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Top Ten Must-Have Fragrances for Men

Updated on April 30, 2016

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Fragrances for Men

People who use better fragrances are more successful at socializing than people who don't. This is reason enough to think about trying or buying some of the top ten must-have fragrances for men. Don't wear the same fragrance forever! Buy different fragrances and change it up. Try to go with something different to match the occasion or your mood. Be irresistible with a new fragrance. Here are my top ten suggestions below.

Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum

  • Eau de Toilette - A little bit less concentrated than Eau de Parfum. Lasts between four to six hours.
  • Eau de Parfum - Longer lasting with more oil that clings to your skin. Lasts at least eight hours.

About Fragrance Notes

Never purchase a cologne based on the first spritz on your skin because the fragrance will change over time according to its specific notes. Notes are the recipe or composition of what the fragrance is made from. For example, the top notes are what smell when you first spray a perfume and they will typically last about ten to fifteen minutes. The middle notes come in after the top notes have worn off and will last another thirty minutes to an hour depending on the perfume. The base notes come in last and these are the scents that will stay with you throughout the day. Wear the cologne for at least an hour until the base notes come in to judge whether or not you will like the scent.

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Filthy Fragrance

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Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men

Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men

The number one selling men's fragrance in the world: Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani. This fragrance should be the first and foremost fragrance in your arsenal. The scent is clean, crisp, and refreshing. It has an italian inspired lemony type of a vibe, which is a mood lifter, and is perfect for the professional. It's robust masculine scent has hints of jasmine, cedar, You can wear this fragrance every day in any season. There is a reason this fragrance is sold number one! It smells amazing! This is also one of my husband's favorite fragrances...and mine too. ;-)

Armani Acqua di Gio Commercial

Boss 6 Bottled by Hugo Boss Cologne for Men

Boss 6 Bottled by Hugo Boss Cologne for Men

Hugo Boss is a 90's classic top seller. It's described as a spicy oriental woody fragrance with a sweet cinnamon apple pie top note which fades into a vanilla and cedar. A 30ml bottle would be a good buy for a first time buyer. There is a platinum edition, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which is still in production. The scent is classy enough for a night out but also adequately light for a conservative day at work. This scent will last throughout the work day. This fragrance is a safe, casual, classic, modern choice for everyday wear.

Hugo Boss Bottle Fragrance For Men Ad Featuring Ryan Reynolds

Polo Blue Sport Cologne by Ralph Lauren for Men

Polo Blue Sport Cologne by Ralph Lauren for Men

Polo Blue Sport has a fresh, clean scent which become sensuous after a short time. This cologne will take you into a sporting mood. The top notes include frosted mint, mandarin, apple, crushed leaves, and cedar leaf. The middle notes are of water fern, ginger, and sage. The base notes smell of amber wood, musk, oak moss, sandalwood, and patchouli. This is an excellent casual scent for the gym or shopping. It's mostly suited for spring and fall seasons; not necessarily for winter or summer. The projection is decent; it's not too loud or intense and will last about 7 hours.

1 Million by Paco Rabanne Fragrance for Men


1 Million By Paco Rabanne

The most reviewed fragrance on youtube is 1 Million by Paco Rabanne. This is another top selling cologne across the world. This is considered one of the best club fragrances in the late 2000s. This cologne is considered a "panty dropper" and will get you attention. The special edition bottle is completely covered in gold bullion. This cologne is a highly potent mix of woody, spicy, sweet scents. Top notes are grapefruit, mint, blood orange. Middle notes are rose, cinnamon, and spice notes, including leather. The base notes are white wood, amber, and patchouli. The cologne is marketed for age 30 and under, clubbing, and single. Perfect for someone who doesn't take life too seriously.

1 Million by Paco Rabanne Commercial

Cool Water Cologne by Davidoff or Men

The Cool Water Cologne by Davidoff is a classic which came out in 1988. This cologne has been out for twenty years but is still a top seller and still going strong. This is one of the cheaper colognes available online. Cool water is an aromatic aquatic fragrance. Any age group can wear this cologne because it's so light. Top notes include mint, orange blossom, lavender, coriander, rosemary. Middle notes are geranium, neroli, jasmine, and sandalwood. The endnotes are cedarwood, musk, amber, tobacco, and oakmoss. The cologne is less marine than the name indicates. It's more of a green fragrance with an aquatic feel.

