After taking the outrageous task of finding and rating the best colognes in the world, Formsly has created a list of the Top 100 Men’s Cologne from across the world for you to see based on thousands of reviews and awards the particular colognes have received. As you may notice our list is incomplete, however we will be adding one cologne daily. Check back often to see if your cologne makes the cut or click on our links to get the best deals at Amazon or wherever we found them.
Top 100 Best Men’s Cologne – Worldwide
These colognes are rated off a complex formula Formsly.com has formulated into a point system so you can see how high they scored. The highest possible score is 125, however some colognes score higher for winning awards. If you’re wondering where your cologne ranks on the list or don’t see it, leave a comment and I’ll let you know! Last updated March 25th, 2014.
37. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme By Dolce & Gabbana (1994) – Score 84 HQ
Dolce & Gabbana pour homme has notes of lemon, orange, lavender, sage, cedar and tobacco and is an outstanding evening cologne.
37. Touch For Men by Burberry (2000) – Score 84 HQ
Burberry Touch for Men is a cologne that is not safe for the office or casual wear. Burberry Touch is something you would most likely want to wear during the fall and winter seasons and is used more for a night out. A gorgeous, musky/floral scent.
32. Dolce & Gabana pour Homme by Dolce & Gabana (1994) – Score 84 HQ
A cologne with some great sillage, projection and everything in-between. The cologne would probably be rated even higher if it wasn’t for the reformulation of the cologne since it’s Italy and Germany roots. I suggest you try the cologne for yourself before you start reading reviews.
31. Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne (1996) – Score 86 HQ
Curve by Liz Claiborne is seen over and over again on Best Men’s Cologne HQ’s site. You can find it consistently on the best sellers list and also as one of the most popular men’s cologne. An inexpensive light, fresh and inoffensive scent. It’s ability to work in any situation is what makes this cologne popular.
28. Lagerfeld By Karl Lagerfeld (1978) – Score 86 HQ
Lagerfeld is another cologne that is a timeless classic. It’s a sweet, masculine fragrance that is still being worn by men for over 30 years. If you’re looking for a blast from the past, give this one a shot.
28. Chrome by Azzaro (1996) – Score 86 HQ
Chrome by Azzaro can be described as aquatic with a hint of metallic. This cologne smells like most aquatic colognes do with a “fresh” scent but the underlying metallic tone gives it a unique flavor.
28. 1881 Homme by Cerruti (1990) – Score 86 HQ
1881 cologne is something that when you first smell you say to yourself, “ehhh, that’s ok”. After looking back a few years, you’ll probably say to yourself, “Since this is my 5th bottle, maybe there is something to this that I’m missing”. Because this is a sneaky good cologne, you’ll find it on the top 100 best men’s cologne list.
24. Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein (1986) – Score 87 HQ
Don’t let the age of this cologne fool you, Obsession is considered one of the best colognes of the modern era and receives many compliments from the ladies on this great scent. Hugely popular and widely liked.
24. Versace Man Eau Faiche by Versace (2006) – Score 87 HQ
Versace Man gives it’s wearers a sexy, warm, sweet, and confident vibe. Versace is king of the castle when it comes to premium ingredients which is why this is just another cologne they have on the top 100 list.
24. Caron pour Homme (1934) – Score 87 HQ
Caron is something you’ll either love or hate. Since it’s currently high up on the top colognes in the world, you would have to think there are many more lovers than haters. This cologne will take you back to the 1930’s so it’s certainly aged well. Give it a chance if you’re a history buff.
24. Aramis by Aramis (1965) – Score 87 HQ
Another oldie but goodie, Aramis was created in the 1960’s for men that like timeless classics and tradition. Aramis is a very powerful and masculine cologne with woody and leathery notes. This cologne should be worn by adults that are mature and classy.
22. Nautica Voyage By Nautica (2006) – Score 88 HQ
It’s crazy that a cologne that’s priced under $15 dollars can make the top 100 list of all time, especially when the $700 colognes are nowhere to be found on this list. Nautica Voyage is a fresh cologne that is definitely worth giving a chance for the price. Get a sweet deal on it by clicking our link.
22. Vetiver by Givenchy (1959)– Score 88 HQ
A delightful bright and sunny vetiver. The top notes have a dark earthiness scent to it and the Bergamot adds a refreshing tone to it. The original was created in 1959 so it’s been aged to perfection. An outstanding choice that is well liked among the men whom wear it.
L’eau D’issey is the definition of freshness. If you like the smell of freshly cut grass or if you were to go on a stroll through the wilderness, L’eau D’issey makes perfect sense for you to try.
19. Bottled Boss No. 6 Cologne by Hugo Boss (1998) – Score 89 HQ
A safe, pleasant, and comfortable cologne that won’t blow anyone’s mind but you’ll be sure to smell nicely.
19. Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro (1978) – Score 89 HQ
A classic and affordable cologne that seems to never age even since it’s birth in the 1970’s. Women will compliment you and men will want to be you. The cologne is very strong so make sure you’re not overloading yourself with it. Smells like Paco Rabanne and Drakkar Noir mixed together.
17. Nautica Blue by Nautica (2005) – Score 90 HQ
Nautica Blue is another inexpensive cologne that is a must try. You can find this cologne for under $12 usually on Amazon by clicking on our links. Nautica Blue is a cheap cologne that will keep you smelling refreshed.
