Searching the internet you are able to find a ridiculous amount of writers claiming they know the most expensive cologne for men. On one particular site, (which I will refrain from saying which one directly) listed several fragrances over $10,000 which is simply not true. Here at CologneMasters, we have scoured everywhere online trying to find the true high end colognes to keep it authentic.
All of these colognes on this list are REAL and they can actually be purchased! Most of them, you can find by simply clicking on the link provided and it will take you to a page where you can have it if you feel like testing them out. Please let me know if you see any errors. This list will be updated frequently to maintain it’s accuracy so don’t be shy if you see something wrong! I would prefer if you messaged me on the contact page, but leaving a comment is fine too.
|Fragrance||Price/OZ||Total Bottle Price|
|Clive Christian No. 1||$496.20||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|X by Clive Christian||$191.18||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Black Afgano by Nasomatto||$190.00||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Clive Christian "C"||$187.49||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Azure Lime by Tom Ford||$172.24||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Pardon by Nasomatto (2011)||$164.95||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood||$162.81||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Straight To Heaven by Kilian||$152.94||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Clive Christian 1872 Perfume Spray For Men||$146.98||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Reflection Man by Amouage||$138.24||Click Here For Bottle Price|
|Aventus by Creed||$71.50||Click Here For Bottle Price|
There is one key rule to be a part of this list. The cologne MUST still be in production. In my search of these expensive fragrances, I found some you can still purchase even though they have been discontinued. These colognes are inflated because they are hard to find, thus it is unfair we choose them as an expensive cologne for men because it is not the fair price.
Also it’s important to note, personally I have not tried all of these. So for most of them, I had to take others opinions into consideration when writing about it. If you have anything you wish to add to the description, once again, don’t be shy to leave a comment so we can discuss it. If what you say sounds educated and authentic, congratulations I will update the post with your name on it so you get some credit.
Aventus by Creed is one of the more popular colognes to make the most expensive list. It has a nice fruity opening that ladies seem to go crazy for. People describe this cologne as a “panty dropper” which means in cologne master terms, women seem to like it. 😉
You can find Creed Aventus for less than 300 bucks on Amazon. For this cologne, make sure you purchase it at a reputable seller for example Amazon, FragranceX or Nordstrom because of fake bottles going around allegedly. It might not be a bad idea to look at the retailers return policy when you purchase it, just in case.
Top notes get the party started with pineapple, blackcurrant, apple and bergamot. The middle notes are bursting with peppery rose, birch, jasmine and patchouli, wonderfully woody, deep and heady. At the base is oakmoss, ambergris and a light dusting of vanilla which adds the finishing touch of virile sensuality. Wear this cologne if you want to attract some attention from the ladies.
The list starts with Aventus because it is a fragrance that many people have heard of before or they have tried it themselves. Although there are many scents that are more expensive than Aventus, we are using this as sort of a benchmark for you to see how expensive some of these fragrances are because Aventus is by definition expensive, but as you’re about to see, not nearly as bad as other fragrances.
Reflection Man by Amouage – $138.23/ounce
Amouage fragrances are very expensive compared to the common cologne. They are made from some of the finest ingredients which make their cost per bottle go up substantially just like many other scents that are on this list.
According to basenotes.net, this cologne is close to the 50/50 on whether guys like it or not, but don’t let that influence you. The people that love this fragrance are truly, madly, deeply in love with this.
Reflection Man has a white floral accord to it. This means, if you don’t like the smell of jasmine, this fragrance is not for you. The jasmine is reported that it’s quite in your face and people often compare it to Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Clive Christian 1872 Perfume Spray for Men – $146.98/ounce
Clive Christian’s 1872 Perfume spray particularly gains attention because it is a high end fragrance that would be difficult to match, and it has high end ingredients. This is a common place for almost all of Clive Christian’s fragrances because he uses incredibly expensive ingredients and most of them are natural.
If you’re someone that wears fragrance pretty casually and lacks a certain appreciation for natural ingredients, spending money on this scent may seem like a waste of money since there are many cheaper alternatives that smell similar. Women have said their counterparts that have worn this fragrance smell sophisticated and mature which is something that not everyone is going for.
The people that continue to wear 1872 by Clive Christian are those that are brought comfort by wearing it for so long already. Others have said they do receive compliments from it, but nothing overwhelming.
From the first spray, wearers claim they are sent on a journey of citrus, green, and spice notes.
Checking out a few more sites, over at Parfumo.net, this fragrance receive an 8/10 rating from it’s reviewers.
