Wouldn't it be nice if we had money like Warren Buffet and could buy whatever fragrance our hearts desired?
I think so too..
All of these colognes you fill find on this list are REAL and they can actually be purchased! I've seen several lists online that are complete lies which is why I've decided to create something accurate.
In most cases I provided a link to where you can purchase a sample or an authentic bottle from the manufacturer's website if one of these peaks your interest.
There is one key rule to be a part of this list. The cologne MUST still be in production. In my search of these expensive fragrances, I found some you can still purchase even though they have been discontinued.
These colognes are inflated because they are hard to find, thus it is unfair we choose them as an expensive cologne for men because it is not the fair price.
Also it’s important to note, personally I have not tried all of these. So for most of them, I had to take other's opinions into consideration when writing about it.
If you have anything you wish to add to the description, once again, don’t be shy to leave a comment so we can discuss it.
If what you say sounds educated and authentic, congratulations I will update the post with your name on it so you get some credit.
Let's get started shall we?
Reflection Man - $92.42 per ounce
Amouage fragrances are expensive compared to fragrances you pick up at your local department store.
They are made from some of the finest ingredients which make their value increase substantially.
According to basenotes.net, this fragrance is close to the 50/50 on whether guys like it or not, but don't let that influence you. The people that love this fragrance are truly, madly, deeply in obsessed.
Reflection Man has a white floral accord. This means, if you don't like the smell of jasmine, this fragrance is not for you. The jasmine is quite loud and in your face and people compare it to Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier.
($425 for 3.3 oz bottle)
Oud Wood by Tom Ford - $94.55 per ounce
This cologne is designed for a true cologne connoisseur. Oud Wood opens with an earthy mantle of richly woven saffron, black rose and black truffle, with hints of floralcy. The middle notes consist of, vanilla, patchouli, oud wood and tree moss soften the intensity, making the scent a sensual experience.
Oud Wood is described as one of the most tame and unimposing fragrances which Tom Ford puts his name on. It's a fragrance that demands quality, but not attention.
The longevity and projection is not a powerhouse like it's siblings Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille.
($312 for 3.3 oz bottle)
Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford - $94.55 per ounce
Tom Ford's Private Blend Tobacco Vanille is a fragrance that receives rave reviews. From people talking about the oodles of compliments they receive from it, all the way to how it's blended perfectly together.
Like any fragrance however, it does have the people that criticize it. For some it doesn't mesh well with their skin, it's too sweet, or the price tag does not live up to the hype.
The people who love this fragrance speak about how it's perfect for the winter. The tobacco, vanilla blend makes the cold a little more bearable. Also, people rant and rave how it smells like sophistication and is just plain lovely.
This is one of Tom Ford's most popular colognes, so don't be shy to try it out. Anything Tom Ford currently is like the Porsche of men's cologne.
($312 for 3.3 oz bottle)
X For Men by Clive Christian - $127.78 per ounce
Clive Christian’s “X factor” is a modern fragrance with a commanding, royal character of orris, cardamom, and cinnamon. This cologne is described as a spicy, woody fragrance that is available in 1.7 and 3.4 ounces.
Since I haven't tried this fragrance myself, I had a great time reading about all the people that have and their thoughts perhaps more than any other scent thus far.
Comparisons to the "Dos Equis man" was simply amazing. When you think about the most interesting man in the world, allegedly this is the fragrance that he's wearing. Men that wish to smell sophisticated and perhaps have a fine appreciation for the arts of fragrance are giving X for men a perfect 10/10.
A perfect score from these types of perfume reviewers is something to really appreciate. Fragrance as a product gets some of the harshest reviews when it comes to critics that makes me wonder how perfume designers continue to wake up in the morning and continue doing their work. For me to see such high ratings from one after another is simply amazing and makes me want to pony up and buy a bottle for myself and see what the fuss is about.
I'm super curious to hear opinions from "casual fragrance wearers", (the guys that just want to smell good to pick up chicks) to see what their perspective on it is.
The men that wear this fragrance regularly describe it as a scent made for kings. Immediately just staring at the bottle you can see why. With a crown top, it looks like it deserves a spot on the throne. If you want to smell like royalty, this is it.
($421.69 for 3.3oz or 100ml bottle)
1872 by Clive Christian - $127.78 per ounce
Clive Christian's 1872 Perfume spray receives attention because because of the cool looking bottle built for a king, and the name Clive Christian on the bottle.
If you're someone that wears fragrance casually and lacks a certain appreciation for natural ingredients, spending money on this may seem like a waste of money since there are cheaper alternatives that smell similar.
Women admit their counterparts that wear 1872 smell sophisticated and mature which is something appealing to the highest level gentlemen.
The people that continue to wear 1872 by Clive Christian don't receive epic compliments or obnoxious comments. They enjoy the fragrance because they've worn it for an extended period of time.
From the first spray, wearers claim they are sent on a journey of citrus, green, and spice notes.
If you are a citrus and fresh scent observer, you will notice the lime and grapefruit. Picture Acqua Di Gio and place a little spice in there. Add longevity and you'll have Clive Christian's 1872 Perfume Spray for men.
