27 Best Men’s Colognes of All Time
Choosing the right cologne can involve an arduous journey through the extensive world of fragrances. How you smell brings together your entire look; therefore, it is crucial to smell just right whenever you go out. But how do you choose the perfect cologne out of the hundreds of thousands available on the market? We’ve done the hard work to help you out.
Recently, we embarked on a journey to discover the best men’s colognes of all time, and we’ve returned with incredible results. During our voyage of discovery, we uncovered the best colognes that have been created. Some of these are timeless classical scents; others are new and modern.
Atlantis Eau de Parfum by Blu Atlas is reminiscent of the bright waters of the Bali coastline and the lush, green forest fringing its shores.
As you breathe in the aromatic top notes of lemon, bergamot and blackcurrant, you will be transported to the sunny Indonesian island of warmth and wanderlust. The alluring lavender, clary sage and fruit notes will pull you in for an adventurous trek through the forest, then allow you to show off your masculinity with the deep tones of amber, oak moss and violet.
Atlantis is a true adventure. It is refreshing, deep and extraordinarily compelling. It is pleasantly intoxicating, providing a quick getaway to sunnier climes, even as you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work.
2. Météore by Louis Vuitton
One of the sexiest and most energetic colognes we came across is Météore Eau de Parfum by Louis Vuitton. This cologne is fresh and spicy: The notes of bergamot, pepper and vetiver dance together, pulling you in and tantalizing your senses. This is a sexy and alluring cologne that will intrigue your date and impress your colleagues. This cologne is perfectly balanced to bring the right amount of warmth and freshness to distinguish you as the sexiest man in any crowd.
Staying true to the clean and sleek designs of Louis Vuitton, this fragrance is encapsulated in a glass bottle, capped with a magnetic closure. It draws just enough attention to remind you of its wonderful scent and ensure you remember to apply it before heading out.
3. Memoir Man Eau de Parfum by Amouage
Leather has always been an inviting scent, reminiscent of all things new and luxurious. Memoir Man Eau de Parfum by Amouage provides these sentiments with its top warm notes of wormwood, basil and mint. They are deepened with alluring lavender, aromatic incense and rose. But the true magic of this cologne is in the base, which consists of tobacco, leather, sandalwood and musk.
The interplay of these notes represents the essence of luxury and class. This cologne will instantly elevate your status and provide a boost of confidence. Memoir Man is a long-lasting cologne with a deep eau de parfum concentration. A single spray will carry into the evening.
4. Wanted by Night by Azzaro
If you’re getting ready for an evening with your date, you may want to consider Wanted by Night by Azzaro. This fragrance is unforgettable, seductive and bold, a cocktail of warmth and sensuality created by cinnamon, red cedar and tobacco. This is a captivating and inviting cologne that will capture your date’s attention and ensure they will follow you to the ends of the earth.
We love the bold packaging of this fragrance. Wanted by Night is unlike any other cologne, as it is encased in a barrel-shaped bottle. This daring and unique presentation reminds us that everyone’s destiny is within reach.
5. LX48 by Caswell-Massey
We all love an elegant and sophisticated man, and LX48 by Caswell-Massey brings out these qualities in everyone. This cologne is simply packaged, but its essence will surprise you in the best way possible. It is a beautiful blend of violet, tobacco, leather and wood. The tobacco, leather and floral tones create a unique interplay of tones that will invigorate the senses. LX48 Eau de Parfum will last you through the day. It is perfectly spiced and warmed to adapt to your natural chemistry, allowing you to present yourself as the sophisticated and polished man you aspire to be.
6. Oud Wood by Tom Ford
If anyone knows how to put together a fine fragrance, it’s Tom Ford. Oud Wood Eau de Parfum is delicate, spicy and woody. This cologne is a warm composition of amber and wood, but you will also find notes of balsam, powder and vanilla. This fragrance will allow any man to show off his inner strength, sensuality and masculine aura.
We love the bold and elegant presentation of Oud Wood. It is a beautiful bottle to have on top of your vanity and comfortable to hold while applying the enchanting cologne.
