When it comes to picking top men’s cologne, things get a little tricky. Men are looking to smell great but not too flowery towards the feminine. That is why top men’s scents are dominated by strong sounding names and bottle designs. The dominating fragrances are spicy and woody. Pick one of these colognes as a gift to a special man and jump to the top of his favorite list.
Roja Perfumes Vetiver
This is undoubtedly at the top of British luxury perfume brands. The scent is warm, spicy and smoky with oakmoss hints laced with galbanum notes. It is a profoundly muscular scent and has a cult following among those who can afford it. Because a 50 ml bottle of the Vetiver Pour Homme starts at $400 with some fragrances in this line going for up to $2600.
Aventus by Creed
Aventus is the most popular Creed cologne. It was launched on Creed’s 250th anniversary and became an instant hit for a good reason. It has fragrances that are comfortable with many men including patchouli, oak moss, vanilla, blackcurrant, jasmine, and pineapple. These give it and fruity yet woody and smoky scent. A 100 ml bottle starts at $250.
Cuir D’Ange by Hermes
Another luxury scent by French luxury brands powerhouse Hermes. The name translates to Angel Leather because the dominant note in this bottle is leathery and oily. It has bergamot, blackcurrant, apple, dry birch and oak moss. It has been described as gentle yet complex by scent experts. A 200 ml bottle starts at $280.
An intense scent by a French designer of the same name. It is not well known but that does not cover the fact that it is a top men’s cologne. The strong fragrances come from sandalwood, musk, lavender, lemon, orange and orris root. While some say it is a bit too strong, those who like it will readily pay the $129 for a 100 ml bottle.
Homme Intense by Christian Dior
Dior has made a simple yet masculine scent in this bottle. It has few ingredients compared to other colognes. It has iris, vetiver, ambrette seeds and cedar. The fragrances are more concentrated which it last longer in the day. A 50 ml bottle starts at $52.
Clive Christian 1872
From the makers of the ‘World’s Most Expensive Perfume’ as they dubbed their No. 1, comes this citrusy and spicy scent with a fresh green note. The 1872 masculine edition comes in an ornately designed bottle. Its fans have described it as versatile for different occasions. A 100ml bottle starts at $370.