Since I switched to wearing eau de parfum scents, stronger and more concentrated than eau de toilette, I’ve always been on the lookout for a good, everyday scent: potent, but not overpowering; wearable, but not forgettable. Le Labo’s Santal 33 has worked wonders for me, but when people were starting to be aware of my presence from half a street block away, my need for elusiveness prompted a time for change. When I was introduced to Six Scents, a line of perfumes formulated by the world’s best noses, in collaboration with today’s most interesting designers, I knew I had found my new fragrance.
See, with my other Eau de Parfums, Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford, for example, dark and heady and intoxicatingly sexy, I feel a need to own up to the handsomeness of scent—grow a full beard, gaze into nothingness with smoldering eyes, make the world around me black and white and grainy and move in it like a French film star. A Six Scents fragrance has body; it’ll stay there, you can smell it, but it isn’t so strong as to define your day.
The Six Scents online shop