Men’s fragrances have come a long way since their ancient origins.
Once upon a time, pleasantly scented potions were a matter of necessity. One’s nose was constantly assaulted by the unpleasant odours of smoke, rotting food, and open sewers. And that was just the people – imagine what the actual sewers smelled like.
Today, colognes don’t perform such a purely practical purpose, that’s more or less deodorant’s responsibility, which leaves a much more interesting purpose for cologne: helping you get lucky. Pair the right scent with the right man and some kind of sorcery happens. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you just haven’t met the one yet (scent, that is). No, but seriously, colognes and men’s fragrances can drastically improve your appeal, not just in the dating department but at work as well.
Join us on a journey through the history of men’s fragrances, from the world’s first recorded chemist to today’s billion-dollar industry.