7. Pour Homme Eau de Toilette by Versace
We can’t always be strolling along the shores of the Mediterranean, but we can enjoy its fresh essence at any time thanks to Pour Homme Eau de Toilette by Versace. This cologne is an aromatic blend of Diamante citrus, orange leaves and neroli flowers. The gentle interplay of flowers and citrus will soothe and invigorate your senses. They will transport you to the bright blue coast of the Mediterranean to bask in the soft sunlight and crisp ocean breeze. At the base of this cologne are amber and musk, which deepen the fragrance to give it the perfect masculine touch.
8. Baccarat Rouge 540 Maison Francis Kurkjian
When Maison Francis Kurkjian stepped into the landscape of perfumes and colognes, he changed the entire industry with his revolutionary fragrances. Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum is highly concentrated, woody, floral and warm. The sensual scent is a unique blend of saffron, cashmeran, ambroxan, cedar and jasmine. Each ingredient is sourced from a different region to create a masterpiece of modern masculinity. With just one spray, Baccarat Rouge 540 will last you all day and well into the evening.
We love the pop of ruby red in this cologne’s bottle, which reminds us of royalty and luxury. The label and square-shaped cap are a shiny gold, which put a perfect finishing touch on the cologne. From start to finish, Baccarat Rouge 540 is a perfectly designed cologne and is one of the best colognes of all time.
9. Sauvage by Dior
Sauvage by Dior is best described as a breath of fresh air. It is formulated with a captivating dose of citrus punctuated by wood and amber. This is a cologne that will clear your mind and put you at ease as you take in its fragrant aroma of bergamot, pepper and fruit. It inspires thoughts of clear blue skies and sunny weather. However, this eau de toilette is suitable for any occasion, weather or time of day.
We especially appreciate the clean and sleek packaging of this cologne. This lovely fragrance is encased in a cylindrical bottle with a gradient from deep blue to clear glass. It is as pleasing to the eye as the fragrance is to the senses.
10. L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent is a unique blend of earth, wood and citrus. It is a depiction of a classically handsome man with an exquisite style. This cologne is a layered scent that is a blend of vetiver, ginger and bergamot. It is bright and bold while remaining sexy and attractive. We especially love the surprising notes of ginger, which marry beautifully with the alluring vetiver and fresh bergamot. These scents are deep and masculine, intensifying as they blend with the warmth of your body.
Yves Saint Laurent does everything to perfection. L’Homme comes in a round bottle topped with a large geometric cap. The fragrance is a light shade of gold, which is a perfect contrast to the silver touch of the cap.
11. Acqua di Giò by Armani
In any discussion of the best men’s colognes of all time, you would be remiss if you omitted Armani’s Acqua di Giò. This fresh aquatic scent is a composition of marine, bergamot and cedarwood. It lends everyone a breath of fresh air mixed with a dose of alluring masculinity. This cologne is timeless; regardless of who wears it, it never gets old or fails to inspire thoughts of the fresh sea breeze.
True to the luxurious Armani style, this elegant cologne is encased in a matte glass bottle that is simple yet inviting, with a chrome cap for a timeless finishing touch. This fragrance is one of a kind.
12. Luna Rossa Ocean by Prada
Luna Rossa Ocean by Prada is an awe-inspiring cologne that has forever elevated the standard for colognes. This clean and aromatic fragrance is an outstanding composition of citrus, lavender and sage in the top notes. It is fresh and full of mystery, deepened by a leather accord of saffron and suede. Your partner will be struck by the beauty of this fragrance and will be drawn irresistibly closer to you. The musky tones at the heart of this cologne bring out the masculinity in everyone while giving off vibes of the deep blue ocean.
We love that this cologne is potent but not overpowering. The light eau de toilette concentration will allow you to enjoy this fragrance to the fullest.
13. Black by Kenneth Cole
Black by Kenneth Cole is an oldie but a goodie. It is one of those colognes that will forever be etched in our minds with its sexy and sophisticated scent. This cologne is a composition of deep bergamot, lotus, cedar and musk. It is a modern scent reminiscent of a walk through the depths of a city. The rich hints of nutmeg, ginger and violet create a pleasing and seductive aroma that will capture everyone’s attention and distinguish you as a man of elegance.
Black is an alluring and refreshing fragrance that is stored in a simple cylindrical bottle capped with a cylindrical top. Its sleek design perfectly matches the mysterious and elegant fragrance within.
