7 of the greatest cocktail-inspired colognes
If you’ve been dipping into the liquor cabinet lately, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone – perfumers have been doing the exact same in the name of fresh, sparkling fragrances. With notes borrowing from some of the most popular cocktails, the latest crop of colognes sound like they’d fit in just as well on a bar as they would on a vanity. The interplay makes perfect sense – after all, colognes and cocktails have mixology in common; they’re carefully concocted to strike beautiful balance between all the ingredients (or notes) inside. But just like it’s important to not overdo it with your cocktail of choice in real life, these fragrances are also best consumed in moderation – with strong, spirited scents such as limoncello and blue curacao, a single spritz should be enough to take the edge off. However, just like with our favourite alcoholic drops, we’re all for building up an impressive collection, and with no fear of hangover necessary you needn’t limit yourself to just one – there’s no reason why you can’t smell like a mix of mimosas and margaritas – mixing your liquors is only a bad thing if there’s, well, actual liquor involved. Bottoms up.
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