A man’s fragrance is a very personal thing, and that’s precisely why the person who should be picking it out for him is you. After all, it’s you that he’s trying to attract, right? Since cologne is probably the most common Valentine’s Day gift for guys, we wanted to make it easy for you to pick the right one this year.

Adventus

Creed Aventus | Aventus by Creed is one dramatic fragrance definitely suitable for the crispy, cool season.  Dramatic in design and craft, this cologne is inspired by the worldly emperor, giving essence to royalty in slight fruity and woodsy aroma blend. You truly cannot go wrong with such a dominant choice ($380 at neimanmarcus.com).

Oud Wood

Tom Ford Oud Wood | A warm, smoky smell, Oud Wood provides a warm blend of rosewood and cardamom. It will certainly keep you both cozy as cashmere ($220 at sephora.com).

Sexual Paris

Michael Germain Sexual Paris Pour Homme Eau de Toilette | Oriental and sage, Michael Germain’s creation is another smoky fragrance, but seductive in its approach. With a mix of amber, oak moss, and sandalwood, Sexual Paris is even enticing in its appearance ($84 at macys.com).

Tobacco

Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette Spray | Who ever would’ve thought that tobacco would truly be inspiring to wear? Well, Molton Brown found the magic in this gem, which gives a woodsy scent. Using the “Seventh Sort” of Tobacco Plant in South America, this is truly one of a kind ($65 at neimanmarcus.com).

Spicebomb

Viktor & Rolf ‘Spicebomb Digital Art’ Eau de Toilette | A limited edition eau de toilette, Viktor & Rolf’s digital art Spicebomb gives an intense, dark fragrance that is addictive to any man’s personality. The trendy, modern bottle adds to the appeal of masculinity and creativity in a bottle ($115 at Nordstrom.com).

-Brooke Leigh Howard
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