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Fahrenheit by Christian Dior Review by CologneMasters

Quick Summary! Fahrenheit by Dior!!!

Thinking about buying Fahrenheit by Christian Dior? Well it's a good thing that you stopped in to see us first. We have everything you need to know about Dior's infamous scent Fahrenheit.


Out of 7,780 reviews, Fahrenheit managed to receive a rating of 3.880 out of 5.


After receiving feedback from 1,423 people, Fahrenheit measures up to a rating of 3.799.


Fahrenheit as average sillage. People need to get somewhat close to you to notice it.


Fahrenheit is in the top 20 fragrances for compliments. However, since it's such a love it or hate it fragrance, it's tough to give it more than an average rating.

Quick Summary - Fahrenheit is an extremely masculine fragrance that has an opening some people say smells like gasoline. It's tough to beat that.

However, because it has weaker sillage, a slightly above average rating, and a non-spectatucaly longevity, Fahrenheit is reserved for a select group of people. 

If you pride yourself on your manliness like driving motorcycles, hunting with your bare hands, drinking straight whisky, this fragrance could work for you if you're looking for something that will grant you a few compliments along the way.

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Introducing... Fahrenheit by Dior!!!

Anytime CologneMasters receives a chance to talk about a classic fragrance that still receives compliments,  our pants get a little tight.

Before picking up and tasting it for the first time, I always like to check out a few reviews to get a good temperature gauge. When I started reading about Fahrenheit and fume-heads calling it "gasoline" my ears perked up and I wanted a taste.

Also knowing the type of fragrances Dior puts out, they all have a similar feeling to them. I'm having difficulty putting it into words. To help understand this point, my lady friend that doesn't particular obsess over fragrances like I do took a whiff of Fahrenheit when I first received it in the mail.

Without missing a beat she was able to detect that it was a Dior fragrance. Good for her and immediately understood what she meant. Dior has a special thing about their fragrances.

When and by who was it made?

Christian Dior was created in 1988 by perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac.

The Specs

  • Considered an eau de toilette
  • Available in 1.7, 3.4, and 6.8 ounces

Because our  reviews have a tendency to run a little long, here is a table of contents...

Awards for Dior Fahrenheit

With a name like Christian Dior behind it, Fahrenheit still only manages to earn one award and it happens to be the compliment getter award.

There is still a crowd of people that do enjoy the scent of Fahrenheit enough to give out compliments to people wearing this one.

Fragrance Notes for Fahrenheit

Top Notes

  • Hawthorn
  • Honeysuckle

Heart Notes

  • Sandalwood
  • Violet Leaf

Base Notes

  • Lenstiscus
  • Styrax
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I can't remember hearing anyone say a fragrance smells like gasoline,  but after about 30 seconds of applying this to my skin, I agree. Kind of cool actually.

If you start talking to a fume-head about what notes are the most noticeable, leather seems to be the "official smell" for what we recognize as fuel.

Violet leaf is the second note most people report smelling. Since the leather notes are distracting, its a little more difficult to notice it but it's there.

Celebrities That Wear Fahrenheit

Alexander Skarsgard

David Warner

Alexander Skarsgard busted on to the Hollywood scene with the dominating role as Eric from True Blood. He also was in one of the better movies of 2016 as the main character in Legend of Tarzan.

David Warner is an English actor that has played in some pretty big movies. For example he was the bodyguard in the movie Titanic. He's the photographer in the original, "The Omen". He is also in the 1982 Tron movie.

CologneMaster's Thoughts & Review

When it comes to Dior fragrances in general, the unique smell these guys come up with don't mesh with what I find attractive when choosing a fragrance.

However in 1988, Christian Dior gave people looking for an alternative to the Cool Water's of the world that has a little more depth and darkness to it instead of the classic clean, fresh smelling fragrances.

 I don't know if these guys planned this, but Dior now represents what a masculinity should smell like. To echo what I said previously about this one, this ideally should be worn by construction workers, mechanics, bikers, truck drivers, or anyone that gets off on being a manly man.

Since this one is a little older, Fahrenheit should be reserved for older dudes. If you graduated high-school in the late 80s or early 90s, this one might be for you.

My  Experience Wearing it

I started off purchasing this on from my favorite online retailer... Amazon. If you're wondering which one I bought specifically, click on the button below.

As usual, I started off with my own interpretation of how it smelled.

The notes that I smell when sniffing this one is about 80% leather, 10% violet leaf (floral), and about 10% musk.

The musky smell is something that I credit Dior for having a little bit with all of their fragrances. It helps you recognize a Dior scent when you smell one.

The next step in my process is to take it to work/play and see if anyone notices it and what their reactions are to it without saying anything.

Turns out that my results were pretty boring. No one said anything, even when I toughened up and wore a little extra one day...

Still nothing.

Next it was time to start asking my co-workers, friends, and family what they thought about it. 

This was even more boring. Since the fragrance had such average projection, they had trouble even smelling it on my wrists. When they did, the reaction was mostly average.

When someone tells me something like, "Ohh that smells nice," I really consider it a neutral comment because they are just saying it just to be nice. (Minnesota nice)

My last test is my girl friend. Lucky for me she feels comfortable giving me her no BS thoughts on what she thinks.

Fahrenheit was the first fragrance I didn't openly have to ask what she thought of it.

I was getting ready for work one morning and was in a hurry. I keep the bottle of fragrance I'm wearing in my drawer in the bathroom vanity.

On this particular day she went to retrieve it for me so I could wear it.

She took 1 whiff and said...

"You're never wearing this cologne again" in her disgusted tone.

I guess that settles that.

What do the top fragrance dawgs say about it?

DracDoc - "I'm not a fan of this scent"

NowSmellThis - "It smells fresher and better than most men's scents today"

ScentLion - 4/5 stars

FragranceBro's - "Really masculine, but anyone could pull it off"

Alway good to hear what other fragrance reviewers are saying about it.

Reviews From Cologne Master Fans

"I used work at a fuel depot on the San Francisco Bay, filling up commercial boats, and this smell of violet and gasoline and leather takes me back there in my youth. 

I love this scent.

As soon as I smelled it. I knew immediately it would be in my collection as long as I'm walking this earth. It's the only scent I have that feels salty and masculine, with gasoline, and oil, baked into leather. There's nothing like it.Whatever was happening in designer fragrances in 1988--idk I was 15, i thought my deodorant smelled ok and was fine with that--i'm thankful. And, this one, has made a dior fan out of me. 

If a mass marketing design house can be this bold and creative, then there's hope for corporations in general. There's hope that not all has sunk into genderless, sweet, metrosexuality. Where touting gender bending fluidity is some kind hallmark of artistry and proper aesthetic. Fahrenheit is an old fashioned 'fuck you' to all of this recent cultural development. It harkens to when we were comfortable being men. And to when women weren't interested in men who weren't. 

This will be in my Fall/winter work, going out, everything line up. Because, I just fuckin love it. And the way it makes me feel. This is one that I truly don't care if other's like or not. I actually love that it can separate people who are probably wasting my time if they don't like it. It's a masterpiece. It performs really well. I love fragrances, but don't trip on formulation issues. I'm not scouring the internet for an old formulation. This one, even if it's a semblance of the original. Is perfect enough for me."

Who should buy Fahrenheit by Dior?


Trying to impress bad ass chicks

Tough guys

Since Fahrenheit by Christian Dior is arguable one of the most masculine fragrances around, it should be no surprise that bad ass dudes should be the ones wearing it.

If you graduated high-school in the early 90s or late 80s, Fahrenheit might just be your scent of choice too because of all the nostalgia that is attached to it.

Age Group40+

Fahrenheit is 30 years old. Reading a lot of reviews and hearing guys talk about noticing a guy in an elevator wearing it means the smell is associated now with the mature crowd.

Season: Fall/Winter

Fahrenheit works better in the colder months due to it's unique smell. You can however pull it off in the summer.

Time of Day: Day/Night

This one fits both criteria. Feel free to wear it no matter the time of day

Occasion: Manual Labor/Bike Ride (motorized)

If you're out cutting wood or riding a Harley with a sweet beard, this might be a good occasion to wear such a scent. Remember it's super masculine. 

Gift?: Perhaps

If it's for a guy that is over 40, repp'n tattoos, and has a kick ass beard this one will work. However, if he's sensitive in any way, try something else.

Longevity: Average

With a rating of 3.799/5 stars, this fragrance has an average longevity. It will last 4-6 hours. People complain that the reformulation doesn't last as long as the original so don't get discouraged if you hear people that say it sucks.

Harmless?: No

Sensitive noses won't put up with this long if they detect it on you. However, because it has a weaker projection, this might never happen unless you take a bath in it.

PopularityNot Popular

Fahrenheit's popularity has died down since it's launch and is not even in the top 20. This could be a good thing since you are less likely to not smell like someone else.

Price: Ok

Expect to pay around $50-125 a bottle for this.

Awards: 1

Currently rated one of the best fragrances to earn you a compliment.

Sexy: A little

 Usually the person wearing Fahrenheit is the one that feels sexy. 

Signature Cologne: Yes

This fragrance could be the one and only for you if you're a tough guy and just want 1 fragrance.

Where to buy Fahrenheit by Dior?

I purchase all of my fragrances on Amazon generally.

You can find the exact one I purchased by clicking on the button below...

174 Best Smelling Cologne For Men List To Get You Compliments 2017

Remember when Froto began one of the most epic journeys to deliver the ring of power into the fires of Mordor? Well, Finding the best smelling cologne for men is similar.

Lucky for you, here at Cologne Masters have found that to be a great smelling cologne, people need to recognize it.

best perfume for couples

This is why we decided to create the list of the most complimented fragrances.

Cologne Master fans, we've done a RIDICULOUS amount of research searching for the best smelling colognes in the world so we can pass that knowledge on to you.

The list we are about to show you are PROVEN fragrances to get compliments.

If you've read our "20 Things You Didn't Know About Cologne" post, you're aware that a human can detect difference in up to 10,000 odors!

That's a lot!

So how are we supposed to figure out what smells people like and what people hate?

Trial and error of course...

But to test hundreds of thousands of fragrances that would take an INSANE amount of time.

The good news is that Cologne Masters ,with the help of thousands of reviewers, have sifted through the clutter and found which fragrances are awesome and which ones suck.


You might have to try a few to get the same results as other wearers, but guaranteed these do work and will get you noticed.


At the bottom of the page we want to hear your story on which fragrances have gotten you the most compliments so we can help others.

You'll also see on the bottom of the page the complete standings for the fragrances that were voted on.

17 Best Smelling Cologne For Men That Receive Compliments

When we conducted our research on what fragrances receive the most compliments, 441 different fragrances were recorded as compliment getters and we received over 1600 recorded compliments.


That's a lot! 

There is a lot of good stuff out there that will get you noticed.

Since 441 different fragrances would take over a year to sample and most likely a small fortune, we have the top 15 here just waiting  for you to see.

Honorable mentions - You'll be able to see a complete list of the rankings toward the bottom of the page but here are a few that just missed.

Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, L'Homme by YSL, Legend by Montblanc 

#17 - Reflection Man by Amouage

woman giving man compliment

Compliments Received


Overall Rating


Reflection Man gets the nod to start off the most complimented mens cologne list.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Reflection Man was mentioned 1.093% as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"I've tested Reflection Man in NYC, NJ, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Key West in a 6 month span. Compliments were in season, from the warming end of winter in the north and to the shirtless walks in warm breezy Key West on Valentine's Day. "

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Jasmine, Neroli, and Sandalwood with many comparisons to Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

People Say...

Reflection Man is one of Amouage's best perfumes.This is not the most complex scent from Amouage,but it's beautiful, woody,floral,warm,powdery and well-blended scent.

Reminds me a little bit of Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier,Joop! Homme and Original Santal by Creed.I think it's more masculine than feminine scent.Reflection Man is in the middle of the road between a designer and niche fragrance.

#16 - Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.880 (7780 reviews)

For the 2nd year in a row, Fahrenheit makes the list as one of the most likely to receive a compliment.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Fahrenheit was mentioned 1.154% times as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"Oh. My. God. 
A colleague of mine wears this today and our office is in love right now. This is gorgeous! I would very happily follow any lad who smells like this. No candy necessary.  "

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Leather, Violet Leaf, Nutmeg Flower, and Vetiver with many comparisons to Mercedes-Benz Intense. 

People Say...

Fahrenheit is the sexiest bare knuckle brawler of all fragrances.

Its not that soft and handsome sexy guy, its like a sexy guy who however is ready to take a fight whenever it needs to be. Its gonna be tough for any other fragrance to remove this one from the top seed on my list.

#15 - Dior Homme Intense by Dior

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.494 (4799 reviews)

Dior continues to make an impact as one of the best perfume houses for men as another one of their fragrances make the list.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Dior Homme Intense was mentioned 1.215% times as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"Women love this scent. I wore the parfum version in the office and I got nothing but compliments from female colleagues. My female boss always loved sniffing me up until it got to a point when she apologised for fear it could be sexual harassment!"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Iris, Vanilla, and Amber with many comparisons to other Dior fragrances such as Homme.

People Say...

This is one of the many fragrances I'd get compliments whenever I wear this. I rarely use this in the evening, as I wear this fragrance to my workplace, or just anywhere, daytime.

The fragrance gets more and more intense after few hours... it's powdery in the beginning, with a soft hint of floral notes, then the woody notes starts to take over. This fragrance is inoffensively seductive, extremely refine, and well-made. It doesn't exude of the idea 'being masculine', it tells you the idea of 'being a man'...

#14 - Cool Water by Davidoff

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.627 (6,309 reviews)

Cool Water continues to show off it's longevity with an impressive run as one of the all-time greats.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Cool Water was mentioned 1.215% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"One of the sexiest scents a man can wear in the warm months, cool, musky and fruity in the most masculine way possible. I get a pineapple juice like sweetness amongst the minty notes. Just delicious and girls can wear this too it is divine"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Sea Water, Lavender, and Mint with many comparisons to Green Irish Tweed by Creed.

People Say...

Fresh, clean, masculine, safe, non offensive, compliment getter, good projection/longevity, versatile, Classic/modern & loved by all women this fragrance.

Any guy can pull this off.

This is what made me dive into the fragrance hobby.

Considering when it was released,

#13 - Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.123 (5640 reviews)

Allure Homme Sport is one of my personal favorites and I'm happy to see it get the recognition it deserves.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Allure Homme Sport was mentioned 1.275% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"My late high school years scent wore it all year round. Carry a decant for the winter very beastly scent and my most complimented till date.

Had to dress business casual for high school perfect with suits, very elegant fragrance."

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Orange, Sea Notes, and Aldehydes with many comparisons to Versace Pour Homme.

People Say...

I've had allure homme sport for about a year now and it is defiantly my go to bottle for any occasion. The scent has beautiful citrus top notes, and it comes off very clean and attractive. 

I receive compliments all the time, mostly from women. In addition to casual wear you can pull this off on formal occasions.

This is defiantly a summer fragrance, but it does wonders on my skin so I find myself wearing it in the winter often. It is not necessarily very unique but it is very reliable and gets the job done. If you want a sexy, citrusy, clean scent that will last long and draw some attention you should pick this up.

#12 - Armani Code by Giorgio Armani

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.991 (5416 reviews)

Armani Code sticks around as a fragrance that is still receiving compliments, especially in winter.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Armani Code was mentioned 1.337% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

Whenever my boyfriend wears this scent it makes me want to purr.

 I've worn it a few times myself I am so enamored by the scent."

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Leather, Anise, and Olive Blossom with many comparisons to Armani Code Ultimate.

People Say...

What can I say about this absolutely fantastic, classy, sophisticated scent. I just love it. The only thing I can say to describe it is powdery and sophisticated.

It makes me feel like I smell like the richest man in the world. Code has a lightly sweet, powdery sophistication but also this sharpness that makes me want to keep smelling it.

It's a lightly sweet powdery scent with hints of suede and tobacco. To me this is what a very rich young entrepreneur should smell like. Reminds me of Jared Kushner or some trust fund country club gentleman. Or maybe like Prince William or some other royal. I love to wear this with a nice black suit and tie.

