​Best Colognes For Every Guy

On the list of classic and well-received gifts, colognes rank pretty high. Regardless of the recipient’s interests, everyone likes to smell good. Or maybe you’re restocking for yourself and want to change things up a bit. Either way, there’s something out there to suite any taste and any wallet. That’s why we rounded up a ton of options that range in scent, price, and everything in between.

Guess Seductive Homme Eau de Toilette
Under $50

1. Guess Seductive Homme Eau de Toilette

With woody, earthy, and aromatic notes (think: patchouli, pink pepper, vetiver, and more), this scent is a step above your everyday fragrance. Just a few spritzes and they’ll be able to go from desk to drinks seamlessly.

$18, Buy It Here

2. Jaguar Classic Black Cologne

As classic as the car itself, this cologne by the luxury automobile maker is equally as opulent without the same kind of price tag. It opens with notes of mandarin, bitter orange, and green apples, but is balanced by a base of sandalwood, cedar, moss, tonic, vetiver, and musk. It’s sophisticated and a completely necessary addition to their growing collection.

$17, Buy It Here

3. Demeter Fragrance Chai Tea Cologne Spray

Don’t have time to take a walk outside? Just one spritz of this calming scent will do the trick. Woodsy and spicy with notes of ginger, peppercorn, black tea, and cardamom, it’s refreshing but also warm and comforting.

$40, Buy It Here

4. American Crew Nine

The words “powerful” and “understated” don’t usually go hand in hand, but that’s the kind of scent this is, and the kind of man it’s made specially for. There’s a slight apple aroma with notes of coriander, cloves for spice that adds zing, plus musk and amber for a faint woody base.

$18, Buy It Here

The Art of Shaving Cologne Intense, Sandalwood & Cypress
The Art of Shaving

1. The Art of Shaving Cologne Intense, Sandalwood & Cypress

Nostalgic and always a crowd pleaser, this aroma is reminiscent of a traditional barber shop. Just as its name indicates, its most prominent notes are sandalwood and cypress, making it a suitable fragrance for any occasion.

$60, Buy It Here

2. L’Occitane L’Homme Cedrat Cologne Eau De Toilette

Crisp and fresh, but also bold, this cologne is designed for the guy that’s adventurous both in what he does and the scents he wants to wear. Marine notes mix with cedar, musk, and amber wood for a classic yet modern fragrance. Just as noteworthy is the metallic flask bottle which is a statement piece in itself.

$64, Buy It Here

3. Rituals Roi d’Orient Eau de Parfum

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s master perfumers’ trips to the East, this mysterious fragrance fuses smoky amber, rich musk, and a dash of white pepper to evoke the essence and spirit of this faraway land. It’s distinctive in its aroma from other full-bodied fragrances, inspiring a sense of adventure and travel with every whiff.

$75, Buy It Here

4. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Intense

Red is the color of passion, desire, strength, and power. It’s also the color of this striking bottle. Keeping with the theme, the infusion also blends red grapefruit, red ginger, red saffron, red sage, red wood, red roasted coffee, and red leather for a scent that’s equally as forceful.

$84, Buy It Here

Cartier L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette

1. Cartier L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette

This masculine fragrance is a fresh oriental with bold notes of citrus and the sap of Gaic wood. The aroma is weightless but also potent for a balanced mixed. And the timeless-looking glass bottle makes a nice addition to any bathroom vanity.

$105, Buy It Here

2. Prada L’Homme Prada Intense Eau de Parfum

Intense is one word you could use to describe this multi-layered cologne, but we prefer versatile. Since no one should ever be labeled as one thing, this scent captures the many sides of a man with varying but also complementary notes of amber, patchouli, neroli, and geranium.

$104, Buy It Here

3. Jack Black Blue Mark Eau de Parfum

Want to feel (and smell) a rush of freshness? This infusion neither over- nor underwhelms with equal parts watermint, bergamot, aromatic Japanese juniper, and ginger essence, plus a splash of thyme and vetiver. It’s crafted with only the finest essential oils so they can rest assured that it won’t dissipate quickly.

$72, Buy It Here

4. Jo Malone London English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

Woody but not in the traditional sense, this cologne opts for oak instead of sandalwood to create a deeper, more mystifying aroma. Using a process exclusive to Jo Malone in which washed wood chips are roasted at high temperatures, it gives off a richer, smokier scent complemented by notes of green hazelnut for spice.

$135, Buy It Here

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo
Giorgio Armani

1. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo

Envision waves continuously crashing against black rocks by the sea and imagine that bottled into a fragrance. That’s just what this cologne symbolizes with aquatic, aromatic, woody, and spicy notes. Its sleek black bottle is appealing to the eye, but we like what’s on the inside even more.

$150, Buy It Here

2. Tom Ford Oud Fleur Eau de Parfum

Florals are not just for the ladies. This darker, more unique twist for men combines rose and oud wood for a distinctive scent. It’s spicy and vibrant, but also warm with cardamom, patchouli, and hints of incense.

$167, Buy It Here

3. Le Labo Santal 33

A best-seller for a reason, this addictive fragrance is inspired by the American West. It instantly brings to mind the image of a crackling fire with 33 ingredients like cardamom, iris, ambrox, and smoking wood alloy, plus some musky notes that gradually reveal themselves as it wears.

$265, Buy It Here

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