How often have you caught yourself thinking, “if only I could do it all over again…” Like many guys, you might even wish that you had a time machine to turn back the clock.
Believe me, I’ve been there too. Making mistakes is part of life, especially when you’re a young man. While everyone should learn from their failures, it’s often best not to make the mistake in the first place.
I’m confident that if I knew what I know now, things would be different. In this article, I’ll share 10 things that I wish I could tell my younger self.
#1 Take Immediate Action On Your Dreams
Time is a commodity that cannot afford to be wasted. With this in mind, I would tell my younger self to take immediate actions that would help me pursue my passion.
Thinking, “You’re young, you have time” is just an excuse — and poor excuse at that. I would let the younger me know that it is important to take time and figure out what I want to accomplish in life. I wouldn’t waste my effort on something I am not fully committed to.
After deciding what path to take, I would tell young Antonio to start planning. Then, with a clear plan of action in place, I’d consult the best and brightest in my fields of interest and glean what I could from their advice and examples.
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#2 Give Your All To The Task At Hand
Don’t let your ambition be your downfall. Ambition is critical to your long-term success, but shooting beyond the mark can sometimes stand in the way of achieving the task at hand.
At one time in my life, I wanted to be the best pilot in the world. However, I didn’t follow the lead of skilled pilots.
I found that the best aviators were not only logging many hours in the sky, they also went the extra mile when they were back on solid ground. The elite pilots I observed practiced as much as possible. Some even went as far as to build simulators in their basements so that they could practice as much as they wanted.
When it came to my career in aviation, the drive was there but the optimum strategy to get ahead was not.
#3 Don’t Feel Guilty For Winning
When I was younger, I somehow felt that by winning I was “stealing” from others.
Now I recognize that I had a scarcity mindset. In other words, I thought there was only one pie, and winning took away a piece, leaving less for others.
I have since come to realize that nothing is further from the truth. Winning is an opportunity to create more pie for everyone. Or as sailors say, “A rising tide raises all boats.”
Success in my industry has allowed me to direct the spotlight towards other hardworking individuals and help give them a greater chance for success.
I’ve found that as I create more abundance, the greater my ability to create new jobs and mentor others along the way.
#4 Systemize Paying Yourself First
These days, I always make sure I pay myself first. Paying myself first means that I put away a portion of money into investments and saving accounts before I pay expenses or debts.
Instead of waiting to see what is “leftover” after all expenses have been paid, I set myself aside a designated amount right off the bat. This way I have a consistent income which makes it easier for me to budget regularly.
Even if your income isn’t very high you can still pay yourself first, just make it a smaller portion. I guarantee that if you get in the habit of paying yourself first it will benefit you in the long run.
Putting money away will provide you with a safety net when needed. Paying yourself first also makes it easier to make wise investments, potentially producing high yields in the long run.
This would be especially advantageous for the younger me… before I had a family and additional responsibilities. Since I didn’t have as many people depending on me when I was single, back then I could more comfortably take bigger risks.
#5 Run Less, Lift More
I’ve always known the importance of exercise. However, for a long time, I did not fully realize what a difference the type of exercise makes.
I like to run and lift weights. Both are fantastic ways to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle.
As a younger man, I prioritized running. To be honest, I avoided spending too much time in the gym because I wanted to stay fast and lean. However, I wish that I would have lifted more. My current self would tell the younger me that there is a way to lift and not look like the incredible hulk.
Running is great for fat burning when you’re actively working out. Strength training, on the other hand, helps your body long after you have completed exercising.
That’s because when you lift weights your metabolism is steadily increasing. As a result, your body will continue burning fat long after you’ve finished. The process of repairing your muscles from weight training burns more calories when you’re resting than recovering from a cardio workout.
#6 Leverage Credit
Despite what some think, credit isn’t evil. In fact, credit is a vital component of our modern economic system.
The key is how you use credit.
For example, in the United States, building a respectable credit score is necessary for taking out a mortgage or renting an apartment. For this reason, it can make sense to use a credit card that you pay off at the end of each month.
That said, if you’re not careful credit can bring you to your knees.
