What’s the Best Men’s Cologne?

You’re that guy in the elevator people can’t seem to bring themselves to stand next to. You could be that guy in class everyone runs away from.  Or maybe you’re the guy at work co-workers would rather e-mail than speak to face-to-face. You’re the guy that has your date wanting to end the evening early to go home and play with her cats.  Formsly’s Best Men’s Cologne choice is here to help you not be that guy and find the perfect cologne. Check out our newest post on Best cologne for the summer!

Best Men’s Cologne Today

Of all the top selling colognes on the market today, here are the 3 that rock the charts.  Check out our complete list of the top 5 men’s cologne for the year.

1. Dolce & Gabbana By Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Eau De Toilette Spray, 4.2-Ounces
  • This product is made of high quality material
  • It is recommended for romantic wear
  • This Product Is Manufactured In United Kingdom
  • Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above
Dolce & Gabbana jump up to the number 1 spot for 2016 with some extremely impressive sales numbers for first half of 2016. After not even making the list at the beginning of the year, this cologne has fought back and is now the number 1 cologne to purchase for 2016.

Here are some of the things people have said about it;

“This is good stuff. I’ve been wearing it for years now. I get compliments on it all the time. It has a very classy but not overwhelming scent that gets noticed in a positive way. I’ve been around people wearing cologne that is too strong and it can be annoying. I don’t have to worry about being one of those people with this stuff. Worth the price.”

“Before I start this review, let me point out a few things about myself. I am 16 and only own six different types of cologne (though I have tested about 20 and all of which are of some major brand). That said, I must say that this scent is one of my favorite. I was looking for a strong summer scent and had figured that if anything would deliver it would be Dolce and Gabbana.  So, I tested last week in a Marshall Fields department store near me.  Then after trying Emporio White from Armani and Metal Jeans from Versace (both of which were very light scents that could hardly be detected), I went back and purchased a full bottle of Dolce and Gabbana pour homme.  The scent is actually quite strong and long lasting (I can still smell it on my shirt right now and it is 11pm and I had put this on at 10 this morning). It very citrus but is not so overpowering that it smells cheap or chemical. The scent also has a sophisticated quality to it.

While this may be best suited in small amounts for business purposes or evenings out for more mature people, I find that using multiple sprays of D&G can really make a scent to grab people’s attention.

So to some up, this is a fresh, sophisticated citrus scent.”

“This cologne has become an icon among male colognes. I guess it will never be out of fashion to wear this cologne every once in a while. The smell even gets better as it mixes with your body perspiration. Trust me, ladies will ask you!”

2. Mont Blanc Legend

MONTBLANC Legend Spirit By for Men - 3.3 Oz Edt Spray, 3.3 Oz
  • It has a aromatic fougere fragrance
  • Pineapple leaf exotic verbena, sandalwood Tonka, and evernyl notes
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Fresh, clean, spicy, vibrant, warm and uplifting

Montblanc Legend has consistently been a top 10 selling cologne for awhile now. It currently is outselling big names like Acqua Di Gio, Guilty by Gucci, Polo and other major big name colognes this year on online major retailer websites. It’s a long lasting, great smelling scent that is dominating this year.

Here are what some people have said about Mont Blanc;

“This fragrance is amazing! Very fresh and clean like Egoiste Platinum. Masterpiece   Longevity is good (7-8h), but sillage is wonderful. must buy.”
“Searched for the best price for this cologne for my husband’s birthday and found it right here on Amazon. This is a nice, sexy smell that lingers. I was impressed how quickly it arrived in the mail as well. (within days)”

“This cologne is great for anytime of the day. It smells very much like the Abercrombie & Fich’s Fierce. You know, the one that smells so good in the malls. My wife is just crazy about it. So am I! LOL

The price is decent and I telling you, you WILL not regret it. Try it. You will like it”

3. Guilty By Gucci

Gucci Guilty Intense Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3 Ounce
  • 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

Guilty by Gucci has a below average HQ rating of about 55, but despite this low rating, this cologne has been one of the most popular colognes so far in 2016. I still don’t understand why it’s received so many below average ratings but it’s still a great quality cologne and is obviously still one of the most popular colognes for good reason. Maybe it’s the outstanding marketing done on the cologne since you can pick up a sample in almost any magazine. Listen to what people have been saying about it.

“I first came across Gucci Guilty for Men when I was flipping through a catalog and there was a scented insert of it. I fell in love with the scent and just had to buy a bottle. This cologne is one of the best on the market as far as I am concerned. The smell is sweet, yet masculine and is sure to attract girls of all looks, sizes, and ages. I put the cologne on in the morning and the scent stays with me for a long, long time throughout the day.” – Drew

“Guilty by Gucci is one of the best colognes I’ve smelled in a long time. It gives a fresh, clean, but masculine scent. It’s perfect for the man who likes to smell good, but doesn’t want the scent to arrive before him or stay long after he’s gone.” – Terry

“This is by far, the best smelling male cologne I have ever worn. The first day I throw it on to run to the grocery store I get 2 compliments. Never in my life have I had a stranger randomly compliment how I smell. Very, very impressive. I love the brand as it is, now that this smell matches my wants it’s even better.” – Josh

Top Men’s Cologne Women Find Sexy

These are the top colognes that women find sexy. You can follow this link to see a complete list of what women find sexy.

1. Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani 

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio for Men, Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Fl Oz (Packaging may vary)
  • Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody
  • Top Note: Marine.
  • Middle note: Cedarwood.
  • Base Notes: White cedar and oak moss

Acqua Di Gio is BY FAR the most liked by women as of right now. Currently on Twitter, when women are talking about a great smelling scent, half the time Acqua Di Gio seems to be the one guilty. Are you wondering what women are saying exactly? Here ya go!

