Cologne,  Perfumes

Cologne for teenage guys

Fragrances are not just for men and women. Teenagers love to smell good, so we decided to look at suitable cologne for teenage guys.

The fragrance and skincare world has been famous for many years. Whether it’s a shower gel, deodorant or something more substantial, we all use scents in some form that’s built into our daily routine.

Of course, many men and women don’t enjoy wearing fragrances, and that’s perfectly fine. Their skin may be too sensitive, or they just haven’t found the right scent for them.

Young girls, in particular, are influenced by their favourite pop idols and what perfume they are currently endorsing or have had some input into creating their unique scent. Every other celebrity has had a fragrance either endorsed with their name or has made their line of perfumes or aftershaves for the world to try.

Teenage boys are similar when it comes to being influenced. They may not follow the pop and superstar era as much as female teenagers, but they are still influenced by fashion, music, TV, and the latest video games.

When I was young and attending school, it wasn’t an item that I would spritz every day before heading off for my day of learning. Nowadays, fragrances are more popular with the younger generation, and there’s a concoction of scents around the school building and in the classroom.

Deodorants are introduced as teenagers hit around 13/14 when it becomes necessary for hygiene and the dreaded hormones start to surface. What we could get away with and not sweat after an afternoon of PE isn’t the case when we reach puberty.

My eldest son was about 14 years old when he became interested in wearing more than just a deodorant to school. I also remember him being more interested in taking regular showers! Maybe it’s a boy thing!

Choosing the right scent


It is important not to choose a fragrance that is too strong for a youngster. The best option is to aim for more subtle scents that still allow young people to feel good about themselves while keeping the fragrance to a minimum.

These days, there are more options for layering a scent, which works well for those not keen on solid fragrances. With so many colognes on the market today, finding one that is suitable can be tricky.

Whether you’re into sports and prefer light scents or enjoy more spicy notes to match your mood or outfit, there will be something to suit everyone. Colognes, like perfume, come in different strengths, so you can choose the one that best fits the time of day, your outfit, and your surroundings.

If you need one to last all day, perhaps for attending a wedding, a longer-lasting scent works well without the need to reapply. That’s more of a female thing. We like keeping a bottle in our handbag for that quick spritz to freshen up.

Teenagers like easygoing fragrance notes that still have masculinity and noticeable scents. Working in the perfume industry gives my two sons an excellent opportunity to try every sample in my fragrance case.

Cologne for teenage guys
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Buy samples to try

Try samples if you are thinking of changing your current scent or buying one for the first time. Everyone reacts differently to fragrances, and what will suit one person won’t necessarily suit another, so it’s great to try a scent sample before you purchase.

If you have a favourite scent or would like to see the selection of body lotions, moisturisers, and shower gels for men, women, and unisex, pop along to our shop. We have over 150 to choose from. Our perfumes and aftershaves are inspired by designer brands, so their perfume notes are very similar.

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We already know that as soon as we spray on our favourite scent, it lifts our mood and sets us up for the rest of the day. If somebody happens to comment on what fragrance you are wearing, it shows that you have chosen the right one for you, and they like it, too. Being a teenager is challenging, we’ve all been through it and first impressions do last.

We are very aware of our surroundings and our peers, and we may meet and make new friends. So we must get it right with how we dress, how we conduct ourselves, and how good we smell. That’s always going to be a good thing.


Cologne for teenage guys

Nowadays, teenagers have a range of fashion senses, from wearing tracksuit outfits to baggy trousers or jeans. No two teenagers will dress the same, so we don’t expect them to wear the same scent as their friends.

We all dress for comfort, and today’s teenagers are no exception. I can’t remember the last time my children wore jeans, if I’m honest. It’s leaning more towards tracksuit bottoms, zip-up hoodies and T-shirts. Loose clothing can be worn everywhere, and there are innovative options to buy, too.

What type of cologne is suitable for teenage guys?

Firstly, we need to consider their fashion sense and lifestyle. It’s also important to remember that some places, such as certain schools or colleges, may not allow the use of fragrances.

But if you find one with very subtle fragrance notes, the scent can almost go unnoticed by others. I don’t feel that schools are as restricted as they used to be regarding clothing, make-up, perfume, etc.

Teachers know that today’s youngsters want to look and feel good, and there isn’t any harm in wearing a light fragrance, the same way we would spray on deodorant.

We are mindful of teenagers today and the pressures of life that significantly impact their mental health and how they feel about themselves. There are so many more demands I feel for youngsters, especially when I look back at when I was at school. Every young lad wants to feel sophisticated, so let’s look at some of 2023’s popular colognes.


Top 5 cologne scents for guys -2023

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Calvin Klein – Eternity For Men

This popular scent is always a hit with the male generation. With a fresh, citrus aroma that sits in the fougre family of fragrance notes, Eternity For Men suits the daytime fragrance wearer during the warm, summer season. It perfectly complements any young male, whether they are going to work, off to college, or still at school. Not many young lads will have heard of this scent, as it’s been around since 1990.

