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  • Cologne,  Holidays,  Perfumes,  Shopping

    The best summer fragrances for men

    Men love a fragrance just as much as the women, so what are the best summer fragrances for men?

    It’s not surprising why many women prefer to wear a male fragrance.

    There is such a great range in gorgeous male scents available and popular summer scents are full of fresh, aquatic and citrus vibes.

    The males take just as much care in their appearance as women and some of the fragrance notes in male products are real head turners.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men

    Travelling light

    Men prefer to travel light when going on their holidays. Much more than the women. We feel the need to take most of the wardrobe and every pair of shoes we own, to match our evening outfits.

    A couple of pairs of shorts, a few tops and one pair of shoes seems to suit the men perfectly. Having a partner who travels light certainly has it’s advantages. More space in the suitcase for us ladies to fill those gaps with even more outfits and shoes!

    We do leave a small space for their favourite fragrance though and it’s usually one that the woman has chosen!

    Well, if we are spending a 2-week holiday together it’s important to make sure that our fellas have the best smelling fragrance to wear.

    Men are more likely to buy a fragrance last minute at the Duty Free. This inevitably leads to them purchasing a female one for their partner too. There’s no escape lads!

    The best summer fragrances for men

    When we think of fragrance notes for men for summer wear, similar to females scents, we think of delicate aquatic notes.

    A touch of citrus such as oranges, lemons or lime.

    The same rule applies so nothing too heavy for the hot weather. Anything that reminds us of sandy beaches, cocktails and crashing waves are perfect.

    Let’s take a look at some of the best summer fragrances for men.

     

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    1. Giorgio Armani- Aqua Di Gio

    This gorgeous fragrance sits in the citrus family. With a wonderful combination of pineapple, lemon, peach, musk, sandalwood, cedar and ylang ylang, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is hugely popular for men.

     

     

     

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Georgio Armani- Acqua Di Gio on ebay

     

     

     

    2. Creed-Aventus

    This male scent is perfect for all year round with pineapple, blackcurrant, bergamot and apple as it’s top notes, it’s easy to see why it’s ideal for summer. A wonderful bottle of freshness to try.

    Having base notes of vanilla, ambergris and oak moss makes it a suitable scent that can we worn for any occasion and season. It’s a very masculine scent and a popular choice for many males.

     

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Creed-Aventus on ebay

    3. Dior- Savage

    Dior Savage has become very popular over the last few years and is another fragrance that suits most seasons.

    With notes of pepper, lavender, patchouli and bergamot, Savage is ideal for the evening meal whilst away. It’s also a good scent to wear whilst chilling on the beach or sitting at a taverna drinking cocktails.

    It carries its freshness well and is often worn as a signature fragrance because it is suitable for all year round.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Savage-Dior on ebay

    4. Kenzo- Pour Homme

    Kenzo Pour Homme works well as a summer fragrance with top notes of seaweed, mahogany and bergamot.

    There’s a real feel of freshness and the seaweed gives it that edge of saltiness.

    Once the top notes have worn off and you are left with the middle and base notes of sage, Jasmine, patchouli, ambergris, cedar and oak moss, this fragrance pops a floral scent.

    One of the very versatile fragrances that would suit perfectly for daytime wear whilst you are enjoying your holiday.

     

     

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    The best summer fragrances for men
    Kenzo-Pour Homme on ebay

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5. Dolce & Gabbana- Light Blue

    If you love strong fruit flavours then D&C Light Blue is a great choice this summer. There’s a wonderful scent on holidays with the fragrance notes as we smell grapefruit, Sicilian mandarin, rosemary, rosewood and musk.

    Any fragrance that contains musk has my vote. It’s such a light and delicate scent that really works well for summer as it’s not too powerful or heavy.

     

    It has a sharpness to it that works so well during the hot months. If you’re buying this fragrance for your holidays, it’s worth noting that it can wear off fairly quickly so may not be suitable for a lasting scent during the evening.

    Perfect for a spritz by the pool or dipping in and out of the sea.

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Dolce & Gabbana- Light Blue on ebay

     

    6. Giorgio Armani-Aqua Di Gio

    The name alone screams out class and coolness.

