With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be considering buying a bottle of perfume for some of the men in your life. Perfume makes a great gift for many reasons. It is beautifully packaged, available in various scents, and will remind the recipient of you every time they wear it. You might also want to check out our list of the Best Musky Perfumes.
However, before we get to the top ten, I want to clarify the difference between perfume, cologne, and everything in between. I had always heard that perfume is for women and cologne is for men. In reality, though, whether something is called a cologne or perfume has to do with the amount of fragrance oil that is diluted in the water and alcohol. It gets its name depending on the concentration. BTW, we also have a list of the best long lasting perfume for women.
- Eau Fraiche (“fresh water”): This is the most diluted version of a fragrance, usually with 1% - 3% of perfume oil mixed with alcohol and water. Eau Fraiche typically lasts less than an hour.
- Cologne (eau de Cologne): This term is used for masculine scents in North America. Colognes are generally light, fresh, and fruity and tend to be composed of 2% - 4% perfume oils in alcohol and water. Colognes typically last for about two hours.
- Toilette (Eau de Toilette): This blend is a light spray with 5% - 15% pure perfume essence dissolved in alcohol. Toilette generally lasts for about three hours.
- Perfume (Eau de Parfum): Historically genderless, this term is used to describe fragrances for both men and women. Eau de Parfum generally contains 15% - 20% pure perfume essence and lasts between five to eight hours.
- Perfume: This term is used to describe fragrances that can be utilized by both men and women. Perfume is the most concentrated and expensive of all fragrance options. Perfume (or parfum) is slightly oilier than all the other classes of fragrances and is composed of 20% - 30% pure perfume essence. A single application can last up to 24 hours.
Okay, so now that we’ve gotten our terminology squared away, we present you with:
THE BEST LONG LASTING PERFUME FOR MEN
Being number one comes with a price a tag. This is the most expensive perfume on our list but for a good reason.Crafted in France by the adroit hand of Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Oliver Creed, this scent has become the most popular fragrance in the history of the brand.
Oliver’s Latin-inspired name for the perfume translates into “from (a-) the wind (ventus),” illustrating the Aventus man as one destined to live a motivated and inspiring life, ever galloping toward success with the wind at his back.Creed Aventus for Men combines inspiring fruity and woodsy tones, making it suitable for any occasion.
The reduced quantity of alcohol used to manufacture the product along with its low water content allows the fragrance to last almost an entire day. The intoxicating fragrance combines masculine notes with discreet tones, giving its wearer a seductive scent. The most notable notes in this blend are bergamot, apple, blackcurrant leaves, and pineapple. These are complimented by pink berries, dry birch, patchouli, and jasmine with musk, oak moss, ambergris, and vanilla undertones.
Crafted by the design house of Tom Ford, Noir Extreme captures the essence of the man that relishes in intemperance and dares to be extraordinary. This Eau de parfum, launched in 2015, gives men a dynamic and woody scent to match their bold personalities.
An amber drenched, woody oriental fragrance with an enticing and delectable heart, this composition opens with a blend of fresh citruses, warm spice, mandarin oil, neroli, saffron, cardamom, and nutmeg notes.
Its heart features accord of Indian kulfi dessert, rose absolute, jasmine, and orange blossom. Hot amber subtly balanced with woody accords of sandalwood and sweet milk vanilla comprise the base of this elegant fragrance.
Robust Far East influences make this a bold and vibrant scent that takes you beyond the ordinary. Noir Extreme also features notes of coriander, black plum, black fig, black truffle, Shoyeido incense, patchouli, and leather accord, giving this perfume a sweet and woody scent.The Eau de parfum is available in 50 and 100 ml.
This deeply sophisticated French brand offers premium luxury perfumes that have long been appreciated for their bold yet elegant fragrances.
Boucheron is not one of the most popular fragrance brands on the market, likely due to their highly-priced products. Despite its price, we know that you will love the intense and long-lasting fragrance of Boucheron’s Eau de parfum.
Boucheron Pour Homme is an elegant and subtle blend of woody and citrusy notes. The opening citrus and aromatic freshness scent give way to vivid fougère notes followed by deep and rich woody accents. Its simple yet sophisticated touch features bergamot and verbena delicately paired with coriander and basil layered atop patchouli and sandalwood base notes. It also blends notes from orange, lavender, lemon, orris root, and musk.
This scent appeals to a modern man with universal and timeless charm and is equally suited for an elegant night out or a classy event as it is for pairing with daywear.
The deeply sophisticated and intensely masculine scent of Acqua Di Gio Profumo is born from volcanic rock and deep ocean waters—an ode to freshness as sea meets rock. It is a spin-off of the Acqua Di Gio eau de toilette released by Armani in 1996. Compared to the eau de toilette, the Profumo has a lot more woody and spicy notes in its composition.
Crafted by Francis Deleamont and Jean-Pierre Bethouart, Acqua Di Gio Profumo features the freshness that is associated with Calabrian bergamot, neroli, and green tangerine.
