A good cologne is a staple in any man’s closet and can be used to highlight an outfit or as an everyday fragrance. Choosing the right scent can sometimes be difficult as there are so many fragrances to choose from; however, here are five of the best fragrances every man should own!
Aventus is, by far, the best-smelling fragrance on the market. I'm not just saying that because it's my all-time favourite; it is genuinely better than any other scent in its class. As soon as you spray it on, you'll get a burst of citrus with a dash of bergamot and pineapple. This fruity opening leads into a dry down of sandalwood, tea leaves, and tobacco flower. The result is a perfect blend of power and elegance. The longevity of this cologne is also incredible, so you don't have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. Creed Aventus is an absolute must for every man looking for an excellent cologne.
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Introduced in 1985, Creed Green Irish Tweed is an aromatic Fougere. The mixture of juniper berries, lime, lavender and other herbs creates a fresh yet masculine fragrance that is perfect for everyday wear. The hints of citrus make it great for wearing in the summer. The lavender notes make it ideal for cool weather and nightwear. Creed Green Irish Tweed is said to be one of the most popular scents among all men. Even if you don't like the scent, it's worth trying on your skin because different smells are created by our body's chemistry. If you're looking for something more intense than this classic scent tries Creed's Aventus. It has been said to last longer than any other scent on the market today with a powerful opening of apple, bergamot and pineapple followed by middle notes including jasmine, patchouli and oakmoss; then settling into base notes of ambergris and Tonka bean.
Armani Code By Giorgio Armani
With notes of citrus and wood, this fragrance is perfect for both daytime or evening wear. The masculine scent goes on light with a sweet note of watermelon and makes for a refreshing change from other colognes. Versatile enough to wear as a body wash or hair product, this fragrance has something for any man's needs. Additionally, the price tag is also very affordable so you can pick up a bottle without breaking the bank.
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue: For that classic American style, Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren has everything you need to impress your coworkers at the office or your friends out on the town. It starts off strong with an icy blast of mint and finishes smooth with tobacco leaves creating an unforgettable signature smell.
Cartier Declaration By Cartier
This elegant, yet masculine scent has just the right amount of freshness, a sweet base note that makes it perfect for any time of day. The light floral aromas that stay on the skin will get people asking you what you're wearing and where they can find it! It's also wonderfully affordable. This is a definite must-have for any man's collection.
Every Cartier fragrance is designed to have universal appeal, which basically means that anyone can wear it!
Versace Eros Pour Homme By Versace
Versace Eros Pour Homme is a wonderfully unique fragrance that was introduced in 1996 and is still popular today. The top notes are fresh, green and floral with a touch of citrus and bergamot. The middle notes are spicy, ambergris, lavender, tobacco and cedarwood with some sweetness from rosewood. The base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean creating an enticing manly fragrance.
Bvlgari Black By Bvlgari
The best fragrance for every man is personal preference, but Bvlgari Black is one of the best. This fragrance combines different woody and fruit elements that work together to create a masculine scent that is strong but not overpowering. It has become my go-to cologne because it lasts all day long. One spritz in the morning will last until I get home from work, without having to reapply it again in between. It also smells great, so I don't have to worry about offending anyone when I wear it.
Davidoff Cool Water By Davidoff
Davidoff Cool Water has been the number-one fragrance in the world for over five years and is a classic favourite among men. It has a refreshing, aquatic scent that combines crisp ozone with refreshing cucumber, melon, and aloe vera. It is a very popular choice of cologne for men who are athletic or work outdoors because it does not overpower your senses and makes you feel refreshed.
Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men by Dolce & Gabbana
Fragrance plays a huge role in the day-to-day lives of men. First thing in the morning, after a tough workout or after a long day at work, one spritz of their favourite scent is all it takes to remind them that they're still alive and kicking. This is why Dolce & Gabbana's The One for Men is the fragrance for any man. It will make you feel fresh, confident and irresistibly sexy with just one spray.
Cool Water by Davidoff is an all-time favourite that never seems to go out of style. Aventus from Creed may not be for everyone, but it is one of the best perfumes around. The scent notes include saffron, bergamot, patchouli, jasmine, cardamom and rosewood. There are few scents in the world that can rival its richness and complexity. It's well worth the investment if you want a scent that will stand the test of time. And finally, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme has been my personal fragrance for over two years now. It's got a deep woodsy smell with a hint of spicy pepper at first sniff, then dries down into a powdery vanilla base note. Check out all the best fragrances exclusively available on Ulta Beauty and Sephora.