Spraying on cologne.
It’s incredibly undervalued.
Most men use deodorant because they don’t want to smell bad…
but they don’t even think about smelling good.
Research studies have shown that women rate a man’s smell (or scent) as the #1 factor when it comes to selecting a potential partner.
Men are visual and women are… driven by their senses.
But you have to be careful.
Some fragrances can offend, irritate allergies, or annoy people.
We did the research and picked out the top 10 colognes that have the ability to drive a woman wild.
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First, An Introduction To Fragrance
- Parfum: This is the most concentrated and expensive of all fragrance options. The scent is composed of 20-30% pure perfume essence and a single application can last an entire day.
- EDT (Eau de Toilette): A lighter composition with 5% – 15% pure perfume essence dissolved in alcohol which typically lasts for a few hours.
- Cologne (Eau de Cologne): A generic term used in reference to masculine scents. These sprays are typically composed of 2% – 4% perfume oils in alcohol and water and usually last for about 2 hours.
- Sillage: The degree to which a perfume’s fragrance lingers in the air when worn.
For a detailed guide to fragrances, read our previously published article – A man’s introduction to fragrances.
#10 Paco Rabanne – 1 Million (EDT) | Jean Paul Gaultier – Le Male (EDT) | The One – Dolce & Gabanna (Eau De Toilette)
It’s a three-way tie at #10 because while these fragrances garner a lot of compliments and are loved by women universally, they are also common and easily recognizable.
Paco Rabanne’s gold bar bottle dispenses a heady mix of warm cinnamon, grapefruit, blood mandarin and mint citrus notes along with Indian patchouli and masculine leather.
Le Male has a strong vanilla and lavender note, creating a scent to make women weak at the knees.
The One is a classic scent for men with amber, tobacco and ginger notes. This strong, long lasting and masculine fragrance is one of the most complimented fragrances.
You won’t stand out or be original with these fragrances. BUT the ladies love these 3 scents, despite their ubiquity.
Spray on these fragrances for a night out, especially if it’s an outdoor event because the sillage is strong.
A contrasting mix of explosive cardamom and fresh bergamot, lavender, and cedar. Cumin and vetiver provide a sensual base that is bound to leave the women wanting more of this amazing scent.
It’s great for a quick evening date but I wouldn’t use it for an all day event.
This would have been my #1 pick back in 2011, but the performance on the current edition is poor after the makers reformulated the ingredients several times.
The weak sillage requires a re-spray every couple of hours. However, this scent remains one of the most complimented scents and deserves a spot in our top 10.
This is one of the best smelling affordable scents for men.
This is not a unique scent, it opens with a fresh citrusy scent and then turns into something similar to La Nuit De L’homme.
Lavender & Tonka Bean are the prominent notes. The moderate sillage prevents this incredibly long lasting (5-6 hours) fragrance from offending sensitive noses.
A work friendly scent that you can wear in close contact like on a date or at a crowded nightclub. The affordable pricing is a plus.
If you prefer fresh scents over sweet ones, this awesome citrus scent is great for the daytime during the spring, summer, and fall months (basically, all year round).
The top notes of lemon, neroli, bergamot and rose de mai mix with middle notes of hyacinth, clary sage, cedar, and geranium. The base notes are tonka bean, musk, and amber.
Suitable for the office or if you’re out running errands. You will definitely turn heads when you walk by people but it’s not over-powering.
#6 Bleu De Chanel – Chanel (Eau De Toilette)
This is a classic ladykiller, the Casanova of fragrances.
The woody aromatics of Bleu de Chanel blend with citrus notes creating a sophisticated and seductive scent that makes way for a spicy undertone as the day progresses.
Another fresh everyday scent. A little spicy from the incense and a fresh from the grapefruit. It lasts you the workday and has a moderate sillage, so you don’t overpower people with your scent.
#5 Thierry Mugler – A*Men Pure Malt (EDT)
This #5 pick stands out for its unique smell. And it is highly complimented.
It guarantees originality. The method used for creating this fragrance is inspired by traditional techniques used to produce the finest Whiskies!
Aged in toasted oak caskets, the scent reveals a smoky fragrance with a lingering elegance of malt, spicy, woody, and sweet elements. Not too harsh and not too in your face, this fragrance delivers a subtle and seductive knock-out punch.
You will stand out from anyone else and will be hard pressed to find someone wearing the same scent as you.
Although this all round winner is versatile and appropriate for a wide variety of occasions, it is perfect for winter and fall and best worn at night.
#4 Versace Eros – Versace (Eau De Toilette)
As the name indicates, this fragrance inspires passion and desire. Named after the Greek god of love and son of goddess Aphrodite – Eros, this is Versace Pour Homme’s more sexy and seductive cousin.
The strongest notes here are Vanilla, Mint, & Tonka bean making it sweet and masculine at the same time. This is one of the most complimented scents I found. Great for day and night, spring, summer, winter and fall.
It is long lasting and the medium sillage makes it appropriate for social contexts where you might expect close proximity with the opposite sex.
Can a fragrance that smells like fresh laundry be a hit with the ladies? YES!
Dior Sauvage is the perfect warm weather scent and is long lasting.
One of my friends told me that he sprayed this on and his wife wanted to take him into the bedroom immediately.
Ambroxan, pepper, and bergamot are the strongest notes and give this fragrance a fresh scent all day.
Take the #1 selling men’s cologne of all time, add some incense, make it longer lasting and you have Aqua Di Gio Profumo.
It smells just as great as the original and lasts much longer. The perfect pick for spring, summer, fall, day or night.
The fragrance is aquatic, woody, and aromatic. A mix of spices and citrus notes gives way to subtle tones of geranium, sage, and rosemary, pulsing with recognizable whiffs of patchouli and incense.
This is an incredibly long lasting fragrance with one of the most original scents.
Armani’s inspiration intention with this intensely masculine fragrance was to transport the wearer and those around him out to the Mediterranean sea.
And don’t we all know how much women love an aquatic adventure!
#1 Creed Aventus (Eau De Parfum)
Most men who have used Creed Aventus can attest that this should be the #1 choice. And the women will agree too.
This scent can be worn year around and provide you with a mature and masculine scent.
A popular choice among connoisseurs, this fragrance is ideal for dates, traveling, and social events. Wear it during spring, summer, fall, winter, day or night.
The strongest notes in this sweet and woody scent are pineapple, birch, and musk. The spray has a long lasting effect with a medium sillage so it doesn’t over-power.
A classic formula to warm your winter nights. Armani Code blends fresh bergamot and lemon top notes with star anise and olive blossom.
The scent is further sensualized with hints of tobacco, leather and Tonka bean.
This EDT is a compliment grabber but the performance isn’t strong enough to break the top 10.
Carolina Herrera – CH Men Prive (EDT)
Sweet and masculine? The sweet opening note on this under-used fragrance turns into a strong spicy whiskey scent.
It can be too much for some people close up but when you walk by, your sillage is bound to turn heads. Expect strangers to comment on how good you smell.