If you are new to the men's grooming and cologne world, here are 10 classic colognes for men that are timeless and always in style:
1. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani is a Aromatic Aquatic fragrance for men. Acqua di Gio was launched in 1996. Acqua di Gio was created by Alberto Morillas, Annick Menardo and Christian Dussoulier. Top notes are Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmine, Orange, Mandarin Orange and Neroli; middle notes are Sea Notes, Jasmine, Calone, Peach, Freesia, Rosemary, Hiacynth, Cyclamen, Coriander, Violet, Nutmeg, Rose and Mignonette; base notes are White Musk, Cedar, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Amber. Link to buy here
2. Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Night Eau de Toilette 100ml
BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. is destined to become the secret weapon in the BOSS man's armoury of seduction, instilling him with the same compelling presence that underpins his success by day. A unique composition between elegance and seduction. An intense & spicy scent with a purposeful, edgy, masculine character. Link to buy here
3. Aventus by Creed
The bestselling men’s fragrance in the history of the House of Creed, Aventus celebrates strength, power, success and heritage – a sophisticated scent, perfect for the modern discerning gentleman. Sensual, audacious and contemporary, this rich and iconic Eau de Parfum combines tantalising fruity head notes of apple, blackcurrant, pink pepper and bergamot with a complementary fresh and fruity heart of jasmine, pineapple and patchouli. Rounding off this bold and elegant men’s aftershave spray is a rich, woody base of oakmoss, cedarwood, birch and Creed’s signature ingredient, ambergris, for the ultimate olfactive experience. Link to buy here.
4. Dior Sauvage by Christian Dior
Dior's Sauvage Parfum is an intense fragrance that combines extreme freshness with warm amber tones and animal beauty. Inspired by a wild and unspoiled landscape under a blue-tinged night sky, Dior Perfumer-Creator, François Demachy, composed this fragrance with Mandarin, Tonka Bean, and Sandalwood. It celebrates the magic of wide-open spaces and represents a new frontier with its enriched and extreme trail. Sauvage Parfum is a powerful interpretation of Sauvage that comes to life on the skin. Link to buy here.
5. Terre d'Hermès by Hermès
Terre d'Hermes by Hermès is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men. Terre d'Hermes was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena. Top notes are Orange and Grapefruit; middle notes are Pepper, Pelargonium and Flint; base notes are Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli and Benzoin. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Men`s Luxe 2007.
Terre d’Hermès: conceived in 2006 by Jean-Claude Ellena, Terre d’Hermès is a metaphor for materials, a matrix that speaks of territory as well as matter, earth, and roots.This vertically structured scent is based on an alchemy of wood, the scent first introduces the gaity of orange, the bitterness of grapefruit and the vivacity of pepper and of fresh spices. This “vegetality” flirts with the mineral effect of flint and the coarseness of vetiver. Dominated by cedar, the fragrance goes deeper with the sweetness of resins and the impalpable voluptuousness of benzoin.
6. Fahrenheit by Christian Dior
Fahrenheit, a revolutionary modern fragrance, features mandarin as its exotic top note, offering fresh and fruity accents. Violet, a surprising heart note, produces a unique and powerful fragrance with green, vegetable, and slightly flowery notes. Leather, a base note in Fahrenheit, was originally created to imitate the scent of Russian leather used to make hussars' boots, featuring burnt, smoky, birch, styrax, and cade notes. The fragrance offers a virile, delicate, and rounded aroma with warm cedar, patchouli, and leather drydown. Link to buy here.
7. Platinum Égoïste by Chanel
Introducing PLATINUM ÉGOÏSTE, the perfect scent for the bold and confident man. This eau de toilette boasts an energetic and fresh fougère-vert accord, composed of Lavender, Rosemary, and Petitgrain from Paraguay. A heart of Clary Sage and Geranium adds a virile touch, while the exotic wood base creates a warm and pure finish. Inspired by the French expression "Qui a de la platine," PLATINUM ÉGOÏSTE is the olfactory portrait of a man with an extraverted, almost provocative personality. Embrace your boldness and stand out with PLATINUM ÉGOÏSTE. Link to purchase here.
8. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
Le Male, as virile as it is sexy, pays tribute to the mythical figure that has forever inspired Jean Paul Gaultier: the sailor. This men's perfume has an unconventional vision of masculinity. Lavender, referencing the familiar and reassuring smell of shaving soap, is enhanced with the sensuality of vanilla.9. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne. A torso-bottle with assertive masculine attributes. The transparent glass reveals the form of the emblematic garment of the Jean Paul Gaultier man’s wardrobe: the sailor’s shirt, a symbol of freedom and seduction. AMBER AROMATIC: The power and freshness of mint. Lavender, evoking the familiar, comforting scent of shaving soap, is transformed by the sensuality of vanilla. Link to buy here.
10. Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
Spicebomb is an instant olfactory detonation of addictive scents. This fragrance makes no concessions and the man who wears it knows what he wants. Strong, bold and unforgiving, Spicebomb explodes into a shower of sexy masculinity.
The spicy cold pepper essence kick-off an addictive scent that contrasts with the heart of this fragrance formed by the hot cinnamon leaves to present a powerful and enticing aroma. Tobacco accord captivates all senses dominated by an ambery woody rich strength. The solid masculine aura promises depth and a captivating sense of mystery about the men who wear this fragrance. He exudes confidence, is well-groomed and follows his instincts. Crafted by Viktor&Rolf, Spicebomb unleashes the provocative side of a man who understands the lure of an unforgettable Eau de Toilette. Link to purchase here.
These colognes have been popular for years and are still some of the most sought-after fragrances in the world. Whether you're looking for something fresh and light, or something more intense and masculine, there's a scent on this list that's sure to suit your preferences. Remember, choosing the right cologne is all about finding something that makes you feel confident and sophisticated, so take your time to find the perfect scent for you.
See you next time, guys!
The BarberBoss Team