What are the best colognes for men? That depends on what you look for in her: freshness, subtlety, masculinity, daring ...
We found large colonies in each of the olfactory families (fresh, floral, woody and oriental). The following colognes range from light to heavy, but they will definitely help you make a great first impression..
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Eau de toilette or cologne?
Using the word "cologne" instead of the term "eau de toilette" is more convenient for non-French speakers. However, most colognes for men are actually eau de toilette (and this is indicated on the bottle).
What is an eau de toilette? Fragrances are classified according to their oil concentration, and that of the eau de toilette is between 5 and 15%. That means that it lasts approximately 3 hours, which is not considered too much or too little.
With that said, don't worry as It is not wrong to use the word "cologne" to refer to an "eau de toilette". You can continue doing it without problem, as it is currently a term that can be used for all men's perfumes.
The colonies of this olfactory family are ideal for the day, especially during spring and summer. Launched in 2010 and presented in a black bottle as simple as it is attractive, Acqua di Parma Essenza di Colonia is undoubtedly among the best of this class.
Following the citrus coloniesThe following are also worth mentioning:
- Paco by Paco Rabanne
- Calvin Klein CK One
- Monsieur de Givenchy
- 4711 Original Eau de Cologne
Do you prefer marine freshness? In that case, the following men's colognes are probably to your liking:
- Loewe Water He
- Davidoff Cool Water
- Acqua di Giò by Giorgio Armani
- Hugo Element
- CH Men Sport
- L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
And we come to the floral olfactory family, which works very well during the day, especially during the summer. That the word floral does not make you distrust, since that does not prevent them from being very masculine as well..
If you are looking for a floral cologne that is both very masculine, Lanvin L'Homme It is without a doubt one of the ones you should try the next time you visit the perfume section. The secret is its woody notes. The same happens with Loewe 7, the latter more suitable for the night.
Another very successful colony of this olfactory family is Eau de Rochas Homme. As it works well both during the day and at night, it is an option to take into account if you are one of those who prefer not to complicate and use the same cologne for all occasions.
Below these lines you can see other large floral-type colonies:
- Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi
- Calvin Klein CK Be
- Paul Smith Men
- Acqua di Selva by Visconti Di Modrone
In the offer of colognes for men there are many belonging to the woody olfactory family. And no wonder, since they are very masculine fragrances. In this way, they are a safe bet for your arsenal of colonies, as well as when it comes to give a man a gift.
If you are wondering which cologne to use after training to feel fresh and revitalized, Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Sport is one of the best options on the market. Take it with you in the gym bag and take advantage of its woody and fresh fragrance after the post-workout shower.
The following are other woody men's colognes worth keeping in mind for the day:
- Lacoste Essentials
- Vetiver by Adolfo Domínguez
- Boss Number One
- Boss bottom
- Hugo Energize
- Loewe 7 Natural
- Bvlgari BLV pour Homme
- Chic for Men by Carolina Herrera
- DKNY Men by Donna Karan
- Paco Rabanne Invincible
Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo is a spicy woody cologne that works very late at night. Esencia pour Homme by Loewe, 1 Million Lucky by Paco Rabanne, Narciso Rodríguez Bleu Noir for Him Eau de parfum or the elegantly presented, Gucci by Gucci, also stand out when it comes to woody colognes ideal for the night.
Fragrances with exotic touches are perfect for not going unnoticed at night. The following are excellent options:
- Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
- Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men
- CH Men by Carolina Herrera
- Hugo Boss Dark Blue
- Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Body
- Burberry london
- Burberry Brit for Men
And of course Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier, with its classic bottle shaped like a sailor's bust.
Despite their intensity, colognes from the Eastern olfactory family can also work great during the day. Floral oriental type, the Solo Loewe cologne is a very solid bet for the day. If you like this type of fragrance, you can also try the following:
- Travel to Ceylan by Adolfo Domínguez
- Calvin Klein CK One Shock
- Bvlgari man
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