    If you’re looking for a scent that has a bit more longevity, then Giorgio Armani-Aqua Di Gio is the perfect match.

    Full of summer notes such as lime, neroli, jasmine, peach and rose, this fragrance will certainty fit the bill. With base notes of ambergris, cedar and oak moss, this gives the scent a longer lasting aroma and both middle and base notes keep the scent long-lasting.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Giorgio Armani- Acqua Di Gio on ebay

     

    7. Davidoff-Cool Water

    The female version of this fragrance is refreshing and Davidoff’s Cool Water is no exception. Beautiful top notes of lavender, peppermint, rosemary and orange blossom make this scent one of the favourites for men.

    We do think of summer and holidays with the title alone and with a reasonable price, it’s a popular fragrance to wear all year round.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Davidoff-Cool Water on ebay

    8. Ralph Lauren-Polo Blue

    Another fragrance that hits the favourite summer notes is Ralph Lauren-Polo Blue.

    Consisting of very delicate notes such as melon, cucumber and clementine, they’re the kind of notes you could pop into your drink and sit with your feet dipped into the pool.

    The base notes of patchouli, white amber and oak moss ensure this fragrance lasts long into the evening for a refreshing scent that lingers.

    The perfect blend of notes for the hot weather and an all round scent that’s perfect for the beach or a night out at a taverna.

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men

    Ralph Lauren-Polo Blue on ebay

     

     

     

     

    9. Calvin Klein-CK One Summer

     

    This fragrance is unisex so it makes the perfect scent to take away for a holiday, when both you and your partner can use it.

    A refreshing and typical summer scent with its mixture of cedarwood, guava and mojito, ( a cocktail of flavours consisting of lime or lemon juice, mint and white rum).

    Calvin Klein’s CK One Summer is another scent, like Dolce & Gabanna-Light Blue, has a short longevity and works very well during hot days, by the beach or dipping in and out of the pool.

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Calvin Klein-CK One on ebay 

     

    10. Jean Paul Gaultier-Le Beau

    This fragrance brings summer in a bottle with its combination of sweet notes such as bergamot, coconut and tonka bean.

    Added to the great style of such a bottle and we are truly ready for summer.

    Citrus scents are hugely popular during the summer and as soon as you open this fragrance, there is an instant whiff of citrus, followed by the coconut.

    Most of us recognize a coconut scent with sun lotion but this fragrance is more over- powered by the tonka bean.

    It’s a very versatile fragrance and definitely one to consider for your holiday.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Jean Paul Gaultier- Le Beau on ebay 

     

    So there we have 10 suitable male fragrances that all work well during the summer months, whether you use them daily or keep them for when you travel abroad.

    If you like designer fragrances but the price is a little on the dear side, FM World have around 100 fragrances for men and you can try a sample before you purchase.

     

    Not sure which one to try and need advice?

    Get in touch. I’m happy to help.

  • Celebrities,  Cologne,  Perfumes,  The cost of perfume

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive

    If you’re looking for affordable perfumes that smell expensive, we have an insight into the best fragrances.

    Everyone loves a bargain and getting value for money.

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive

    The perfume world continues to sour every year with such a variety of fragrances.

    Celebrity endorsed, copies of designer scents, own shop brands and perfumes that contain similar notes to that of the designers.

    At FM World, there is a huge selection of perfumes and aftershaves that suit any budget.

    There’s nothing good about wearing a perfume or aftershave that smells cheap.

    Heavy scents can linger for hours as well as very weak scents not lasting as long as we’d like.

    Many of us will reach for the designer bottles because they are known and trusted to us.

    When the fragrance has a celebrity endorser too, this makes the product more appealing even though it can be a little expensive.

    The market has and will always have designer brands being sold for cheap. These are usually fake and should be avoided.

    Read our article on why buying cheap perfume will cost you more.

    Scent matters

    We like to have the best of both worlds. A fragrance that has a pleasant and suitable scent, long-lasting and kind to the purse strings or wallet.

    Some will wait for a special occasion before purchasing the designer scents or purchase at the Duty Free for a small discount.

    What about when you want to purchase your favourite scent without having to wait for these occasions ?

