A good perfume has to adapt to the personality of each one, that is why there is a great variety that explores and conquers the new masculine universes. Whether for seducers, night owls, adventurers, ambitious or simply to give another impression of yourself, this is our selection of the best perfumes to find the ideal scent.
There’s obviously nothing wrong with smelling like the hard working man that you are, but there are certainly times when smelling like sweat is less than desirable to the woman in your life. For example, you wouldn’t want to smell like you’ve been working for 20 hours straight if you’re planning a romantic evening out on the town with your lady.
And you wouldn’t want to smell like the backside of a horse if you’re heading to the opera with your wife. With that being said, it’s important for you to smell like a gentleman when you have your lady on your arm.
There are many fragrances and it is impossible to be up to date with the amount of perfumes and varieties that the brands launch. National, international, economic, luxury … The options are endless.
Being such a personal issue, objectively identifying the best perfume is a titanic task. However, a survey suggests what are the perfumes that women prefer in men.
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Top 10 Cologne for Men
1) MONTBLANC Legend Eau de Toilette 3.3 Fl Oz
As we said before, when it comes to finding the perfect cologne for yourself, you have to take the different types of smells into careful consideration. If you’re not sure what type of smells you like, finding the right cologne will be a bit difficult, so make sure that you have an idea of what you like before making a purchase. If you’re looking for a sweet-smelling cologne, then the MONTBLANC Legend Eau de Toilette might be the one for you. This cologne has an incredibly aromatic blend of pineapple, lavender, and red apple. It also has a lovely touch of Tonka Haba, which is reminiscent of vanilla and caramel. This cologne from MONTBLANC is unbelievably versatile so it can be worn for just about any occasion. If you’re looking for a cologne that has a long-lasting aroma of up to ten hours with an unforgettable scent, then this Legend Eau de Toilette from MONTBLANC would be the perfect cologne for you.
Legend Eau de Toilette from MONTBLANC provides men with a refreshing fragrance for men that has a touch of elegance, masculinity and sensuality.
The scent of this cologne is provided by a lovely mixture of lavender, bergamot, pineapple leaves, and geranium. You’ll also be able to detect hints of apple, rose, tonka bean, and sandalwood.
The Legend Eau de Toilette from MONTBLANC is so subtle, yet refreshing, that it can be worn for any type of occasion. So if you’re looking for a cologne that you can wear out on the town with the boys, or for a romantic evening with your lady, this cologne would be a great addition to your collection
The pricing for this cologne is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to other products
2) Carolina Herrera 212 By Carolina Herrera For Men, Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Fl. Oz
It goes without saying that finding a cologne for yourself can be a bit challenging, especially if this type of thing isn’t something that you find yourself doing too often. Luckily, with colognes such as this one, you don’t have to put too much effort into your search. One of the greatest problems that men seem to have when it comes to wearing cologne, is that they tend to put on way too much at one time. If you’ve ever been on the smelling end of a man with too much cologne, you understand that it can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, Carolina Herrera understands this problem, which is why she has added a vaporizer to this cologne to ensure that men are able to avoid putting on too much. While this cologne has a lovely blend of tangerine, grapefruit, iron wood, and sandalwood, putting on the right amount is essential to success. Also, because the fragrance of this cologne is quite persistent, you won’t have to worry about reapplying it throughout the day.
The greatest thing about this cologne is the fact that you don’t have to worry about putting more on every few hours. This cologne is long-lasting, which is perfect for the man on the go who wants to smell nice for the entire day.
The woody fragrance of this cologne comes from an incredible blend of spices, including bergamot, ginger, green pepper, gardenia, violet, labdanum, sandalwood, musk, guaiac wood, and vetiver. It also has hints of tangerine and grapefruit, as well.
It is recommended that this cologne should be worn during the day.
This cologne is a bit on the expensive side, but still affordable enough for the hardworking man in your life.
