The first impression that a man leaves on a woman is related to the aroma, to the perfume he wears. The olfactory imprint is definitely an unbeatable weapon of seduction, and that is why choosing a perfect masculine perfume is always difficult for men.
Perfume manufacturers are always looking for new essences. A good perfume must be intense, but not annoying, resistant, but not too harsh, and especially to suit the personality of the wearer. When it comes to perfumes, it is good that instead of generously spraying a perfume that is too pungent, to choose a quality, aroma, a discreet and fine perfume that will remain memorable for the woman who admires you.
Find out which is the top of the best men’s perfumes of all time, as it is prepared by specialists, but also according to the appreciations of women who have smelled these aromas worn by men.
- Versace Eros
Eros de Versace is a men’s Aromatic Fougere fragrance. This is a new fragrance, Eros was launched in 2012. The nose behind this fragrance is Aurelien Guichard.
Eros Versace opens with an explosion of lemon, mint and apple. Each top note seems to want to dominate the others, resulting in a strong but sweet scent. There is an herbal element hidden in the background, which manages to cut the astringent quality of citrus. Versace managed to create a perfect example of “transparent” perfumery with the note of green apples.
Madagascar vanilla, then captures the essence, in a powerful way. Mixed with citrus, it feels very sweet, but not very creamy, the overall texture being quite powdery. Eventually, a touch of ozone freshness begins to make its presence felt. Once the smell starts to fade, geranium can smell better.
The perfume reminds, through the mixture between the top, middle and base notes, of the structure of a waterfall whose freshness and strong sound remain imprinted in your mind for a long time. Eros Versace has an intense longevity, flowing harmoniously from the freshness of green apples and lemons in the sweet but intense character of vanilla.
The perfectly sculpted bottle of Eros perfume is just the first clue that attracts our attention, it offers the premises of a solid essence, a reference for the male audience.
The image of the perfume is Brian Shimansky, for his photographic “recital” being responsible Mert & Marcurs, two famous photographers in Hollywood. Donatella Versace was the one who proposed the image of a gladiator hero, by a strong and determined man who overcomes any obstacles to fulfill his mission.
2. Creed Aventus
Aventus is the best-selling perfume from the Creed brand and is specially created for strong men who are looking for success.
If we were to do an analysis for “Aventus” we notice that the name is also intended for those who want success and power and Creed Aventus offers you a boost and security – A – “from” and Ventus – “the wind”. What this means? That it is perfect for men who let themselves be driven by the desire for power, fame and always run for success and a well-lived life.
The model of the container is similar to other Creed bottles. Niche houses tend to maintain a fairly uniform design. Creed doesn’t make a difference either. The glass has a good weight, being easy to use and hold. It is slightly sharp, with clear glass elements, combined with black and metal treatments.
The Creed Aventus perfume has in its mixture the spirit of the man whose ambitions in life know no limits. Evoking legendary male figures, whose visions of life and success have changed today’s world, Aventus conveys the thought of long-lost empires, distant lands and exotic ambitions.
What is interesting about Aventus is that, beyond his olfactory personality which is pleasing and attracts all women, he does not want to impress, but wants to create a simple fabric of life. Like life itself, Aventus is illogical, but eventually manages to strike a strange balance, just like the dull everyday.
3. Tom Ford Noir for Men
Born from the most acidic citrus fruits, encrusted in the creamy background of Tonka and vanilla beans, the Tom Ford Noir perfume proudly carries its oriental aroma destiny. Polished like a handcrafted artifact, Tom Ford Noir perfume makes a name for itself in the oriental category through its rich notes.
The vibrant blend of invigorating bergamot with lacy herbs feels like an explosion of energy. This sharp mix is then immersed in a rich floral arrangement, composed of rose petals, jasmine and iris. In these moments, Noir becomes, contrary to its appearances and name, a velvety perfume.
Its sweet finish is another stage of evolution that you can’t predict from the beginning, especially since it develops a few hours later from the first spray of the essence. Here, Olivier quickly draws the oriental curtains of patchouli, leather, smoke, dark amber and sweet bezoin. Against this “Noir” background are the sparkles of vanilla and musk, which give a pleasant spot of brightness to the perfume.
So, if you want to smell something else, either as a modern man or as a loving wife, then you can add Tom Ford Noir perfume to your collection. Unlike the classic Chanle Bleu or Paco Rabanne One Million, which you can feel at any step in the subway, Tom Ford Noir is an original recital, in which women can also find their echo. For a complete description, you should know that the list of ingredients abounds in exclusive scents, such as bergamot, verbena, pink pepper, cumin, iris, rose, nutmeg, sage, amber, bezoin, opopanax and vanilla.
