Top Ten Colognes for Men

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The Top Ten

1 Aqua Di Gio - Giorgio Armani

The best smell ever! It is a light smell, LOTS of comments from women. It is NOT a cheap cologne full of water. Even after washing your clothes... you can smell it. GOOD STUFF! PROMISE!

My Girlfriend loves it. This one makes it happen - preachinpreach

Good smell nice to wear

Being a woman let me tell you this cologne smells good on most men. This scent smells good to every woman I know and if we smell it on you then trust me, it ups your chances. Expensive, but worth it for the higher-quality tail that you will win wearing it

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2 Le Male - Jean Paul Gaultier

Sex in a bottle. Women love this stuff!

I own this one and its amazing! Many people complimented this and started to love this beautiful scent. It's my second cologne. I've also azzaro chrome which is still very good but Le male is better I think...

If I could only have 3 fragrances for the rest of my life, this one would make that list as number one (1) period.

Awesome own it trust me... I got compliment from a person who hates me... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... Best time to wear is night party's... Or on A DATE... best fragrance of chanel!

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3 1 Million By Paco Rabanne

If your desperately trying to avoid woman hitting on you because your afraid to come out as gay this it your cologne. It smells of failure with a hint of I can't afford toilet paper and just a dash of my parents basement isn't that bad. Take all those attributes wrap tightly in an adult who's battling bowel cancer soiled diaper, leave in the hot sun for little over a month then pour pickle juice and mayonnaise onto it, you may come close to capturing the scent. - Cush77

Clean good smell not to over powering and definitely gets peoples attention in a good way!

This cologne is extremely appealing to women. I've had moments where I have been to the strippers, and theyve all sad on my lap because of its amazing smell. Other times were this girl I used to date just licked my neck because she loved the smell laugh out loud. Needless to say, ill be buying one million for a long time.

My favorite of all time

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4 A*Men by Thierry Mugler

Every where I go people say they love my smell... Even the top sellers of AMEN admits it's the best smelling cologne, It's a surprise how I don't see this in the top ten. But again am happy because the best products in the world is only known by a few.

Honestly this is the best cologne I've ever tried.. I've got a lot of compliments from women.. The scent never goes away and that's what I like about it. It stays on forever women go crazy about it. Literally you can go months without washing your shirt and the smell will still stay on.

How this wasn't on the list I'd beyond me.

Nothing even come close to this.

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5 The One by Dolce & Gabbana

The best - smell and feel like a man

Easily a top 3 fragrance. Very smooth sweet scent.

Not sweet as a gourmand yet still sweet. Longevity may be a little sketchy at times. With the proper amount of spray it will last all day.

In my personal opinion, this cologne smells of amber, ginger and a slight hint of tobacco. I personally have this cologne, and I think it smells absolutely fantastic. I also have Paco Rabanne's One Million and a few other colognes, but it's hard to decide if I like One Million or this better. - braydonaweimer

This is the most amazing smelling cologne I have ever had. My dad gave me it as a gift and after I finished the bottle he gave me I went to the store and bought 4 more just so if I run out, I wont have to go a day without it. This cologne will get ladies practically in your pants. It is truly amazing. If jesus used cologne, I'm sure this would be his choice.

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6 Fierce - Abercrombie

I think it is a very underrated, but yet extremely great fragrance that can compete with other levels of men cologne. I also think that for it's price range(80$ for 3.7oz) is also a very good thing. I think it is much better then other it's most competitors like SoCal by Hollister. And honestly you can be as ugly as a dog, and this will get you women easily!

This truly is one of the cleanest sexiest smells, depends on your body chem, nice light feel on the body. I met a lady once and she just smiled and I could see the gleam in her eyes, as she looked at me. Smelling yummy is a good thing and this one is a winner.

