Best Cologne For Men

My eyes can’t remember his face

My mind can’t remember his promises

However, my nose still remembers his smell.

Smell is the magical thing, for each person and each stage of your life, there is always a unique smell for you to trace them down and bring up memories. Have you ever experienced a breeze with a light lemon soap bar smell on a sunny summer afternoon?

Bringing you back to the sight of your first crush in high school or the jazzy music mixed with the spicy wooden smell that was your first night out in a live music bar on Valentines Day? Aftershave is very personal, mark your man with your choice of fragrance, it can build up the intimacy between you both.


 

Before we start this fragrant journey, here are some tips for choosing the best cologne for your man:

First of all, try to avoid a strong fragrance during summer time.

Secondly, unless your man is a real sweetheart, try to avoid sweet tones.

Thirdly, each aftershave has its own personality, the smell works best when it suits your man’s personality. But if you are not sure, try marine, soap and a sports scent first, with these three scents you won’t go far wrong.

Lastly, ask your man to use deodorant before putting on the Cologne.

For the beginners

CLEAN Eau de Parfum Spray

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CLEAN, implies the scent brings about clarity and ascent as pure as clean and warm as its name. Clean has created a simple pure scent. Wrap yourself up in a wool blanket on a winters day, in front of a warm fireplace or sit in the garden on a comfortable chair and let the sun gently warm your skin.

This unisex scent is neutral but slightly more feminine in nature with the hint of flowers and soft warm freshly washed cotton.

Notes:
Citrus, Watery Green Pear, Verbena, Floral Essences, Fruit Essences, Marine Essences, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Musk, Fougere, Amber.

Style:
This aftershave suits most men, it can be the boy-next-door or the mature and wise man. The sense makes you feel like you want to get close to him.

 

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme

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L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme smells warm but also quite fresh with a hint of wood and spice. The contrast between scents balances things out and I really like the scent.
The unique Japanese Yuzu scent is crisp, light and fresh and is known to last for a long time, which is one of the most important things your man will be looking for.
 ‘An Issey Miyake fragrance is like an interlude, a suspended moment in time to find the emotion, the harmony and the pleasure of the senses’ (isseymiyakeparfums.com)
Notes:
Verbena, Tangerine, Cypress, Yuzu Zest, Coriander, Clary Sage, Geranium Bourbon, Blue Water Lily, Nutmeg, Saffron, Cinnamon Bark from Ceylon, Amber Tobacco, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Musk.
Style:
Suitable for the artistic / cultural maen who isn’t arad to wear a unisex scent. Might be a little too soft for mature and masculine men.
 

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme

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Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, the seller of all the Giorgio Armani men aftershaves. A purposeful strong manly fragrance with an earthy scent that has a whisper of the ocean and mountain woodland. Another woody smell that is also quite aromatic and adventurous, fruity and herbal.

This Armani fragrance has been around since 1996 so has stood the test of time and is the go-to scent for a lot of men.

Influenced by the sea with its marine freshness after Armani spent time in the rugged naturally beautiful coastal paradise of Pantelleria Italy. His dream was to create a scent that smells like freedom, fresh air blowing in the wind and water and I think this scent does give that impression.

 

Notes:
Marine Notes, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Persimmon, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Cistus.

Style:
Suitable for most of the men and been honoured the “perfect boyfriend perfume”, however, one of the drawbacks of being the best sellers is that probably 6 out of 10 guys will smell the same as your man.

 

Dior SAUVAGE

The Dior Perfumer, François Demachy, said “To create Sauvage, I used man as my starting point. A strong and unmistakable masculinity. Like the image of a man who transcends time and fashion.” (François Demachy – Dior )

Launches in 2015, Johnny Depp is the face of Dior Sauvage. The fragrance has been marketed so successfully and the scent is so popular that it has become one of the most widely known fragrances worldwide over the last few years.

 

Notes:
Reggio Bergamot, Sichuan Pepper, Ambroxan.

Style:
Johnny Depp style 🙂

 

BVLGARI Pour Homme Soir

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BVLGARI Pour Homme Soir will seduce you with its sophisticated fragrance. Your man will smell of luxurious scents ready for your sensual evening together with this impressive eau de toilette.

Uniquely Bvlgari have created a soft spiced tea scented cologne that is appealing and masculine in nature. There is a subtle hint of sweetness and i love the must and amber scent on a man, i find it irresistable.

 

Notes:
Darjeeling Tea, Lifescent, Guaiac Wood of Paraguay, Amber, Musk.

Style:
Luxurious and sophisticated “lady killer”.

 

HERMÈS Terre d’Hermès

Jean-Claude Ellena was inspired by the creation of the fragrance by the works of an author, Jean Giono. He described the fragrance as “Feeling the earth, lying on the ground, gazing at the sky.”

One of my favourite citrus aftershave scents on a man is the Hugo Boss Orange aftershave. The Terre d’Hermes is much less sweet than Hugo boss orange and instead creates a more earthy masculine citrus scent.