I remember as a first-time buyer of a vehicle seeing outrageous, 20% interest rates on trucks. Yes, the asking price have might be affordable, but by the time the buyer could finish paying off the loan, they would have almost paid double the asking price.
This is why saving is so important. Instead of paying high interest, pay cash if possible.
I would also tell my youthful self to set my priorities straight. Although I might really want the shiny new truck, a cheaper car that I could afford to pay for in cash would still get me from point A to B.
#7 Surround Yourself With Amazing People
I wish I could tell younger Antonio the importance of relationships.
The people you associate with regularly will either:
- Pull you toward greatness— by encouraging you not to allow for excuses and to settle for “good enough.”
- Push you toward mediocrity— by letting you be satisfied with the status quo and never requiring the best from you.
Anyone you hang out around on a regular basis will have an effect on you. Optimistic, driven people will encourage you to be equally optimistic and driven. Bitter, spiteful people will encourage you to be, you guessed it, bitter and spiteful.
Mark Twain once said, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Among other things, being around awesome people will help you to cultivate:
#8 Ignore Bad Advice
Everybody has an opinion on your life, but it’s important to realize that not everyone’s opinion should matter to you. When receiving words of advice for life, be sure to consider the merits of the person who speaks them.
Yes, truth is truth and wisdom is wisdom— but there is something to be said about a person who has all the answers but never seems to apply their own morsels of “wisdom” into their own lives.
Also, you have to “chew the meat and spit out the bones.” Sometimes only some of the advice that you are given are applicable to you. My circumstances as a young man were completely different than most other people around me.
It would have been incredibly helpful to have learned sooner the skill of applying what bits of advice actually fit my current situation.
#9 Read The Classics
I love reading the classics. In particular, I enjoy reading the works of the great Russian literary masters like Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy. That wasn’t always the case. If I could go back in time, I’d tell young Antonio to go to the library more.
There’s been a shift away from classical literature in recent years. That’s a shame because, more so than books most books tailored to modern audiences, reading the classics can facilitate:
- Improving your ability to analyze and interpret complex information. To truly understand many works of classic literature you have explore deep metaphors and keep track of mutiple storylines and charecter arcs.
- Developing a broad vocabulary. This is critical for clear and concise communication.
- Increasing the breadth of your knowledge. It is important to be a well-rounded person.
- Discovering new paradigms. Sometimes finishing a good book helps you see the world through new eyes.
For more about literature, check out the books every man should read.
#10 Get Ahead of The Curve
There is power in being the first to act when an opportunity presents itself. Creating a YouTube channel was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.
Unfortunately, I started my YouTube channel for men’s style a little later than I would have liked. I’m sure that if I’d gotten further ahead of the curve the potential for Real Men Real Style would have been even greater, allowing me to reach and help even more people.
Click below to watch the video – Why I Stopped Waking Up At 5AM (And So Should You!)
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Harvey Specter Style
There’s a lot to envy about Harvey Specter.
The outrageous confidence, the power, the prestige…
The sharp comebacks… and the ultra-sharp suits.
Harvey dresses like he does everything else – strategically.
“People respond to how we’re dressed…
So like it or not, this is what you have to do.”
Everyone’s appearance sends a message – and everything about his says loud and clear:
“I’m not about caring, I’m about winning.”
Of course, he does care – he cares about Mike, he cares about Donna, and he cares about his personal code of ethics. But that’s not the message he chooses to send. There’s nothing soft about his look.
”If they think you care, they’ll walk all over you.”
Read on to find out how to get the sharp and powerful Harvey Specter look.
Okay, let’s break this down. What are the main elements of Harvey Specter’s style strategy? Number 1, of course, has to be…
1. The Suit
Harvey is virtually ALWAYS seen in an expensive suit. Gabriel Macht, who plays him, says: ‘He’s a man of style… we really wanted him to be this man’s man. A real masculine, strong, Steve McQueen-type of guy who could pull off a three piece suit and make it a modern thing, wide lapels and all.’
How does Harvey pull off his suits? Using two things you can learn right here at RMRS – confidence and the style pyramid of fit, fabric, and function. The fit of his suits is always on point, which takes extra effort for men with a tall body type (Gabriel Macht is 6’0.5?/183cm.) The fabrics are top quality – early season suits were mostly dark high twisted worsted wool, but recently he’s wearing silk-wool blends that add an unusual shine.
