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Top ten male fragrances

When we think of fragrances, it’s often women’s perfume that comes to mind. But what about the top ten male fragrances? They’re just as popular.

Male fragrances have seen an increase in sales over the years.”

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Male fragrances

While women often wear perfume for any occasion, even when staying at home, there has been an increase in men wearing fragrances over the years.

During this time of year (Christmas), you’ll see TV advertisements promoting male scents just as much as those for women.

We’ve already discussed the differences between cologne and aftershave in a previous article.

Top ten male fragrances
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It’s just as important for men to have a long-lasting fragrance. Whether it’s for a business meeting or a night out on the town, men’s scents can set the tone and showcase their personality.

The men’s fragrance collection has expanded, and the deodorant section in shops now offers an extended range of fragrances to choose from.

Shopping for men has never been an easy task, especially when they have no idea what they want.

Shopping for male fragrances

Bring up the topic of shopping for a new fragrance, and they’ll often appear even more vague as you list off the choices in fragrances.

Do women purchase scents based on what men like or what they prefer men to wear? Somehow, it feels more like the latter.

Men don’t generally enjoy shopping, especially when the list of new fragrances is released, and they feel obligated to try a new one simply because their partner wants them to.

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They enjoy trying several fragrances at the perfume counter, even though it often results in them not remembering which fragrance they liked.

Sampling more than three can easily confuse both the mind and the nose, as my Duty-Free perfume post explains.

The opposite sex is often in more of a hurry, so if they had their way, they would probably choose the same one as they did last year because they like it.

They’re not usually the ones to purchase fragrances for themselves either. Birthdays and Christmas are good enough reasons to buy a new fragrance as a gift.

So, what are the most popular fragrances for men?”

Top ten male fragrances  (in no official order)

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10. Cool Water – Davidoff

First introduced in 1988, one of the most popular fragrances has to be Cool Water by Davidoff.

I remember this one from several years ago as one of my purchases from the Duty-Free shop.

As the name suggests, it has a very cool scent with notes that include seawater, mint, lavender, musk, cedar, jasmine, calone, rosemary, neroli, amber, and tobacco.

Almost every man (and woman) will have heard of Cool Water, a scent that can be worn for a relaxed weekend or a party.

Top ten male fragrances


9. Tom Ford-Noir

This fragrance is hugely popular and exudes class and sophistication, with the bonus of a long-lasting fragrance.

If you’re a fan of spicy fragrance notes, including saffron, black rose, patchouli, vanilla, oud, and floral, then Noir is a favoured choice among many men from this designer.

If you’d rather not wear the same scent as every other man, perhaps consider something else, as this is Tom Ford’s fourth signature scent and one of his most personal fragrances to date.

Top ten male fragrances

Tom Ford Noir


8. Dior -Savage

This popular fragrance, launched in 2018, is suitable for both men and women and features woody and floral notes of Bergamot, lavender, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Being a ‘heavy’ fragrance, this one is best suited for evenings.

Created to provide fresh notes when first applied, Dior Savage offers a distinctive scent that leaves masculine, woody notes as its base.

Top ten male fragrances

Dior- Savage  

Top ten male fragrances
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7. Paco Rabanne – 1 Million

The perfect fragrance for autumn/winter, this creation by Paco Rabanne is highly masculine and features spicy, leather, salty, amber, citrus, mandarin, orange, rose, and juniper berry notes.

While not the most delicate bottle to carry around, it is certainly a fragrance that will make you feel at the heart of winter. A great choice if you like to wear your fragrance to suit the seasons.









Top ten male fragrances



6. Chanel- Bleu De Chanel

The unforgettable and timeless fragrances of Chanel are suited to all seasons. Sitting in the woody fragrance family, this scent incorporates a wide range of notes, including grapefruit, lemon, ginger, jasmine, nutmeg, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and white musk.

Combining these fragrance notes, both fruity and woody, allows this scent to be worn all year round. Therefore, it has become a popular choice among men.

Top ten male fragrances
Chanel-Bleu De Chanel


5. Creed Adventus

In 2010, when it celebrated its 250th anniversary, this little creation was launched. It is a hugely classic scent that has also seen a women’s fragrance created alongside it in the form of Creed – Aventus For Her.

With its unmistakably classy bottle, this fragrance oozes sophistication and power.

Belonging to the Chypre family, this fragrance consists of a wonderful combination of fruity notes, including pineapple, bergamot, blackcurrant, and apple, as well as birch, patchouli, jasmine, musk, oakmoss, and ambergris.