 

Notes:
Grapefruit, Orange, Gunflint, Flint, Peppers, Pink peppercorn, Geranium Leaves, Patchouli, Baies rose, Atlas cedarwood, Vetiver, Gum benzoin.

Style:
A journey imbued with strength and poetry. A little heavy, perfect fit for mature business men.


For advanced users

John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette Spray

With the unique handcrafted bottle, John Varvatos Artisan allows you the freedom to escape into the outdoors, breath in fresh air and the simplicity of nature.
The Sicilian clementine and Tangelo produce a citrus scent that doesn’t overwhelm and manages to remain masculine with the subtle musky secondary tone.
Another simple design but amazing smell created by this perfume brand. A Unique Oolong tea note can be a little bit strong at the first, then it will become gentle and sweet which makes me feel safe somehow.
This aftershave has some exotic tones with traditional Chinese Oolong tea, sweet jasmine from Egypt, Neroli from Tunisia on the north coast of Africa and guaiac wood fresh from India. If you are dreaming of travelling or want to relive those exotic exciting scents from your last adventure, Atelier Cologne is a wonderful choice.

 

Notes:
bergamot from Calabria, Tunisian neroli, freesia, Oroolang tea, jasmine from Egypt, blond leather, tobacco flower from the Balkans, guaiac wood from India, musk

Style:
Again, another fragrance can work with both men and women. The safe feeling makes me like to spry it on my pillow to has a sweet dream.

 

Acqua Di Parma Colonia Club

 

Colonia Club is a modern day masculine scent created by one of the most prestigious horse dressage clubs in the world. This scent is for a gentleman who dresses classically and like a fresh scent.

I would even be tempted to spray a little on myself with this being unisex. I love the fresh green mint scent that doesn’t overwhelm and refreshes the senses. Mint fragrances can often overwhelm and menthol can be intense but Acqua Di Parma has produced a nice spring/summer scent. The floral and citrus tone combine well with the soft mint scent that after wearing for a few hours has a hint of musk.

The scent performs well for at least 8 hours and stays fresh. Your man will love you for buying him this aftershave.

 

Notes:
Sicilian Lemon, Petit Grain, Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Mint, Neroli, Lavander, Geranium, Shiso, Carvi, Galbanol, Haitian Vetiver, Musk, Ambergris Accord.

Style:
This noble and low profile aftershave suits men who experienced the vicissitudes of life.

 

Creed Silver Mountain Water Fragrance

The House of Creed fragrances are very popular amongst men looking for the finest fragrances available. Creed have established themselves at the pinnacle of men’s Eau de parfum brands. Creed use ancient methods for infusing the scents from interesting and unique materials to create long-lasting bold scents that have a lot of character and individuality.
It is time to transport you and your man to the Swiss Alps where the streams are flowing gently down the lush green mountains. This is more of a formal business or wining and dining fragrance for special occasions as opposed to everyday casual wear.
After the fragrance settles a green tea, blackcurrant and musk combination that is aromatic and unique. Don’t let the initial scent overwhelm you or put you off, after a minute or so it settles and is much more beautiful.

Notes:
Bergamot, mandarin, neroli, Green tea, blackcurrant bud, Sandalwood, Musk

Style:
It’s extravagant but it’s worth the money because it can be used as Pheromones.

 

Loewe    001 MAN

The distinctive cardamom top note is an interesting blend of cypress wood, carrot seeds, violet and white musk. I love the book style case the aftershave is stored in and the natural simple blend of fragrance.

Loewe 001 MAN is a wonderful aftershave gift that keeps on giving with its aromatic tone. I didn’t used to like a woody tone on a man but now I am used to the aromatic sandalwood scent and I am starting to enjoy its strong masculine tone.

 

Notes:
cardamom, vetiver, bergamot, cypress, ambrette essence, sandalwood, violet essence, Indonesian patchouli, white musk

Style:
Woody, aromatic

Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi Eau de Parfum

We all love Tom Ford and the Mandarino Eau de Parfum is an aromatic subtle citrus scent. The aroma flows like a gentle breeze with a hint of wildflower, thyme and mint, as though they were blowing from a pretty countryside field.

Notes:
Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Grapefruit, Mint, Thyme.

Style:
Effervescent. Textured. Luminous.

 

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Beginners Guide to fragrances and Cologne

Cologne can also be referred to as aftershave, perfume, men’s fragrance and many other names.

Mens fragrances come in different categories:

Eau De Toilette (EDT ) –  Eau de toilette sprays have up to 15% perfume oil which has been dissolved in alcohol. Eau de Toilette is one of the most common men’s fragrances and the scent should last for at least a few hours and a good band might last several.

Eau de Cologne – We have referred to men’s fragrances in this article as Cologne because it is the original and most widely used term for men’s perfumes. If a perfume is sold as Eau De Cologne it is usually expected to have a more masculine scent and a lower concentration of perfume oils.

Eau De Parfum – Eau de parfum can be unisex and is most commonly used to describe women’s perfume. Men’s Eau de parfum usually has over 15% perfume oil and the stronger formula means that the scent should last much longer and potentially all day

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