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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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!

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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

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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)


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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
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

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

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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) 

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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 

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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) 

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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.

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 Stars (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 Stars (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
3.0 Stars (3.0 / 5)

The One by Dolce & Gabbana

  • Ages 20+
  • Light, Professional
  • Extremely high rated
  • Smells sweet, very sexy,
  • Versatile, great for any occasion
4.8 Stars (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 Stars (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 Stars (3.4 / 5)

Nautica Voyage by Nautica

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

Guilty by Gucci

  • Ages 14+
  • Light, clean
  • Safe to wear anywhere
  • Very popular with young men
4.1 Stars (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 Stars (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 Stars (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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The Best Perfume For Men To Give as a Gift

best perfume for men gift giving

With the holidays season coming around, perfume, fragrances, and cologne are amazing gifts to give any man no matter how rough, tough, and bad ass they appear. I think we agree all men need to smell good and finding the best perfume for men to give as a gift can be an overwhelming task.

Luckily for you, we are going to help you out with one simple article that will help you pick out a perfume for any guy.

Differences Between Perfume / Cologne / EDT

best perfume for men

Just so there is no confusion, this list will contain not just perfume, but every concentration of fragrance. When people say “perfume” or “cologne” most of the time they are talking about fragrance in general not just the specific type of perfume.

I don’t want to get too deep into this because I have an entire post explaining the basics of fragrance. But for all the fume-heads out there that like getting technical, I hope you understand.

For Someone That Has Never Worn Perfume/Fragrance/Cologne Before

best perfume first timerChoosing someone’s first fragrance is a magical moment. If you ask anyone what their first perfume was, they will know immediately off the top of their head what it was, and undoubtedly remember the circumstances surrounding the purchase decision or gift they received.

It is a big moment! When you’re a self-proclaimed Cologne Master, you read lots of reviews and stories on people wearing fragrance for the first time and I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve read from men talking about their first fragrance or how a certain scent reminds them of playing basketball in high-school or their first crush.

For this reason, when I say that very first fragrance is magical, I’m not kidding! It will inevitably create a psychological trigger that each time you smell your first perfume, you’ll be blasted back to the past where memories of wearing it will flood.

Suggestion #1 – Give him your first fragrance

If you’re a parent and giving a perfume to a teenager, what could be cooler than giving what you wore as a high-schooler? I know this wouldn’t work for everyone because I don’t know how things would have gone if I wore Brut everyday to school, but it some cases it does.

If you’re a parent and grew up wearing things like Cool Water or Drakkar Noir, those are great gifts to give your kid as a first time fragrance wearer! Here’s the thing, it won’t be the last fragrance they ever wear and if they end up hating it, they will most likely keep it because it’s what “Dad” smelled like and believe it or not, that’s kind of cool.

If you’re looking for a cool moment with your son, grandson, or whoever, why not give them a little taste of what it was like for you growing up.

Cologne Master Suggestion #2 – Give him a no doubter fragrance that every young man wants

best perfume for first timers

Acqua Di Gio is by far the most popular fragrance in the US and probably the world for good reason. The fragrance is perfectly blended as a citrus, sweet, clean smelling scent that can be worn in any situation.

As much as I hate sounding like a broken record, Acqua Di Gio is perfect for anyone that has never worn a fragrance before because they will probably buy a bottle of it some time in their life anyways.

Acqua Di Gio was launched in 1996 which marks the 20th year it’s been on the market. This is actually pretty cool because it might be older than the person you are giving it to.

Like I mentioned though, Acqua Di Gio is an easy way out. Every young man will want it and surely purchase it or try it in their lifetime.

If you’re interested in reading more about Acqua Di Gio we do have a full review to help you out.

Main notes

  • Aquatic notes
  • Lemon
  • Lime

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Something Sexy For Your Husband/Fiance/Boyfriend/FWB

best perfume for couples

So maybe you want to spice things up and get your significant other a sexy fragrance this year. The keyword in this title is SEXY! This means it’s not something they should be wearing everyday to work.

This is something they wear only for you. This is something you want your bed sheets and pillows to smell like after they are gone. These fragrances are sexy, edgy, and frankly a little dangerous.

Not everyone will love these scents so I’ve provided some of the stronger notes so if you know you hate them, you are better off avoiding them.

Suggestion #1 For The Mature Man 50+ years old


Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

When your husband gets to be a little more mature and you’re bleeding from your ears with wisdom, You can’t go wrong with something from Tom Ford.

Yes Tom Ford is a little more expensive, but that’s a good thing for anyone a little older. You don’t want to smell like the 16 year olds that try to drown themselves with fragrance in the boys locker rooms. You are way past that.

Tuscan Leather happens to be one of Tom Ford’s best. It is described by women as a sexy, alpha male type scent which is exactly what you should be going for.

Main notes

  • Leather
  • Raspberry
  • Suede

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Suggestion #2 For Guys 30+ years old that need to smell a little more romantic

best perfume men dior intense

Dior Homme Intense is a perfect example of a fragrance that is meant for couples. It’s not something you should be wearing every day but for romantic evenings Dior Homme Intense has the “intensity” to get the blood pumping.

You know how there are certain times when your significant other picks out a shirt or a pair of pants and says you look amazing in it, but when you look in the mirror you find yourself disgusted with what you’re seeing? That’s how I feel about Dior Intense.  It’s a romantic fragrance that men wear to please their significant others for romantic occasions.

Keep in mind, my opinion is in the minority of this one because I’m not a fan myself, but I do respect the people around me have all said positive things about it and the critic ratings are super high which make me second guess how I feel about it.

If my girlfriend tells me to wear it for the night, you bet your ass I’m going to do it. This is a great gift coming for a wife/husband/girl-friend if you man is in their 30s.

The most prominent notes in this one is Iris. Immediately this turn off the “tough guys” because floral fragrances have kind of a wussy connotation to them. Dior Homme Intense is the exception. It has a ridiculously high critic rating which gives anyone looking to give a random fragrance a chance, some confidence they will like it.

Main notes

  • Iris
  • Ambrette
  • Lavender

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Suggestion #3 For The Young Man Under 30

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The One by Dolce & Gabbana is a can’t miss gift for your man if they are under 30. This fragrance is both a fan favorite if you’re a guy or girl because of how light and sweet it smells. Despite the sweetness, it’s also sprinkled with masculinity which makes it an amazing gift.

The One has been one of my favorites for a long time. Although I’m over 30, I still wear this fragrance everywhere including dates with the ol’ lady. For you young pups, you’re gonna like this one because of how light and refreshing it is and it settles close to your skin so your date is going to sneak in close to get a whiff which is what you should be going for.

Here is a sweet video from alpha m. talking about The One. He gives some great advice and tips on how to wear fragrance, but he also throws in an endorsement for The One which is an amazing suggestion.

Main notes

  • Amber
  • Tobacco
  • Ginger


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For The Single Guys / Casual Daters / Or Guys That Just Need A Compliment

Alright so maybe you’re buying a fragrance for a guy that just needs a little help. This guy could be striking out with ladies or maybe just needs an extra glow or compliment to make his day better.

Here are a few good choices for guys that deserve something special for a gift.

Suggestion #1 If you have a few bucks to spend

best cologne for men aventusIf you want to receive a compliment by wearing a fragrance, there is only one that is almost a guarantee. Creed Aventus is by far the most liked fragrance you can wear if the people around you are your judges. If you haven’t seen our list of the most complimented fragrances, I suggestion you take a peek to see just how far ahead Aventus is.

The only drawback on Aventus is how expensive it is. If you purchase a 4 0z bottle from an authorized retailer like Creed Boutique or Nordstroms, you’ll pay almost $400 for it. Although hundreds of people say it is definitely worth it, your pocketbook needs to be the judge.

Main notes

  • Pineapple
  • Birch
  • Musk


Suggestion #2 La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent

La Nuit finds itself on almost every top list Cologne Masters has to offer. It’s a light, friendly, versatile smell that can be worn in almost any situation.

What’s great about La Nuit is that it’s something that is loved by almost anyone that wears it. Also, La Nuit is not all that popular and you won’t see it as a top seller either. This is awesome because you don’t have to worry about smelling like someone else.

High profile critics like Jeremy Fragrance have sung the praise of La Nuit many times along with other big name bloggers (like us). La Nuit is a great gift and unlike Aventus, it can be purchased on a budget.

Main notes

  • Cardamom
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot

The Best Fragrance Gift Sets For Men

Instead of purchasing just a single fragrance, a popular trend is to buy a gift set instead. This is actually a pretty gosh dang good idea because you allow the person you’re buying it for to decide which ones they like.

What is a gift set?

For those of you that don’t know what a gift set is, a gift set is a collection of smaller bottles of fragrances. You can think of it like a sampler platter where you get a little bit of everything.

These make great gifts because if the person you’re giving it to doesn’t like a fragrance, chances are they will enjoy at least several from the pack.

Suggestion #1 – Giorgio Armani Gift Set

If the person you’re buying for is new to fragrance or perhaps wants some of the most popular fragrances of all time, a Giorgio Armani gift set is the way to go. Although the bottles a very small, this collection gives you access to some of the most successful fragrances in the last 20 years.

If you’re interested in giving this gift set a shot, click on the picture to get some pricing.

Suggestion #2 – Polo

The Ralph Lauren Polo fragrance collection is another win for anyone looking for a nice set of colognes to give as a gift. These bottles and names echo throughout the fragrance community and you’ve probably heard them all before.

Polo Red, Polo Blue, Polo Green, and Polo Black all had their days in the spotlight and giving them as a gift will guarantee the recipient a new fragrance to enjoy.

You can find these bottles by clicking on the picture.

Suggestion #3 – Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole has some nice hit fragrances with Black and Reaction that is included with this gift set. Kenneth Cole isn’t as popular and Polo or Giorgio Armani so if you wanted to give a set that was slightly different from the main stream stuff, this wouldn’t be so bad.

You can find where to get this by clicking on the picture.

Did we miss anything?

Have you received a fragrance as a gift that you never heard of and were blown away? We want to know about it! Please leave a comment below so we can get it added to our list.

Things to mention;

Who gave it to you?

When? Christmas? Birthday? Anniversary?

Do you still wear it?

Also, have you ever given someone a gift of fragrance and they were blown away by it? Maybe they hated it so bad they ended up throwing it away? We want to hear your story. Drop a comment below

Well, that’s all we have for today! Good luck gift giving!

