Like a moth to a flame, some colognes are capable of snatching our attention by appealing to our senses. Whether warm and woody or fresh and clean, colognes have the power to convey personality and attract attention. So, if you’re looking to boost your desirability, the right scent will go a long way. Luckily, we know what you need. Here are the best smelling and most irresistible colognes for men.
1. Creed Aventus
Celebrating the strength and vision of Napoleon, Creed features a bouquet of fruity notes including Corsican blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apple, and royal pineapple, while birch and patchouli give the blend a smoky confidence irresistible to women. It is due to this rich, masterful amalgamation of scents that Creed Aventus is one of history’s bestselling colognes.
2. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne
Audacious warm cinnamon, blood mandarin, grapefruit, and mint citrus notes entwine with masculine leather and Indian patchouli creating a scent to make women weak at the knees. The gold bar bottle is emblematic of this cologne’s provocative allure and power, while the tantalizing cocktail of distinct magnetic notes is the definition of luxurious.
3. Bleu de Chanel
Since its inception in 1910, Chanel has forever been synonymous with elegance. It is, therefore, no surprise that their Bleu de Chanel cologne is a timeless, must-have addition to any man’s life. Unmistakably masculine, it brings together amber dry cedar, incense and ginger to provide an aromatic woody scent, while citrus notes infuse an air of fresh, sophistication. Oriental surprises await the wearer as the hour’s pass and mint notes make way for a seductively, spicy undertone.
4. Paco Rabanne Invictus
You’ll be smelling like victory and feeling like a hero with a simple spray of Paco Rabanne Invictus. The winning cologne boasts a bold mixture of freshness and heat that’ll see you through any situation, no matter how tough. Featuring fresh and zesty notes of grapefruit with woody tones of bay leaf, patchouli, and oakmoss, this daring fragrance promises to boost your confidence and draw compliments.
5. Acqua di Parma Essenza
In the foreground of this delicious summer scent is a standout neroli note, shadowed by a citrus chorus and floral hints including jasmine and rose. Essenza Colonia exudes summer and will leave you with a refined, post-barbershop aroma.
6. Dior Sauvage
Sauvage evokes freedom which is echoed in the colognes short film depicting a scorching Joshua Tree desert scene starring the rebellious icon Johnny Depp. Orchestrated with zesty Calabrian bergamot, black pepper notes, a salty ambroxan and patchouli of the purest quality Sauvage is fresh and wild.
7. Tom Ford Noir Extreme
For the gent who isn’t satisfied with regular, Tom Ford Noir Extreme is the ideal fragrance. Created to reveal a new dimension of the Noir man, Noir Extreme is an amber-drenched, woody oriental fragrance with a tantalizing heart. Incredible notes of coriander, black plum, black fig, patchouli, and leather evoke pure, seductive masculinity, while the addition of black truffle makes this daring scent extraordinary.
8. Diesel Only The Brave Wild
Wild is the third installment in the Only the Brave range from Diesel and is aimed at the man who believes his primary instincts and has the courage to create his own path. The unique scent greets you with top notes of grapefruit, lemongrass, and black pepper. At its heart, however, dwells floral lavender and geranium mixed with the spice of nutmeg and the sweet scent of coumarin. Rounding out this fantastic scent is a base that features notes of cedarwood, vetiver, and moss combined with the creamy character and fresh aroma of coconut water.
9. Armani Code
A fragrance to warm your winter’s night, Armani Code seamlessly blends fresh bergamot and lemon top notes with star anise and olive blossom. Hints of tobacco, leather, and Tonka bean add depth to this unique scent, therefore creating a contemporary aroma that is irresistible to women.
10. Gucci Guilty
A luxurious cologne starring invigorating lemon, and is intensified with seductive notes of lavender and patchouli. Gucci Guilty oozes a style that will have women captivated both day and night.
