The world of men’s fragrance is full of incredible scents and colognes for every event and occasion. The right masculine fragrance can complete your ensemble, boost your confidence, and turn heads as you pass through a room.

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20 Best Men’s Colognes of All Time

The world of men’s fragrance is full of incredible scents and colognes for every event and occasion. The right fragrance can complete your ensemble, boost your confidence, & turn heads as you pass through a room.

With so many options out there, it can be hard to know what the best men’s cologne for you actually is! That’s where our men’s cologne list can help

Our list of the top 20 best men’s colognes is sure to intrigue & inspire you


1. Basil and Neroli by Jo Malone

Basil and Neroli by Jo Malone is simple, elegant, and refreshing. Inspired by London’s cosmopolitan ambiance, this scent is clean and bright.

Scent Notes:
Top: Basil
Mid: Neroli
Base: White Musk and Vetiver

2. Eros for Men by Gianni Versace

Versace Eros for Men by Gianni Versace is mysterious and intriguing. Inspired by the ancient Greek god of love and the bucolic settings of Greek mythology, it always brings something new and exciting to the table.
 
Scent Notes:
Top: Mint, Green Apple, and Lemon
Mid: Tonka Bean, Ambroxan, and Geranium
Base: Madagascar Vanilla, Virginian Cedar, Atlas Cedar, Vetiver, and Oakmoss.

3. Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein

Launched in 1990, the classic Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein is the perfect scent for any man and any occasion. Its complex aroma is floral without being too sweet and sharpened by citrus notes.

Scent Notes:
Top: Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, and Mandarin Orange
Mid: Sage, Dried Juniper Berries, Basil, Geranium, Coriander, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Lily, and Lily-of-the-Valley
Base: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Brazilian Rosewood, and Amber

4. Sauvage for Men by Dior

Sauvage for Men by Dior is a heady, masculine scent that brings to mind powerful landscapes and the raw richness of its frequently-used natural ingredients. Dior Sauvage is crisp and captivating and will capture the attention of anyone who senses it on you.
 
Scent Notes:
Top: Calaberian Bergamot and Pepper
Mid: Sichuan pepper, Lavender, Pink Pepper, Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium, Elemi
Base: Ambroxan, Cedar, Labdanum

5. Acqua Di Gio for Men by Giorgio Armani

Acqua Di Gio for Men by Giorgio Armani is as deep and complex as the ocean that inspired it. Top notes of citrus waft overhead like the ocean breeze, while warm cedar and patchouli create a scent that’s complex and masculine without being overpowering.

Scent Notes:
Top: Calon, Bergamot, Neroli, and Mandarin Orange
Mid: Jasmine, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Hedione
Base: Patchouli, White Musk, Cedar, Cistus Labdanum

6. Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein

Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein is an award-winning scent that was first launched in 1986. It has continually been a best-seller, and for good reason. The complexity of this fragrance draws attention and provokes interest. It is a fragrance that’s perfect for any occasion and wears well throughout the day.

Scent Notes:
Top: Cinnamon, Lavender, Coriander, Mandarin Orange, Lime, Bergamot, and Grapefruit
Mid: Myrhh, Nutmeg, Carnation, Brazilian Rosewood, Pine Tree, Sage, Jasmine, and Red Berries
Base: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, and Vetiver.

7. Polo Blue for Men by Ralph Lauren

Polo Blue for Men by Ralph Lauren is a beautifully balanced, casually elegant scent that could be your next ideal signature scent. The warm and spicy base notes are perfectly balanced by the cooler notes of aquatic accord and melon. Polo Blue is casual enough for everyday use but sophisticated enough for special occasions.

Scent Notes:
Top: Cucumber, Mandarin Orange, Melon, and Aquatic Accords
Mid: Basil, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Verbena
Base: Musk, Suede, and Moss

8. Versace Pour Homme for Men by Gianni Versace

Versace Pour Homme for Men by Gianni Versace is summer in a bottle. Clean and fresh, it brings to mind Mediterranean breezes and hot sand by a beautiful blue ocean. Citrus and floral notes combine for a light, airy opening, while warm, woody mid notes and base notes keep the scent going strong.

Scent Notes:
Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, and Rose de Mai
Mid: Hyacinth, Cedar, Clary Sage, and Geranium
Base: Tonka Bean, Musk, and Amber.

9. Burberry Touch for Men by Burberry

Burberry Touch for Men by Burberry is the perfect fragrance for the office. Light and fresh, it will elevate your daily routine and make you feel special. It’s a breath of fresh air that will invigorate you with its strong, yet subtle notes of citrus, spice, and wood.

 Scent Notes:
​​Top: Violet Leaf, Artemisia, and Mandarin Orange
Mid: White Pepper, Cedar, and Nutmeg
Base: White Musk, Tonka Bean, and Vetiver.

10. 1 Million for Men by Paco Rabanne

1 Million for Men by Paco Rabanne is a cologne for the brave, the bold, the men who know what they want. Its rich fragrance is fresh and sensual, with a fiery base that will last long into the night.

Scent Notes:
Top: Blood Mandarin, Grapefruit, and Mint
Mid: Cinnamon, Spicy Notes, and Rose
Base: Amber, Leather, Woody Notes, and Indian Patchouli

11. Mercedes-Benz Man Bright for Men by Mercedes-Benz

Just like their sleek sports cars, Mercedes-Benz Man Bright for Men by Mercedes-Benz is a luxurious and powerful fragrance experience. Warm base and mid-tones with pops of citrus from the bergamot in the top notes. This fragrance succeeds in creating a combination that’s a surefire member of the winner’s circle.

