Layers of Cologne
Fragrances for men react through three different stages. Every stage/layer has its own aroma and it serves a specific function at a certain time. We have the top layer comprised mostly of citrus fruits and aromatics like anise, lavender or lemongrass. Then comes the middle infused with different spices, floral, green and fruity scents to liven up the mix.
The last stage of your perfume is usually the one that is the strongest and it’s called the base layer. This last stage of progression is actually the one that usually houses the “manliness essences” like cedar, musk, patchouli or a softer tone of vanilla.