Editor's TipEditor's Tip

Know your scent hierarchy: The higher the percentage of essential oils, the longer a scent lasts on your skin. Eau de Colognes typically contain one to eight percent essential oils. Eau de Toilettes contain between five and 15 percent. Eau de Parfums can have up to 20 percent.

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The Italian fashion house known for its modern, architectural pieces takes the same rigorous approach to its fragrances. This stylish unisex scent is intense but also approachable, with a rich amber base. It translates from the boardroom to the bar easily and is sure to attract attention—the good kind.

How to Use

We recommend developing your own preferred routine when it comes to wearing a scent. One rule: don’t overdo it. You can’t go wrong with a spray behind each ear at the end of your grooming routine.

Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Aqua, Alpha-Isomethyl Inonine, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexy 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool.

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The best of the best

Over the years I have used Obsession as my primary cologne, however after receiving a sample in my monthly birchbox, this is definitely my new FAVORITE.

Great scent, takes very little. I have received so many compliments when wearing this scent.

You must try this product. Words can not describe how wonderful this cologne is.

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New favorite

This is probably the best cologne I've ever tried. Smells amazing, lasts all day and I have received more comments while wearing this cologne than any other cologne. The one downside of this cologne is the price... I probably won't buy it because of that. Personally, I struggle spending that much money on cologne.

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Amazing smell

I received many compliments on this scent, smells good ALL DAY! A little pricey but you don't need to lather it on, less is definitely more with this cologne.

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Oh snap

This fragrance smells absolutely amazing. It is very masculine without announcing your presence with the subtlety of a boat's horn.

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Sophisticated Scent

This scent is like no other I have ever smelled. An intoxicating mix of Jasmine and amber. The scent last all day and is perfect for cooler seasons. Worth every penny.

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New favorite

I absolutely found my new cologne for this season. The beginning scent was surprisingly light, but it seemed to get stronger as the day went on. I got several compliments at work when I wore this cologne. I will definitely be purchasing this cologne. I want to try more products from this company.

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My one and only
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This is the single best scent I have ever worn! Lasts from day to night & is perfect for every season

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I'm in love
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Love, love, love this scent. I spent a lot more than I normally would on fragrance for this, but I got the sample, and loved it, so I got it as a gift for my hubby. Worth every penny.

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Bottled Night.

This perfume is great stuff. I'm glad that Birchbox is pushing this towards males because it's usually marketed towards women. Personally, I don't think fragrance should be gendered but this is certainly an ambiguous, mysterious scent that will smell equally good on you and your girlfriend...or boyfriend :) Amber predominates, a smoky, almost incense like amber.There's some floral notes in there, hibiscus and jasmine, and I think the jasmine sticks out the most, but it isn't a loud jasmine like you would smell in Thierry Mugler's Alien (a far more feminine floral). Sandalwood is mentioned in the note pyramid but I don't smell it. What ties it all together is patchouli, which adds to the smoky incense vibe and gives the fragrance an almost 80's era 'powerhouse' vibe. It's interesting, smoky, sexy, unique, and as a collector of perfumes (I have around 50 bottles at any given time), I can tell you that this draws compliments like few things I own. You won't smell like everyone else. What occasions can you wear this to? I'm gonna say this is a date night/clubbing/romantic evening fragrance. I wouldn't recommend this for work (unless you are a woman) or to freshen up after the gym because it just isn't that sort of 'fresh' fragrance. Also, in extremely hot weather it could become cloying so it's more of a fall/winter scent. But if you wear it in those guidelines you will find a fragrance that is evocative of the night, full of mystery, romance, and intrigue. I highly recommend this for everyone, man, woman, and everyone in between!

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Strong.
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This cologne doesn't smell at all like the sample. I now have this big bottle of cologne that I'll never wear. It's really not my style.

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