“The Best Spicy Cologne” - GQ

GQ experts have their eyes and noses set on all things spicy this season. Rightfully so considering spicy scents are basically the cool kids of olfactory genres.  So, let’s take a deep dive on spice.

“The best spicy colognes share ingredients with rich curries and baked goods.”
Spice Must Flow
Spice Must Flow
Spice Must Flow
Notes such as cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, aromatic cinnamon, and pepper usually fall into this category and are quite energizing when used in combination with traditional citrus and floral accords, offering more depth and dimension to any fragrance.

“Spicy scents invite proximity and suggest warmth. They stir the senses”.


For this reason, maybe go a little subtle during the day and all out for the night. “If you pick a good one, you won't smell like a pie—but you will smell delicious.” Unless you want to smell like a pie, in which case it's a conversation for another day or rather another blog post.

By now you probably guessed which fragrance GQ editors picked as one of their faves: Spice Must Flow.
Spice Must Flow
Spice Must Flow
“A trio of spices—ginger, cardamom, and incense—orbit a core of Turkish rose in Etat Libre d'Oranges' powerful statement of a scent.”

The fragrance is inspired by the rich history of trading and the concept of evolving into what is most beautiful – the exchange among humanity’s brothers and sisters, the stories about merchants and their trading routes of precious silks and spices. The spice becomes cosmic, mystical, enchanting, and it carries the echo of your name to the brightness of the stars. 

Now that you’re debriefed and ready, it’s time to make your pilgrimage to the high priestess of spice, aka GQ’s pick for “best spicy colognes,” aka Spice Must Flow. Happy smelling!
Spice Must Flow

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