What are manly scents and is citrus one of them?

by Phume Mdluli

A perfume can be a huge style statement. The right perfume for you will define your personality and accentuate it in the best way possible. Any outfit can be easily elevated with the right perfume and the right perfume will always make a good impression on everyone in your surroundings.

 There is a wide variety of men’s perfumes today like the Engage XX3 Cologne Spray For Men that comes with a selection of fragrances that are enticing, powerful and confidence-boosting. Men’s perfumes are often manly scents that have long-lasting qualities along with sensual and attractive-smelling qualities. But what are “manly scents” and how do they make for the best male perfumes? To understand manly scents, you must know about a fragrance wheel.

A fragrance wheel is a well-known method in which scent families are segregated. Not every scent is extremely unique. Scents that are derived from common sources are often categorized together and they make up of ‘scent families.’ Women’s perfumes often use scent families like Floral, Fresh, Fruity and Oriental.

Men’s scent families are predominantly Woody, Oriental, and Fresh.

  • Woody scents are often warm and earthy. Common woody scents include Patchouli, Amber, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Vetiver and Cedarwood.
  • Oriental scents represent the more exotic kind of scents which include herbs and spices too. Some oriental scents often used in men’s perfumes are Cinnamon, Vanilla, Musk, Myrrh and Anise.
  • Fresh scents as their name suggests, are fresh and pleasant-smelling scents often citrusy or herby or inspired by oceanic and rainy smells. Some fresh scents are Bergamot, Seaspray, Lavender, Sage, Grapefruit.

These are the scent families that are often used by most men’s perfume manufacturers to produce the best perfumes tailored to suit every occasion for a man. These scent families are often mixed to create layered perfumes that last very long. Most men’s perfumes contain a different scent as their first notes and a different one as their heart notes. This is why while testing a new perfume, it is important to be patient and wait for the heart notes to appear before making your purchase.

While it is easy to assume that stereotypically “womanly” scents make up the women’s scent families and similarly, stereotypically “manly” scents make up the men’s scent families, you must have noticed that both men and women’s perfumes contain some common scent families. They are oriental and fresh. These include citrusy smells too! So, for example, all kinds of citrusy scents like Lemongrass, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Orange are all part of the men’s scent families. These are important scent families and vital in perfume making!

For men, it is absolutely necessary to choose a long-lasting cologne or spray while looking for a new fragrance as men tend to produce more sweat than women. Engage XX3 Cologne Spray For Men is a favourable long-lasting cologne spray option if you love spicy and intense scents. Engage XX3 Cologne Spray For Men is a skin-friendly spicy and woody scent. It contains contrasting yet two significantly male scents, amber and citrus. This can be worn every day and for special occasions like parties and get-togethers too. It contains 0% gas and lasts very long. Engage XX3 Cologne Spray For Men is the perfect rich and intense perfume that will give you an irresistible feel!

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