    There will be many places online that sell designer scents that are fitting to people’s budgets but there are other options.

    At FM World, they have created their own unique scents for men and women.

    A large range of fragrances to suit everyone’s budget without compromising on the quality or longevity of their scents.

    How can they do this ?

    We already know that perfumes and aftershaves are made up from perfume oil, alcohol and fragrance notes but what makes a perfume so expensive ?

    In my previous article I cover why some designer perfumes have a big price tag.

    The unique way that FM World have created their own scents and kept them affordable isn’t complicated.

     

    Celebrities are constantly endorsing the latest fragrances and we see the advert, usually around Christmas, where that particular bottle is being advertised by a top actress, model or film star.

     

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    It’s a very clever way of getting a product in front of the customer and a large audience at that.

    FM World saw an opportunity to create beautiful fragrances that both men and women can enjoy and be able to afford.

    Not just on special occasions, but regular purchasing once their favourite scent had been used and needed replacing.

    Customers are able to do this as well as having a selection of their favourite scents to choose from and having the option to wear a different one every day if they desired.

    Having no middle man, TV advertising or sales people advertising their brand means that they can keep costs to a minimum whilst still creating beautiful scents that customers are familiar with.

    The perfume world has seen such names as Tom Ford and Jo Malone scents become very popular of late along with the likes of the iconic Chanel, Paco Rabanne and Lancôme still dominating the perfume industry.

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive
    Jo Malone is a popular scent for both men and women

     

    Affordable perfumes than smell expensive
    The iconic Chanel no.5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We could potentially pay anything from £70- £120 for such high profile scents.

    Whilst there will indeed be many that will happily pay such a price for their perfume or aftershave, a lot of what we are purchasing is around the packaging, the celebrity endorser and the TV advert.

     

    Can we really buy our favourite scent cheaper?

    No one likes cheap perfume and aftershave.

    It often has a different smell, doesn’t last for the duration that we hope for and in some cases where a product has been ‘copied’, you’re dealing with fake packaging and fake liquids in a fake bottle.

     

    An affordable range at FM World

     

    FM fragrances for men and women don’t compromise on quality even though they do has a more affordable price tag.
    As previously covered, Fm use perfume oil from a company called DROM.
    DROM also provide perfume oil for the designer perfumes and aftershaves that we see on our shelves and online today.
    When customers ask about our fragrances, we advise that FM scents have very similar fragrance notes to that of the designer perfumes.

    We use a fragrance wheel to determine what type of fragrance notes the customer particularly likes.

    Floral, oriental, woody, citrus etc.

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive

     

    Once we learn the type of fragrance notes that a customer likes, this will enable us to narrow down a selection of perfumes or aftershave that contain those fragrance notes that the customer likes.

    For example, if a customer likes fruity scents then we has a selection of perfume fragrances that contain fruity notes.

    When the customer try’s a sample which are available to purchase from our online store here, this will give them the chance to try the scent on the skin to see if it is a fit for them.

     

     

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive
    FM have over 200 perfume and aftershave samples to choose from

     

    We always recommend that a fragrance should be tried on the skin and left for a couple of minutes as this will determine if that fragrance is suitable for that particular person.

    We all wear fragrances differently and what suits one person wouldn’t necessarily suit another.

    It is great that we have the option these days to try fragrances before we purchase, especially if we do steer towards the expensive perfumes.

    Many perfume stores and departments will spray the perfume on a test paper strip for you to try.

    Whilst this is okay to get an initial test of the fragrance, this won’t determine what the fragrance smells like on your skin.

    It is much better and more effective to try directly on the skin to get a proper feel and smell of your new scent before you make a purchase.

     

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive
    Samples are a great way to try a new fragrance before you purchase

    Similar fragrance notes

    All fragrances that FM sell has very similar notes to the designer fragrances.

    If a customer has a favourite perfume scent such as Coco mademoiselle by Chanel then we can look on our perfume list to see what perfume is very similar to that designer perfume.

    We can’t sell a bottle of Coco mademoiselle to a customer because we don’t sell it. Our fragrance bottles are numbered and are in their own bottles and packaging.

