I don't think you'll find that any widely available magazine has consistently worthwhile
commentary on fragrances.
Magazines like Vogue and GQ will have many, many advertisements for fragrances.
Each advertisement will show you an image, often an overtly sexual one, and that
image is intended to sell the fragrance but not necessarily to tell you anything useful about
the fragrance itself. Of course, it does at least make you aware of its existence, so there
is some usefulness there.
My recommendation is to read the threads here on the Basenotes forum for a while and
participate in the discussion, while frequently going to a department store and sampling
fragrances mentioned here. This will allow you to associate a smell with a description of
particular fragrance notes. This does take some time.
Please learn from my mistakes. I bought way too many colognes, way too early.
I now rotate through about 20 of my 75 bottles, and the remaining ones mostly sit in the
drawer unused. My advice to anyone starting out is to sample a fragrance repeatedly
(three or four times), and if one really smells good, then write its name on a list and go on
looking for others. The next one you sample may be even better. Do this for a few
weekends until you find two or three you think smell fantastic. Then buy them and
Basenotes will get you interested in all sorts of scents that are not being marketed in magazines
and that smell better in every way than the significant majority of new releases. Just don't buy
too many too soon.
Welcome to the boards, and best wishes.