As men constantly in the spotlight, actors need to look good and smell good at all times. Though scent is a personal thing that depends on your taste, it's safe to say that the country's leading men know a thing or two about fragrances. So, it can't hurt to find out what the likes of Alden Richards and James Reid use. Because if they're good enough for these Filipino actors, then they're good enough for us. From Gerald Anderson's favorite perfume to Jake Cuenca's day and night options, here are six different fragrances that the country's leading men wear.
1. Alden Richards
Le Labo's Santal 33 is known all over the world as one of the most popular niche scents around. (FYI: Niche perfumes are a type of fragrance that's made on a much smaller scale by artisanal brands.) It's instantly noticeable, unique, and expensive. So, Alden Richards clearly has good taste. Santal 33 features sandalwood, Virginia cedar, cardamom, papyrus, leather and more—a seductive combination that's equal parts woody and powdery.
LE LABO Santal 33, $192 (approximately P9,700), Mr. Porter
2. James Reid
James Reid's fragrance of choice is Versace Eros. When compared to other, more typical men's fragrances, Eros is a tad sweeter and fresher. Wear this and you, too, will smell of mint oil, green apple, Italian lemon, tonka, ambroxan, and geranium flowers.
VERSACE Eros, P5000, Rustan's
3. Gerald Anderson
Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male is a timeless fragrance, and we can't blame Gerald Anderson for choosing to wear it. The aromatic scent is incredibly modern, even 25 years after it's introduction. It has everything from strong notes to fresh accords such as lavender, vanilla, mint, bergamot, cinnamon, cumin, and even sandalwood.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Le Male, P5600, Department Stores
4. Daniel Padilla
Now, Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme isn't something you often see on men's grooming arsenals. It's a lot more low-key, and that's probably why this is Daniel Padilla's choice of perfume. The citrusy fragrance is fresh and light, thanks to all the fruity and floral notes perfumer Sonia Constant used it in.
LANVIN Eclat D'Arpege Pour Homme, P4500, Rustan's
5. Jake Cuenca
Jake Cuenca relies on two different bottles to smell good. During the day, he uses Calvin Klein's CK OneSummer, a citrus scent that perfectly fits our climate. Think lemon, lime, mojito pineapple, and guava plus cedarwood to tone it all down. Then, at night, the actor picks up Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme, an aromatic green scent that's still summery with added strength care of coriander and lavender.
CALVIN KLEIN CK One Summer, price unavailable, Department Stores; GUCCI Guilty Black Pour Homme, P7450, Rustan's
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.