4. Paco Rabanne 1 ONE MILLION
Paco Rabanne began his career in fashion, creating jewelry for Givenchy, Dior and Balenciaga and founded his own fashion house in 1966. He was noted for unconventional materials such as metal, paper, plastic and revolutionary models and extravagant. He was the first fashion designer to launch disposable paper dresses, hammered metal suits, knitted fur, aluminum T-shirt, fiberglass and the first to launch a collection of molded clothing.
Paco Rabanne also revolutionized the world of perfume, standing out with his bold debut perfume, Calandre, designed for an active woman and launched in 1968. In 1973, he launched the first aromatic perfume on the market for men, Paco Rabanne pour Homme. Paco Rabanne continues to make waves in perfumery, capturing the hearts of consumers with his bold aromas. Even though he gracefully retired from fashion in 1999, his name is still on the lips of perfume lovers around the world. Paco Rabanne perfumes carry the message of extravagant, combined with luxury and exceptional quality. They are simply original as life itself, as the creative power of the one who gave them their name. The Paco Rabanne brand is created for all those who do not need external rules, do not automatically follow ingrained habits, but look for something exclusive and, at the same time, original.
Paco Rabanne is a pseudonym that brought fame to the man named Francisco Rabaneda Crow. He was born in Spain in 1934 and, during World War II, fled with his family to France, which became his second home. He studied architecture, but found himself permanently in the fashion world. He worked as a designer for famous fashion houses, and in 1966 he founded his own fashion house and salon, which became appreciated due to the unconventional materials he used. For example, Paco Rabanne has successfully presented paper, plastic or metal clothing. Its custom-made models have always had the reputation of the best quality, especially in terms of finishing details.
The Paco Rabanne brand focused on both men’s and women’s perfumes. Carefully separate the inspiration for both sexes and create fresh, sensual aromas, full of vitality and energy. An example is the 1 Million range, which becomes one of the most popular men’s perfumes and, in the Lady Million version, feminine perfumes. amber and sweet spices alternating with those of white flowers and roses. An aroma for energetic and progress-loving men, who consider the exclusive perfume to be a special accessory.
5. TOM FORD Tobacco Vanille
Angelic, seductive and innocent. As difficult to describe as love, perfume avoids any possibility of classification. The only label that would fit her perfectly would be “addiction.” Once you have smelled this lush essence, you will be ready to do anything to get a bottle of the devastating potion called Tobacco – Vanille.
In ancient medical literature, vanilla is described as an aphrodisiac and a remedy for fever. Sniffing this vital essence, the wearer will be surrounded by a completely aphrodisiac scented scent. The feverish sensuality of the rich and creamy vanilla is enveloped in an alluring smell of English tobacco. The imagination immediately takes us to a seductive scenario, that of a woman dressed in cashmere and silk, who is enveloped by the kisses of an invisible lover.
The duet of top notes that opens the essence is strong, masculine, but also mystical, offering a sensual explosion for the olfactory senses. This duet is given by tobacco leaves and lots of oriental spices. The tobacco leaves offer masculinity and emphasize the first name of the perfume from the beginning, and the spices are feminine, spicy and exciting, offering an enigmatic wave over the dark tobacco leaves smell. These spicy tobacco leaves teleport the wearer to an enigmatic oriental atmosphere, suitable for both men and women.
Middle notes are an erotic game between male and female notes. Thus, the bittersweet smell of Tonka beans is highlighted by the dry smell of leather offered by tobacco flowers. All this bitter essence is beautified by the appearance of the aphrodisiac scent of vanilla powdered with cocoa. These strong contrasts are highlighted in the middle notes do nothing but outline the idea of unisex perfume.
The base notes are a real feast for the olfactory senses, because the sweet and fragrant smell of candied fruits appears with a special warmth, but this does not last long because a hard and dry woody essence begins to take shape, harmoniously balancing the whole essence.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille can be considered an innocent, chic, playful, charming, sober, sweet, incandescent and absolute aroma.
6. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo
If you’re not familiar with the fragrance, it’s a staple of most department stores. It smells like fresh water and is usually offered as an all-purpose scent for men (and women). But if there was ever a chance to sample the new Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Perfume…well, now we have that opportunity. In case you were wondering, “Aqua” means “water,” while “di gio” translates into “of spring.” This perfume is suitable for the mature public, who likes to highlight their elegance both by the clothes worn and by the chosen flavors. Designed as a tribute to the black stones found in the depths of the seas and oceans, Profumo is housed in a black bottle that retains the rectangular shape of the original, displaying straight lines and opaque finishes. The ostentatious black offers a strong indication of the basic chords, reflecting at the same time the brutal, pure and intense nature of the black clay, polished by the avalanche of foamy waves.
However, its versatility remains a primary objective for those from Armani, who once again thought of an aroma that suits all seasons, but also every moment of the day. We are also talking about an excellent choice for the office, an occasional party or a meeting.
