Top 10 Men’s Colognes List

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New fragrances are introduced every season and there always seems to be a new favorite, but there are a few colognes that seem to never go out of style. Here are ten of the men’s fragrances that are popular with men and women.

#1. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette

One Million Perfume for MenThis men’s fragrance exudes confidence, and is designed to be worn by a man who knows what he wants. The masculine fragrance has a warm and seductive scent that lingers throughout the day, with refreshing lighter notes that keep the cologne from becoming too dark. Men with a strong sense of confidence can wear this cologne for any occasion, and you will also love displaying the gold ingot style packaging.

Top notes: blood orange, grapefruit, and mint
Middle notes: cinnamon, and rose absolute
Bottom notes: amber, leather, patchouli, and essence of white woods

Pros:
-Long lasting fragrance that is never too strong.
-Perfect for almost any occasion, including work and casual wear.
-The $1 million gold ingot style packaging is an elegant addition to any cologne collection.
Cons:
-The fragrance does not maintain it’s projectivity.
-It has the same composition as the original released in 2008.
-May be priced over many budgets.

#2. Versace Man Eau Fraiche By Gianni Versace For Men

Versace Man Eau Fraiche By Gianni Versace For MenThis light scented men’s cologne will help you make the right impression with its refreshing fragrance. While this cologne is ideal for daytime use and casual occasions, it also features a complex middle and base that gives it a flexibility missing in other men’s fragrances. Easily go from the office to a casual evening with friends, and its long lasting scent will stay with you all day.

Top notes: lemon, rosewood, and carambola
Middle notes: tarragon
Bottom notes: musk and sage

Pros:
-Can be worn for almost any daytime or casual occasion.
-Its long lasting refreshing scent will stay with you throughout the day.
-Is affordably priced, and makes a great cologne for younger men.
Cons:
-The fragrance may be too simple for some men, who prefer a more complex fragrance.
-It does not have good projectivity and can be easily overpowered by stronger scents.
-Some consumers have mentioned that the citrusy top notes occasionally overpower the fresh aroma of sage and musk.

#3. Mont Blanc Legend Eau de Toilette Spray

Mont Blanc Legend Eau de Toilette SprayThe black and metallic colored bottle is perfect for holding this fresh and unique fragrance. The fougere is complex and distinctive, and is designed to be worn by men who value their individuality. It is meant to inspire creativity and honesty, while still being sexy and masculine. If you are looking for a strong yet subtle men’s cologne, Legend might be the perfect one for you.

Top notes: lavender, bergamot, pineapple leaves, and verbena
Middle notes: geranium, oak moss, apple, rose, coumarin, dried fruit notes
Bottom notes: tonka, sandalwood, evernyl

Pros:
-A unique fragrance that will last for hours.
-It is affordably priced, and can be worn for almost any daytime occasion.
-The sleek and modern bottle looks elegant in any cologne collection.
Cons:
-While Legend is long lasting, it does have poor projectivity.
-Its unique and complex fragrance notes might not be ideal for younger men, or for evenings out at the clubs.
-This cologne may be too sweet smelling for some gentlemen who prefer a richer scent with their fragrances.

#4. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male By John Paul Gaultier For Men

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male By John Paul Gaultier For MenFeaturing a modern and unique design with its contemporary packaging, the fragrance is surprisingly fresh. This men’s cologne was created with the intention of impressing women, and features a uniquely masculine and fresh scent that is bold, sexy, and romantic. Perfect for daytime and casual wear, you will love the response you get when you are wearing this warm men’s cologne.

Top notes: lavender, mint, bergamot
Middle notes: cinnamon, orange blossom, and cumin
Bottom notes: sandal and cedar wood, along with tonka and vanilla bean

Pros:
-Long lasting fragrance with good projectivity.
-Can be worn for any number of occasions, including work and romantic date night.
-It has a unique scent that will get you noticed, while still being familiar.
Cons:
-It may be too light for formal evening occasions, and some gentlemen may find its fragrance to be too sweet.
-The bottom notes are often hidden by the stronger top notes.
-Its price is slightly higher than other male fragrances with similar notes.

#5. Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men

Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For MenBring the warm scent of the Mediterranean with you when you wear this refreshing nautical men’s fragrance. It is the perfect men’s cologne for warm summer days, and for casual weekends with friends and family. It features refreshing citrus notes blended with the salty aroma of the sea, along with warm hints of musk and spices.

Top notes: A mix of bitter citrus and rosemary
Middle notes: Sea and salt essence and pellucid hedione
Bottom notes: warm mixed woods and musk

Pros:
-Has good longevity for a nautical fragrance.
-Is more complex than similar scented men’s colognes at an affordable price.
-The cologne is ideal for summer and daytime wear, and is appropriate for younger men.
Cons:
-It is a nautical fragrance which might make it too simple for some men.
-The salty and citrusy notes often overpower the warmer bottom notes.
-It is a simple men’s cologne that is not intended for use formal occasions or nighttime use.

#6. Kenneth Cole Black by Kenneth Cole For Men

Kenneth-Cole-Black-Mens-ReviewWith subtle hints of warm woods and spices, this is one of the top rated men’s colognes. It can be worn for almost any occasion, and makes an ideal signature scent. The classic and elegant packaging looks great in any cologne collection, or displayed on a shelf by itself. The warm and exotic fragrance will last throughout the day, and the hint of mint will keep you energized. Never overpowering, it is a cologne that exudes confidence and strength.