And as for function (appropriateness for the situation)? As a workaholic hotshot lawyer, Harvey lives for high-powered formal situations where a suit is required. He doesn’t suit up when it’s outright inappropriate… which means we see him in something else a good 2% of the time.
Harvey has a medium contrast complexion and dresses well for it, most often pairing gray, charcoal, and occasionally navy or black suits with white shirts. Gray and white form a sleek, classic combination that shows he means serious business.
Where a man with just one or two suits might stick to solid colors and maybe a pinstripe, Harvey has a wardrobe of different suit patterns including sharkskin, Prince of Wales checks and stripes – he prefers the bolder rope stripes to pinstripes (pinstripes are just one thread wide, rope stripes are several.)
He wears a slim fit with high armholes and strong structured shoulders – highlighting his athletic physique. Wide peak lapels give him a powerful broad-shouldered ‘v’ shape – the key to wearing them like he does is to get the gorge of the lapel not too high and not too low. If it peaks out over your shoulders, it is too much, and if it is too low it looks too old school.
Peak lapels are more formal – he sets himself apart by wearing them (except sometimes when he’s in a three-piece suit, which is more formal anyway). Because they’re more common on a tuxedo, on a business suit they suggest authority and/or arrogance.
Taking a deeper dive into suit jacket details, the big flap pockets on his jackets are a little unusual with peak lapels; jetted pockets are more normal.
You might expect to see a three-button suit on him because he’s a ‘buttoned up’ character and it would suit his tall athletic build. However, Harvey knows TWO buttons are the best choice for a single-breasted suit with peak lapels. It’s a classic elegant look that’s been around since the 1920s – two buttons leave room for longer lapels and accentuate them more.
His jacket cuffs, on the other hand, are as formal and buttoned-up as they get, with four buttons on each. The more buttons on the cuffs, the more formal the jacket, with single buttons denoting a sports jacket.
Pants are slim but not tight, with an ironed crease down the front, no pleats, no break and usually no cuffs. This suits his strict character – very neat and no fuss.
2. The Shirts
Harvey mostly wears plain white dress shirts – again, the most formal color. He also favors pale blue, and occasionally a gingham or stripe. The tall semi-spread collars accentuate his ‘v’ shape.
His shirts are very well fitted and always let a sliver of cuff show outside his jacket. He usually prefers simple classic button cuffs, but occasionally goes for the fancier French cuffs and cufflinks.
3. The Accessories
“Get your skinny tie out of my face and get to work.”
Harvey’s ties are always silk – navy grenadine is a favorite. Dark purple and black are other favorite colors. His look is VERY monochrome – it’s part of the character.
His ties vary between 3 and 3.5 inches wide, a classic width. He doesn’t wear anything too young and trendy. His wider ties and lapels contrast with Mike’s skinny ones and make him look more powerful.
He favors the full Windsor tie knot – a powerful, formal, ‘serious business’ knot that marks him out as a guy who knows how to dress and looks great with his wide lapels and semi-spread collars.
He’s rarely seen without a dimple in his ties, showing he knows how to dress and pays attention to the details. The one time his tie dimple is off center, Donna notices something is wrong!
With a tux he wears a diamond-pointed bow tie instead of the normal shape. That’s quirkier than you’d expect from him, but it’s like the peak lapels – sharp and pointed – which suits his aggressive and incisive mind.
He always wears a pocket square in a square Presidential fold, usually white or gray. A white pocket square in a square fold is as formal as they come and suits his businesslike, no-nonsense image. You won’t see him with a flower in his lapel – this is a hard and sharp look, nothing soft or romantic on this determinedly unemotional guy. To finish the look, he chooses simple and bold metal cufflinks.
Earlier in the series, Harvey was seen wearing a bold statement chronograph watch with a leather strap – a status symbol meant to mark him out as a successful man. The watch has since disappeared because of the technical constraints of filming for TV. Gabriel Macht says:
‘As great as the show is, it really doesn’t lend itself to detail. Other than some necklaces you might see Jessica wear, you don’t see any jewelry.’