If you don't own this cologne, every time you walk in a Abercrombie store you will instantly get a whiff of this excellent cologne and how good it smells. Its affordable and a must for any collection

This one is definitely the best. It's kinda expensive but it smells awesome. Everyone gives me compliments ^_^

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7 L'Eau D'Issey - Issey Miyake

My personal favorite. The ladies enjoy it. What more do you need than having her want to talk to you more... Just because you smell nice?

Bought this one after reading reviews on the internet... Absolutely beautiful! The fragnance takes you to another world, will definitely suggest this one to anyone who wants to have a signature fragnance.

After a one night stand I was forced by the girl to leave my shirt that hat this fragrance on it with her. Just one of the may great experience I had wearing this...

Amazing. Signature. Will always buy more. Worth every penny. Greatest smelling scent of all time.

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8 Dior Homme Intense

This is definitely a compliment getter. It gives off a lipstick-y vibe, which is the flowery iris, but every time I wear it out, I get noticed every time. It's rich and sophisticated and it lasts forever. Get your nose on it, and buy a bottle when you see one. Don't let this slip through your fingers!

Fantastic scent but hard to find!

Silage is beyond average, Projection is out very good, Last long...

ANY DIOR HOMME PRODUCT IS THE BEST

9 Homme Sport - Christian Dior

Just bought this one today and love it already! Several complements in the 1st few hours. Careful how much you use as it is really powerful and can be over whelming.

In the top 3, no doubt. All the real women love it, and more.

Bought it and smells define.

10 Guilty by Gucci

A balanced fragrance with hints of citrus, alcohol and woody aroma. The smell lingers for a long time and leaves a signature trail behind you!

I'm a high schooler. I tried this colonge months ago from a friend, and when I went to my best friend's house after, she wanted to hug me just to smell it. now I have my own 5 oz bottle that I got for christmas, and when I wore it when we went back to school, all my friends/random people walking behind me were saying "damn, bro! u smell GOOD! "

Only thing I'm shocked about is the rating on Gucci Guilty this is an excellent fragrance this fragrance should be at least in the top 5

This cologne is one of my favorites & it's not cheap! Well worth every dime spent! I love it so much!

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The Contenders

11 Dolce & Gabbana - D&G

It's rare that I smell another dude and want to know what he is wearing. That's how I was introduced to this cologne. I have owned EVERYTHING and this is by far the best cologne ever created. I retired it a long time ago, but in my heyday, I received lots of "my sheets smelled like you in the morning" type of compliments. Unfortunately, it's become pretty "played out" and everyone knows it and can recognize it and probably even owns it. To me, it's so iconic that I can't even grab a bottle and re-apply it. It would be like trying to re-live memories, re-live decades. If it's foreign to you. I definitely recommend giving it a try. It is strong, so treat it like a wild bull and go easy on it. It'll treat you right. I have lots to say about colognes, but this WILL BE the only one that I comment on in this forum. Probably not preferred as a daytime cologne...but I rocked that scent all day and night.

A great all time classic! Made in 1994 but still modern enough for today. Women at my office smile when I walk in, enough said

Ellegant, attractive, makes you be noticed whereverer you gou. Appropiate for men who like a strong and powerful smell.

I've tried so many different types of scents, but I keep coming back to the one. I always get a GREAT reaction from all the ladies with Dolce & Gabbana.

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12 Cool Water - Davidoff

I'm 65 years old and when I wear Cool Water the young ladies comment on how brilliant it smells. Their boyfriends were then more than obliged to purchase their own. They did not want to be outclassed by the older guys!

The ladies always approve. You cannot go wrong with Cool Waater by Davidoff. Some smoker friends have also said it somehow has an odd fusion with the smell of cigarette smoke and doesn't start to smell bad after a light but instead smells good.

positive comments from women - ssmith88

My favorite for over 10 years. Has a nice masculine smell, not like something like eternity for men which has that flower female smell after a while. Can't go wrong with this

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13 Fahrenheit - Dior

Definitely my signature cologne and the best cologne of all time in my opinion.

