What is the best cologne for men 2020 Edition?
Best Cologne for Men [2020 Edition] By Lee Neilson, Men’s Stylist, Fragranceja.com - Photo Credit
Strong, bold, powerful, exotic, sweet; Fragrances are simply put an extension of ourselves and our personalities. Try splashing a dash of mint to soothe you, a hint of lavender to relax you, set the mood to a new day. Fragrances appeal to our senses and are a powerful factor when it comes to attraction creating feelings of nostalgia and euphoria. This 2020 Musky is out and Citrus in as we experience a major shift in men’s colognes. Citrusy, musky, spicy, earthy and floral notes have always been significant in the creation of men’s colognes. Capturing the senses of both men and women alike it’s no wonder similar aromas are being blended into what have now become Unisex fragrances.
Let your choice in fragrance speak for you. Not to worry we have included some of the best men’s cologne below to help you along your way to a more powerful you!
With a little push away from the daily after shower spray which is the Axe let’s talk serious business. Of course, the unspoken truth is that fragrances have always been unisex and men seem to now be embracing that idea now more than ever. We got to the streets to ask some men “What they think is the top 14 Best Men’s Cologne. We wanted to share their secrets with you- what makes them so irresistible to women could it be simply the intensity of their fragrance? A Master Perfumer spin on the Androstenol effect? Be careful! The list we have below heightens pheromones.
Mont Blanc Legend by Night
Thomas, Freelance Journalist gives his thoughts on one of the best men’s cologne made-Mont Blanc a premier luxury brand. He has a liking for the sweeter, more aromatic fragrances with a whisper of lavender, pineapple, bergamot, and exotic verbena. He explains “there is something sort of sensual about it. The fragrances beat the hearts of oakmoss combined with coumarone, geranium, and apple. Total arousal along with modernity, tenderness, and strength for the Contemporary and Charismatic Man.
Azzaro Wanted by Azzaro
Another on our list of top 12 best men’s cologne is the Azzaro Wanted, which takes us to the science of the Master perfumer uses to create that Androstenol effect using aroma-molecules nonexistent in nature. These aroma molecules have been bottled in what we now know as Escentric molecules designed to blend with our own individual sense creating a unique olfactory. With a more natural effect mimicking our own natural musk we must think it doesn’t get better than this. Aesthetician Matthew Miller was drawn to the power the fragrance had though so naturally musky. Stating he is not huge on fragrance but after smelling it on a few clients he couldn’t help but help himself to it. Kelly Ripa is another fan of this auspicious fragrance.
Fahrenheit by Dior
The next on our list of best men’s cologne is another unisex fragrance Fahrenheit by Dior. The base notes in this next pick are leather and vetiver, giving off those strong, earthy smells. Reign speaks to the uniqueness of this fragrance stating, “It’s like nothing I’ve smelled, and nobody likes to have the same scent as the other guys in the room.” His interpretation, “ It’s a blend of dark spices, vetiver, and vanilla, that has an elevated, luxury quality that’s hard to put a finger on but never fails to turn heads. He admits to sometimes layering his perfume with a newer fragrance from Henry Rose, Dark Is Night.
Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani
A sophisticated long-lasting fragrance said to be born from Volcanic Rock and deep ocean waters truly take us on an intense adventure across the Meditteranean sea. So it’s no surprise that it made it on the top 12 picks of best men’s colognes. Something many men have in common, tobacco and black tea. But this aromatic mix of geranium, sage, and rosemary with base notes of patchouli and incense this fragrance has become the perfect choice for Sam a true loyal to the Acqua di Gio brand since the year 1996.
Armani Code Absolu by Giorgio Armani
Let us not forget this amplified and warm oriental experience created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu. Described as daringly seductive this fragrance has made it to our top 12 best men’s colognes. We could not let this one slip through our hands. The work of the Armani Code men screams modern sensuality. Opening with fruity apple and energizing, soothing green mandarin mixed with heart notes of orange blossom leads to an exotic tropical paradise bursting with energy. And underneath it, all are base notes of sweet vanilla, suede, tonka bean, and woody note.
Spicebomb by Viktor&Rolf
Descriptively termed the olfactory detonation, A perfumery dynamite, a sensory grenade no wonder this one had to be added to our list of best men’s colognes. This release by Viktor and Rolf is infused with
Invictus by Paco Rabanne
Is this made for the Gods or by the Gods? We had to mention this one on our top 12 list of best men’s cologne. Non-other than the fragrance for the King of the Throne- Invictus. He who remains victorious depicted by hints of oakmoss, bay leaves, patchouli, hedione jasmine, and grapefruit. A clash of worlds between men and his very own olfaction. Described by some as a truly magnetic woody-aquatic scent. Dare not to interpret it- It will leave you in a whirlwind of a fragrant oxymoron.
Versace Eros by Versace
Every Man on earth should have a bottle of Versace Eros. 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.
Here’s why this fragrance made it on our top 12 best men’s colognes list. Made from Green Apple, fresh mint leaves, Italian lemon zest, the Versace Eros is composed for a man who is in full control of himself and his own destiny, a man who is exceedingly versatile because this fragrance is exactly that. What says strong like the passionate man-Versace Eros!
