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.
Men's Fragrance # of Searches
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani (1996) 54,300
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana 47,600*
Guilty by Gucci 31,900*
Aventus by Creed 22,900
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani 22,700
Eros by Versace 18,300
Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche 12,990
Legend by Montblanc 10,110
Chrome by Azzaro 9,880
Nautica Voyage by Nautica 9,820
Cool Water by Davidoff 8,510
Versace Pour Homme 6,600
Nautica Blue by Nautica (2006) 4,400
Dior Homme Intense 2,490
L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake 4,220
Nautica Classic by Nautica 1,000
Guess Seductive Homme by Guess 2,400
1 Million by Paco Rabanne 6,600
Versace Man by Gianni Versace 2,400
The One by Dolce & Gabanna 2,900
Tommy Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger 2,400
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren 4,400
Curve by Liz Claiborne 9,900
Kenneth Cole Black by Kenneth Cole 2,900
La Nuit De L'homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009) 2,400
Legend by Montblanc 2011 9,900
Bvlgari Aqua by Bvlgari 1,600
Acqua Di Parma 8,100
Adidas Team Force by Adidas 110
Happy by Clinque 6,600
Perry Ellis 360 by Perry Ellis 2,400
Invictus by Paco Rabanne 5,400
Ck One by Calvin Klein 6,600
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel 4,330
Obsession by Calvin Klein 2,400
Jimmy Choo 5,400
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren 5,400
Paris Hilton Man 880
Iris The Energy At The Sea by Fragrances of Ireland 90
Jaguar by Jaguar 720
Hugo Boss No. 6 210
Kenneth Cole Reaction by Kenneth Cole 1,900
PS by Paul Sebastian 1,900
Blue Jeans by Versace 140
Jovan Musk by Jovan 2,400
L'eau De Issey by Issey Miyake 2,400
Yacht Man Red by Myrugia 260
Polo Red by Ralph Lauren 9,900
Pi by Givenchy 1,600
Spice bomb by Vicktor & Rolf 8,100
Usher by Usher 5,400
Lucky You by Lucky 1,300
212 by Carolina Herrera 2,400
Swiss Army by Victorinox 20
Prada Luna Rossa by Prada 5,400
Unforgivable by Sean John 2,600
Eternity by Calvin Klein 1,300
Euphoria by Calvin Klein 9,900
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995) 1,240
Aramis by Aramis 2,900
Terre d'Hermes by Hermes 6,600
Dior Homme by Christian Dior (2005) 3,600
La Nuit l'homme by Yves Saint Laurent 400
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!
10. Cool Water by Davidoff (1988) – 8,510 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: Geranium, Neroli, Jasmine, Sandalwood
Base notes: Amber, Tobacco, Cedar, Oakmoss, Musk
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.
9. Nautica Voyage by Nautica (2006) – 9,820 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: Lotus, Mimosa
Base notes: Cedar, Amber, Oakmoss, Musk
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.
8. Chrome by Azzaro (1996) – 9,880 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Top notes: Bergamot, Bitter orange, Transparent Musks
Middle notes: Ivy, Lichen, Hedione
Base notes: Mate, Sandalwood, Rosewood
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.
7. Legend by Montblanc (2011) – 10,110 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: Oak moss, Gernaium, Coumarin, Apple, Rose, Pomarosa molecule
Base notes: Sandalwood, Tonka, Evernyl
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. Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982) (EDT) – 12,990 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Top notes: Basil, Rosemary, Green Mint, Verbena, Lavender, Lemon
Middle notes: Angelica, Wormwood, Coriander, Juniper
Base notes: Patchouli, Oakmoss, Cedarwood, Pine needle, Balsam
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.
5. Eros by Versace (2013) EDT – 18,300 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Top notes: Mint, Green Apple, Lemon
Middle notes: Tonka Bean, Geranium, Ambroxan
Base notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Virginian Cedar, Altas Cedar
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 basenotes.net had to say about it by clicking here!
4. Armani Code by Giorgio Armani (2004) – Click For Pricing
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon
Middle notes: Olive flower
Base notes: Guiac Wood, Tonka Bean
Giorgio Armani continues to pump out some of the most popular colognes for men with the success of Armani Code.
Code is a fragrance that I own personally, and when I do use it, it is normally in the cold weather months. It is one of those fragrances that immediately makes you feel just a little more cozy as soon as you put it on.
I would generally recommend it for young men that are looking for a fall/winter fragrance, but you can see men wear it all year round which is why it is so popular.
3. Guilty by Gucci (2011) EDT – 31,900 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: Orange Flower
Base notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli
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 t
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- 27,000 Monthly Searches – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: White rose, Bamboo, Jasmine
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Cedar
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 – 40,500 – Click For Pricing
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Cyclamen, Mignonette, Coriander, Violet, Rose
Base notes: Amber, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Cedar, White musk
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.
With how well received Acqua Di Gio continues to be, I won’t be surprised to see it #1 for years to come. If you want to continue to see a highlight film of Acqua Di Gio, check out the best cologne for young men page where you’ll see it flourish and just recently it made it’s way to the best cologne to get you laid post where a fragrance hopes to land once it’s created.
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 to the list! Keep checking back as we are always adding and updating this page.
(Last update 11/17/16)