While fragrances make great gifts for women, the men in your life should not be left out. There is a ton of incredible and refined colognes on the market so it can be a little difficult to make the right choice for the man you have in mind. To make it easier for you to choose, we have listed down some of the best colognes that make great gifts for men. Without further ado, let’s check out the first on our list.
Gucci – Gucci Guilty for Men
Almost every list for best perfume or cologne will mention Gucci Guilty and there is a good reason why. This Gucci Guilty for Men cologne is an extravagant fragrance that works amazingly for any special occasion, like a date night.
The intensity and spiciness of the cologne come from pink pepper while the lemon and orange blossom provide a hint of bright citrus. The notes of neroli and French lavender pair perfectly for a seductive and romantic vibe and the patchouli and cedarwood wraps everything up in a woody and deep incense-like aroma.
Overall, this cologne is the best choice for the modern and hedonistic man, thanks to its exotic and incredibly intense fragrance.
Hugo Boss – Boss Bottled Infinite Eau De Parfum
Another go-to fragrance brand for many men would be Hugo Boss and this Boss Bottled Infinite Eau de Parfum is just divine. It is great for everyday wear so even if you are heading to the office, this cologne will surely get you some compliments.
The top note of this cologne is a blend of bright mandarins, energizing apples, and warm cinnamon. Next, comes the middle notes where you can get a hint of patchouli and lavender, for an unlikely musky and sweet combination. As for the base note, rich olivewood and sandalwood help bring everything together so that you will end up with a fragrance that can do it all.
Overall, this cologne would make a great gift for the guy in your life that is a go-getter and is looking to smell his best, no matter what he does.
Creed – Aventus by Creed
Decadence is the word to this describe the Aventus by Creed cologne and it is a bold choice for a fragrance, but it will work perfectly on someone who is full of energy and is a leader in life. This is a scent that better fits an older gentleman but a man with confidence can easily pull it off as well.
This cologne is inspired by Emperor Napoleon’s courage and heroism, which is why the scent will certainly turn some heads. This modern fragrance opens with some sweet scents of pineapple, blackcurrant, apple, and bergamot. It then follows up with some notes of juniper berries and patchouli which gives off a sweet and deep aroma. Finishing off the cologne would be the base notes of musk and oakmoss, which provides a nice earthiness.
Overall, this cologne is what you should get for the determined and confident man you know. It is great for the office but will also be lovely for a night out.
Tom Ford – Oud Wood Eau De Parfum
Tom Ford colognes can be defined by the word luxury and this Oud Wood Eau de Parfum is truly one of the most luxurious fragrances you can get for a man. This is one for the true perfume connoisseurs but even the average user can appreciate the distinct aroma.
The cologne features one of perfumery’s highly coveted ingredients, the powerful and expensive oud. When you get a whiff of this fragrance, you are first greeted with rosewood and cardamom. Then comes the smokiness of oud, which pairs wonderfully with the notes of sandalwood and vetiver. Lastly, tonka bean and amber finished off the cologne with some warmth and intimacy.
Overall, this iconic cologne would be great for the tough critic in your life that only wants the best. It is a unique and distinct fragrance that makes for an unforgettable gift.
Lancôme – Hypnôse Homme Eau de Toilette
Lancôme may be known for its more feminine scents, but the beauty company can also make some incredible cologne for the man in your life. The Hypnôse Homme Eau de Toilette can easily be the go-to cologne for someone masculine, thanks to the deep and musky aroma.
This quintessential scent blends the notes of cardamom, mint, bergamot, and orange for a spicy and refreshing aroma. The middle note features lavender, which makes for a wonderful powdery, floral scent. The cologne is beautifully wrapped up in amber, patchouli, and musk to give out a seductive and aromatic finish.
Overall, this Lancôme cologne is great for any man but works especially well for the powerful, the mysterious, and the masculine man in your life.
Yves Saint Laurent – Y Eau De Toilette
Yves Saint Laurent fragrances are for the cool people and the Y Eau De Toilette is made for the modern millennial that is ready to take on the world. The namesake of this cologne is Generation Y and is a fresh cologne that is full of vitality.
This energizing cologne blends bergamot, sage, and ginger to make a tantalizing top note, while the geranium, lavender, and white aldehydes provide some brightness and youthfulness. Lastly, you will get notes of balsam fir, cedarwood, and marine ambergris, a combination that screams power and authority.
Overall, this cologne makes a great gift for the youthful man that is always full of energy. It is truly a multi-faceted fragrance that expresses effortless charisma.
Christian Dior – Sauvage Eau De Toilette
Christian Dior is a renowned name in the perfume industry, and it is hard to find a list of the best cologne that does not include a fragrance from the brand. One of the best-selling for the brand would be the Sauvage Eau de Toilette and if you are looking for a cologne for the heartthrob you love, this would be it.
The cologne evokes a sense of masculinity with a hint of playfulness. You will first be greeted with the strong notes of bergamot and pepper. Next would be the ambroxan, a woody and musky note that is quintessential in any masculine fragrances. Lastly, the Papua New Guinean Vanilla absolute comes through to give a hint of sweetness.
Overall, this cologne would be a great choice for someone who is fiercely confident, in any place at any time.
Montblanc – Legend Eau de Toilette
Montblanc is a name that is synonymous with true craftsmanship and high quality, and they stamp that reputation into everything that they have produced, including this Montblanc cologne. Just like the name suggests, this Legend Eau De Toilette is one perfume that is made for the assertive and powerful man.
The cologne is the one for the can-do man and is loaded with top notes of lavender, citrus, and bergamot for a refreshing scent. Next comes notes of white cedar, rose, and fresh jasmine which provides a sweet and soft aroma. The profile of the cologne is concluded with the spicy and earthy bases notes of sandalwood and tonka.
Overall, this cologne can be worn all year round and would be the perfect gift for the no-nonsense, dependable man in your life.
Giorgio Armani – Acqua di Giò Absolu Eau de Parfum
It is hard to top a classic, but Giorgio Armani did just that when they released the Acqua di Giò Eau De Parfum. It is a reinterpretation of the brand’s iconic Acqua di Giò but the cologne is on a league of its own.
It is not often that you find a cologne that wonderfully combines elegance with masculinity, so this fragrance is surely one of a kind. You can get hints of aquatic and earthy notes, alongside the intense patchouli. Meanwhile, tonka bean and labdanum come through to provide a sense of cosiness and warmth.
Overall, this cologne is a great everyday fragrance that can be worn anywhere but it is also fit perfectly at exclusive parties and dinner dates.
Jo Malone – Wood Sage & Sea Salt
It might not be an exaggeration to say that Jo Malone takes the best of nature and puts in their colognes. The Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne is the fragrance you should get if you are into summer vibes.
The name of the cologne already gave out the two main ingredients of the fragrance – wood sage and sea salt. The two forms an unlikely combination to simultaneously give you notes of the sea and the forest. There are also hints of ambrette seed, grapefruit, and red algae to complete this unique and unexpected scent.
Overall, this perfume is great for the simple man who enjoys a good beach holiday. It is perfect for everyday wear and works wonderfully on women as well.