($422 for 3.3 oz bottle)
Aventus by Creed - $128.79 per ounce
There are MANY fragrances that are more expensive than Aventus, but people think of this cologne as something they will never be able to for. This is fragrance is just setting the stage for everything else you're about to see.
Aventus by Creed has a nice fruity opening that ladies seem to go crazy for. People describe this cologne as a “panty dropper” which means women seem to like it. 😉
To find an authentic bottle of Aventus, you can always look on the Creed Boutique website or choose one of their authorized resellers.
Top notes get the party started with pineapple, blackcurrant, apple and bergamot. The middle notes are bursting with peppery rose, birch, jasmine and patchouli, wonderfully woody, deep and heady. At the base is oakmoss, ambergris and a light dusting of vanilla which adds the finishing touch of virile sensuality. Aventus is the best fragrance for getting compliments and is considered extremely sexy.
($425 for 3.3 oz bottle)
Black Afgano by Nasomatto - $142.17 per ounce
Black Afgano is considered a "shared fragrance" meaning it's ok for guys and gals to wear it. One of the best reviews I've read happened to be over at ScentTrunk.com where they go on to say just how potent and strong this fragrance can be.
What makes this fragrance truly unique is that it was made to smell like "hashish" which comes from a cannabis plant. This makes Black Afgano even more interesting and yet controversial. People also describe it as a dark scent which would be something that Darth Vader would wear out to the club.
This scent is described as linear meaning that it smells the same 6 hours later as when you first put it on. The smell is very strong so an ounce will go along ways. People have even said that if you spray it on your clothes, you will be able to continue smelling it for months!
The notes you undoubtedly will find in Black Afgano is woodsy, incense, oud, tobacco.
($142.17 for 1 oz bottle)
Pardon by Nasomatto - $142.17 per ounce
Pardon by Nasomatto might be one of the highest rated fragrances on the Most Expensive Cologne For Men list.
Created by Alessandro Guiltieri, Pardon rocks a scent of Agarwood, Sandalwood, and Dark Chocolate as the defining notes that make up this smell.
For a fragrance that comes in such a small quantity (1 ounce), this scent has a potent and blinding force behind it. You don't have to worry about projection with a fragrance like this one.
The people that love this fragrance speak about how rich, spicy, and masculine this fragrance is and it makes it perfect for a winter blend. Men talk about the compliments they receive from their girlfriends from it and it seems like the ladies like to steal it away for a night when you're not watching 😉
The people that put Pardon on blast are those that don't like the ingredients or niche perfumes in general. If you're a main stream guy, you may not understand this one, but it's still worth snagging a sample if you get your hands on one.
($275 for 1.7 oz bottle)
C Woody Leather - $144.21 per ounce
When it comes to expensive fragrances, you start to see Clive Christian's name all over the place.
C Woody Leather is a brand spanking new fragrances so there is not a lot of feedback on what it smells like yet.
However, the people that have worn compare it to Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather without fruity notes.
Want to know what it smells like? Grab yourself a sample!
($475.90 for 3.3 oz (100ml) bottle)
Straight To Heaven by Kilian - $161.76 per ounce
Straight To Heaven by Killian is one of the highest rated fragrances on The Most Expensive Cologne For Men List.
Most people will tell you it smells like rum when they first get a taste, and its easy to like and difficult to hate.
Straight To Heaven starts with a shot of dark rum and evolves into the scent of a rum drenched, toasted oak staves according to one user on Fragrantica. It continues to smell very masculine and you will continue to receive compliments even though your own nose says its gone.
The cologne is described as a woody, spicy scent and was launched not too long ago in 2007. Straight to Heaven is also one of the more popular fragrances for how expensive it is.
Unlike several of the other "expensive fragrances" Straight To Heaven gets you noticed and compliments happen regularly. Another one for sure to try if you're ready to give one of these expensive colognes a try.
The only consistent complaint I've seen thus far has been the longevity. The worst I've seen reported is 3-4 hours, but others have said to get as much as 6 hours out of it. It most likely has something to do with your skin. If you need some tips on making your fragrance last longer, click here!
($275 for 1.7 oz bottle)
Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford - $182.35 per ounce
No this is not a joke. Tom Ford literally has a fragrance called "Fucking Fabulous".
As of now, it seems like this fragrance will not be available permanently, unless it catches fire and turns into a hot seller.
Initial reactions from people are that they are generally unsatisfied with it. They say it smells too much like baby powder.
There are a handful of people that do find it pleasant and don't get me wrong, that's a good thing. But, you don't hear anyone say that it's "Fucking Fabulous".
($310 for 1.7 oz bottle)
No.1 by Clive Christian - $318.92 per ounce
This fragrance is recognized as the world’s most expensive cologne for men and was formulated from extremely rare and fine ingredients.
You can immediately tell this cologne was made for only the most elite of users based on the design of the bottle. It's the type you would want to keep in plain sight in your bathroom, living room, bedroom, or whatever just because it looks like a piece of jewelry that needs to be shown off.
People whom have worn this cologne describe it as having many different floral scents all at once. If anyone has tried this fragrance, I’d love to hear your comments by dropping it down below!
($542.17 for 1.7 oz bottle)
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