    Fm haven’t copied any of the designers. Simply by using similar fragrance notes to that of the designer fragrances, gives FM perfumes a very similar and familiar scent to what we already know.

    Our range of quality fragrances

    In our range we have PURE and PURE ROYAL selection. We also has a UTIQUE range.
    All of our fragrances contain either 20% or 30% perfume oil. 30% is our INTENSE range.
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    Many designer fragrances are Eau De Toilette scents and therefore they won’t last as long as an Eau de parfum because their perfume oil has been diluted down.
    At FM, we can afford to use 20% pure perfume.
    The reason behind this is that we have no celebrity endorser, we don’t have anyone advertising our product on TV and we don’t have any sales assistance in the shops selling it either.

    Giving the customer what they want

    By cutting out the middleman in our manufacturing, we can provide the customer with a quality perfume or aftershave that will last around eight hours if the 20% perfume range is bought.

    By purchasing the 30% pure perfume range, will mean that your fragrance will last even longer. A great choice for a longer- lasting scent.

    Read here on the tips of how to get the best out of your fragrance.

    Celebrity fragrances- Paco Rabanne-1 Million

    I mentioned about popular celebrity fragrances that are around at the moment.

    Let’s take a look at Paco Rabanne1 million.

    Affordable perfumes that smell expensive
    The Paco Rabanne scent is pure class. Distinguished, unique and popular with both men and women

     

    A very popular scent for men that could set you back around £70 if you were to purchase from stores such as Superdrug.

    Although you are likely to get a 100mil bottle for this price, it is an Eau de Toilette spray so will last around 4-6 hours.

    The fragrance notes in this perfume consist of fresh grapefruit, mandarin and peppermint alongside rose absolute, cinnamon bark and mask. The base has an ultra masculine leather scent.

    FM has a very similar scent to that of Paco Rabanne1 million which falls in the oriental notes family.

     

    Compare the notes to FM199 PURE ROYAL ( our inspired fragrance) and you will see that they are very similar but not the same.

     

    Type: rich, multi-threaded Fragrance notes:

    Head: Italian mandarin, peppermint

    Heart: cinnamon, Turkish rose, cardamom

    Base: leather note

    Saving you money on the things you love

    For a 50m bottle, you will get 20% pure fragrance oil and an affordable price tag of just £27.50.

    Another great fact with some of our fragrances is that other products in the same scent can be purchased too.

    With FM 199 fragrance, we has a refreshing aftershave lotion and an aftershave balm to compliment their perfume.

     

    When there is a scent that has similar notes to the designer scents at an affordable price, it’s no wonder that FM World is in its 13th year celebrating such mastery in the fragrance world.

    You get to smell gorgeous, with a long-lasting scent that has similar notes to your favourite expensive brand and the best thing is that your friends won’t tell the difference.

    What’s even more wonderful is that the company allow anyone over the age of sixteen to create a FREE account. A great opportunity to save on perfumes and aftershaves by buying at cost price. Sign up here for the UK.

    Get in touch if you live in a different part of the world.

    With so many top designer brands to choose from, we have an alternative.

    Saving you money to spend on other things and the chance to make a switch to a different brand that allows the customer to buy their favourite perfume or aftershave.

    No compromise on quality. No fancy packaging or celebrity endorsers.

    Perfumes created with you in mind.

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  • Cologne,  Perfumes

    Where to buy cologne online

    Men rarely shop for their own fragrances so here we’ll show you where to buy cologne online.

     

    It’s very much a female thing, purchasing fragrances.

    Men just wait and see what they have been bought as a gift rather than going into the shops to look for themselves.

     

    Women enjoy browsing the stores as well as online. It’s like retail therapy.

    Where to shop for cologne online
    Retail therapy

    Even when women don’t purchase anything, it’s going out and mingling that is just as enjoyable.

    Men and shopping

    For men, shopping in general is often a quick dash into their chosen shop and if they are looking online, the last thing they’re looking at his cologne.

     

    Show them a website with work tools, golf gear or anything to do with football and they’ll certainly be interested.

     

    There will of course be some men who never wear cologne or aftershave.

