Cheap Deodorants Vs. Expensive Perfumes – for men only.

Photo Credit:

You need to understand the levels of perfumes; Top notes, middle notes and base notes.

Summer is already here and you don’t want people to call you “stinking giant” at your back. Not many of us know that what you eat is how you are going to smell; our diet shares a direct correlation with our body odor. Just like tight clothes, the higher intake of caffeine, onions, garlic, spicy food, choline-rich food (fish, eggs) can also alter your body odor. The market is so full of regular deodorants and body sprays for other casual. But, for a special day, you need something special. Most of the people will oppose my idea of spending more than 4000 INR on a bottle of perfume, but those who know what brand is and how it is so different from cheap colognes will only fall for branded perfumes.

Let me walk you through a few major differences and reasons, why you should buy an expensive perfume. Why should I not buy a cheap perfume that gives me an instant fragrance which barely lasts for a few hours? Get your facts right; fragrances means oils and other ingredients. The target market for cheap perfumes is—teenagers, and most of them are with a poor sense of smell. You need to understand the levels of perfumes; Top notes, middle notes and base notes. When you get the instant smell, its top note and it is going to last for half an hour. Once the top note is done, and you are still able to smell your fragrance, for two to four hours, it is the middle note of your perfume that is in action. Finally, it is the base note of your perfume, which is going to last until the end and after middle note.

Cheap perfumes only replicate top notes and, which is why they smell immediately. And, after an hour the smell is gone. So, next time if you want to buy a perfume, enter the perfume shop, use the tester and spray it on. Do not buy it immediately and leave the shop. Then, check after 7-8 hours, if you can still smell it, BUY it. Be sure, this perfume has all three notes working. Also, don’t be a fool; an expensive perfume, by no means is a guarantee of all three notes e.g. Chanel No. 5  (single note perfume). Below is a list of my top ten perfumes.


Dior named after its founder Christian Dior (1905-1957) was a French fashion designer, died of heart attack. The man was first invited by Marcel Boussac (richest man in France in those days) for a Paris fashion house. Dior now offers a wide range of fashion accessories to its customers throughout the world through 210 locations; enjoying an approximate of €24.62 billion as revenue. A few noteable men fragrances from this brand are – Sauvage, Dior Homme, Fahrenheit, EAU Sauvage, Higher, Dune Pour Homme and Jules.

Dolce and Gabbana

This brand is named after two Italian Designers – Domenico Dolce and Stefana Gabbana. This group is specialized in clothing, footwear, handbags, sunglasses, watches, jewelry, perfumery and cosmetics. This brand offers a good range of perfumes under names like – Intenso, The one for men, The one for men Eau de Parfum, the one sport, pour Homme, light blue pour Homme, and light blue pour Homme limited edition. My favorite is The one for men  and Intenso.


If you are looking for something that can push your limits and indulges you in a few moments of guilty pleasure and if you want to feel the freedom of going slightly beyond social conventions; Gucci is your take then. A few of the most scintillating range of perfumes offered by Gucci are Gucci Guilty Intense for Men EDT, Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme, GUCCI GUILTY POUR Homme, Gucci Guilty Intense,Gucci Black Pour Homme and Gucci Sport for Men.

Ralph Lauren

With a history of more than 40 years, this brand is now successfully redefining American style. Being a classic lifestyle brand, Ralph Lauren is known for its quality products with an only aim of creating better worlds. Let me share a few awesome collections of Ralph Lauren with you. Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black, Ralph Lauren Polo Green Men, Ralph Lauren Red, Ralph Lauren Big Pony No 4,Safari By Ralph Lauren,Ralph Lauren Big Pony No 1 and etc. My personal favorite is – Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren.


This was earlier my favorite clothing brand unless I first tried their perfume at their store. Since then I am in love with Lacoste Essential, costs around 4500 INR. A few other fragrances that you can try in the store are – Lacoste Challenge Men Edt, Lacoste Red Men Edt , Lacoste Hot Play, Lacoste Challenge Men, Lacoste Live Men, Lacoste Eau De Lacoste , Lacoste Eau De L.12.12 Bleu Men, Lacoste Eau De .12.12 Vert Men, Lacoste Essential Men, Lacoste Pour Homme Edt, Lacoste Challenge Refresh Men and Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc EDT.

Calvin Klein

This wonderful fashion hub was found in the year 1968. Since then Calvin Klein is a better known as American fashion house famous for its designer and different styles of outfits for both men and women. Besides, the brand is also known for its awesome collection of long-lasting perfumes, colognes. These are few of its most popular perfumes: Obsession, Electric, Calvin Klein One EDT, Calvin Klein CK One EDT, Euphoria Intense, One Shock, Eternity, In2U, Escape, Obsession Night, and Contradiction.


This British luxury fashion brand is known for its superior quality products since its origin in 1856. No need to look any further if you are looking for a perfume that lasts for more than 24-48 hours. A few of the top selling men fragrances of Burberry are – Weekend, Brit Rhythm, Touch Men, Beat, and London Men, I recommend try – London Men and you won’t regret.


Let us face it guys and girls. Versace has successfully established itself as a brand among other world’s leading international fashion brands. This has now become a name to consider when we talk about luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings. Should you explore this brand for perfumes, you will discover more than 20 fragrances for men and same for the women. The top most selling fragrances are – Pour Homme, Pure Homme Oud Noir, Eros EDT, Dreamer, Eau Fraiche, Blue Jeans, L Homme, and Versace Eau Fraiche perfume.

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani, an Italian fashion designer is basically famous for his menswear. However, after its origin, this brand has expanded itself a lot during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now it offers a wide range of jeans, undergarments, accessories. GA also have an agreement with L’Oreal through which they sell fragrances and beauty products. The most selling perfumes under this brand name are – , Code, Eau Pour Homme, and Diamonds. See if you get lucky with Giorgio Armani Diamonds ; most selling perfume and always out of stock.


This one is a popular German brand and is named after its founder – Hugo Boss. It was founded in 1924 and to the date its revenue is – more than €2.432 billion. With more than 13,000 employees, Hugo Boss is now offering a vast collection of men’s and women’s wear, eyewear, and perfumes. A few of the top selling fragrances are – Hugo Boss Bottled, Bottled Night, Woody Eau De Toilette, Sports, Xy, Selection, Red, Energise, Orange, Motion White, and Boss Pure.

So, next time do not get owned by cheap ads where you see a cheap deodorant making you a champ. They won’t last for more than an hour and so will you as a center of attraction. Buy something special  for a special event with someone special and be someone special.