The fresh bergamot and marine accords are paired with the deep and rich tones of incense, creating an overwhelmingly sensual aromatic men’s fragrance. The middle tones of geranium, rosemary, and sage pair elegantly with the patchouli and incense base.Impassioned and elegant, this fragrance awakens the senses and reflects desire. It finds harmony between freshness and opacity, hot and cold, the blackest stone and the crystalline blue of the ocean.Acqua di Gio Profumo is available in 40, 75, and 125 ml.
A sensual, neo-Oriental Eau de Parfum, Bvlgari Man in Black is a daringly charismatic fragrance, expressing a new statement of masculinity and is dedicated to tremendously charming men. It goes boldly where no masculine fragrance has gone before. Launched in 2010, this superb product has managed to remain on the best seller's list since it was initially released. The scent is bold and charismatic—inspired by the myth of the birth of Vulcan, the god of the earth, interpreted in a way that suits the modern man. Subtle notes of amber, woods, rum, iris, spices, and tonka bean come together to create a masculine and imposing scent.
Intense and luxurious, this Eau de parfum opens with vibrant notes of rum, natural spices, and extracts, then blossoms into tantalizing floral and leather accord extracts. The finish brings forth warm, captivating notes of exotic wood.All of these notes come together to create a scent that perfectly pairs with a more formal style of dress, infinitely seductive, like a man of mystery.The fragrance's woody notes make it quite alluring and appealing to women. One application lasts almost an entire 24 hours.
Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior features the earthy scents of a forest in creating this masculine fragrance. This long-lasting blend is the perfect choice for men that need to match a stylish look with a strong and seductive perfume.
Launched by the famous house of Christian Dior in 2011, this Eau de parfum spray for men, crafted by perfumer Francois Demachy, lives up to its name with its simple yet powerful scent composition.
Using subtle notes of iris, vetiver, ambrette seed, and cedar, this remarkable scent stands out among the rest for its woody and floral fragrances.
The top note of lavender pairs beautiful with iris, musk mallow, and pear all layered delicately atop a base of vetiver and Virginia cedar.
You will fall in love with this scent from the moment you smell it; it may even become your signature fragrance. Confident men wear this scent during autumn and winter for a variety of activities.
Launched in 2013 for men with strong personalities, this Eau de parfum from the house of Gianni Versace draws on Asian influences. Versace Oud Noir is one of the brand’s finest perfumes for men. It contains almost no water and just 1% alcohol, meaning that this intense fragrance lasts up to 24 hours.The seduction of a sunset on a desert, a warm breeze in the air giving the feeling that all is well.
Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir is a sensual and heady aroma. It is almost aphrodisiacal. Designed for lovers of oriental fragrances and the man with a strong personality, one of the finest ingredients of perfumery craftsmanship gives life to this fragrance for men.The perfume is crafted with ingredients of Mediterranean origin to convey through aromatic notes the character of the modern man. This fragrance opens with bitter orange, neroli, and black pepper notes followed by cardamom and saffron. These enchanting scents are all layered delicately atop an oud wood, patchouli, and Leatherwood base. All of these notes combine to create a stylish and masculine scent.
Infused with style and sensuality, this fresh and woody fragrance is effervescent with bright and dazzling notes of bergamot, ginger, and vetiver.
Full of contrasts, it is a unique combination of luxury, art, and modernity that exudes an enduring elegance, sure to appeal to the modern man with universal and timeless charm.L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent is magnetic and intriguing. Launched in 2006, this cologne was adored instantly and continues to rank on most lists of top designer men's colognes.
This fragrance opens with notes of sweet ginger, bergamot, and lemon. It then sweeps into middle notes that are refreshingly spicy including white pepper, basil, and violet leaf.
These then culminate elegantly on a base of tonka bean, Tahitian vetiver, and cedar.This intense and sensual yet light and airy scent is perfect for pairing with casual attire or day wear and is ideal for the driven and motivated man.
Tiffany for Men Cologne is the subtle refinement of crisp citrus oils blended with the rich woody essence of sandalwood and nutmeg.Crafted by Jacque Polge and launched in 1989, this cologne for men has stood the test of time. This elegant fragrance opens with lavender, green tones, mandarin orange, bergamot, cardamom, and lemon.
These top notes then pair delicately and harmoniously with a heart of nutmeg, carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, jasmine, cedar, rose, and anise. These scents are then layered upon the finishing notes of tonka bean, amber, oak moss, vanilla bean, and incense.This mildly sweet smelling scent lasts up to 24 hours and can be worn by confident men all throughout the year. This fragrance pairs perfectly with either formal or casual wear.
”Qui a de la platine" (literally, he "who has platinum") is a French expression used to describe an intense and articulate man. As such, Platinum Egoïste is a fresh, aromatic, and distinctly modern scent for the extrovert who isn't afraid of making himself known.
Launched in 1993, Platinum Egoïste is a woody floral musk fragrance for men.A combination of balance and power, this fougère-green accord features the aromatic freshness of lavender and rosemary enhanced by a hint of Petitgrain from Paraguay. Its heart blossoms over with a warm accord of clary sage and geranium layered delicately over a pure base in which the amber warmth of exotic wood lingers on.
This long-lasting perfume is perfect for the modern man looking to make a statement.
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