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It always feels good to know that you look good and smell nice. There are so many different colognes out there that all smell great, but some pairings work with some people better than others. To give you a good cross-section of scents, I polled the staff at Hotspots and asked them what their favorite colognes were. Hopefully you will find one in this list that’s right for you!

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy1Gucci ‘Pour Homme’ Eau de Toilette Spray

The male counterpart of the women’s fragrance line, Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme is for the successful man who has a charismatic, intense presence. He is a strong leader whose natural charisma captivates those around him, and he is grounded but leads an exciting life with a love for thrill, travel, and adventure. Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme is the signature fragrance for the modern-day icon—a witty, handsome man with impeccable style who has a firm belief in his roots and values the important things in life. Notes: bergamot, cypress, violet incense, jasmine, tobacco leaves, patchouli, amber.

 

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy2Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

Prada Luna Rossa Eau De Parfum Extreme skillfully combines six distinctive ingredients to create a powerful and perfectly balanced ensemble, evoking team spirit and equilibrium, key to the world of extreme sailing. Within the fragrance, a spicy freshness fuses with a dark, sensual amber heart to reveal a tenacious lavender signature.

 

 

 

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy3Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre

This scent is for a sensual man who revels in his freedom and whose charisma and charm are contagious. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre is a fragrance full of freshness and contrasting spice, leaving a trail of masculine sensuality. Fresh notes of basil and violet leaf are accompanied with notes of pink pepper and nutmeg.

 

 

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy4Versace Man Eau Fraîche

Versace Man, the strong and self-confident man, is fond of luxury and very attentive to the directions of fashion, with an elegant understatement and a growingly alluring charm. For the man whose strength is his soul, who feels free and knows how to enjoy life bit by bit, Versace Man Eau Fraîche is a new harmony of scent where the most classic ingredients of men’s scents are refreshed with unusual notes, giving life to a surprisingly fresh fragrance.

 

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy5Banana Republic Classic Cologne

This cologne is simple yet alluring, making it something you can wear to the beach and to an evening affair. While your clothes may change, your scent doesn’t have to. With this signature cologne from Banana Republic, people will be able to identify each of the three clear notes: citrus awakens people who are fortunate enough to cross paths with you, honeysuckle makes everyone smile and feel at ease, and bergamot not only underlines the previous notes of citrus, but ties the loose ends of this positive scent together. Florida is a great place to use a citrus-based cologne, and this popular offering from Banana Republic does not disappoint.

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy6Givenchy Gentlemen Only

Givenchy introduces this men-only spray as a scent “for the distinguished man of today.” For this man, looking their best is not just a requirement, it is a life-or-death situation. Only after he looks his absolute best can he leave and go about his day.

Givenchy Gentlemen Only features scents that speak volumes about the man wearing it: he’s polite, he’s self-assured, and most importantly, he’s a gentleman. This cologne is heavily into oaky, natural scents, with notes of green mandarin, pink pepper, nutmeg, birch leaf, cedar wood, heart of Patchouli, vetiver, and incense.

Grooming-2015_cologne_copy7Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

The male complement to the female “Flowerbomb,” this scent speaks to the man who is confident about every decision he makes, from morning to night. This masculine scent is very addictive and will make anyone who encounters it to stop and take notice, just like they would take notice of unfailing confidence.

This scent is perfect for the fall and winter, hitting tones of cold spice, leather, tobacco, and vetiver, among others. Notes of bergamot, grapefruit, cinnamon leaf, pink pepper, lavandin, chili, saffron, elemi, vetiver, balsam fir, tobacco accord, and white leather accord are all present. This scent is comforting, yet ostentatious, all at the same time.

Shop for the scent that’s right for you online by going to Macy’s online. With over 60 stores in Florida, they guarantee they will have the right selection for you. Shop dozens of scents and locate your new favorite by using the Fragrance Finder by going to macys.com and selecting “Perfumes and Colognes.”

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.