It’s a classic scent that will never go out of fashion.


Top ten male fragrances

Creed Aventus 


4. Diesel- Only The Brave Tattoo

This striking bottle, with its fruity scent and affordability for all, is the perfect fragrance for the younger generation.

Belonging to the wood family, this fragrance has top notes of Amalfi Lemon, mandarin, violet, cedar, coriander, amber, and leather.

It may be too sweet for some users, as the bold fragrance is pure fruit and reduces down to sweet apple and mandarin before its base notes of sage and bourbon pepper come into play.

It’s also a long-lasting scent, which will be popular with most males, as there is no need to reapply.



Top ten male fragrances


3. Jean Paul Gaultier-Le Male

Top ten male fragrances
A bottle that stands out as a classic from Jean Paul Gaultier

Le Male fragrance often makes its appearance on our screens every Christmas. With a unique bottle shaped like a man’s torso, this bottle not only showcases its masculinity but also its long-lasting scent.

First introduced back in 1995, this fragrance starts with a hint of mint in its initial notes, followed by a scent of lavender, masculine cinnamon, and cumin. It belongs to the Fougere scent family.

Certainly, a bottle that will stand out on the bedside table and a scent that will turn heads.

Top ten male fragrances



2. Calvin Klein CK One

Who hasn’t heard of Calvin Klein?

A typical scent for young males that is easy to wear and unisex, allowing you to leave it in the bathroom and share it with your partner. It comes in a simplistic bottle with a classic style that suits the younger generation perfectly.

First introduced in the 1990s when nightclubs showcased this fragrance everywhere you went, this floral scent still sets the scene for memories to look back on.



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Calvin Klein unisex


1. Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Homme

Being a suitable scent for both men and women, Issey Miyake creates beautiful fragrances with unique and rare ingredients. A classic scent for any occasion, with notes from the wood/oriental family, makes this fragrance a popular choice for many men.

This one has a masculine scent, with top notes of yuzu and heart notes of blue water lily and nutmeg. The initial fragrance is fresh and unique. With heavier notes of tobacco, amber, and Indian sandalwood, it’s easy to see why this one stands out from the rest.

Top ten male fragrances

Issey Miyake 

Take a look at our perfume and beauty resources page for other scents and products.

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  • Grace

    Hi Louise

    Thanks for your post! It is just perfect timing for me to find your review ^_^. My husband’s all-time favorite is the Noir by Tom Ford and wondering which other option has a similar vibe to it, can you recommend one or two from your list please? 

    Thanks a lot!


    • Louise Allen

      Hi Grace, thank you for your comment. 

      Noir by Tom Ford is a gorgeous fragrance and a very popular choice of late with the men. 

      It has oriental notes which are based on floral, fruity, woody and spicy scents with ambergris so a perfect choice for men who like strong fragrances.

      Paco Rabanne 1 million also falls within the oriental fragrance family as does Cool Water Intense by Davidoff.

      As a more affordable alternate, please feel free to take a look at

      Within my website i talk about a company called FM Cosmetics. ( take a look at my reply to Sebastian above )

      We sell fragrances that have simulate notes to those I’ve listed, along with over 150 fragrances in total.

      Many people are choosing FM fragrances for their affordability, similar scents to the designers and longer lasting perfumes.

      I hope you find something to suit your partner and if you need any further help, please feel free to get back in touch and I’ll be delighted to assist.

      Best wishes 


  • Sebastian Ephraim

    As an old man I’ve got to admit that rarely do I ever use fragrance (in the past).

    But after reading this article I’m begining to think my options – you have some nice suggestions on the list.

    I’ve got to ask, are there any side effect to a guy who likes natural, fast and safe alternatives? If none then I really like calvin klein – that brand though

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Sebastian, many thanks for your comment. There are some great fragrances out there for men and many women prefer the male scents on themselves! 

      There are websites online who do sell natural- based fragrances but unless you have sensitive skin to perfumes, then i would definitely  try one. 

      Of course, designer fragrances can be pricy so within my website i refer to a company called FM cosmetics. 

      I am a distributor and we sell designer inspired fragrances that have similar notes to that of the designers. 

      We sell a more affordable alternative and our fragrances contain 20% perfume as apposed to 16% with the designers.

      They are more affordable as they have cut out the middle man, no tv adverts, no fancy packaging, no celebrity endorsements and no retail shops. They also sell samples to try. I’ll leave you the link for the post about samples for you to take a look at. 


      Best wishes


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