“‘I’m 74 and never smelled so good. The women love it especially when I walk by a retirement home and they coming chasing me down the street…back I say back !” – dovidal
“I sprayed this on myself one day before work and it smelled awesome. I was hoping to have all of the females flinging themselves at me but I’m standing there during a morning meeting and the dude next to me goes, “Hey, is it weird to tell another man he smells good?” I’m like, “No…?” He goes, “Okay, well you smell awesome, man. It’s been a pleasure standing next to you.” Not exactly the results I was looking for, but I’ll take it.” – Jimmy
“It smells amazing on my boyfriend. Not too heavy but very manly. I can usually smell him from across the room but it’s not overpowering. Makes me randy… Haha” – Shelby

2. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne for Men

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Fragrance For Men - Fresh And Spicy Notes Of Amber, Leather Tangerine Adds A Touch Irresistible Seduction Ideal With...
  • All our fragrances are 100% originals by their original designers.
  • Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above.
  • Apply onto clean, dry skin.
  • English (Publication Language)

Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million is a huge hit not only with the general public but with the ladies as well. It’s a unique masculine scent that will make you smell manly and have your girl snuggle up next to you. Here are some of the things the ladies have been saying about Paco Rabanne via Twitter.

“If boys smell like Paco Rabanne 1 million, they are instantly 100x hotter” – bella

“I think this is the best smelling fragrance I have ever smelled… when i have this on and walk into a room it will make people forget what they was saying and ask omg what are you wear smells great.” – shane

“I’ll spread my legs for anyone wearing 1 million” – *****4ever 3.

3. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Toilette Spray for Men

Polo Red is a cologne that younger women want you to spray all over your jacket, sweatshirt, boxers, and “accidentally” leave at their place. This cologne is a light, sweet smelling scent that will drive girls wild. With this scent, the target is definitely a younger crowd probably under 30 so if you’re looking to impress a mature woman, you might want to pick something a little more manly like Paco Rabanne’s 1 million. 

Best Men’s Cologne Of All-Time

If you’re wondering which colognes are ranked the best of All-Time, here’s the post for you. On this list we have the best colognes of all time just for you. To creates this list, we took hundreds of reviews of each cologne and came up with a cologne score for each. We next numbered all the colognes and created this easy to follow list on the top 100 colognes of all time for you to check out and see.

Top Colognes For Young Men

Alright so you’re ready for your first bottle of cologne and you’ve come scouring the internet for some advice.  Did you know that young men should be wearing slightly different cologne then some mature men?  Women can recognize youthful scents to older mature scents especially in fragrances. If you’re going out for a nice evening on the town, one of the worst things you can do is smell like your date’s FATHER, professor, or some other man in her life. Choosing a cologne for young men is not just related to this situation however. Young men typically need have a more fresh, citrus smell so they don’t overpower people especially when they are around other people. These types of cologne typically help you smell like you just stepped out of the shower all day long long but also have a nice sweet extra scent as well. Click here if you you want to see the top 10 best cologne for young men.

Choosing the Best Men’s Cologne for You

There is not one scent for a man,  you just need to try some to get a feel for what is right for you.   Our lists are intended to give you an idea of what is out there and what others are thinking.   This combined with your own requirements,  will lead you to the perfect cologne for you!

Work and School Safe

Wondering if your cologne is safe to wear in a professional environment or setting where you will be in close quarters? That is what this column is for. Some cologne is not meant to be worn in day-to-day activities because of their strong, spicy, and masculine scents. If you are going to be in a place where you will be surrounded by people during the day, or a crowded professional environment, you should wear a cologne that is fresh, light, and citrusy.

Check this column if it’s safe or not to wear a cologne in these environments. If it’s flagged as “use caution”, that simply means don’t over apply it and just a very modest amount because too much could be disgusting for others around you.

Age of Cologne Wearer

It’s hilarious reading through some of the twitter feeds nowadays and hearing young men and women talk about how they smelled one of their peers that reminded them of their own parents. If you’re a young man, this is horrible. You don’t want a girl that you’re going after to be reminded of a mature guy every time she sees you. Same goes for the mature men.

It’s awkward when you see a grown man wearing a cologne like Abercrombie & Fitch’s Fierce Cologne because it’s meant for the younger generations to wear. A cologne like this is easily recognizable and I have seen it first hand. A girl that I was seeing was able to identify the cologne on me because her ex-boyfriend from high-school wore it.

This is not a big deal but when you’re approaching your 30’s you can see why it can be a little awkward. Grown women’s tastes are different than the younger ladies so if you’re trying to impress a certain age group, check out our suggestions on which cologne matches the age group of men that should be wearing it.

Ladies Sex Appeal

This is one of the most important sections for some of you men out there. Which colognes do women find the most sexy? This guide is only about 20 of the 400,000 colognes out there. They are labeled from Very Sexy to Manly. If you want to see which cologne makes our list of sexiest cologne for men, check out the link. Keep in mind, just because a cologne is labeled neutral or manly, doesn’t mean it’s a bad cologne.

Many men when going out with their boys, want to wear a cologne that has a strong masculine feel for it. Also remember, each woman is different and will find different colognes sexy. If you’re interested to see our polls on what women think of cologne, check out our page for that as well.

Price of Fragrance

Price is important for the majority of cologne wearers. Some people can’t afford a $100 bottle of cologne as their signature scent. For our quick reference guide, we price the cologne per ounce. Every bottle of cologne seems to come in a different sized bottle so to put things on an equal playing field, we gathered up the prices and showed you the price per ounce of a normal sized bottle of that particular cologne.

If you’re curious to see what the most expensive cologne for men is, our post is the most accurate of all that I’ve covered on the web so I dare you to check it out.