Men’s Guide to Fragrance | Glyder

Men’s Guide to Fragrance

2017-07-13T16:08:54-05:00 July 13th, 2017|Man Grooming|

At Glyder, we’re all about looking good. But we won’t discourage you from smelling good either.

While there’s no one no one “super-masculine” scent that agrees with everyone, have a sniff at these four types of masculine fragrances that serve as the base to many colognes:


Aromatic scents are rustic with a unique type of freshness coming from herbal notes (ingredients). If you can cook with it, most likely it would be considered an aromatic note. This includes rosemary, basil, sage, rosemary, and other plants with a grassy scent.

One of our favorite aromatics is Solar Donkey Power (gotta love the name) from Six Scents.


Citrusy fragrances are pretty much what you’d expect. They’re made from fruits such as lemon, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, etc. They are very light and work well as a top note addition (a strong, short-lasting scent) to almost any fragrance blend. Add a little flavor to your manliness.

Here’s an awesome citrus cologne to try out: Eau Sauvage by Dior. It’s a classic.


Leathery scents are all man. They give a very unique scent that goes way back to early leather makers that would use oils and musk to hide the odor of animal skin.

For a distinct leathery scent, try Acqua Di Parma Colonia Leather Cologne. It combines citrus and leather for a smell you won’t find anywhere else.


Oriental fragrances are warm and sensual. They give a fruity/floral twist, and they’re especially loved by foodies. Amber is generally the most dominant note, and they’re usually mixed with different types of wood, flowers, and spices.

Try Atelier d’Orient Rive d’Ambre By Tom Ford. It’s a timeless scent that you’ll love wearing when you go out for dinner with that special someone.

Remember, the type of scent you choose should feel natural. It should compliment your unique style, personality, and vibe. If it smells good to you, wear it. Just don’t wear too much. That’s not being unique, that’s just trying too hard. *wink*