I love it passionately

I never cared for any men's fragrances until I smelled Fahrenheit., I crave the smell now. It's fresh, clean and sexy. I get aroused by the smell. I have smelled many men's fragrances but they all smell the same 2 me, fake and unnatural. Fahrenheit is absolutely amazing!

Want people to run from you? Want them to think you're the only one not in on the joke? Wear this. wear more than one spray of this and risk alienating everyone around you. this is a gasoline/petroleum nightmare that seems to never want to go away. body heat reactivates it, so if you happen to be so smart as to wear before heading to the gym or on a hot day, there will be a 20 foot bubble of nasty surrounding you the entire day. pass.

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14 Sean Jean Unforgivable

Amazing, simply amazing. Got this as a gift and instantly all of my friends that had put me in the friend-zone saw me differently, in a much much better way. This cologne is hidden yet strong so your presence is known but you don't outdo your stay.

A great smelling cologne for everyday wear... a very distinct smell that get women to turn their heads

Love Sean Jean Unforgivable! This mixes with my husband’s chemistry so wonderfully. We both like it even better than Aqua Di Gio

Made one of my first dates not so uncomfortable.. The smell pulled her in to lay on my chest during the movie! Pricey but well worth it.

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15 Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

Legendary fragrance

Classic. Still smells fresh and classy today. Male or female. Still one of the most desirable fragrances.

Distintive, refreshing, very good to wear on hot days and very masculine, clean, there is no other one equal on market this days, it's a shame that soon will be discontinued.

Classic< daylight< fresh and sexy> wish I can find... I would buy a Gallon

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16 Hugo - Hugo Boss

Oh yes... My date is likely to get laid for wearing this. Laugh out loud! - suthrnbell0105

Should be ranked #1 best cologne on here with Gio at #2
If you have never smelled this stuff do yourself a favor a find this stuff probably one of the most underrated fragrances of all time I think they even sell this stuff at Walmart now laugh out loud crazy!

Hugo by Hugo Boss is one of the best well-balanced male fragrances of all times and can be worn by any person in anytime-anywhere.

Yes I have a bottle and of Hugo dos and love it it's a classic and a great smelling cologne love my Hugo boss

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17 Eternity - Calvin Klein

My all time favorite fragrance.

A very crisp smell, but not 'in your face'. It never fails to attract a compliment.

A great fragrance to wear to work - light, citrus smell that develops into a more subtle fragrance by the end of the work-day.

It's a classic. I have a million colognes but Eternity always is the one I reach for when I have a hot date or just want to make sure I smell great!

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18 Emporio Armani - Giorgio Armani

Smells real good, makes my nose buds tingle.

It's a classic that smells great and will get you plenty of compliments

AWESOME STUFF FELL OFF FOR A WHILE THOUGH GOTTA RE-UP 1 MO GIN!

19 CH Him - Carolina Herrera

Anyone that knows much about colognes knows this belongs on top 3 of any list. But seeing Armani at #1 I see this is like high school kids voting.

CH Man Carolina Herrera..Very unique and different,scents of sugar cane and vanilla and some say leather,but very little fruit..

20 Hero - Prince Matchabelli
21 L'homme Yves Saint Laurent by Yves Saint Laurent

I can't think of any other cologne that smells better than YSL. I first test it in Carson's and have been stuck every since then. I can't really describe the smell. It's kind of sweet with a touch of spicy. I highly recommend it and don't see how it's not on this list.

This is personally my all time favorites and my main go to.

They all smell nice this one is my favorite a least for now

The best cologne I have smelled. A real panty dropper

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22 La Nuit de L'homme - Yves Saint Laurent

The best fragrance

Smells really. Really really good!

I've bought this for 3 men that's been in my life...the best scent! Only problem is it doesn't last long. Please add something to make it last longer. Or your dude can keep it in the car...lol

Best compliment you can get!

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23 Bleu de Chanel

This offer by Chanel is an all around woody aromatic people pleaser and woman are definitely attracted to it!