Fragrance notes

Top notes: lavender, bergamot, lemon, Mandarin orange

Middle notes: sage, basil, juniper berries, orange blossom, lily-of-the-valley, lily, geranium, jasmine, coriander

Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, amber, use, Brazilian rosewood

Aqua Di Gio For Men by Georgio Armani

Launched in 2022, this fresh, aquatic scent is suitable for those who enjoy citrus, spicy, and woody aromas. It works well as a daytime cologne, giving an uplifting and unmistakable scent.

Cologne for teenage guys

Acqua Di Gio

Fragrance notes

Top notes: sea notes, green mandarin

Middle notes: geranium, clary sage, lavender

Base notes: mineral notes, patchouli, vetiver

D & G Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce and Gabbana

In 2007, we were introduced to this long-lasting citrus and aromatic scent for men. The salty sea water notes are first noticeable, and this scent gives a beach-like feel.

It is one of those colognes that you could purchase for anyone, and they would likely enjoy its scent. It’s summer ocean vibes as the musk sits perfectly on the skin for the rest of the day.

It is a clean, fresh, go-to scent for any teenager and perfect for all-year-round wear.

Top notes: bergamot, grapefruit, Sicilian mandarin, juniper

Middle notes: rosemary, pepper, Brazilian rosewood

Base notes: incense, musk, oakmoss

Nautica voyage Cologne, the teenage guys

The bottle alone gives off a masculine and boyish vibe as we are introduced to a woody yet fresh offering from Nautica. It borders on a romantic fragrance that fits the male who likes to live life by his own rules. It is one of those scents that you can’t go wrong with purchasing if you like the idea of fresh apples and cucumber with an uplifting sillage of musk and amber notes.

Top notes: apple, green leaves

Middle notes: lotus, mimosa

Base notes: cedar, musk, oakmoss, amber

The Dreamer by Versace

This 2010 cologne may not be everyone’s choice with its tobacco-based note. Nonetheless, with a floral and ‘dreamy‘ feel to its aroma, it’s a popular choice even as a unisex fragrance and suitable for all year around. The floral notes balance out any heaviness that some may experience. Worth a try.

Cologne for teenage boys

Versace The Dreamer After Shave Lotion 3.3 FL. OZ. Sealed Box. Vintage

Top notes: juniper, tarragon, artemisia

Middle notes: iris, lily, flax

Base notes: tobacco blossom, amber


Selecting the ideal cologne for teenage guys can be an exciting and transformative experience. Fragrance plays a significant role in personal grooming, self-expression, and confidence-building for young individuals.

Throughout this article, we explored various factors to consider when choosing cologne for teenagers, ranging from scent profiles and longevity to budget-friendly and allergen-free choices. Understanding the teenage guy’s preferences, personality, and lifestyle is crucial when embarking on this fragrant journey.

One can discover scents that resonate with one’s unique style and amplify one’s self-assurance by considering individuality. It is important to remember that fragrance is subjective and has no fixed rules or limitations regarding personal choices.

Experimentation and exploration are critical aspects of finding the perfect cologne that resonates with a teenage guy’s character and complements his daily routine. As we have explored, a diverse range of cologne options are available, from fresh and sporty to warm and sophisticated fragrances.

One should encourage teenagers to try different scents, allowing them to discover their preferences and establish their signature scent. This journey allows them to express their individuality and build their self-image with confidence.

Additionally, it is crucial to consider the quality, affordability, and safety of cologne choices. Opting for reputable brands, examining customer reviews, and ensuring allergen-free ingredients can help teenagers make informed decisions that align with their values and well-being.

Lastly, personal hygiene and moderation in fragrance application should not be overlooked.

Encouraging teenagers to embrace a holistic approach to grooming, including regular showers, clean clothes, and subtle cologne usage, will ensure they project an overall positive and refreshing impression.

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  • Liam Tremblay

    I think  all the products that you mentioned are great.This post wonderfully captures the essence of considering teenagers’ individuality and fashion choices when it comes to selecting a cologne. The mention of subtle fragrances and the understanding that schools are becoming more open to personal grooming choices shows a refreshing perspective. It’s evident that the author genuinely cares about teenagers’ well-being, mental health, and self-confidence. This positive approach to fashion and fragrance truly resonates with me as a satisfied reader. Well done!

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Liam, 

      Thank you for your kind comments on my article. Yes it’s important to include the youngsters when we think about fragrances as they too like to look and feel good about themselves. Even more so now I feel.

      I’m pleased you enjoyed reading my article.

      All the best


  • Korey

    I really like how you dedicated a post/page of content for men’s taste in cologne. Right off the bat I thought I was going to be reading about women’s perfume and fragrance products. But I really like how you broke down a list of some really good smelling cologne for not only teenage boys but for guys in general. I will keep your page bookmarked for my future cologne buying decisions. Thank you keep up the good work!

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Korey,
      Thanks for reading my article. Yes I felt that it was important to share some fragrance ideas for the teenager boys as the perfume world is very much dominated by females.

      Both my boys love cologne so they have the chance to try every sample that I have before they pick one.

      It would normally cost me a fortune, but being a distributor for FM WORLD, I am able to buy designer inspired fragrances for them as a fraction of the cost. You can take a look here if this is something of interest to you.

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