Your signature scent is an excellent way to stand out in a crowd. Without saying a word, you define and distinguish your inner personality. From earthy wood fragrances to fresh citrus scents, every cologne becomes a part of lasting memories.
Summer is an ideal time to change up your cologne and try something fresh and new. With hundreds of colognes to choose, how to you know which one might be right for you? Never fear! Here’s a list of the top ten men’s colognes chosen by looking at several (more than 6) other top lists and figuring out which colognes consistently made the grade. The rankings take into account the position each cologne held on those lists.
First introduced to the market in 2005, this light, breezy scent has been on top lists for years . It has notes of
of jasmine and amber; a heart of water lily and sandalwood with a base of bergamot and cedar. Nautica Blue is consistently the number one selling cologne on Amazon due to its combination of cheap price and wonderful smell. However, its ranking on many cologne review sites is low or non-existent, lowering it to number 10 on this list.
Judging from its appearance on other top ten best-selling lists across the Internet, Guilty by Gucci has been very popular cologne so far this year. Popular with women, Guilty by Gucci has a complex mixture of violet, bergamot, essence of calone, and cypress with notes of amber, jasmine, sweet tobacco and black pepper. Undertones of amyris, cedar wood, leather accord, and patchouli finish off the scent.
An “old timer” of men’s colognes, Chrome Azzaro has been around since 1996 and makes everyone’s top-20 list each year. Again this cologne is one that women just adore, enhancing a man’s natural scent and not overpowering it. It’s got light, crisp and tangy notes of citrus blended with the earthy essence of sandalwood, oakwood and rosewood; perfect for a summer evening out on the town.
Launched in 2005 and one of the best-selling colognes today, Armani Code by Giorgio Armani for Men is a rich scent that will seduce you.The fragrance offers a sexy blend of bergamot subtly blended subtle hints of fresh lemon and orange blossom and finished with Tonka bean and guaiac wood. The code of this cologne definitely spells out masculine and sexy. Another favorite among women, you will receive loads of compliments no matter where you go with it.
Launched in 1986, Obsession is , by far, the oldest cologne on this list. Yet, it maintains rankings on almost every top 20 list each year and even made a list of the top 100 men’s colognes of all time. It may have something to do with how women just love this scent on their men. Men like it for its sweet, slightly spicy scent from the blend of mandarin and spice with undertones of sandalwood, amber and musk. It is a true classic.
1 Million for Men was launched in 2008 by Paco Rabanne has remained on the best colognes lists ever since then. Another cologne that women rave about (I think we have a trend!), this cologne combines red orange, sparkling grapefruit, cinnamon, spices, mint, rose, patchouli, blond leather, blond wood and amber. In addition to its warm and wonderful scent, the bottle is just cool.
Another fragrance that women just mad about on their men, Cool Water was created by Davidoff in 1988. It is the ideal summer fragrance for men. With fresh notes of jasmine, coriander, rosemary, and sage; accented with the woody and warm undertones of amber, cedar, musk, sandalwood and oakmoss, create a fresh, natural scent that is reminiscent of the outdoors and perfect for the balmy days of summer. Light and refreshing, Cool Water is popular with all, both young and more experienced men.
The One by Dolce & Gabbana is a very hot commodity this year and it’s no wonder. Its creator, Stefano Gabbana, wanted to create a very masculine fragrance with warm, woody, oriental composition that is very different for the other D & G men’s colognes. He did just that by mixing warm and spicy top notes of bergamot, basil and coriander, with the sweet essences of ginger cardamom and neroli, while adding very masculine hints of ambergris, cedar and tobacco. This combination makes The One for Men a wonderfully exotic choice for those sultry summer nights. It doesn’t hurt that D & G snagged Matthew McConaughey as the spokesperson for this cologne.
Dolce & Gabbana seem to have perfected the art of creating best-selling men’s colognes with another fragrances in a top position on this list. Light Blue invokes visions of crystal blue Mediterranean waters, white sands and hot summer days while remaining utterly masculine and sexy. On several best colognes for men lists on the Internet, this fragrance is a successful blend of grapefruit, Sicilian mandarin, juniper, and bergamot top notes, in harmony with rosemary, Brazilian rosewood and Szechuan pepper, and finishing with musk, incense and oak moss. Launched in 2007, Light Blue garnered the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year in 2008 for men’s luxury colognes.
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Hands down THE most popular men’s cologne, Acqua Di Gio shows up on almost every top ten list out there. Always a favorite with women, this classic Armani fragrance was introduced in 1997 and remains a staple of the Armani men’s cologne collection. Acqua Di Gio’s perfect combination of earth, air and sea speaks to all types of men. It is a bold masculine cologne which captures the true essence of paradise by blending together the wonderful aromas of exotic tropical islands into one brilliant fragrance. This popular cologne has bright refreshing marine notes, accented with mandarin and persimmon, then perfectly blended with the earthiness of patchouli, bergamot, neroli and base notes of nasturtium, jasmine and amber. Acqua di Gio evokes the open air of the outdoors with a slightly citrus tone giving the impression of fresh sea breezes of the tropics.