#4. The Shoes
Because of the nature of TV, you don’t often see Harvey’s shoes, and they’re not a big focus of his costume. He’s been seen in black cap-toed derbies, and black or brown oxford brogues – all classic smart dress shoes, although brown full brogues are a bit more casual than you’d expect from him.
5. Casual Clothing
Aside from the suit, he’s been seen in a classic black button-down shirt; well-fitting jeans; a white or heathered grey henley; beige chinos; and a navy v-neck and coat over a white shirt. (Not a casual shirt, by the way, just a dress shirt like he’d wear to the office – showing his wardrobe, like his life, is mostly work.)
6. The Hair
In 2011 Gabriel Macht said of Harvey’s original slicked-back do, “It’s supposed to be the modern version of the old-style man’s haircut, sort of like Gregory Peck or Cary Grant.”
But as more sides of the character have emerged his hair has evolved- now it’s more vertical, but still strict and structured, featuring a tight side-part (on the left side) with a subtle pompadour in the front.
To get this look, you need the sides cut short (not buzzed) and some length on top.
Run a strong hold gel (or pomade for less shine) through towel dried hair then blow dry on a low heat while combing the front upwards. The longer you blow-dry the front, the more volume you’ll get.
Then apply more gel and use your comb to cut the side-part and sculpt the front hair up and back. Fix with a little hairspray.
If you prefer his earlier slicked-back style, you want a similar cut with squared-off sideburns and a square neckline and shaved part. Again, apply some gel to your hair before blow-drying, then comb it back with pomade and set with hairspray.
I don’t recommend that every man dresses exactly like Harvey Specter. It’s a very stark monochromatic look, and for guys with more fun and warmth in their personalities, it might not suit you. You can emulate his confidence without exactly copying his look.
What I DO recommend is that you copy Harvey Specter in dressing strategically. Think about what YOUR message is, and make sure every stitch on your body and every hair on your head communicates it.
‘Get it through your head – first impressions last.’
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Published Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 18:04:09 +0000
ONE Cologne Men Should Buy? Jeremy Fragrance Recommendations
If you’re a stylish man…
Could you own a single
- Dress shirt?
- Pair of shoes?
There’s no clothing item that’s good for ALL situations (color, pattern & formality come into play).
It’s different for colognes – or fragrances.
How many colognes does a man really need?
The answer? One.
One cologne can rule them all…just ask Jeremy Fragrance.
Here’s what he has to say about buying the perfect men’s fragrance.
Why Use A Men’s Fragrance?
Style isn’t just about clothing. True style encompasses everything about yourself that you show others: your confidence, your communication skills, and your smell.
Your scent is an invisible component of your personal style. It can influence how people – from strangers in the subway to colleagues at work – perceive you.
That’s where fragrances come in. Fragrance is the generic term for grooming sprays that improve one’s own scent. The majority of fragrances are perfumes.
Certain perfumes have a lighter, more masculine smell and are better suited for men. They’re commonly known as colognes (especially in North America). In the end though…they’re all types of fragrances.
But what’s shocking is the fact that 80% of males don’t regularly use a men’s fragrance. If you’re one of them, chances are your reason might be:
- You’re not familiar with the basics and terminology of fragrances
- You don’t know which product to buy (or where to start)
- You’re afraid of doing it wrong or smelling bad
- Fragrances are “unmanly” or only for women
Those reasons share a common ground – ignorance. So there’s only one solution to this kind of problem, and that’s getting information. You want good solid info on fragrances as well as how to choose the right fragrance for you. Great knowledge means great power.
Now I know this will take time. You can read up, watch a few videos, learn the opinions of experts. But you won’t immediately feel like making your own choice. You may not want to pay lots of money for a risky product…or products.
Maybe you’d rather play it safe and find a “universal” men’s fragrance. Why not? We all have busy lives. We spend enough energy deciding which suit, tie or dress shoes to wear every morning. Is it okay to stick with just one fragrance?
Actually – yes! Take the advice of my friend Jeremy who runs the Jeremy Fragrance YouTube channel. Jeremy is a scent connoisseur with the ultimate passion for fragrances. He’s the first guy who’d tell you that men can use fragrance to come off stronger and more confident wherever they go, whoever they’re with.
