Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Scent of Money

There are colognes and then there are Colognes! What do I mean by that? Simply put, expensive ingredients make all the difference when it comes to designing a new fragrance. Add to that, the skilled "nose" can transform a multitude of different elements into a winning scent.
Want to be clear about one thing. I'm no snob when it comes to perfumes etc. One of my personal favorites is plumeria flower toilet water which is a fraction of the cost of Broderie perfume by Hayari, an elegant and sophisticated scent that I love.
On that note, I'm here to discuss two new high end fragrances for men. When Hayari Paris invited a select group of press to preview the launch of their mens colognes, I was naturally intrigued. ONLY FOR HIM features top notes of bergamot orange, elemi, black pepper, heart notes of rose, white flowers, cyperus papyrus and base notes of atlas cedar, gaiac, amber, benzoin. Don't ask me what any of those elements are since I have no clue. Just saying!
The second cologne is called Le Paradis de L'HOMME. Ingredients here contain top notes of schinus, (don't ask), heart notes of vetiver, atlas cedar, cyperus papyrus, and base notes of leather, musk, sandalwood, oakmoss (yay, stuff I recognize).
I got to try out samples of both and let me tell you, these are both true couture fragrances and when they're launched in September I will be first in line to buy a bottle for significant other. In keeping with Hayari's gorgeous perfume packaging expect the same distinctive design for men.

 Even If You Can't Live Like a Millionaire Hayari Makes You Smell Like One! 

Photo Credit:  M. McKenzie 

For more info on launch dates, stockists, etc go to www.hayariparis.com.

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