The Top 20 Sexiest, Best Cologne For Men To Get Laid

Of all the reasons to wear fragrances, “getting laid” or “because girls like it” has to be close to the top of the list. This is why we felt it necessary to write one of the most crucial articles this world has ever seen. The Best Cologne for Men to get you laid.

We know that finding a fragrance that will make the ladies melt for you is a tough task. After all, all women are different and they prefer different smells. Not to mention, if you know women, half of the time they don’t even know what they like so to find a fragrance that they will go nuts over may might be the most complicated initiative we’ve ever taken here at

Nonetheless, we accomplished our mission after months of research and testing and here are the fragrances that will get you laid… you’re welcome 😉

FragranceSex AppealC.M. RatingCritic Rating
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996)9.5106.715
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel10107.51
Aventus by Creed (2010)109.57.995
Bleu de Chanel by Chanel (2010)87.57.01
Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari (2010)875.975
Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior1098.68
Fahrenheit by Christian Dior (1988)887.32
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch (2002)9.5106.875
Green Irish Tweed by Creed997.76
L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent9107.31
La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent9.29.47.49
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier808.56.875
Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules873.95
Platinum Egoiste by Chanel10107.245
Rochas Man (1999)987.91
Sauvage by Christian Dior (2015)875.435
Terre D' Hermes Parfum by Hermes (2009)988.705
The One by Dolce & Gabbana (2008)9.2107.34
Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford (2007)1097.815
Versace Dreamer by Versace987.15

How we came up with this list –

Like we mentioned before, all women have different tastes and preferences. What we suggest may be perfect for the cutie down the street, but your wife may find it appalling. This could be a problem!

Just like all of our opinions on fragrances, we have created a list for the masses. This means ON AVERAGE women get turned on by these scents. Your wife might hate it, but by gosh your secretary, baby-sitter, and cashier may fall over backwards when they smell you. This is a good thing.

Sex Appeal – This rating is how likely a person is to think about sexiness when they smell it. For example, if I ask 50 women “What do you think of this fragrane?” and 1o of them reply with the words, “hot”, “sexy”, “yummy”, I’m gonna rate the fragrance as a very sexy fragrance and give it a perfect 10.

If women get grossed out by the scent, or they find it pleasant but would label it something unattractive, it will most likely earn a 0.

*Note – All of the fragrances on this list are sexy or they wouldn’t be here. However, some of them have a slight advantage over others. Thats why we came up with a rating scale.

C.M. Rating – This is my take on the fragrance. Why my opinion matters is because I’ve smelled hundreds of different fragrances and with my experience, I understand what will get a women excited and which ones will not. (Usually I’m spot on) If you value my opinion, this is a good guesstimate of how the fragrance smells overall. If I think a fragrance is in the top 10% of all fragrances I’ve smelled, I give it a 10.

Critic Score – This score is what critics and reviewers think of the fragrance. These opinions have nothing to do with me and are compiled into a number so we can compare each one. If you don’t like my advice, take the word of hundreds of people that have worn it and make a decision from that. Sometimes I agree with the world and sometimes I don’t.

How to choose a fragrance to get you laid

I understand that some of you guys out there are meat heads. You’re in the gym twice a day and you’re taking pictures of your biceps and sending them off to random Tinder girls 15 times a day. That’s fine. The type of girl you’re going to go after is different than somebody else would that may be looking for.

Maybe you’re a nice, mature husband that is looking to romance your wife for a splendid evening out. You will probably be wearing something else than some gym rat trying to press every hottie they see.

Don’t worry though, as you read through the bottom of the page, I have you all covered with a few recommendations. Check to see which scenario fits you best and go from there.

Typically fragrances that are on this list are not popular. You don’t want to wear something everyone else does so keep that in mind as your viewing some of these. If you’ve never heard of them, there is probably a reason why.

Wearing fragrance by itself will not get you laid, sorry fellas If you really think that spraying a couple of squirts of any of these fragrances will get you covered in hotties, you’re wrong. Fragrance ENHANCES the way you look. Have you ever had a gorgeous girl walk by only to have her perfume stick into your nostrils for a few extra seconds like she is still in front of you? Thats what cologne does for guys too! It enhances your best features, gives women something to compliment you on, and it’s a free conversation starter.

Most people that know me have an idea that I LOVE fragrance so if we are just standing around and we have nothing to talk about, I’ll have them smell my wrist so they can tell me what they think. It also works as a great opener if you’re trying to pick up women. “Hey ladies, can I get your opinion on something, my friends keep telling me I smell like a Unicorn, what do you think?” and BOOM you’ve just opened a conversation with a random person.

Now there are some pretty crazy stories in this post of guys getting laid from these fragrances, but I just wanted to put a disclaimer out there that you’re gonna have to do a little more work than just show up wearing fragrance.

#1 Best Overall Cologne For Men To Get You Laid

best cologne for men aventusAventus by Creed (2010) – Click Here For Price

Sex Appeal: 10

Cologne Master Rating: 9.5

Critic Rating: 7.995

Without any question, Aventus by Creed gets more compliments, phone numbers, and results than any men’s fragrance on the market today. If you haven’t seen all the compliments Aventus receives, I suggest you check out our best smelling fragrance page and see for yourself just how many people notice Aventus (in a positive way) than others.

Here at Cologne Masters we don’t have a full blown review for Aventus yet. For that reason, we can’t give it a perfect 10 because I haven’t actually worn it but I’ve smelled it numerous times. But rest assured, there is a review coming soon, and you’ll be able to find it here when there is.

What makes it special and the #1 best cologne for men to get you laid?

Most noticeable notes: Pineapple, Birch, Musk

Not only does Aventus last a long time, the scent will make you smell like a true gentleman. The big price tag that comes along with Creed is actually a good thing. You don’t need to worry about smelling like a girl’s ex in most cases when you’re trying to pick her up.

True stories of men getting laid because of Aventus

This story is awesome because it shows a few of the powers Aventus has.

  1. It is a conversation starter – in this situation, the woman actually approached the guy to start the conversation. If you you’re having trouble figuring out what to say, Aventus does the work. Women will come to you (sometimes)
  2. It lasts a long time. The girl said the next day that she could still smell him. That goes to show how long the fragrance will last.

Story #2 – (Not me)

I met this girl on the Tinder dating app awhile back and she ended up coming over to my place a few weekends ago. Because I wanted to get straight down to business, I sprayed some Aventus on right before she came over.

In only 20 minutes, we were already making out aggressively and I knew we were going to have a fun night. I ended up sleeping her with all weekend and I figured I didn’t have to wear cologne anymore.

Two weekends later we were hanging out and she asked me, “Why don’t you wear that cologne anymore?” I never thought in a million years a cologne would get me laid… Thanks Aventus

Story #3

Just encountered a man that said wearing Aventus landed him the job he always wanted. The person giving the interview commented on it and brought it up several times throughout the process. Pretty cool stuff!

Have your own story about getting laid from wearing Aventus? Let us know here!

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#2 Best Cologne For Getting Laid

Bleu de Chanel by Chanel (2010) – Click Here for price

cologne for men bleu de chanelSex Appeal: 8

Cologne Master Rating: 7.5

Critic Rating: 7.01

In my journey of discovering fragrances for men that will get results when it comes to getting laid, Bleu de Chanel comes in at #2. When it comes to fragrances that receives compliments, Bleu De Chanel come in at #3 on that list. But here is the thing, we don’t want compliments, we are looking for fragrances that will get us into the bedroom.

I’ve worn Bleu de Chanel several times and although it is a great scent, I didn’t have the results

What makes it special and #2 on the list?

Most noticeable notes – Grapefruit, Ginger, Incense, Lemon

Although in my personal experience, I haven’t received the best luck from Bleu de Chanel for receiving compliments, getting action, or conversation starters, overwhelmingly this is one of the hottest fragrances when it comes to people getting attention online that have worn it. And since I’m only one person, and there are zillions of other people that wear this and experienced super positive results, I have no choice to follow their lead and put it at #2.

Check out below to see some of the things that have been said about it.

True stories from people that wear Bleu De Chanel

Story #1 from an attractive lady


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.
The best part it’s that it is well known but not everybody wears it.
For me it has an elegance and a charm that’s so unique that it’s hard to describe

Story #2 (true story from a co-worker)

Across the street from where we work there is one of the largest laser tag arenas in the state. A couple of the guys I work with preordered the new Battlefield console game so they were able to try out the arena at no cost.

When they arrived, there were several other teams there ready to play so they jumped right in. Maybe it was destiny, but they were paired with another group of four that included two guys and two girls that were on dates.

They started running around and in the heat of combat, one of my co workers was pinned down behind a barricade with one of girls in his group.

His body heat mixed with Bleu de Chanel must have triggered some sort of attraction because she let out a the words, “Damn someone smells good”.

After strike up a conversation, he ended up sneaking her phone number and a few weeks later getting laid. Not bad for a girl that we on a date.

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#3 Best Cologne For Getting Laid

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995) – Click Here For Price

le-male-amazonSex Appeal: 8.0

Cologne Master Rating: 8.5

Critic Rating: 6.875

Le Male is now almost considered one of the “classic fragrances” since it no has been almost 20 years since its release. Le Male has some of the strongest compliments I’ve ever seen from the opposite gender after talking with people who wear it, and reading all the reviews on the web about it.

A big reason Le Male will get you laid is because it will get you noticed. The smell is powerful and it lasts a long time which why it is perfect to get you some action. You will smell good, you will receive compliments, and you will get noticed.

What makes Le Male worthy of being on this list? 

Most noticeable notes – Vanilla, Lavender, Mint

Le Male is a manly fragrance. Its something that I would imagine a dude would wear when he was done wrestling a bear, fixing a car, or grilling some meat.

It’s also a loud fragrance. People around you will notice it. Whether that’s good or bad will depend on your audience, but generally speaking women love this one for whatever reason even though not all guys do.

True stories and reviews about Le Male

Review #1

This guy says it perfect…

I don’t get it. I really don’t. It’s decent, it smells ok, but for some reason nearly all of the women I know, LOVE IT.

I wish I understood why. This is one of the colognes I wear for other people. My ex’s absolute favourite.

Other people love it. I don’t.

Story #1 (not me)

I’ve been seeing this girl for a few weeks when we decided it was a good idea to go out with my friends for a night. She met me at my place and when I greeted her, I was finishing getting ready for the night.

