The Best Perfumes for Men in the World
As we enter a new year, it is important as ever to reflect on our past selves and consider where we would like to be in a year’s time. We don’t just mean in terms of any professional achievements, although these are important to think about too, but what you will look back on in 2024 and be proud of. Whether that’s dedicating more time to your hobbies, connecting with nature, moving to a new city, or working on your mental health.
Whatever your personal goals are this year, we would like to help you find a scent that empowers you to live your best life. There are so many high-quality and complex perfumes to choose from, so we have narrowed it down to 20 of the best perfumes for men in the world, and we’re confident that you can find a great match.
1. Blu Atlas Atlantis
Made in New York and creating a buzz, Blu Atlas is an up-and-coming brand with amazing values and high-quality products for a great price.
Simple, masculine, sexy, and mysterious, this fragrance has nothing to hide and everything to offer. Inspired by the scents and sights of the coastal jungle in Bali, Blu Atlas Atlantis has successfully captured the essence of wanderlust and put it in a sexy matte black bottle.
We love the versatility and subtlety of this scent, as it can be worn on any adventure. Top notes of bergamot, lemon, and blackcurrant open this fragrance with a sharp and stimulating launch, which is sweetened with dreamy middle notes of lavender, clary sage, peach, and apricot. Base notes of orris, oak-moss, violet, ambrette seed, and musk are what give this scent its adventurous spirit, as this earthy, fiery blend transports you to your wildest dreams.
We also love that Atlantis by Blu Atlas is a clean, vegan fragrance that is formulated with industry clean standards. Free from preservatives, parabens, synthetic dyes, and phthalates, this perfume won’t harm your skin or clothes.
This is a bold and exciting new fragrance, and in our opinion, it is one of the best perfumes for men in the world.
2. Illuminium London White Musk
Illuminium London is a British fine fragrance collection that prioritizes creativity and culture, while maintaining an exemplary standard of ethics, quality, and elegance.
The brand values self-expression and self-transformation and has been breaking the boundaries of fragrance since 2011. Their philosophies encourage each individual to explore their journey with perfume, as they believe that scent is deeply tied to emotion and should be used as a creative outlet.
Illuminium goes against the mainstream industry’s conformist trends and encourages each wearer to take a more fluid and curious approach to fragrance. In the case of White Musk, it is a complex and sophisticated scent with refined top notes of Turkish Rose and Saffron that gently open to a rich and spicy heart. Middle notes of Cloves, Pimento, and Sandalwood add depth and complexity, while the base notes of Musk and Patchouli provide a warm and lasting finish.
This brand encourages you to use your imagination to explore the scent you choose to wear, as your style can represent not only who you are, but who you choose to be.
3. Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break
We are huge fans of Maison Margiela’s Replica Coffee Break fragrance this year! This perfectly captures the essence of early morning light, the gentle warmth of summer, and the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The top notes of coffee beans and toasted bread are dry and refreshing, creating an intoxicating opening that develops to a creamy center.
As the fragrance develops, middle notes of tobacco and creamy milk captivate the senses, and tobacco adds a touch of sophistication and style.
The creaminess of this fragrance is super unique and surprisingly comforting, blending perfectly with base notes of cedarwood and vanilla. The cedarwood adds a woody and earthy touch that is alluring, complemented by the sweet warmth of vanilla that women find irresistible.
Although this is a unisex fragrance, it is versatile and perfect for anyone who loves the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. This perfume is also enduring, so is ideal if you work long hours as you will still smell like a dream on your commute home from work.
4. Bon Parfumeur 902 Eau De Parfum
Are you ready to elevate your fragrance game and add some serious sophistication to your low-key, casual style? You have to try 902 by Bon Parfumeur.
The top notes of bergamot and lemon are like a breath of fresh air that will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to conquer the day, and middle notes of jasmine and rose create a luxurious floral center. Trust us, you’ll feel like royalty wearing this unique and captivating scent.
The base notes of amber and musk are the cherry on top of this already fantastic fragrance. The warm and earthy base of amber combines with the elegance and sensuality of musk, giving you an aura of undeniable sexiness and confidence.
Bon Parfumeur 902 will have you feeling sexy and sophisticated this year and trust us, people will notice. Prepare to turn heads wherever you go smelling this good!