#11 - Versace Pour Homme by Versace

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.049 (4719 reviews)

Versace Pour Homme is another compliment getter that has a well deserved spot on this list.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Versace Pour Homme was mentioned 1.337% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

versace pour homme popularity contest

The Compliments -

"When I first tried this cologne I actually ignored it because it didn't stand out to me, it seemed too subtle and not loud enough. But when I say that this cologne out of all 20+ colognes I own has garnered more compliments from women than any other cologne I have I'm not lying.

So that alone made me buy two bottles one for home and work. It's a great office scent and women are drawn to it... Therefore it has become my #1 signature cologne."

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Lemon, Neroli, and Bergamot with many comparisons to Allure Homme Sport. Owning both of these bottles myself, I can vouch for that.

People Say...

This is my signature frag because of the ladies. I have gotten countless compliments from girls and the funniest one came recently when I was dancing at a club with a girl.  I was all sweaty and in my mind nasty after partying hard and I was trying to keep my distance, but she kept on leaning on me.

 At the end she said, "You smell fantastic, do you know that?!" I wasn't sure whether she was kidding, but no, she was dead serious.  

Longevity is good, I get 5-6 hours, and sillage is a bith higher than medium. Some compare it to Chanel's AHS, but they are markedly different. The Versace has a bit of an edge to it.

Crispier, cooler and more masculine than Allure Sport, I'm amazed at the votes, they are not so much similar except for the first citric phase, apply 5 heavy sprays and you see the difference, VPH creates an Ice-y halo with a 2 foot radius around you, AHS is a vanillish_lemony cushion that stays close to your skin.

#10 - Milliesime Imperial by Creed

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.204 (3631 reviews)

If you're a Creed fragrance fan, this won't be the last you hear about their scents.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Creed MI was mentioned 1.397% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"The day I got my first decant I decided to wear it to go have a couple of medical tests done.

Two female nurses were doing the tests on me and one immediately asked about the cologne I was wearing. So that took all of about 2 hours to get my first compliment with this scent.

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Mixed Fruit, Melon, and Sea notes with comparisons to Love & Luck by Ed Hardy. 

People Say...

I went into Nordstrom to acquire a sample of Aventus after watching Youtube reviewers rant and rave. While I was there, in an attempt to pretend like I was actually going to buy anything, I allowed the saleswoman to tell me about the other Creed fragrances. One of them was Millesime Imperial. She sprayed it on a card and I liked it, but I was so focused on Aventus that I did not pay it much attention. To be polite, I accepted a sample of MI as well as my coveted Aventus.

I wore Aventus that night to a restaurant with my girlfriend and a few other friends. Nobody mentioned anything and my girlfriend, after being asked, said that it was nothing special. I agreed with her.

The next day I wore my sample of MI to work. At lunch, since I was trying out a weird juice cleanse thing, I went to a juice bar for a daily supply of juice (holy s*** it's expensive). I walk up wearing black pants, Hugo Boss black leather dress shoes, a bleached white button down shirt, and 2 sprays of Millesime Imperial to my chest & neck. Before I could order my $18 worth of fruit and vegetable extract (total cost probably $4), the (straight) guy behind the register said "Wow, you smell great! What cologne are you wearing?" After I told him, he wrote it down and then called the (hot) girls from the back to come smell me. One wouldn't leave me alone and kept a conversation going with me while giving me flirty eyes. I needed a full bottle of this stuff.

Fast forward to today. I received my full bottle from the post office after ordering from a reputable online retailer. This was my second bottle of Creed (GIT was my first) so I knew what to expect. White box, fancy bottle, etc, etc. I sprayed 2-3 sprays at 7:30 AM, and as I type this, I can still get whiffs of a musky, salty, aroma that can only be found with Creed. This is at 4:00 PM.

#9 - Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Armani

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.244 (1682 reviews)

 Acqua Di Gio Profumo seemed to come out of no where and show up on the best smelling cologne list.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Profumo was mentioned 1.762% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"5.5 hours into wearing this, and my teacher said "who smells nice in here!? I love it!"

She was standing like 8-10 feet away from me, and walking around the room. I didn't even think it was that much of a beast-mode fragrance, but apparently it very much is.

It has this beautiful juicy fruit note in the beginning. This is such a handsome smelling fragrance. Perfect for the high heat. Makes you feel clean and youthful."

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Sea notes, Incense, and bergamot with comparisons to Acqua Di Gio Essenza. 

People Say...

I got the original ADG before it hit the stores back in the 90's. I loved the stuff, and for a time I enjoyed wearing it. Compliment after compliment but I gave up on wearing it when it became way too popular..

I don't know what the new formulations of this stuff is like, but the original formulation was great... That being said.. This Essenza definitely reminds me of what ADG smells like.. but a little different. Its been a long time since I have tried the original, so I won't compare it with that, but I will compare it with profumo. Essenza and profumo are extremely similar to me.

They both have the DNA of the original, but the essenza is maybe a smidge more spicy/marine, where as the profumo version is a smidge blue/incense... but they are really close. I don't think its worth spending more on one or the other. Its also been awhile since I tried perry ellis red.. perhaps perry ellis red is the best option out of all of these... I need to test that one out again..

Overall i like this fragrance.. I think its masculine, spicy, yet maintains enough freshness for the warm weather.  

9/10.. Haven't tested out the proj / long, but it seems pretty good so far

#8 - 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.453 (7629 reviews)

 1 Million shows that it is still an impressive scent as men still are reporting regular compliments.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Profumo was mentioned 1.762% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"Smelled this at the shop and had to get it for my fiance. Oh my godddd it smells SO good <3 It's sort of sweet and cinnamony and yet somehow still "manly". Woah.

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Cinnamon, Leather, and Amber with comparisons to Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense. 

People Say...

The Infamous 1 Million....a wonderful scent that was ruined by its popularity. Most people overspray it, wear it all the time incl. hot summer days, office work, etc...
If people were more "fragrance-conscious", this would be "awesome" for the lovers (or it actually is), and an "ok, its not that bad" for the haters.

Longevity: 10/10 - I definitely don't get the very, very long lasting everyone talks about, but still 6-8 hours. This is what I ask for most of the time, so it gets a perfect mark here.

Projection: 10/10 - really loud, you will be noticed. This bottle should electrocute you, if you'd pull the trigger more than 2-3 times in a short time. It needs a lock. Seriously, it can easily get cloying.

Versatility: 6/10, cold, chilled weather only, clubbing, winter, autumn, outdoors. Projection is so good on this one that you can't really wear it in a small office or classroom.

Scent,Compliments, other: 8/10 - Heavily based on natural ingredients, this one pleases (nearly) every woman! Bottle design is unique, the scent itself pleases my nose. Cinnamon and blood orange is extremely heavy in this one; I don't really get the leather and mint...

Overall: 8.5/10 - can't say more, it is worth a try, most people either love or like it. It will never be my signature scent, but it will stay in my rotation for a long time.

Be gentle with the sprayer, please.

#7 - Green Irish Tweed by Creed

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.296 (5318 reviews)

Creed shows off it's guns with another showing on the most complimented fragrance list.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Green Irish Tweed was mentioned 2.187% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"I have always been told "Mmmm - you smell nice!" Even by NON-Dates!"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Lemon Verbena, Violet Leaf, and Iris with strong comparisons to Cool Water by Davidoff. 

People Say...

"After all this time this scent still remains my favorite scent of all time and is very close to being my most complimented scent but Aventus does edge this out slightly. Also, another thing that makes me love this scent is that it's my own personal favorite scent but also my girlfriends favorite scent on me as well. ( That says a lot since she's smelled 200+ scents on me over the years)

Green Irish tweed opens up with a bright,dewy green scent that's very nice but there's also a slight harshness to it as well. However once this dries down it smoothes out to a very pleasant fresh,green,aromatic scent that's very rich and has a lot of depth to it making it a very sexy and attractive scent once it's marinaded on the skin. The drydown to GIT is by far my favorite drydown of all time !!! It truly is heavenly ...

Performance on this on my skin isn't quite beast mode but it's definitely above average ! Projection is moderate throughout the life of the fragrance and it lasts on my skin 12-24 hours ... That is no exaggeration at all as I've been complimented by my girlfriend a day after applying this fragrance.

Overall rating --- 9.5 out of 10 ! This is a timeless classic that has gotten me many compliments from many types and ages of people and this lasts all day and has great projection without being overbearing. Great for all seasons and formal occasion !"

#6 - The One by Dolce & Gabbana EDT

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.191 (5318 reviews)

The One has a special place in my heart since it's one of my favorites. Glad to see others having as much success as I have.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Green Irish Tweed was mentioned 2.187% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"A cop just walked in my moms apt building talking on his walkie talkie and under his breath he said man that smells good lmao then walked into a room"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Amber, Tobacco, and Ginger with strong comparisons to The One EDP.

People Say...


When looking to purchase my first bottle of "Good" cologne, I was directed to The One by many online sources that praised this fragrance as being the perfect combination of sophistication, sexiness, and overall pleasantness. After using it for nearly 6 months now, I couldn't agree more.

The projection of this fragrance isn't exceptionally strong and the longevity leaves a bit to be desired, but it still garners its fair share of compliments. 

I'd give this fragrance a solid 9/10 rating and suggest it to anybody who is looking to improve their collection!

#5 - Bleu De Chanel by Chanel

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.028 (7508 reviews)

The top 5 best smelling colognes for men to receive compliments is where boys become men. Bleu De Chanel comes in hot with 47 recorded compliments.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Green Irish Tweed was mentioned 2.855% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

I want a man to smell like this when he kisses me, when he marries me, when he comes home, when he breathes loool
It's freaking amazing, I always was intrigue about it even on my early teens when I was not interest at all on men's perfume, but everytime I passed by it I had to smell it. It just smelled like the perfect man to me, and as I grow older I love it everyday even more."

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Amber, Tobacco, and Ginger with strong comparisons to The One EDP.

People Say...

"Was at the mall and decided to stop in Macy's to get a whiff of this a month or so ago. tried the EDT and the EDP. Preferred the EDT and was able to get my hands on a new bottle through a contact for a good price. I've worn it 4 times since, including a date last friday to the movies.

-I smelled it on my seatbelt for days after. On my shirt from the night before. so the longevity is beast. both skin and clothing.

-I know for a fact it has a 4ft. projection at the very least, as someone from work noticed it. sillage seems perfect off of 4 sprays on me. 

-The Scent is incredible. To me, this is a masculine evening/night fragrance for men in their 20's and 30's. Despite what others say here, it does stand on its own two feet in personality. the blend of notes gives this a great warm, spicy scent that borderlines what Cool water was 20 years ago. Except Cool Water was an aromatic aquatic scent, Bleu de Chanel has a personality replicating it by being a warm spicy masculine scent. I think it's pretty damn clever. A cleverly masculine scent. I really like this and im going to wear the ever loving you know what out of it once the real spring/summer months come.

#4 - Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.871 (7668 reviews)

It was just a matter of time before Acqua Di Gio made the list. Quite possibly the most popular fragrance ever earned a spot on the board.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Acqua Di Gio was mentioned 2.977% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"after trying different kinds fragrances, and began to understand more and more about them, i went back to "Acqua Di Gio" and gave it a second chance. and then i realise how little i knew about fragrance back then......... i was blown away of how this thing actualy smelled. is a very uplifting, freshy, and masculine citrus/acquatic fragrance, and not to mention it smelled fantastic and my female friends loved it!"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Sea notes, Lime, and Lemon with strong comparisons to 360 Red by Perry Ellis.

People Say...

"Acqua di Gio I hate to say it, but it is the best fragrance ever made. I have owned Creeds, Chanels, all of the best designer fragrances and all of the best niche fragrances. This is always going to come out on top. This mixture of woods, spices, and citruses is a masterpiece that will ever be touched in terms of scent.

Grandfathers wear it, teenagers wear it, dads wear it and you used to wear it. You could wear this clubbing, to a job interview, to meet your girlfriends dad, to anything. The versatility of this fragrance is another thing that will never be touched. The Acqua di Gio DNA is something sent straight from Jesus himself and he said, "I want the human race to smell like this." And Acqua di Gio was born. Nothing will stop a girl in her tracks like this does. 10/10 all around."

#3 - La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.386 (8081 reviews)

YouTube sensation Jeremy Fragrance would never shut up about how great La Nuit smells and now its popular enough to be one of the most complimented fragrances around.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, La Nuit was mentioned 3.038% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"This is my husband's newest addition and he likes it very much. I wasn't too thrilled when we tested it in the store, I considered it just an okay scent. But something about his chemistry changes it into a magical love potion that makes me want to snuggle up to him all the time.

Rounded and sweet, but not too much, sexy but not in your face or vulgar, classy and elegant with the right amount of spiciness to keep it interesting. It has an amazing longevity too even though I must admit my husband is one heavy sprayer 🙂

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Cardamom, Lavender, and Bergamot with strong comparisons to La Nuit Frozen.

People Say...

"An extremely safe, dark and sexy fragrance suitable for night time but versatile enough for the day. La Nuit de l'Homme just has a very smooth, polished quality and has remained a big seller in the YSL lineup for some time now. Cardamom and cumin give this a slight gourmand edge but it never becomes overly sweet.

La Nuit brings to mind a dim penthouse lounge with tinted glass and glossy, dark, wooden tables. Perhaps some lazy jazz provides the soundtrack and lights from the cityscape gently illuminate the background. It's been said again and again that this is a great date scent and I couldn't agree more. 


#2 - Sauvage by Christian Dior

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

3.861 (4045 reviews)

Sauvage over the last year has made incredible strides on the number of compliments it's received. I wouldn't be surprised if it took the number one spot in the near future.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Sauvage was mentioned 4.982% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"You smell too damn good to be at work!"

"Went on a date last night with a 25 year old woman.  One of the first things she complimented me on was my cologne and how good it smelled. As the night went on, she kept going on and on about how good I smelled. It was one of the best reactions I've ever had"

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Ambroxan, Bergamot, and Sichuan Pepper with comparisons to Luna Rossa Prada.

People Say...

"Seriously this fragrance gets you compliments, both the longevity sand sillage are excellent. 

The thing is i actually managed to get lots of compliments and one of The led someware... 

This actually happend tonight and I am writing this because i cant sleep.

If People want a panty dropper or a conversation starting fragrance this is it, believe me. 

I just got into fragrances but i dont think we will have a panty dropper like this in a while. Please prove me wrong.

#1 - Aventus by Creed

Compliments Received


Overall Rating

4.431 (6744 reviews)

Aventus continues to dominate the world of fragrance when it comes to compliments. With 141 recorded compliments, it has more than #2 and #3 combined.

Out of 1,646 compliments recorded, Aventus was mentioned 8.566% of the time as the fragrance they were wearing.

The Compliments -

"Greatest cologne of all time...

-Most compliments by far
-Most stories by far
-Most asked cologne by far
-Most unexpected reactions by far
-Only cologne that made random people approach me
-The only cologne I can wear anywhere and be the best smelling
-The only cologne that stands out in any crowd
-The only cologne that surpasses what a perfume can and should do

Aventus will always be a part of me

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Pineapple, Birch, and Musk with comparisons to Club de Nuit Intense by Armaf.

People Say...

"Aventus- how I wanted to hate you.  

Let me preface by saying that yesterday was my last day trying out the "favorites sampler" at Sephora, mixing that in with some decanted samples. Since I started this journey for a new fragrance, I have received ZERO compliments or comments during my usual routine.  

Today was different. Applied only once at 6am, complimented by the babysitter (my mom). 9am someone complimented that I went too heavy on cologne, but it was a "good thing." 3pm complimented by attractive 21 year old that I speak to every day. "You smell really really good. Who are you trying to impress." Minutes later, her attractive friend enters and says, "I don't know why, but I really want to rub your shaved head today." Fast forward to 6pm. Watched a female athletic event. Three of the athletes came over to greet me after the game, they smelled me through each others' sweat and complimented. Arrived home at 7pm, wife said "I like that one, is that from the sampler?" Dipped arm in pool to test it. I complimented myself as a new scent surfaced. Showered.......