    Working from home

    Especially of late, with so many lock downs. Many males are working from home with their office set up in the dining room or a spare bedroom.

     

    Where to buy cologne online

     

     

    The last thing they are looking for is a fragrance. Many didn’t bother wearing one as they weren’t visiting customers’ face to face or having meetings in the office.

    So what about the ones who do like to wear a cologne?

     

     

    Women will definitely have a better idea of how and where to shop for a fragrances and will review all the factors before making a purchase.

    Cost, fragrances notes and sustainability

     

    Men have a narrower idea of things to look out for so will often buy in haste.

    The trouble with buying fragrances quickly and in haste is that mistakes can be made.

    It’s not all about the price tag

    Many will see an expensive price tag and automatically assume that they are going to get a good quality fragrance.

    This isn’t necessarily the case. More affordable fragrances can often be of better quality and longer-lasting.

    Several companies out there have proved just that. One of them being FM Cosmetics.

    As we have covered previously, an expensive price tag is very often linked to the fancy packaging, fancy fragrance design and the celebrity endorser.

    All of these factors add up and can set you back a fair amount in price.

     

    Any Tom Ford fans I’m sure will have come across the range with their hefty price tags, especially when buying direct.

    It’s important not to shy away from the lower priced fragrances simply because they are cheaper.

     

    We already know that the first whiff of a fragrance is not the same notes that we smell by the end of the day.

    Many are led to believe that the first smell of a fragrance is how the bottle will smell during the day.

    This is why it is so important to try fragrance samples first if you can.

    Adding a scent to your skin and leaving it for a few hours will determine if the middle and base notes are just as suitable as the top notes.

    A more suitable option than using fragrance strips as all fragrances will smell completely different once they are on the skin.

    It’s a misconception that fragrances that have floral notes are simply just for women.

    There are lots of men’s aftershaves and colognes on the market that have a floral scent to them even though they are still classed as masculine.

     

    Several that are suitable for women even though they sit in a department store in the men’s section of fragrances.

    These days, we don’t need to be gender conscious.

    A lot of men will be very visual when buying a cologne. They’ll see a bottle that looks masculine, have a whiff of the spray in store and purchase without much hesitation.

    Where to buy cologne online
    Jo Malone

    They want to be in and out of the shop as quickly as possible.

    With the huge amount of selection that we find in the shops and online today, there are so many scents to choose from.

    Men don’t want to hang about sniffing five or six individual sprays at the perfume counter. Two or three will suffice.

    Typically, they will aim for a brand that they know and once this is in sight, they can then try two or three from that range.

    Men will use several other products before they add any cologne.

    Shower gels, hair gel, deodorant. Perhaps a body lotion too.

    This mixture will all impact the choice of fragrance and not just for the men.

     

    Ladies will also use shower gels, hairspray, hand creams and deodorant. The good news is that there are products on the market that will complement a fragrance.

    Matching deodorant, body sprays and hand cream will ensure that you smell of one fragrance instead of a concoction of scents.

    So let’s take a look at some stores online.

     

    Where to buy cologne online

     

    It goes without saying that FM Cosmetics have a great range of fragrances for men.

    All of their Pure and Pure Royal collection contain 20% perfume. There is also an intense range that contains 30% perfume if you prefer a scent will a bit more stability.

    Samples are available to purchase from Genericperfumes.com  so you can find the perfect scent before you commit to buy.

     

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    One of the popular places for buying cologne is ebay.

     

     

    Trusted sites that are easy for products to be returned if they are not suitable, as well as providing fast delivery.

    Hottperfume.com have a selection of colognes from popular designers at reasonable prices and often have discounts on.

    Where to buy cologne online
    A selection of designer fragrances at an affordable price

     

    Lovescent.com and Truepheromones.com have pheromones for men.

    Scented, unscented and pure as well as samples to try.

     

    Genericperfumes.com have a selection of their ‘own impression’ of some designer labels with a great filter on their website to search for your type of fragrance notes.

    They also have a wonderful selection of solid perfumes which I have covered here.

    Do you wear a particular scent ? Are you always buying the same fragrance?

    Get in touch if you need help with finding a new fragrance.