Below are Jeremy’s nominations for the one fragrance you’ll need…
Jeremy Fragrance: Category #1 – All-Around Fragrance
Remember what fragrances are at their core…a group of chemicals.
You spray them at a distance of 3-6 inches from the skin. You let the fragrance strike the warm parts of your body (neck, shoulders, chest, forearms, inner elbows, etc.) so as to mix with your body chemistry.
But if a product isn’t versatile enough – you can’t count on it alone. It needs to survive in both extreme heat and cold…or else the aromatic chemicals may evaporate or lose their strength over time.
So when it comes to an all-around fragrance, you need a jack of all trades. It can pass as a date fragrance or fragrance for formal occasions. But it’s not top-notch in any particular area. That being said…it probably won’t matter as long as you smell awesome!
Jeremy Fragrance’s Recommendation: Sauvage Cologne for Men (Christian Dior)
This cologne has distinct notes of Calabrian bergamot and pepper. The scent isn’t too imposing and gives off the vibe of breezy, open fields. Johnny Depp has appeared in ads for this fragrance.
Jeremy Fragrance: Category #2 – Best Fragrance For Work
Most of us are pretty career-driven. We go to work each day with big goals and aspirations at the back of our minds. I’ll be CEO someday. I’ll be making six figures. I’ll be successful in this field.
That’s a good mindset. But doing the same menial tasks, not being challenged, earning points from the higher-ups…it can feel un-stimulating for now. It can cause you to lose focus. Or lose sight of the prize.
So what can you do to stay alert and excited while spending hours at the office? You’d be surprised. Certain fragrances can actually heighten your alertness during tasks that require a lot of concentration.
Those scents can also reduce levels of fatigue or anxiety. They let time pass more quickly for you as you’re no longer thinking about the time. You just do what’s required of you productively…thanks to an external stimulus.
Jeremy Fragrance’s Recommendation: Prada L’Homme for Men (Prada)
This is the fragrance to wear to the office during daytime hours. It’s a combination of iris and amber (classic Prada ingredients) which is similar to the smell of fresh fabric softeners. You can say it’s more “professional” since it’s not citrusy-sharp but an airy, powdery, and elegant scent.
Jeremy Fragrance: Category #3 – Best Fragrance For Dating
A man sees but a woman smells. That’s right. Studies in Europe prove that a man’s scent is the #1 factor for the ladies in a potential partner.
It does make sense. Women are known to have more complex senses of smell (whereas men tend to only categorize smells as either “good” or “bad”).
That can explain why women enjoy getting flowers for gifts. Or why they might have a variety of perfumes in their homes. In fact, a scent can do wonders for a woman’s mood when you interact with her.
One experiment reveals that women would more likely give their number to a guy they met in a pleasant-smelling area – compared to a not-so-pleasant area. So imagine how much more impact a man’s body smell has! You’ll want to take advantage.
Jeremy Fragrance’s Recommendations:
Versace Eros Cologne for Men (Versace)
This cologne is tailor-made for seduction and grabbing attention. It invigorates the ladies’ senses with a fusion of mint oil, Italian lemon, green apple, and geranium flowers. Put it on to give yourself maximum confidence when you approach women at bars or public places.
Spicebomb Extreme Cologne for Men (Viktor & Rolf)
You can call it a “big fat mass of sweetness” because that’s what it is – consisting of vanilla, lavender, tobacco, and caraway. It’s not as aggressive as the Versace Eros, but it draws women to you in more intimate settings. Picture yourself cuddling your partner by the fireplace inside a snow-covered wooden house. The Spicebomb will add to that romance.
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Read next: The 30 Popular Men’s Fragrance Brands
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Published Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 14:34:19 +0000
The 30 Most Popular Men’s Fragrance Brands
The world of men’s fragrance is full of amazing brands producing scents that can boost your confidence, uplift your sophistication, and garner attention.
But with so many brands making men’s fragrances these days, how can you be sure you’re getting one that’s right for you? The simple answer – you have to try them out.
Where should you start though? Discovering new scents, a great place to look is at the most popular ones. Lucky for you, I’ve taken that guesswork out of it.
Here are 30 of the most popular men’s fragrance brands in no particular order.
