• Ken Main -Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty


Classic Aftershaves and Colognes

‘There’s a reason why certain fragrances stand the test of time!’

One of the most important issues men need to address is their individual smell. Create a signature smell - try these classics below and I'm sure one of them will suit you to a tee.

I remember using "Jazz" by Yves St Laurent as a teenager, everyone I came into contact with, loved my smell - which was strange because it was a cheap aftershave in those days retails around £80 today!

We’re making a start by encouraging you to get hooked on classics. There’s a reason why certain fragrances stand the test of time! I've tried and tested all these scents below because they are classics, so if your stumped try them.

Acqua Di Parma, Colonia Eau De Cologne Spray £70 for 100ml House of Fraser and

Aramis Classic Eau De Toilette £47 for 110ml Boots

Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne £68 for 100ml Selfridges and

Creed Green Irish Tweed £135 Harrods and

Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Toilette Spray £59.50 for 100ml Selfridges

Dior Eau Sauvage Eau De Toilette Spray £63.50 for 100ml from

Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Toilette £60 for 100ml at

Tom Ford - Grey Vetivier £62 at

Dolce and Gabanna - Velvet desert Oud

So why does aftershave or cologne smell so different on different people?

Its all down to the pH of your skin, and since you and your friend aren't the same person, aftershave/scent is going to smell differently on you two. But it's not just body chemistry that affects the way aftershave/scent smells.

Everything, including your diet, and your body temperature, affect the way your fragrance is going to sit on your skin. Even something seemingly unrelated — like that hangover you've been nursing — can completely alter how good your scent smells on you. Think about it your body is diffusing the by product of the alcohol, which is a very sugary substance, and it's pushing out through your pores. So it's going to change the way your scent smells because the scents are interacting with one another - remember severe hangovers and the associated smells?

My favourites are anything by CREED especially Aventus it suits my smells and it lasts all day anf Tom Ford OUD range.