Looking for that special fragrance that everyone will associate with you and come to recognize as your own unique scent? While there are a lot of fragrances on the market that smell good, looking for your signature scent can be a feat. To save you time and wasted cash, we’ve listed down a guide to help you find your signature scent that will stand out, turn heads and leave lasting impression.

Notes

Scents are constructed on a ‘pyramid’ of notes split into three layers. On the very top of the pyramid are the top notes. These are the clean, citrusy, and fruity scents which are most apparent when you first spray on the fragrance. They’re also the ones that disappear the fastest, usually within 15 minutes.

In the middle of the triangle are the heart notes. These are generally green, herbal, floral, or spicy scents that becomes apparent as the top notes start to fade. They last longer than the top notes – generally for around half an hour.

At the bottom of the pyramid are the base notes. These are the underlying smells that form the foundation of the scent. They’re earthy smells such as vanillas, chocolates, woods, and musks. They are usually the most prominent and last the longest (anywhere between two hours and a whole day).

Seasonality

Not all scents perform well for all seasons. The rule of thumb is to wear something heavy during fall and winter such as oriental and woody. For warmer days, consider more herbal, floral scents, green, and citrus fragrances.

Scent Families

The basic fragrance families are oriental, woody, green herbal, floral, citrus, water, and fruity. Oriental and woody are traditionally heavier, designated to “cold-weather” seasons.

Oriental: usually refers to notes of amber, vanilla, musk, or various spices.

Woody: anything that evokes the forest and its damp earthiness: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandal wood, moss, vetiver, and more.

Green: As opposed to woody, “green” is more like the freshness of a jungle or sprawling field of fresh-cut grass.

Herbal: Also refered to as “aromatic: Lavender, rosemary, mint, thyme, etc.

Floral: Commonly found in top and heart notes; Rose, rosewater, ylang-ylang, lilies, etc.

Citrus: Neroli, bitter orange, and grapefruit are common top notes. Bergamot, a type of orange, is a popular base note thanks to its peel’s sweet, fresh, and ripe qualities.

Water: any scent that evoke a day on the ocean, or a humid night just before the sky cracks with rain.

Fruity: Any fruits fall here, aside from the citruses. Think fresh peaches and wild berries.

Ask Good-Smelling People

Ask other good-smelling people what they’re wearing—and why. While a scent that works for someone may not necessarily have the same effect on you, you might get information or two about how they found their signature scent such as a department store with a particularly well-informed employee who is willing to help you try a few scents.

If someone wears a scent that you really like, ask about it. Test it on yourself. If it works, it could be the signature scent you are looking for. Just make sure it’s not from someone you work with or see every day.

Try Before You Buy

Visit the store. There’s no alternative to going to a shop and actually trying out scents yourself. Go in the morning and spray some scents on those little pieces of cards lying around. Your sense of smell can only process a limited number of scents before everything starts smelling the same so try 5 scents on tester cards and pick the 2 that appealed to you most. Spray these 2 on your skin, one on each wrist. Now leave the shop and go about your day. Observe how the two scents evolve as the day progresses. You might get lucky and find your signature scent on the first try. If not, keep trying out fragrances until you find a scent you really love.

Versions

You finally found the scent you love. Next step would be picking the version of that scent that will meet your requirements. There can be up to seven different versions of the same scent, differing on the concentration of perfume oils. The higher the concentration of perfume oils, the stronger, long-lasting, and pricier the scent will be

An Eau Fraiche is the weakest version of the fragrance and usually only lasts for up to an hour.

Eau de Cologne is typically composed of 2-4% perfume oils in alcohol and water and will last for about two hours.

Eau de Toilette is 5-15% strength and will generally last for around three hours.

Perfume contains around 15-20% pure perfume essence and lasts for anything between four and eight hours.

Parfum, not to be confused with perfume, is the strongest (and therefore the most expensive) version of a fragrance – it’s about 20-30% pure essence – and can last for an entire day. It has an oily feel because of how pure it is.

We’d recommend Eau de Toilette or Perfume as they offer the best balance of strength of value. They last for a good amount of time and smell strong without being overpowering. Don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself before making a purchase. It’s your signature scent after all.


An increasing number of men are now into manscaping and for good reasons: 70 per cent of women prefer their man trimmed his pubic hair to maintain hygiene, improve appearance, and make access easier (whatever that means). The data came from a survey conducted by Cosmopolitan, Esquire and AskMen, asking their social media followers about pubic hair grooming.

We must commend these men for having the courage to deal with the difficult task of keeping their man garden in tip-top condition to meet the ladies’ preferences. Shaving pubic hair is a tedious task that requires utmost concentration, flexibility and very steady hands. One small slip could lead to a bloody mess.

Manscaping horror stories are scary but don’t lose heart. We have compiled 7 important manscaping tips from the experts to help your get rid of the unruly fuzz without harming the family jewels.

Trim with scissors
If it’s your first time or you’ve not groomed down below for a while, trim the hair with scissors to a more manageable length. This will make it easier for the razor or shaver to run smoothly along the pubic area. A comb through can help remove any tangles and knots and make trimming easier.

Jump in the shower
The best place to manscape is in the shower. The water from the shower will work as a natural lubricant and will help soften the hair. It will also help in easy clean up and will prevent the bathroom from looking like a barber’s basement!