3) Hugo Boss Dark Blue Eau de Toilette, 2.5 Fl Oz
There are plenty of reasons why a man would want to wear cologne. Whether it’s to smell good while you’re in a business meeting, or you want to impress your favorite lady on a romantic date, cologne plays an extremely important role when it comes to making the right impression. Because there are so many reasons for someone to wear cologne, it’s important to find a cologne that is suitable to wear no matter what is going on. Luckily, this Dark Blue Eau de Toilette by Hugo Boss is extremely versatile. With an initial hint of lime, ginger, and grapefruit, this cologne will provide you with a refreshing fragrance that is capable of making it through those long days in the office right by your side without having to reapply it constantly. And thanks to the fact that this cologne also contains a combination of sage, geranium, vanilla, wood, and patchouli, it makes a perfect cologne to wear for a night out on the town. If you’re looking for a refreshing cologne that will last all day, but makes the perfect scent to wear at night, then this cologne by Hugo Boss would be perfect for you.
Finding a cologne that can be worn no matter where you are is difficult, but this cologne absolutely gets the job done. Regardless of your age, stature in life, or your place of business, this cologne would make the perfect addition to your collection.
The Dark Blue Eau de Toilette from Hugo Boss is comprised of an initial scent of lime, grapefruit, and ginger. Once it settles in, you’ll be impressed by the combination of sage, geranium, vanilla, wood, and patchouli.
As we said before, this cologne can be worn by any type of person for any type of occasion. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to the grocery store, or heading to a business dinner, this cologne works for any type of setting.
The Dark Blue Eau de Toilette from Hugo Boss is a wonderfully fragrant cologne for an extremely affordable price.
4) Invictus by Paco Rabanne for Men
Men who wear cologne don’t want to wear something that smells like they landed in a bath of flowers and sunshine. While different flowers are most certainly used when creating cologne, it’s essential that there’s a nice balance between the flowers and some of the more “rugged” scents available. Paco Rabanne found the perfect combination of the two when Invictus was created. Thanks to the strong citrus and aquatic influences that are combined with nice touches of wood and floral notes, this cologne is not only masculine, but it has a sensitive touch that your partner will undoubtedly appreciate. This is especially true considering that patchouli was added to the mixture, as well, which brings a lovely roguish touch to the mix. Unfortunately, because this cologne has such a refreshing appeal, it may need to be reapplied throughout the day. If you’re looking for a masculine cologne that will appeal to your senses, then Invictus by Paco Rabanne might just be the right cologne for you.
Despite the fact that it may need to be reapplied, Invictus is a great cologne because of how refreshing it is.
Thanks to the combination of floral, wood, and citrus notes, this cologne is the perfect choice for the hardworking men out there.
While this cologne is perfect for spring and summer days, it’s also a great choice to wear for a night out on the town. This cologne is essential for the man who wants to stand out while feeling fresh.
Invictus by Paco Rabanne is affordable for most people.
5) Boss BOTTLED by Hugo Boss
If you’re the type of man who would rather be deep in the woods with an axe in his hand and a lady by his side, this Boss BOTTLED by Hugo Boss is a “must try” for you. With its woody notes of cedar, sandalwood, mahogany, and oak moss, you would stand out even in the middle of the forest. In fact, some might say that this cologne smells even better than the forest does. While the woody aromas are nice, especially for the outdoorsy type of men, the addition of vanilla and cinnamon are perfect aromas for the woman in your life. As we said, this cologne is perfect for those of you who wish that they could spend all of their time in the middle of the woods, but it’s actually the perfect cologne to wear any time of day for any occasion. If you’re looking for a versatile cologne that your lady will love, then Boss BOTTLED by Hugo Boss would be perfect for you.
The greatest thing about this cologne is the fact that it can be used at any time of day for any occasion. If you’re looking for a cologne that is versatile enough to wear in the office, out on the town, or on a camping trip, this cologne is the one for you.
This cologne by Hugo Boss is comprised of an aromatic mixture of cedar, sandalwood, mahogany, oak moss, vanilla and cinnamon.
This cologne can and should be worn for any type of occasion that you find yourself in. Whether you’re in the office or on a date, wearing this cologne by Hugo Boss is sure to impress whoever your company may be.
This cologne may a bit on the expensive side for some.
6) Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounces
It goes without saying that Giorgio Armani knows what he’s doing when it comes to creating high quality products, and Acqua by Giorgio Armani is certainly no exception to that. This impressive cologne is made up of notes of bitter citrus, combined with a hint of rosemary. While those scents alone are wonderful, the addition of salty and marine nuances combined with a base of wood, gives this cologne a warm and musky touch that is tough to beat. Most men don’t want to leave the house smelling like a flower shop, and Giorgio Armani has ensured that that won’t happen with this creation. If you’re looking for a masculine cologne that can be worn perfectly outside or inside, then Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani would absolutely make a great addition to your collection. Because this cologne is elegant, as well as rugged, it makes the perfect gift for the wonderful men in your life!
When Giorgio Armani created this cologne, he was certainly keeping the “manly” type of man in mind. This cologne has a moderate duration, and it’s freshness combines extremely well with outdoor activities. Needless to say, this cologne isn’t overwhelming to the senses, which is great for those of you who appreciate being subtle.
Acqua Di Gio has a nice combination of citrus, rosemary, and wood. The salty and marine nuances give this cologne a warm and musky touch that can’t be ignored.
This cologne is perfect to wear on those hot days in the sun, or long hikes in the woods.
While this cologne is extremely pleasing to the senses, it is a bit more expensive than some people would like to pay.
7) Bvlgari Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounces
Having to reapply your cologne throughout the day can be a little frustrating, especially for those of you who consistently have a busy schedule. If this sounds like you, then it’s important to find a cologne that will last for quite a few hours before you need to reapply it. Luckily, this Bvlgari Eau de Toilette Spray has a durable fragrance that is capable of lasting for up to 12 hours! This cologne will not only last throughout your entire day, but it smells incredible, as well. Thanks to its notes of bergamot, violet leaves, lotus, vetiver, and chipriol this cologne is sure to impress the people of importance in your life. Don’t worry, though, despite all of the flowers used, this cologne also has nice woody notes that provide a sense of freshness and elegance. If you’re the type of person who has a strong personality who’s looking for a cologne that can be worn at any time, then Bvlgari Eau de Toilette Spray might just be the perfect choice for you!
The best thing about this cologne is the fact that it can last for up to 12 hours. No one wants to reapply their cologne two or three times throughout the day, and this cologne ensures that that doesn’t happen.
This cologne contains hints of bergamot, violet leaves, lotus, vetiver, and chipriol. It also contains a combination of woody notes that provides a masculine touch to the overall aesthetic of this cologne.
One of the greatest things about this cologne is how versatile it is. This cologne can be worn either during the day or at night, and it’s the perfect scent for any time of year, as well.
While this cologne is by no means the cheapest option on the market, it is a bit more affordable than other choices.
8) Guerlain Homme Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.6 Ounces
It goes without saying that there is a wide variety of different scents that can be used to make cologne. While some people enjoy using citrus and wood scents, others like to take advantage of mixing several different scents together. Because of that reason, it can be a bit tricky to find the scent that suits you the best. Guerlain Homme Eau de Toilette Spray by Guerlain has one of the most unique scents available on the market today. This cologne certainly stands out because of its high notes of mint, rhubarb leaf, mojito, cedar, patchouli, and vetiver. Because the fragrance of this cologne is refined and powerful, it’s absolutely perfect for the businessmen out there. If you’re a businessman who’s looking for a cologne that can show his personality while impressing those around him, then the Guerlain Homme Eau de Toilette Spray by Guerlain would be the perfect cologne for you.
The greatest thing about this cologne is that it’s perfect for the go-getter. Simply wearing this cologne will give you a boost of confidence that will be hard to ignore.
This cologne is comprised of patchouli, cedar, vetiver, rhubarb leaf, mojito, and mint.
This cologne is perfect for sunny summer days and spring walks, but it’s also a great cologne to wear for events that take place in the evening.
This cologne is quite affordable for most.
9) Black Orchid by Tom Ford
There are some colognes out there that don’t have anything original or outstanding about them. In fact, sometimes it seems like every single cologne you try smells just like the one you tried before it. If you’re the type of man who considers himself to be unique, then you don’t want to purchase a cologne that will make you smell like everyone else. Luckily, the Black Orchid cologne by Tom Ford is most certainly not one of those colognes. Just like its namesake, Black Orchid has an intensely seductive aroma that is combined nicely with notes of chocolate, fruit, vanilla, and patchouli. Despite the modern feel of the peculiar scent provided by this cologne, you can’t help but be taken aback by its timeless aesthetic. If you’re looking for a cologne that will be a great addition to your personality on those long nights out on the town, then the Black Orchid cologne by Tom Ford would be a great addition to your collection.