14. Versace Eros
If you need an adventure, Eros by Versace is an excellent fragrance to accompany you on your journey. Inspired by the Ancient Greek god Eros, this cologne represents desire, passion and love. The top notes of the cologne are mint, green apple and lemon. The fresh and aromatic notes are deepened by tonka bean, amber and geranium flowers. Staying true to Greek mythology, this cologne features an element of mystery in its base of vanilla, cedar, vetiver and oakmoss. The deep fragrance will invigorate you and captivate your thoughts.
Versace Eros is one of the best colognes of all time, suitable for any time of day and any season. The bold fragrance is also beautifully packaged in a turquoise, squared-off bottle with an engraved labyrinth and the face of the Greek god Eros.
15. Sexual Pour Homme Eau de Toilette by Michel Germain
On our quest for the best colognes of all time, we were enormously impressed by Sexual Pour Homme Eau de Toilette by Michel Germain. This cologne is a powerful blend of seduction, masculinity and elegance.
The top notes are infused with natural oils, together with Indian basil, Italian bergamot, clementine and French melon. The spicy green and citrusy notes meld beautifully with the fruity melon. The middle notes include Asian sage, African geranium, French petitgrain and lavender. They provide an element of mystery and allure that is furthered by warm sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla. This cologne is a rich and alluring fragrance that will allow you to express your elegant nature and natural sexiness.
16. Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette
Jimmy Choo Man Intense was designed for the man who enjoys a solid session of rock ’n’ roll. This cologne is so intense that it is almost palpable. A member of the oriental woody family, Jimmy Choo Man Intense is a seductive blend of lavender, black pepper and cistus absolute. These bold tones are the perfect embodiment of a romantic date that is full of hope for a long, happy feature of love and passion. The element of mystery in this bottle will forever capture your lovely date’s attention and make you an unforgettable fixture in their mind.
Jimmy Choo Man Intense is for the man who loves the bold look of a black leather jacket and a perfectly groomed beard. It is for the man who dares to defy the odds and step out of his comfort zone.
17. Gentleman Eau de Parfum Reserve Privee by Givenchy
Calling all gentlemen for this lovely cologne by Givenchy! Gentleman Eau de Parfum Reserve Privee is a blend of classic sophistication and modern masculinity. These sentiments are defined by keynotes of whiskey, iris and cedarwood. It is a warm and spicy fragrance that represents man’s calm nature and warm soul. The whiskey tones are smooth and refined, never overwhelming.
The black bottle slowly cascades into amber and golden tones at the bottom. This design mimics a whiskey bottle, reminding you of its warm aroma.
18. Bleu de Chanel
Bleu de Chanel has become a cult favorite since its release in 2010. In fact, many men agree that this is one of the best men’s cologne of all time and reach for it regularly. The fragrance is powerful and masculine, featuring fresh notes of grapefruit, lemon and mint, which are complemented by spicy ginger, nutmeg and alluring jasmine. In the base, the cedar and sandalwood allow the fragrance to hold its character, extending its seductive effect through the day.
This cologne is dynamic, elegant and captivating. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice at any time of the day or in any season. The eau de parfum concentration of this cologne provides a powerful dose of sensual masculinity with just one spray, lasting you well into the evening.
19. Black Saffron by Byredo
If you enjoy the smell of leather, you will love Black Saffron by Byredo. This exquisite cologne is defined by amber and spicy tones that are provided by an extraordinary blend of saffron, juniper berries and Chinese grapefruit. However, the middle notes of leather and black violet are what make this cologne truly unforgettable. The sumptuous base tones of raspberry, cashmere and vetiver magnify the fragrance, allowing you to stand taller and project that natural confidence within.
A masculine cologne like Black Saffron doesn’t need any bells and whistles because its alluring fragrance is enough to draw the attention. For this reason, it is packaged simply in a cylinder and topped with a dome-shaped cap. Simple, beautiful and classic.
20. Imagination by Louis Vuitton
Imagination Eau de Parfum is part of the summer collection by Louis Vuitton, inspiring reveries of the deep blue ocean and pink sunsets. Imagination is a cologne that will inspire you to take daring steps to pursue your most coveted dreams. It is a cologne of possibilities and creative drive.