The first thing I noticed is that it has a very strong opening that makes me feel like I’m about to puke because it smells too sweet for words. You can almost taste it burning your tongue. However, after that initial blast wears off within minutes, things get much better—but only slightly. There are some other interesting notes that come through which make it unique enough to keep around but also wearable. At times, this perfume reminds me of cucumber or melons—I’ll admit that sounds kind of weird since it doesn’t actually smell like either of those things, but I swear it does sometimes. Overall though, the best way I could describe it is “fresh and clean.” That may sound clichéd but really it’s true.
Since summer is coming soon, I decided to wear this during the hottest part of the day. Not sure where else to wear something this floral? Well, I guess you could try wearing it outside, but honestly, it probably won’t do well under the hot sun rays. If anything, it works best indoors. Now don’t take my word for it, check out the video below.
As you can see, it’s pretty hard to capture everything happening here. A lot goes on behind closed doors inside the body; plus, it takes several seconds to realize exactly what happened. So instead of getting bogged down by technicalities, allow me to boil it all down to three main points: 1) It starts out incredibly sweet and overwhelming 2) Once it warms up and opens up, it becomes more citrusy 3) After hours of being on your skin, it ends up becoming less intense overall. These aren’t necessarily bad qualities, per se, but they do depend greatly upon personal preferences.
On the upside, it lasts quite long without having any sort of cloying quality whatsoever. By the end of the workday, I still remembered to reapply throughout the morning and afternoon but somehow managed to forget until lunchtime. Still, I’d say it applies itself evenly across your entire face, neck, chest, etc., so nothing major went wrong. My favorite parts include the middle/top portion of the wrist area, the ear lobes, the nose, the chin, and finally the lower lip. What surprised me initially was that the sides of my head felt unusually dry despite washing them carefully beforehand. Perhaps it wasn’t due to the particular product, but rather the fact that I wore this for two days straight. Nevertheless, my scalp became noticeably drier over time. Another thing worth mentioning is that it isn’t overly greasy nor oily. Instead, it feels somewhat weightless yet simultaneously moisturized underneath.
One downside is that it leaves behind a faint aroma afterwards. While pleasant, it’s a little bit irritating because it lingers awhile. Plus, it’s not nearly as potent as it is right when applying it onto your skin.
All in all, it’s a fairly decent fragrance. Personally speaking, I prefer lighter scents so it didn’t appeal to me at first. But after giving it another shot later on, I realized it might suit someone who likes stronger fragrances. Or maybe it wouldn’t bother anyone at all.
7. Million Lucky Paco Rabanne
Million Lucky is a new line of bath and body products from the French fashion house, Maison Martin Margiela. The collection’s focus on youth culture has been described as “french fabulous” with clean shapes and bright colors that are reminiscent of 1980s style. The best-selling perfumes from the house of Paco Rabanne 1 Million (2008) and Lady Million (2010) get the new interpretations that come out in the spring of 2018 – 1 Million Lucky and Lady Million Lucky. A true bestseller, this perfume is one of the latest appearances on the list of the most loved of all time. It is addressed to the man who is not afraid to live life to the fullest, who pursues all his dreams and dares to wear a vibrant, strong and extremely sensual olfactory imprint. The warm, woody accords are intertwined with the sweet, gourmet ones (plum and honey) and the fresh ones (ozone), in a perfume that stays in your mind and soul.
The time has come for a new perfume, Paco Rabanne Million 1 Million Lucky, to complete the suite of fine essences dedicated to hard sex. On the occasion of its launch, the brand was a resounding success, which it did. Perfect with an imposing character, but weighted enough not to look arrogant, the new perfume Paco Rabanne Million 1 Million Lucky talks about the man just past adolescence, who experiences the first vibrations of maturity through a strong masculine style. The essence is a contradiction of citrus, woody and floral accents that results in the form of an absolutely conquering spray that places the focus on the silhouette of the modern man.
I love everything about the packaging – the sleek black box design, the gold lettering, and even the little sticker inside. Unfortunately, the actual applicator isn’t quite so great. When you spray a face cream or lotion out of an atomizing canister there should always be enough space between the tip of the nozzle and your skin for air circulation because otherwise you’re going to end up wasting all the product since it will shoot straight up into the air instead of gently coating your face. With Million Lucky Paco Rabanne however, the applicator feels more like a tiny straw than anything else. You have to squish down on top of the pump (which is supposed to release 2 sprays) until it pops open just slightly. Then you apply it using short quick bursts rather than spraying it generously over your entire face. Not only does this make less sense aesthetically, but I find myself accidentally missing spots on my face while applying it. Plus, if you use too much pressure trying to get every last drop out of the canister, the gunk at the bottom gets jammed under the lid. It’s a real pain! And then after you finish washing it away later, you’ll notice that most of the liquid dries up around the edges of your freshly painted canvas. So yeah…not exactly worth the extra money. If they had included a smaller version in the set along with the bigger one, I would probably rate this higher. As a standalone, despite being well-designed, its not nearly as good as other shower gels I own.
