Across Formsly.com, you’ll find many top lists for any occasion. Now here is a list of some of the best smelling cologne for men.
We put all the politics aside, threw away the name brands and just gauged which colognes for men simply just smelled the best. If you are looking for a scent that women love check out our guide on Cologne that Women Love.
So here you go, our picks for the 7 most epic smelling Eau de Colognes and Eau de Toilette for guys.
1. Eternity by Calvin Klein for Men
- A timeless, refreshing masculine scent
- Exhilarating and distinctive
- An expression of vitality and confidence
Calvin Klein’s Eternity’s is a classic scent for men. It is timeless because it has a great smell and many versatile uses. Eternity is classy and can be worn for a number of different occasions. While it does posses a masculine or manly scent, it is still equally appropriate to be worn to business meetings or dates without being overpowering.
When a man applies this scent in the morning it will keep him smelling fresh and fragrant all day long. There is a delicate balance between the scents and there is a distinction between the high, middle, and lower toned scent notes.
2. Cool Water By Davidoff For Men
- Launched by the design house of Calvin Klein in the year 1998
- Year Introduced: 1988
- Fragrance Notes: Lavender, Jasmine, Oak moss, Musk and Sandalwood
- Recommended Use: Daytime
This fragrance is scented with notes of lavender, jasmine, oakmoss, musk, and sandalwood. While it does contain floral notes in its profile, they are soft. This fragrance is not feminine in any way. This men’s cologne is recommended for use during the daytime and is perfect for a work environment or running errands around the town.
As men’s colognes go, Cool Water offers a powerful scent so keep it in mind during application unless you want to smell like a perfume factory! Only a little bit will go a long day and will last all day long. This cologne is fresh and crisp just like going by cool water on a hot day.
3. Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men
- Aromatic, aquatic fragrance for men
- 100% authentic, unopened and original
- Nautica Voyage n-83 was launched in 2013
- 3.4 Fl Oz
This cologne has a fresh fragrance to it. The cologne is scented with aquaspace accord, spearmint nanah, petit grain with base notes of cedar, sandalwood, and musk. This eau de toilette spray is rounded out with the spices cardamom, lavender, and nutmeg. This scent will last all day and will not dull as the day goes on. A man will still be fresh and clean.
The scent is airy, and clean, and reminds people of being around water. The scent is masculine and is not overpowering. It’s scent is good, but doesn’t broadcast itself from across the room. Don’t expect for someone to notice it 3 feet away. Nautica Voyage can be worn for a number of different occasions. It can be worn to the office, to a date, to an evening gathering, or just for everyday errands.
This men’s cologne is not overpowering, but make no mistake it will make a great impression on those near the man wearing it.
4. L’eau D’issey Men’s Fragrance
- All our fragrances are 100% originals by their original designers.
- Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above.
- L'eau D'issey was launched by the design house of Issey Miyake
- This product is a fragrance item that comes in retail packaging
Issey Miyake L-eau de Toilette Spray for Men –
Issey Miyake L’eau d’issey pour homme de Toilette Spray for Men
This cologne combines the freshness of citrus notes with the woodiness of a manly cologne fragrance. The cologne is scents with hints of citrus, spice, and lower tones of musk amber, and a woody smell.
This eau de toilette scent is recommended for evening use especially an evening out on the town. The scent will be masculine but will not be overpowering.
The long lasting fragrance has a youthful touch to it but can be worn by a man to a special event. The scent is not overly musky and it is not overly sweet. Only a little bit of this fragrance is needed and it can last for the entire evening.
This cologne can also be worn to business meetings to make a great first impression. It has been said that once a lady gets a hint of the top note scent of this cologne, they are instantly hooked to it.
In Summary, this Issey Miyake fragrance is one of the best smelling men’s fragrances that is great to wear on dates and special events.
5. Kenneth Cole Vintage Black Eau De Toilette
- Vintage Black is a fragrance for a self-confident man - a metropolis
- It is a combination of fresh notes of green lime, dewy greenery, pink grapefruit, white pepper,...
- The fragrance is available in a dark flacon as 100ml edt
- Fragrance introduced in 2009 by Kenneth Cole
Vintage Black eau de toilette falls into the brand image of bold New York life empowering men to chase their dreams wherever they live.
This strange brew is a combination of fresh notes of green lime, dewy greenery, pink grapefruit, white pepper, lavender, dry oak wood, sandalwood and tequila accords.
Vintage Black eau de toilette embodies a slightly dark, classy, uncommon (when compared to the usual Armani, Davidoff, and Jean Paul Gaultier colognes) and yet smells like a modern scent that is great for use on a date or any other fun occasion.
We love this scent, but with so many other classic men’s fragrances we had to place this one at #5.
6. L’homme Yves Saint Laurent By Yves Saint Laurent
- Designed for men
- For casual use
- This product is made of high quality material
- Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above
This is one of the aggressive yet delicate colognes for men on our list. While it is strong it is not overpowering.
Containing hints of cedar ginger, violet, white pepper, basil, ozone tonka bean, sandalwood, and vetiver. This scent didn’t rank as our best cologne for men, but it was easily good enough to make the top 7. It is great for the sensual man who has a sense of style.
L’homme Yves Saint Laurent eau de toilette has a wood smell at it heart but still manages to have a freshness about it. Men with sensitive skin only need a small amount of this fragrance for it to be noticeable. The scent is strong enough to last all day and into the night.
L’hommes can go from the office to a night out on the town. A man will be smelling and looking great with this scent. While it is not overpowering the scent is not feminine. It is a manly scent that demands attention.
7. Guilty By Gucci
- An intensified olfactory experience, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Intense adds a twist to Gucci Guilty...
- Top Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Coriander, Lavender
- Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Neroli
- Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Amber
This is a great scent to wear to an office. It can even be worn for a casual evening out on the town. The cologne has a hint of spice like coriander to it, but will make a man feel sensual when he is wearing it.
The cologne has strong base notes of Pachouli, Cedar and Amber. The subtle notes of amber, sweet tobacco, black pepper, jasmine, cedar, and warm incense of leather give this cologne a manly scent that is great for everyday wear. The citrus notes allow for a smell that is clean and crisp in spite of the strong undertones.
This scent is manly yet is not overpowering. Guilty by Gucci is great for young and older men that want to give an air of class and want a scent that is just as dignified as they are.
Conclusion on Best Smelling Scents for Men
While we may not have definitively answered the question What is the best smelling Men’s cologne? Everyone has their favorite brand or sent and some people prefer a deeply masculine woody scent while others prefer a light floral, green apple or citrus top note for their perfume. These five that we have listed comprise our favorite scents across the spectrum.
There you have it, our list of the best men’s colognes. We also categorize scents by the season, for example check out our Endless Summer Review.