History: Founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel, the French luxury brand Chanel has seamlessly transitioned from high-class fashion to elegant scents.
Chanel’s fragrances, often bearing the brand’s hallmark sophistication, include the timeless Chanel No. 5 and the modern classic Bleu de Chanel.
Why it’s popular: Chanel’s popularity stems from its timeless elegance and commitment to creating iconic scents both for women and men setting the standard for sophistication and innovation.
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History: Christian Dior, a name synonymous with elegance, introduced his first fragrance, Miss Dior, in 1947.
Dior’s fragrances consistently embody a perfect blend of classic and modern, with Fahrenheit and Sauvage leading the pack.
Why it’s popular: Dior has achieved widespread acclaim by seamlessly blending classic and modern elements in its fragrances, crafting scents like Sauvage that capture the essence of contemporary luxury with a touch of French allure.
3. Giorgio Armani
History: Founded by Giorgio Armani in 1975, the Italian fashion house is renowned for its understated luxury.
Armani’s fragrances reflect the brand’s commitment to timeless style.
Why it’s popular: Giorgio Armani’s popularity lies in its ability to infuse Italian luxury into its men’s fragrance collection, exemplified by the fresh and modern appeal of Acqua di Gio and the timeless sophistication of Armani Code.
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4. Tom Ford
History: Tom Ford’s bold and lavish brand, established in 2005, has redefined modern luxury.
Ford’s fragrances feature iconic scents that are known for their boldness and sensuality.
Why it’s popular: Tom Ford’s fragrances are celebrated for their bold character, making a mark in the industry by offering unique and luxurious scents such as Black Orchid and Oud Wood that redefine modern fragrance.
History: With a legacy dating back to 1760, Creed is a family-run fragrance house known for its commitment to tradition and craftsmanship.
Aventus and Green Irish Tweed are among the most celebrated scents in their men’s fragrance collection.
Why it’s popular: Creed’s popularity is anchored in its rich heritage and dedication to craftsmanship, with fragrances that showcase a perfect blend of tradition and innovation in the world of luxury scents.
6. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)
History: Founded in 1961, YSL has been a trailblazer in the fashion and fragrance industry.
The iconic YSL fragrances, including La Nuit de L’Homme and Y, exude sophistication and modernity.
Why it’s popular: YSL’s popularity stems from its ability to infuse its fragrances with a perfect balance of sophistication and modernity.
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7. Hugo Boss
History: The German luxury fashion house Hugo Boss, established in 1924, is renowned for its sleek designs.
Hugo Boss fragrances, such as Boss Bottled and The Scent, are known for their contemporary appeal.
Why it’s popular: Hugo Boss is renowned for its contemporary and refined fragrances, with creations that reflect the brand’s commitment to modern masculinity and distinctive elegance.
History: Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, Versace is synonymous with bold luxury.
Versace fragrances, such as Eros and Dylan Blue, embody the brand’s extravagant and glamorous appeal.
Why it’s popular: Versace’s popularity lies in its bold and glamorous approach to fragrance that garners attention through its opulence.
9. Ralph Lauren
History: Ralph Lauren, an icon in American fashion, founded his eponymous brand in 1967.
Polo Ralph Lauren fragrances, such as Polo Green and Polo Blue, capture the essence of classic American style.
Why it’s popular: Ralph Lauren’s popularity is grounded in its embodiment of classic American style, with fragrances that reflect the brand’s commitment to timeless elegance and a sporty spirit.
History: Founded in Rome in 1884, Bvlgari is renowned for its exquisite jewelry and luxury goods.
Bvlgari fragrances consistently showcase a harmonious blend of Italian elegance.
Why it’s popular: Bvlgari’s popularity is rooted in its Italian luxury and refinement, with fragrances such as Bvlgari Man in Black and the iconic Colonia capturing the essence of the brand’s timeless and sophisticated style.
History: Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci has become a symbol of Italian luxury and style.
Gucci fragrances embody the brand’s contemporary glamour.
Why it’s popular: Gucci’s popularity is fueled by its ability to pair luxury with contemporary trends, crafting iconic fragrances such as Guilty and Gucci by Gucci that resonate with a diverse audience seeking bold and modern scents.