A great signature scent. And its a pantie dropper.

Versatile, fresh, masculine and classy! - VforVlad

I just bought this cologne the other day. I love the smell. Also I get so many compliments. Should be #1

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24 Mandate

This was my favourite for my husband back in the 80s. Smells like heaven in a bottle. If anyone still has access to this product I'd be ecstatic to find out! Gold!

25 Obsession For Men - Calvin Klein

Yes, Its been around forever and is the one all other colognes compare to... Mellow and sweet is how I would describe it... A must smell!

A great cologne

You can never go wrong with Obsession. A definate must have. The best of all time!

26 Polo Sport - Ralph Lauren

This has been in my stable for over 20 years and I still get compliments whenever I wear it. This is one of three “go to” fragrances that never miss.

It is a fresh-clean man fragrance having good longevity and sillage

this smell is like an aphrodisiac! - luvtoread

This is a bottle of Masculinity.. I feel like a cow boy

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27 Polo Blue - Ralph Lauren

Are you serious someone has a serious issue if they put Polo Blue in a ranking of 21 of the best colognes that are out there. This cologne is a top 5 at best not to mention the the longevity is amazing I damn near have to wash the scent out of my clothes polo blue is a definite top 5 colognes 2016

It smell so good ladies love it and man love it where ever I go I get the best complements its freash, lovely

A great Polo with a fresh smell. I've worn all kinds of colognes, and this is in top 3

Magical unique I feel happy when I put it!

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28 Versace Pour Homme

People obviously haven't tried this. Best cologne ever made for men in their 20's. Asked 3 girls at 3 different fragrance stores and they all mentioned this as THE BEST - one mentioned it along with davidoff coolwater and other with polo but Versace PH is the weapon.

Truly underrated and absolutely great smelling. With over 150 different perfumes this in my top 3! Can be worn both in a casual attire or classy suit. Great projection, silage and longevity. A must try. Not to be confused with other versace scents. This is called Homme.

Yeah, coolest smell - both formal and sporty... Similar to chanel allure homme sport

If you are looking for a totally unique and identifiable fragrance, VPH will never fail you. ALL women young and old love this smell. I often get complete strangers approach me to ask what brand of fragrance I'm wearing. But beware of fakes!

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29 Blue Stratos
30 Joop Homme

Tried and true...sweet at first, then ultra sensual with cedar bottom notes.

Nice smell. Comparably affordable. Long lasting.

best

Way to sweet

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31 Dior Dior Christian Dior SE, commonly known as Dior, is a European luxury goods company controlled and chaired by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH – the world's largest luxury group.

Sauvage

32 Bond No 9 New Haarlem

It's like walking into a Starbucks... Coffee with something sweeten it up and some cookies or baked goods being well, baked. Definitely gourmand and makes your mouth water up and everyone will notice that you are wearing it at a 8 feet radius.

33 Nautica Voyage

Something about this cologne immediately grabbed my attention. It has top notes of melon, which fade into a nice mellow base. My favorite daytime cologne so far.

Wonderful fresh fragrance without that "cologny" smell... It is bright, aquatic, even fruity. Best fragrance in years, and way better than regular Nautica, which I do not care for.

Very fresh and smell so nice.

Smells like a synthetic blend of salt, fake sugar, and dried apple but super overpowering.
Would not buy!
Scent 4/10
Longativity 10/10
Power 9/10

34 Cacharel pour Homme
35 L'Homme Libre by Yves Saint Laurent

Bergamot, pepper and patchouli. Very masculine and outdoorsy, good for all occasions.

A very unique smell that is prefect for the summer!

36 Burberry Brit

Very nice but there shouldn't be such a strong smell of pepper.

Very Sophisticated fragrance and pretty long lasting

37 Creed Green Irish Tweed

Creed is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world, having started in 1760. They use the best ingredients and create the most unique fragrances. Unfortunately, many of their fragrances are in turn ripped off by second or third rate wannabee's like Sean John, who notoriously ripped off Creed's Millesime Imperial. Davidoff's Cool Water is a complete rip off of Green Irish Tweed, which is much classier.

