Recommending Sephora for grooming products may sound a little strange, but hear me out. I can’t remember when I started shopping at Sephora but it’s honestly one of my favorite places to buy men’s skin care products and cologne. I actually purchased the charcoal face mask I wrote about here at Sephora. Yeah, it’s initially a little awkward shopping in a store geared towards women. However, the staff are also grooming experts and can answer questions you’d probably feel embarrassed asking another guy.
For one the sales associates are always super friendly and knowledgeable. Picking out the perfect fragrance, for example, is overwhelming. However, the staff always does a great job at recommending scents based on your preferences. If you don’t know where to start, don’t be afraid to ask about bestsellers or their personal favorites. One of the colognes I receive the most compliments on is a scent a sales associate was obsessing over. They work with this stuff on a daily basis so they definitely know what they’re talking about when it comes to men’s skin care products and fragrances.
I’m a product junkie and love trying new things. Free samples are always included in your shipment when you order online at Sephora. I also love shopping in-store because you can ask for custom samples. I recently picked up a bottle of Tom Ford’s latest scent, Noir Anthracite. Before leaving I asked a sales associate to put together some samples of colognes that were similar to Noir Anthracite. I love that they do this because I’ll know exactly what fragrance to purchase when I come back.
Sephora also has the best selection of any store that you’d hit up at the mall. They carry a lot brands like Tom Ford that you can’t find anywhere else. Since most guys are shopping at Macy’s or Dillard’s you’re more likely to find a fragrance they’re not wearing when you shop at Sephora.
Style is about creating a vibe and the right fragrance should be the finishing touch to any look. I’m a fan of Tom Ford because everything he creates exudes sex and sophistication. That’s the mood I try to incorporate into my personal style which is why I tend to gravitate towards his fragrances.
Noir Anthracite is the latest Tom Ford fragrance for Fall. My favorite scents are usually a bit heavy and sweet. I like Noir Anthracite because it’s unexpected from what I would typically wear. Bergamot and spice is contrasted with black woods. As reflected by the bottle, it’s got a light and dark vibe to it.
Tom Ford is usually more expensive than other colognes you can pick up at the mall but it’s also more long lasting and worth the investment. I’ve linked it for you guys below as well as some other scents I’m trying out. Click any of the photos below to shop.