Top 14 Best Perfumes for Men 2018 Reviews

Perfumes are personal and popular items that reflects character. Perfumes are able to snatch our attention by appealing to our senses. It is good to smell like a working man. However, when time comes to freshen up, a perfume helps to make a cutting edge. One of the most common complaint with men regarding perfumes is that they last for a short period. This is because some perfumes comes in a diluted form. Do you want long lasting fragrances? We advise you to buy top- quality perfumes.

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It can be a daunting task to choose a perfect fragrance. After you get the perfect perfume, you’ll tend to rely on it for years. The perfume becomes part of your identity for a lifetime. Picking a good scent for a man is always a challenge. This is because you don’t want a perfume that smells nice to a man. All you want is a fragrance that drive women wild. There are countless types of fragrances out there with different scent concentrations. Remember to check fragrance concentration before buying. Fragrance concentration refers to the strength of a perfume’s scent. Perfumes that have a higher fragrance concentration contain less alcohol and more perfume oils.

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14. 212 By Carolina Herrera For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces

212 By Carolina Herrera For Men

Carolina Herrera for men was Introduced in 1999. This perfume contains mandarin, grapefruit, iron woods, and sandalwood fragrance notes. It is recommended for use during daytime. When applying the perfume, you need to consider factors that affect the natural smell of your skin. This in turn affects the way fragrances smells on you. For example, your current medications, mood, stress level, body chemistry, age, and diet may all alter the scent. Similarly, factors like dry or oily skin can affect the amount of time the scent will last after being applied.

Pros

  • Fragrances are 100 percent originals by their original designers
  • Have a long-lasting scent
  • Have a high concentration
  • Contains top-quality fragrance notes
  • Suitable for both dry and oily skin

Cons

  • Factors like medications may alter the perfume’s scent

13. Nautica Voyage N-83 Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounce

Nautica Voyage N-83 Eau de Toilette

Nautica Voyage N-83 designed by Nautica is an aromatic aquatic scent for men. Compared to other fragrances, this is a more recent fragrance. Nautica Voyage was launched in the year 2013. It’s top notes includes; sea notes, petit grain, and spicy mint. It’s middle notes are lavender, cardamom, and nutmeg. Base notes includes cedar, musk, and sandalwood. Nautica Voyage N-83 is manufactured in the USA.

Pros

  • Designed and manufactured in the USA
  • A brand new and unique fragrance
  • Contains high-quality notes

Cons

  • It doesn’t last for the whole day

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12. Guess By Parlux Fragrances For Men.

Guess By Parlux Fragrances For Men

If you’ve been a loyal user of the Guess fragrance, you will know that they had stopped production a few years back. However, since Parlux purchased the rights, the Guess fragrance has re-entered the market with the same great smell but with a bolder packaging.

There is a popular saying among fragrance users that says that a good fragrance is not announced but instead, it is discovered. Guess is such one of those rare fragrances that make a statement when you walk into a room. It supplements natural scent to give you a crisp, clean scent that you can rely on every single day when going to work.

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Long lasting smell
  • Fantastic smell
  • Great design
  • Not too strong to cause allergies

Cons:

  • External factors affects how long the smell lasts

11. Lacoste Eau de Lacoste for Men

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste for Men

Some people find that men fragrances smell alike. The Lacoste is different, it has the right balance of having a punchy masculine grapefruit smell without being too overpowering. Despite the fact that has a small capacity, it represents great value for money.

What’s more is that its low price makes it readily accessible to most people. You can buy it within a moment’s notice and don’t have to prepare a budget to get it. Also, the Lacoste comes in two options. There is a big bottle that hold more cologne and costs significantly more and then there is this small bottle that is affordable.

Pros:

  • Masculine grapefruit smell
  • No side effects
  • Pocket friendly
  • Readily available
  • Options available to buy a small or a big bottle

Cons:

  • 2ml bottle holds little fragrance inside

10. Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir By Bvlgari For Men.

Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir By Bvlgari For Men

In the fragrance market, certain fragrances are stereotyped for certain types of people. Certain smells are attributed to young people while other smells are attributed to an older generation of people. The unique smell of Bvlgari cannot be classified along those lines. Its exceptional smell makes most people choose it as their signature smell. Whether you’re old or young, there is no doubt that you’ll stand out from the crowd with this fragrant. The fact that it is a designer fragrant also adds to its verve.

Pros:

  • Comes in different size bottles
  • Designer fragrance
  • Unique smell
  • Lasts for hours
  • Rare to come by

Cons:

  • Expensive for an average Joe

9. Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for Men

Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for Men

Most people are familiar with the Dolce and Gabbana brand. It is associated with wealth and so wearing this cologne augments the feel good factor and makes you smell good. The One emits a spicy and woody-oriental smell that is intoxicatingly good. For maximum effect, The One should be applied on the body’s pulse points to boost the cologne’s smell.

Pulse points such as the wrist and the base of the throat produce more heat due to the proximity of blood vessels. Unlike other fragrants that dangle all over your face on application, The One has a good opening projection that does not consume its applicant.

Pros:

  • Designer fragrance
  • Long lasting smell
  • Unique masculine smell
  • Multi-purpose fragrance
  • Smooth, subtle, sophisticated smell

Cons:

  • Falls in the expensive’ category

8. Yacht Man Blue By Puig Eau-de-toilette Spray

Yacht Man Blue By Puig Eau-de-toilette Spray

The Yacht man Blue makes our list because it represents good value for money. Blue is one of the many products on Yacht Man’s fragrance product line. It has a mild, soothing and manly smell that is not too overwhelming like other fragrances in its price range.

There is no doubt that it definitely smells like a high end cologne. The low price for the Yacht Man Blue is a huge issue because it comes with a cheap made bottle that looks like it could leak at any moment. But since you’re the scent and not the bottle, it is well worth the money.

Pros:

  • For casual use
  • Designed for men
  • Pocket friendly price
  • Readily available
  • Large quantity

Cons:

  • Scent does not last long
  • Cheap packaging

7. AMOUAGE Reflection Man

AMOUAGE Reflection Man

The Amouage Reflection is plainly the most expensive perfume in our review. It has a very rich origin story. It was created by the legendary French master, Guy Robert, who drew inspiration from Saudi Arabia’s 2,000 year history of perfumery when he visited the Sultanate of Oman.

The 1.7 ounce bottle is well designed and when you open the Amouage reflection, you’re hit with a pleasant morning dew smell. Its smell is clean and not overwhelming making it ideal for dates and romantic night-outs in town.

Pros:

  • Signature smell
  • Greatly designed bottle
  • Niche luxury fragrance
  • Scent lasts all day long

Cons:

  • Expensive compared to other perfumes

6. Nautica Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men

Nautica Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men

Nautica has been in the fragrance space for a long time and its products have gathered a large following over the years. With the Nautica Blue the company took everything desirable about a cologne and wrapped it into one perfect package. The smell is amazing, the packaging is enticing and the price is just right.

What more could anyone need from a cologne? It would not be fair to compare its scent to a designer brand, this Nautica Blue has its own signature smell without costing half as much as designer fragrances. It has a nice, clean smell that is simple and non-offensive.

Pros:

  • Great bottle design
  • Natural manly smell
  • Decently priced
  • Good sized bottle
  • Cool, mild smell that’s not overwhelming

Cons:

  • Does not last all day

5. Cool Water By Davidoff For Men

Cool Water By Davidoff For Men

Cool Water is an averagely priced fragrant of the aquatic niche that has an intoxicatingly good smell. It would be insane to buy a different aquatic fragrance considering the Cool Water comes in a huge 4 ounce bottle. Comparing the price between other aquatic themed fragrances, you can save over 50% by buying this product and still get the unique aquatic smell.

