Cologne plays an essential part in how you're perceived. I learned this lesson while growing up; my dad would insist that scent struck people just as hard as appearance. Ever since, I make sure I have a variety of fragrances to compliment my outfits for every occasion. One of my personal favorites is Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather. This scent incorporates notes of saffron, raspberry, and thyme with subtle hints of olibanum and night blooming jasmine. These notes complement the smell of leather and suede and create a fresh, raw, yet delicate fragrance ideal for a date or a late night dinner.
Here are the AKINGSNY team's top five colognes for a king.
Saint Laurent Paris is synonymous for their sharp and chic leather jackets, so its no surprise the French luxury fashion house introduced a bottle with just that. Chris Lavish is a firm believer in timeless elegance and all of its complexities. For him, Men's Y by Yves Saint Laurent evokes a fresh woody fragrance accompanied by subtle hints of bergamot, ginger, and vetiver. The fragrances dance in harmony to evoke a rich aroma of leather. Pair this scent with a white tee shirt, a black leather jacket, and some Jameson Raw Denim Jeans, and you're all set for a night with friends.
When people ask me about high class and wealth, there is no doubt in mind that I will bring back memories of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne. I am confident that this scent lives up to its name; you will smell like a million bucks. The bottle speaks for itself by emulating a gold bar and evoking the wealth that accompanies the precious metal. Aside from the looks of the container, the cologne packs frosted grapefruit, blood mandarin, and peppermint as top notes to highlight. Among the other notes, you can expect hints of rose absolute, musk, and cinnamon bark to give you that sense of power and pursuit of pleasure. I stand by Paco Rabanne's 1 Million when I need to attend a prestigious event or special ceremony.
What says fresh and clean better than a fresh cut at the barber shop? Maison Martin Margiela's At the Barber's says it all one 100 milliliter bottle. Feel and smell the clean notes of lavender, basil, tonic bean, and white musk all delivering a nostalgic memory of our favorite barbershop. This scent is sure to take you back to the faint memories of your last clean shave. Our founder, Alan King, is devoted to this scent and its familiar notes of a clean shave. He suggests that a spritz of At the Barbershop is all you for a day filled with business meetings and formal dinners.
If you wanted to know what our office smelled like, look no further. Creed's Aventus is the AKINGSNY office favorite cologne. It is bold and exceptionally loyal to its origins of power, strength, and success from a historical emperor. You can expect notes of apple, blackcurrant, bergamot, and pineapple as the top notes. Subtle hints of musk, oakmoss, ambergris, and vanilla are present in the gallant scent that can only be found in a bottle of Aventus. I recommend this cologne for everyday business meeting and dinners with significant others. You are sure to make a statement with this cologne.