These top grossing perfume lists are always interesting to note down and ponder on their siginifance in terms of cultural approach and evolving tastes. It's in fact what many of our readers use as a gauge on what to consider as a "safe" gift or a compass in the vast world of trend-setting. So which masculine scents made it this year?
Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Gio Pour Homme (in the No.1 spot), Chanel's Bleu de Chanel, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, Armani Code and Dolce&Gabbana's Light Blue Pour Homme, according to NPD [an American market research company].
What do all of these fragrances have in common - besides abundant references to the colour blue and things aquatic? They all have scent profiles grounded in a combination of wood (including but not limited to forests full of cedar, sandalwood, juniper, oak moss and musk wood) and spice (practically an entire rack of Sichuan pepper, ginger, bergamot, coriander and pink peppercorns)."
Read the entire article on this link on smh.com.au reptinted from the LA Times
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