New Addition. The latest addition to my cologne shelf is HUGO Element. This is a fresh, modern and masculine scent that fits into the “everyday” category. HUGO Element is a very urban fragrance that can be worn during the day and at night. In the short time wearing this one, I’ve received many compliments so I know it’s a keeper. The fragrance notes that stand out are a very fresh and spicy ginger, coriander and cedarwood. Its base note contains a hint of woodiness that gives it a slightly elegant edge. And just to add to the “freshness” element, I found out that the bottle was inspired by an oxygen tank.
Old Favorite. For a very long time, my “every day, nice-guy, good-for-the-office” cologne has been Dunhill by Alfred Dunhill, which was released in 2003. This has been my go-to cologne for day and evening. Not a “power scent” but rather a nice, simple, clean and elegant scent. I’ve received a ton of compliments on this one. Many by girls who wanted to buy it for their boyfriends or husbands. My favorite notes are the geranium and the tonka bean which simply work well together. I’m not sure if Dunhill is planning on discontinuing this fragrance (I hope not!) but I’m finding it increasingly hard to find these days. Dunhill cologne, aftershave and deodorant are all deeply discounted at FragranceNet. Run! I’m stocked up.