She came with me to my room and I was putting the finishing touches on my hair and then grabbed my bottle of Le Male and sprayed it on my wrists, neck, and I wiped a dab right behind my ears. She noticed the weird looking bottle and asked what it was and told her it’s called “Le Male” and she said she’s never heard of that before.

We were at the bar with my friends later that night, giggling and just being obnoxious when she leans in and says, “Your Le Male makes me want to drop my panties”.

This caught me off-guard because she never said anything to me sexual like that in the weeks we’ve known each other. Maybe it was the strawberry margaritas that made her say, who knows but she did. The most we’ve done up to that point is make out a little and she let me feel her boob a bit but that was all.

Needless to say, when we got back to my house, she dropped those panties. I can’t say for certain if it was the booze of the cologne, but who cares.

(If you have your own store about Le Male, please share it with us!)

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Best Cologne To Get You Laid For Young Men

Most girls in high-school are still in the stage of wearing name brand clothes, and competing on who is wearing the most expensive jeans. Most hot girls are going to know their fashion and they have most likely been exposed to smells that associate with good looks, money, and sexiness.

So here are some fragrances that will get you noticed in school. These ones in particular are talked about by young men all the time saying they’ve received some great results.

#1 Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch – Click Here For Price

cologne for young men fierceSex Appeal: 9.5

Cologne Master Rating: 10

Critic Rating: 6.875

Whether you like Abercrombie & Fitch as a company or not, young women are exposed to the sexiness the scent brings. When a girl heads into a Abercrombie & Fitch store, this is the smell they encounter. This means that girls associate this fragrance with looking good, having money, and being attractive. For a young guy in high-school to smell like that is a gold mine. I know when I was in school, my friends wore this and they always had girls gushing over them.

What makes Fierce worthy of being on this list?

Most noticeable notes: Musk, Fir, Lemon

Well, we already said it. Fierce is relatable to teenagers because they know what Abercrombie is. When you smell like something the ladies think is amazing, they are going to think you’re amazing.

Fierce is also featured on our infamous best cologne for young men post which attracts a lot of visitors to our site.

Reviews from some young guys (WARNING ROUGH LANGUAGE) 

I always wore different colognes.. must’ve owned 10-15 total, all good brands, the ones that got compliments a few times were Acqua Di Gio, Armani Code, and D&G Masculine, but it would be occasional. Well I just got Abercrombie Fierce, and no joke, within an hour I got two

compliments alone and a lottttt of stares-and-turn around smells as I passed by… this shiat is like CRACK for people lol… most compliments on a cologne ever, hands down. Plus it smells fcking awesome!

Here is another one…

FIERCE’s scent is an immediate attention getter and rightly so. Its fresh citrus aroma is the first aspect she’ll notice because of its clean, poised attitude. However, it’s FIERCE’s warm musky subtleness that will naturally draw her curiosity because of its seductive nature.

It is essentially a manly musky cologne for college guys but still quite a unique smell. A&F has a knack for making a good cologne for young men. It may be a “trendy mall scent” for younger guys but it’s still darned good. EdC strength.

hmm.. might look into it. was looking for a new cologne before heading back to college.

And a female perspective…

I think, and nearly all of my straight female friends agree, that Abercrombie Fierce is the absolute SEXIEST cologne a guy can wear. Regardless of what you think of Abercrombie (I used to be an absolute Abercrombie whore but now I do NOT shop there…except for fragrance , you can’t deny that their cologne smells incredible.

Caveat emptor: cologne only enhances your game, it does not provide game when there is none to begin with.

(if you have your own Fierce success story, please share it with us by dropping a comment below so we can get it added!)


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#2 Best Cologne For Young Guys to Get Laid

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996)

acqua-di-gio-amazonSex Appeal: 9.5

Cologne Master Rating: 100

Critic Rating: 6.715

Quite possibly the greatest fragrance to ever show up on the planet, Acqua Di Gio makes another appearance on a list. Because of the popularity of Acqua Di Gio, I couldn’t put it as #1 because there is nothing worse than smelling like someone’s ex.

Since Acqua Di Gio is so popular, the best time to see it in action is during high-school. This is the time where you’ll see the power this fragrance has because when you get older, most people will be worn out of this scent.

What makes Acqua Di Gio worthy of being on this list?

Most noticeable notes: Sea notes, Lemon, Lime

When over 50,000 people search for this fragrance per month on the search engines, you know there is something special about it. Acqua Di Gio is the closest thing to a guarantee that your girl will love the way you smell because of well it is liked. Check out some of the stories/reviews people have over this fragrance.

Stories/Reviews on Acqua Di Gio

(Warning… language)

I went out and bought Aqua di gio cologne yesterday since a lot of people seem to like it and last night bi**ches would not stop telling me how good i smelled. if you want any and all bi**ches on your D go get some of this sh**.”

This married guy…

Acqua Di Gio by Armani is by far the best. Several girls have told me it is an instant panty dropper. No joke. Too bad I’m married though. LOL

Story time (as told to me from a Cologne Master fan)

I never wore cologne before, so when I took off to college to BSU (Bemidji State University), I was ready to try new things and cologne just happened to be one of them. In high-school I didn’t really go to parties, just mainly hung out with a few buddies on weekends and worked at a local grocery store to save up for a car and school.

Anyways, I sent a couple of emails to Jason (me) about what cologne I should try because I’ve never worn it and I was clueless about which one to choose since there are so many out there. Jason gave me a couple of suggestions and I ended up going with Acqua Di Gio because it he said it was “guarantee like for me and my new friends around me”. So I tried it out.

In the dorms I didn’t have any mind blowing discoveries with it right away. I liked the smell of it, but I didn’t have people coming up to me left and right wanting to sniff me. I almost though I wasn’t doing it right so I almost stopped but I’m glad I didn’t.

Hockey happens to be a big deal at BSU and it just so happens that I made friends with one of the redshirt goalies and he told me to come hang out with some of the guys. I’m not much of a hockey plan but I decided it would be cool to hang out with those guys because legend has it, if you’re a hockey player, you get chicks.

That night, my hockey friend stopped over at my dorm and asked if I had any cologne he could wear and I reluctantly told him I had some Acqua Di Gio, because I assumed he wore something a little more high end or something. When I told him I had some Acqua, his face lit up and said, “Oh hell yeah!” and sprayed himself like 3-4 times and told me to do the same. He then mentioned something about how the girls were going to go crazy on us that night, which I didn’t believe.

Well, we get to the hockey house and there ended up being a bunch of hockey players there and TONS of girls and I mean the hottest girls at the school. I’ve always wondered where they hung out, but after seeing how many were there, I knew. My goalie friend ditched me so I kind of just hung out in the basement with a few of the girls and other dudes playing beer pong. While I was watching, one of the girls came up to me and told me “you smell too good to be a hockey player” and I laughed and told her that was because I wasn’t.

We ended up chit chatting for awhile and she added me on Facebook where we started talking a little more and then finally we went out a few times and were able to have some fun. I don’t know if Acqua Di Gio did the trick, or just being lucky at the right place at the right time, but it sure seemed good!

In conclusion (from Jason)

Cologne might not get you laid, but it might open a door for conversation or in my fan’s case, it enhances your appearance to make you go from 7 on a girls attraction scale to an 8.

(Have your own Acqua di gio story? Let us hear about it! Drop it in the comments below)

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The Best Cologne For Men for heading on a date with your wife/fiancé/girlfriend

I promised everyone reading this that I would give you a few fragrances that you may be looking for if you’re looking for a nice romantic evening with your wife or girlfriend.

For these types of nights, you should be looking for something a little more unique than something everyone can buy at their local Walmart or Target stores. A fragrance for a hot date shows your girl that she is special and that you don’t do this kind of stuff for just anyone.

Here are a few suggestions.

#1 Fahrenheit by Christian Dior – Click Here For Pricing

fahrenheit-amazonSex Appeal: 8

Cologne Master Rating: 7

Critic Rating: 7.32

Fahrenheit makes the list because it is one of the most manly fragrances you can buy. When people say it smells like gasoline, they aren’t kidding. This fragrance is so distinct, it will be impossible for your date to deny your manliness and will have no choice but to get n closer.

What makes Fahrenheit worthy of being on this list?

Most noticeable notes: Leather, Violet leaf, Nutmeg flower

Fahrenheit might be the most masculine fragrance you can buy which makes it perfect for an intimate date. Back in the 90s you might have had a problem with every man you walk next to wearing this scent, but not anymore which makes it even more special.


Story #1

“I sprayed this on my man in the department store.
At first he was overwhelmed with the petrol opening. I told him old classics like these need time to settle down. Once it did we went perfume shopping at the counter for me.

The young girl helping us kept leaning over to my man and she kept playing with her blouse. Her button kept popping open, and finally she left it with part of her bra/cleavage exposed. My man looked at me and it was becoming comical. He’s a rugged sort, so pretty boy-handsome ladies man isnt his bag.

She asked what he was wearing and he coldly replied “faherenheit” with a smirk and a wink as he was escorting me out the door. Once we got in the car, he looked this up on fragrantica, and said..”You were right. Its a lady killer.””

This is sex in a bottle , on my third bottle and will be buyin another one when its finished, very mature scent, compliments like crazy, you can wear this any time of the year, lasts 24 hours on my skin

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#2 Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford – Click Here For Price

tobacco-vanille-amazonSex Appeal: 9

Cologne Master Rating: 9

Critic Rating: 7.815

Tobacco Vanille is one of the highest rated fragrances ever from critics and reviewers alike. If that many people are saying good things about something, you know something is up. Over at the Guy Code Academy, some research was done by him personally to figure out what fragrances women find the most sexy.

His grand conclusion was indeed Tom Ford fragrances and for good reason. These smell of wealth, sophistication, and sexiness. This makes it perfect for a romantic evening out with your girl.

What makes Tobacco Vanille being worthy of being on this list?

Most noticeable notes: Tobacco, Vanilla, Dried fruits

Anything Tom Ford stinks of success. You won’t have a problem with everyone you know wearing this because rarely can someone justify spending $200 + on a fragrance. But if you’re married or really want to impress your date, it may be worth it.

You won’t find stories of men talking about their conquests when they wear this one. The reason behind it is because the type of guy that does get action from it, doesn’t kiss and tell 😉

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On the top of the page Cologne Masters gives you the top 20 best cologne for men to get you laid. Chances are that all of them might not be right for you but I’m willing to bet at least one of them will match your skin perfectly that will give off a glorious scent that will make women want to have your babies. (ok maybe went too far there)

But seriously, if you have a question on which one you should get, ask it down below and I’ll get back to you on it. If you’re too nervous to post a comment, send me a message via our contact page.