Why can't you be $50?

I have a really hard time distinguishing the notes on this one. I don't smell pineapple. I smell maybe apple and/or melon. It's just very unique to me. Love it."

How did we make our list?

You see we looked at some of the greatest sites on fragrance like,,,, and other miscellaneous sites that have REAL guys talking about REAL compliments they receive from ladies.

We put all the answers into a list and came up with 441 fragrances men have received compliments by wearing.

We only used compliments received for roughly the past 2-3 years.

We tallied up the responses and created a list of winning fragrances that receive WAY MORE compliments than others.

To create this list, it took us WEEKS to compile all the information so we hope you enjoy it and can find a fragrance that will work for you.

Lastly, we are now conducting our own poll to add to our results. So if you've worn a fragrance and received a compliment, WE WANT TO KNOW. Take our poll at the bottom of the page so we can get our list continuously updated.

The Complete List

(Left out the fragrances with only 1 compliment since there were over 300 of them.)

Fragrance Compliments
Aventus by Creed 141
Sauvage by Christian Dior 82
La Nuit by YSL 50
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani 49
Bleu De Chanel by Chanel 47
The One by Dolce 36
Green Irish Tweed by Creed 32
1 million by Paco Rabanne 31
Acqua Di Gio Profumo 29
Millesime Imperial by Creed 23
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani 22
Versace Pour Homme by Versace 22
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel 21
Cool Water by Davidoff 20
Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior 20
Fahrenheit by Dior 19
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch 18
Reflection Man by Amouage 18
L’Homme by YSL 18
Legend by Montblanc 18
L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake 16
HM by Hanae Mori 16
Silver Mountain Water by Creed 16
Versace Man Eau Fraiche 16
Cedrat Boise by Mancera 15
Dior Homme by Christian Dior 15
Terre D’Hermes by Hermes 15
Armaf Club Nuit Intense Man 14
Rive Gauche by YSL 13
Le Male b y Jean Paul Gaultier 13
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren 12
212 by Carolina Herrera 12
Curve by Liz Claiborne 12
Royal Oud by Creed 11
Baccarat Rouge 540 by MFK 11
Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford 10
A*Men by Thierry Mugler 9
CH Men by Carolina Herrera 9
Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford 9
Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons 9
Voyage by Nautica 9
Chrome by Azzaro 8
Spicebomb by Ricktor & Wolf 8
CH Men Prive by Carolina Herrera 8
Egoiste Platinum by Chanel 8
Ultra Zest by Mugler 7
Scent of Peace For Him by Bond No 9 7
A* Men Pure Malt 7
Leather Oud by Christian Dior 6
Eros by Versace 6
Invictus by Paco Rabanne 5
A*Men Pure Havane 5
Noir de Noir by Tom Ford 5
Light Blue by Dolce 5
Armani Code Profumo 5
Encre Noire by Lalique 5
Original Vetiver by Creed 5
Prada L’homme 5
Viking by Creed 5
Aqua Amara by Bvlgari 4
Beloved Man by Amouage 4
Comme des Garcons 2 Man by Comme des Garcons 4
Luna Rossa by Prada 4
Rochas Man 4
Boss Bottled by Hugo 4
L’Air du Desert Marocain 4
Straight to Heaven by Killian 4
Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel 4
Noir Extreme by Tom Ford 4
Bleecker Street 4
Habit Rouge Dress Code 4
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren 4
Dior Homme Sport 4
New Haarlem 4
Kouros by YSL 4
Prada Amber Pour Homme 4
Emporio Armani Diamonds 3
Guilty by Gucci 3
L’Instand de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme by Gurlain 3
Memoir Man by Amouage 3
Musc Ravageur 3
Obsession by Calvin Klein 3
Pour Homme Dolce & Gabbana 3
Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger 3
Vetiver by Guerlain 3
Acqua Di GIo Essenza 3
Antaeus by Chanel 3
Bois du Portugal by Creed 3
Bvlgari Extreme 3
360 Red by Perry Ellis 3
Journey Man by Amouage 3
Armani Code Sport Athlete 3
Burberry London Pour Homme 3
Gucci Envy 3
Spice & Wood by Creed 3
Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford 3
Armani Code Ultimate 3
Oud Wood by Tom Ford 3
Aramis Havana 3
Armaf Tres Nuit 3
Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne 3
Le Labo Santal 33 3
Herod by Parfums de Marly 3
24 Gold by ScentStory 2
Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel 2
Bergamote 22 by Le Labo 2
Black Tea by Murdock London 2
Choco Musk by Al Rehab 2
Clubman by Pinaud Clubman 2
Drakkar Noir 2
Dries Van Noten 2
Euphoria by Calvin Klein 2
Geranium Pour Monsier by Frederic Malle 2
Gucci Pour Homme 2
Jaipur Homme by Boucheron 2
Lanvlin L’Homme 2
M7 by YSL 2
Michael by Michael Kors 2
Minotaure by Paloma Picasso 2
Montale Aoud Lime 2
Raghba Wood Intense by Lattafa Perfumes 2
Reaction by Kenneth Cole 2
Riverside Drive by Bond No 9 2
Signature by Bond #9 2
Sycomore by Chanel 2
Unforgivable Sean Jean 2
Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy 2
Black XS by Paco Rabanne 2
Burberry Touch 2
Joop! 2
Le Male Popeye by Jean Paul Gaultier 2
Back to Black by Killian 2
Body Kouros by YSL 2
Guerlain L’Homme L’Eau Boisee 2
Guess Seductive 2
Knize Ten 2
Lanvin Avant Garde 2
Luna Rossa Eau Sport by Prada 2
Reveal by Calvin Klein 2
Rasasi Hawas for Him 2
Lidge 2
Spicebomb Extreme 2
Guerlain L’homme Ideal EDP 2
MFK Pluriel 2
The One Sport by Dolce 2
Armani Code Ice 2
Man in Black by Bvlgari 2
Hamptons by Bond No 9 2
Heritage by Guerlain 2
Himalaya 2
Parfums de Marley Galloway 2
Play Intense by Givenchy 2
Pure White Cologne by Creed 2
Rose 31 2
The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9 2
Masculin Pluriel by Maison 2
Aramis by Aramis 2
Original Santal 2
Drifter by True Religion 2
Boss Bottled Intense 2
Pure Tonka 2
Virgin Island Water by Creed 2
More Than Words by Xerjoff’s 2
1725 Casanova Hisoires de Parfums 2
Kiton Men 2
LM Perfums Black Oud 2
Grand Soir MFK 2
Pineapple Vintage 2
Lumiere Noire by MFK 2
L’humaniste by Frapin 2
Van Cleef 2
Midnight in Paris 2
Ambre Russe by Parfum D”empire 2
Stronger With You by Armani 2
Vetiver Geranium by Creed 2

Nautica Voyage Review by Over 2,500 People That Wear It!

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Introducing, Nautica Voyage!

Are you wondering if Nautica Voyage is the fragrance for you? Well, we have your answers right here with another review brought to you by


After ratings of over 2,500 people, Nautica Voyage comes in with a 3.91 rating from people that have tried it.


After 800 people reported how long it Nautica Voyage lasts, it receives a rating of 3.43.


When it comes to leaving a trail or having a cloud of fragrance around you, Nautica Voyage is pretty average.


When it comes to finding a fragrance that emits sexiness, Nautica Voyage is not it. It's too clean to be known as a sex machine.

Quick Summary: Nautica Voyage is one of the highest rated fragrances for the price of admission which is why it is so gosh dang popular.

Seriously, very few fragrances have as many reviews as Nautica Voyage does and it was made in 2006.

People that wear it talk about how perfect it is for the gym, office, school, or just anything laid-back.

If light, clean, cheap is your game, you just found the fragrance you've been looking for.

Welcome back to another fragrance review done by your favorite self-proclaimed cologne master. 

Today we are taking a closer look at Nautica Voyage. This fragrance has people jacked out of their minds because you can find it at prices that are some of the cheapest online.

Because of this, Nautica Voyage is one of the top selling fragrances on Amazon. People seem to flock to fragrances that are less expensive and you'll see that in our cheap fragrances guide.

Not only is it a top seller, but it's also one of the most popular! Currently around 9,400 people head to Google each month just to search for this fragrance to find reviews or purchase it.

So with over 282,000 people world wide looking for it each month and over 2,500 reviews, there's something special about Nautica Voyage and our review is going to tell you...

Lets Start With Awards...

As a fragrance that is inexpensive and great for wearing to class, Nautica Voyage works great for young men.

People are looking for Nautica Voyage all over the internet in rapid numbers. There are 9,400 searches on Google each month for this fragrance.

As of right now, Nautica Voyage is one of the top selling fragrances in the United States. A mix between a neutral smell and inexpensive price makes it popular.

***Spoiler Alert***

Nautica Voyage also is on the list for cheap fragrances that smell amazing. 

There are many fragrances around that are more prestigious than Nautica Voyage with ZERO trophies in their cabinet. So the simple fact you see of these bad boys is insane!

Hopefully this prepares you a little more for what is to come when we start talking about the reviews it receives.

Nautica Voyage Notes

Top Notes

  • Green leaves
  • Apple

Heart Notes

  • Mimosa
  • Lotus
  • Marine


  • Cedarwood
  • Oakmoss
  • Musk
  • download

Apple, green leaves, and lotus (a flower) are the dominant notes you'll be able to distinguish when you take a whiff of the Nautica Voyage notes.

Celebrities That Wear It


Not really a surprise here. I can't imagine too many celebs rolling into Wal-Mart or Target and looking for the cheapest smelling fragrance that smells halfway decent.

If you're looking for a great site to see what celebrities wear, don't be afraid to check out The Celebrity Fragrance Guide

Cologne Masters Thoughts

Of all the Nautica fragrances, this is by far my favorite. If you've read any of my other Nautica reviews for fragrances such as Nautica Classic and Nautica Blue, you know that I don't particularly like them. In a matter of fact, one of them I absolutely can't stand and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the bottle.

Nautica Classic is currently the lowest overall rating I have ever given a fragrance and Nautica Blue isn't too far behind. This Nautica Voyage cologne review is the only one worth reading if you're looking for something halfway decent.

Enough about the other Nautica fragrances and on to Voyage.

To me, when you first spray this fragrance, you notice a sea breeze slapping you in the face along with the unmistakable notes of apple, and green leaves.

Nautica Voyage is light enough to wear to the gym, but has enough of a flavor where it stands out enough from a criminal lineup so you could differentiate it from a crowd. All in all, you can't beat the price for this fragrance.

My Experience Wearing It

I've mentioned before in some of my other reviews that I take every fragrance out for a test drive for a period of 1-2 weeks and for my Nautica Voyage review, I did the same thing.

I started off by making my purchase on Amazon where I buy all my fragrances. If you're wondering exactly which one I purchased... 

I then continued my journey to the world to test. For the first week or so of wearing it, I don't say ANYTHING!

I always look to see if people notice it on their own and if they do I'm always curious of what they say. 

Surprisingly, people did notice me wearing this fragrance! 

I would get comments like, "You smell nice" or "What's that you're wearing today?".

The reactions weren't large in number, but it was enough to know that people could smell it when they were in close proximity. This means it had average sillage.

Also, when I get home from work, I secretly test my girlfriend to see if she notices me wearing it after a full day of work.

She did notice it!

So I knew the longevity was good, however she said it was faint, but you could still notice it if you were to get in close.

Not only do I find this fragrance good for a cheapie, but so do other big name reviewers!

After going for unsolicited comments and compliments, I actually seek out the opinionated dudes and gals from work to see what they think.

One of my co-workers who never wears cologne straight up bought it. The situation was that he wanted to start wearing a fragrance but didn't want to spend too much. Turned out he liked it along with his fiancé.

The general consensus for all parties was that they found the scent pleasant. They didn't say it was the greatest thing they ever smelled, but they did find it appealing to wear.

What do the Critics Say?

Fragrance Bros -  "High Quality Cheapie!"

Fragrantica - 4.07/5 stars

dracdoc - "A perfect 10"

These are some of the most liked and appreciated websites regarding fragrance reviews. 

Fragrance Bros Video Review

Ok so this review is not CologneMaster's video at all. When I started looking at reviews around the YouTube world, this is one that I came across that I felt nailed what I was thinking.

These guys do a great job and I reference their opinions and thoughts often. Make sure you give them a subscribe if you like watching videos instead.

Reviews From Cologne Master Fans

Here is a guy that should be writing fragrance reviews full-time. In a matter of face, I asked him he wanted to. He knocks this out of the park.

"Green and aquatic notes when blended can be so light, cool, and refreshing.

That's what Nautica achieves with this blend.

Nautica Voyage transports you to an open nature shower of greens, and breeze.

The rumors are true. Nautica Voyage is a scent for the gym. It's inoffensive. It's like sipping an ice-cold cucumber juice after a strenuous back or chest day.

It stays with you while working out for an hour until you shower. If my workout routines were longer, Nautica Voyage would have still prevailed.

On non-gym days, longevity is around seven hours on clothes before it becomes too close to the fabric to notice.

Five hours on the skin and you can kiss it goodbye.

The person who wears this ideally doesn't care about fashion. He wears what he likes and is comfortable in his own skin. You would find the person wearing this fragrance in an Aeropostale shirt or do we dare say... Nautica.

The wearer of this fragrance never compromises comfort for style. Probably for a guy that preferences girls."  ___mata

This guy sums up everything I've been trying to say...

"Nautica Voyage truly provokes a smell of fresh green leaves and apple which makes it a perfect scent for the summer. It will work well with clothes that are light colored and can be worn either casually or formally. It's a rather simple fragrance but tends to get the job done."

For the price of this fragrance, it is one of the best fragrances on the market...

"Smelling this and looking at the price tag.. just unbelievable.
really amazing quality and longevity very simple and I would buy it for 3x the price
I have the one with plastic cap "newer version" and I'm seriously amazed.

if you LIKE all or at least 3 of
Versace Pour Homme for men
Versace Man Eau Fraiche for men
Blue Seduction Antonio Banderas for men
Allure Homme Sport Chanel for men
Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua for men
trust me buy Nautica Voyage"

And lastly, this guys does a great job at making a point...

"I live near the beach.. It's summer.. I enjoy drinking around the bars in various colour Ralph Lauren polo shirts.. I'm a very clean and groomed person.. I'm wearing nautica that compliments everything I'm doing in life.. I get compliments for my scent and best of all I've only paid 12 pound.. Who cares if it's synthetic.. It just seems to fit my current 3 months I'll ditch it and start wearing autumn fragrances with more balls.. This is just laid back heaven .. I feel the same about lacoste white and aqua Di gio but I'm giving nautica a go at a fraction of the price."

Who Should Buy Nautica Voyage?

Young Men

For Summer Time!

Need something for work

Age Group: 25 and younger

It's safe to say that Nautica Voyage can be worn by anyone and of any age. However, I would expect the best results would come from the younger crowd which is why I say under 25.

Season: Summer

This is a strong sell for the summer time. It makes you feel like you're at the beach and it has the longevity that most aquatic scents fail to have.

Time of Day: Day

Without a doubt, this is a daytime scent. It's light, fresh and clean. Everything you should be wearing during the day.

Occasion: Smelling clean

If you're headed outside to the beach, Nautica Voyage should be your ticket. Also, feel free to wear it to the gym, work, school, or anything during the day.

Gift?: Perhaps

If you're trying to buy a good fragrance and you're on a budget, Nautica Voyage will work. It's not a good typical purchase for a gift because people associate Nautica with being cheap.

Longevity: Average

For a cheap woody aquatic, this fragrance does pretty well for how long it lasts.

Harmless?: Yes

Nautica Voyage is safe to wear around anyone. It doesn't have the ingredients to make people feel uncomfortable to be around you.

Popularity: Popular

Surprisingly, Nautica Voyage is pretty popular. Over 8,00o people search for it every month on Google which is in the top 10 of popular fragrances.