Scent Notes:
Top: Bergamot, Mint, and Pink Pepper
Mid: Lavender and Incense
Base: Tonka Bean, Cedar, and Patchouli

12. Set Sail Martinique for Men by Tommy Bahama

You can’t think of Tommy Bahama without imagining the casual elegance of a day on the water. Whether you’re at the marina or the beach, this brand has the perfect summer cologne for you.

Set Sail Martinique for Men by Tommy Bahama will take you on an island vacation whenever you wear it. It’s aromatic and aquatic and is perfect for casual summertime wear.

Scent Notes:
Top: Iced Bergamot, Fresh Pepper, Mandarin Leaves, Water Lotus
Mid: Blue Lavender, Dewy Geranium
Base: Sensual Musk, Sheer Amber, White Woods, Soft Suede Accord

13. Kenneth Cole Black for Men by Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole Black for Men by Kenneth Cole is a timeless fragrance that combines effortless charm and easy elegance for an effect that’s intriguing and sexy. This classic blends spices, herbs, and woods for an unforgettable fragrance.

Scent Notes:
Top: Fresh Ginger, Basil, Zesty Mandarin Orange, and Water Mint
Mid: Incense Smoke, Nutmeg, Lotus, Cedar Leaf, and Exotic Woods
Base: Musk, Ambergris, Suede, and Dark Violet Leaf

14. L’Eau D’issey for Men by Issey Miyake

L'Eau D'issey for Men by Issey Miyake is an all-occasion, classic fragrance for men that’s subtle enough to wear everywhere but unique enough to be unforgettable. It brings an air of balance and serenity to the men who wear it.

Scent Notes: ​​
Top: Yuzu, Lemon, Bergamot, Lemon Verbena, Mandarin Orange, Cypress, Calone, Coriander, Tarragon, and Sage
Mid: Blue Lotus, Nutmeg, Lily-of-the-Valley, Saffron, Bourbon Geranium, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Mignonette
Base: Tahitian Vetiver, Musk, Cedar, Sandalwood, Tobacco, and Amber.

15. Dolce and Gabbana for Men by Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana for Men by Dolce & Gabbana is an irresistible scent that’s not afraid to embrace the idea of tenderness while still being uniquely seductive. The perfect scent for an evening rendezvous with someone you love.

Scent Notes:
Top: Neroli, Bergamot, and Mandarin
Mid: Lavender, Sage, and Pepper
Base: Sandalwood, Tobacco, and Tonka Bean

16. 212 for Men by Carolina Hererra

Innovative, elegant, and subtle, 212 for Men by Carolina Herrera is inspired by the bustling, global atmosphere of NYC. It’s a fresh, exciting scent that’s somehow classic and brand new all at once.

Scent Notes:
Top: Green Notes, Grapefruit, Spices, Bergamot, Lavender, and Petitgrain
Mid: Ginger, Violet, Gardenia, and Sage
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Incense, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, and Labdanum

17. Gucci Guilty for Men by Gucci

Gucci Guilty for Men by Gucci is a strong, charismatic, woody scent. The fragrance mixes strong scents with more delicate accords to create an air of confidence and pure animal magnetism.

Scent Notes:
Top: Lavender and Amalfi Lemon
Mid: African Orange Flower
Base: Virginia Cedar, Patchouli, and Vanilla

18. Givenchy Pour Homme Blue for Men by Givenchy

Givenchy Pour Homme Blue for Men by Givenchy is a scent that can do it all. It’s light enough for daytime wear, but the sophisticated base notes let it carry on into the evening. Delicate mid notes follow a strong citrus opening, while the sensual woodsy base notes support, but don’t overpower.

Scent Notes:
Top: Grapefruit and Bergamot
Mid: Lavender, Black Pepper, Cardamom, and Artemisia
Base: Cedar, Vetiver, and Olibanum

19. Tommy for Men by Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy for Men by Tommy Hilfiger is one of those colognes that perennially delights the men who wear it. It’s perfect for daytime wear– its bright notes of apple, mint, and citrus lift your mood and create an energetic, fun atmosphere.

Scent Notes:
Top: ​​Mint, Bergamot, Grapefruit, and Lavender
Mid: Granny Smith Apple, Cranberry, Cinnamon, and Rose
Base: Cactus, Cotton Flower, and Amber

20. Hugo Green for Men by Hugo Boss

Intensely masculine and beguiling, Hugo Green for Men by Hugo Boss is a bold scent that commands attention. Citrus notes make it perfect for spring and summer, while evergreen notes of pine needles and fir let it shine in winter.

Scent Notes:
Top: Pine Needles, Green Apple, Basil, Rum, Cedar, and Spearmint
Mid: Cloves, Geranium Leaves, Jasmine, Lavender, and Sage
Base: Fir Balsam, Moss, Sandalwood, Suede, and Vetiver


At Perfumania, we know just how important a great cologne can be. While these twenty are some of our absolute favorites that are great for any man, there are many more amazing colognes out there. We’re home to hundreds of designer fragrances at unbeatable prices, so no matter what your cologne preferences are, we’re confident that we have just the right fragrance for you. 

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