Prepare your senses – this year’s list of scintillating colognes are sure to turn heads and transform you into the man you want to be.
Here we have a collection of the very best of men’s fragrances, from oriental, to spicy, woody and deluxe leather scented men’s cologne, we’ve got you covered with a couple of curve balls as well as some of the most iconic men’s cologne to exist.
1. Armani Black Code
A fragrance to warm a cool note, Armani Code is sure to fire up the senses of the opposite sex.
$69.99 / Chemistwarehouse.com.au
2. TOM FORD Noir Extreme
TOM FORD’s latest, Noir Extreme, packs a punch of wood , rose and vanilla. Perfect for your winter selection.
$168 / Davidjones.com.au
3. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
This fragrance has definitely gone mainstream since launching in 2008. Smooth and sweet and loved by the opposite sex, you’ve likely got a whiff of this one moving through a crowded club late at night.
$69.99 / Chemistwarehouse.com.au
4. Essenza Acqua di Parma
This classic Italian cologne is big, bold and fruity. A great addition to your summer arsenal that’s sure to evoke masculinity and memories of the barbershop.
$140 / menzbiz.com.au
5. Comme de Garcon Serpentine
After something just a little different? Comme de Garcon’s Serpentine will take you through Winter & Spring with it’s dark, outdoorsy scent.
$121 / mecca.com.au
6. Le Labo Oud 27
Le Labo’s Oud 27 aftershave is a firm favourite in the boutique community. Full of masculine oils and a touch of sweetness,
7. Hermès Terre d’Hermès
A rich orange scent that’s sure to turn eyes. This is a trusty first (and third) date parfum from French perfumerie Hermès.
$150 / Davidjones.com.au
8. Chanel Bleu de Chanel
The perfect summer companion, Bleu de Chanel has been going strong since 2010 with this sharp citrus and peppermint scent. This will be sure to win you a few smiles and compliments as you roll past a crowd.
9. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
The first male fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. The bottle is in the shape of a male torso and packaged in what looks like a baked bean tin. The bath products are shaped liked paint tubes.
The prestige version of the fragrance features a ‘bulb puffer spray’.
$59.99 / chemistwarehouse.com.au
How to choose the right fragrance?
A question that’s probably been on your mind since way-back-when, watching Lynx Africa’s “exotic mixture of warm African spices and aromas” across your TV.
Don’t wear too much. You’ve almost definitely suffocated in the lift at the hands of a complete stranger that went 11 too many sprays of their cologne or perfume. A spray across your neck and wrist is usually plenty.
Right place at the right time. Fresher, citrus-scented fragrances are best over summer or a day at the office. Leave your deep, woody fragrances for date-night. It just might be a good idea to have one for each occasion.
Where to buy?
The rise of online shopping means once you know your brand and scent it’s much easier to order (and reorder) from the safety of your own home. Website’s such as Sephora & Chemist Warehouse can likely save you a few $$$ too.
Need to try? Head to your local David Jones or Chemist Warehouse – these two behemoths stock most of the brands mentioned above.
Did we miss your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.