Price: Amazing

If you can get a bottle of fragrance for under $15 a bottle, that’s a pretty incredible deal.

Awards: 4

Nautica Voyage is one of the best colognes for young men, best selling, best cheap fragrances, and most popular.

Sexy: Not

When hearing people describe this scent, the word sexy doesn't come up. It's not a bad thing, but it is something worth noting.

Signature Cologne: No

Not a good signature fragrance only because it should be worn primarily during the warmer months.

I've heard people say that if you wear it during the colder seasons, the scent does not "warm up" so it smells more like a cucumber.

Where to buy?

CologneMasters purchase most of their stuff straight from Amazon. 

I recommend getting it from the same seller I got it from and you can do so by clicking on this picture.

most popular nautica voyage

Who Should Buy Nautica Voyage?

Age Group: 25 and younger

It's safe to say that Nautica Voyage can be worn by anyone and of any age. However, I would expect the best results would come from the younger crowd which is why I say under 25.

Season: Summer

This is a strong sell for the summer time. It makes you feel like you're at the beach and it has the longevity that most aquatic scents fail to have.

Time of Day: Day

Without a doubt, this is a daytime scent. It's light, fresh and clean. Everything you should be wearing during the day.

Occasion: Smelling clean

If you're headed outside to the beach, Nautica Voyage should be your ticket. Also, feel free to wear it to the gym, work, school, or anything during the day.

Gift?: Perhaps

If you're trying to buy a good fragrance and you're on a budget, Nautica Voyage will work. It's not a good typical purchase for a gift because people associate Nautica with being cheap.

Longevity: Average

For a cheap woody aquatic, this fragrance does pretty well for how long it lasts.

Harmless? – Yes

Nautica Voyage is safe to wear around anyone. It doesn't have the ingredients to make people feel uncomfortable to be around you.

Popularity – Popular

Surprisingly, Nautica Voyage is pretty popular. Over 8,00o people search for it every month on Google which is in the top 10 of popular fragrances.

Price – Amazing

If you can get a bottle of fragrance for under $15 a bottle, that’s a pretty incredible deal.

Awards – 0

None Yet… Can guarantee it will soon

Sexy – Not

When hearing people describe this scent, the word sexy doesn't come up. It's not a bad thing, but it is something worth noting.

Signature Cologne – No

Not a good signature fragrance only because it should be worn primarily during the warmer months. I've heard people say that if you wear it during the colder seasons, the scent does not "warm up" so it smells more like a cucumber.

Of all the Nautica fragrances, this is by far my favorite. If you've read any of my other Nautica reviews for fragrances such as Nautica Classic and Nautica Blue, you know that I don't particularly like them. In a matter of fact, one of them I absolutely can't stand and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the bottle.

Nautica Classic is currently the lowest overall rating I have ever given a fragrance at 2.1 and Nautica Blue is not too far behind at approximately 5.3.

Nautica Voyage is the exception to the rule when it comes to the other Nautica scents. Voyage as a starting point, has a much better longevity. This alone takes it from a below average cheap scent, to an above average fragrance that is respectable.

To me, when you first spray this fragrance, you notice a sea breeze slapping you in the face along with the notes apple, and green leaves.

Not only do I find this fragrance good for a cheapie, but so do other big name reviewers!

Fragrance Bros -  "High Quality Cheapie!"

Fragrantica - 4.07/5 stars

dracdoc - "A perfect 10"

In summation, this fragrance is an excellent purchase for anyone on a budget and looking for a summer fragrance.

Welcome back to another fragrance review done by your favorite self-proclaimed cologne master Jason that will blow your mind. Today we are conducting a Nautica Voyage Review and we are trying to investigate, why this fragrance continues to be one of the top selling fragrances on the market today.

Not only is it one of the top selling fragrances to date, but it's also one of the most popular! Currently around 9,400 people head to Google each month just to search for this fragrance which is a crazy high number for such an inexpensive fragrance!

Is your mind starting to blow yet? I know mine was when I started doing some research. Lets continue...

If you're at all curious about the nose behind this scent, check out what NST says about Maurice Roucel.

11 Best Cheap Cologne For Men That Won’t Make You STINK!

"Hey Cologne Masters!!!" "Can you hook me up with some cheap cologne that doesn't stink?"

Man if I had a nickel for every time someone sent us this question in our inbox. Cheap and cologne don't typically go hand in hand so when one hits the market, people's minds are blown.

The criteria we used to create this inexpensive fragrance list is pretty simple.

  1. The fragrance must sell for under $25
  2. The cologne must actually smell good
  3. The cologne must be something real (not a fake of a high-end fragrance)

Here at Cologne Masters love cheap fragrances. When we find one that actually smells decent, a happy dance emerges and usually it's followed by sending e-mails to our biggest fans and Twitter followers. 

Getting back on track, thankfully cheap cologne for men does exist and we found several of them that we CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE WITH YOU! (Sorry for caps)

We've done the research on all of these fragrances, and YES WE ACTUALLY HAVE TRIED THEM!

We HATE fake news and reviews so we actually went out and purchased all of these bad boys in an effort to see if they were really worth it. Keep reading to find out which fragrances actually made our list!

Fragrance Rating Price Buy Here
Halston 1-12
Beckham Signature
Grey Flannel
Cool Water
Halston Z-14
Nautica Voyage
Seduction in Black
Guess Seductive
Deep Energy Adidas
360 Red Perry Ellis

Some honorable mentions are Curve by Liz Claiborne and H.M. by Hanae Mori.

How To Read the Table

Fragrance - This is the name of the fragrance along with a picture so you know what the heck it is.

Rating - This is the rating out of 5 of which people that have tried it rank it. This number is based on over 500+ reviews on each fragrance so you know it's legit!

Price - 3 hearts = Less than $10, 2 hearts = less than $15, 3 hearts = less than $25

Buy Here - This will take you straight to Amazon where you can find it at a discounted rate.

Halston 1-12

Halston 1-12 has been around since 1976 and people are still wearing this cost effective fragrance.

The notes you'll unmistakable notice are pine needles and oak moss which give Halston a good earthy smell to it.

Since the smell has been around for some time, usually Halston is reserved for mature men that aren't afraid to show their age. The younger crowd might get told they smell like somebody's parents which may not be what you're looking for.

If you're looking for an inexpensive fragrance that will satisfy your need to smell like the 70s or 80s, Halston 1-12 might be the one for you.


  • It's under $10
  • Works well in any situation
  • It's a classic
  • check-square-o
    Smells natural


  • Mostly for mature men
  • Changed since first release
  • Chemical smell to it
best cheap cologne halston




Grey Flannel 

Grey Flannel has a reputation of people loving it, or lighting it on fire. Not many fragrances have a true love/hate relationship like Grey Flannel does.

Flannel does have a nice shot gun shot smell to it. The initial blast can be powerful and overwhelming.

A tip from fellow Cologne Masters say to wait 30 minutes before heading out of the house after spraying this. The Violet top notes take a bit to dry down so if you want to avoid a confusing initial smell, that might be a good idea.

Lastly, this fragrance has it's roots back in 1975. This means, if you're looking to impress the opposite gender with how you smell, you're going to be competing with 40-70 year olds so make sure you're bringing your A-game.


  • It's under $15
  • Works well in any situation
  • David Beckham is awesome
  • check-square-o
    It's refreshing


  • Doesn't last very long
  • Smells familiar
  • Dries down to something unpleasant
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Beckham Signature

Of all the David Beckham fragrances, Beckham Signature arguably is the best.

Beckham has several colognes that are spoken highly about and could easily be featured on this list because they are also inexpensive. These fragrances include Davide Beckham homme, Instinct, Intimately Beckham, and The Essence.

All of these fragrances can be found under $20, but Beckham signature shines above them in both rating and popularity.

Beckham signature is a refreshing, invigorating scent with dominant notes of the sea, watermelon, and orange. It works wonders as a summer scent and for a price tag of under $15, you can't go wrong.


  • It's under $15
  • Works well in any situation
  • David Beckham is awesome
  • check-square-o
    It's refreshing


  • Doesn't last very long
  • Smells familiar
  • Dries down to something unpleasant
beckham inexpensive fragrance




Cool Water by Davidoff

In 1988, Cool Water was born. This fragrance would be the go to fragrance for the rest of the 80s and early 90s.

Cool Water smells a lot like how it sounds. It is light, versatile, and appropriate for almost any situation that arises. 

The main note people notice when taking a whiff of this scent are the sea notes. If you can imagine heading out to the ocean to take in the sounds and smells, Cool Water gets you there.

Women still compliment it and men still wear it a lot. Now because it is starting to get older, you'll see mostly older guys wear this one.


  • It's under $15
  • Works well in any situation
  • Been around for a long time
  • check-square-o
    It's a top seller


  • It's old meaning the formula has changed
  • Smells familiar
  • For mature men
cool water





Stetson was launched in 1981 and is a fragrance designed for men.

If you find yourself looking for a fragrance with a backstory, the Stetson website tells a tale of John B. Stetson looking to make his fortune in the American West.

Ironically his success came in the form of a hat, instead of a fragrance.

Now the name Stetson "embodies the authentic heritage and spirit of the American West."

You don't see too many fragrances with a story like that.

Stetson's most prominent notes are honey, musk, and lavender.

Women will claim this fragrance is a women's scent disguised in a men's bottle. Men rebuttal this claim by talking about all the current men you already know that wear it.

It's difficult to smell this one and not think of a man mostly because of how we are conditioned to thinking a man smells.


  • It's under $15
  • Smells manly
  • Been around for a long time


  • Tough for younger men to pull off
  • Smells familiar
  • For mature men




Halston Z -14

Halston Z-14 is another cheap fragrance for men that you can find at almost any department store, pharmacy, or gas station in the cheap stuff isle.

Halston is another fragrance that was created back in the day in 1974.

Your dad, grandpa, uncle, professor, teacher, boss, or whoever might be wearing this already. Appealing to the youth crowd is not something Halston Z-14 does.

People have actually claimed it smells like a Tom Ford fragrance. If you can smell like a Tom Ford fragrance for less than $15 a bottle, you might be on to something.

Although it's an older scent, people do say that it is not dated. 

If you're painting a picture of what Halston Z-14 smells like, imagine stepping into a fabric store like JoAnn's fabric during the holiday season. 

The smell of pine cones, fabric, leather is similar to what you get with this one.

The most noticeable notes are cypress, cinnamon, oak moss, leather, and lemon.


  • It's around​​​​ $15
  • Doesn't smell dated​​​​
  • Comparable to Tom Ford


  • It's an older fragrance
  • Smells familiar
  • For mature men




Nautica Voyage (Our Pick)

Of all the cheap fragrances on our list, Nautica Voyage is the one we recommend to give a shot to first.

This fragrance lasts a considerable amount of time despite how inexpensive it is. 

Nautica has a few top selling fragrances such as Nautica Blue and Nautica Classic as well.

Because we enjoyed this fragrance so much, here at CologneMasters we wrote an entire Nautica Voyage Review so you can learn all you need about it.

The most noticeable smell is apple, green leaves, and lotus.

The common man will smell a light and clean scent that is acceptable to wear any time of day. People will enjoy your company if you're wearing this one.


  • It's a top seller
  • ​We picked it!​​​​
  • Wearable any time or any place


  • It doesn't stand out
  • Its around $20
  • Peoples wives and girlfriends steal it for themselves
nautical voyage most popular




Seduction in Black

Who doesn't love a little Antonio Banderas? Well at least when it comes to cheap fragrances, everyone should.

Seduction in Black is one of the highest rated cheap fragrances which is interesting because most people that have reviewed it say that it's jus another average fragrance.

Black currant, tonka bean, and nutmeg are the defining notes of this one.

Women have said they can't take their hands off their man when they wear this but some women will also say the opposite. 

Some people say it smells similar to Armani Code with a little more fruity smell to it.

Although a bottle is slightly over $20 a bottle, people still seem to enjoy and say it's a bargain for the price.


  • It's a poor man's Armani Code
  • ​The Mask of Zorro!​​​​
  • Highly rated


  • Smells cheap
  • It's over $20
  • It's nothing special




Guess Seductive

Guess seductive is another fragrance that is frequently found on the top seller list.

Because it has a sweet and light scent to it, you'll find it in the same class of fragrances with David Beckham signature and is great for young men.

One man explained this scent the best when he described it as Skittles. I can't agree more. If you like the smell of candy or a bag of Skittles, you may have just found the perfect scent.

The younger crowd tends to like scents like this because Guess Seductive rests close to the skin so you'll need to get in close to notice it. Once you do, that sugar candy smell will draw the younger crowd even closer.

Lastly, we've written a whole review on Guess Seductive that if you're interested, you'll need to check out.


  • It smells like Skittles
  • ​It's cheap​​​​
  • Great for young people


  • Doesn't last long
  • Not for the older crowd
  • Sits close to the skin




Adidas Deep Energy

Adidas pops up on forums, ask an expert sites, and review sites as always one of the top fragrances that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Currently CologneMasters does not have a review set up for it, but we were intrigued enough to buy a bottle ourselves. 

If the smell of mandarin orange, musk, and Texas cedar gets your blood pumping, this might be the one for you. 

For me the orange smell is what I noticed the most. It was pleasant, light, but nothing mind blowing like many reviewers have said.

If you're trying to stay around $10 for a fragrance, this might be a good one to try.

However, if you're willing to spend around $20, I would look to one of the higher rated fragrances like Nautica Voyage.


  • It smells like Oranges
  • ​It's cheap​​​​
  • Great for young people


  • Too citrusy
  • Smells cheap
  • Mostly for teenagers




Perry Ellis 360 Red

Perry Ellis 360 Red is extremely popular and well-liked because it smells almost exactly like Acqua Di Gio.

If you've never heard of Acqua Di Gio before, you need to get yourself a bottle immediately because it's probably one of the most popular and well-liked fragrance of all-time.

Lime, cinnamon, and bergamot are the main notes when it comes to 360 Red.

The cinnamon is what makes Perry Red stick out just a little more than it's near close ADG.

The only thing that is a little bit of a drawback is that it doesn't last the longest. However, for a cheap fragrance, you can't complain too much about that.

There is an argument for some people that claim this one is actually better than Acqua Di Gio. Maybe it's something you should try for yourself???


  • It smells like Acqua Di Gio
  • ​It's cheap​​​​
  • Great for young people


  • Doesn't last long
  • Super popular
  • Mostly for teenagers




What makes cologne cheap?

When it comes to fragrance, there are several different reasons why a fragrance may be more expensive than another.


The name on the bottle believe it or not has an effect on how much the fragrance is worth. This is true in almost every industry so this shouldn't be a surprise.

For example, when you go shopping for cereal, do you buy Cherrios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Trix? Or do you head down to the bottom shelf and get basically the exact same thing for a cheaper price. You see what I mean?

What type of shoes do you wear? Did you spend $200 on a pair of Air Jordans, or did you head over to Payless shoes and buy a pair for $20.

It's a fake

Fake DVD's, cigarettes, hand-bags, luggage, sunglasses, sports jerseys, just to name a few of the products that around that are completely fake. These products are made by manufacturers often in countries overseas to look, feel, and smell just like the real thing.

Many of these products look legit. I know I've seen some football jerseys that are fake, but it's next to impossible to tell the difference when you hold up a real jersey next to it.

Fragrance is much more difficult to fake. Many times the smell will be so far from the original scent that it's completely obvious it's not real.

You might be able to tell if it's fake if the bottle looks cheaply made or there are obvious signs that it was repackaged.

The longevity of fragrances that are not real is sometimes a dead giveaway. A lot of times they appear to be watered down or you'll notice the fragrance leave your skin after a brisk wind hits you.

Regardless, if you buy a fragrance that seems like you're getting it too good to be true, chances are it's a fake.

It Sucks

If a fragrance is horr-awful, (Shaq quote) there is a good reason that it's priced pretty cheap.

Now there are plenty of expensive selling fragrances that are horr-awful and deserve to be thrown directly in the trash, but generally speaking if something is priced pretty cheap, it might be due to the scent not being well liked.