Lastly, once again, fragrances don’t guarantee any action, but they sure as hell enhance your appearance. If you’re a 7 on the attractive scale, it might just turn you into an 8 or 9 which may be all you need to take your girl home… Good Luck

17 Best Long Lasting Cologne You Will Ever Find

If you have dry skin, live in an area with a hot climate, or straight up just don’t mesh with a lot of the main stream fragrances, you need a long lasting cologne.

One of the biggest complaints we see here at CologneMasters day to day, is that men get upset when they spend a good chunk of change on a bottle of fragrance, only to discover when they use it, the cologne vanishes within a few hours of wearing it.

What a PAIN! Lucky for you, we have 11 tips to help you get the most out of your bottle that should really help you out if you’re looking for some quick fixes on getting the most out of your current fragrance.

Otherwise, some people don’t understand that cologne, or eau de cologne, is designed to specifically not last very long! If you have seen these words on bottles before, and you’ve been wondering what they mean, it basically means how much fragrance concentration is within each bottle. Don’t believe us? HowStuffWorks even has an article about it.

Here is a good illustration.


So if you’re looking for a long lasting cologne, perfume, or fragrance, you may want to double check what your actually purchasing. Many fragrances will come in two different types like maybe an EDP and an EDT like Terre d’Hermes for example.

One is designed to be a little stronger and last a bit longer.

This however is not a “rule”, but more like a guide. Some EDTs might last longer than EDPs. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

We have however completed a list of some of the best long lasting cologne you can find for your enjoyment. Let us know if we missed any and we’ll get it put up on our list.

The longevity rating is based off hundreds/thousands of reviews and are not my PERSONAL opinion. I think that makes our list a little more accurate.

Fragrance/CologneAvg. Longevity RatingCritic RatingWhere You Can Find It
Joop! Homme by Joop!9.127/105.570Click Here
A* Men by Thierry Mugler9.049/106.605Click Here
Tobacco Vanille By Tom Ford8.672/107.795Click Here
Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford8.598/107.345Click Here
Dior Homme Intense by DIor8.53/107.12Click Here
1 Million by Paco Rabanne8.464/105.945Click Here
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995)8.384/106.875Find It Here!
Eros by Versace7.87/105.90Click Here
Red Vetyver by Montale7.846/107.475Click Here
Terre D' Hermes Parfum by Hermes7.635/108.705Click Here
Fahrenheit by Christian Dior7.631/107.320Click Here
Obsession by Calvin Klein7.578/106.395Click Here
Narcisco Rodriguez For Him7.525/105.920Click Here
Aventus by Creed (2010)7.354/107.970Click Here
Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)7.300/108.295Click Here
Only The Brave by Diesel (2009)7.2845.220Click Here
Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf7.193/107.00Click Here
Allure Homme Sport7.167.50Click Here

So here ya go…

The Top 10 Most Lasting Cologne You Can Find

#10 – Obsession by Calvin Klein (1986), eau de toilette

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Longevity Rating – 7.578

Critic Rating6.395

The year 2016 marks the 30 year anniversary since Obsession was released. Today it is not nearly as popular as it once was. Critics talk about how “dated” and “played out” it is.

In its time, Obsession was a masterpiece that many men wore. Back in the 80s, men flocked to the fragrances such as Drakkar Noir, Cool Water, and Obsession. Now the guys that wear it are all a little bit older and just want to be blasted back in time a few years.

This explains the low critic rating.

If you’re looking for an older, timeless smell that is built to last, Obsession could be the fragrance for you.

Notes you’ll notice;

  • Cinnamon
  • Amber
  • Vanilla


If you do wish to give it a chance, don’t be afraid to look on Amazon for the best deals.

#9 – Fahrenheit by Christian Dior (1988), eau de toilette


Longevity Rating – 7.631

Critic Rating – 7.320

Fahrenheit by Christian Dior is one of the fragrances that keeps popping up everywhere in conversations. In a matter of fact, it was even future in a super manly post over at

This fragrance lasts a long time and should only be worn by dudes that have a bad ass persona. I’m not kidding. People say it’s something a mechanic would smell like after he came home from work and cut the grass. Kind of cool in it’s own way.

So if you’re ready to take a leap into manliness, this is one of the fragrances for you.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Leather
  • Violet leaf
  • Nutmeg flower



#8 – Terre D’Hermes Parfum by Hermes (2009), Pure Perfume

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Longevity Rating – 7.635

Critic Rating – 8.705

One of the biggest complaints you’ll here from Terre D’Hermes 2006, EdT is how long it lasts. Although it’s considered a masterful scent, this is a text book example of people wanting something more if they are going to spend over $50 for a bottle of love juice.

When the pure perfume version of Terre D’Hermes came alive, the people rejoiced. This scent now lasts longer than ever and has received much higher reviews and ratings than it’s Edt counterpart.

If you love the smell of lighter fragrances or loved the smell of Terre D’hermes and always wished it lasted just a bit longer, you may have found a winner. You can find the EdT version of this fragrance on the best mens cologne page.

This one is a little more expensive because it’s loaded with more perfume in it than a normal fragrance.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Orange
  • Woodsy notes
  • Grapefruit


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#7 – Red Vetyver by Montale


Longevity Rating – 7.846

Critic Rating – 7.475

Perhaps one of the least popular fragrances to show up on the long lasting cologne list, Red Vetyver was created by Pierre Montale as something that is hot with spices along with the freshness of vetiver.

Oddly enough, there are strong comparisons of Red Vetyver by many people that claim it smells identical to Terre D’Hermes! This is kind of weird knowing that Terre D’Hermes Parfum makes an appearance on this list.

If you’re a vetiver fan, or just really enjoy the smell of Terre D’Hermes, this fragrance might be worth checking out.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Vetiver
  • Grapefruit
  • Pepper


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#6 – Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995) EdT

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Longevity Rating – 8.398

Critic Rating – 6.885

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier almost sneaks into the top 5 longest lasting colognes but falls a little short. This fragrance was created back in 1995 and is actually still one of the more popular fragrances today!

Le Male is known to receive a compliment or two. You can find it on the list on the best smelling cologne for compliments page. Although it’s not near the top, it does receive a few honorable mentions.

If you’re looking for a fragrance that has great longevity and you were in high-school and college in the 90s, this might be a fragrance to bring back and give another chance.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Vanilla
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Cinnamon


I just recently purchased my bottle of Le Male on Amazon and you can too! You’ll hear a full review from CologneMasters shortly!

#5 – 1 Million by Paco Rabanne (2008)

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Longevity Rating – 8.464

Critic Rating – 5.945

1 Million by Paco Rabanne is no secret to CologneMasters. In fact, it was one of our very first reviews and you can check it out by clicking the link at the beginning of this sentence. You can also find 1 million as one of our best mens cologne but you’ll have to scroll through it a bit since it is not one of our top 10.

Because of it’s popularity and cool looking bottle, 1 million is highly scrutinized by critics which makes the rating dip a little lower than what it deserves. It is true that I’m not a fan of this fragrance because it is a little strong, but I don’t think it’s a 5.945 rating worth.

The longevity on this fragrance is spot on though. It’s the only fragrance I’ve ever owned that you can still smell it on your person the next morning. If you throw your clothes in your laundry with this scent on them, your laundry will smell like 1 Million too.

This fragrance belongs to the youth of the world. If you’re under 30 and looking for something strong to get you through the day, 1 Million might be the right choice.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Cinnamon
  • Leather
  • Amber
  • Rose



I purchased my bottle of 1 Million on Amazon for the best deal, so don’t be afraid…

#4 Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford (2007), eau de parfum


Longevity Rating – 8.598

Critic Rating – 7.345

Tom Ford rocks the world with his fragrances. Tuscan Leather is one of the longest lasting fragrances on the market today and it won’t be the last time you see Tom Ford’s name on the list for the longest lasting fragrances.

People talk about how it’s a loud fragrance, but it is not obnoxious. It has an authentic leather smell and a dry down that will keep you smelling incredible all day. This is one of the highest rated, long lasting fragrances around.

If you’re looking to wear Tom Ford, prepare willing to spend a few dollars. Because of the more hefty price tag, people that smell like Tuscan Leather generally have a higher perceived value than others.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Leather
  • Raspberry
  • Suede


#3 – Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford (2007), eau de parfum

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Longevity Rating – 8.672

Critic Rating – 7.795

Tobacco Vanille has a slight edge over its sibling Tuscan Leather in both longevity and rating. Although it’s one of the most expensive fragrances for men, it still is one of Tom Ford’s finest and most worn fragrances because of how well received it is.

As a winter or fall scent, this fragrance will absolutely blow you away when it comes to comparing itself to other main stream scents such as 1 million, spice bomb and others. If you smell like this fragrance, you will appear more luxurious than you actually are.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Tobacco
  • Vanilla
  • Dried Fruits
  • Cacao
  • Tonka Bean
  • Spicy notes


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#2 – A* Men by Thierry Mugler (1996)

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Longevity Rating – 9.049

Critic Rating – 6.605

One blast of A* Men and you won’t have to wear any other fragrance for the rest of the winter. Ok maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but it does have enough longevity to make it to #2 for the longest lasting cologne. There was even one guy that said he sprayed it on his shirt and could still smell it 3 days later. That’s pretty impressive!

People talk about how this is a love/hate fragrance where they hate that they love it. Although it does last a long time, it takes a special person to withstand the smell. Because it’s so powerful, if you are sensitive to smells, this is probably not the one for you.

This might be a good fragrance to try early in the morning. The coffee notes might even help you wake up a little quicker if you’re a fan.

If you take a peek at the critic rating, you can see how low it is due to people just not being able to harness the power of A* Men.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Carmel
  • Coffee
  • Patchouli
  • Vanilla
  • Honey


#1 Longest Lasting Fragrance For Men

Joop! Homme by Joop! 1989

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Longevity Rating – 9.127

Critic Rating – 5.57

Watch out world because Joop! just hit the #1 spot for longest lasting fragrance. Although Joop! has a fantastic following of people that absolutely adore this scent, many people complain that the power of Joop! can give you a headache, make you puke, or even in some cases nausea. That’s how you know a fragrance deserves the top spot for this list.

Joop! is a very sweet fragrance. The pink bottle describes a man that would wear a “real men wear pink” shirt. Because not only Joop! a sweet fragrance, it’s in your face sweet which sends a statement to unsuspecting people around you.

