As guys constantly in the spotlight, actors need to look good and smell good at all times. Though scent is a personal thing that depends on your taste, it's safe to say that the country's leading men know a thing or two about fragrances. So, it can't hurt to find out what the likes of Alden Richards, Daniel Padilla, and James Reid use.
(Of course, not everyone can afford to invest in these signature scents, so here's a list of possible alternatives.)
Le Labo's Santal 33 is known all over the world as one of the most popular niche scents around. (FYI: Niche perfumes are a type of fragrance that's made on a much smaller scale by artisanal brands.) It's instantly noticeable, unique, and expensive.
Santal 33 features sandalwood, Virginia cedar, cardamom, papyrus, leather and more—a seductive combination that's equal parts woody and powdery.
SHOP NOW Le Labo Santal 33, $192 (approximately P9,700)
James Reid's fragrance of choice is Versace Eros. When compared to other, more typical men's fragrances, Eros is a tad sweeter and fresher. Wear this and you, too, will smell of mint oil, green apple, Italian lemon, tonka, ambroxan, and geranium flowers.
SHOP NOW Versace Eros, P5,000
Now, Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme isn't something you often see on men's grooming arsenals. It's a lot more low-key, and that's probably why this is Daniel Padilla's choice of perfume. The citrusy fragrance is fresh and light, thanks to all the fruity and floral notes perfumer Sonia Constant used it in.
SHOP NOW Lanvin Eclat D’Arpege Pour Homme, P4,500
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
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