Thallium by Yves De Sistelle is one of the highest ranking “cheap” colognes to make the list. Great longevity, great scent, awesome price, make this cologne a slam dunk choice to give it a try.
15. Very Sexy For Him by Victoria Secret (2001)
Very Sexy For Him hits the top rated cologne of all time with a bang. This cologne’s specialty is it’s effect on younger women. It’s light and sweet scent makes it particularly attractive that college aged and high-schoolers can’t seem to get enough of.
15. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford (2009) – Score – 91 HQ
A fragrance of the year in 2009, Tom Ford’s Grey Vetiver is one of the best men’s cologne. The cologne is super fresh and will not offend anyone that you may be interacting with. This cologne is great for work, a night out or any occasion really if you are self conscious about smelling up the place. Having a top 5 spot on the all-time list is a pretty good indicator that it’s a great scent.
13. The One by Dolce & Gabbana (2008) – Score 92 HQ
The One is a sexy and masculine cologne that will drive the ladies crazy. The tobacco accent mixed with the sultry amber and crisp citrus is a combination that will have the ladies dropping what they are doing to come over and take a whiff. Only problem is the longevity of the cologne. You may have to reapply this guys throughout the day to keep it effective.
13. L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2006) – Score 92 HQ
L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent can be described as a cologne that is polite and for a well-mannered gentlemen. It’s inoffensive to those around you and will scream classiness to others. It would be something Leo DiCaprio would wear in my opinion.
12. L’Homme by Versace (1984) – Score 93 HQ
Versace L’Homme begins with a distinct, unique, and masculine blast that is unrecognizable from any other colognes on the market. The cologne transforms overtime and lasts for a long time so you’ll smell differently each hour you’re wearing the cologne. A classic Versace cologne made only from the finest ingredients.
9. CH Men by Carolina Herrera (2009) – Score 94 HQ
A cologne thats definitely on the sweet side which means young ladies love it. It’s a cologne that with it’s sweet scent, also bears a leathery smell to it. Once again, a great cologne to go out and try and impress the young ladies.
9. Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf (2012) – Score 94 HQ
This cologne will blow you away with not only it’s scent but it’s cool looking bottle. Spicebomb has a spicy, tobacco scent that will keep you smelling incredible for a long time. Another cologne that is pretty mainstream to crack the top 10 best men’s cologne in the world. Also should be noted that Spicebomb won fragrance of the year award in 2012 which gives it some additional praise.
9. Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003) – Score 94 HQ
A classic mysterious cologne. Wearers seem to be left wondering what is going on with the cologne. Overall the cologne is inoffensive yet unique. If you’re looking for a cologne that will keep you guessing through the day of what’s happening, this is it.
6. Santos by Cartier (1981) – Score 95 HQ
Born in 1981, Santos is a classic scent that keeps mature men smelling like the good old days. This cologne will take you “Back to the Future”, with memories from the 80’s once you put on this cologne.
6. La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009) – Score 95 HQ
La Nuit is definitely a cologne for the evening time. If you’re looking to creep everyone out in the office, then give this one a try. La Nuit has a strong spicy opening that changes in a comforting/warming feeling that keeps the ladies excited.
6. Armani Code / Black Code by Giorgio Armani (2004) – Score 95 HQ
You don’t have to be a cologne enthusiast to know this cologne smells amazing. Armani Code is the highest rated cologne that also makes makes appearances on the top selling cologne lists periodically. This cologne is a favorite among women and you will receive compliments wherever you go with it. Some women have confessed to stealing testers of this cologne just so they can smell it while they roam around the mall.
5. London for Men by Burberry (2006) – Score 96 HQ
Sophisticated and elegant, this cologne rocks a tobacco and lavender scent that will keep you smelling great all day. This cologne is well liked by women so men that are looking for a cologne that will rock women’s socks off, this cologne could be it.
4. Tuscany per Uoma by Aramis (1984) – Score 97 HQ
Tuscany per Uoma makes an entrance into the top 5 cologne in the world with a bang. This cologne takes you to countryside in Italy with it’s Italian scent. A light opening with a fresh dry down, this cologne transforms nicely throughout the day.
3. Terre d’Hermès by Hermès (2006) – Score 98 HQ
Coming in as the #3 highest rated cologne in the world is Terre d’Hermes for men. It has a unique scent as it opens with an orange note and what the cologne transforms into is a sophisticated James Bond type of man. A cologne for men that truly want to smell like they are the alpha male. Worth a shot if you’re ready to take classy to the next level.
1. Gucci Pour Homme By Gucci (2003) – Score 102 HQ
Gucci pour homme is a cologne that can be considered a mature masterpiece. It is not “old”, but mature as in sophisticated and wise. A perfect blend of woody, spice, and incense. Well deserving for one of the top colognes ever to be made.
1. Oscar Pour Lui By Oscar De La Renta (1980) – Score 102
Oscar de la Renta created an instant classic with his 1980 pour Lui fragrance. This cologne is extremely manly, smokey, leathery, and woody all at the same time. This cologne should be worn by men seeking a true masculine scent and is at this current moment the top rated cologne of all time.