History: Established in Milan in 1913, Prada is synonymous with high-end fashion and innovation.
Prada fragrances showcase a blend of modernity and sophistication.
Why it’s popular: Prada has earned popularity through its innovative and elegant fragrances, with scents such as Luna Rossa and Prada Candy showcasing a perfect blend of modern sophistication and timeless allure.
13. Calvin Klein
History: Founded in 1968, Calvin Klein has been a pioneer in minimalist fashion and fragrances.
CK fragrances are known for their fresh and contemporary appeal.
Why it’s popular: Calvin Klein’s popularity is rooted in its minimalistic and fresh approach to fragrance with classics such as CK One and Eternity, which embody the brand’s commitment to modern, unisex appeal.
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History: Established in 1856, Burberry is a British luxury brand known for its distinctive plaid pattern.
Burberry fragrances capture the brand’s timeless elegance.
Why it’s popular: Burberry’s enduring popularity comes from its British elegance, with fragrances such as Burberry Brit and Mr. Burberry capturing a blend of tradition and contemporary style that appeal to a global audience.
15. Issey Miyake
History: Founded in 1970, Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion brand known for its innovative designs.
Issey Miyake fragrances showcase a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western influences.
Why it’s popular: Issey Miyake’s popularity is derived from its ability to create fragrances that reflect the harmony of Eastern and Western influences, with scents such as L’Eau d’Issey becoming iconic for their fresh and modern appeal.
16. Yves Rocher
History: Founded in 1959 by Yves Rocher, this French brand has become a global leader in botanical beauty.
Yves Rocher fragrances embody a commitment to natural ingredients.
Why it’s popular: Yves Rocher’s popularity lies in its commitment to natural and botanical ingredients, with fragrances such as Comme une Evidence and Nature Homme resonating with consumers seeking authentic and eco-conscious scents.
History: Established in 1837, Hermès is a French luxury brand known for its timeless elegance.
Hermès fragrances mirror the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship.
Why it’s popular: Hermès is popular for its timeless elegance and craftsmanship, with fragrances such as Terre d’Hermès capturing the brand’s dedication to quality and the art of perfumery, creating scents that stand the test of time.
18. John Varvatos
History: Launched in 2000, John Varvatos is an American brand celebrated for its rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic.
Their fragrances continuously embody the brand’s edgy sophistication.
Why it’s popular: John Varvatos has gained popularity by infusing a rock ‘n’ roll edge into luxury fragrances, with scents such as John Varvatos and Artisan embodying an edgy sophistication that resonates with modern masculinity.
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19. Dolce & Gabbana
History: Founded in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, this Italian brand is synonymous with opulence.
Dolce & Gabbana fragrances continue to capture the essence of Mediterranean luxury.
Why it’s popular: Dolce & Gabbana’s popularity is built on a foundation of opulence with fragrances such as Light Blue and The One capturing a sense of sensuality and timelessness that defines the brand.
20. Acqua di Parma
History: Established in 1916 in Parma, Italy, Acqua di Parma is celebrated for its refined fragrances.
Fragrances from Acqua di Parma continue to exemplify the brand’s commitment to timeless Italian elegance.
Why it’s popular: Acqua di Parma’s popularity comes from its embodiment of Italian refinement, with fragrances such as Colonia and Blu Mediterraneo offering a harmonious blend of timeless elegance and a Mediterranean spirit.
21. Jo Malone
History: Established in London in 1994, Jo Malone is renowned for its simple yet elegant fragrances.
Known for its mix-and-match approach, popular fragrances from Jo Malone continue to embody the brand’s sophisticated approach to men’s fragrances.
What it’s popular: Jo Malone is popular for its minimalist yet sophisticated approach to fragrance. With scents such as Lime Basil & Mandarin and English Pear & Freesia, the brand offers a unique concept of fragrance layering, allowing individuals to create their own personalized scent experiences.
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History: Founded in 1906, Montblanc is synonymous with luxury writing instruments.
Their fragrances embody the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and sophistication.
Why it’s popular: Montblanc’s popularity is rooted in its heritage of craftsmanship, mirrored in fragrances such as Legend and Explorer. The brand seamlessly combines classic sophistication with a modern twist, which appeals to those seeking refined and adventurous scents.