The greatest thing about this cologne is the fact that it provides a unique scent that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
This cologne is comprised of a mixture of black orchid, chocolate, fruit, vanilla, and patchouli, making it an intense and seductive cologne perfect for first dates or nights out on the town.
This cologne is modern, yet timeless, making it perfect for any type of occasion. But if you really want to stand out, wearing this cologne at night is ideal.
Because this cologne has such a unique scent and feel, it’s a bit more on the expensive side.
10) Terre D’Hermes Parfum Spray 2.5 Ounces
There are some men out there who want to feel like they’re in an exotic place, but they’re not able to get away as often as they’d like. When this happens, it’s possible to bring a touch of the exotic into your life through other means. Terre D’Hermes Parfum Spray by Hermes for Men is capable of transporting you through your senses to the exotic getaway that you’ve been dreaming of. Thanks to its pepper, citrus, and woody notes, this cologne provides you with the scent of the best Mediterranean style. Even though the scent of this cologne is very subtle, it’s pleasant and seductive by nature, making it the perfect cologne for first dates or nights out on the town. If you’re looking for a unique scent that will last for an incredible amount of time, then Terre D’Hermes might just be the perfect cologne to add to your collection.
The greatest thing about this cologne is the fact that it’s capable of being subtle and pleasing at the same exact time.
Terre D’Hermes is comprised of pepper, citrus, and woody notes that provide a pleasantly fresh scent to those that come into contact with it.
Because of how long this cologne lasts for, it’s the perfect cologne to wear for any time of occasion or time of year.
While this cologne may be a bit too expensive for some, it’s relatively cheap compared to other products on the market.
How to choose your ideal perfume
A fact that few know is that the same perfume can cause a different response in each type of skin: an essence can fire more or less intensity according to the body. In the same way, fragrances can last more or less depending on who uses them.
For all this, sometimes it is trial and error. It is not easy to discover which fragrance best suits each of us, but there are some keys you can take into account when choosing a fragrance.
- That he likes and identifies : the most important thing of all is that the aroma likes the person who uses it, because he is the one who will wear it all the time. It is very difficult to feel represented by something that we do not like. The ideal perfume is the one that makes the user feel comfortable and safe.
- The difference between cologne or perfume : it is not the same to buy a cologne as a perfume. The colony only contains 6 percent aromatic concentration. This means that it lasts less time on our skin and, if we want it to last, we will have to apply the product several times during the day. In contrast, the perfume has a much higher aromatic concentration , which is usually between 20 and 30 percent. This makes the fragrance of a perfume can last on our skin for up to eight hours, ideal if we have a party or special event.
- The type of skin: if you have oily skin, it is best to look for a soft, light and discreet aroma. If, on the other hand, your skin is dry, be careful because it absorbs the fragrance with greater speed and you will have to strengthen it several times a day. The best thing is that you buy a perfume and not a cologne. In the case that you have sensitive skin, be especially careful when using any type of perfume because you can develop consequences such as irritation or inflammation.
- The mood: perfumes and colognes allow to express the personality and the state of mind. It is an excellent cover letter so the ideal is to have two or three fragrances for each moment or situation. Many people have an aroma for day to day and another for the weekend or for some important event, when they resort to a more exclusive or expensive perfume.
A fragrance dresses us in the same way that a good shirt does. Just as wearing the wrong clothes can make a bad impression, choosing a bad perfume can be fatal. We tell you which are the most preferred.
Cologne Buying Guide
When it comes to smelling good at the appropriate times, buying the right cologne is absolutely essential. Before we show you some of the best-smelling colognes available on the market today, let’s take a few moments to discuss what you should be looking for when buying a cologne for yourself.
Know What You’re Looking For
It goes without saying that there is a wide variety of different scents available when it comes to cologne. Unless you’re a connoisseur of the different fruits, flowers, and spices that are included in the different colognes, then you most likely don’t need to bother yourself with trying to find the right scent for yourself that way. Your best bet is to enlist the help of the salesperson by telling them when you’ll be wearing the cologne and what you’ll be doing when you wear it. It might also be helpful to explain to them what you’re trying to achieve and what scents you’re absolutely not interested in trying. The professionals are there to help, so take advantage of that when you’re shopping.
