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Top 20 Best Smelling Cologne For Men In 2018

So you are well dressed and ready to go out! But still, you are not fully ready yet until you wear your right cologne. The scent you wear politely expresses who you are and what you try to say about yourself. Choosing the best cologne for men is one of the daunting tasks. Let’s make it easy for you.

Gone all the days when a single bottle is enough to hold throughout the year. But today, people have got the better taste. Just like how you choose a right dress and right shoe for any particular event, your cologne should be the right one too. The scent you choose should go well with the weather condition as well as occasion. For example, in winter you need a powerful long lasting fragrance since you wear multiple layers of clothes whereas, in summer, you need a fresh, light fragrance. Your scent should also vary based on whether it’s for work or for romantic dating or for the club, post-gym, dinner parties,  wedding or for any other dressed up events.

Men can always pick from timeless classic colognes to that of trying and experimenting new and recent fragrances. Here we presented the top 20 best smelling, selling colognes for men. In this list, you can also find the romantic fragrance that amazes and impress your Girl, she may be your girlfriend, your date, the one you love and the one your kids call mommy.

We have also given a “Cologne Choosing Guide” at the end of this article. Go through it. It will help you to choose the one that best fits you.

Top 20 Best Cologne For Men

20.Jo Malone London Wood Sage And Sea Salt Cologne For Men

The Jo Malone London’s wood sage and sea salt cologne is a breath of fresh air with woody, earthiness and ocean waves inspired by the British coast & created by Christine Nagel. This cologne is a perfect spray with a touch of ambrette seeds, sea salt and sage in addition to grapefruit and red-algae. It gives the feel of a spirited liveliness and joyfulness, escape into nature.

. Jo Malone London Wood Sage And Sea Salt Cologne For Men

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Scent Type: Fresh

Occasion: Day to Day Wear

Top Notes: Ambrette Seeds, buchu leaves, bergamot.

Middle Notes: Sea Salt, dry fruits, and mineral accord.

Base Note: Sage, driftwood accord, white musk, guaiac wood.

19. Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette for Men

Invictus in Latin is for ‘Invincible’ and the meaning does justice to it. It’s a scent of Power, dynamism, and victory. Invictus Eau de Toilette is a bold mash-up of freshness, marine accord, scintillating woody base & warmth. Interestingly the bottle is designed typically as a trophy in addition to an addictive and powerful fragrance quotient. This fragrance comes in a long-lasting scent. Since the scents are heavy, Invictus leaves a heavy & close to moderate sillage.

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Scent Type: Citrus Woody

 Occasion:  Office Scent

Top Notes: Sea notes, Mandarin orange, Grapefruit.

Middle Notes: Bayleaf & Jasmine.

Base Notes: Ambergris, Guaiac wood, Oakmoss, Patchouli.

18.John Varvatos Artisan Blu Eau de Toilette

Arrived in early 2016, since then John Varvatos Artisan Blu has been sweeping places into one of the best colognes with a stunning bottle design. It is a striking embodiment of fresh crystal blue waters of the sea under the warmth of the sun. This top cologne comes with a unique, contemporary high-quality fragrance. It exhales a refreshing, revitalizing, serene and elegant touch with their perfume notes. Artisan Blu tends to leave the fragrance up to 6 hours after that the scent becomes lighter.

John Varvatos Artisan Blu Eau de Toilette

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Scent Type: Aromatic Citrus

Occasion: Casual and Workplace

Top Notes: Bergamot, French lavender, Bitter orange, Basil, Chayote.

Heart Notes: Egyptian geranium, Palmarosa, Iris, Orange blossom, Clary sage.

Base Notes: Patchouli, Pistachio tree resin, Parasol Pine, Cedarwood, Tamarisk (salt cedar).

17.Ralph Lauren Men Polo Red Intense EDP Spray

The Polo Red Intense is a signature overdrive fragrance inspired by the world of high-speeding race cars. The scent begins with a feisty rush of fresh fruity beginning with pumped-up spicy and woody notes and finally goes down hard with a sensual addictive leathery accord. Polo Red Intense is for invigorating intoxicating thrill-seeking men who doesn’t hesitate to break down the barriers for good. This best perfume for men has a moderate longevity but tends to leave a little high to moderate sillage. It’s a topper among the choice of best smelling cologne for men.

Ralph Lauren Men Polo Red Intense EDP Spray

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Scent Type: Woody Spicy

Occasion: Casual, Dates & Office Scent

Top Notes: Red Grapefruit, Cranberry, Saffron, Lemon.

Middle Notes: Red roasted Coffee, Ginger, Red leather, Red-root Sage, Lavender.

Base Notes: Red Cedarwood, Amber, Leather.