11. Jimmy Choo Man
Evoking raw masculinity, confidence, and rebelliousness, this seductive cologne is Jimmy Choo’s first, highly impressive foray into the world of men’s fragrances. Anyone who has experienced its power will understand why Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow was chosen as the face of this masterful aromatic, woody and fruity blend. The allure begins with top notes of lavender, mandarin, and honeydew melon, which are then complemented by pink pepper, geranium, pineapple leaf, patchouli, and suede
12. Dolce & Gabbana The One
Simultaneously modern and classic, Dolce & Gabbana’s The One is a timeless fragrance featuring an elegant and sensual scent. The cologne boasts a harmony of tobacco notes and refined spices that achieve a masculine, oriental scent. As well as smelling great, the fragrance also looks great. Housed in a clean glass bottle with a brushed brown metal cap, the cologne signifies contemporary luxury in every way.
13. Versace Eros
Versace Eros is the type of cologne that will drive your lady wild with every smell. This wonderful fragrance, which is composed of an incredible blend of sweet and salty notes, will delight both her senses as well as your own. Notes of seawater provide a fresh nautical scent while nuances of sunny warmth on your skin complete this cologne in perfect harmony. As for specifics, mint leaves, lemon zest, tonka bean, amber, vanilla, cedarwood, vetiver, and oakmoss make this cologne into the intense, masculine, and refreshing scent that it is.
14. Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club
Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica Jazz Club captures and immortalizes the exhilarating ambiance of a Brooklyn jazz club in a simple and stylish bottle. Consequently, the wonderful fragrance is sure to have you hearing saxophones and trumpets with its evocative scent, which features musk, vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver, and tobacco leaves.
15. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
The male equivalent to Viktor & Rolf’s famed female perfume, Flowerbomb, Spicebomb is an equally explosive scent that is powerful, audacious, and sensual. The cologne bomb, which is housed within a fitting hand grenade-style bottle, contains two contrasting yet complementing accords. The first is addictive and fiery and features notes of chili, saffron, leather, tobacco, and vetiver. Consequently, the counterpart and polar opposite to this are the explosive, icy scents of bergamot, grapefruit, elemi, and pink pepper.
16. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Maxi
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Maxi is a truly masculine cologne that is perfect for polished and powerful gents to wear daily. The fragrance, which is overall refreshing, sparkling, and utterly alluring, contains sharp, oriental, and woody scents. In addition to these enticing and attractive smells, this cologne boasts notes of warm fresh mint, bergamot, cardamom, lavender, and orange blossom blended with the aromas of cinnamon, cumin, musk, amber, vanilla, and tonka bean.
17. John Varvatos Artisan
Artisans are renowned for the mastery of their crafts. The name of this John Varvatos cologne, therefore, exemplifies the skill and expertise that went into its creation. An exquisite blend of citric and herbal layers, it includes a diverse range of scents to entice those around you. Standouts, however, include Sicilian clementine, a trio of gingers, as well as divine orange blossom.
18. Acqua Di Gio
Inspired by the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, Georgio Armani created an aquatic aroma that splashes warm sunshine onto your skin. Calabrian bergamot is one of many citric notes that gives this scent its signature freshness, but as you dive deeper, you discover sweet jasmine and rosemary. Finally, uncover the fresh, seawater tones which create a marine masculinity.
19. Polo Red Intense
Launched in 2015 the Polo Red Intense Ralph Lauren transitional season cologne was inspired by the adrenaline of fast cars and the sweet electricity of the notes reflects that. A concoction of spices and roasted coffee beans kick you into overdrive while grapefruit and amber further the addictive nature of this fragrance.
20. Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
Bottega Veneta is a scent for the alpine man who wishes to leave behind the urban environment while maintaining a sophisticated spirit. Andalusian labdanum sets the scene while Siberian pine and fir resins transport you to woods. Experience the icy strength of Balkan juniper before the spicy scents of Jamaican pepper, Mediterranean clary sage and, finally, Indian patchouli radiate their intoxicating aromas.
21. La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
Bold cardamom sits in accord with fresh bergamot, soothing lavender, and warm cedar to create the dark and alluring La Nuit de l’Homme. Bright undertones deepen this colognes sophistication and help to further seduce the senses.
22. Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
Italian Bergamot is a straightforward cologne that allows each of its notes to find a place aromatically. Sparkling Calabrian bergamot and sweet neroli accompany vetiver and rosemary to create a charming summertime scent.
