When it comes to choice, men often get the short end of the stick. Take a walk through any department store or chain and the men's section is essentially the closet under the stairs compared to the presidential suite where women shop. While we aren't always afforded endless options when it comes to shoes, suits or jeans, when it comes to cologne we have too many. In a world where every designer seems to believe their taste in clothing translates into a degree in Perfumology, finding the right scent is easier said than done. But it's time to stop surveying the field for a discount spray that loses its hold before you're even out the door. It's time to start using the scent you want, not the scent you have. It's time to find The One.
The invigorating aroma of a city rooftop at dusk, warm breeze at your back, whiskey in hand and world at your finger tips, this intense fragrance from Dolce & Gabbana uses the subtle complexity of grapefruit, coriander and basil notes to reveal a signature, unmistakably spicy quality. Hints of ginger, cardamom and orange blossom complement the rich tobacco and cedar body, and even its presentation - a sumptuous flacon of dark hues, topped by a powerful black cap - oozes sophistication. The bottle comes in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml sizes, but do yourself a favor and get the big one. It will last forever and with each press, add a breath of confident masculinity to your vibe.
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Words and Photos by The Cuff