Clive Christian rocks the charts as far as most expensive colognes mostly because of it’s origin. For $244.86, you can find a 1.7 ounce bottle on Amazon. Of all the Clive Christian colognes, this one is particularly a favorite.
If you are a citrus and fresh scent lover, you will undoubtedly notices the lime and grapefruit. Picture the fragrance Acqua Di Gio and place a little spice in there. Add a little longevity and there you have Clive Christian’s 1872 Perfume Spray for men.
Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille – $152.93/ounce
Tom Ford’s Private Blend Tobacco Vanille is a fragrance that receives rave reviews. From people talking about the oodles of compliments they receive from it, all the way to how it’s blended perfectly together to create a timeless smell.
Like any fragrance however, it does have the people that criticize it. For some people it doesn’t mesh well with their skin, it’s too sweet, or the price tag does not live up to the hype.
The people who love this fragrance speak about how it’s perfect for the winter. The tobacco, vanilla blend makes the cold a little more bearable. Also, people rant and rave how it smells like sophistication and is just plain lovely.
This is one of Tom Ford’s most popular colognes, so don’t be shy to try it out. Anything Tom Ford currently is like the Porsche of men’s cologne. Don’t be afraid to pick this bottle up for around $260 on Amazon.
Straight To Heaven by Kilian – $152.94/ounce
Straight To Heaven by Killian is one of the highest rated fragrances on The Most Expensive Cologne For Men List. Most people will tell you it smells like rum when they first spray it on, and its very easy to like and difficult to hate.
The Straight To Heaven starts with a shot of dark rum and evolves into the scent of a rum drenched, toasted oak staves according to one user on Fragrantica. It continues to smell very masculine and you will continue to receive compliments even though your own nose says its gone.
A very well supported cologne from its users with mostly good ratings. The cologne is described as a woody, spicy scent and was launched not too long ago in 2007. Straight to Heaven is also one of the more popular colognes for how expensive it is. You will receive attention by wearing this cologne. You will also receive compliments. Another one for sure to try if you’re ready to give one of these expensive colognes a try.
The only consistent complaint I’ve seen thus far has been the longevity. The worst I’ve seen reported is 3-4 hours, but others have said to get as much as 6 hours out of it. It most likely has something to do with your skin. If you need some tips on making your fragrance last longer, click here!
This cologne comes in a 50 ml bottle for $260 which you can find on Amazon. For those Cologne Masters that don’t like math, a 50 ml bottle is equivalent to a 1.7 ounce bottle.
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood – $162.81/ounce
This cologne is designed for a true cologne connoisseur. Oud Wood opens with an earthy mantle of richly woven saffron, black rose and black truffle, with hints of floralcy. The middle notes consist of, vanilla, patchouli, oud wood and tree moss soften the intensity, making the scent a sensual experience.
Oud Wood is described as one of the most tame and unimposing fragrances which Tom Ford puts his name on. It’s a fragrance that demands quality, but not attention.
The longevity and projection is not a powerhouse like it’s siblings Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille.
You can find a bottle of this treasure on Amazon for about $300.
Pardon by Nasomatto (2011) – $164.95/ounce
Pardon by Nasomatto might be one of the highest rated fragrances on the Most Expensive Cologne For Men list.
Created by Alessandro Guiltieri, Pardon rocks a scent of Agarwood, Sandalwood, and Dark Chocolate as the defining notes that make up this smell.
For a fragrance that comes in such a small quantity (1 ounce), this scent has a potent and blinding force behind it. You don’t have to worry about projection with a fragrance like this one.
The people that love this fragrance speak about how rich, spicy, and masculine this fragrance is and it makes it perfect for a winter blend. Men talk about the compliments they receive from their girlfriends from it and it seems like the ladies like to steal it away for a night when you’re not watching so beware of that.
The people that put Pardon on blast are those that typically just don’t like the ingredients or don’t like niche perfumes in general. If you’re a main stream guy, you may not understand this one, but it’s still worth snagging a sample if you get your hands on one.
If you are looking for a bottle, check Amazon here.
Tom Ford Private Blend Azure Lime – $172.34/ounce
Tom Ford’s Azure Lime gives a fresh, unexpected spin to timeless essences. Vibrant citrus notes, sophisticated florals, warm woods and sensual musk evoke the easy elegance and relaxed style of the paradisiacal island of Mustique.
The opening of Azure Lime is what captures peoples interest. It smells of freshly squeezed limes almost directly out of your hands with a hint of breeze from the sea. The problem people complain about is the longevity. Allegedly it only lasts for about an hour which doesn’t make sense for spending over $200 a bottle for.
