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.
¹ 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 read.
I own some 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.
Of course – not all of them at the 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 favorite 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 favorites, 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 is: 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 favorite colognes, or if you prefer – Perfumes for men.
People wear perfume to make themselves smell good. Perfume or 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 a 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.”This is one of the fragrances I would describe as the best perfume for men.
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. This is another candidate for the selection “best perfume for men” if you ask me.
You and your temperament won’t be forgotten if you 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 undoubtedly love this cologne by CHANEL. If you try it, you will see that its specific fragrance will undoubtedly deserve to be classified as one of the best perfume for men.
The BOSS by renowned Hugo Boss is just an example of an evergreen classics in perfumes created especially for men with style.
You just can’t go wrong with a cologne like this one.
Masculine and fresh.A superb men’s perfume with a gentle and elegant scent. Without any doubts, the BOSS is one of the best fragrances for men.
You can’t mistake BOSS for something else. It’s simply impossible.
Aroma, suitable for days and 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.
Specific. Mild.One of the best colognes that exist.
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 beautiful, 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 favorites.
SOLO LOEWE Cedro
One.Unique.This is what SOLO stands for.
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 a mild, but rich and exclusive aroma.
SOLO Cedro is suitable for the balanced gentleman and is one of those fragrances that many women will agree are among the best perfumes for men.
Such a fragrance will be highly appreciated by the man who likes 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 favorite fragrances crafted by HERMÈS.
This cologne is just perfect for any case and is undoubtedly 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 and elegant 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.
I usually test as a minimum of 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 style, then most, if not all of them will become part of your unique collection of high-quality colognes too.
Do you know why?
No, it’s not because they are among those fragrances we often classify as the best perfume. They are simply some of the best colognes for men with a style you can find.