23. Euphoria Intense Cologne
Euphoria Intense is a new fragrance inspired by the darker, sexier side of euphoria men signature. Intense yet smooth, it blends the signature scent with darker wood and spice notes for a richer, masculine scent at the peak of its sexiness.
24. Guess Seductive
The name of this fragrance by Guess says it all. Seductive is a favorite men’s cologne that’s perfect for romantic occasions and events. The irresistible scent, which is intended for charming and charismatic gents, contains woody, aromatic, and Fougère notes. Its top consists of cardamom, mandarin, and pepper while its heart features vanilla, violet, and vetiver, and its base boasts patchouli, sandalwood, amber, and musk.
25. Encre Noire Lalique
Since its introduction, Encre Noire by Lalique has been worn and loved by gents all over the world. The fragrance has a personality of its own and is perfect for suave and sophisticated gents. The woody aromatic scent celebrates modernity with a bold middle note of vetiver. Its top note, on the other hand, features cypress while its base contains notes of musk and cashmere wood.
26. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime
L’Homme Ultime by Yves Saint Laurent represents a contrast between freedom and control and is, therefore, a cologne for wild men who know when to be tame. The audacious blend, which is said to seduce women and inspire other gents, features the fresh sensuality of sage combined with the depth of aromatic wood to create a distinct, modern and masculine scent.
27. Nautica Voyage
Not for the timid, Nautica Voyage is a cologne for adventurous men with daring spirits. With one splash of this incredible scent, you’ll feel as if you’re setting sail on a heroic journey filled with endeavors to navigate with precision and passion. A powerful fusion of dewy moss and refined woody amber anchors the intoxicating fragrance. The masculine yet elegant scent is then completed with green leaf, apple, drenched mimosa, sailcloth accord, water lotus, cedarwood, and musk.
28. Valentino Uomo
For the modern man, Valentino’s Uomo is an essential scent. Perfect for night and the cold seasons, this fragrance is impressive and smells fantastic. The composition features top notes of bergamot and myrtle along with a heart of roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream. Completing the scent is Uomo’s rich base of cedar and precious leather.
29. Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
Bulgari Pour Homme Soir is the ultimate captivating men’s fragrance. The scent boasts an expertly balanced combination of woody, floral and musk fragrances. When it comes to specifics, Bulgari Pour Homme Soir features notes of papyrus, amber, Darjeeling tea, and bergamot.
30. Eight & Bob
Eight & Bob’s scent is just as impressive as the story behind its name. The enticing fragrance’s history is centered on a chance meeting between an American student named John F. Kennedy and a Parisian aristocrat called Albert Fouquet in the 1930s. The tale goes that Kennedy was so intrigued by Fouquet’s hand-crafted fragrance that he requested eight bottles of the scent, “and if your production allows, one for Bob”.
31. Terre d’Hermès
Hermès evokes the world’s rich woodlands and forest fruits with this aptly titled, earthy scent. This masculine, citrus blend expertly fuses fresh notes of orange and grapefruit with attention-catching pepper and spices. Featuring woody tones of cedar and benzoin as well as sharp mineral additions of flint and vetiver, this scent will transport you to rocky mountains, alpine ranges, sprawling forests and beyond.
32. L’eau D ‘Issey Pour Homme
Hailing from Japan, Master Miyake and his team are experts when it comes to creating rare, unique pieces that will ultimately stand the test of time. Created in 1994, this alluring cologne is the perfect example of Japanese balance and harmony. Watch as it entices women with the fresh scent of bergamot, lemon and tarragon, before driving them wild with the stunning blend of aquatic and smoky woodland notes, including nutmeg, water lily, tobacco, sandalwood, vetiver and musk.
33. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis
Combining sweet notes of bergamot, Sicilian lemon, lily of the valley and orange blossom with masculine, musky wood, Aqua Universalis is said to be the “missing link” in any man’s life. Named after one of Earth’s most precious resources, this refreshing scent is similarly light and invigorating, yet ultimately powerful and enduring.
