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Does Axe Body Spray Smell Better Than Fancy Cologne? We Investigate
You want to smell good. But should you spend $6 or $56?ByJames Cave10/23/2015 01:01pm EDT
Say you’ve promised yourself (and your friends) that you’re going to make yourself smell better from here on out.
But there are so many options — in choice and price — that we’d understand if you gave up before you even got started.
We’re here to help.
We wanted to see if people (specifically women) prefer designer men’s colognes over Axe deodorant body spray (secretly hoping that they liked the cheaper version over the expensive kind), so we put together the following list that ranks three of Axe’s new White Label Dry Spray line of antiperspirant deodorants with four more expensive colognes, to see how it all stacks up.
In a blind smell test, we asked five of our style editors to take a whiff of a man wearing each fragrance and tell us what they thought.
If you’re not careful, the stuff you spray on yourself can be as bad (or worse, it turns out) than just going au naturale, but you might not have to pay as much as you’d think to get a fragrance that works for you. Here’s a rundown of how they performed, ranked from worst to best.7. Axe Dry Spray, Island, $5
Courtesy AxeAxe Dry Spray Island — made with citrus, fig and coconut notes — was the least liked of the group. Our testers immediately backed away, saying it was too pungent and artificial.
“It’s a little too aggressive.”
“Whoa, smells like a piña colada, or a bar in Hawaii.”
“Smells like something my mom would wear.”AN ESSENTIAL DAILY GUIDE TO ACHIEVING THE GOOD LIFESubscribe to our lifestyle email.Thanks!You have been successfully signed up.6. David Beckham Beyond, £24.95 ($40, 60 mL)
Courtesy David BeckhamOne tester said Beyond, the latest cologne from David Beckham, was “good; it sneaks up on you,” but another said it “smells like you’re a jock who just walked off the lacrosse field.”
With ingredients such as cardamom, grapefruit, patchouli, black pepper, cedar wood and geranium, it’s all over the map — another tester thought it was Axe and couldn’t handle it — “It’s going all over the air, man.”5. Axe Dry Spray, Night, $5
Courtesy AxeAxe’s Night, with grapefruit, lavender, cedar wood and praline, was similar to Beckham’s Beyond, but better: “Definitely more masculine,” one said.
“You smell like Abercrombie — like you’re a teenage boy and haven’t showered and you’re like, spray spray spray,” said another.
“It’s like the inside of a Hollister. It’s not as sexy as I want it to be. It smells like drugstore cologne.”4. Ecko Unldt., 72 (coming soon)
Courtesy Ecko Unltd.The latest cologne from Eckō Unltd., 72, is made with Italian bergamot, English lavender, tonka bean, frozen apple and smoke, intended to “evoke the heady aroma of fireworks smoldering in the dark,” according to a press release.
What does that all mean? “It smells like Axe — this one’s Axe, right?”
“It smells like a hot guy, or what I thought a hot guy looked like when I was 18.”
“It smells like a club at nighttime.”3. Dolce And Gabbana Light Blue, $66 (2.5 oz)
Courtesy DolceThis one was the traditional choice — we selected it based on familiarity. Everybody knows someone who wears or has worn D&G’s Light Blue in their life.
“It kinda has a weird, sort of like linen but citrusy smell; it’s a cleaner scent. I like it a lot better than Axe. It’s not crazy and my eyes aren’t going to water.”
One tester immediately knew what it was, and another person just rubbed her face on the arm wearing it.2. Axe Dry Spray, Forest, $5
Courtesy AxeOur testers liked Axe’s Forest, with pear, starfruit, driftwood and moss, because it “smells earthy; smells like college; smells like [Thierry Mugler’s] Angel.”1. Prada Sport Luna Rossa, $64 (1.7 oz)
Courtesy PradaThe best of the group, according to those who smelled it (and the guy who wore it), was Prada’s Sport Luna Rossa. A blend of sage, bitter orange and spearmint wasn’t too aggressive or too weak — “Definitely the more traditional of the group.”
Fragrance Creation 101 With New AXE YOU
By Jennifer Ryan JonesFebruary 10, 2017
You might be surprised to know just how much goes into making your favorite fragrances.
Similar to crafting fine wines, the process entails bringing together carefully selected, fragile ingredients. The goal is to create just the right balance of good taste and in the case of scents, a good smell. When AXE set out to formulate their new AXE YOU fragrance they went straight back to olfactory master, and expert perfumer, Ann Gottlieb. You may not recognize her on sight, but you surely know her blockbuster fragrance, Calvin Klein Obsession, as well as her other AXE classics. We caught up with Ann for a behind-the-scenes look on how the magic happens.
We would love a cheat sheet on how a fragrance is made. How does it all start?
We start with an olfactive vision based on the concept and then translate the images into scent. The fragrance vision is shared with perfumers and they then interpret it how they perceive it. Several fragrance ideas are then shown to us. Until we find the signature that achieves the brief and meets our expectations from an olfactive standpoint, we could go through anywhere from five hundred to a thousand iterations before finalizing the scent that ultimately goes into the bottle.
About how long does the whole process of creating a fragrance take?
You are the olfactory force behind the evolution of the AXE guy. Is there a common ingredient or creative thread that runs through all of the scents? The secret here is a touch of vanilla, sometimes greater and sometimes more reduced but always present. It gives the fragrance an easy, approachable character that guys seem to love.
We’ve been watching the AXE guy grow up and become more sophisticated. Now AXE YOU is here appealing to Gen Z. From a fragrance perspective, how is this guy different from the AXE guy of the 80’s?
In the 80’s, the fragrances were created without regard for a specific target audience. Now so much more is known about who the consumer is and therefore fragrances are specifically targeted.
Are there specific notes that can make a fragrance smell more youthful?
Generally, fresher notes such as citruses and fruits tend to have a youthful impact on a fragrance. In the case of YOU, it is the freshness, which comes from the coriander leaves and black basil. The inclusion of vanilla is also very meaningful to this target.
What was your inspiration for this fragrance? Which parts of the brief were you most excited to bring to life?
We took our inspiration from the woody, amber-y fragrances from the premium end of the fragrance market and Axe-ified it to be appropriate to our target audience. The concept behind YOU is that it would be a fragrance that adapts to each person’s body chemistry. Watching that come to life was very exciting.
What is the best way, wear and how much body spray should be applied for it to smell its best?
Moderation is always recommended when using a body spray – say AXE when you spray AXE. It can always be layered to achieve greater strength, but if too much is applied at once it can become quite overpowering.
I have to ask, do you have a favorite?
My favorite Axe fragrance is probably the most recent one on which I worked because I really like them all. If you are asking in regards to my personal fragrance, I would say it was Obsession because it was my first one and always has a special place in my heart.