Consider this if you’re choosing a cologne07.09.2022
KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHILE SHOPPING COLOGNE AS A GIFT
- Find out what they are wearing now. Niamh Butler, Space NK’s head of training, says that the best advice you can give to someone buying a fragrance is to find out their current preferences. It’s tempting to just buy the scent that you love, but it can lead to them not wearing it. It’s a good idea to avoid buying perfumes that are already expired if you find one in your drawer.
- “Find out the fragrance strengths. An EDT is more concentrated than an EDP. It will therefore be more costly but lasts longer on the skin. The EDT will be cheaper but require topping up,” says Karen Harris, head of marketing at The Perfume Shop. Aftershave contains between 80-90% alcohol and low amounts of oils, making it easy to apply directly on the skin after shaving. Cologne has a lower concentration. These scents are great for everyday use, but only 5% of the aromatic compounds will cause them to fade faster.
- Consider scent families. It is worth more to discover the types of scents people like than the notes within them. Because perfumes are made like individual recipes, even bottles that contain the same notes may smell very different. Butler explains that there are three main fragrance families: citrus, fresh, woody, spicy, and green. You’re more likely give them something they love if you stay in the same family as what they already wear.
BEST PERFUMES FOR MEN
PENHALIGON HALFETI EAU de PARFUM
The best musky scents for men
Penhaligon fragrances tell stories, and this is no exception. This fragrance was inspired by Turkey’s precious goods (including soft leather and spices), and takes its name from Halfeti in Turkey, where black roses can be found along the Euphrates River. Christian Provenzano, a perfumer, combined the scent of Bulgarian rose and citrus fruits with spices, woods, and musk to capture the essence. It is bold and mysterious with a spicy punch.
ATELIER COLOGNE MUS IMPERIAL COLOGNE
Summer’s best musky men’s fragrance
This sunny scent was inspired by a trip to Barcelona’s Majestic Hotel & Spa. It is inspired by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and luxurious hotel surroundings. This fragrance is warm, sensual and addictive. It features a musk accord with lavender, leather, and fig. This scent is well-rounded and strikes the perfect balance between freshness and woodiness. This scent is a great choice as the warm days turn into cooler fall days. We can see the wearer spraying it onto a cream linen suit.
GUERLAIN MUS NOBLE EAU de PARFUM
Cologne for men that is best for oriental musky scents
Musk is a very popular perfume note. It’s known for its earthy, powdery scent. You can find muskiness abundantly in Guerlain’s Musc Noble Eau de Parfum, where it is prominent alongside rose and cedarwood. The scent initially is strong and a little overwhelming, but it becomes more soft, powdery and warm over time. This fragrance is a great choice if you like musk. It is also very durable and silage.
ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY EDP
Top-of-the-line men’s cologne overall
This scent is the perfect example of what it means to be a 90s era perfume. L’Eau d’Issey was launched in 1992 and has continued to sell strongly. This great scent is suitable for everyone, whether you are buying it for your boss, son, nephew or husband. It isn’t too flashy or too loud, but it still conveys something. It isn’t boring. It is a classic scent, combining a little bit of citrus with just the right amount spice and woodiness. It’s simply wonderful.
DIOR SAUVAGE ELIXIR
The best luxury, freshest men’s cologne
It is a spicy, intense fragrance. Once it has been sprayed, it lasts all day. The yuzu adds a subtle zesty note to the fragrance after the aromas have dried. This perfume has a sophisticated appeal for older men, but would also be a great evening-only option for younger guys. It doesn’t have to conform to gender norms. If you like spicy scents, this will make one of our favorite Dior perfumes for ladies.
DAVID BECKHAM INFINITE AQUA EDP
Best budget fresh men’s cologne
This scent was inspired by David’s many trips along the Pacific coast highway. It smells exactly like what it sounds like, even though it might sound like bumpf. It has a refreshing, outdoorsy-ness to it and very delicate and floral notes that make it feel like you are in the ocean. It looks and smells much more expensive than it actually is because of its simple, elegant bottle design.
CAROLINA HERRERA EDT BAD BOY
The best men’s colognes
It is difficult to judge a book’s cover, and the same goes for perfumes and their bottles. While there will be many who love the lightning bolt-inspired design and some who will not, it is possible that some people will assume it’s not right for them. The juice inside is great for everyone. It has a heavy, sophisticated scent of cedarwood and pepper. However, it also smells like a bright sunshine.
JO LOVES COBALT PATCHOULI & CEDAR PARFUM
Best unique fresh men’s cologne
This was created by Jo Malone, a legendary perfumer who wanted to celebrate freedom and live a full life. It’s not just the grapefruit that gives it a zing, but also the cedarwood. But it’s the master craftsmanship you get when buying a Jo Loves scent that makes it stand out from all others. Simply because it smells like nothing else.
CREED AVENTUS COLOGNE
Cologne for men that is classic and fresh
Aventus is a scent that deserves to be noticed. It is bold, addictive and stands out from other scents. It’s a cult favorite, and we couldn’t imagine it getting any better than the OG. Aventus Cologne, however, is even more intoxicating than its sibling. It’s refreshing and light and conjures up an airy, cool vibe thanks to the addition of ginger and orange. Expensive, yes. This is an expensive product, but it’s a crowd pleaser that lingers on the skin for hours after application and can be worn throughout the year. Sold?
TOM FORD COSTA AZZURRA EO DE PARFUM
Cologne for men that is fresh and summery
This Tom Ford refreshing blend will transport you to warmer climes. This sunny scent captures the sun-drenched skin of summer’s peak with its cool, salty, and citrus-like notes. Tom Ford said, “Costa Azzurra Parfum” is a deeper version of the original scent that captures the feeling of a luxurious Mediterranean escape. We can’t agree more. This warming concoction is made up of bright lemon, mandarin, salty seaweed, and earthy oak.
DIPTYQUE EAU DE MINTHE EAU DE PARFUM
Men’s cologne that is fresh and minty
This modern interpretation of the classic fougere fragrance is a celebration of mint. It’s so fresh that you will feel instantly invigorated after just one spray. The mint green scent is energizing and fresh. In the background, delicate florals and spicy nutsmeg blend in. With its fresh, masculine scent, the scent is reminiscent of a barbershop. This perfume is a great choice for those with fresher weather. It also stays on the skin from dawn until dusk.
ACQUA DI PARMA COLONIA C.L.U.B DE COLOGNE
Cologne for men that is fresh and aromatic
Acqua di Parma’s new fragrance is a great choice if you are looking for a fresh, green, and aromatic scent. This eau de parfum is light-hearted and upbeat. It opens with a zesty burst of lemon and bergamot, laced with punchy pepper and aromatic rosemary. The fragrance settles on the skin for three hours before it transforms into a woody, light scent that is seriously delicious. This scent is a great choice for summer and autumn. It’s distinctive but not too strong, and it lingers all day.