October 28, 2022
You might not be able to see it, but how you smell is an essential part of your appearance. Think about the most engaging, attractive person you've ever met. That person smelled good, right? Making a great impression means looking good, sounding good and smelling good. That's why the right cologne is an essential finishing touch for any look. Whether you prefer an eau de toilette (EDT) or less concentrated cologne, it's essential to pick a scent that complements your personality. If you're shopping for a fragrance gift, you want to be sure that your pick reflects the recipient's style. Of course, it's hard to narrow down your options with so many scents out there. If you don't know where to start, try these 15 popular colognes for men.
The only thing you'll be guilty of when you wear this best-selling cologne is smelling good. An earthy blend with base notes of cedarwood and patchouli, it's as warm and sexy as they come. Orange flower, lemon and lavender add refreshing notes to this classic cologne.
If leather is your thing, look no further than this unisex scent by Tom Ford. Anchored by woody base notes and rugged black leather, it's old-school sex appeal in a bottle. The only downside is that your partner will definitely want to steal it from you.
1 Million has been around for a long time. Considered one of the most popular colognes of the last two decades, this scent is often described as sweet, fresh and flamboyant. With leather, cinnamon, rose and mandarin, it's a complex scent that screams "I'm sophisticated."
With a base of tobacco and leather, this is a classic masculine scent with a refreshing twist. Unique notes like saffron and pink pepper add the wow factor that will have you reaching for this scent time and again. It's a true scent bomb.
It's hard to pass up a cologne that's refined and spicy with a burst of fresh bergamot. Sauvage is a balanced blend of fresh, modern notes and classic scents. It smells unbelievably good and has great lasting power too.
The name of this Dolce & Gabbana staple says it all. Spicy and fresh with a hint of luxurious ambergris, it can make any man smell sensual. This is a favorite of partners shopping for a cologne to give to that someone special.
No doubt you'll be king of the room when you stroll in wearing this decidedly modern fragrance from Geparlys. Caramel, vanilla and musks come together for a scent experience that speaks to how unique you are. Of course, the bottle makes a bold statement from atop your dresser too.
Carolina Herrera scents have a reputation for being drop-dead sexy. Bad Boy is certainly no exception. Spicy and oriental notes combine to make this EDT a perpetual girlfriend favorite. If you're looking for a date-night scent, this is a great choice.
Nobody can deny that the Vikings were men's men. Creed harnesses the power and persistence of those legendary Nordic dudes and distills it into this perfect cologne. With a heart of Bulgarian rose and peppermint accented by woods and citruses, it certainly smells better than the real Vikings did.
Grounded by earthy notes of incense and sandalwood, Bleu Royal is a long-lasting cologne ideal for bold men. Bright citrus and aromatic notes lend a modern edge to the classic profile of this French-made scent. This is another girlfriend-favorite gifting cologne.
Raw and strong, Terre de Hermes is a classic, earthy scent that is as well-suited to the office as it is to the nightclub. Unique notes of benzoin and pelargonium make this a scent with a profile that you won't find anywhere else. It's a great choice for the man who hates smelling like everyone else.
A blend of woody base notes and cool spices, Eros is a unique cologne that will leave an air of sexiness in your wake. It has serious staying power for all-day wear. It's also the scent to wear when you're trying to make a great first impression with a new partner.
Top notes of autumnal bergamot and carrot seed make Tom Ford's Soleil Neige an ideal cologne for cold-weather months. It's technically a unisex scent but has enough deep notes to come off as subtly masculine too. Florals lend a bright finish to this complex profile.
With an oriental profile including notes of tonka bean and olive tree blossom, Code for Men is arguably the best scent from Armani. This is an everyman cologne that wears well no matter your age or profession.
Lavender and geranium might not sound manly, but the combination of fresh and floral notes in MAN hits masculinity out of the park. This is the perfect scent for the modern man who loves a hint of the artistic.
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