This is undoubtedly the largest influence on how much a fragrance is worth.

For example, an ingredient such as Ambergris which is produced by the Sperm Whale, is considered one of the most expensive ingredients included in fragrances.

Ambergris is whale vomit that floats on the ocean surface for as long as 20 years. If you were to purchase the ingredient yourself to make your own fragrance, you would pay around $200 for a 30 ML bottle.

Oud is another type of oil that can be very expensive. If a fragrance uses this naturally, it would drive the price of the fragrance up.

In the jungle, when an evergreen tree is attacked by infection, the tree begins producing a substance to defend against the intruder.

Over time, the infection gets worse and the tree continues to produce the substance to combat the infection. This substance is called oud and when it's distilled, it's called oud oil. 

The Only Polo Black Review You Need To Read

Introducing... Polo Black!

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Polo Black receives an average rating of 3.73 stars based on almost 2,000 ratings from people that have worn it.


Polo Black has a below average longevity. Expect Polo Black to wear out less than 6 hours.


When walking by people wearing this fragrance, bystanders won't notice. Something a ninja would wear.


If you're looking for a fragrance that will do well with the ladies, there are better choices than Polo Black.

Quick Summary: Polo Black by Ralph Lauren comes in at a respectable 3.73 star rating but lacks the longevity, sillage, and sexiness to rise to an elite level fragrance.

This fragrance works well in non-offensive environments when you want to change your man scent into something a little sweeter. If you're looking for something with a little more appeal, I suggest you check out our Cologne Master Top Picks.

  • Above Average Rating
  • Fairly Popular
  • Safe for work/school
  • Doesn't last very long
  • Won't make an impression
  • Not known for sex appeal

Polo Black is quite possibly the most popular fragrance by Ralph Lauren since it was first launched in 2005.

Ralph Lauren is known for naming their fragrances after colors. For example, Polo Red, Polo Blue, and Polo Green are all common fragrances with the Ralph Lauren name.

Polo Black Facts!


Pierre Negrin


6,650 Google Searches per month

Price: $13.45/oz

Pierre Negrin has dipped his fingers in several other big name companies such as Amouage, Calvin Klein, David Beckham, and a few others

Currently Polo Black is the 15th most popular fragrance according to Google searches per month.

At a price of $13.45 per ounce, it is an average price that someone would expect to pay for fragrance. You'll end up paying $40-60 a bottle depending on the size.

Lastly, no known celebrities currently wear Polo Black. 


Here are the notes you'll be able to notice;

  • Iced Mango
  • Spanish Sage
  • Patchouli Noir
  • Sandalwood
  • Tonka Bean

My Experience Wearing Polo Black by Ralph Lauren

As a self-proclaimed cologne master, I take the time to wear each fragrance for an extended period of time and record my results.

Polo Black is no different as I ordered my Polo fragrance gift set straight from Amazon so I could try all the Polo fragrances over the period of a few months. 

At my place of employment, I'm surrounded by highly motivated, talkative, and most importantly opinionated people. These men and women have no problem telling me what they think of the various fragrances that I test.

Unsolicited Opinions - The first test is to wear Polo Black in close quarters next to customers and co-workers and see if they notice or say anything about the way I smell.

Polo Black had 0 impact. I didn't hear a single person tell me I smelled disgusting, nice, or anything. This is strange because usually I'll at least get something. 

Solicited Opinions - After testing the waters to see if people enjoy the scent, I straight up ask them what they think. and have them smell my wrist.

My co-workers seemed to find that Polo Black "smelled nice" but there was no passion or love for it. According to them, it smelled like a generic fragrance that could be found at Target or Wal-Mart for an incredible deal.

Longevity - After applying Polo Black to my skin, the smell is only noticeable for maybe 15 minutes. In order for me to remember that I'm still wearing something, I have to smell my wrists to see if it's still going.

When I'm calling it a day and heading to bed, the lady friend will make comments on how she can still notice it. It's usually with her sticking her face right in my chest but she'll comment on it.

Sillage - The last day I went to work wearing Polo Black, I decided to dump a generous amount on myself to see if it made a difference.

It actually did!

Someone actually noticed that I was wearing fragrance when they stuck their head directly over my shoulder and made a comment that I smelled nice.

This goes to show how close to the skin Polo Black stays and how correct people are when they say it has weak sillage.

The Smell - Like previously mentioned, the smell is not an attention grabbing scent. It has the same type of smell that you've come accustomed to each time you pick up a bottle of cologne. 

Tonka bean is the most noticeable smell that comes from the bottle, but it still smells oddly familiar.

Non-offensive - Because Polo Black is so universal, I will give it credit when it's due. You can wear Polo Black to work, school, or spray it on after football practice.

Video Review

Here is a nice review from the Fragrance Bros that have echoed what we already said about it. 

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Polo Black is a very handsome, masculine fragrance that is perfect for the office or nights out. The mango opening is fresh and sweet and stays on throughout as the deeper spicy notes come in, meshed with a dash "Polo" signature muskiness. This is a solid choice and a good-buy because it is very dependable and non-offensive. I get great longevity 7-9 hours on average with 4 sprays. (8.5 out of 10)



PB has a place in my rotation. I find it to be a very "professional" scent. The scent is not overbearing or loud. The sillage is not huge. It does not scream "cologne guy". The person wearing it can be taken seriously. I feel very comfortable wearing PB when meeting with senior leadership or high-level executives. I want to smell good, but I want to be sure to choose a "safe" fragrance that should not offend anyone. Overall a "Thumbs-up".

versace pour homme find on amazon

The Most Popular Cologne For Men On The Planet Right Now

When it comes to men’s fashion, everything goes in and out of style so quick, it’s hard to keep up. Well here at CologneMasters, we have you covered. We compiled a list of the most popular cologne for men RIGHT NOW so you can see what people are wearing and which fragrances were sooooo last year.

We compiled a table for you of what is trending on the planet as we speak. We update this list frequently because we have to! Under the table you can see a description of the top 10 most popular cologne on the planet along with how we came up with this list. You can see the full table at the bottom of the page.

How We Found The Most Popular Cologne For Men

In today’s world, how do you find information on something when you need it? The quick answer is Google! Google handles billions of searches per day on the web for everything including men’s cologne and fragrances! So what we decided is to create a list of how many times people search for them, because that is what makes them popular. The more times someone searches for a fragrance, obviously the more popular the fragrance is.

If you’re looking for the top selling fragrances for men, you should check here. You will notice some of the popular fragrances are not the top selling so it’s important to understand that top selling and most popular are two different things!

For all you Cologne Masters and Fragrances buffs, we are using the term “cologne” meaning “fragrance”. We have various EDF’s, EDC’s, EDT’s, and maybe a few EDP’s on the chart. In the top 5 countdown, we tell you exactly what it is if you’re wondering where each fragrances is classified.

On the bottom of the page, you’ll find a chart of all the fragrances we have checked. Right now the count is over 5o but we plan to keep adding to it as we review more fragrances.

* Means that there is a mens and women’s fragrance that is called the same thing. This causes a few more searches for the term.

Lets get started!

21. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier fired off it’s classic fragrance of Le Male back in 1995. If you watched the ad, (above) you’ll understand just how long this lasts as you’ll leave a scent on everything you touch. Besides Le Male’s longevity, it does give off a pleasant sent which is why it’s still popular over 20 years after it’s release.


20. Usher (2007)

Yeah! (which is my favorite Usher song) makes an appearance at 18 on the most popular cologne for men. Most celebrity fragrances have bad reputations as worthless and just trying to make a few bucks. Usher is not the case. People have compared it to high profile brands such as Creed.


19. Nautica Blue (2006)

nautica blue popular

Nautica Blue screams popularity because of its ridiculously great price. Of all the top selling Nautica brands, Blue is definitely a top 3.

18. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

1 million super popular

1 million by Paco has quite possibly the coolest looking bottle currently on this list. Despite being a top seller, 1 Million currently can’t crack the top 10 when it comes to people searching for it on the net.

This fragrance makes headlines because of how long it lasts and how unique it smells.

17. Eternity by Calvin Klein

eternity popular cologne for men

Eternity by Calvin Klein has been around since 1989 and was the go to smell when the 80s ended and 90s began.

Mixed with Calvin Klein’s big name and a fragrance that will last an entire day plus some, you have a recipe for popularity.

16. Versace Pour Homme (2008)

versace pour homme popularity contest

Versace Pour Homme draws a lot of comparisons to Allure Homme Sport which is one of the best men’s colognes around today. Anything that Versace puts their name on, immediately gathers a little attention and when you combine it with a fragrance that actually smells delightful, you get a fragrance that is going to be popular.

When you’re using Versace Pour Homme, you’re almost going to be guaranteed to receive compliments. This fragrance is loved by anyone and everyone around you.

Since the price point is pretty good with this one, I’d recommend going after Versace if you’re on a budget but still would like to get a compliment or two.

15. Polo Black by Ralph Lauren (2005)

Polo Black is the most popular Ralph Lauren fragrance on the market today. It fits the profile of what people are looking for in a fragrance that may be light, simple, versatile, and doesn’t stink.

14. Obsession by Calvin Klein

most popular obsession for men

It’s safe to say that Calvin Klein fragrances are still popular and relevant today. He is all over this most popular list and it’s unlikely he is going anywhere.

This 1986 was a big hit and the guys that still wear it are generally a little older but it with so many people still looking for it online, you have to think the millennials love the scent as well.

13. Cool Water by Davidoff (1988)

cool water most popular men's cologne

Cool Water is one of those fragrance that has a will to succeed. Although it was created back in 1988, it is still frequently worn, and is still one of the most popular fragrances around today.

This is a fragrance that smells like cleanliness. That is the magic of this fragrance and this “type” of smell and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon because so many people continue to wear it.

When you take a whiff of Cool Water, besides smelling clean, you’ll also notice a smell of the 80s which is pretty awesome. This smell is the definition of nostalgia because if you wore this back then, you’ll most likely be taken back when Top Gun was the coolest movie out and you’ll jumping into your DeLoreon with Marty McFly.

If you want to smell clean, and you’re around the age of 40, this might be the one for you.

12. Invictus by Paco Rabanne

most popular men's cologne invictus

When it comes to marketing, Paco Rabanne knows what it’s doing because it has some of the coolest looking bottles and awesome looking advertisements when it comes to fragrances.

The bottle looks like a trophy which will receive much attention when someone sneaks into your room. Does the fragrance match the hype? Let me know by dropping a comment down below.

11. Nautica Voyage by Nautica (2006)

nautical voyage most popular

It is exciting to see a fragrance like Nautica Voyage get some love. Nautica Voyage is one of the least expensive fragrances you can buy and for whatever reason it continues to amazon the world with its popularity. Despite Nautica Voyage being an inexpensive fragrance, it’s received many rave reviews from fragrance critics which is truly surprising.

Nautica Voyage slaps you in the face with a nice sea breeze when you begin noticing it. You will also notice apple and green leaves lingering around which makes this fragrance magical.

I recommend this fragrance for anyone that is on a budget, or just want to smell good day-to-day in case they called upon do something while they are just lounging around at home.

10. Chrome by Azzaro (1996)

chrome azzaro popular cologne

The introduction to the Chrome popularity started when my old roommate told me about this cologne that he couldn’t get enough of. The fragrance that he spoke so highly of was indeed Chrome and I knew I had to grab a bottle of this wonder juice to see what it was all about.

Chrome is a fragrance that will make you stink with cleanliness. It smells like you just hopped out of the shower which makes it simple to wear in almost any situation.

You don’t hear women throwing themselves at guys for wearing this fragrance, so if you’re looking for something that will get you action, this might not be it.

I would recommend this fragrance for anyone from their mid 20s on up and for any situation.



9. Joop! by Joop!

joop most popular cologne

An oldie but a goodie, Joop! is still one of the most popular fragrances because of how long it lasts and also because of how old it is.


8. Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982) (EDT)


First ever Advertisement in print (1985)

Drakkar Noir is a classic fragrance that refuses to rest. Since it’s creation it has been thrusted into popularity and refuses to look back. Back in the 80s, this was the fragrance to wear. In a matter of fact, when you sniff this classic scent, you almost get sent back to the days of Top Gun, Ferris Buelers Day Off, and the Breakfast Club.

I can’t say for certain, but the people that are searching for this fragrance are most likely your older generation that are begging for a comeback. I don’t hear or see to many of the younger generation wearing this scent so I can imagine in the next decade, we will finally see this fragrance fade away.

However, I very well could be wrong since Old Spice is still a cologne that is flying off the shelves too. Who am I to say a fragrance will succeed or fail.

Buy this fragrance if you are; 1) Over the age of 35, 2) Wore this eau de toilette in high-school and college and want to revisit it, or 3) Wear it if your wife or girlfriend loves it.

7. Legend by Montblanc (2011)

Legend is another outstanding fragrance that this Cologne Master has in his personal collection.

It is a wonderful fragrance that is comfortable to wear in almost any situation, but if I had to choose a season I would say spring, fall, or winter.

Legend always draws comparisons to the ever popular fragrance Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, but a trained nose can detect subtle differences. Legend because of the marketing seems a little more ageless than its counterpart.

Also, when you’re wearing a fragrance like Legend, it’s important that you’re wearing it correctly. Get some tips on how to wear cologne here.

6. Eros by Versace (2013) EDT


Coming in at the 5th spot for the most popular cologne for men, is a scent mad by Versace called Eros. You’ll typically find Eros as not a EDC, but as an EDT so calling it a cologne is not factually correct. (Click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about)

Despite Eros being one of the most current popular fragrances, there is about a 50/50 chance that you will not like it. People have complained that it smells “metallic” and it is too strong. However, there must be a strong following because it wouldn’t be nearly as popular if smelled disgusting to everyone.

I recommend this fragrance to someone that is daring and adventurous because that it was you need to be wearing a controversial fragrance. The people that love it say it’s a sweet, pleasant scent with a smooth synthetic mint note. If you wish to see more of what people think of this fragrance, don’t be afraid to check out what had to say about it by clicking here!

5. Polo Red by Ralph Lauren

polo red top seller

Despite not being a top seller, a lot of people are talking about Polo Red. Ralph Lauren has a super popular Polo fragrance line and they are identified as colors. Most famously you have Red, Black, Blue, and Green.

Polo Red is more of a sweet fragrance that women find attractive. It doesn’t last very long so it works well as a date fragrance.

4. Armani Code by Giorgio Armani (2004)


armani code most popular cologne

Giorgio Armani continues to pump out some of the most popular colognes for men with the success of Armani Code.

Code is a fragrance that I own personally, and when I do use it, it is normally in the cold weather months. It is one of those fragrances that immediately makes you feel just a little more cozy as soon as you put it on.

I would generally recommend it for young men that are looking for a fall/winter fragrance, but you can see men wear it all year round which is why it is so popular.

3. Guilty by Gucci (2011) EDT


Guilty by Gucci is a fragrance that receives some incredible marketing. I was first introduced this fragrance when it was in a magazine as a scratch and sniff advertisement. The scent matched the ad perfectly as it exhibits sophistication and intimacy at the same time.

If you noticed at the table from the top of the page, Guilty has a * next to it because it also has a women’s version of it named “guilty”. This means, some of the people searching for it are looking for the female version to it which makes the total popularity number a little more inflated.

Unfortunately, Guilty by Gucci does have a few complaints. Some people talk about how “generic” it smells while others complain about it’s longevity. The people that talk trash about Guilty are usually fume-heads which means they live and die fragrances and get grouchy about anything main stream.

Personally I find Guilty to be a pleasant smelling fragrance and it wouldn’t be popular unless it was a halfway decent fragrance . It’s a light, harmless fragrance that can be used in almost any situation.

You should buy this fragrance if you are under 30 years old, looking for something sweet and sexy to impress the ladies, or perhaps looking for a lighter scent to wear in almost any situation.

2. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana (2001) EDT

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Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana has turned it up a notch when it comes to being noticed. This scent is extremely fresh and clean, which is why it is popular. We are starting to see a trend of what makes a fragrance popular. If it’s fresh, clean, and light, people seem to like it and that’s true for Light Blue by Dolce & Gabanna.