The strongest notes here are Vanilla, Mint, & Tonka bean making it sweet and masculine at the same time.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Intense
As with many of our best men’s cologne. One of the commonalities between some of the undeniably exquisite fragrance is a zest of citrus and a woody appeal. The same is true for Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue Intense. This fragrance has top notes of lemon and Granny Smith Apple with hearts of jasmine and marigold. Tapering off with base notes of amber wood and musk. As is the experience of many when a fragrance promises to be intense it often quite the opposite. Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue Intense, however, holds true to its promise. Who doesn’t love a fragrance that we can trust!
Andrew describes the fragrance as being aquatic, reminds a bit of paradise here on earth and just the right amount of fruitiness. Made especially for the carefree spirit.
No other fragrance screams power and success like the Trojan of colognes, conquering all others; Creed Aventus. Made in France, this timeless classic is one of the world’s leading fragrances inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor, French Military and Political leader Napoleon Bonaparte. The exquisite Creed Aventus truly celebrates strength, power, and success. Aventus, The King of all fragrances, broke ground in 2010 created by the skillful Master Perfumer Oliver Creed in collaboration with his son Erwin.
Olivier created its iconic name derived from a ("from") ventus ("the wind"), with an emblem depicting the Aventus man as destined to live a driven life, ever galloping with the wind at his back toward success. A must grasp for a true conqueror.
With hints of Birch and Black Currant from the Mediterranean Island of Corsica reminiscent of Napoleon and his efforts. The opening to Aventus is its best part of power embodied in a single whiff. Fresh, slightly sweet somewhat fruity opening with variations of bergamot as we are taken away by the Trojan into a pleasantly woody note with a hint of vanilla. The Creed Aventus has far superseded all others created in this brand. Created for individuals with a knack for success and a special zest for life. Simply magnificent! Creed Aventus!
Paco Rabanne – 1 Million (EDT)
Paco Rabanne another of our Best Sellers here at FragranceJa is loved by women everywhere. Every woman loves a bit of a “bad boy”. No wonder we had to put this on our list of best men’s cologne. Described as the scent of insolence, seductive and irresistible. It’s also said there is never too much gold for One Million. Easily recognizable because of its popularity. As was said by the late French Fashion designer and writer Sonia Rykiel, “perfume follows you; it chases you and lingers behind you. It’s a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk” the 1 Million is an embodiment of this, emitting a heady mix of Grapefruit, Mint and Blood Mandarin with Heart Notes of warm cinnamon, rose and spice easing into base notes of leather, Amber and Patchouli. Screams all together Power, Luxury, Wealth.
Salvatore Ferragamo – F by Ferragamo Black (EDT)
Composed of lavender absolute, Black Pepper Coriander Seed, Labdanum and Tonka this spicy mix created by Olivier Polge has managed to make it on our best men’s colognes list. The scent is described as truly unique, classy and urbane. A scent that lasts as long but not offensive; with a somewhat oriental woody aroma. Perfect for the office and also suitable for any casual occasion. The F by Salvatore Ferragamo is deemed one of the best smelling and affordable men’s cologne out there. Other notes include crisp apple, leather, and amber for men who are as comfortable in black tie as blue jeans.
Versace Pour Homme – Versace (Eau De Toilette)
For those who prefer fresh scents over sweet ones, this citrusy scent with a bit of an aquatic undertone is made just for you! The scent holds 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. This is a truly popular fragrance and our list wouldn’t be the best men’s colognes list if we didn’t include the Versace Pour Homme. Released in 2008 Willy says this one is the perfect match for a Viking. Another user of the fragrance says it is a scent that “Shines with such ‘lightness’ and that it is not a relationship of passion but one of brotherly love and trust. Should any love be stronger than one of Brotherly Love and Trust? A versatility King they call it enough for any season.
Bleu De Chanel – Chanel (Eau De Toilette)
Another Powerful pick on our list of best men’s colognes! A classic ladykiller, the Casanova of fragrances the Bleu De Chanel. What do other great fragrances have in common with this one? Its Woody Aromatics with blends of citrus, lingering with accords of New Caledonian Sandalwood. No wonder it made it one of our best men’s colognes. This little Black bottle personifies the true essence of determination created by perfumer Jacques Polge. Late nights at the office, somewhere else to be… maybe perhaps underneath a soothing body of liquid. Where do you want to be as your day progresses? With Bleu De Chanel you are exactly where you ought to be.
This scent speaks to the freedom of man- a fragrance created to expel self-confidence and independence.
Another fresh everyday scent. A little spicy from the incense and a fresh from the grapefruit. Not too overpowering which makes it great for everyday wear.
Thierry Mugler – A*Men Pure Malt (EDT)
Amen Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler
Continuing on with our trend of naturally fragrant picks, next on our list is the Amen Pure Malt. This fragrance is said to be the perfect balance between the oud and fresh scents.
The A*Men Pure Malt is another highly complimented choice.
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 bold and energetic fragrance delivers with a subtle and seductive punch.
Dior Sauvage (Eau De Toilette)
A fragrance inspired by wide-open spaces, to capture the raw freshness of the outdoors. A fragrance so powerful and so noble of course it had to be stated as one of the best men’s cologne. The top notes give off a burst of juicy freshness from Reggio di Calabria bergamot while the Ambroxan, derived from precious ambergris, unleashes a powerfully woody trail. The women are loving the smell of him! It was Jean Patou who said “Just like men, perfume is never perfect right away you have to let it seduce you. Dior Sauvage is perfect in seduction!