If you’re a random dude on the street trying Azure Lime, more often than not, you will either dislike the scent completely or be neutral about it. The people that appreciate Azure Lime are fragrance connoisseurs that have judge a fragrance on it’s artistic value rather than it’s value wearing.
When you take a whiff of this cologne, make sure you look for accords of fresh, wood, and citrus which are a few of my personal favorites. Users describe it as one of the best lime scents that they have ever smelled.
You can find a 1.7 ounce bottle around $300 on Amazon.
#3 – Clive Christian “C” for Men – $187.49/ounce
Clive Christian’s “C” for men gets a lot of comparisons to Tuscan Leather according to many of the reviewers over @ Fragrantica. It seems like people are in a fist fight on whether this fragrance is one of the best leather scents in the world. After reading through the reviews, there is no question that its certainly a top 3.
This particular Clive Christian Cologne you can find for about $299.99 a bottle at Amazon.
At the end of the day, this particular cologne has received RAVING reviews from it’s users which makes it one of the best all-around colognes on the list. The cologne seems to last all day long and has a great scent. Whenever you have a fragrance that is this expensive, you’re always going to get comparisons on whether or not it lives up to the hype.
Despite being heavily debated, at the end of the day, Christian “C” is still well liked.
The accords that you’ll be searching for with “C” for men are, oud (pretty heavily), balsamic, and aromatic. Besides being able to notice oud, you’ll also notice background notes of tonka beans and various florals.
#3 – Black Afgano by Nasomatto – $190/ounce
Black Afgano is considered a “shared fragrance” meaning it’s ok for guys and gals to wear it. One of the best reviews I’ve read happened to be over at ScentTrunk.com where they go on to say just how potent and strong this fragrance can be.
What makes this fragrance truly unique is that it was made to smell like “hashish” which comes from a cannabis plant. This makes Black Afgano even more interesting and yet controversial. People also describe it as a dark scent which would be something that Darth Vader would wear out to the club.
This scent is described as linear meaning that it smells the same 6 hours later as when you first put it on. The smell is very strong so an ounce will go along ways. People have even said that if you spray it on your clothes, you will be able to continue smelling it for months!
The notes you undoubtedly will find in Black Afgano is woodsy, incense, oud, tobacco.
You can buy an ounce of this cologne for $190 bucks on Amazon.
X for Men by Clive Christian – $191.18/ounce
Clive Christian’s “X factor” is a modern fragrance with a commanding, royal character of orris, cardamom, and cinnamon. This cologne is described as a spicy, woody fragrance that is available in 1.7 and 3.4 ounces.
Since I haven’t tried this fragrance myself, I had a great time reading about all the people that have and their thoughts perhaps more than any other scent thus far.
Comparisons to the “Dos Equis man” was simply amazing. When you think about the most interesting man in the world, allegedly this is the fragrance that he’s wearing. Men that wish to smell sophisticated and perhaps have a fine appreciation for the arts of fragrance are giving X for men a perfect 10/10.
A perfect score from these types of perfume reviewers is something to really appreciate. Fragrance as a product gets some of the harshest reviews when it comes to critics that makes me wonder how perfume designers continue to wake up in the morning and continue doing their work. For me to see such high ratings from one after another is simply amazing and makes me want to pony up and buy a bottle for myself and see what the fuss is about.
The least expensive place I found to purchase it was at Amazon at about $325 for a 1.7 oz bottle. I did see smaller bottles for about an ounce for $220, but it made me question the legitimacy of it since rarely do you see a bottle of that size.
I’m super curious to hear opinions from “casual fragrance wearers”, (the guys that just want to smell good to pick up chicks) to see what their perspective on it is.
The men that wear this fragrance regularly describe it as a scent made for kings. Immediately just staring at the bottle you can see why. With a crown top, it looks like it deserves a spot on the throne. If you want to smell like royalty, this is it.
#1 – Clive Christian No. 1 Perfume Spray for Men – $496.20/ounce
Clive Christian’s “No. 1” can be found at about $865 at several different places for 1.6 ounces and $796 on Amazon. This fragrance is recognized as the world’s most expensive cologne for men and was formulated from extremely rare and fine ingredients.
You can immediately tell this cologne was made for only the most elite of users based on the design of the bottle. It’s the type you would want to keep in plain sight in your bathroom, living room, bedroom, or whatever just because it looks like a piece of jewelry that needs to be shown off.
People whom have worn this cologne describe it as having many different floral scents all at once. If anyone has tried this fragrance, I’d love to hear your comments by dropping it down below!
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