There are various fragrance families for males, just as there are for women. Single notes, groupings of notes, and olfactory traits are used to categorize families… Crisp, fragrant, and refreshing. Lavender, sage, rosemary, mint, anise, bergamot, clary sage, tonka bean, cedarwood, and geranium are all common notes.
Men’s scents are a science unto themselves. One of the few times when chemistry and artistry not only intersect, but are also handled with equal respect and admiration.
However, it has a nasty habit of speaking in its own ‘insider’ vernacular, as does any multibillion-dollar profit-generating worldwide industry. This linguistic barrier, along with an endless number of options in a crowded market, doesn’t make finding a new distinctive smell any easier.