This fragrant was introduced to the market back in the 1980s and followers of it can tell you that the quality has not dropped. It looks similar when comparing a vintage bottle of over 20 years ago with a modern bottle with the same great smell.

Pros:

  • Comes in eight different sizes
  • Combines different pleasant smells into one
  • Longevity in the fragrance market
  • Offers more with its huge 4.2 ounce bottle
  • Decently priced

Cons:

  • Doesn’t last all day

4. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray for Men

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray

Designer perfumes have their signature smell and the Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is no different. In fact, this particular fragrance has a back story in how it was developed. There is a male and a female version of the Acqua Di Gio. The fragrant was inspired by the beauty of Pantallerie, where Giorgio had gone to vacation.

The freedom scented fragrance created in the 90s is a naturally blended composition made from salty sea water, rosemary, and other minerals, spices, and vitamins. When you smell the Acqua Di Gio, you can almost smell the salty sea water and the Mediterranean breeze of Pantallerie.

Pros:

  • 3.4 ounce bottle
  • Designer perfume
  • Unique manly smell
  • Inspired by the beauty of Pantellerie
  • Scent of freedom with a subtle spray of wind and water
  • Rare to come across

Cons:

  • Expensive

3. Nautica Classic for Men by Nautica

Nautica Classic for Men by Nautica

This particular Nautica Classic was introduced in the early 1990s. A closer inspection of the smell will reveal a watery floral aroma carefully blended with a woodland aroma to give it the classy whiff. That manly smell is a direct result of the carefully crafted composite containing various blends of ingredients.

Nautica fragrances are readily available on the cheap and this Classic continues in that trend. It is no surprise that the brand has such a huge following. For those that want to try it out before committing to it have the option of buying the 1.7 ounce bottle which is also cheaper. The 1.7 ounce bottle is upgradeable to a larger 3.4 ounce bottle which contains more fragrance.

Pros:

  • Beautifully designed bottle
  • Classic manly smell
  • Blend of different pleasant smelling ingredients
  • Pocket friendly price
  • Comes in two volume options

Cons:

  • Doesn’t last the whole day

2. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray for Men

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray for Men

It is impossible to review the 1 million by Paco Rabanne and fail to mention its design. The gold bar themed look is a winner. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about its build quality. The shiny gold part is made entirely from plastic and does not feel as premium as it looks.

That being said, no one will buy a perfume based on its looks and build materials. The sole purpose for buying a fragrance is the smell and the 1 million is a winner. It has a unique signature smell. Undeniably, it is strong, strong enough to make a statement but not so much that it becomes a bother.

Pros:

  • Looks like a gold bar
  • Comes in different capacity bottles
  • Signature smell
  • Masculine seduction smell

Cons:

  • Cheap plastic cover: looks like a gold bar but doesn’t feel like one to touch
  • A tad expensive

1. Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men.

Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men

First on our list is the Nautica Voyage. It combines all the pleasant factors a fragrance should have to provide value for money. It is versatile and can be worn for any occasion whether going to work during the day or for a dinner party during the night. It has a pleasant, airy, fresh, clean, aquatic themed smell that is friendly in nature.

The most appealing thing is that all that greatness is availed at a small price. Unlike other brands that reduce the capacity and charge more per ounce, the Nautica Voyage comes in a full 3.4 ounce bottle to last longer.

Pros:

  • Pocket friendly price
  • Bottle design is fantastic
  • 3.4 ounce capacity
  • Great smelling fragrance
  • Reliable
  • Lasts all day long
  • Readily available

Cons:

  • No notable cons

Conclusion

As evidenced by our list of the best perfumes for men, there are countless options of perfumes available on the market. Perfumes are great at enhancing your odor and they also help project your personality to others when you enter a room. Therefore, you should choose a fragrance that is in tune with your personality. In short, there is something for everyone out there so whether you like strong scents or prefer more subtle scents, our list will help you find your perfect fit.