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.