A real man can pull it off, but if you’re not… maybe you should look for something else.

Notes you’ll notice;

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Heliotrope
  • Tonka Bean

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out the longest lasting cologne for men. Once again, this list is not MY opinion, but a collection of thousands of reviews who rated it which makes it the most accurate list of its kind.

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The Ultimate Best Smelling Cologne For Men List To Get You Compliments!

Have you ever wondered what the best smelling cologne for men is?

Are you ready to finally see a list of fragrances that are PROVEN to get you compliments?!

Or maybe you’re just curious if your signature fragrance actually receives compliments!

Answers to these questions are why CologneMasters finally took the guessing out of what fragrances are the best smelling.

Our list is generated from 100% of user voters and feedback. Sorry Jeremy Fragrance, but this is not a list that we personally have received compliments from. Not everyone is as dashingly handsome as you are and we all don’t receive nearly the amount of compliments you do from day to day.

SO I REPEAT, THIS LIST IS NOT MADE UP! It is generated from YOUR votes on what fragrances smell the best. At the bottom of the page, you will see a spot where you can vote for the cologne you’ve received the most compliments on and if you don’t see it, write it in! It’s that simple!

Here are the standings so far…

Fragrance# of ComplimentsWhere to find
Aventus by Creed62Find It Here!
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani29Find It Here!
Bleu De Chanel22Find It Here!
La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent21Find It Here!
Green Irish Tweed by Creed19Find It Here!
Sauvage by Christian Dior18Find It Here!
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel15Find It Here!
Millesime Imperial by Creed15Find It Here!
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani13Find It Here!
Cool Water by Davidoff13Find It Here!
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch13Find It Here!
Versace Pour Homme by Versace12Find It Here!
H.M. by Hanae Mori11Find It Here!
L'eau d'issei by Issey Miyake11Find It Here!
Fahrenheit by Dior10Find It Here!
1 Million by Paco Rabanne9Find It Here!
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren9Find It Here!
Silver Mountain Creed9Find It Here!
Dior Homme by Christian Dior8Find It Here!
Reflection Man by Amouage8Find It Here!
The One by Dolce & Gabbana8Find It Here!
Chrome by Azzaro7Find It Here!
Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior7Find It Here!
L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent7Find It Here!
Legend by Montblanc7Find It Here!
Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent7Find It Here!
Royal Oud by Creed7Find It Here!
212 by Carolina Herrera6Find It Here!
Cedrat Boise by Mancera6Find It Here!
Curve by Liz Claiborne6Find It Here!
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier6Find It Here!
Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford6Find It Here!
Versace Man Eau Fraiche by Versace6Find It Here!
A* Men by Thierry Mugler5Find It Here!
Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani5Find It Here!
Terre D'Hermes by Hermes5Find It Here!
Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons5Find It Here!

The Making of The Best Smelling Cologne For Men List

If you are wondering how we created this list, we would love to tell you.

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 approximately 300 fragrances men have received compliments by wearing.

We only used compliments received for roughly the past 2 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.

As you can see from looking at the table, we loaded the top 36 fragrances that men have received compliments from. We have data for almost 300 colognes, but due to the sake of keeping it simple, we decided to leave them out.

The Top 11 Ultimate Best Smelling Cologne For Men To Get You Compliments

Alright lets see just what these top fragrance compliment getters are all about. If your fragrance didn’t make the list, change it! You can vote for yours by taking the poll at the bottom of the page. We update this list about once a month!

Let’s start off with a few honorable mentions. Versace Pour Homme, H.M. by Hanae Mori, L’eau d’issei, and Fahrenheit by Dior all have received some pretty exciting compliments. They are all on the verge of breaking into the top 10/11 so give them your votes on the poll if you want to see them there.

In total, we have about 500 compliments that were dished out. These are the ones that received the most.

#9. – Tie – Cool Water by Davidoff – 13 Total Compliments

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If there is a perfect fragrance to kick off the best smelling cologne for men list, Cool Water by Davidoff (full review here) is it. This fragrance was created in 1988 and took the world by storm.

In the late 80s and early 90s everybody wore Cool Water, and if you didn’t, you weren’t getting any action.

What I love about this smell is that just one sniff of it takes you back to the 80s. It’s an unexplainable phenomenon that just paints a picture of that decade along with the early 90s.

Notes you’ll smell

  • Sea Water
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Green notes

Here are some compliments from people that wear Cool Water by Davidoff (1988);

In Summary

If you’re looking for a fragrance that will take you back to the 80s or 90s and may end up giving you some compliments on the way, Cool Water may be the right fragrance for you.

Should be primarily for guys that were in high-school in the early 90s and are going after ladies that are similar to that age. So 35 years of age or older.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

Think Cool Water should be higher/lower on the list? Vote for your favorite fragrances here!

#9. – Tie – Armani Code by Giorgio Armani – 13 Total Compliments

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When Armani Code is given compliments, it tends to be during colder temperatures in the fall and winter. This fragrance steps away from the usual complimented cologne as it has notes that are different than what some would expect to see on this list.

Although I have not personally received a compliment from Armani Code, I understand why it does. The warmth it brings alone is attractive to both the wearer and the person lucky enough to smell it. It’s intimacy makes people nearby inch in just a little bit closer

Notes You’ll Smell

  • Leather
  • Olive Blossom
  • Star Anise
  • Tobacco
  • Lemon
  • Tonka Bean

Here are just a few compliments;

In Summary

Armani Code is one of the easiest fragrances to find ladies talking about how amazing it smells.

Although it is complimented by lots and lots of people, part of its success can be credited to how main stream and popular it is. If you’re looking for a fragrance that will get you through the colder months and you don’t mind smelling like someone’s ex-boyfriend, brother, or guy friend, this one could be the one for you.

Ohh…. and if you’re under the age of 30 would probably make sense to wear it too.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

Think Armani Code should be higher/lower on the list? Vote for your favorite fragrances here!

#7. Tie – Millesime Imperial by Creed – 15 Total Compliments

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Millesime Imperial is listed as one of the best summer scents money can buy. It’s a fresh, crisp, scent that one person said, “MI goes beyond smelling great, it speaks to your soul”. Others have said, “The best fragrance ever made”.

The complaints being echoed throughout the fragrance world is the longevity. People complain that their fragrance lasts lest than 4 hours where others around 8. Body chemistry does play a factor so before dropping a few hundred bucks on this one, maybe purchasing a sample from an authorized retailer like Nordstroms wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Fruity
  • Sea
  • Sea salt
  • Citrus

And here are a few compliments;

“I had a dinner date interrupted last week by a waitress that wasn’t our own. Apparently I had walked by her coming in and she just had to know what fragrance I was wearing. She was so cute and apologetic for the interruption. I told her it was Millesime Imperial by Creed. She smiled and handed me a piece of paper and a pen asking if I could write down the name for her. She asked me where I got it and how much it cost me so I told her about Ebay and roughly the price to expect to pay. She shrugged it off saying she would pay anything to have her boyfriend smell like that.”

My GF goes gaga over Millesime Imperial

In Summary

Millesime Imperial is a no doubter compliment getter.

For the last decade, men have reported that this particular fragrance has received some of the most compliments from their collection. The only drawback with this one is the price tag that comes with it and the longevity. Otherwise, wear it as a summer scent and you won’t be disappointed.

You can find where I buy mine by clicking here.

Think Millesime Imperial should be higher/lower on the list? Vote for your favorite fragrances here!

#7. Tie – Allure Homme Sport by Chanel – 15 Total Compliments

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Allure Homme Sport has been mentioned as the masterpiece of fragrances for athletes and hot, humid, weather. It has a light, creamy citrus that has just enough sharpness to be refreshing. Although it is simple, it has great balance between longevity and appeal without going over the top.

What is impressive about AHS, is that it’s fairly expensive so it deters many main stream fragrance wearers from trying it on and yet it still is one of the most complimented fragrances around. Whenever a fragrance like this comes along, my interest is immediately peaked. Several online women reviewers will claim this is their favorite scent to smell on a man.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Orange
  • Sea notes
  • Aldehydes
  • Vanilla
  • Tonka Bean

And here are a few compliments;

In Summary

Allure Homme Sport by Chanel is a no doubter when it comes to receiving compliments. It’s a universally liked scent so you’ll RARELY find anyone that straight up hates the smell of it. Of all the fragrances on this list, it might be the safest choice you can make if you’re going to make a blind buy and randomly choose one.

Even if you don’t LOVE it, you will most likely like it enough to wear for casual events and since it’s one of the most complimented fragrances around, you’ll at least make the people surrounding you a little happier.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you have your own Allure Homme Sport by Chanel compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world. We’d love to make you famous!

#6. Sauvage by Christian Dior – 18 Total Compliments

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Sauvage is an exciting fragrance that has come alive in the last year. Because it is so new, it doesn’t have the benefit of receiving several more compliments compared to its competitors that have been around for decades.

With the amount of traction and popularity Sauvage has been gaining over the past year, I fully expect to see it in the top 5 or higher in the next few months or year. Everyone that loves fragrance is talking about it and better yet, everyone that is smelling it on men wearing it, is complimenting Sauvage.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Ambroxan
  • Bergamot
  • Pepper

And here are a few compliments;

I have been on a few dates using this cologne and every girl has loved the scent. It is incredibly warm and masculine. Smells amazing, like a man should!

I’ve been wearing this fragrance for a couple years now and continue to draw many compliments from the ladies about how good I smell. A wonderful light fragrance that encourages gals to inhale deeply when I wear it.

My boyfriend wears this, and let me tell you, it is amazing! I always get a little jealous when he wears it to work because I KNOW that other ladies will be smelling this cologne on him. When he wears it, I just want to be as close to him as possible! It’s definitely a “manly” scent without the musk. It’s a really clean, fresh scent. I absolutely LOVE it!

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you think Sauvage should be higher or lower on this list, make sure you take our poll by clicking here!

#5. Green Irish Tweed by Creed – 19 Total Compliments

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Green Irish Tweed was born in 1985 and is still one of the signature scents for Creed. This fragrance was created so a person could “walk through the Irish countryside” no matter where they reside and Green Irish Tweed does it masterfully.

Since this fragrance was created in the 80s, the people that wear it will say that it smells like it too. They mention fragrances it smells like and one of them in particular is actually on this list! Although people speak about how simple it is, they also talk about how sophisticated it is simultaneously.