Use the right tools
Whether using a powered trimmer or a razor, make sure that your tools are properly sanitized and designed for manscaping. For hygiene purposes, do not use your beard shaver for trimming your pubes. Pubic hair is much coarser than your facial hair so use a trimmer designed for manscaping.

Stretch your skin
The area you are dealing with has folds and wrinkles that will make it difficult for the shaver to run through. Stretching your skin will allow you to get into all the hard-to-reach palces for a cleaner and smoother shave. Take your time and be careful, there’s no need to rush!

Be thorough, but not too much
You are dealing with delicate and sensitive skin so go for short and light strokes to be safe. Avoid going over the same area too many times as this can cause razor burns, cuts and unnecessary irritation.

Post-manscaping care is key
Once you’re done, rinse with cool water, pat dry with a soft towel and apply a soothing moisturizing gel like ToppCock Silver. It has natural aloe vera extract which helps with hydrating and skin healing as well as antibacterial tea tree oil and silver nanoparticles for protection against infection-causing germs.

Shaving causes micro cuts on the skin so the area is very susceptible to infections. Keep the area clean and dry. Repeat the post-manscaping routine up to a few days for optimum results.



If you are the type of guy who doesn’t brush for days or whose idea of dental hygiene is munching on some breath mints, this article is for you. If you think losing your teeth or having horrible breath are the worst than can happen, you are greatly mistaken. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, a form of chronic inflammation that is linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

But wait, there’s more! Recent research from the Journal of Clinical Periodontology has revealed that high levels of plaque and bleeding gums are a risk factor for poor sperm motility as well as reduced sperm count, decreasing the chances of falling pregnant and producing a child. To make matters worse, a clear correlation between chronic gum disease and erectile dysfunction was shown in a recent study in the Journal Of Human Reproductive Science.

“Evidence indicated a positive link in chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction” according to the findings. “It was also suggested that chronic periodontitis should be considered risk factors for erectile dysfunction and treatment of chronic periodontitis might be helpful in the improvement of erectile dysfunction. The importance of oral health should be given by dentist and physician as a preventive medicine for not only erectile dysfunction but also for more serious systemic diseases in the best interest of patient health.”

Men don’t naturally come to the table with a good hand regarding certain oral health facts, but there is plenty they can do to reduce their risk of dental health-related problems. Here are some tips on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

  • Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes every session.
  • Floss 1-2 times per day. Make sure you get the floss underneath the gums.
  • Avoid inflammatory refined/processed carbohydrates.
  • Eat foods daily that are seasonal, local, organic and high in omega-3s, Vitamin C, D, antioxidants and fibre.
  • Visit your dental professional for check-ups and cleaning at least every 6 months.

Now, go ahead and brush and floss. Thank us later.


A hi-tech urinal is being developed to automatically wash and dry the penis after urination. Currently in its prototype stage, Urinary 2.0 is the brainchild of by biochemist Eduard Gevorkyan, economist Ivan Giner, and coach Miguel Angel Levanteri.

The ultra-modern bathroom fixture is equipped with programmed sensors which activate its cleaning and drying mechanisms when the user has finished urinating. As soon as one of the sensors detects that the user is done peeing, soapy water is automatically administered for three seconds to clean the penis. Continue reading


Cheating men have revealed the real reasons why they become unfaithful to their partners. Many women think that their partners stray because they are bored with their stale relationship, but that may not be the case for most cheaters.

A recent survey by Superdrug’s Online Doctor revealed that the most common reason why European and American men are cheating is simply because they can’t resist the temptation of the other person. A large majority of the respondents, comprised of over 2,000 European and American adulterers, claimed that the main reason for their extra-marital affairs is: the other person was just really hot. The assumption that men are just bored that’s why they cheat is not even on the top 3 main reasons for infidelity. Continue reading


Looking for ways to spice things up in the bedroom? You may want to consider the latest trend in boosting sex drive which involves freezing your man parts to as low as minus 160 degrees! The procedure is called “Love Mist”, a form of cryotherapy offered by a spa in Manchester, UK.

The bizarre treatment entails spraying a chilly negative 160 degree Celcius mist of liquid nitrogen onto your genital area. The 30-minute treatment is performed by a trained therapist and is available to both men and women. Continue reading



We are all familiar with body odor.  It is that all too familiar stench that emanates from another person and, sometimes, from our very own armpits when we “forgot” to take a shower. There are various causes of body odor such as diet, genetics and certain illnesses but the most common is the lethal combination of sweat and bacteria aggravated by poor hygiene.

Humans have two types of sweat glands. One type produces eccrine perspiration which helps lower body temperature, like when we exercise or when it’s really hot. These sweat glands are found all over the body. The other type is found in such areas as armpits, groin, hands, and feet, and produces apocrine sweat. Continue reading


Did you know that a large number of men and women think they suffer from dandruff when in fact they have dry scalp?  And we bet most of them don’t even know the difference!  Blame it on irresponsible advertising which brainwashed us to grab a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo the instance white flakes start falling off our heads.  Unfortunately, using the wrong treatment can make either of the conditions worse.

While dandruff and dry scalp may both exhibit flaking accompanied by itching scalp, there is a huge difference between them.  Read on and help identify what condition you are suffering from and how to best deal with it. Continue reading