16.Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler for Men

The Mugler Cologne is a cocktail of fresh intoxicating and energizing citrus notes and inspired by the traditional Eau De Cologne which is pure, simple, clean and fresh. The Cologne is designed with two sensations, Invigorating/energizing and Sensual/Sweet. The Mugler cologne makes a statement of the bold, fresh and enthralling persona of men with a subtle invigorating and sensual notes. The signature bottle is green in color with sleek curved lines and futuristic seal.

Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler for Men

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Scent Type: Fresh Clean

Occasion: Casual, Post-gym, Office Scent

Top Notes: Petitgrain, Neroli, Bergamot.

Middle Notes: African Orange flower.

Base Notes: White Musk.

15.Dolce &Gabbana The One for Men

The One for men reflects the playful charm, the self-confidence and the inborn appeal of the D&G man. The One is an elegant, sensual perfume that is distinctly modern but also a touch of unique timeless classic. It’s an oriental spicy perfume developed from the harmony of Tobacco notes and refined high-quality spices for the sensual touch. The signature classy bottle of The One is designed to represent the contemporary luxury of the D&G house. The One is for the charismatic, down-to-earth, energetic, playful, cheerful and authentic individuals. It gives out a soft – moderate sillage and a moderate longevity. D&G The One is a must count to your grooming line and nonetheless to say it’s one of the best cologne for men.

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Scent Type: Oriental Woody

Occasion: Romantic, Night out, Casual

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil.

Middle Notes: Ginger, Orange blossom, Cardamom.

Base Notes: Tobacco, Amber, Cedar.

14.Bleu De Chanel Eau De Toilette

The Bleu De Chanel is stunner from the legendary house of Chanel, which embodies a strong, elegant, contemporary masculine fragrance and leaves a warm profound sensual trail. When it comes to longevity of this best smelling cologne, it is just amazing. It works like wonder. It combines the charm of citrus with a punch of aromatic & powerful woody accord in their fragrance notes. Bleu De Chanel is lighter, relaxed and inspiring. It is one of the best fragrances for men.

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Scent Type: Woody Aromatic

Occasion: Dressed Up Occasion & Office

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Pink pepper, Lemon, Mint.

Heart Notes: Ginger, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Iso E Super (a group of aroma chemicals).

Base Notes: Labdanum, Caledonian Sandalwood, Cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Incense, White Musk.

13.Acqua Di Giò Giorgio Armani Pour Homme Eau De Toilette

Inspired by the beauty of Pantelleria – an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, Armani created the Acqua Di Giò collection for both men and women. Acqua Di Giò for men is a pure refreshing, scintillating, and striking aquatic hyacinth fragrance with the warmth of Mediterranean Sea. It is a natural marine woody freshness with light aquatic nuances and leaves a soft to moderate sillage with reasonable longevity. A resolutely masculine fragrance with a Mediterranean breeze for contemporary men, Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme is a clear winner. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme is an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner.

Acqua Di Giò Giorgio Armani Pour Homme Eau De Toilette

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Scent Type: Citrus, Woody

Occasion: Daytime (Office and Casual Scent)

Top Notes: Calabria Bergamot, Neroli, Green Tangerine.

Middle Notes: Sea notes, Cyclamen, Freesia, Jasmine, Rockrose, Rosemary, persimmon, Coriander, Hyacinth, Violet, Nutmeg, Calone.

Base Notes: Indonesian Patchouli, Amber, Oakmoss, White Musk, Cedar.

12.Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men

The core of Versace Pour Homme is a mineral-floral aroma with Mediterranean accents besides the deep and sensual notes for the essence of masculinity. It’s a perfect touch for the Dynamic, versatile, self-confident, forceful, passionate men to take on the world. The notes are uniquely versatile and in harmony with the natural world to match the men of today. Versace Pour Homme leaves a scent up to 6hours and its sillage comes around your 3 to 4 feet.

Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men

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Scent Type:  Fresh Aromatic

Occasion: Any

Top Notes: Citron of Diamante, Bitter orange, Neroli.

Middle Notes: Clary sage, Blue hyacinth, Geranium.

Base Notes: Mineral Amber, Musk, Tonka beans.

11.Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau De Toilette for Men

The Viktor & Rolf are Amsterdam based fashion house with founders Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. Viktor & Rolf designed Spicebomb men fragrance range with an encounter of two accords – incandescent spices and masculine roundness of leather and tobacco. The bottle is exclusively designed as the shape of a ‘hand-grenade’ with the fragrance released by priming the pin, which is been revisited with the Viktor & Rolf seal. Spicebomb adds a row of luxury, sensual, audacious, power & sophistication with their explosive accords of fresh spicy, citrus zesty and smoky notes. They tend to leave a strong sillage and lasts quite long. Definitely, it is one of the best fragrances for men.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau De Toillete for Men

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Scent Type: Oriental Woody Spicy

Occasion: Casual, Date Outs, Definitely not for school.

Top Notes: Elemi, Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Grapefruit.

Middle Notes: Paprika, Cinnamon, and Saffron.

Base Notes: Vetiver, Tobacco and Leather.

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