23. Maison Margiela
History: Maison Margiela, founded by Martin Margiela in 1988, is known for its avant-garde designs.
Fragrances from Maison Margiela continue to evoke unique and nostalgic olfactory experiences.
Why it’s popular: Maison Margiela has gained popularity through its avant-garde fragrances that evoke unique and nostalgic experiences. With scents such as Replica Jazz Club and By the Fireplace, the brand captures the essence of unconventional and thought-provoking olfactory journeys.
History: Founded in Oman in 1983, Amouage is a luxury fragrance house that draws inspiration from its Arabian heritage.
Amouage continues to exemplify the brand’s commitment to opulence within its men’s fragrances.
Why it’s popular: Amouage is renowned for its luxurious and opulent fragrances inspired by Arabian heritage. With scents such as Interlude Man and Jubilation XXV, the brand combines rich oriental ingredients, exquisite craftsmanship, and a touch of modernity, creating perfumes that exude regal sophistication.
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25. Tiffany & Co.
History: Established in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is an iconic American luxury brand known for its exquisite jewelry.
Tiffany & Co. fragrances embody the brand’s elegance in scent the same as they do in their luxury jewelry.
Why it’s popular: Tiffany & Co.’s popularity is rooted in its timeless elegance, as seen in fragrances such as Tiffany for Men and Good Girl. The brand’s commitment to sophistication and luxury, mirrored in its iconic jewelry, translates seamlessly into its men’s fragrance offerings.
History: Founded in Stockholm in 2006 by Ben Gorham, Byredo is known for its minimalist design and high-quality ingredients.
Fragrances from Byredo continue to showcase the brand’s modern and sophisticated approach to making scents.
Why it’s popular: Byredo has gained popularity for its contemporary and artistic approach to its men’s fragrance collection. With scents such as Gypsy Water and Mojave Ghost, the brand offers unique olfactory experiences, combining simplicity with a sense of luxury and creativity.
27. Ermenegildo Zegna
History: Founded in 1910 in Italy, Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its high-quality fabrics.
The brand’s fragrances reflect a blend of Italian style and craftsmanship.
Why it’s popular: Ermenegildo Zegna’s popularity lies in its Italian style and commitment to quality. Fragrances such as Z Zegna and Essenze Collection showcase the brand’s ability to capture the essence of modern masculinity through sophisticated and versatile scents.
28. Molton Brown
History: Established in London in 1971, Molton Brown is known for its luxurious bath and body products.
Molton Brown’s fragrances continue to showcase the brand’s commitment to exquisite scents.
Why it’s popular: Molton Brown is popular for its luxurious bath and body products and brings those same scents into its men’s fragrance collection with classics such as Black Peppercorn and Tobacco Absolute reflecting the brand’s dedication to crafting unique and indulgent scents that elevate everyday rituals.
History: Established in London in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a British perfumery with a rich heritage.
Penhaligon’s continues to exemplify the brand’s commitment to timeless and eccentric scents.
Why it’s popular: Penhaligon’s popularity is rooted in its rich British heritage and eccentricity. With fragrances such as Blenheim Bouquet and Halfeti, the brand offers a collection of timeless and unconventional scents that appeal to those seeking individuality and sophistication.
30. Carolina Herrera
History: Founded in 1980, Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-American fashion house known for its elegant and feminine designs.
The brand’s fragrances embody sophistication and modernity.
Why it’s popular: Carolina Herrera’s popularity is attributed to its ability to infuse elegance and modernity into fragrances. With scents such as CH Men and Good Girl, the brand captures attention with bold and sophisticated compositions that reflect the brand’s iconic fashion aesthetic.
Hopefully, these 30 popular men’s fragrance brands are a great starting point for you to begin your journey into smelling great.
For more detailed information on what goes into a men’s fragrance, check out this article I wrote about the Introduction To Fragrance.
The post The 30 Most Popular Men’s Fragrance Brands appeared first on Real Men Real Style.
By: Antonio Centeno
Title: The 30 Most Popular Men’s Fragrance Brands
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/popular-mens-fragrance-brands/
Published Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2023 15:13:34 +0000
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