What women think of men's colognes


Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Cologne

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You're probably looking for something that smells nice to her anyway. So we took all the latest men's cologne bottles to the streets for some much-needed — and honest — opinions.

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

"It's more for the evening. It's got that dark scent. It's very heavy and old-fashioned smelling, but it isn't for old men."

—Caroline Y., 26

Acqua Di Gio (Starting at $58 for 3.4 oz.) by Giorgio Armani, Yahoo! Shopping.

Amen by Philosophy

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Amen by Philosophy

"It would draw you in. Like, you'd want to sniff closer to someone. It's alluring. It's nice. It's sexy. Meow."

—Dana A., 34

Amen ($42 for 2 oz.) by Philosophy, qvc.com

Interlude by Amouage

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Interlude by Amouage

"Maybe a sort of male model would wear this."

—Juliet B., 20

Interlude ($214 for 1.7 oz.), amouage.com

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Armani Sport Code

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Sport Code by Armani

"Mmh, that's intense. I imagine a really muscular dude with his shirt off. It reminds me of men just smothering themselves before going to the beach. Like half-naked, big…"

—Lisa K., 25

Sport Code ($46 for 2.5 oz.) by Armani, amazon.com

Code Ultimate by Armani

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Code Ultimate by Armani

"This is romantic. A very self-conscious man who really cares about his looks would probably put this on."

—Henriette, 28

Code Ultimate ($84 for 2.5 oz.) by Armani, macys.com

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Wild Blue by Banana Republic

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Wild Blue by Banana Republic

"It smells like something that my dad would wear to work."

— Kallie, 18

Code Ultimate ($45) by Banana Republic, available at Banana Republic stores.

Beauty of the Game by Lacoste

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Beauty of the Game by Lacoste

"Hmm, this one's nice. A young man would wear this one. It would just be a hip guy, you know?"

—Laura F., 52

Beauty of the Game ($62 for 3.3 oz.) by Lacoste, macys.com

Boss Sport by Hugo Boss

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Boss Sport by Hugo Boss

"This is, like, woodsy, I guess."

— Jenna F., 21

Boss Sport ($53 for 1.7 oz.) by Hugo Boss, hugoboss.com

Burberry Brit Summer Edition by Burberry

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Burberry Brit Summer Edition by Burberry

"It reminds me of a total prepster who'd wear this. I can imagine a guy who's fratty — like, some guy who pops his collar. I like it. It's not overwhelming."

—Jenniel D., 34

Burberry Brit summer edition ($62 for 3.3 oz.) by Burberry, burberry.com

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Encounter by Calvin Klein

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Encounter by Calvin Klein

"This smells like deodorant. Like I'd put that on my armpits."

—Emma, 21

Encounter by Calvin Klein, Available September 2012

Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel

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Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel

"It sort of smells like perfume. It's, like, fruity. I see a tennis player wearing this."

—Mia, 20

Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme ($62 for 1.7 oz.) by Chanel, chanel.com

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana

"I don't know. It's very flamboyant and flashy."

—Michelle L., 24

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme ($58 for 2.5 oz.) by Dolce & Gabbana, sephora.com

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

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Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

"Richard Gere in a button-down would enjoy this scent."

—Hannah Kay H., 22

Light Blue (Starting at $51 for 4.2 oz.) by Dolce & Gabbana, Yahoo! Shopping.

Eau Captivante by L'Occitane

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Eau Captivante by L'Occitane

"I like the man who would wear this. I don't know what he is. He’s quiet. Very nice. He's a nice, quiet, outdoorsy man."

—Jen S., 42

Eau Captivante ($47 for 10.1 oz.) by L'Occitane, loccitane.com

Aqua Rush by Nautica

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Aqua Rush by Nautica

"I like that. It's spicy. I feel like he would wear this (points to muscular naked man on her cigarette lighter). He'd wear this on the beach, or in the bedroom maybe, in his sick summer home."

—Mia, 20

Aqua Rush ($65 for 3.4 oz.) by Nautica, macys.com

New York Yankees by The Cloudbreak Group

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New York Yankees by The Cloudbreak Group

"I feel like this is the first cologne that a boy gets in middle school. There's nothing original here. If you had 'cologne' as a scratch-and-sniff answer, this would be it."

—Jenniel D., 34

New York Yankees ($62 for 3.4 oz.) by The Cloudbreak Group, nyyankeesfragrance.com

Polo Blue Sport by Ralph Lauren

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Polo Blue Sport by Ralph Lauren

"It's okay. I feel like this could be an everyday type of scent. It’s acceptable, but it would not be my top choice."

—Melissa P., 29

Polo Blue Sport ($73 for 4.2 oz.) by Ralph Lauren, amazon.com

Success by Trump

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Success by Trump

"I could picture myself smelling this on a guy when he's out and about in Central Park. It's an everyday kind of thing. It's powerful, but in a good way. It's not over-powering."

—Christina H., 37

Success ($62 for 3.4 oz.) by Trump, macys.com

Z Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Z Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna

"It's kind of piney. If you weren't careful, like you doused yourself, it'd be like the air fresheners that cab drivers use. But I think if it was done right it'd be nice."

—Beth G., 41

Z Zegna ($33 for 1.7 oz.) by Ermenegildo Zegna, amazon.com

Big Pony by Ralph Lauren

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Big Pony by Ralph Lauren

"It smells expensive. It's rich, filled with flavor. I could see some guy, a country-club kind of guy wearing this — someone who’s all-American."

—Michelle L., 24

Big Pony ($50 for 2.5 oz.) by Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com

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