This fragrance provides an attractive allure with its black tea, ambrox and bergamot notes. These tones are accentuated by neroli, warm cedar and spicy cinnamon. The dynamic scents are pleasing and inviting, lending any man the dose of masculinity and adventure he desires.
21. Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense by Jo Malone
How could we talk about the best men’s colognes of all time and pass over Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot Cologne? This cologne is intense and masculine, fit for any man desiring to show off his natural determination and vigor.
The warm tones of oud in this cologne are perfectly complemented by bergamot, lemon and orange. The cedar intensifies the entire feel of this cologne, allowing it to linger on your skin and give off its powerful vibes.
22. Eternity by Calvin Klein
If you’re looking for a staple fragrance for your collection of colognes, Eternity by Calvin Klein is a great choice. This cologne has some of the classic tones that never lose their appeal with a blend of lavender, spicy rum and warm vanilla. The warm woodiness and addictive vanilla will capture the senses and evoke the passion, deep love and romance that inspired this sensual cologne.
Whether you’re off to the office or heading out on a date, this cologne will help you present yourself with the confident allure of a sexy, masculine man.
23. The One Mysterious Night by Dolce & Gabbana
During our search, our senses were graced by Dolce & Gabbana’s Eau de Parfum The One Mysterious Night. True to its name, this cologne provides a dynamic blend of mystery and sensuality.
The top notes are marked by grapefruit and saffron, which will whisk you away into a hypnotic trance. In the middle, there are aromatic notes of pleasurable oud, rose and clary sage. These notes provide the mysterious aroma that makes this cologne special and masculine. The deep amber and wood provide a perfect finishing touch of depth and addictive intoxication.
The presentation of this cologne intrigued us. The luxurious deep-red bottle is adorned with a rectangular gold cap. The gold script provides the touch of elegance we have come to expect from Dolce & Gabbana’s timeless designs.
24. Argos Triumph of Bacchus Perfume
Our journey through the world of colognes brings us to Argos, a line of men’s fine fragrances inspired by Roman and Greek mythology. Triumph of Bacchus is a remarkable cologne that is named after the god of winemaking, fertility and religion.
To depict the nature of this god, Argos crafted a cologne with top notes of saffron, rum, white peach and green apple. They are complemented by green patchouli, alluring jasmine and vetiver. At the base, there are hints of tobacco and sexy amber. This deeply concentrated formula is like nothing else we’ve experienced before in cologne, and it will make an impression on you as well.
The bottle of this cologne is inspired by the architecture of ancient times, nestled on top of a silver base. The tawny hues of the cologne are a perfect contrast to the golden tones of the cap and middle portrait of the ancient gods. This cologne is a work of art, from the formulation of the scent to the last detail of its packaging.
25. Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
It isn’t safe or acceptable to throw grenades around, even if it is for the sheer satisfaction of watching something explode. Luckily, Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf is available to provide those satisfying emotions without posing hazards to anyone around.
This cologne is different from anything we’ve tried so far. It is an intriguing composition of red berries, habanero peppers and tobacco that will stop people in their tracks. The cologne is an explosion of satisfying scents that will provide pleasure and intensity most men crave.
The bottle of this cologne is a true representation of the fragrance. Shaped in the form of a grenade, it is a true statement piece for your vanity, and one that will accentuate your daring nature.
26. Legend Eau de Parfum by Mont Blanc
Legend by Mont Blanc is a notable fragrance that continues to attract many followers to its astounding scent. It is a blend of bergamot, violet and wood. The alluring magnolia and gentle lavender allow this fragrance to become a staple piece in every man’s wardrobe, becoming a pillar of confidence. In the base, there are touches of leather and oakmoss. This cologne is luxurious and classic, and we feel it’s one of the best colognes of all time.
27. Oud Galore by Chris Collins
As the finishing number in our lineup of the best men’s colognes of all time, we present Oud Galore by Chris Collins. This cologne is inviting and intense. The bold notes of clove and cinnamon are a perfect balance to geranium, rose and oud. The notes of this cologne are unique and deep, allowing each man to bring his authentic character to the surface.
This cologne was inspired by the Middle East and Asia, with spicy oriental tones that will whisk you away to an enchanting state of desire and passion. This cologne has an intense concentration. One spray of its essence will last you for an entire day and will linger on the clothes for long-lasting pleasure.