5 must have aquatic-fresh category perfumes for men.

Following is the list of 5 of the best aquatic-fresh category perfumes for men out there. They are worth having for every perfume lover who enjoys freshness around.

  1. Azzaro Chrome – It is a fresh fragrance for men, launched in 1996. It is excellent as a daily wear perfume. It is citrus, a bit soapy but very energizing and almost an electrifying metallic perfume.
  2. Givenchy Insense Ultramarine – Insense Ultramarine is a fresh fruity, spicy and aquatic masculine scent launched in 1995. The combination between fresh aquatic notes and fruits with a spicy  aura makes it special.
  3. Oxygene By Lanvin– With a opening is clean and bright opening Oxygene Homme is a fresh and light perfume for men. It’s a pleasant blend of crisp wood notes, aromatic herbs and salty seawater. It was launched in 2001.
  4. Hugo Element – It is a very fresh, clean, and crisp. With a balance of warm and cool, this should be a go-to fragrance when you need something inoffensive and comfortable. Launched in 2009 it makes a good summer fragrance.
  5. Blue Seduction by Antonio Banderas – Launched in 2007, this is a simple, elegant and modern perfume  that reminds us of the ocean. Good fresh fragrance for summer, daily use and good for work too.



Perfume that lasts long!

Does your perfume last long? Or does it

really bother you that it fades away really fast. I am sure most of us go through this ordeal. And we keep changing our preferences due to that. Now lets dig a bit deeper to understand what makes a perfume last long.

To make a coperfume_note_The_Perfume_Magazine.commplex explanation shorter, lets put it this way, each designer perfume consist of 3 parts, first, second, third. Most of us in reality choose our perfume based on the first and second part. Either we are not aware of the third part or we are running against time while deciding on the perfume hence tend to ignore it totally. This difference you will better understand if I tell you that the first part lasts for 30 sec, and the second for another 30 minutes and the real perfume is the 3rd part which we so effortlessly ignore. This third part is called the base of the perfume, meaning the core ingredients that have gone into the perfume. Mostly this base comprises of strong smelling substances like resins, amber & musk that stays on our skin longer than any other substance. So this is the reason we buy apples & but get oranges. So the next time you buy a perfume make sure that you are deciding based on the second and third part as that’s what is the real perfume.

Holiday perfume!

Is there anything like that? Perhapsholiday perfumes

The further talk would be better appreciated by individuals who are using perfumes regularly to their workplaces. Recently I met one of my old pals and while talking to him it struck me that only those who use perfume regularly can acknowledge what the non-users are missing. Its like the old age yoga benefits that a non yogic doesn’t confide in. What goes without saying is that the mind set is changing and so is the perception that grooming is incomplete without a perfume.

Now if you wear the same fragrance to your office daily then for you a holiday perfume would mean wearing totally opposite notes that would not remind you about your office. or wearing no perfume at all. But like it goes for most of us, the only time when we don’t wear a perfume is under a shower. Hence the opposite notes is the way ahead. Generally people choose perfumes with far lighter notes, but within the same family. Its like if you are accustomed to the colour pink, you would choose the lightest shade of pink during a your day out.

Some of the most common get away scents are Weekend by Burberry, Polo Blue Sport by Ralph Lauren, Insense Ultramarine by Givenchy & Coolwater Night Dive by Davidoff.


Its time to change!

Well its never easy to judge when is the right time but lets try.. has it happened to you that after careful selection you still don’t love the perfume you are currently using. You have used about 10 to 12 different brands & products till date but none hits the perfect note once you start using the same need a changeregularly. If yes, then lets work this out. Why does this happen.

So most of us are impulsive with our selection and decisions. They say first impressions are the last impression and so on.. but the same is not true in this case. Our first impressions are often misleading and hence its advised never to rely on those first reports. With a perfume you got to give it the time to unfold itself upon you. And most of these do it in a 3 step process. Its the combination of these 3 that makes a perfume superior.

So if you have not followed the 3 step process, stop regretting your decision and make up your mind to get yourself the right one. Well there will be a lot of takers for you existing perfume in your family, especially the younger cousins who would love to get a dash of something, their pockets can’t afford as of now. That adds to your fan club and with the right selection thereafter that list is sure to grow.




This is our first post, so cheers to that. Lets begin with a thought, what are the five primary senses in a human body?

  1. Sight   2. Smell   3.Taste   4.Touch   5.Hear

Out of these to see & hear are factual senses whereas to smell, taste & feel are subjective or abstract. We can also call them experiential senses. This basically means the same thing will be perceived differently by different individuals. Two individuals have different tastes – we all agree, similarly two individuals may feel the same touch differently due to the emotions associated with it. Now Smell is a bit factual and experiential at the same time. Hence the same perfume will be perceived very differently by two people and at the same time they will be felt similar. So its a combination of science & art to understand a perfume. In later posts we will address this dual character of perfumes and what makes understanding them such an intriguing one. But we will do it together. We will decode this puzzle and make it simple for everybody and that would be one of the primary objectives of this blog.