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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's a lot!

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

Trial and error of course...

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

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


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


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

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

17 Best Smelling Cologne For Men That Receive Compliments

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


That's a lot! 

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

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

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

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

#17 - Reflection Man by Amouage

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Overall Rating


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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

#16 - Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

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Overall Rating

3.880 (7780 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

Fahrenheit is the sexiest bare knuckle brawler of all fragrances.

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

#15 - Dior Homme Intense by Dior

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Overall Rating

4.494 (4799 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

#14 - Cool Water by Davidoff

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Overall Rating

3.627 (6,309 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

Any guy can pull this off.

This is what made me dive into the fragrance hobby.

Considering when it was released,

#13 - Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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Overall Rating

4.123 (5640 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

#12 - Armani Code by Giorgio Armani

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Overall Rating

3.991 (5416 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

#11 - Versace Pour Homme by Versace

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Overall Rating

4.049 (4719 reviews)

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

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

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The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

#10 - Milliesime Imperial by Creed

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Overall Rating

4.204 (3631 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

#9 - Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Armani

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4.244 (1682 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

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

#8 - 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

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Overall Rating

3.453 (7629 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be gentle with the sprayer, please.

#7 - Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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Overall Rating

4.296 (5318 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

#6 - The One by Dolce & Gabbana EDT

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Overall Rating

4.191 (5318 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...


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

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

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

#5 - Bleu De Chanel by Chanel

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Overall Rating

4.028 (7508 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

The notes you'll notice the most are Grapefruit, Incense, and Ginger with strong comparisons to Bleu de Chanel  EDP.

People Say...

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

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

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

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

#4 - Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

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Overall Rating

3.871 (7668 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

#3 - La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent

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Overall Rating

4.386 (8081 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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


#2 - Sauvage by Christian Dior

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Overall Rating

3.861 (4045 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

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

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

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

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

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

#1 - Aventus by Creed

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Overall Rating

4.431 (6744 reviews)

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

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

The Compliments -

"Greatest cologne of all time...

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

Aventus will always be a part of me

What does it smell like?

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

People Say...

"Aventus- how I wanted to hate you.  

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

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

Why can't you be $50?

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

How did we make our list?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Complete List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Read the Table

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

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

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

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

Halston 1-12

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

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

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

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


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


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




Grey Flannel 

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

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

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

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


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


  • Doesn't last very long
  • Smells familiar
  • Dries down to something unpleasant
best cheap cologne




Beckham Signature

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

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

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

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


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


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




Cool Water by Davidoff

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

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

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

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


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


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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Halston Z -14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Nautica Voyage (Our Pick)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Seduction in Black

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Guess Seductive

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Adidas Deep Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


  • Too citrusy
  • Smells cheap
  • Mostly for teenagers




Perry Ellis 360 Red

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




What makes cologne cheap?

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


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

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

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

It's a fake

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

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

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

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

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

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

It Sucks

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The 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!

22. 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.


21. 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.


20. Nautica Blue (2006)

nautica blue popular

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

19. 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.

18. Eternity by Calvin Klein

eternity popular cologne for men

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

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

17. Versace Pour Homme (2008)

versace pour homme popularity contest

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

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

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

16. 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.

15. Obsession by Calvin Klein

most popular obsession for men

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

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

14. Cool Water by Davidoff (1988)

cool water most popular men's cologne

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

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

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

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

13. Invictus by Paco Rabanne

most popular men's cologne invictus

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

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

12. Polo Red by Ralph Lauren

polo red top seller

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

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

11. Nautica Voyage by Nautica (2006)

nautical voyage most popular

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

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

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

10. Chrome by Azzaro (1996)

chrome azzaro popular cologne

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

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

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

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



9. Joop! by Joop!

joop most popular cologne

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


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


First ever Advertisement in print (1985)

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

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

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

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

7. Legend by Montblanc (2011)

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

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

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

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

6. Eros by Versace (2013) EDT


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

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

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


5. 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.

4. Aventus by Creed


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Aventus by Creed is describe to be “The King” when it comes to fragrances. Men can’t get enough compliments from this super popular fragrance.

There are actually men out there that claim this fragrance is responsible for getting them laid. Pretty crazy right?

What is also interesting about Aventus is their advertising campaign. They don’t have one… That’s how good this fragrance is.


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
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
Polo Red by Ralph Lauren9,700
Invictus by Paco Rabanne8,620
Cool Water by Davidoff8,510
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren6,650
Versace Pour Homme6,600
Eternity by Calvin Klein6,300
1 Million by Paco Rabanne5,680
Nautica Blue by Nautica5,540
Usher by Usher5,400
Fahrenheit by Christian Dior2,850
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier1,170
Spice bomb by Viktor & Rolf2,070
Dior Homme Intense 2,490
L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake4,220
Nautica Classic by Nautica1,000
Guess Seductive Homme by Guess2,400
Versace Man by Gianni Versace2,400
The One by Dolce & Gabanna2,900
Tommy Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger2,400
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren4,400
Curve by Liz Claiborne410
Kenneth Cole Black by Kenneth Cole2,900
La Nuit De L'homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009)2,400
Bvlgari Aqua by Bvlgari 1,600
Acqua Di Parma960
Adidas Team Force by Adidas110
Happy by Clinque6,600
Perry Ellis 360 by Perry Ellis2,400
Ck One by Calvin Klein3,080
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel4,330
Obsession by Calvin Klein2,400
Jimmy Choo5,400
Paris Hilton Man880
Iris The Energy At The Sea by Fragrances of Ireland90
Jaguar by Jaguar720
Hugo Boss No. 6210
Kenneth Cole Reaction by Kenneth Cole1,900
PS by Paul Sebastian1,900
Blue Jeans by Versace140
Jovan Musk by Jovan2,400
L'eau De Issey by Issey Miyake2,400
Yacht Man Red by Myrugia260
Pi by Givenchy1,600
Lucky You by Lucky1,300
212 by Carolina Herrera 2,400
Swiss Army by Victorinox20
Prada Luna Rossa by Prada5,400
Unforgivable by Sean John2,600
Eternity by Calvin Klein1,300
Euphoria by Calvin Klein9,900
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier 1,240
Aramis by Aramis2,900
Terre d'Hermes by Hermes6,600
Dior Homme by Christian Dior (2005)3,600
La Nuit l'homme by Yves Saint Laurent400

