A fragrance for men that I have been longing to smell would be a light, clean, sexy, masculine and animalistic musky floral that would be similar to Calum Best's cologne and would have similar light floral and watery accords like Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, Zino Davidoff's Cool Water and Ermenegildo's Z Zegna without citrus notes nor a strong, spicy overpowering smell like most fragrances for men. This fragrance would have pheromones and be water based like Nautica Oceans, but would still have the almost day long longevity of Calum Best's cologne that you can still smell a faintly pleasant hint of after doing your laundry.
This would definitely not be a teen-aged fragrance nor would it necessarily be a choice fragrance for an elderly male, although it would smell youthful, classic and timeless. Possible notes of choice for this fragrance would be: marine, passion fruit, casoar blueberry, sweet & fresh floral accord (irises, lilies, carnations, lavender, heliotrope, hibiscus/cotton flower, jasmine and geranium,) seductive green herbs (rosemary,coriander, thyme, sage, cardamom and romantic peppers,) a dry down of patchouli, vetiver, wood and moss blends (sandalwood, cashmere wood, oak moss,) and a musky flirtatious blend of vanilla, ambergris, pheromones and musks.
This scent would almost be reminiscent of a male version of Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy," and Madonna's "Candy Perfume Girl" without being sickeningly sweet. If you could capture the essence of sex and flowers in a bottle, that would perfectly describe this fragrance. It's top notes would start out watery, fragrant, and coyly flirtatious. Then the heart of the fragrance would be a light, sweet, clean and expensively milled soapy smell that would dry down to a sexy, sensual and seductive floral musk that is downright irresistible like a nectar of the gods. The transitions between the top, heart and base notes would also be smooth and faint, almost as if each one is blending into the other.
This "perfect fragrance" would also be internationally and universally appealing. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and ironically, Calum Best's father was a world-renowned soccer player. After falling in love with Calum's cologne and imagining how I would perfect it, I imagined this commercial for a cologne ad:
Calum Best is well dressed in well fitted designer pants, opened button down shirt, and blazer with a necklace that dangles on his chest, expensive watch and bracelet, and a beautiful ring on his hand. He is standing in front of a mirrored dresser (with men's toiletries and cologne) in his bedroom, which looks like the ultimate man's bedroom (blacks, blues, greens, greys, brown, leather) and is staring at a picture (face on picture cannot be seen) in one hand with a bouquet of flowers and a ring in the other. He looks away from the picture and glances at himself in the mirror recalling his day and fantasy in brief scenes (almost like "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" at the height of his youth and beauty.) It cuts to him playing soccer (black & white jerseys vs. red & white jerseys.) Then the scene switches to him in the shower lathering up and using what looks like an expensive bottle of shower gel to quickly get dressed. That scene cuts to him being sharply dressed as he was in the beginning with a charmingly seductive smile holding the bouquet of flowers and ring as the door opens. From this scene you see him welcomed into an unseen person's arms with the ring on their finger and the two of them passionately kissing and touching (as his lover appears to be spellbound by the smell of his skin) and the bouquet of flowers falling and transitioning to the flowers and lovers falling into a beautiful soaker claw foot tub with his lover in his arms and head on his chest with his eyes closed and Calum reclining in blissful satisfaction. The tub is filled with water and flowers/petals from the bouquet. The flowers and petals are colored in deep shades of purple, blue, dark reds, pink and white. He dreamily glances at the two of them in the mirror across from the flower and water filled tub. The scene finally cuts back to the beginning with him looking into the mirror, putting down the picture, grabbing "the cologne" on the dresser to spray on his body and walking away with the bouquet of flowers, ring and a confidently seductive smile to reenact what he had just fantasized with his lover. The commercial is symbolic of the ultimate male being comfortable with his sexuality and what he wants. The lover's face is not seen and is shown as little as possible with the thought that his lover could be any person, and no one can resist a man with an irresistible scent.
Both the packaging for the cologne and the bottle itself would be simple, natural and elegant with very little dye for easy use and to show class and concern for the environment. All of the pictorial ads for the cologne would be the lovers in the claw foot tub of water and flowers. Calum would have his lover laying her head on his chest with a full facial view of him, eyes closed with a look of ultimate satisfaction.
The main character does not necessarily have to be Calum Best. However, he happened to be the person that I imagined in the cologne commercial since it is very well known that he has a certain charm and irresistible sex appeal with most women. The spokesman could just as easily be Ben Cohen, David Shillington or Nick Youngquest. This perfect cologne would be the epitome of attraction, sex appeal and the emotions that come with feeling like the ultimate desirable male. This is the cologne that women would rush to buy their husbands/boyfriends/lovers and would even buy just to smell the cologne itself. This fragrance would also be a man's "must have" cologne.
Submitted by hmedlock