34. Icon Alfred Dunhill
Luxury British fashion house Dunhill is renowned for its bespoke menswear, leather goods, and accessories. Boasting a timeless, classic aesthetic in their apparel, it is no wonder therefore that their Dunhill Icon cologne matches this winning profile. Released in 2015, this sophisticated scent envelops spicy notes of neroli absolute, Italian bergamot, petitgrain, and black pepper within an enthralling heart of cardamom, sage, Provencal lavender, and juniper berry. Finally, the bottom notes catapult the senses into a warm, masculine world of vetiver, agarwood, iris, oakmoss, and leather.
35. RawChemistry Labs Pheromones
When it comes to attracting women, Pheromones for Men by RawChemistry is the cologne for the job. The formula, which was created in an Oregon laboratory, was specifically designed to target a women’s attraction receptors within her brain and is proven to have an enticing smell. The amazing and empowering scent, which contains a patented blend of human pheromones, is adept at gaining attention and creating desire.
36. Nautica Voyage
Fresh summer days by the sea is the vibe you’ll get with Nautica Voyage. It combines woody scents with aquatic notes for a masculine and adventurous fragrance. Enjoy top notes of apple and green leaves, which are supported by heart notes of water lotus. Underneath is cedarwood, amber, musk, and marine, which rounds the scent out nicely, balancing the freshness with earthiness
37. Burberry Touch
Introduced to the world in 2000, Burberry Touch has become a classic cologne for classy gents. It’s fresh and invigorating, yet also warm, and makes for an ideal daily scent. The top notes include fresh florals and fruit, with artemisia, violet leaf, and orange citrus. The mid notes are spicier, with nutmeg, white pepper, and cedar, while the base notes provide a warm woody foundation with vetiver, tonka bean, and musk. You’ll be sure to create a strong and lasting impression each time you wear this fragrance.
38. Mr. Burberry
Zesty grapefruit top notes are anchored with smoky guaiac wood and earthy vetiver to create this unexpected yet alluring scent that’s full of contrasts and surprises. As such, it’s the ideal cologne for men who are intriguing and unexpected. The simple yet timeless bottle design is inspired by the iconic black Burberry trench coat, featuring a gabardine bow and weighted cap. It’s a stylish addition to any man’s fragrance collection.
39. Montblanc Legend
Montblack Legend is a sexy and aromatic cologne that’s perfect for everyday wear. It’s a fougere, or fern-like scent, one of the main fragrance families that commonly features ingredients like bergamot, lavender, vetiver, geranium, and oakmoss. In addition to the top notes of bergamot and lavender, Legend also has pineapple for a fruity twist. Then, in the middle is apple, rose, and geranium, while the base notes include cedar, sandalwood, and tonka bean. Such a combination makes this a bright, energetic, and unforgettable perfume for men.
40. Coach For Men
If you’re looking for an energetic yet sensual cologne, then Coach for Men is an excellent option. Begin with cool fresh nashi pears on top, followed by spicy cardamom at the heart, and vetiver on the base. The result is an aromatic and woody scent that evokes a sense of New York City freedom and spontaneity.
41. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue is the kind of fragrance that is right at home sipping limoncello on Italy’s Alamfi Coast. It’s fresh, invigorating, and full of adventure. The citrus focussed top notes feature Sicilian mandarin, juniper, grapefruit, and bergamot. Herbaceous scents are added in the middle with rosemary, Brazilian rosewood, and pepper. Finally, it’s rounded out and grounded thanks to musk, oakmoss, and incense. Wear this every day, for date night, or savor it on your next tropical vacation.
42. Hugo Boss BOSS NO. 6
Keep it casual with BOSS No. 6 from Hugo Boss. This cologne is confident and masculine, featuring fresh and fruity scents thanks to apple and citrus top notes. However, spices and woods mellow out the fruitiness to bring balance and harmony to the fragrance. This includes cloves and cinnamon in the mid-notes, and sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood, and olive wood for the base notes.
43. Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua
Aquatic colognes like this one from Calvin Klein are the ideal summer scent for laid-back vibes and fresh fun. Keep it cool with cucumber, citrus, and green leaves on top, which are reminiscent of a refreshing gin and tonic on a yacht. Sichuan pepper, Mirabell plum, lavender, and cedar add some extra robustness through the middle, while sandalwood, guaiac wood, and patchouli anchor the fragrance with woody vigor.
