Most of the people I know have a hobby or hobbies.So do I.
One of my hobbies is collecting highest-quality perfumes.Or colognes¹, if you prefer.I own a number of perfume bottles and some of them are among those named as “the best cologne for men”.
My present “treasure” of 62 perfume bottles is not the usual type of collections that the “average” gentleman has at home, but it is instead something that will make a Hollywood actress envy. I don’t just collect and have them, I also use them. Daily.Of course – not all of them at same time.Some of my best friends find this hobby of mine strange, but most of them can’t tell you what is their second favourite men’s perfume (cologne), while I can. They have their No1, and they use it for the last 10-15 years.
My favorite Cologne for Men
I also have my favourites, and I’ll share their names and brands with you. In this short carefully chosen selection, you will not find two perfumes that smell similar to each other. Each one of them has its own, personal, distinctive signature and own character and charm.These are the ultimate perfumes for a gentleman with style.
The good news: None of them cost a fortune.
I will not present the scents in a particular order or number them as per preference, because I enjoy all the fragrances and scents from my private collection, and these are sort of “Best of the Best” for me.Anyway, I have to start with something, so here are my favourite colognes,or if you prefer – Perfumes for men.
People wear perfume to make themselves smell good.A perfume or a cologne can tell a lot about your personality and style.
The best Colognes for Men with Style
ENCRE NOIRE À L’EXTRÊME
ENCRE NOIRE À L’EXTRÊME is a woody type of perfume, great for the evenings and is a real gem in my collection. It has compelling but sensitive masculine character, obtained by the notes of vetiver and cypress. With its unforgettable sillage, you’ll often be asked: “What perfume do you use”. If you can afford to spend a fortune on cologne, you can have a look at Lalique crystal limited editions for men.
ATTITUDE by Giorgio Armani is one of the most “elegant” perfumes in my private collection of men’s colognes and has a delightful, smooth and enigmatic scent. You and your temperament won’t be forgotten if use this woody,ultra-modern masculine fragrance as your signature, preferably in the evenings. To give you a better idea about its unique character I will try to describe ATTITUDE with the following words : “cardamom”,” cedar”, “coffee”,” oriental”, “intense”, “sensual”.
Another fragrance that will make you feel unique, and can be used in the evening, or during the day. With its fresh and distinctly modern scent, unlike many others, ÉGOISTE is a perfume with its own specific and distinctive conservative scent. If you are a dynamic-type of a person with an independent and active character, you will certainly love this cologne by CHANEL.
BOSS by renowned Hugo Boss is just an example of an evergreen classics in perfumes created especially for men with style. You simply can’t go wrong with a cologne like this one. Masculine and fresh.A superb men’s perfume with gentle and elegant scent. You can’t mistake the BOSS for something else. It’s simply impossible. Aroma, suitable for days and for the evenings. Its name reveals a hint about what to be expected from this unique fragrance -a personal signature of successive, competitive, and ambitious man.
Not very famous , but very attractive as a scent this is another gem from my precious perfumes collection. It has definite masculine temper achieved by a combination of musk with sandalwood and incense. The exquisite, woody character of DUNHILL Pursuit is enriched by green leaves essence, which makes this magical mixture irresistible and unforgettable. I received as a present this intriguing cologne, and from the first time I tried, it is one of my favourites.
SOLO LOEWE Cedro
SOLO Cedro is another elusive scent from mine colognes collection, which I would like to recommend.
With a sophisticated formula, combining woody notes with citrus fruits and spices, this perfume has mild, but rich and exclusive aroma, which is suitable for the balanced gentleman. Such a fragrance will be highly appreciated by the man who likes the luxury and discretion. SOLO Cedro by LOEWE has an authentic masculine character and is suitable for the evenings, but it’s ideal for use during the day too.
Terre d’Hermès is one of my favourite fragrances crafted by HERMÈS .This cologne is just perfect for any case and is certainly one of the men’s perfumes with original, timeless scent. This perfume is both earthy and sophisticated, classic and trendy. With a typically masculine scent, Terre d’Hermès underscores the woody notes of patchouli, cedar, and vetiver, combined with mineral facets and enhanced by the freshness of shiso, orange and grapefruit.
Terre d’Hermès can easily be worn for a formal event or intimate evening, and whatever the occasion is, people will notice this stunning, yet unforgettable fragrance and ask what you’re wearing.
As I shared earlier – I have a decent private collection of perfumes at my home and I have tried hundreds of fragrances so far.Actually, I usually test as a minimum at least three different scents from a brand before I buy any of the precious bottles.Through the last ten years I found that best perfumes for men with own style are not necessarily the most expensive ones.However, to discover the best quality cologne it takes time.And some money, but not that much.
As a final I will mention that regardless of what your personality or preferences are none of the above selected perfumes for men will disappoint you.Moreover I’m sure that if you are a person who cares about his own personal style,then most, if not all of them will become part of your special collection of high-quality colognes too.
Editor’s Note: The topic for the origin of some terms used in the perfumery world is quite long itself, so at some point we will publish a separate article dedicated to it.Certainly-it will be quite interesting to read¹.