Notes: Rosemary, Cypress, Lavender | Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Amber | Size: 2.5 / 4.2 oz  Type: Eau de Parfum | Season: Spring, Summer


CK One is one of the most popular fragrances on the planet. It was first released in 1994 as a unisex fragrance for the grunge generation, and I bought it myself 15 years ago when I was a teenager modeling in Japan. I loved it on both guys and girls, and even 30 years later, it still feels contemporary.

CK One is a refreshing, clean scent that is perfect for day or night. It starts off with an interesting sweetness from papaya and pineapple, followed by a sharp citrus note during dry down. Lemon, mint and green notes are also present. Nutmeg is at the heart of the scent, followed by sandalwood and a hint of amber to warm the skin.

Maybe I’m just being biased, but I think it’s the best sillage out there.

All in all, CK One keeps an impressive balance between soothing and invigorating, and it’s hard to see how it won’t work on a mature man.


Mandarin on high notes, Sage in the middle notes, and Amber on the base notes Dimensions: 2.5, 4 oz.

Obsession is rich and seductive at any time of day, making it simple to get enamoured with it. Upon its release in 1985, this fragrance alone made Calvin Klein colognes famous and won several accolades in the process. It continues to sell incredibly well even now.

Obsession is a more sophisticated Calvin Klein fragrance than the majority of his others. Amber, vanilla, and nutmeg rich undertones add warmth and a cinnamony spice with a very outstanding sillage. It’s not as juicy as the best Calvin Klein colognes, but it does have that sweet, floral quality.

A last hint of smoke and balsamic adds a homely vibe that’s ideal for a brisk winter’s day. But do not overspray. This sophisticated fragrance works in a few spritzes.


Building on the foundation of the now-iconic CK ONE, CK EVERYONE is an ultra-fresh unisex fragrance that is perfect for any mood or any occasion.

CK EVERYONE has a bright opening of zesty sweet orange and spicy ginger. Soon to follow are more watery notes combined with tea. At this point, it feels more feminine. However, after about 20 minutes, the deeper notes of cedar, amber and musk make a welcome appearance. This seems to turn the tables to become more of a masculine fragrance, in my opinion.

This is a terrific clean and crisp aquatic citrus fragrance that is fresh, slightly woody and very easy going. Just the sort of scent to wear for when you want to smell incredibly fresh but not appear to be trying too hard.

The only drawback surrounding this fragrance is longevity. I am afraid 2-3 hours is the best I managed to achieve and tested it several times. After that is becomes a skin scent. It’s a shame as it smells great, but only for a few hours.

As for when to wear, this has spring/summer written all over it. More of a chilled daytime fragrance.

Presented in a clear (and recyclable!) bottle that reminds me of the old glass Calamine Lotion bottle

One to wear for a daytime date or Sunday brunch when you want to smell deliciously fresh but not overpowering. Highly recommended, although take into consideration it’s longevity does not make this an all day long fragrance.

  • Top Notes:
  • Orange Oil, Ginger
  • Mid Notes:
  • Tea, Watery Notes
  • Base Notes:
  • Cedar, Patchouli, Amber, Musk

5. Eternity For Men – Eau de Toilette

Let’s face it, Eternity For Men is a Calvin Klein classic. Created in the 1990s by Carlos Benaïm of Polo Ralph Lauren fame and currently making waves with fragrances at Frederic Malle, Eternity still deserves your attention.

The opening is an exciting citrusy combo of orange and bergamot combined with glorious lavender and slight soapy green notes. I never tire of the beginning.

Midway things become more herb-like with basil and sage joining forces to deliver a sense of mystery. Jasmine (that to me smells more on the side of hedione) and geranium bring a duo of floral notes to brighten the overall experience.

The dry-down is sweet and warm with freshly-cut woody notes combined with vetiver delivers a wonderfully well-rounded fragrance

Longevity is moderate, 4+ hours which is very respectable for this Eau de Toilette.

Even though this has lavender notes (that typically makes me think of summer), you can wear this any time of year and any time of day as the mids and base notes do an incredible job.

Presented in a very classy, almost art-deco bottle with clean lines and a silver cap.

Just because this has been around for a long time, please don’t ignore it. Perhaps one of the most outstanding men’s fragrances available.

Top Notes:

Lavender, Mandarin, Orange, Bergamot, Lemon

Mid Notes:

Coriander, Lily, Orange Blossom, Juniper, Basil, Jasmine, Sage, Lily-of-the-Valley, Geranium

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Vetiver, Rosewood

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