The Best Spring 2011 Colognes

The calendar tells me spring is here. The thunderstorms roaring over head are telling me spring is here. The store shelves loaded down with marshmallow Peeps ready for Easter is a sure sign spring is here my neighbor who believes he’s a grill master is outside burning(literally) on his grill.

It’s time for me to choose my Top 5 Spring Colognes for 2011.

My spring colognes are scents I feel may be too heavy for everyday summer use (based on my body chemistry) because of summer heat. My spring scents with the exception of one are fairly new releases or a scent that has been or has just been released depending on when you read this.

It’s time for me to choose my Top 5 Spring Colognes for 2011.



5-Very Irresistible for Men by Givenchy –Released in 2005 makes it way on my best 2011 spring scents for men. Very Irresistible for Men by Givenchymakes a great winter scent and a perfect spring scent. The reason this scent is bringing up the rear is it could be a touch too heavy if we have one of those record temperature days.

Very Irresistible for Men by Givenchy features:


This scent will make a great casual get together, first date, school or work scent. The opening grapefruit note has a mood lifting, anti depression effect. The mint note also fights the blues while providing a boost in concentration while clearing the mind. The cedar base note is another oil in the mix that is known for its ability relieve calm, sooth and relieve tension.
What more can you ask for in a work scent that lasts about six hours in my experience?

  • Top Notes: Grapefruit Peel, Mint Leaf
  • Middle Notes: Mocha , Sesame Seed
  • Base Note: Hazelnut Wood, Virginia Cedar

4- Voyage D'Hermes-Voyage D’Hermes released in 2010 is my number 4 pick. This is smooth unisex fragrance is a scent I don’t smell on many people male or female which has the makings for an excellent stand out scent. Voyage D’Hermes features:

  • Top Notes-Cedar, Sandalwood
  • Middle Notes-Angelica,Juniper Berry
  • Base Notes-White Musk

Voyage D’Hermes features cedar notes. Another top note is Sandalwood. Sandalwood oil relieves depression, fear and stress. Sandalwood oil is also thought to be an aphrodisiac. And aphrodisiac with fear relieving is almost too good to be true.

Voyage D’Hermes will also make a great work or school scent. It would also make a great date scent in that it’s not too heavy but heavy enough to handle a date in a restaurant or any other place a cologne will have to compete with other odors for attention.



3-Chanel Bleu de Chanel- Chanel Bleu de Chanel released in 2010 is my third choice for best spring 2011 men’s cologne. Bleu is a touch heavier than my fourth and fifth choices but still works well for a spring scent.

Chanel Bleu de Chanel features:

  • Top Notes-Citrus Accord, Pink Pepper Vetiver
  • Middle Notes-Cedar, Grapefruit, Labdanum
  • Base Notes-Frankincense, Ginger, Sandalwood

By now I’m sure you may have noted a couple of common notes in my spring 2011 picks. These notes aren't appearing in my picks by accident. These are deliberate choices. I have several things I look for in a cologne.

  1. I like the way it smells on me.
  2. I like the feeling I get wearing it.
  3. The effect I believe the cologne will have on the opposite sex.


My cologne search starts by doing a little research. I like to know what’s in a cologne, I like to know what effects the oils in the cologne will have not only on me but others around me. My approach to cologne is part smell, part aromatherapy.


Moving on.

2-Burberry Summer 2011 for Men-Burberry Summer is my second favorite summer 2011 spring scent based on a non-scientific study. After I determined I liked this cologne, I took it to the streets so to speak and asked a random sampling of women what they thought of the this cologne as opposed to my top choice for a spring 2011 favorite cologne. 

The results were pretty much what I expected. The standard response was this is a cologne they would expect me to wear if I was with them on a first date or a casual date. Burberry Summer 2011 for men features:

  • Top Notes-Mandarin Leaf and Yuzu
  • Middle Notes-Juniper Berries, Mint, Thyme
  • Base Notes-Amber, Cedar, Musk, Sandalwood
Of course Burberry Summer 2011 for Men features Cedar and Sandalwood notes. The citrus and mint notes help balance out the other note to create a relaxing fragrance that works well as a date scent. 

1-Gucci Guilty Pour Homme- Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is my favorite 2011 spring cologne. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme features:

  • Top Notes-Lavender, Lemon
  • Middle Notes-Orange Flower
  • Base Notes- Cedar, Patchouli

I’m going to be honest with you, this cologne actually would have been my number 2 pick if it wasn’t for the fact I heard the same comment over and over during my sniff survey. The comment was simple,”this is the cologne I would want you to wear if we were in the bar/club getting hot and bother, this is the cologne I would want you to wear when you(use your imagination). This is the cologne I would want to smell on my pillow after you’re gone!”


Hell I’m not above my polices and personal rules with regards to buying a cologne when I hear the same comment over and over from Black women and White women aged from 23-56 years old that come from different ways of life I figure I’m on to something.

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