People will continue to say it is a timeless scent that was built for winners. Only time will tell if it continue to roll in the compliments.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Lemon Verbena
  • Violet Leaf
  • Iris
  • Sandalwood

And here are a few of those compliments;

This is one of the best fragrances I have ever smelled and my girlfriend and her friends love it!!!

Such a wonderful cologne. This was my first full bottle purchase for my boyfriend. When I was sampling all types of scents. Green Irish Tweed was a must have. There will always be a bottle of Creed Green Irish Tweed in my boyfriends wardrobe. You just cant go wrong with it.

My wife is in love with this stuff, and I have no problem putting it on for her. This starts out kinda tart but it opens up to be a awesome floral, masculine scent that drives women nuts.

In Summary

GIT is a nice blast from the past for anyone that grew up in the 80s. Although it is compared to other fragrances around that time period, people still say that GIT has the the sophistication and class to outshine the others.

Since Creed is made from the most genuine ingredients, a trained nose and fragrance expert can detect the difference.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you have your own GIT compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world. We’d love to make you famous!

#4. La Nuit L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent – 21 Total Compliments

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La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent (full review here) is one of the best smelling fragrances that casual fragrance wearers don’t wear. It has one of the lowest popularity rating among it’s competitors with only about 400 searches per month.

So despite La Nuit not being super popular, it still continues to gather compliments from the small number of people that wear it which makes it one of the best kept secrets in the fragrance world.

Professional fragrance reviewers like Jeremy Fragrance, Fragrance bros, and many more, do give La Nuit some love however so it’s only a matter of time before casual wearers start figuring this one out and wearing it everywhere they go and telling their friends about it. Until then, do what I do and wear it regularly. This is a great signature scent and can be worn in almost any situation.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Cardamom
  • Lavender
  • Bergomat
  • Caraway
  • Virginia Cedar
  • Vetiver

And here are a few compliments;

I am 28, and have gotten compliments mostly getting the word “sexy” in them. If not that, I notice a lot of older women who work at department stores who compliment it, just ask me if I am wearing La Nuit, as I’m sure the smell is easily recognizable to them. I have even has one girl.. probably in her mid 20’s say she wanted have me under her nose all day. Lastly.. I had a cop (male) ask what I was wearing, while giving me a warning for a brake light out. Ya it projects big.. he could smell it out the window

“I receive compliments every time I wear La Nuit at work. Usually from women whose age is anywhere from 21-40. They tell me that it smells sensuous, sexy, a good going out on a date scent. I am told a lot that it comes across as smelling fresh and sexy. One co-worker told me that she would love for her husband to wear la nuit ever night before they go to bed”

In Summary

La Nuit is a hidden gem in the main stream audience when it comes to fragrance. People that live and die by how they smell own it and are receiving compliments rather easily from it.

If you’re looking for a fragrance that not many people wear but are receiving tons of compliments on, La Nuit might be right for you.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here. If you have your own La Nuit compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world. We’d love to hear what you have to say!.

#3. Bleu de Chanel by Chanel – 22 Total Compliments

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Bleu is another fragrance by Chanel that receives a ridiculous amount of attention from complimenters. It’s a fragrance that is a little higher in price, but it has the smell of sophistication to back it up according to the people that wear it.

Not only is this fragrance sophisticated, Bleu de Chanel smells like romance. It doesn’t necessarily have a sexy vibe to it, but rather smells like something you would go on a date wearing. Afterwards heading back to your house to Netflix and chill.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Grapefruit
  • Incense
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Vetiver

And here are a few compliments;

I absolutely love this fragrance. I always get complimented on it when I go out. I love the smell and the longevity.

Every time I want attention I wear Bleu by Chanel. Today I wore it to the office for the very first time. My secretary asked me what I was wearing. She said I ALWAYS smell delicious but today’s fragrance was the top. I told her it was Bleu by Chanel and she is going to buy a bottle for her boyfriend’s birthday next week. After that I got many more compliments both by women AND men.”

In Summary

Bleu is something that is made to help you smell wealthy, sophisticated, and ultimately win unsolicited compliments.

Although it has a slightly higher price tag, there is evidence that people around you will enjoy it.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you have your own Bleu de Chanel compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world

#2. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani – 29 Total Compliments

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It was only a matter of time before Acqua Di Gio showed up on this list. Perhaps the most famous and most worn fragrance of all time makes it’s mark at #2 on the best smelling cologne for men list to get you compliments.

When you smell Acqua Di Gio, it is so popular that people are associating the smell with sexiness, power, money, and perhaps a few others.

My girlfriend straight up told me she gets excited just from smelling this and has ever done some double takes when walking by someone wearing it.

Notes you’ll notice

  • Sea notes
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Jasmine

Here are some of the compliments given to Acqua Di Gio;

In Summary

Acqua Di Gio is the most popular fragrance around today so there is no doubt that it will continue to receive compliments because of the sheer volume of people wearing it.

With that being said, if you don’t mind wearing something the dude next to you might be smelling like, this one is a pretty good option.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you have your own Acqua Di Gio compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world. We’d love to make you famous!

#1. Aventus by Creed – 62 Total Compliments


The winner of the most compliments from an individual fragrance is Aventus by Creed by a ridiculously large margin! When you see a top list out of any kind, usually between the top 3, it gets pretty competitive, but Aventus is by far the clear cut winner of the most compliments.

The only drawback with Creed is that it is one of the most expensive fragrances you can buy. A bottle from a Creed boutique or authorized dealer is from $200 – 400 depending on what size you wish to purchase. There are some sweet deals on Amazon if you wish to give them a shot. Reading through the reviews, some people have had good experiences and others have had terrible saying it’s fake. You decide on whether it’s worth it or not if you would like to try it.

Anyways, if you’re interested in trying to find a way to get a sample of this before you bite the bullet and just buy it, make sure you check out our page on finding cologne samples and see if that helps.

The bottom line with Aventus is this… If you want to be noticed, complimented, or just purchase a fragrance that will generate results, Aventus is a no doubt your pick.

Here are some of the notes you’ll notice;

  • Pineapple
  • Birch
  • Musk
  • Black currant

And here are just a few of the ridiculous amounts of compliments Aventus receives;

Creed Aventus is by far hands down the best fragrance I have owned. I have over 200 fragrances in my collection, and I get the most compliments from Creed Aventus. Ladies, Men, old people, young people, they all comment on “how great I smell”. It smells fresh but masculine at the same time. Its the perfect combination of that fresh, POWER scent. A spray or two for the office, more if you are going out to dinner or a social event. Worth every penny, I just ordered my second bottle, the first one only lasted 9 months as its become my every day scent!!

I wore aventus and i had 7 compliments 5 girls and 2 guys saying I smell really nice and asked what im wearing. I got asked around 9 hours after application as well. To me, I dont even like it that much. I get some pinapple in the opening then it goes to that ashy smokey type of vibe for the rest.

I don’t understand it myself but I have witnessed it’s effect on people. I know two people who wear it and women at work have purchased it for their boyfriends. They must have put pheromones in the juice, its the only way to explain

In Summary

My initial reaction to Aventus is the same as many others. I just can’t comprehend why so many people just adore this love juice. But I also know the results are real. This fragrance absolutely dominates the compliment contest. So even though it may not smell good to you, people that are around you will adore it.

For this reason alone, I’m gonna give it a shot and see what happens.

You can find inexpensive bottles on Amazon by clicking here.

If you have your own Aventus by Creed and have a compliment story, please drop us a comment below so we can share it with the world.

We are always searching for great compliment stories and we love to hear them!


11 Most Expensive Cologne For Men – CologneMasters

Searching the internet you are able to find a ridiculous amount of writers claiming they know the most expensive cologne for men. On one particular site, (which I will refrain from saying which one directly) listed several fragrances over $10,000 which is simply not true. Here at CologneMasters, we have scoured everywhere online trying to find the true high end colognes to keep it authentic.

All of these colognes on this list are REAL and they can actually be purchased! Most of them, you can find by simply clicking on the link provided and it will take you to a page where you can have it if you feel like testing them out. Please let me know if you see any errors. This list will be updated frequently to maintain it’s accuracy so don’t be shy if you see something wrong! I would prefer if you messaged me on the contact page, but leaving a comment is fine too.

FragrancePrice/OZTotal Bottle Price
Clive Christian No. 1$496.20Click Here For Bottle Price
X by Clive Christian$191.18Click Here For Bottle Price
Black Afgano by Nasomatto$190.00Click Here For Bottle Price
Clive Christian "C"$187.49Click Here For Bottle Price
Azure Lime by Tom Ford$172.24Click Here For Bottle Price
Pardon by Nasomatto (2011)$164.95Click Here For Bottle Price
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood$162.81Click Here For Bottle Price
Straight To Heaven by Kilian$152.94Click Here For Bottle Price
Clive Christian 1872 Perfume Spray For Men$146.98Click Here For Bottle Price
Reflection Man by Amouage$138.24Click Here For Bottle Price
Aventus by Creed$71.50Click Here For Bottle Price

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 others 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.

creed avenues expensive cologne for menAventus by Creed – $71.50/ounce

Aventus by Creed is one of the more popular colognes to make the most expensive list. It has a nice fruity opening that ladies seem to go crazy for. People describe this cologne as a “panty dropper” which means in cologne master terms, women seem to like it. 😉

You can find Creed Aventus for less than 300 bucks on Amazon. For this cologne, make sure you purchase it at a reputable seller for example Amazon, FragranceX or Nordstrom because of fake bottles going around allegedly. It might not be a bad idea to look at the retailers return policy when you purchase it, just in case.

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. Wear this cologne if you want to attract some attention from the ladies.

The list starts with Aventus because it is a fragrance that many people have heard of before or they have tried it themselves. Although there are many scents that are more expensive than Aventus, we are using this as sort of a benchmark for you to see how expensive some of these fragrances are because Aventus is by definition expensive, but as you’re about to see, not nearly as bad as other fragrances.

Reflection Man by Amouage – $138.23/ounce

Amouage Reflection Man most expensive cologneBeginning the list, Reflection Man is DOUBLE the price of Aventus which is already super high priced and most likely out of many people’s budget. With that being said…

Amouage fragrances are very expensive compared to the common cologne. They are made from some of the finest ingredients which make their cost per bottle go up substantially just like many other scents that are on this list.

According to, this cologne 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 love with this.

Reflection Man has a white floral accord to it. This means, if you don’t like the smell of jasmine, this fragrance is not for you. The jasmine is reported that it’s quite in your face and people often compare it to Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier.