Top notes: mandarin orange, basil, ginger, and water mint
Middle notes: nutmeg, cedar, incense, lotus, along with a blend of exotic woods.
Bottom notes: musk, violet, amber, suede

Pros:
-Long lasting men’s fragrance with excellent silage.
-The complex fragrance is ideal for any occasion, and it makes an excellent signature cologne.
-The attractive packaging looks great displayed, and it features an affordable price designed to fit most budgets.
Cons:
-The more complex fragrance might not be suitable for younger men.
-Sometimes the middle notes can overpower the subtler base notes, changing the aroma of the men’s fragrance.
-Some men feel that it is too similar to other woodsy colognes that might be priced slightly lower.

#7. Lascoste Eau de Lacoste Blanc Eau de Toilette for Men

Lascoste Eau de Lacoste Blanc Eau de Toilette for MenWhile the white bottle and classic polo alligator may look deceptively simple, there is nothing ordinary about this men’s cologne. The “white” fragrance is one of three that were created for Lascoste, and it is designed to highlight a man’s elegance and sophistication. The cologne features a woody fragrance with sensual hints of leather and cedar. With a few floral notes mixed in to give the fragrance a romantic flavor, it is simple, complex, and elegant.

Top notes: grapefruit, rosemary, cardamom, and cedar leaf
Middle notes: ylang-ylang and Mexican tuberose
Bottom notes: leather, suede, and cedar wood

Pros:
-Refreshing and complex woodsy scent that makes this an excellent fragrance to choose as you signature cologne.
-It long lasting and fresh fragrance is not overpowering, and can easily go from daytime to evening.
-The elegant and simple bottle is a beautiful addition to your cologne collection.
Cons:
-While this natural woodsy men’s cologne does have good longevity, it does not always have good projection.
-The warm and sensual base notes can disappear under the scent of mint and citrus.
-This cologne might be priced higher than similar scented brands.

#8. Usher by Usher For Men

Usher by Usher for men ReviewLike the man himself, this cologne is warm, sensual, and exudes the feeling of success. The masculine scent portrays a sense of confidence, while the sensual bottom notes draw people in close to you. Mixed in with the more masculine notes are fresher floral scents that keep the cologne from becoming too dark or heavy. Ideal for any man who isn’t afraid to be notice, it will leave you feeling fresh, confident, and sure of yourself.

Top notes: melon, pineapple, and verbena
Middle notes: violet, lavender, and pepper
Bottom notes: amber, vetiver, suede, sandalwood, musk, and guaiac wood.

Pros:
-A unique scent that is warm, refreshing, and sensual.
-Good longevity and projection for hours.
-The sleek and modern black bottle is an elegant addition to your cologne collection, or for display by itself.
Cons:
-The lighter floral notes are often lost among the heavier woodsy and musk notes.
-It does have good projectivity, but can still be overpowered by stronger fragrances.
-This men’s cologne may be too fresh scented for some guys who prefer a spicier fragrance.

#9. Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Cologne Spray For Men

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Cologne Spray For MenA fresh, lighthearted men’s cologne that never goes out of style, it is perfect for almost any occasion. The citrusy fragrance is an ideal starter cologne for young men, and will quickly become one of the favorites in your growing collection. It has a fresh, citrus aroma that is perfect for long summer days, or for lounging around on the weekends.

Top notes: lavender, mint, grapefruit, and bergamot
Middle notes: rose, cranberry, and granny smith apples
Bottom notes: cactus, amber, and cotton flower

Pros:
-The light and fresh scent is perfect for any occasion, including working in enclosed spaces.
-It has good longevity, and medium projection for daytime and casual use.
-The classic Tommy Hilfiger design on the bottle makes it an elegant addition to any cologne collection.
Cons:
-The citrusy men’s fragrance is similar to many others that might be priced slightly lower.
-The fruity middle and top scents can occasionally overpower the subtle base notes.
-It is a simple fragrance that might not be ideal for more formal evening events.

#10. Loris Azzaro Men’s Chrome Eau de Toilette Natural Spray

Loris Azzaro Men's Chrome Eau de Toilette Natural SpraySpices and sensual woods are the first fragrance notes that you will notice with this earthy men’s cologne. It is sensual, simple, and refreshing, and packaged in an elegant glass container. This men’s cologne is perfect for casual days spent outdoors, or for staying fresh and confident at your workplace.

Top notes: grapefruit
Middle notes: cardamom
Bottom notes: Brazilian rosewood and amber

Pros:
-It is a simple men’s cologne that is perfect for summer days or as a first cologne for younger guys.
-Has a long lasting fragrance that will keep you fresh and confident all day.
-The bright blue glass bottle is perfect for displaying with the rest of your summer colognes.
Cons:
-This men’s cologne has poor projectivity and is easily lost around stronger scents.
-It is a simple fragrance that is not always appropriate for all occasions.
-The other notes are often lost among the strong citrusy top note.
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I have been contributing as a senior writer to several leading men-focused websites for over 10 years, while writing hundreds of words per week on a wide range of fitness, cologne and men's lifestyle topics. I have spent many enjoyable years stocking my cologne closet, and enjoy experimenting with new products, as well as layering old favorites. I hope to inspire readers to take a playful approach to fragrance, and help them to develop their personal fragrance wardrobes.

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