We’ve long been a fan of wearing cologne rather than perfume for their more masculine, less floral scents, but the recent rush of unisex fragrances has done away with such arbitrary designations altogether. After all, who says scent has to be gendered?
Shopping for a unisex fragrance is a liberating experience, as it does away with what you should like and focuses simply on what you do like. The only disadvantage is that you may find your partner swiping your scent.
We’ve been testing old favourites and brand new launches, looking for how harmoniously they bring together the classically masculine/feminine notes, how the fragrance develops as it dries and how long they last on the skin. Whether you prefer your scents hot and heady or crisp and fresh, there’s something for you among our favourites.
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