The Type of Skin
When it comes to the type of cologne you buy, you have to take the kind of skin you have into consideration. If you tend to have oily skin, you might want to find a cologne that has a light and airy fragrance. On the other hand, if you have dry skin you might want to proceed with caution because your type of skin absorbs cologne at a faster rate. If you have sensitive, you must be careful while wearing cologne because it could most certainly give you undesirable side effects.
Head to the Store
This step might not be for everyone, but it is certainly the most efficient way to find out what scent would work for you. If you’re willing and able, head to your local mall or store to try out some new scents. Using the paper blotters that are provided, try out some of the different smells. When you think that you have it narrowed down to two, spray them onto your forearm so you can see if you like the way that they smell on your skin. If neither one of them do the trick for you, start the process over, or ask the salesperson if they can assist you in making a decision.
Give it Some Time
Some people are lucky enough to find a new cologne the first time around, but others need to sit on it for a while before they can make a decision. Luckily, there are plenty of stores that allow customers to bring home a sample of the different colognes. If you’re unsure about a cologne and you’re not ready to buy it quite yet, ask the salesperson if they have a sample that you could have. If so, bring it home and spend the next few days trying it on and seeing if you like it once it sets into your skin.
Now that you know what you should be looking for, and how to buy the appropriate cologne for yourself, let’s take a look at some of the best colognes available on the market today.
How to Make Your Cologne Last Longer
Even though some colognes boast that they can last all day long, you’ll find that you may have to reapply your cologne more than you’d like. This is why it’s so important for you to understand how to make your cologne last longer all on your own. Take a few minutes to read through these hacks to avoid having to reapply your cologne two or three times a day.
Avoid Storing Your Cologne in Warm Places
Heat, light, and humidity break down colognes and lessen the quality of the fragrance. To prevent this from happening, make sure to store your colognes in cool, dry places.
Get Some Vaseline
While a lot of people have strayed away from keeping Vaseline in their homes, it’s actually pretty useful when it comes to making your cologne last longer. Before applying your cologne, put a dab of Vaseline on your pulse points. Doing so will allow the cologne to adhere to your body better, causing it to last longer throughout the day.
If you don’t really care too much for Vaseline, using an unscented lotion before applying your cologne will work the same way. This is especially helpful if you’re susceptible to having dry skin.
As you can probably gather, cologne works better if your skin is moist when it is applied. With that being said, if you want your cologne to last for longer periods of time, make sure to apply it as soon as you get out of the shower.
For some people, spraying their cologne or perfume directly onto their pulse points works wonderfully. For others, spraying the cologne into the air and walking through it works much better. Misting yourself with the cologne is typically the best way to go, especially if you don’t want the fragrance to be too strong.
How to Apply Your Cologne the Right Way
Sure, putting on cologne might seem like a no-brainer, but nothing can be further than the truth. Putting on too much cologne can lead to people walking away from you so they can breath without tasting your cologne in their mouth, and putting on too little isn’t exactly good either. Before you walk into your office smelling like you took a shower in Eau de Toilette, take a few minutes to read through these helpful tips on how to apply your cologne properly.
- Apply your cologne immediately after getting out of the shower. Cologne adheres well to moist skin, so make sure to do this if you want your cologne to last longer.
- Make sure to put the focus on your pulse points, such as your inner wrists and behind the ears.
- Hold the cologne 3-6 inches away from your skin when spraying it.
- Unless you’d like a very subtle scent, avoid spraying cologne in the air and walking through it.
- Avoid spraying too much cologne at once. One to two squirts is sufficient enough for most people.
- Don’t rub the cologne into your skin once you’ve sprayed it.
- When the fragrance has worn off entirely, reapply it with one or two squirts.
As you can clearly see, there are some truly great products on the market today. While some of them are more expensive than others, finding a cologne with a unique scent is extremely important. Because of that factor, we believe that the Black Orchid cologne by Tom Ford would be the best cologne for you to add to your collection. It not only has a truly unique scent, but it can be worn for any type of occasion. If you’re looking for a new cologne that’s versatile, unique, and long lasting, then the Black Orchid cologne by Tom Ford is the perfect cologne for you!