FACE OF THE FRAGRANCE
Once the face of Abercrombie & Fitch, Nick Bateman is great with a bo staff and founded a denim label called DTLA. His name may not ring a bell as loudly as David Gandy or Sean O’Pry, but if social media standing is anything to go by, Bateman currently has 6.6 million followers. He lets us in on his preferences and approach towards wearing a fragrance.
What are your favourite fragrance notes?
Citrus, because I like to smell fresh. I also like woody notes because they give you that musky, masculine presence. Before Bulgari Man’s Wood Essence was created I would wear a scent that was very citrusy for day and a darker, woodier one for evening.
What do you like about Bulgari Man’s Wood Essence?
I like that its notes strike a balance between the city and nature, and how it hits the sweet spot for what I like about scents and how I use them. Now, I have a beard balm that smells like essential oils that make people think I’m not wearing any fragrance but smell good naturally. To me, that is the coolest thing ‒ to not be obviously wearing a perfume. The good thing about this fragrance is that it could almost be a natural scent compared to other fragrances that tend to smell a little more artificial.
Can you give us a tip on how to wear a fragrance?
I like to spray it on the pulse points, because these areas of the body are warmer and therefore set the fragrance off. I also spray it around my ears and head just so that when I’m meeting someone and they hug me, they’ll get the smell.