My biggest problem with Million Lucky Paco Rabanne is that it doesn’t moisturize enough. In fact, it almost seems to dry me out. That might sound contradictory considering how rich the scent is but apparently it works like this: the alcohol content makes the formula stingy and unappealing, whereas the water content leaves you feeling sticky and uncomfortable once you wash it off. But let me tell you something guys; it definitely gives you nice tingly sensations! Like many teen fragrances, Million Lucky Paco Rabanne contains high concentrations of neroli oil. Neroli happens to be known for being a super sensual ingredient in shampoos, conditioners, hair waxes, shaving creams, etc., but when used in a facial cleanser? Well then it becomes something altogether different. Here, it adds a spicy note to the overall floral/woodsy fragrance that may remind people of summertime activities. However, it kind of clashes with the earthier tones of the woodsy base notes. All together, these elements create an ambiance that suggests a spa treatment where someone is sitting next to you reading a magazine and sipping tea. The downside here is that it takes longer to sink into your pores compared to other formulas. Another issue is that it tends to sit heavy on your face throughout the day. Sometimes it lingers so long that it starts to feel greasy. Overall, we’d recommend giving it a miss and sticking to lighter toned cleansers like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Toner ($8). If you want something richer, try the Paco Rabanne eau de parfum ($105), which offers a stronger concentration of neroli oils. Just remember not to use too much because it could irritate sensitive skin.
8. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme Cologne
Armani Acqua di Gio pour Homme belongs to the category of fresh perfumes. This is a delicate but at the same time refreshing fragrance. Although we should be wondering what a marine note would be and what the smell of water would be like to me, aqueous notes have that strong blue quality. And the Acqua di Gio pour Homme has this blue character, still made of glass.
The perfume also contains some pleasant sweet notes, which fade the strength a little; for me, pure water has a very pungent odor. Notes of blue water, strong and fresh, with sweet accents that add a less abrasive dimension to the smell of pure water. The smell is similar to that of the pool water that enters your nose when you swim. The perfume is in a glass with a simple, curved shape.
The bottle is easy and pleasant to hold, although, due to its width, it does not fit well in my feminine hands. It has a metal cover, easy to handle. As the containers of Giorgio Armani products are similar to each other, both the font on the container and the concept of the glass perfectly fit the Acqua di Gio pour Homme product in this brand.
9. Bleu de Chanel
Bleu de Chanel is one of the new perfumes of the Chanel house. If you’ve been watching Chanel perfumes go on the market, you may have noticed that they’ve taken a few steps back from their classic style and become a bit more accustomed to the mass market. Bleu de Chanel is just another indication of this.
The truth is, he does a very, very good thing for sure. Combine every aqua base of men’s sports perfumes to form this amalgam of men’s sports perfume. If you are in possession of a bottle of Bleu de Chanel, you could replace every bottle of aqua sports perfume for men that you have. It’s so generic. Bleu de Chanel opens with a sweet, sharp, clear aqua note, which immediately reminds me of Dancing Waters, Cool Water and Essential, all together.
Bleu de Chanel is bottled in a lush rectangular bottle, made of pigmented material, with a metal lid reminiscent of their Les Exclusifs line of perfumes. Honestly, my favorite part of this perfume is the lid. I really like magnets, what can I say? The quality of the packaging is excellent, which should be expected from Chanel, and the design is simple but very pleasant.
10. Yves Saint Laurent Kouros
Every time someone asks about a strong and long-lasting fragrance for men, someone should suggest Kouros.
Kouros starts with a strong aroma of bergamot, which is supported by many aldehydes and a spicy herbal treatment, which increases the masculinity of this fragrance. You will see a lot of hyperbolic language in this article, because this perfume is strong. Point. It is a little shrill at first and, if you are not used to strong perfumes, you will have a headache or your nose will be overwhelmed by the situation.
Let this perfume sit on your skin for a while and it will develop a stronger, more animalistic scent, which introduces another round of spices and a little incense. This perfume is complex, being defined by its classic personality. Perfume does not seem to disappear so easily, as it is so strong and dominant that all I can say is that, by the time I had to take a shower, it still smelled fine of smoke, musk, spice, flowers and trust. Design: it is not the most interesting bottle you can look at, but I notice the relative simplicity of the package in which the men’s perfumes come, compared to the women’s perfumes.
Kouros, however, has a good design. It is simple but functional and would not look out of place anywhere a man would choose to use it. Nice to hold in your hand, easy to use and has an excellent sprayer.
It is a very good perfume, it is strong and it is considered to be almost classic. If you cope with how strong it is, then you will like it a lot.