If you notice at the chart you see an * next to it. This is because there is also a Light Blue for women and there is not an easy way to see what people are actually looking for when they are on Google searching for it.

Try this fragrance if you’re looking for something light and safe for work. If you would like to hear more about it, make sure you check out our full review by clicking on our link.

1. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996) EDT – 54,300

Giorgio Armani’s Acqua Di Gio arrives again at the top most popular cologne for men list. I wish I could go back in time to 1996 when this fragrance was released and attempted to figure out what made this scent go viral. Even before social media existed, Acqua Di Gio slaughter the competition and almost has more popularity than the next two fragrances combined.

The familiar face in the popular fragrance today are the light, sweet, and harmless scents. Acqua Di Gio in particular has a powerful citrus opening that will leave you smelling yourself all day. It’s longevity will leave your date leaning in close to you all night long. If you don’t own a bottle of this fragrance, you need to just so you can say did. You won’t be disappointed.

Want to see where your favorite cologne ranks on the most popular cologne for men list? Leave a comment below so we can get it added! Keep checking back as we are always adding and updating this page.

(Last update 07/21/17)

Men's FragrancePopularity Score
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996)54,300
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana47,600
Guilty by Gucci31,900
Aventus by Creed22,900
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani22,700
Polo Red by Ralph Lauren19,000
Eros by Versace18,300
Legend by Montblanc16,020
Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche12,990
Joop! by Joop!10,480
Chrome by Azzaro9,880
Nautica Voyage by Nautica9,820
Invictus by Paco Rabanne8,620
Cool Water by Davidoff8,510
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren6,650
Versace Pour Homme6,600
Eternity by Calvin Klein6,300
1 Million by Paco Rabanne5,680
Nautica Blue by Nautica5,540
Usher by Usher5,400
Fahrenheit by Christian Dior2,850
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier1,170
Spice bomb by Viktor & Rolf2,070
Dior Homme Intense 2,490
L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake4,220
Nautica Classic by Nautica1,000
Guess Seductive Homme by Guess2,400
Versace Man by Gianni Versace2,400
The One by Dolce & Gabanna2,900
Tommy Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger2,400
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren4,400
Curve by Liz Claiborne410
Kenneth Cole Black by Kenneth Cole2,900
La Nuit De L'homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009)2,400
Bvlgari Aqua by Bvlgari 1,600
Acqua Di Parma960
Adidas Team Force by Adidas110
Happy by Clinque6,600
Perry Ellis 360 by Perry Ellis2,400
Ck One by Calvin Klein3,080
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel4,330
Obsession by Calvin Klein2,400
Jimmy Choo5,400
Paris Hilton Man880
Iris The Energy At The Sea by Fragrances of Ireland90
Jaguar by Jaguar720
Hugo Boss No. 6210
Kenneth Cole Reaction by Kenneth Cole1,900
PS by Paul Sebastian1,900
Blue Jeans by Versace140
Jovan Musk by Jovan2,400
L'eau De Issey by Issey Miyake2,400
Yacht Man Red by Myrugia260
Pi by Givenchy1,600
Lucky You by Lucky1,300
212 by Carolina Herrera 2,400
Swiss Army by Victorinox20
Prada Luna Rossa by Prada5,400
Unforgivable by Sean John2,600
Eternity by Calvin Klein1,300
Euphoria by Calvin Klein9,900
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier 1,240
Aramis by Aramis2,900
Terre d'Hermes by Hermes6,600
Dior Homme by Christian Dior (2005)3,600
La Nuit l'homme by Yves Saint Laurent400

Dior Homme Intense Review by CologneMasters

dior homme intense review

Dior Homme Intense has some of the highest ratings according basenotes, fragrantica, and Youtubers that I’ve ever seen. With these high ratings coming from pretty much everyone, the expectations and excitement both come super high regarding it.

Christian Dior is another one of those brands that attracts attention just with the name attached. Fragrances such as Sauvage and Dior Homme also show up highly recommended.

Lets not mess around and get straight down to business…

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Dior Homme Facts

  • Created: 2007
  • Perfumer: Francois Demachy
  • Celebrities that wear it: None known

Top notes: Lavender
Middle notes: Iris, Ambrette, Pear
Base notes: Vetiver, Virginia Cedar
Most noticeable: IrisAmbrette, Lavender

Smells like: Dior Homme by Christian Dior

Longevity (Based on 1200+ ratings)
8.53 out of 10 – Incredible
Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
7.12 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
2,490 – Low (most popular fragrances)
Approximately $21.64 per ounce – Decent

Dior Homme Intense (2007) Thoughts from a Cologne Master

Since I’ve been slacking off doing reviews of fragrances, I’ve had a good chance of wearing Dior Homme Intense for several months.

I’ve worn it around friends, family, co-workers, and the ladies, I have a great feel for some expectations of this one.

Since Dior Homme Intense is not very popular, the people that wear it are fragrance nuts. (I have no facts to back this claim up)

So when there are ridiculously high reviews, they come from mature, experienced, fragrance wearers that take pleasure in wearing unique scents and have a fragrance transition into different smells the longer they wear it.

The Smell – Dior Homme Intense is truly a unique scent that I can’t match to any scent I’ve ever smelled except other Dior scents. This is great if you’re looking to smell different from every other dude on the prowl.

The opening has a powdery, floral, chalky, lipstick, smell to it that can only be compared to other Dior scents.

If you judge this fragrance by the opening, you’ll be disappointed. If I was out at Sephora’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, or wherever and I smelled this, I’d immediately put it down. This is one of those books that looking at the cover, will turn you off completely. The opening smells like something a women would wear.

However, after the initial blast, that’s where Dior Homme Intense begins to shine. You’ll need to wait 10-20 minutes for the initial dry down to subside so you can get in there and enjoy it. During this time you’ll notice the fragrance to go dark, chocolatey, leathery, with still the iris notes in the background.

When Dior Homme Intense dries down, that’s where in my opinion it dominates. When all that is left is a soft, vanilla, smell that is only detectable by someone within an intimate distance, you realize the power Dior Homme Intense has.

My Compliments – After wearing Dior Homme Intense exclusively to work, play, the gym, and play, I’ve never received a single compliment.

However, after the day is gone and I’m laying in bed. It never fails that my lady friend will lay her head on my chest and tell me how great it smells. When this occurs, usually I’ve forgotten I’ve been wearing it so it comes as a surprise. However, if I focus hard on the scent, I’ll smell the lingering vanilla tones and I’ll agree that it does smell amazing.

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The Bottle – The bottle looks alright. People aren’t going to go out of their way to say how cool it is.

Price – The price is ok for Dior Homme Intense. You can find it for a little under $100.

Longevity – The fragrance community have rated Dior Homme Intense one of the longest lasting fragrances out there. This makes sense because it’s an EDP. However, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne still crush the longevity for me.

Projection – Although the Dior Homme Intense lasts a long time, the projection isn’t the best. Even when I’ve sprayed myself 4 times and headed out, people didn’t seem to notice it, which is a bit odd for an EDP. Maybe they didn’t like it and just didn’t say anything.

Could be offensive – Not a good idea to wear around people you don’t know.

Intimate Compliments – The compliments received are usually from people that are going to compliment you no matter what you smell like. Otherwise, men that like this fragrance wear it for themselves instead of others.

My final thoughts


Dior Homme Intense is decent. In my opinion it’s not worth the ridiculously high ratings it has received. But if you’re an older dude in a committed relationship and want to try a fragrance that is non-linear, Dior Homme Intense may be for you.

Wear Pour Homme if…

  • You’re over 40
  • You want to smell good for yourself
  • You want something for a formal event
  • You want a designer fragrance
Don’t buy this if…
  • You’re heading out on a first date
  • You’re heading to the gym
  • You want a compliments
  • Here is what other people have said about Dior Homme Intense

    • Here’s a guy that swears by this stuff

    You honestly cannot go wrong with this one – it is the first perfume I’ve ever fallen in love with and I don’t know what words to use to do it justice. What I love about it is the vanilla note; it’s strong, but it’s not too strong and it never leaves your skin.

    Strong scent, exudes masculinity and confidence. Would maybe say that it’s more suited for night, but day works too if the winter in your country is harsh

    • This is a negative one but it honestly makes sense

    My nose must be really off because I found this to be rather unpleasant. Both the Original and the Intense.
    Smells like bad scented candle. A plasticky one.

    • This guy does a great job at explaining it

    “Ok at first I didn’t like this. I thought it was feminem, powdery and lip stick vibish.. But the dry down on this is heavenly after I smelled it the second time I appreciated it more, now I find myself reaching for this masterpiece a lot, and what better time than this time of the year to really bust this one out.
    The parfum version is ok, it’s a little more in your face with the leather and iris and some say it’s a little more masculine, longevity and projection are about the same on me though.
    The dry down on this is so not those first words I started this review with… It’s so sexy, smoothie and the vinialla leather powder and iris are blended so softly yet here I am, it’s no wonder this fragrance gets so much love and is in the hall of fame.
    This juice is quality. It’s different. It’s so seductive. It’s better to wear it and not smell it directly but to waft and let the air mix with it and then let the aroma reach your nose…mmmmmmm I’m getting really deep with this now because I’m wearing it and I,m in the dry down 6+ hour stage where I personally think this beast shines 🙂
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    Alright, so who should buy Dior Homme Intense?

    Age Group: 30+

    Dior Homme Intense is for someone that has worn fragrance for awhile and appreciates it as more of an art than something to pick up the ladies.

    Season: Fall/Winter

    This one works better when the weather starts to cool down a bit.

    Time of Day: Night

    Not the best fragrance to wear during daily activities but you can still pull it off.

    Gift?: No

    I wouldn’t give it as a gift unless it’s your husband and you adore this one.

    Longevity: Amazing

    Dior Homme Intense is rated one of the best for longevity.

    Harmless? – No

    Not safe to wear on an airplane or to grandma’s house.

    Popularity – Low

    Not one of the more popular fragrances around.

    Price – Ok

    Usually you can find a bottle somewhere south of $100.

    Awards – 0

    None yet

    Sexy – Not very

    When people describe the scent, sexy is not a word that is used. However, it could be consider intimate as the final notes of the fragrance are often the best.

    Signature Cologne –No

    Dior Homme Intense should be used occasionally. Wear it on warming evenings when you’re worried your fragrance may deteriorate.

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    25 Top Selling Mens Cologne So Far in 2017

    The year 2017 has been a beautiful year for some of the top selling mens cologne. We’ve had ups and downs but here are the top 10 that made it.

    What’s a little different about this list, with every fragrance we added a current event that happened in 2017, or the time the fragrance showed up on the top sellers list. We hope to continue adding more top sellers which will most likely remind you of things happening when these iconic fragrances were top sellers.

    Cologne/FragranceCurrent Rank (7/17)Previous Rank (3/16)Where To Find
    Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani#1#3Click Here
    Cool Water by Davidoff#2#4Click Here
    1 Million by Paco Rabanne#3#7Click Here
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche By Versace #4#6Click Here
    Chrome Legend by Azzaro#5N/AClick Here
    Eros by Versace#6#5Click Here
    Yacht Man Blue by Puig#7N/AClick Here
    Nautica Voyage by Nautica#8#2Click Here
    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche#9#11Click Here
    Chrome by Azzaro#10N/AClick Here
    Guess Seductive by Guess#11#9Click Here
    Curve by Liz Claiborne#12N/AClick Here
    PS by Paul Sebastian#13N/AClick Here
    Lucky You by Lucky#14N/AClick Here
    Armani Code by Giorgio Armani#15N/AClick Here
    Team Force by Addidas#16N/AClick Here
    Invictus by Paco Rabanne#17N/AClick Here
    Polo Black by Ralph Lauren#18N/AClick Here
    Guilty by Gucci#19#8Click Here
    Hugo by Hugo Boss#20N/AClick Here
    Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren#21N/AClick Here
    Reaction by Kenneth Cole#22N/AClick Here
    Dark Blue by Hugo Boss#23N/AClick Here
    Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana#24N/AClick Here
    Pour Homme by Versace#25N/AClick Here

    Disclaimer: This list is not 100% accurate. We take a peek at the top online retailers and from there we approximate how many they have have sold collectively. If you have more questions on how we come up with this number, feel free to drop a comment below and we would love to answer them.

    #11 Guess Seductive by Guess (2011) 

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    Last month – 9

    Guess Seductive hits the top sellers once again in the halfway point in 2017.

    Currently Guess Seductive is a good consideration for young men because it is light, inexpensive, and is sweet which younger ladies love.

    Why is Guess Seductive a top seller?

    Guess Seductive has a fabulous price point of less than $20 if you check it out on Amazon. A common link between top sellers are the price from which you can get it.

    What does it smell like?

    A very sweet smelling fragrance almost to the point of reminding me of cotton candy. A perfect fragrance for young guys that are looking for something sexy to wear. Although it may not seduce a woman, it will have her sniffing your neck a bit.

    What was happening in the news when Guess hit the list?

    The Bradgelina saga is over. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie called their relationship over after filing for divorce. The worlds “super couple” is no more.

    #10 Chrome by Azzaro (1996) NEW

    chrome azzaro top selling mens cologneLast month – N/A

    Hard to believe a fragrance that came out the same year Acqua Di Gio continues to land on the top sellers list.

    Why is Chrome by Azzaro a top seller?

    Chrome Azzaro continues to dazzle because it doesn’t do too much. It seems to be a common thread with most of the top sellers that sometimes the less is more. Chrome has a nice clean smell to it like you just hopped out of the shower which people adore.

    What does it smell like?

    You’ll need to check out the official Chrome Azzaro review on the site but it has a nice fresh, clean smell with a hint of metallic in the background. One of my roomies swears up and down by this fragrance and I understand why.

    What was happening in the news when Chrome landed on this list?

    Chester Bennington, the frontman of Linkin Park, committed suicide this week by hanging himself.

    #9 Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982) NEW

    Last month – N/A

    Drakkar Noir continues it’s timeless adventure through the top seller ranks. This 1982 fragrance continues to be purchased despite it’s old age.

    What is Drakkar Noir a top seller?

    My guess is that nostalgia has a lot do with Drakkar Noir. When you sit down and take a whiff of this famous scent, you’ll know what the 80s smelled like because everyone wore this.

    What it smells like?

    Drakkar Noir smells like the 80s. If you haven’t checked out my full review on Drakkar Noir do it so you can a better picture. I had a young woman spray it on her wrist and I asked her what it smelled like. She commented right away that it smelled like her dad but she liked it. She said mentioned it was a masculine, musky smell that reminded her of other older fragrances like Stetson.

    What was happening in the world when Drakkar Noir made our top seller list?

    Today O.J. Simpson managed to escape his 33 year prison sentence after serving a little over 8 years.

    #8 Nautica Voyage by Nautica 2006, EdT 

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    Last month – #2

    Nautica Voyage (full review here) continues it’s reign as a top selling fragrance in 2017. You can’t find a better price tag on Voyage especially when they are selling it for under $20 on Amazon where I picked up my bottle.

    Voyage has been highly praised by many Cologne Masters throughout the review world. They talk about how incredible the scent is for how much it is.

    Why is Nautica Voyage a top 10 seller?

    The price tag mixed with it’s high rating make Natuica Voyage one of the best fragrances you can purchase for your dollar. Top seller lists used to be filled with Nautica Fragrances but it seems the Voyage is all that is left.

    What it smells like?

    Nautica is the classic aquatic fragrance that will take you straight to the ocean with the initial opening. After only a few seconds, you start tasting the green apple and smell the green leaves notes. It’s blended in a way that makes it safe to wear anywhere and might even generate a compliment or two.

    What was happening in the world when Nautica made the list…

    The Chicago Cubs clinched a world series birth for the first time in 71 years this month with a win over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers big salary cap.

    Will they have enough to win the World Series against the Cleveland Indians? We’ll find out!