You can find Reflection Man on Amazon here.


Clive Christian 1872 Perfume Spray for Men – $146.98/ounce

1872 expensive cologne

Clive Christian’s 1872 Perfume spray particularly gains attention because it is a high end fragrance that would be difficult to match, and it has high end ingredients. This is a common place for almost all of Clive Christian’s fragrances because he uses incredibly expensive ingredients and most of them are natural.

If you’re someone that wears fragrance pretty casually and lacks a certain appreciation for natural ingredients, spending money on this scent may seem like a waste of money since there are many cheaper alternatives that smell similar. Women have said their counterparts that have worn this fragrance smell sophisticated and mature which is something that not everyone is going for.

The people that continue to wear 1872 by Clive Christian are those that are brought comfort by wearing it for so long already. Others have said they do receive compliments from it, but nothing overwhelming.

From the first spray, wearers claim they are sent on a journey of citrus, green, and spice notes.

Checking out a few more sites, over at, this fragrance receive an 8/10 rating from it’s reviewers.

Clive Christian rocks the charts as far as most expensive colognes mostly because of it’s origin. For $244.86, you can find a 1.7 ounce bottle on Amazon. Of all the Clive Christian colognes, this one is particularly a favorite.

If you are a citrus and fresh scent lover, you will undoubtedly notices the lime and grapefruit. Picture the fragrance Acqua Di Gio and place a little spice in there. Add a little longevity and there you have Clive Christian’s 1872 Perfume Spray for men.

Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille – $152.93/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 to create a timeless smell.

Like any fragrance however, it does have the people that criticize it. For some people 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. Don’t be afraid to pick this bottle up for around $260 on Amazon.

Straight To Heaven by Kilian – $152.94/ounce

kilian expensive perfume

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 spray it on, and its very easy to like and difficult to hate.

The 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.

A very well supported cologne from its users with mostly good ratings. 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 colognes for how expensive it is. You will receive attention by wearing this cologne. You will also receive compliments. 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!

This cologne comes in a 50 ml bottle for $260 which you can find on Amazon. For those Cologne Masters that don’t like math, a 50 ml bottle is equivalent to a 1.7 ounce bottle.

Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood – $162.81/ounce

oud wood most expensive perfume

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.

In summary, of all the fragrances on this list, Oud Wood is one of the safest, inoffensive, fragrances you can wear, while simultaneously smell sophisticated like like a CEO of a company or a Hollywood megastar.

You can find a bottle of this treasure on Amazon for about $300.

Pardon by Nasomatto (2011) – $164.95/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 so beware of that.

The people that put Pardon on blast are those that typically just don’t like the ingredients or don’t like 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.

If you are looking for a bottle, check Amazon here.

Tom Ford Private Blend Azure Lime – $172.34/ounce

azure lime most expensive mens cologne

Tom Ford’s Azure Lime gives a fresh, unexpected spin to timeless essences. Vibrant citrus notes, sophisticated florals, warm woods and sensual musk evoke the easy elegance and relaxed style of the paradisiacal island of Mustique.

The opening of Azure Lime is what captures peoples interest. It smells of freshly squeezed limes almost directly out of your hands with a hint of breeze from the sea. The problem people complain about is the longevity. Allegedly it only lasts for about an hour which doesn’t make sense for spending over $200 a bottle for.

If you’re a random dude on the street trying Azure Lime, more often than not, you will either dislike the scent completely or be neutral about it. The people that appreciate Azure Lime are fragrance connoisseurs that have judge a fragrance on it’s artistic value rather than it’s value wearing.

When you take a whiff of this cologne, make sure you look for accords of fresh, wood, and citrus which are a few of my personal favorites. Users describe it as one of the best lime scents that they have ever smelled.

You can find a 1.7 ounce bottle around $300 on Amazon.

#3 – Clive Christian “C” for Men – $187.49/ounce

clive c expensive mens cologne

Clive Christian’s “C” for men gets a lot of comparisons to Tuscan Leather according to many of the reviewers over @ Fragrantica. It seems like people are in a fist fight on whether this fragrance is one of the best leather scents in the world. After reading through the reviews, there is no question that its certainly a top 3.

This particular Clive Christian Cologne you can find for about $299.99 a bottle at Amazon.

At the end of the day, this particular cologne has received RAVING reviews from it’s users which makes it one of the best all-around colognes on the list. The cologne seems to last all day long and has a great scent. Whenever you have a fragrance that is this expensive, you’re always going to get comparisons on whether or not it lives up to the hype.

Despite being heavily debated, at the end of the day, Christian “C” is still well liked.

The accords that you’ll be searching for with “C” for men are, oud (pretty heavily), balsamic, and aromatic. Besides being able to notice oud, you’ll also notice background notes of tonka beans and various florals.

#3 – Black Afgano by Nasomatto – $190/ounce

most expensive men black afgano

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 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.

You can buy an ounce of this cologne for $190 bucks on Amazon.

X for Men by Clive Christian – $191.18/ounce

x for men

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.

The least expensive place I found to purchase it was at Amazon at about $325 for a 1.7 oz bottle. I did see smaller bottles for about an ounce for $220, but it made me question the legitimacy of it since rarely do you see a bottle of that size.

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.

#1 – Clive Christian No. 1 Perfume Spray for Men – $496.20/ounce

most expensive cologne for men clive no 1

Clive Christian’s “No. 1” can be found at about $865 at several different places for 1.6 ounces and $796 on Amazon. 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!

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The Top 6 Colognes for making your Mens Cocktail Attire Incredible

What is a Cocktail Party?

I’m guessing you wouldn’t have clicked on this article if you didn’t have some idea of what a cocktail party is. But you guessed it, a cocktail party is a gathering where alcoholic beverages are served.

If your goal is to find a party where you can have a few drinks for business or networking purposes, you would be looking for a “mixer”. A mixer is my kind of cocktail party. Who wouldn’t want to network with a few local businesses? The best part about a “mixer” is that there will always be someone getting a little tipsy at this “professional” event and will make a fool of himself/herself. Don’t let that person be you. 😉

So, What are you wearing?

The good news about cocktail parties is the invitation (verbally or handwritten) will tell you what the dress code is. If you’re like me, this would be the beginning of heading into “panic mode” of trying to figure out exactly what “casual” or “business wear” is.

Cocktail parties are NOT the time to stick out, especially if the one you are going to is meant to impress some clients, business prospects, or meet new people.


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If someone remembers what you wore to a cocktail party, let it be because you looked “too perfect” or “undyingly sexy”.

Before we start talking about what cologne you should be rocking on this evening out, I think we should first figure out, what the heck you should be wearing. Johnny Mannah wrote an incredible article over at The TrendSpotter to solve the problem of what you need to wear.

But for those that want a quick guide…..



Up on top…

Wear a suit/blazer top.

In almost every situation, make sure to wear a tie unless it’s specified you don’t need to. The guys you are going with will most likely be a good indicator on whether not wearing a tie is acceptable. So if you’re absolutely clueless, try asking another dude what they are wearing.

If you ask your boys if it’s “casual”, I would say ditch the tie, but keep it close just in case. Some guys have different definitions of the word casual so keeping one handy might be a good idea.

Make sure you are wearing a shirt that matches your jacket. Don’t be that guy that looks utterly ridiculous unless you really want to…


Down Below…


Don’t forget your belt! Keep those pants up! If there is going to be a situation where you need to take your jacket off, people are going to notice if you’re not wearing a belt so make sure you’re looking good underneath.

Don’t be afraid to wear some crazy looking socks. Hardly anyone ever notices them unless they are obnoxious like the dudes in the picture. If you’re looking to feel a little edgy, there is nothing like sneaking some colorful socks in underneath. That way, if you need that special article of clothing to satisfy your creative side, let it be your socks.

Lastly, make sure you’re wearing some dress shoes. You don’t need to show off and wear the shiniest thing anyone has ever seen, but make sure your shoes are cleaned up enough that people don’t notice. Cocktail parties are events where you need to look good and having your dress shoes look like a natural disaster, is not a good way to start.

Top 6 Colognes To Make Your Cocktail Attire Dynamite

The completion to dressing up and looking like a champion is wearing fragrance to help you smell like an absolute boss. If you nailed the part of looking good, then smelling good is going to send you over the edge and make men envy the “aura’ you’ve created and it’s going to make women throw themselves at you.

Choosing the right cologne to match your attire is so important, that if you choose wrong, you will loose the credibility you’re trying to create and you can kiss your night goodbye kind of like the guy featured below.

badly dressed man

When deciding which cologne you are going to wear on your evening out, you need to make a major decision…

Would you rather smell clean and refreshed or a little extra spicy and sophisticated?

If you wish to smell like you just emerged from the shower, walking through a waterfall, or walking on the beach, then choose one of these 3 colognes.

If you would rather smell confident, sophisticated, and a little more unique, check out the next colognes a little further down the page.

Either way, these 6 fragrances are perfect for you to wear at a cocktail party so don’t get too caught up with analysis paralysis. Just pick one already!

Top 3 Colognes to Leave You Smelling Fresh and Clean For Your Cocktail Party!

These colognes are of the fresh, citrusy cologne class that many of the main stream colognes smell like. These types of fragrances are non-offensive, which means they can be worn next to anyone without worry that someone is going to smell you and complain about it.

Each of these fine colognes are outstanding choices and have countless success stories for evenings out and making you to smell like a million bucks!

Cool Water by Davidoff (1988) – Click Here For Pricing

Cool Water by Davidoff (click here for full review) is an incredible scent if you want to smell fresh, classy, and clean.

What makes Cool Water a classy scent is because it’s old! If you’re at a cocktail party, chances are you ware going to be surrounded by men of all ages. For a few of the older guys, Cool Water was the cat’s meow. In the late 1980s and early 90s, this was the fragrance that every guy either wore or knew someone that did.

If you’re looking for a fragrance that  is a little bit old school and a conversational starter with some of the older guys (Hey have you ever heard of Cool Water the cologne), this is something worth checking out.

Chrome by Azzaro (1996) – Click Here For Pricing

Chrome is another fragrance that is perfect for cocktail parties. It has a light and sophisticated scent that is perfect for you if you’re trying to fly under the radar.

As you’re starting to have a few drinks and are feeling a little buzzed up, you’re going to want to continue to smell clean and sophisticated. That is where Chrome (full review here) really starts to dominate. It has a clean and refreshing smell that is built to last. If your party looks to continue to an “after party” you’ll want Chrome by your side so you can smell incredible through the night.