44. Lacoste Style in Play
Playful and fun-loving gents will appreciate Style in Play from Lacoste. This cologne is packed full of zesty and exciting aromas, including green apple, thuja, and pine, along with cedar and white musk. It’s a flirty fragrance that is sure to grab attention and turn heads, making it perfect for a night on the town, Sunday barbecue, or date night with someone special.
55. Armaf Club De Nuit Intense
Intense and enigmatic, Armaf Club De Nuit Intense is the perfect scent for confident men. Enjoy top notes of apple, bergamot, pineapple, and lemon, which are complemented by the floral mid-notes of rose, jasmine, and birch. The masculine and earthy tones of musk, patchouli, and ambergris round it out, while the vanilla provides an enticing but subtle sweetness. This cologne is assertive and unapologetic.
56. Burberry London
Anglophiles will love Burberry London. This cologne brings together London’s fashion, history, and beauty into one sophisticated fragrance for men. It’s warm and spicy to steel you against a cold British winter. There are top notes of bergamot, cinnamon, lavender, and pepper, that intertwine with soft leather, mimosa, and sweet port wine in the middle. Finally, the captivating of base notes that become more alluring as it warms to your body include guaiac wood, oakmoss, tobacco leaves, and myrrh.
57. Prada Luna Rossa Sport
Prada’s Luna Rossa Sport is modern and masculine and takes inspiration from the world of boat racing. It opens as tart, citrusy and spicy, thanks to top of notes juniper and ginger. It’s a bold, explosive punch to the senses. However, the middle notes of lavender and base notes of vanilla and tonka bean balance it out to create a well-rounded fragrance. It’s ideal for men who love adventure and aren’t afraid to get sweaty in the pursuit of excellence and fun.
58. Estee Lauder Pleasures
If a clean, energetic, and masculine scent is what you’re after, Estee Lauder Pleasures for Men is the answer. It’s packed full of fresh fruit and spice aromas that will have everyone asking what it is you’re wearing. You’ll find citrus, green leaves, and nectarine at the top, while through the heart, it’s spicier with ginger, allspice, and cilantro. Finally, the base notes of ebony, sandalwood, and moss will warm with your body to leave a long-lasting scent.
59. Paul Sebastian Fine
Oriental fragrances such as this cologne from Paul Sebastian are a classic and refined option for men looking for something different and masculine. It combines earthy aromas with bold flowers for a scent that is ideal for evening wear, such as a formal dinner, date night, or romantic weekend away. Enjoy top notes featuring sage, nutmeg, and lavender. Beneath that, you’ll discover ylang ylang, cloves, jasmine, and spices, finishing with amber, musk, oakmoss, and patchouli at the base.
What is the best cologne for men?
The most popular colognes for men currently on the market are Creed Aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and 1 Million by Paco Rabanne.
What are the top 10 men's cologne?
The top 10 colognes for men are Creed Aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, Paco Rabanne Invictus, Diesel Only The Brave Wild, Acqua di Parma Essenza, Dior Sauvage, Tom Ford Noir Extreme, Armani Code and Acqua Di Gio.
How to Choose a Good Cologne?
To find the best smelling cologne for you, also be sure to always choose the fragrance yourself. Don’t let someone else select it for you and don’t just buy one because you like it on a friend. As colognes smell different on different people, it’s vital that you be the one to try to test the fragrance before making a purchase.
What men's cologne gets the most compliments?
Some of the most popular and complimented men's colognes include Creed Aventus, Dior Sauvage, and Bleu de Chanel.
How many bottles of cologne should a man have?
Ideally, a gentleman should have at least four different fragrances. There should be a daily scent that you use regularly and is appropriate for most occasions. Then, you should also own a light, fresh summer cologne for balmy days and a deeper, more broody perfume for the cold winter months. Finally, you'll also want a different fragrance for special occasions. It's a great excuse to splash out on a more expensive perfume, and every time you wear it, it will remind you of all the wonderful experiences you've had and memories you've made.
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