5. Chanel Bleu De Chanel
Bleu De Chanel by Chanel is a classic fragrance unlike any other and is unquestionably one of the best perfumes for men in the world.
Citrus top notes of grapefruit and bergamot blend seamlessly with middle notes of rose and jasmine, and base notes of cedarwood and white musk round off this timeless scent.
Men have been swearing by this perfume since the day it was released, and it continues to knock it out of the park. Bleu de Chanel is the perfect choice for a special occasion, as this musky, floral aroma makes a bold statement with an edge of mystery and adventure.
6. Dolce and Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum
This sultry and aromatic perfume makes us think of Italy in fall – tobacco smoke, basil, sweet tomato, leather, and the crunch of a fallen leaf come to mind when you smell a trace of Dolce and Gabbana The One.
This fragrance exudes luxury and splendor, without being too overpowering or bitter. It has a fruity blend of top notes, infused with grapefruit and coriander, which mingle with spicy middle notes of basil and cardamom. If you’re looking to feel more self-assured and grounded in 2023, you will love the base of this scent, as strong, masculine notes of tobacco and amber give this fragrance a striking finish.
7. Byredo De Los Santos Eau De Parfum
Byredo De Los Santos is a subtle yet powerful fragrance that is sure to make an impact. Crafted in Stockholm by some of the most expert noses in the industry, De Los Santos has a perfect blend of fresh, sweet, and rich notes that combine to create an effortlessly sexy scent.
Top notes of bergamot, middle notes of jasmine and lavender, and base notes of amber and sandalwood make this a super wearable scent on a daily basis. The lavender notes stand out to us in this fragrance, perfectly countering the earthiness of sandalwood and blending to create a herbal and light aroma.
This is sure to become one of your go-to fragrances, and we predict that it will become more and more popular in the years to come.
8. Hermes H24 Eau De Parfum
Hermes have been known to make a statement, and in our opinion, their H24 Eau De Toilette fully deserves its place on our list. The subtle spice of this fresh and masculine scent brings out the best in its wearer, and the timeless bottle is a great addition to your collection.
H24 blends top notes of grapefruit and pink pepper with warm middle notes of lavender and geranium. Base notes of vetiver and cedarwood give this scent its woodsy aroma fit for any explorer. Women love the soft undertones of this fragrance, as the pink pepper has an irresistibility to it that will catch the attention of passers-by.
If you want to feel confident and sexy without being too showy, this might be the one for you in 2023.
9. Celine Black Tie Eau De Parfum
Celine Black Tie Eau De Parfum is the ultimate classic scent that never fails to impress. When we smell this fragrance we think of red wine, Egyptian cotton, and a perfectly sculpted beard. If you want to improve your image this year, this cologne can help to transform you into the man you have always been inside.
Celine Black Tie features top notes of bergamot and lavender, with a mouth-watering heart of cardamom and ginger, making this an amazing fall or winter perfume. Base notes of amber and leather give this fragrance its edge, as the leather omits a smoky, almost burnt essence that blends perfectly with warm and velvety amber.
This is a rich, sultry aroma that will last as long as you need it to.
10. Monocle Scent One: Hinoki Eau De Toilette
This Japanese inspired scent is a luxury unisex fragrance that we have fallen in love with this year. Inspired by the natural environment of Japan, this perfume is a bit different from the colognes that we are used to – it’s very much a calming and restorative scent.
Monocle Scent One: Hinoki has a light aroma with a wonderful, woodsy fragrance that smells like the silence that comes from the uninterrupted music of nature. Designed by Comme des Garcons’ perfumer Antoine Maisondieu, this scent was inspired by the traditional Japanese hinoki cypress tree, and was created with the memory of a cool, quiet morning soaking in a bath at the Tawaraya Ryokan in Kyoto.
Top notes of lemon and bergamot bring the freshness of citrus-scented steam on a frosty morning, combining with sharp middle notes of pine and Hinoki cypress. These woody notes represent the expansion of the Hinoki cypress wooden tub as it fills with steaming hot water, welcoming relaxation, and surrender.
Base notes of cedarwood and musk bring us even closer to that memory, as we inhale the clean, depth of the forest and the sweet and earthy smell of tree moss and fresh rain. We love that this fragrance has been created with such intention and emotion. It is a truly special fragrance.
