The Best Colognes
Used in moderation, these colognes will make just about any guy smell far less unpleasant than usual.
By Robert Haynes-Peterson
CK ONE SHOCK FOR HIM ($50 for 3.4 oz)
Calvin Klein has updated its still insanely popular unisex scent with Shock for Him. Unlike its benign, floral forbear, Shock is spice-driven, with hints of licorice, black pepper, and basil. The bottle may look a little emo, but you can always hide it in your medicine cabinet.
JOHN VARVATOS STAR U.S.A. ($55 for 1.7 oz.)
Subtle notes of juniper, vanilla, and a floral hint of vetyver will keep you smelling clean. If that’s not enough, how about that the cologne comes in a cool ammo canister with the three best letters in the alphabet on the container: U, S, and A. USA! USA!