Empowering Scents

Finding the right fragrance can be a challenge. The best choice depends on individual lifestyle, personality and social situation.

Scent Sensibilities
Wear it: Light, fresh scents are best for business meetings. Save the personality for those you know want it.
Spray it: Every man has a unique profile preference. Layering two to three scents is appropriate.
Keep it: Like olive oil, store at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

Viktor & Rolf
Notes: Bergamot, grapefruit, cinnamon leaf, pink pepper and balsam fir

The fragrance starts out sweet and playful, but an underlying musky character derivative of tobacco and leather comes to the fore. All that “man’s man” scent is tempered by the lighter side—citrus and bergamot refine the rough edges.
3.04oz, $105

Polo Red Ralph Lauren
Notes: Spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit and deep redwood

This cologne’s best feature is its versatility, which makes it an excellent choice for all men. Unlike the classics, Ralph Lauren added a daring hint of “fiery” character to its scent profile. Whether you are the sporty guy on the go or the office bound executive, its fresh and subtle intensity is neither too light nor overpowering.
4.2oz, $76

Pure Oud Kilian
Notes: Oud, cypriol oil, gaiac wood oil, copahu balm

Oud epitomizes parfum, which is typically more intense and deeply aromatic because it comes in a purer form than eau de toilettes. Oud, rare oil made from wood resin, is appropriately worn by men who appreciate timber and leathery attributes. This is a scent for special occasions and may not be the best fit for a business meeting because of its vintage, sexy and extremely masculine aura. Oud is exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue on Long Island. (631) 350-1100
1.7oz, $395

matthew ambrosio

matthew ambrosio

Matthew Ambrosio is a considered a beauty connoisseur on many levels. As a designer and image expert he presents a fresh and realistic attitude towards personal aesthetics and style for men and women.