The One For Men by Dolce & Gabbana
If your man is “the one,” than a fragrance called The One is the obvious choice. It’s a citrusy, warm scent with notes of grapefruit and orange blossom, paired with ginger, cedar, and a slight hint of musk. If you want a fragrance that’s sensual, spicy, and just a little bit woodsy, this is a great choice.
Looking for a traditional men’s cologne that’s aggressively masculine? There are lots of great options out there for anyone who wants their partner to smell like a sexy cowboy. Stetson has been around since 1981, and its woodsy, spicy notes are incredibly intense. If you want another classic option, English Leather is a classic scent that’s been around since 1949. It’s woodsy as well, with note of moss and leather. Both scents can be kind of intense, and many people have a “love it or fit it” reaction to them. But those who love these classic scents really love them.
Demeter Laundromat Cologne Spray
Shopping for a guy who hates wearing cologne? Or maybe you can’t stand the intensely woody or musky scents of some of the most popular men’s colognes. This simple unisex fragrance just smells like clean laundry, so it’s pleasant without being overwhelming.
Best Smelling Mens Celebrity Cologne: Sean John 3 AM
The Sean John brand was created by music mogul Sean Combs. 3 AM is the perfect scent for a guy who loves staying out late, and partying until dawn. This is another citrusy scent, but it’s made unique with interesting notes like cardamom, fig leaf, and tonic water.
Hermes Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche Cologne
Patchouli is another one of those scents that people either love or hate. Even those who like the smell of patchouli may find that it can overpower all the other notes in a perfume. Hermes Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche is one of the rare scents that uses patchouli, but manages to strike a balance between that element and all the other complementary notes. You’ll also find notes of cedar, water, and geranium.
Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Cologne
Looking for a scent that’s spicy and a little bit exotic? This classic scent is sandalwood-based, but also contains notes of cypress, bergamot, vetiver, and lavender. Want something similar, but with a little more bitter orange and verbena? We also really like Crabtree & Evelyn’s Heritage Collection Old Windsor Eau de Cologne.
Victorinox Swiss Unlimited Energy Eau de Cologne Spray
This sporty, fresh scent is a great fragrance to use after hitting the gym or hitting the courts. We especially like the built-in carabiner, which makes it easy to attach the bottle of a gym bag, or secure it inside a briefcase. It’s a classic scent profile, with typical notes like cedar, amber, and musk. But there are some unexpected fragrances in the mix, including mint, violet leaf, wormwood, and nutmeg.
Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Blu Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
Colognes with Acqua in the name are often beachy or oceanic in their scent profile, and their fresh nature is ideal for guys who dislike overly musky fragrance. One of the classic scents in this style is Acqua di Parma, which has been around since the 1930s. A more modern take is Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Blu, a complex scent that features green cardamom, Calabrian bergamot, lemon, tonka, and smoky patchouli.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau De Parfum Spray
Looking for a scent that’s moody, mysterious, and darkly romantic? Tom Ford Noir Extreme is a spicy, oriental scent. It’s upscale, and perfect for the man at the pinnacle of his career. This decadent scent is a little bit sweet, thanks to vanilla, nutmeg, and cardamom notes. There’s also an exotic quality, thanks to notes of saffron, as well as a combination of scents designed to evoke the flavors of Indian kulfi (a dessert traditionally made of Himalayan snow and pistachios).
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Men 3 Piece Gift Set
This fresh, classic scent blends mint, citrus notes, floral notes, cinnamon, cumin, sandalwood, and amber notes. This gift set includes eau de toilette spray, shower gel, and after-shave balm. You can also buy the cologne by itself, if you want to save a little money.