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 

1-milion-top seller cologne

Last month – #7

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

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

Why is 1 Million a top seller?

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

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

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


#2 Cool Water by Davidoff (1988)  

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Last month – #4

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

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

Why is it one of the top sellers?

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

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

What does it smell like?

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

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

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

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

#1 Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996) 

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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 / 5)

Guess by Guess Seductive

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

Very Sexy For Him by Victoria Secret

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

The One by Dolce & Gabbana

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

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

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

Versace Man Eau Fraiche by Versace

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

Nautica Voyage by Nautica

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

Guilty by Gucci

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

La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent

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

Versace Pour Homme by Versace

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

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

How To Read This Table

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

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


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


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

Our Rating

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


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

The Best Cologne For Young Men… Period

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

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

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

#1 Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Reason Why The One is Perfect For Young Guys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#3 Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Best Cheap Colognes For Young Men

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

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

#1 Nautica Voyage by Nautica (2006), EDT


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

The Reason Nautica Voyage Is Great For Young Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2 Guess Seductive by Guess (2011), EDT


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some Interesting Fragrances For Young Guys

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

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

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

Cologne #1 – Anything from Eccentric Molecules

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

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

Cologne #2 – Star Wars by Marmol & Son

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

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

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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.

If you’re the type of guy that needs to know everything about a certain fragrance, I suggest you check out our Creed Aventus review. We tell you everything you need to know about this love potion.

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

Sick of your new fragrance wearing off after a few hours? It's time for one of the longest lasting cologne.

Here is the top 17 list of long lasting fragrances based on THOUSANDS of reviews. This list is the real deal.

The List Made Simple

How We Made The List

One thing to make perfectly clear, when we say "cologne" we don't mean "eau de cologne". We mean it how the general population considers cologne...

Basically anything...

This definition encompasses all types of fragrances whether it is parfum, toilette, cologne, or fraiche.

After identifying fragrances that have a reputation for being long lasting, we starting digging deeper into each of them.

We looked at the reviews that were left and ratings they were given and came up with 5 star score. The higher the score, the longer the fragrance lasts. 


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.

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.

The Most Long Lasting Cologne Explained Further

This part is for anyone looking for a little more information on each fragrance that made the list. 

#17 - A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

Longevity Rating - 3.956 out of 5

A*Men Pure Havane was created in 2011, and is considered a sweet-gourmand.

People rant and rave how long Pure Havane lasts, but wearers also talk about how incredible the smell is.

So if you're looking for a powerful scent mixed with a masculine smell, Pure Havane might be your winning ticket.

Notes you'll notice

  • Tobacco
  • Honey
  • Vanille
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#16 - Eros by Versace

Longevity Rating - 3.957 out of 5

Versace Eros edges out Pure Havane by .001! Wow what a close battle.

Eros is known for it's sex appeal. As one of the highest rated sexy fragrances, you'll be smelling great all night long...

So if you're looking for a sexy fragrance that lasts, here is your winner.

Notes you'll notice

  • Vanilla
  • Mint
  • Tonka Bean
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#15 - Red Vetiver by Montale

Longevity Rating - 3.976 out of 5

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

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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#14 - Égoïste by Chanel

Longevity - 3.990 out of 5

Chanel release Égoïste in 1990 and it's classified as a spicy-woody fragrance.

People consider this one to be unique by todays standards. If someone were to blind smell it, the would think it's a niche fragrance. 

Very well liked for closing in on 30 years old.

Notes you'll notice

  • Cinnamon 
  • Sandalwood
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#13 - Terre d'Hermès EdP by Hermès

Longevity - 3.993 out of 5

One of the 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.

Notes you'll notice

  • Orange
  • Woodsy notes
  • Grapefruit

#12 - Jubilation XXV Man by Amouage

Longevity - 3.993 out of 5

One of the 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.

Notes you'll notice

  • Orange
  • Woodsy notes
  • Grapefruit

#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


When I look for good deals on fragrances, the first place I check out is Amazon. You can take a peek at Tobacco Vanille’s price by clicking on the button above.

#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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Find it for around $20 on Amazon. A pretty stellar deal and you can grab it by clicking my link


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.

If you feel like we missed a fragrance that lasts super long, LET US KNOW! We will add it to our list and even tell your story about how people still smelled it on you 6 months later or whatever happened.

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