    #7 Yacht Man Blue by Puig NEW

    Last month – N/A

    When we talk about inexpensive fragrances, usually that means just about anything under $20. But is there a such thing as a cologne you can buy under $5 and still not smell too bad?

    Welcome to Yacht Man Blue by Puig.

    Why is Yacht Man a top seller?

    You guessed it, when you can find a fragrance that isn’t too bad for under $5, you’re going to sell a bunch and that’s exactly what Yacht Man Blue by Puig does.

    What does it smell like?

    With such a low price, you can almost guarantee the projection will be soft and that’s exactly what Yacht Man is. You’ll be spraying a couple times every few hours if you want anyone to even notice you’re wearing something.

    The citrus smell gives it a nice sweet, clean smell that you’d put on before heading to bed.

    #6 Eros by Versace (2013) 

    eros top sellers fragranceLast month – #5

    Eros by Versace entered the top sellers list in October 2016. Since it’s entry into the top sellers list, Eros has stayed right in the mid top 10 range despite it’s mediocre price tag.

    Why is Eros a top seller?

    Versace is one of the most reputable brands when it comes to style and fragrance. You could take a bottle of toilet water and label it “Versace” and people would still buy it.

    Eros has a unique, mature, sophisticated smell and every time you look at the bottle, you’re overwhelmed with how expensive it looks which is pretty cool.

    What does it smell like?

    Eros is loud and and in charge. When you wear this, you will get noticed as it happens to be one of the longest lasting fragrances around.

    People describe it as the vanilla version of 1 million by Paco Rabanne. It is designed for people to notice you so if that’s what you’re going for and you’re stocking up for the cold season, this may be for you.

    What was happening in the news when Versace made the list…

    In 2016 when Versace first made this list, movies like Deadpool and Avengers Civil War ruled.


    #5 Chrome Legend by Azzaro NEW

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    Last Month – N/A

    Chrome legend hits the top sellers list with a BANG! To go from nowhere in the top 25 straight up to #5 is really saying something.

    Why is Chrome Legend a top seller?

    Chrome Legend is a top seller because of the price point per the reviews for it. Any time you can pick up a fragrance for under $20 and it doesn’t stink, you might just have yourself a winner.

    People that wear it also talk about how long it lasts. Usually when you find a cheap fragrance, as soon as the wind blows, the fragrance seems to leave you body. However, people that wear Chrome Legend frequently describe how you need to be careful how much you wear.

    What does it smell like?

    It’s a simple, fresh, scent that you might picture wearing to the swimming pool, volleyball court, grad party, or whatever. Since it comes off so strong, I would recommend wearing it if you’re going to be outdoors like a baseball game or something.

    What was going on in the news when Chrome Legend made the list?

    In Minneapolis, an Australian woman was shot and killed by a Somalian-American police officer. The woman called 911 trying to report an assault and when she approached the the squad car when it arrived, was shot by the police officer.


    #4 Versace Man Eau Fraiche by Versace (2006) 

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    Last Month – #6

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche has been all over the top 10 when it comes to a top selling mens fragrance. In 2015, Versace Man Eau Friache was seen as high as #2 on the list and for 2016 it was holding steady at #8. Now Versace man moves to the #4 spot as we head deep into 2017.

    Some of the top selling fragrances, I don’t agree with, but I’m always happy to see Eau Fraiche show itself on the list because its a perfect scent for a lot of young men.

    Why is Versace Man Eau Fraiche a top seller?

    Versace man gains a lot of popularity because of it’s name. If you’re using words to describe your style like Versace in casual conversation, you’re gonna look cool.

    This Versace fragrance in particular makes the top 10 consistently because of how versatile it is. You’re not going to offend anyone wearing this one but you may make the dude sitting next to you look bad for smelling better than he does.

    What does it smell like?

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche is a clean, safe, fresh, and citrus fragrance that will work for you during the summer months impeccably. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something to wear that smells clean and a little citrus and is not Acqua Di Gio, this one might work great for you.

    Current news when Versace Man hit the top sellers list

    Remember the Super Bowl halftime show where Beyonce performed? Well, she came under fire for the outfit she wore along with the backup dancers. They dressed like infamous Black Panthers and created drama with the Miami Police Department saying they would boycott the security at her next performance.

    #3 1 Million by Paco Rabanne 

    1-milion-top seller cologne

    Last month – #7

    1 million packs a punch with one of the coolest bottles this world has ever seen. A gold brick hanging out in any room will crave attention and that’s just what happens online when people flock to purchase this popular and top selling fragrance.

    1 Million is known for how strong and how long it can last. You can find it on our longest lasting fragrance page where it sits somewhere in the top 10.

    Why is 1 Million a top seller?

    Part of the reason 1 million is such a top seller is how awesome the bottle looks. On my dresser it’s the first cologne people pick up when they are looking over my collection.

    Secondly, 1 million has a smell to it that is truly unique. When describing other fragrances, you don’t hear too often, “This one smells like 1 Million”.

    What does it smell like?

    With 1 million you get a loud cinnamon, leather, and amber scent that will last for several days if you spray it on your clothes. This fragrance seems to have a love/hate relationship with it’s reviewers so it may not be the best blind buy you can go after.

    News that was happening when 1 Million hit the top sellers list

    One of the biggest stories of the year and I’m unsure how I can make this relate to 1 million, was the 2 percenters take over of the headquarters building of the United States Fish and Wildlife. The occupation ended with a shootout with the FBI and the death of one militiaman.


    #2 Cool Water by Davidoff (1988)  

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    Last month – #4

    A classic scent that still has a strong appeal today as it still shows up as a top selling fragrance in the US. It’s aromatic, fresh, and contains jasmine which has been proven to reduce stress. Lucky for us, this classic scent continues to shoot up the ranking to the #2 rankings despite being almost 30 years old.

    Mostly a summer fragrance and can be worn day or night, Cool Water is worn by people with strong nostalgia or men that are on a budget. You can pick up a bottle of this top seller on places like Amazon for under $25.

    Why is it one of the top sellers?

    Cool Water sits on top sellers list for a few reasons. The first is the price tag. Any fragrance that can be bought under $25 a bottle will naturally be sold a little more than others.

    Secondly, this fragrance is 29 years old! Holy moses it’s been around for a long time. You’ll notice a common link with the top sellers is how long they’ve been around.

    What does it smell like?

    Cool Water is a lighter scent that smells like cleanliness. Try to picture what someone would smell like after a nice shower, or someones hands after being soaked in warm soapy water. It also reminds me of a mop bucket full of hot water and suds before it is thrown on a floor.

    I of course mean this all in a good way.  If you want to smell clean, this is the fragrance for you.

    What was happening in the world when Cool Water made the Cologne Masters top sellers list…

    Earlier in the year when Cool Water made it’s debut, Google announced it had an AI that beat the world famous Go player for the 5th time Lee Sedol. This was said to be another leap for AI showing how well a computer can think on its feet and defeat humans.

    #1 Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996) 

    acqua-di-gio-best seller

    Last month – #3

    With all of the changes in the top selling mens cologne so far in 2017, Acqua Di Gio stays in the top 5. It seems that this Giorgio Armani fragrance will continue to be the top selling cologne unless a catastrophic event occurs.

    Acqua Di Gio (full review here) was designed to capture the scent of the mediterranean. It will draw compliments and can be worn in almost any situation.

    Why is it the most sold fragrance?

    Acqua Di Gio is one of the top selling fragrances every year because it simply just smells good. When it sales caught fire because people enjoyed how long it lasts, clean it smells, and how ideal it works in any situation, sales just skyrocketed from where it was.

    What does it smell like?

    Acqua Di Gio is an aquatic fragrance that begins as if you’re wandering around the beach, feet covered in sand, and breathing the ocean air. This feeling with mixtures of sweetness and citrus captures almost a perfect combination of what everyone looks for in a fragrance. Sweet, sophisticated, clean, and simple.

    What was happening in the news when Acqua Di Gio made our top selling list…

    Speaking of catastrophic events, do you recall the Zika virus that made national headlines in January 2016?! This virus is transmitted through mosquitos and as of February 2016, sexually. This virus has the largest impact on pregnant mothers whose fetuses have problems with brain development.

    Will this virus be enough to keep Acqua Di GIo from the top selling mens cologne list in 2017? Probably not but we’ll get back to you on that one.

    Versace Pour Homme Review For Men by CologneMasters

    Versace Pour Homme has been around since 2008 and has been moderately successful. After a disappointed Cologne Master reader was wondering why it wasn’t on the top sellers list, we felt it was time that we did a review to figure it out.

    Any fragrance that Versace puts their name on, gets attention. Since these guys are known to use quality ingredients in their fragrances, if you see their logo on something, it’s always worth a whiff.

    Currently Versace has 5 fragrances they are promoting for men. Dylan Blue, Oud Noir, Pour Homme, Eau Fraiche, and Eros headline the list the fragrances that are currently promoted and Pour Homme is the most popular of the bunch.

    If Pour Homme is the most popular Versace fragrance, it deserves a look and we are happy to dive in and give a Versace Pour Homme review.

    CologneMaster Awards Received

    best cologne for young men award





    Versace Pour Homme Facts

    • Created: 2008
    • Perfumer: Albert Morillas – known for Bvlgari Man, CK One, 212 Men, Acqua Di Gio, and many others
    • Celebrities that wear it: None known

    Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, Rose de Mai
    Middle notes: Geranium, Cedar, Clary Sage, Hyacinth
    Base notes: Amber, Musk, Tonka
    Most noticeable: Lemon, Neroli, Bergamot

    Smells like: Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

    Longevity (Based on 1200+ ratings)
    6.381 out of 10 – Average
    Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
    7.12 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
    Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
    6,990 – Average (most popular fragrances)
    Approximately $11.86 per ounce – Not bad

    Versace Pour Homme (2008) Thoughts from a Cologne Master

    Since Versace is a brand that always has a little “hype” to it, I always get jacked out of my mind when I get a chance to do a review one. Pour Homme in particular sits as one of the top 40 most complimented fragrances according to your votes so if you were to try a fragrance “blind”, you know there are people out there that find it worthy of a compliment.

    Albert Morillas has a phenomenal track record with aquatic fragrances and Versace Pour Homme is no different.

    When people talk about how it smells like Allure Homme Sport, they are right on. Right out of the gate, it is difficult to tell the difference between these two.

    After a few minutes though, there is a clear difference. Versace Pour Homme takes a trip down a street that smells a little more “soapy” where Allure Homme Sport has a little more punch to it. After about an hour, the projection of Allure Sport is much stronger. Versace Pour Homme starts to fade but Allure Sport you can still smell going strong.

    For the most part, Versace Pour Homme has a citrusy/soapy smell that stays linear throughout the day wearing it. It’s considered a crowd pleaser where if you just want to squirt something on that you don’t need to worry about everyone around you being grossed out, this might be your winning ticket.

    Pour Homme opens with a light, fresh, citrusy, smell. It does lack a certain originality to it since it smells like other aquatic type fragrances. If you’re looking for something unique or something that stands out from all the other fragrances out there today, this is not your winning ticket.

    versace pour homme review amazonMy Compliments – When I wear a fragrance, I’m lucky enough to work with several females with a keen sense of smell. Right now several of them are pregnant so their noses are even more sensitive than usual.

    My results in close quarters weren’t mind blowing, but each of them noticed that I was wearing something when I walked by them or they approached me. They asked me what I was wearing and basically said it was pleasant. What surprised me the most is Pour Homme is a lighter scent that has moderate to low projection so it was surprising they were even able to pick up the scent when I was further than arm reach away.

    The best compliment I received was from my girlfriend. When I laid down to go to sleep, my girlfriend rested her head on my chest and told me I smelled incredible. I was very surprised at this because it had been over 12 hours from when I initially sprayed on the fragrance and I no longer smelled it on my person. Keep in mind my girlfriend also adores Allure Homme Sport so I wasn’t surprised she liked it, but more that she could smell it so long after the initial spray.

    The Smell – The smell is great. If you like Acqua Di Gio or Allure Homme Sport, this is almost a guaranteed like.

    I lose track of this fragrance after about an hour of wearing it. But all it takes is someone coming up to me and asking, “What are you wearing?” for me to realize Pour Homme is still rocking strong.

    You’re not going to stand out wearing this fragrance because it smells like so many others. However, it’s a safe fragrance to wear in almost any situation.

    The Bottle – Gianni Versace was obsessed with greek mythology which explains the logo. It’s simple but classy where if you left it out on your nightstand, it would mostly go unnoticed.

    Price – Anytime you can but a fragrance for under $50 it’s a good fragrance.

    Longevity – I don’t think people realize how long Pour Homme lasts because of how easy it is to forget you’re wearing it. Over 1200 combined ratings of longevity give it a little more than a 6 but I would have to disagree with this and say it’s more of a 7.

    Projection – This is also controversial since some critics say that you can’t smell it on someone unless you’re with an arm’s length but I have to disagree. A woman at work wanted to smell me and she was probably 5-10 feet away before she said, “Wow that’s nice”.

    Non-offensive – It’s something that you can wear anytime or anywhere without driving people crazy.

    Compliment Getter – I’ve received compliments from this, but it’s also on the top 40 list for getting compliments.

    My final thoughts

    My Versace Pour Homme review final thoughts is that it is a great fragrance. I strongly recommend this fragrance for young men because it’s an inexpensive version of Allure Homme Sport.

    If I’m trying to decide on a light, citrusy fragrance, this in my personal top 5. In my opinion, everyone should have a fragrance in this category and if you’re looking for something not very expensive, don’t be afraid to give this a rip.

    Wear Pour Homme if…

    • You’re over 14
    • You want to receive compliments
    • You want something that can be worn in any situation
    • You want to save a few bucks
    Don’t buy this if…
  • You’re looking for something original
  • You don’t like Allure Homme Sport, Acqua Di Gio
  • You want something that wears off quickly
  • Here is what other people have said about Pour Homme by Versace

    • I like what this guys says about how it is similar to Allure Homme Sport

    Used to have this one a few months ago. All I can say is that this one is a “brother” of Allure Homme Sport. Both smell really similar when you spray it, but after some time it takes different ways, I mean Allure is a mix between aquatic notes with a little bit of sweetness, while Versace is more Aquatic and refreshing (it’s cleaner than Allure).
    Lasts all day long, projects really well, and the scent is very comfortable.
    Super versatile

    • Here is a guy that loved it

    “The first time is always the best..!! Pour Homme was my first Versace fragrance. It was love at first smell..!! Everytime I have worn (used) this cologne I have received compliments from women. The smell is a soft and clean scent that can be worn for any occasion. The scent is very similar to Aqui Di (Armani) and Thallium Sport of which I recommend also. The only complaint is the fragrance is light (soft) and does not last as long as other colognes.

    • This guy echo’s what we are thinking about it

    “This a safe scent for me. My wife likes it. Great for the office/work. A day time fragrance for sure.

    To me there was nothing really special about it. Dont get me wrong, it does smell good. And its great value for money. I dont know if its just me, but this smells a lot like acqua di gio. At least in the opening.

    Lasts about 3 hours on my skin on a summer day. And then becomes a skin scent.

    I ended up giving this to my dad after a few days of use. To me, it didnt really stand out.

    A 7 on 10 for me.”


    Alright, so who should buy Pour Homme by Versace?

    Age Group: 14+

    The smell is right for young men. It’s light, clean, fresh, and won’t offend anyone.

    Season: Spring/Summer

    When the weather starts to warm up, Pour Homme is at it’s best.

    Time of Day: Day

    Although you can wear it at night, this fragrance shines during the day.

    Gift?: Yes

    You won’t hear too many people say this fragrance is absolutely disgusting because it smells clean. This means it’ll make a great gift.

    Longevity: Good

    Although it’s not rated as a long lasting fragrance, it still will last on your skin all day.

    Harmless? – Yes

    Safe to wear anytime/anyplace

    Popularity – Popular

    Currently in the top 20 most popular men’s fragrances.

    Price – Good

    You can currently find it under $50 per bottle which is pretty dang good for a Versace fragrance.