Hinoki Eau De Toilette is an exquisite fragrance for anyone who values relaxation, sensuality, and a connection with nature, as this scent allows its wearer to feel grounded and inspired each time he wears it.
11. Tom Ford Oud Wood
Tom Ford Oud Wood is a clean, fresh out of the shower fragrance that does exactly what it’s supposed to do – make you smell incredible. If you can’t find the time to browse the shelves for the perfect cologne, let this be the simple, worthwhile option.
This scent is versatile and masculine, but it isn’t overpowering or overly rich. The warm, woody middle notes of oud and sandalwood create a delicious first impression, combining perfectly with sweet top notes of cardamom and rosewood. The base notes of this scent bring the passion and ruggedness to its wearer, as vetiver and amber create a full, warm, and rich blend of masculinity.
This woody, earthy scent is evocative of dry grass and trees, making it a perfect choice for the man who wants to feel grounded and in touch with nature, but who doesn’t want to lose out on luxury.
We recommend this choice for those looking for a more mature signature scent, as this skips out on the bitter, fruity notes often found in more ‘young’ smelling fragrances and body sprays.
12. Montblanc Legend Red Eau De Parfum
Montblanc Legend Eau De Parfum often goes unnoticed by mainstream media, but we think it is a top contender for becoming one of the best fragrances for men in the world.
Legend is for a man who values distinctiveness and likes to live each day as if it’s his last, as this fragrance has a dry, woody base with a sweet and spicy edge.
One of our favorites, this scent features top notes of pink pepper and bergamot, middle notes of lavender and tonka bean, and base notes of cedarwood and sandalwood, creating an all-round delicious smelling fragrance that is subtle enough for everyday wear. We particularly love the infusion of tonka bean in this scent, as it gives the fragrance an opulence and nuttiness that beautifully compliments the woodsy notes in the base.
All these combinations go perfectly with a fresh suit and a smooth scotch, and we imagine it could be a very beneficial choice for a man who needs a bit of luck on his side.
13. Amouage Jubilation XXV EDP
The perfect winter fragrance of 2023, Amouage Jubilation XXV is a rich, warm aroma that will leave you smelling irresistible with just one spray. Amouage translates to intuition, romance, generosity, creativity, and wisdom, and we think that their Jubilation XXV scent embodies this perfectly.
The strong and traditional masculine notes of this fragrance are enhanced by warm and wholesome spices, as cinnamon, honey, bay leaf and clove make up the heart. Top notes of frankincense and myrrh bring a sense of grandeur, philosophy and wisdom, blending with middle notes of rose, orris, laurel, and winter spices to invoke feelings of romance, intimacy and coziness.
The base of this fragrance is what brings that rugged, pleasurable feeling of coming inside from a snowstorm to a roaring hot fire. Base notes of opoponax, patchouli, ambergris, and oud provide a woodsy, natural base that is heated up with hints of musk and amber.
We adore this grand and complex fragrance, and it’s sure to spice things up on a cold winter’s night.
14. Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Parfum
If you’re the kind of guy who prefers non-conformist yet elegant scents, Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Parfum might be a great option for you.
This is the ultimate fragrance for the man who loves the great outdoors, a good book, and can appreciate the beauty in the small things in life. This wild and refreshing aroma will take you along the journey to Mount Pelion, one of the most beautiful and lusciously green mountains in Greece.
Philosykos draws inspiration from the beauty and prosperity of fig trees around Mount Pelion, embodying the heat of the midday sun and the spray of the Aegean Sea over sweet fig fruit. Historically symbolizing knowledge, transformation, growth, and abundance, the aroma of the fig tree inspires its wearer to let go of fast paced modern life and to appreciate the pleasure found in sensual experiences.
Just a spritz of this fresh fragrance will create a sense of inner peace, as top notes of fig leaves, middle notes of fig wood, and base notes of cedarwood invigorate the senses throughout the day. This scent is ultra long-lasting, and subtle enough to be worn on any occasion. Cedarwood brings a base of strength as the warm, earthy scent creates a divine blend with the sweet, fruity top notes.
When you wear this fragrance, you’ll feel like you’re surrounded by a lush, green garden at dusk, with a gentle breeze blowing by. The thick, velvety air is filled with the fragrance of fig leaves and wood, creating a sense of peace and tranquility.
15. Andrea Maack Soft Tension Eau De Parfum
Soft Tension by Andrea Maack is the best kept secret of the perfume industry.