Don’t get tempted to overspray Chrome. Although it is a lighter scent, it does have a metallic note dancing in the background which gives it a “manly” scent. If you spray too much, you’re going to smell disgusting. Don’t spray more than 2-3 sprays.

Versace Man Eau Fraiche by Versace (2006) – Click Here For Pricing

Versace Man is an EDF but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s a weak fragrance. When sniffing a Versace fragrance, you can always tell it was made with the finest ingredients which helps with the longevity of the scent.

What you’ll notice about Versace Man (full review here) is that it emits a smell of sophistication that will rock people’s socks off at your cocktail party. If you’re dressed correctly, Versace man will complement what you’re wearing with style. It adds an aura to what you’re wearing that is clean, refreshing, and a tad of sweetness.

If I’m going to a cocktail party and I want to smell clean, this is the fragrance I’m choosing.

Top 3 Colognes To Make You Feel and Smell Confident, Sophisticated, a “Man’s Man” and a Little More Unique!

Legend by Montblanc (2011) – Click For Pricing

The legend continues with a masterpiece by Montblanc (full review here). Legend is another great choice to wear at a cocktail party. Women are going to jump all over you because of the manly aroma it brings to the table which makes it one of the top cocktail attire for men.

Montblanc currently has an 8.1 overall rating and is one of the top 10 best mens colognes as of right now.

You should give Legend a shot if you are over the age of 30 and you’re looking for a fragrance to impress the lady guests at your party.

If you’ve ever smelled Abercrombie’s Fierce cologne, it smells similar, but is a tad bit more manly in my opinion.


Armani Code by Giorgio Armani (2004) – Click For Pricing

Armani Code is another can’t miss fragrance for you to wear during your cocktail party. If Giorgio Armani had a theme song to their fragrances, it would have to be something like “All I do is Win” by DJ Khaled.

It seems like every top list will have an Armani fragrance on there somewhere and if you’re searching for the best cocktail attire for men, there is no exception here. Armani Code (full review here) defines sophistication. It is currently in my rotation because I enjoy the dry down of this scent. The leathery and tobacco combination makes you smell like a man that is on a mission. An excellent choice for your party.

1. La Nuit de l`Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009) – Click Here For Pricing


Last but not least we have La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent. If I had to go into my fragrance cabinet and pick out a scent to wear for your cocktail party, this is the one I would choose hands down.

What makes La Nuit amazing is that nobody wears it. You don’t have to worry about walking up to a group of people and smelling like them. It’s one of the best kept secrets of the fragrance world since I hardly see it on any top selling or popularity pages, but yet it has some of the highest reviews out of any fragrance I’ve ever seen.

Secondly, the longevity of this fragrance is also pretty amazing. You don’t have to worry about starting to smell after a few hours because this fragrance has the skills to pay the bills all night long.

Lastly, did I say almost everyone that tries this fragrance loves it?! Yes it is true… Check out what fragrantica and basenotes are saying about it. You would think it was the best fragrance in the world after looking at those pages. This is the one to take a shot at. We don’t have a full review at CologneMasters yet, but hopefully soon.

Top 7 Freshest Smelling Colognes

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The term “fresh” in the cologne world is one of the most overly used words to describe a scent. Here at Cologne Masters, we are guilty of abusing it mostly because that is how fragrance novices describe a scent when smelling it for the first time.

Note** If you don’t have time to read and want to jump right to the #1 freshest cologne, click here, but you may be missing out 😉

The problem with the word “fresh”, is that it has different meanings depending on who you ask. For example, my mom thinks of fresh as taking clean clothes out of the dryer and inhaling that cleanliness smell. Some people consider fresh as stepping out of the shower or emerging from a hot bath. Still more people consider “fresh” to smell like you’re taking a walk on a beach and breathing in the fresh oceanic air.

Officially in the fragrance world, the term “fresh” has changed throughout the years. In the 1980s, dihydromyrcenol ruled the world of freshness. If you’re wondering what dihydromyrcenol is, picture a powerful fresh lime-like, sweet citrus, lavender, bergamot, coriander and floral aroma. It has many other functions than just fragrance. You can find dihydromyrcenol in soaps, detergents, and air fresheners. You can also find a pretty in-depth article over here.

Drakkar Noir was one of the first to jump onto the stage in 1982 with a whopping 10% of its formula consisting of dihydromyrcenol.

What does %22fresh%22 smell like?

When smelling Drakkar Noir, I don’t think it smells what I would be considered fresh. Instead it has more of an older scent and you can see the full review here.

When the 90s hit, colognes such as Acqua Di Gio and Le Male emerged. Instead of containing high concentrations of dihdromyrcenol, other fresh ingredients such as calone, hedione, and ethyl maltol emerged as the trending popularity for what “fresh” smells like.

To me, despite being a self-proclaimed Cologne Master, I find “fresh” as clean, bright, airy, zingy, and watery. That is why you will find my explanation of what I mean by “fresh” almost everytime I use the word to eliminate confusion.

After researching this topic for several days, I have concluded that the word “fresh” is not something you can smell. Yes you heard me, you can’t smell it. Instead, think of “fresh” as being something you feel. There are many chemicals that can be considered as “fresh”, but ultimately it is up to you to decide what cologne makes you FEEL the most fresh.

So with this list, you will find colognes which will make you FEEL fresh. These colognes may or may not have the chemicals of dihdromyrcenol, calone, hedione and ethyl maltol in them, but they do give you the sensation of feeling clean, zingy, and bright.

#7 Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982) – Click For Pricing

Drakkar Noir (click here for full review) is an automatic first ballot entry into the world of the most fresh cologne. Why do you ask? Drakkar Noir emerged onto the scene in 1982 with the largest concentrate of dihdromyrcenol the world has ever seen.

Even today your can find men wearing Drakkar Noir religiously because of their strong roots using it when they were in high-school, college, and entering the working world.

This is a great example of a cologne that I think doesn’t smell “fresh”. It doesn’t smell like you’re climbing out of a hot bath, but it makes you FEEL fresh as you’re going about your day.

You should give Drakkar Noir a chance if;

  • You want something that will last all day
  • You want to smell “old school”
  • You’re over 30 years old
  • You want to smell “manly”

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#6 Cool Water by Davidoff (1988) – Click For Pricing

Cool Water by Davidoff (1988) (click here for full review) is another cologne that was created back in the 1980s when the dihdromyrcenol craze was going on. The interesting thing about Cool Water is when Drakkar Noir was able to start the trend of going fresh, Cool Water actually doubled the ante and consists of 20% off dihdromyrcenol.

Cool Water, unlike it’s 1980s companion Drakkar Noir, smells clean. When taking a whiff of this classic cologne, it’s easy to feel like you’re on a boat somewhere on the ocean. This feeling amplifies the smell of cleanliness and is an amazing addition to the list of the freshest smelling colognes. If you’re interested, I recommend checking out the full review which you can find by clicking on the link above.

You should buy this cologne if;

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You want to smell “old school”
  • You’re over 30 years old
  • You’re not looking for something to last you all day”

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#5 Nautica Blue – Click For Pricing

Nautica Blue recently entered my cologne collection so it excites me to be able to add it to a top list. When I first took a whiff of this best selling cologne, I was instantly reminded of Cool Water which I smelled a just a few minutes ago when I wrote about it on this very list.

The difference between these two is that Cool Water truly places you out on the ocean as if you’re on the water making you feel refreshed. Nautica Blue gives you that refreshing and clean feeling, but with a little bit of a zing. The longer you wear this cologne and more you smell it, the more it transforms into something even cleaner.

You should buy this cologne if;

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You want something that is in-expensive
  • You want something that smells differently as your day continues


#4 Chrome by Azzaro (1996) – Click Here For Pricing

Ohhh yes…. Chrome by Azzaro (full review here) makes a splash by capturing what it means to be truly fresh. Chrome is another refreshing/clean scent that takes you on an aquatic journey of cleanliness. It is starting to turn into a classic cologne because of it’s strong popularity despite being over 20 years old already.

Chrome is a “fresh” scent because of the aquatic notes and a hint of a metallic smell in the background. It is certainly one of the best “fresh” colognes on the market today and has an enormous following of men that will wear nothing but this scent.

You should buy this cologne if;

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You like a metallic undertone smell
  • You’re older than 25


#3 Acqua Di Parma – Colonia – Click Here For Pricing

Acqua Di Parma by Colonia is the definition of what a classic cologne is. The first fragrance was created over 100 years ago in 1916, and was used to scent handkerchiefs.

While searching around the web, a few names continued to come up as colognes that smelled fresh and this was one of them. I have to admit, I have not yet smelled this cologne, but if every Cologne Master is saying that this is one of the best fresh scents around, it is worth taking a peek.

Give this cologne a shot if:

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You like history
  • You don’t care about price


#2 Green Irish Tweed by Creed (1985) – Click Here For Pricing

Green Irish Tweed is an expensive cologne that is one of the favorites among celebrities. It was made in 1985 when the dihdromyrcenol era was still exploding. The argument between Cool Water and Green Irish Tweed (GIT) is ongoing on which cologne is better and for the purpose of this article, which cologne is more fresh.

GIT is more of a natural, high-class, elegant smelling cologne that was made for movie stars and celebrities. Cool Water was created as an inexpensive alternative and smells more aquatic and synthetic than the natural vibes you get from GIT.

Regardless, of all the colognes on the list, Green Irish Tweed takes the cake if you’re looking for something that smells natural, fresh, and you wish to wear something that nobody else does except for movie stars.

Buy this cologne only if;

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You’re willing to spend $150 on a bottle
  • You want to smell like a movie star


#1 Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996) – Click For Pricing

If you haven’t heard or smelled Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (click here for full review), you are either brand new to the world of cologne or have been living under a box your entire life. Acqua is by far the most popular cologne on the market today. This cologne is simply one of the best colognes that has ever been made from a designer cologne stance.

This cologne wins the “freshest” cologne, because not only does it contain the ingredients necessary for cologne critics, perfumers, masters, and experts to consider it fresh, but because it also makes you FEEL fresh as you go about your day. If you don’t already have a bottle of this cologne, you need one and do yourself a favor by clicking our discount link to Amazon to add a bottle to your cologne arsenal.


Buy this cologne if;

  • You want to smell clean & fresh
  • You’ve never heard of Acqua Di Gio Before
  • You’ve ran out of your current bottle of Acqua Di Gio
  • You’re still debating on what fresh cologne you should buy


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