    Awards – 1

    Best Cologne For Young Men

    Sexy – Sexy

    A good compliment getter and many from women. However, this is not what makes this fragrance popular.

    Signature Cologne – Yes

    This fragrance is good enough to be the scent you wear all-day every day.

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    The 10 Best Cologne For Young Men For 2017

    Congratulations! You just saved yourself 2,781 hours looking for the best cologne for young men by showing up to this page!

    We have tried, tested, and searched through the darkest parts of the web looking for which colognes work best for young guys and we have come up with a list of 10 and we even tell you our favorites!

    Still not good enough? Well, below our top list, we have even more goodies! Maybe you want to know which fragrance is the best for young dudes under $20, or maybe you want to know which one is the most attractive. Find your answers at the bottom of the page.

    Have fun!

    Last updated 3/15/17

    Fragrance Features Our Rating Pricing

    Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch

    • Ages 14+
    • Light, clean, refreshing
    • Versatile - perfect for any situation
    • Name brand - Abercrombie is a brand that associates with youth and sexiness
    • Compliment getter
    (4.7 / 5)

    Guess by Guess Seductive

    • Ages 14+
    • Light
    • Non-offensive, your classmates won't be grossed out
    • Smells sweet, which younger girls like
    (2.9 / 5)

    Very Sexy For Him by Victoria Secret

    • Ages 14+
    • Light
    • Lives up to it's name, very sexy
    • Smells sweet, with a little spice so you'll stand out
    • Great for dates
    (3 / 5)

    The One by Dolce & Gabbana

    • Ages 20+
    • Light, Professional
    • Extremely high rated
    • Smells sweet, very sexy,
    • Versatile, great for any occasion
    (4.8 / 5)

    Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

    • Ages 14+
    • Light, clean, citrusy
    • Most liked fragrance possibly ever
    • Young ladies crave it
    • Versatile, great for any occasion
    (4.9 / 5)

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche by Versace

    • Ages 18+
    • Light, clean, professional
    • Doesn't smell cheap
    • Young ladies love it
    • Versatile, safe to wear anywhere
    (3.4 / 5)

    Nautica Voyage by Nautica

    • Ages 14+
    • Light, clean
    • Best budget fragrance
    • Versatile, safe to wear anywhere
    (3.1 / 5)

    Guilty by Gucci

    • Ages 14+
    • Light, clean
    • Safe to wear anywhere
    • Very popular with young men
    (4.1 / 5)

    La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent

    • Ages 21+
    • Light, clean, with a little extra zing
    • Best for young professionals
    • Safe to wear anywhere
    • Well liked among the fragrance community
    (4.6 / 5)

    Versace Pour Homme by Versace

    • Ages 18+
    • light, clean, professional
    • Sneaky, long lasting
    • Safe to wear anywhere
    • Well liked among women
    (4.7 / 5)

    Find Info Fast – This is a long read so click here to get to the good stuff

    How To Read This Table

    This year we decided to make the table easy to read because lets face it, most guys don’t care about a zillion different ratings. We let the Cologne Master geeks worry about that.

    Although the table is super easy to follow, here is an explanation on what everything means anyway;


    This is a picture of what the fragrance looks like. Pretty simple. If you found a fragrance you want to give a chance, this way you know what it looks like.


    Simple enough. This explains why each fragrance made the list. Read through them and see if anything peaks your interest.

    Our Rating

    A simple 5 star rating system of what we think of the scent. The higher the number, the better the fragrance is in our opinion. Every fragrance on our list we give an in-depth review on and you can find them here.


    We buy almost all of our fragrances on Amazon but the prices continuously change. Click the link for the best deal on fragrance currently.

    The Best Cologne For Young Men… Period

    If you had a chance to browse through the table of incredible fragrances for young men, hopefully you found a few that you would like to try. Here at CologneMasters, we searched far and wide to bring you a list of the best fragrances for the younger generation and I believe we nailed it.

    Don’t like what we have to say? Drop us a comment below and we’d love to respond.

    The Best Of The Best… Our Top Overall Fragrances For Young Men

    #1 Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996)

    best perfume for men acqua di gioAcqua Di Gio (full review here) is a young mens 100% can’t miss cologne. If you are new to the fragrance world and are still trying to figure out which fragrance should be your first, don’t hesitate and buy it.

    It has a clean, aquatic, refreshing scent that that is guaranteed to be liked, especially from the younger crowds.

    You’ll find this fragrance on almost every single top list known to man and most recently it sits at #2 for the fragrance that will most likely get you compliments.

    Once again, Acqua Di Gio is the closest thing to a mother trucking GUARANTEE to be liked by anyone around you. It is the most sold fragrance ever and chances are, you know people already that wear it and have smelled it before.

    What also makes this fragrance great is that it was created in 1996. This means the guys that started wearing this right when it came out are only in their mid 30s. This means you don’t have to worry that your girlfriend’s grandpa wears the same cologne.

    Don’t take my word for it, check out what these lovely ladies said about it;

    Why Acqua Di Gio is the #1 Fragrance for Young Men

    Well besides women loving it, let’s talk about why Acqua Di Gio is the best cologne for young men by looking at the specific categories.

    Overall Rating – Acqua Di Gio received almost a perfect rating because for lack of better words, it’s awesome. It’s one of those fragrances that is universally liked by almost anyone that has a soul.

    You would have to really be a debbie downer to think this fragrance is garbage. A perfect rating is well-deserved and is the top 10% of the personal CologneMasters collection.

    Age – 14 years and older is perfectly fine for anyone wearing it. Since mostly everyone is wearing it already, as your first fragrance ever, this would be perfect.

    School/Work Safe – Acqua Di Gio is one of those fragrances that is safe to wear anywhere. There are some scents that you wouldn’t want to take to grandma’s house and you don’t have to worry about this being one of them.

    Sex Appeal – The Sexiest rating is held for only the most sexy fragrances around and Acqua Di Gio claims that prize. Ladies go nuts over this fragrance.

    Longevity – This is one of the best features on what makes Acqua Di Gio stand out. Because it lasts longer than most fragrances, this category gives it a boost to make it one of the best for young men.

    Price – This is the only downfall of Acqua Di Gio. It can be pretty pricy depending on what you think is expensive.


    #2 The One by Dolce & Gabbana (2008), EDT

    I don’t typically recommend The One (full review) for the younger guys, but when it comes to making girls go wild , this cologne absolutely dominates. Unlike Very Sexy For Him, you can also wear The One as your signature scent. Feel free to wear it all-day everyday since it has it’s own unique flavor.

    What drives the ladies crazy about this cologne is the sweet and sensual undertones. After you get past the initial opening of this scent, The One settles down and does all the seduction for you. The notes are sweet enough to drive any girl wild and move in close to make your night. Recently, it was featured as one of the top colognes to get you laid.

    This fragrance is a personal favorite of mine and is currently in my rotation of fragrance that I wear. It works.

    The Reason Why The One is Perfect For Young Guys

    Overall Rating  The One is definitely in the top 10% of all fragrances rock the market today. For young men that want to smell professional and not like all the other kids in school, this is the winning ticket. The One is the perfect combination of intimacy and business professional.

    Age – 20+years old. The One by Dolce & Gabbana is not for the high-school crowd. If you’re a mature high-schooler wanting to smell professional, be my guest and try this fragrance, otherwise stay away from it until you’re in college or working your first real job.

    Sex Appeal – Ohh heck yes this fragrance is one of the sexiest fragrances you can find. Ladies tend to enjoy smelling lighter, softer fragrances with sweet undertones. This is not the case for every woman so if your gal is tougher than you are, maybe this isn’t the right cologne.

    School/Work Safe – You bet it is! The One passes the test for wearing to Grandma’s house without offending anyone. In a matter of fact don’t be surprised if she gives you a few more hugs than normal.

    Longevity – Unfortunately, this is the only place where The One doesn’t hold up to it’s competitors. It doesn’t last as long as you think it would. This is a good thing for young men since you don’t want to smell like a stink show all-day.

    If you work in an environment that is hot, or you do loads of physical activity throughout the day, you may find yourself spraying yourself a little more during the day.

    Price – The pricing for The One is pretty amazing actually. Anytime you can pick up a perfect 10 fragrance for under $50, it’s a steal. You can find the best price on Amazon and make sure you purchase directly through them, not through a 3rd party lister.

    #3 Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch

    cologne for young men fierceFierce (full review here) is another can’t miss fragrance for young men. Thanks to an enormously successful marketing campaign, when people think of Abercrombie & Fitch, they think youth, sexy, and top shelf. When you walk past a store in the mall, or see someone wearing their clothes, chances on you’ll smell fierce not far behind them.

    As a company, Abercrombie has been struggling and has been under some hot water recently, but that doesn’t mean their fragrance is terrible. It’s actually quite the opposite. Fragrance experts have gone on record saying that if you took the name and picture off the bottle, it would appeal to wider range of people.

    But since it’s marketed towards the younger crowd, people associate this smell with them as well which makes it perfect for any young men to wear casually and that’s where Fierce stands out.


    Here is Why You Need Fierce If You’re a Young Guy Looking For A Cologne

    Overall Rating – Fierce is well liked by grown men and youth alike. It’s too bad that its geared towards a younger audience but that might be a good thing. You don’t have to worry about your 18 year old date and smelling like their grandpa.

    Age – 13+ works great. When you can afford to start wearing Abercrombie clothes, you can afford to start wearing their fragrance too.

    Longevity – Surprisingly a fragrance with such sophistication, light, and clean properties, this fragrance lasts a long time. You’ll get a full day of work out of this fragrance which is pretty amazing for an eau de toilette.

    Price – Like many name brand items, this scent comes with a price tag. It’ll be worth it when you start racking up the compliments.

    Best Cheap Colognes For Young Men

    Alright so not everyone has a billion dollar budget to buy fragrances. I know overtime I bring another fragrance home, I get the death stare from the ol’ lady.

    If you’re a young guy and you’re strapped for cash, here are a few fragrance you can get under $25 or $20 that still smell good.

    #1 Nautica Voyage by Nautica (2006), EDT


    Not everyone has the money to shell out for fragrances which makes Nautica Voyage (full review here) a perfect fit. Since you can regularly find it for under $20 a bottle, it makes it one of the best, most affordable, fragrances around.

    The Reason Nautica Voyage Is Great For Young Men

    Overall Rating – When taking a whiff, Nautica Voyage does have a surprisingly pleasant smell to it! When most people think of cheap fragrances, they feel like they are going to smell cheap as well.

    This is not the case with Nautica Voyage as it rocks a good 8/10 rating. It’s not perfect, but for the price it is simply amazing.

    You can also find Voyage as one of the most popular cologne for men in the US right now. The more popular a fragrance is, the more people that like it.

    Age – 14+ years of age or older, if you’re in high-school, college, or just looking for an inexpensive fragrance to wear day-to-day, this one will work.

    Longevity – Cheap fragrances are made with cheap ingredients which makes them “cheap”. However surprisingly of all the inexpensive fragrances, Nautica Voyage is one of the best for longevity.

    Price – Of course the reason we’ve been waiting for! Nautica Voyage is amazing for the price! CLICK HERE for the discount pricing I use.

    #2 Guess Seductive by Guess (2011), EDT


    Maybe you’re a young guy looking to take your lady out for an evening to remember. You have plans to head to dinner, movie, mini golfing, a walk through the park, and maybe top it off with some desert. Maybe if you’re lucky you’ll get to take your new lady friend home and get a good make-out session in if you can stay clear of the parents.

    Guess Seductive (full review here) is the fragrance you need. If you’re on a budget, this fragrance can be found on Amazon here for under $20 a bottle.

    What also makes this fragrance perfect is how weak it is. Yes I know you’re probably wondering why a weak fragrance is actually better for taming the ladies. The answer is, you’re going out for the evening, not the entire day. You don’t want a scent that will knock your date off their rocker. Secondly, something sweet but light makes those ladies want to get next to you. This is the mood you’re trying to set.

    The Reason Guess Seductive by Guess Is The Cheap Fragrance You Want

    First of all, this fragrance is sweet and sexy. It’s almost like you’re covered in candy without being sticky.

    I know most of you will say, “I don’t want to smell like a Jolly Rancher”. The short answer is that you won’t. Although Guess is “sweet”, it doesn’t do it in a way you’ll feel gross.

    This fragrance is perfect for young guys that are on a budget but also want to smell a little more sexy.

    Overall Rating – Guess Seductive overall isn’t the greatest fragrance to wear. It does have a better than average 7 rating, but for an inexpensive fragrance, it’s perfectly fine.

    Age – 14+ years of age or older works great with Guess Seductive. If you’re a beginner to cologne and need something to impress the young ladies, you can try this.

    Longevity – As a typical inexpensive fragrance, this one doesn’t last very long. You’re going to need to bring your bottle with.

    Price – You guessed it! This is the best part! CLICK HERE to find out where I bought mine to save a few bucks.


    Tip #1 – Choose a cologne that was not created 50 years ago. Colognes like Stetson, Drakkar Noir, Brut, Old Spice and many others have a scent most people associate with the old men.

    Are you going to approach a nice young lady and smell like her father? Heck no! Colognes you should be wearing need their heyday  within the last 15 years to make it safe you won’t get confused with older men.

    Tip #2 – You need something considered harmless, non-offensive, and well-liked. These colognes shouldn’t be “in your face” and driving everyone crazy that comes into contact with you.

    A good example of this problem is “Sex Panther” from Anchorman. Save these pungent colognes the movie stars. When you’re married, have six kids, or grandkids, bust those old school colognes out and give them a whirl.

    When you put these fragrances on, make sure you’re doing it right. If you haven’t yet, check out our how to wear cologne guide to get you started.

    Tip #3 – Find something that has a reputable name. When you’re young, you don’t need to find a diamond in the rough cologne to impress someone. When you’re young, people don’t care if the cologne you are wearing is only sold in South Africa.

    The best cologne for young men are fragrances when you talk about, people can identify with right away. If you say names like Ed Hardy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and many others, other young men and women will understand what you’re talking about.

    Some Interesting Fragrances For Young Guys

    I remember when geeks and nerds used to be the biggest insult you could tell someone. Now I think everyone has a little bit of geek or nerd in them and are proud of it. I know my girlfriend will yell at me every time she hears the infamous Clash of Clans screen loading up. I can hear her mumble “nerd” under her breath each time it happens.

    Since I truly believe we all have a bit of Geek or Nerd in us, these colognes are great for the situations when you want to geek out and read a book or play Call of Duty for 8 hours straight. For those of you however that think of themselves as nerds all of the time, don’t feel bad about wearing these colognes. If anything they might get you a few compliments and prevent you from smelling like the guy just getting out of the gym, or mr. goody-too-shoes.

    Colognes for nerds and geeks should blow peoples mind when you tell them what you’re wearing. How awesome would it be to tell someone you’re wearing a bacon flavored cologne, whopper, or something else sounding crazy. True nerds, like myself would love to blow someones mind with a crazy sounding cologne.

    Cologne #1 – Anything from Eccentric Molecules

    If you haven’t checked out these guys yet, you are missing out. This is by definition the geekiest site I have ever seen regarding cologne. I’ve even heard some people say they received a virus alert when they went there, but I was able to do it on my Mac just fine.

    Reading through how they make their cologne will make your head want to explode. Now I have never tried any of their cologne but I certainly will have reading about them. If anyone has ever tried them before, please drop a comment below so we can discuss it.

    Cologne #2 – Star Wars by Marmol & Son

    star wars cologneHere comes another cologne that I have never smelled. But how awesome would it be for someone to come over to your house and see this sitting out and immediately ask you what it’s all about. Better yet, imagine sitting in class and someone complimenting you on the way you smell and when you tell them it’s the smell of Star Wars you get to watch them freak out.

    I feel like the most important thing for nerds is to blow peoples minds when someone asks them why they smell so good. Even if the cologne is an average smelling cologne, to be able to explain how the ingredients within the cologne creates a chemical reaction that scientifically emits a stronger smelling cologne like Eccentric Molecules does, would also be a win for any nerd or geek anywhere.

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