The real #1...get ya money up lil guys

I've received many compliments when wearing this fragrance, which is quite unusual because honestly, who takes the time to compliment anyone these days?
The scent lasts all day and even I catch a whiff of it from time to time. A real winner.

This is a unisex perfume that changes its smell as it mellows out women LOVE this perfume... yes perfume... not all perfumes are for women

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38 Lacoste White

Love it should be ranked higher just bought the big bottle today

One among the best perfume: Lacoste White from the famous fashion business Lacoste.

39 D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana

Amazing smell! Very soft, yet alluring.. The sent is intoxicating. There's nothing I love more than a man who smells of light blue.

Smells Amazing, this calogne is an old one but still very popular like the aqua de gio!

Always smelling fresh,such as rainy wheather

40 Brut

Still around after so many years...I adore this scent. It's not overpowering, just very gentle, clean and sensual but manly. Sometimes I take the top off the bottle in shops just to breathe in that heady scent. A real man wears Brut (or Old Spice - another beautiful fragrance). - Britgirl

Tried and true. Classic, Clean, and cost efficient. And even though it has been around for a long time, you wont smell like a Sugar Daddy

I totally agree with you :). - Britgirl

41 Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent

Unique and a knicker dropper!

42 Lacoste Essential

A personal favorite, this EVERYONE always wants to wear my sweater/jacket when I have this cologne on. If not the best it's still a must have.
Worth it.

Lacoste colognes all smell pretty much the same. bad. pass.

It is thr best, I wear it on summer, highly effective to attract women, I always recieve complainsnfor using this cologne, even it is a little strong, 2 or 3 sprays shoukd be enough

43 Armani Code Black

I just love this cologne each time my husband wears it I just want to be close to him it's sweet

Light without overpowering suitable for work. Settles down to a nice close powder smell after a few hours 1 to 3 sprays for 8 hours. Signature worthy and classy.

This cologne is the best by giorgio armani

My first cologne. I love it, but haven't gotten any comments unless I'm hugging someone :/

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44 Allure - Chanel

Very good stuff. I had a big job interview, went out shopping, did the whole nine yards buying a new suit, new dress shoes. I forgot to buy some cologne. I really wanted to make an impression. I told my wife to go out and purchase me some cologne. She came home with this. It's a little pricey but is very manly, very sophisticated smell to it. I got the job by the way and receive many compliments when wearing this cologne. Well worth it!

This should be in the top ten! Compliments every time I wear this.

Allure Homme Sport is great

45 Boss - Hugo Boss

What can I say? This cologne is BOSS of all smells.

46 Burberry London

Cloth bottle London is awesome. Bummed that most places don't carry it anymore. It gets more compliments from the ladies than half your top 10 list...

Awesome fragrance! It has a yummy cinnamon like smell to it. My favorite. And it should be on the first page for sure.

Ladies love it, a must have. Should be top 10 of this list.

Nice

47 CK One by Calvin Klein

Fresh and unique - Xenothor

It smells so fresh. I get a lot of compliments and even my friends say that what perfume do you use.

48 Gucci Made to Measure

These is one of gucci's best smelling colognes, it's really under rated but it's one of a kind for me!

This is one cologne I will never stop buying my man' I've had woman walk up to him and ask me if they could smell him with no shame! Girll, I'm not the jealous type go right ahead I'll give you the name of it too

49 Black Night Classic - Marquise Letellier

The Most Affordable on this List, but does the job For me... I Love my Perfume: the Black Knight Original! - Nirmal1991USA

50 Hugo Red

Verry nice, I like boss every guy should have a Hugo boss in his collection.

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1. Aqua Di Gio - Giorgio Armani
2. Le Male - Jean Paul Gaultier
3. Homme Sport - Christian Dior
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