Cool Water Commercial with Paul Walker

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme for Men

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme for Men

Launched in 2011, the Gucci Guilty Pour Homme has a glamorous rock and roll twist in the Stud Limited Edition bottle. Decorated with more than 400 metal studs, the new flacon for him brings a fresh, edgy attitude. The top is the best part of this fragrance. In general, the fragrance will last between four to six hours. Great for spring, summer, and fall. Top Notes: Essence of Cypress, Essence of Cologne, Violet, Bergamot Middle Notes: Sweet Tobacco, Amber, Black Pepper, Jasmine Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar Wood, Amyris, Warm Incense of Leather Accord.

Dolce & Gabbana - The One for Men

Dolce & Gabbana - The One for Men is recommended for casual wear. The fragrance is a darker sophisticated boozy type of a scent. This is a modern classic that came out in 2008. The fragrance has a spicy oriental scent that is created around a sensual tobacco note. Sparkling notes of bergamot, coriander, and basil are the opening notes. The middles notes include cardamom, ginger, and peroli. The base notes include a masculine mix of cedar, ambergris, and tobacco.

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men Commercial

Versace Eros for Men

Versace Eros was inspired by and deeply connected with Greek mythology; specifically the Greek god of love and son of goddess Aphrodite - Eros. Unleash your unrestrained passion and accentuate desire. The fragrance kind of smells sweet like a candy with a hint of mint, vanilla, and cream. The fragrance is polarizing with style and significance of a long-lasting pleasant scent. The fragrance includes mint oil combined with green apple and Italian lemon. Warmth is provided by tonka mixed with Venezuelan ambroxan and geranium flowers giving a fougere twist to the fragrance this way.

Versace Eros for Men Commercial

Nautica Voyage for Men

The Nautica Voyage for Men is a young, fresh, clean scent that isn't too overpowering but is very long lasting. This is the number one best selling fragrance on Amazon. This is a relaxing aquatic men's fragrance that has a pretty reasonable price. Crisp green apple and leaf notes are at the top, which opens to a heart of mimosa blended with gentle lotus and linen accord - somewhat like the flapping sails over the salty summer sea. The base notes include a woody mixture of cedar, musk, moss, and amber which give the cologne a grounded masculinity. This is a laid-back and casual fragrance for spring and summer days.

Nautica Voyage Commercial

Clive Christian No. 1 Perfume Spray for Men

Clive Christian "C" and "No 1" for Men

These two bottles of cologne deserve a spot on the top ten (although now the list has 11).

First, the Clive Christian "C" for Men - The bottle comes in one size: 50ml. It's similar to Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather. If you like that style of fragrance, you will definitely like this one. The Clive Christian "C" has much more depth, intensity, and is much more interesting. In terms of notes, the top notes include: white thyme, tea, green leaves, lemon, matte, eleme, and mandarin. Middle notes include Jasmine, Rose, cardamom, raspberry, cinnamon, cloves, saphran, and iris. The base of the fragrance includes amber, cedarwood, tobacco, absolute, musk, vanilla, leather, citrus, tree moss, snow lotus, frankincense, and more.

Clive Christian "No 1" for Men - This cologne is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive cologne in the world. The fragrance is made using only luxury ingredients. Understated yet distinctive, ancient Indian Sandalwood and Arabian Jasmine Sambac impart the scent of an accomplished, uncompromising character. Aside from being made from some of the rarest ingredients that are from different parts of the world, it is packaged in a bottle made from crystal and its neck is made of gold. If that isn't luxurious enough, then it should be known that there is a five karat diamond included in the gold inset. Let your man smell and feel like a royal.

Comments Please...

What are your favorite fragrances for men that you recommend? AND why?


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I hope you both like it. It was quite the aphrodisiac for me back in the day!

    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      4 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Thank you for sharing bravewarrior. ;-) My husband is looking for more scents which are harder to find. I'll have to check that one out. ;-)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love a good smelling man! My favorite fragrance for men - and it's very hard to find now - is Aqua di Selva. I discovered it in the 1970s and have since bought it for my son and my now ex-husband. It has an earthy piney scent. Not like Pine Sol! Much subtler. It used to drive me wild!

      I just checked Google. Amazon sells it. Up until now, I've only been able to find it at my local flea market.


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