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Best Smelling Fragrances On Valentines Day For Men

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018


Fragrances can be split up into different categories or groups and styles, this can be things like citrus, woody, fresh, floral and oriental. However these words can be a bit unknown to people who are not perfume connoisseurs, and even ones who are can sometimes disagree with how to categorise a scent. I always like to try to use real word words or situations where you’d wear each particular scent, and even then describing a scent in words, is quite challenging, not to mention people can and will smell things differently.

Valentines Day is about love, for a guy it’s about being the guy, the gentlemen. So When I describe fragrances for this type of occasion, I use the term “man smell” which means quite musky and woody, something which will warm you up rather than cool you down, and woody.

What makes a good Valentines Date Scent?

As mentioned, it should be sensual, dark, and inviting. If you’re on the look out for a new scent, or have a few already that you’d like to try out, I recommend looking at the colour of the fragrance, and also there’s a secret in the name. Typically these styles of scents could be golden yellow or golden brown, these should be more woody types of scent. Clear colour or slightly green could be winners too, however pale yellows or blues could possibly be avoided, as they usually denote lighter citrus, aquatic or fresh scents more suited to day wear and don’t pack the same punch.

The name of the bottle can be a bit of a giveaway at times too. Lookout for words relating to nights or the evening. Nuit (night in French) is one which is commonly used, dark or black or other words commonly used by perfume houses.

Top Fragrance For Men On Valentines Day

Whether you’re a guy reading this, or a girl looking to buy your man a new fragrance, here’s my top tips for what scent to wear this Valentines Day.


Dior Sauvage

Dior Sauvage is one of the newest scent which I have, and also reviewed it on the blog very recently here. It is a very sensual smell, and it’s definitely a one any lady will love.

Creed Aventus Fragrance For Men

Creed Aventus

If you want to push the boat out and go for a fragrance which is high end, lots of men swear by Creed Aventus. I have it and I can honestly say, it’s very nice indeed. Once again it’s an inviting scent, and packs a punch since this one is an eau de perfume. Since it’s stronger you’ll not need as much, so be careful not to over-do this one!

Tom Ford Noir Fragrance For Valentines Day

Tom Ford Noir

It’s a spicy and woody fragrance, but Tom Ford Noir does it in a sophisticated and clever way, by not being over-powering but maintains the strong scent. Again this is an EDP, so be careful on over-spraying it, apply little by little in key areas.

Jo Malone Oud And Bergamot Fragrance For Valentines Day

Jo Malone Oud And Bergamot

Oud And Bergamot by Jo Malone is another inviting scent which is very woody, and very spicy at the first opening. It’s called an intense cologne, and it is powerful, only a couple of sprays will be needed for this one.

Bulgari MAN Fragrance For Men

Bulgari MAN

I have loved Bulgari MAN for several years now, and it’s one of my go to scents for a night out. It’s a spicy, woody and floral type of smell which makes a great combination and girls will love this on you.

Bleu de Chanel Fragrance For Valentines Day For Men

Bleu de Chanel

Since it’s release in 2010, Bleu de Chanel has became a bit of a modern classic, and it’s already owned by so many lads out there. If you own it, you’ll know all about the inviting scent, and it is a winner. If you’ve missed the boat on this you might want to give it another try and seriously consider getting this one, which was made for situations like a Valentines night.

Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme Fragrance For Valentines Day

Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme

I bought Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme a couple of years ago, and it’s really good. As the name suggests, it is alluring which is perfect if you’re meeting up with your lady. It is slightly woody and spicy but soft, so is completely inoffensive.

Floris Santal Fragrance For Valentines Day

Floris Santal

Floris Santal is possibly my favourite scent, it is an all rounder so I think it’s suitable for Valentines Day. It’s less musky and woody than some of the scents on this list, and more of a floral, oriental vibe. But it is inviting and hits all the senses, it’s just an amazing scent. If you want to make a subtle but noticeable entrance with a fragrance, this could be the one.

Viktor And Rolk Spicebomb Fragrance For Men

Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb

Another easy one to spot with the name is Spicebomb by Viktor and Rolf. You don’t need much of a description for this, the name really does say it all, spicy with a bit of a sweet kick.

Dior Homme Intense Fragrance For Valentines Day For Men

Dior Homme Intense

A classic, manly, gentleman scent. Dior Homme Intense is like an old school fragrance with a modern sophistication about it. Strong on the musky woody notes, it’s possibly the most blokey scent on this list.

These are my top fragrance ideas for guys to wear when going out with girls this Valentines Day. There’s a lot which could make the list, but these are definitely some of the best and inviting scents which I have come across. You can always check out more in my men’s fragrance guide here, which has a more rounded collection of fragrances for all occasions.

If you’re wondering what to wear, check out my guide on men’s style tips for valentines day, packed with ideas and outfit inspiration.

Michael Adams

Written By: Michael

Founder and editor of Michael 84, A UK men's blogs covering the best of fashion, style, tech, grooming, fragrances and lifestyle.

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