When you think of cologne, is the first thing you think heavy and cloying? Leather and tobacco intermingled with wood and cognac?
That might be the case for some concoctions, but Palio for Men by Lorenzo Siena is one of the freshest, cleanest, most alluring scents of all time. And no, I'm not exaggerating. It smells of summer mornings at the cottage, clean sheets and immense happiness and possibility.
Upon your first encounter, you might think something familiar is nearby. After all, it is reminiscent of new books, freshly cut wet grass and drinks out on the dock. Woodsy without being heavy and decidedly modern with a hint of your youth tucked in there somewhere, this is definitely one of those scents that you keep going back to because it just reels you in. Time and again.
And like I said, it's not a "manly" cologne that makes you feel you've got to wear a Brooks Brothers button-down and oxfords to the office. There's such a light, sparkly quality to it that for me, it's as much a women's scent as a man's. After all, with citrus sparkles, fresh pineapple, ivy greens and mint leaf swirling amidst iced lavender, rose, muguet and star jasmine, finished with sandalwood, patchouli and white musk, it's as much for me as it is for any man.
But maybe, just maybe, we can share.