Icelandic visual artist Andrea Maack conceptualized her luxury fragrance house from her exhibition in 2010, where she sought to discover how to turn a drawing into a fragrance. The essence of art and creativity shines through in all of her fragrance designs, but we particularly love the unisex, earthy scent of Soft Tension Eau De Parfum.
This scent is not only luxurious but feels personal to its wearer. Top notes of freesia merge with heart notes of musk and mate absolut, invoking a sense of adventure, discovery, and the vastness of the Icelandic landscape. Base notes of cedar wood and moss provide that rough, natural musk that combines perfectly with the sweeter top notes, speaking true to the sophistication of the Andrea Maack name.
We have to mention that the quality of these raw ingredients is unmatched, as Maack is committed to creating the finest products. This cologne is designed to be both commercial and avant-garde, and we believe it is a fine choice for the man who values creativity and originality.
16. .S. & Durga Cowboy Grass Eau De Parfum
D.S. & Durga Cowboy Grass Eau De Parfum transports you to the vast, open fields of the western wilderness with its uniquely earthy and masculine scent.
Cowboy Grass embodies all of that lasso swinging, bare-back riding appeal that the ladies love, as top notes of vetiver, thyme, and juniper capture the essence of the dry, grassy landscape, while base notes of camphor and driftwood add depth and complexity.
Cowboy Grass really is the best name for this scent. A hint of sweetness balances out the rugged, natural scent, making it the perfect fragrance for someone who looks after himself, but wants to feel like a wild, confident cowboy on the weekends. Imagine standing on the edge of a mountain, breathing in the crisp, clean air as the sun warms your skin and the rain begins to fall, settling the dust into the earth – that’s the feeling you’ll get when you wear Cowboy Grass Eau De Parfum.
Whether you’re heading to a special occasion or just want to add some excitement to your everyday wear, this unforgettable fragrance is sure to become your go-to.
17. Burberry Hero Eau De Parfum
Burberry are known for their timeless designs, London-chic trench coats, and royal level luxury. Their Hero Eau De Parfum also does not disappoint, as it’s guaranteed to turn heads and keep you feeling unstoppable all day long.
We love the crispness of this cologne and highly recommend it as an addition to your spring collection. It perfectly captures the essence of a pine forest on a chilly spring day, inspiring motion, fluidity, and raw masculine energy.
Think of the sun shining down on freshly sawn pine logs, the earthy scents of the wilderness enveloping you as you breathe in the tantalizing top notes of pine needles and heart notes of benzoin and incense. A base of warm cedarwood oils gives this unique and bold scent its sense of adventure.
Pair this with your favorite outfit and empower yourself to be the best you can be in 2023.
18. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau De Parfum
Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau De Parfum will transport you to a world of intensity and mystery and is a classic fragrance for an evening occasion.
As you wear this luxurious scent, you’ll be enveloped in the spicy scents of bergamot, cardamom, and pink pepper, with sweet floral notes of orange blossom and nutmeg adding a touch of romance. The base notes of leather, hot amber, and sandalwood come to the forefront, creating a bold and masculine aroma with an element of mystery.
With a strong and long-lasting finish, Tom Ford Noir Extreme is a great every day fragrance that can easily become a staple in anyone’s collection. Note that a little goes a long way with this cologne, so apply sparsely and reap the benefits.
We believe this is one of the best fragrances for men in the world due to its versatility, bold and intoxicating aroma, and pure style.
19. Gucci Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
If 2023 is a year of trying new things and stepping out of your normal routine, try Gucci Pour Homme Eau De Toilette.
This fragrance seems to smell slightly different depending on its wearer, making it a fine choice for someone who is tired of blending in with the crowd and wants to experiment with something new.
Tobacco and floral notes make this fragrance an incredible choice for a special occasion, particularly in an outdoor or evening setting, as the floral heart is balanced perfectly by the smoky, dryness of the tobacco. With top notes of bergamot, violet, and cypress, middle notes of tobacco and jasmine, and base notes of leather, amber and patchouli, this scent is polished and full of finesse.
Imagine walking into a room and having everyone stop and take notice of your captivating scent – to put it simply, that’s the power of Gucci Pour Homme. So why settle for a boring fragrance when you can have the best? Elevate your scent game and make a statement this year.