The past few years have brought us new innovations in buying fragrances online. Choosing a scent in a department store is hard enough, but a few brands have come up with ways to pair you with a scent remotely. Hawthorne For Men is one of the more recent companies to do so.
I was as skeptical as I was curious about this, but it had three master perfumers including Olivier Gillotin (Ralph Lauren Notorious, Dior Higher), Rodrigo Flores-Roux (Clinique Happy, Tom Ford), and Quentin Bisch (Missoni, Thierry Mugler Angel Muse) behind it, so I decided to test it. Plus, Flores-Roux created the first John Varvatos scent I ever fell madly in love with and still wear to this day! I had a good feeling I'd land on something that suited me.
Your guy simply has to answer a few questions (I love a survey) about his body chemistry, diet, preferences, and lifestyle. He is then paired with two scents — one for work and one for play. He'll know which is which, because they're called "Work" and "Play."
The scents I was paired with are interesting and exquisite, and when it comes to fragrances, I'm not easy to please.
Hawthorne For Men (two scents for $100)