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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) 

eros top sellers fragranceLast month – #5

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)  

cool water top seller

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.

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Jason is the first ever self-proclaimed “Cologne Master” that is dedicating his expertise and knowledge to helping people choose that special scent for the 1st or 50th time.

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