When choosing a cologne, many men face a difficult task due to the variety of colognes, Eau de Toilettes and aftershaves out there. In order to choose the perfect cologne, men have to take into consideration their own personality and the type of activity or person they are using the cologne for. For example, a man that wants to purchase a bottle of cologne that will be used on a daily basis, mostly at the workplace will be different from the one that buys one specifically for a romantic night out with his lady. These two things have to be considered alongside with the actual bottle of cologne and the smell, because after all, each person decides which cologne they like, based on their tastes.
Our staff has gone out of their way to hand-pick some of the hottest colognes the ladies are digging so far in 2016. Base on resources and information we have collected from forums,blogs and big name brand websites like Amazon, Ebay, Macy’s and others. These are some of the top selling colognes on the market, with great reviews and ratings across the charts. So without further due, check out some of these cologne and find the right one for you or as a gift.
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Types of colognes
Although there isn’t a clear, well defined category of colognes, we can divide them based on the person they are created for. This way, colognes can be divided in those that are designed for men specifically, and those that are designed to sweep women off of their feet. The difference between the two is that the first category is a lot more subtle and the ingredients used to create the cologne are blended together to be subtle and not so sweet, whereas the second category is designed for the specific reason of attracting women and therefore is a lot sweeter and more powerful. This second category of colognes is not fit for any type of man. It can be worn only by those that want to be noticed in large crowds of peopl and for those with a lot of power and self-confidence. These qualities combined with the cologne, in theory at least should sweep women off their feet.
Advantages of wearing cologne
The men that prefer wearing cologne over Eau de Toilette or other such perfumes do this for two reasons: to smell good and to attract women.
First of all, one of the advantages of wearing cologne is that combined with clean clothes and if it has been applied on the skin after a hot shower, it adds to the clean and elegant image of the person. There are certain colognes with the specific scent of salt water which only reinforce the smell of cleanliness.
Second, there are specific colognes that have been created with the purpose of attracting women. Usually, these ones are sweeter and the ingredients contain many exotic smells that women love. If you buy a cologne bottle for this specific purpose, and especially, if the cologne bottle is from a known brand, there is a high chance to pop up on women’s radar.
Top brands of men’s colognes
If you are looking to buy a bottle of cologne, but you prefer to be one from a brand recognized worldwide for quality products, you should know that some of these popular men’s cologne brands are Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Guy Laroche, Versace, Montane, Paco Rabbane, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss. There are other very popular brands that make great colognes, but these are the top ones that manage to keep all their products in Top Tens every year. Of course, our recommendation would be not to look too much about the brand that makes the cologne and more at the quality and smell of the cologne, because after all, if you like the smell and it fits your personality, it doesn’t matter if it’s a $50 or $600 cologne.
You can’t always base a cologne of brand like you can with other fashion and apparel. Each and every cologne has its own unique smell in some way. However, when choosing a cologne you’re unfamiliar with you should check what base notes are in it. By doing this, you can get a rough idea what it will smell like. Whether you’re looking for a strong masculine smell or breezy summer day smell, looking at the base notes will make that more clear.
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Reviews of the Top Men’s Cologne of all time
In order to help you see the top colognes of all time based on the reviews of the people that bought them, we have comprised a list. So, without further ado, here are some of the top men’s colognes of all time:
Azzaro – “Chrome Azzaro”
Launched in 1996, the “Chrome Azzaro” is one of the top colognes that has stayed on the market all of these years. The brand became well known and has stayed consistent throughout the years by releasing quality colognes appreciated by many people all around the world. This particular cologne has a fragrance that can be put in the first category, meaning it has a rich aquatic smell created from a mix of ingredients such as rosemary, pineapple, neroli, sandalwood, musk, cedar, lemon and many more. It is specifically created for casual use, for men who work daily and want to smell good at the workplace. According to the reviews, it is one of the best colognes on the market even today.
Calvin Klein – “Obsession”
Calvin Klein has definitely made a name for himself in the cologne for men industry. His name is usually associated with top quality products designed for men in particular. The cologne developed by him, “Obsession” has managed to maintain itself in the top tens all around the world. With a mixture of ingredients such as orange, vanilla, peach, basil, oakmoss, rose, cedar, incence, mosk and many others, “Obsession” is a type of cologne that appeals to women due to the sweet fragrance given by the middle notes of vanilla. “Obsession”, as the name suggests, is a sensual type of cologne designed for romantic nights out, not for daily use.
Gucci – “Guilty”
Like the others, the name “Gucci” lets people know that the product is a high quality one that although a bit spicy on the price, it is definitely worth every penny. Released in 2011, this cologne has maintained his position as one of the bestsellers on Amazon and other websites and has created a dedicated fandom of both men and women. The scent that resulted from a mix of coriander, lavender, ardent, orange flower, cedarwood and Gucci’s trademark ingredient, patchouli is a sensual and “provocative” as the House of Gucci describe it. This particular cologne is designed to be used by young people with a lot of confidence in themselves and that love to be in the center of attention. The fragrance is perfect to be used during romantic dates to impress her.
Paco Rabanne – “One Million”
Paco Rabanne is another one of the greatest names in the industry dedicated to creating and designing products for men. The cologne he developed however is special because it has been voted numerous times as the number one cologne that women love. The sweet fragrance that resulted from a mix of ingredients such as cinnamon, spices, blond leather, mint, grapefruit, amber and red orange was created by Paco Rabanne in combination with three other famous “noses” from the perfume industry. The golden bottle in which the perfume comes signified the creator’s desire to make everything about this cologne beautiful and elegant. The fragrance was designed to attract attention and, like “Guilty” by Gucci is perfect for men who wish to stand out in the crowd and to appear elegant and sensual. The environment in which this perfume can be worn should be a stylish and important one like a date or a party. If there are women in the room, they will all notice you if you wear the “One Million” by Paco Rabanne.
Giorgio Armani – “Armani Code”
One of the giants and pillars of the perfume industry, Giorgio Armani, has released in 2004 his “Armani Code” and until now has kept its place among the most appreciated and highly reviewed colognes ever. In 2006, Armani’s cologne actually won the Fifi Award Fragrance of the Year Men’s Luxe which only reinforces the idea that this particular cologne is one of the most popular on the market. Now, a decade since its release, it still remains one of the public’s favorites. The fanbase it built over the years adds new “members” every year.
“Armani’s Code” has a unique fragrance created by a mixture of exotic fruits such as bergamot, lemon, star anise, olive blossom, guaiac wood, leather, tobacco and tonka bean. The perfume that results after the mixing is a very powerful one that lasts for a full day and gives you a touch of sensuality and subtlety, because although it’s powerful, it does not choke the people next to you. It gives you a sense of elegancy, while also underlining youth, courage and confidence. It has also been named one of the top men’s cologne that the ladies enjoy due to its sensuality, elegancy and masculinity, all in one.
It is without a doubt that “Armani’s Code” is one of the most popular and best smelling colognes the ladies love of all time and it will definitely remain in this spot for a long time.