Best fragrances for men (2018)

Most popular men’s cologne is already known to many people. Of course, the reason to choose a fragrance or perfume over another may vary person to person. But in terms of general public opinion on a large scale and the characteristics of the scents themselves… We made a list.

Here is a list of our most preferred perfume & fragrances in 2018, these can be found anywhere online or in your nearest retail stores or fragrance outlet. Our most popular men’s cologne list consists of some of the best products that you might have already heard about. But also some unique ones which you probably have gazed your eyes upon yet.  All fragrance that is listed below are hand picked from hundreds of men’s cologne brands, so they surely deserve a spot on the list of best perfumes/fragrances in 2018.

The fragrance is mostly misunderstood by people because they don’t know the difference between fragrance and perfume or cologne. Many people assume that cologne is especially for men, perfume for women. But both the terms only point to the concentration of scent oils in the fragrance, which is itself the basic term.

Most popular men’s cologne in 2018

The list below contains both expensive and everyday cologne for men. And the products are categorized according to the popular vote. Go through our list of most popular men’s cologne and let us know which one you like the most.

1. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Cologne


Price: 47$

Acqua Di Gio Cologne by Giorgio Armani has the splendid new aroma of citrus mixed with a rosemary and jasmine. The woody fragrance for men inspires the freedom of the outside with the somewhat severe citrus tone. It provides the figment of new breezes in tropical climes.

It’s difficult to smell Acqua di Giò and not have an intuitive response. It’s one of a few fragrances that can be immediately recognized. Regardless of how often you’ve gotten a whiff of it, some primal piece of your cerebrum illuminates when you breathe in the fragrance With such a great amount of assortment in one bottle, it must be top on our rundown of most popular men’s cologne.

2. Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne


Price: 115$

Introduced in 1916, Acqua di Palma’s signature Colonia fragrance has stood the liking of the era. This cologne is perfect for those of us who have to work in the heat of the sun. Until this day this cologne has lived up to its reputation of being among the most popular men’s cologne.

Acqua Di Parma Colonia was presented as a citrus fragrance. It was composed of lavender, rosemary, Sicilian citrus, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, amber and light musk. … It comes as a 180ml bath oil and Eau de Parfum. There is another version of this fragrance, the limited edition for 2007, named Colonia Edizione Murano.

3. Guess Seductive Homme Bluemost-popular-men-cologne

Price: 21$

Guess had expanded its Guess Seductive line of fragrances with the  Guess Seductive Homme Blue in 2012. This was the second men’s fragrance of the collection in its launching year. The fragrance is refreshing, airy and sensual.

The fragrance is for every that person who wants personality traits like being legendary, bold, hot, and sexy. The scent will let you feel the depth of the sees, filled with sexiness and woody tones. The cologne is introduced by perfumer Guillaume Flavigny.

The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette with shower gel and deodorant.

4. Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute Eau de Parfum


Price: 162$

The Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute Eau de Parfum has tinges of bergamot, nutmeg, and saffron. The fragrance finishes with a blend of sandalwood and vanilla for a muskier scent, which means you can still smell it after half an hour on a packed Southern train (thank god).

This cologne is a great example of a fragrance that develops upon only a few known spicy fragrances and adds enough to name to the list of most popular colognes in 2018. The fragrances it builds upon are Victor and Rolf’s Spicebomb, Original Santal, and a woman’s fragrance Juicy Couture Gold. The opening is right up the Original Santal formula of that clean cinnamon note which right off the bat puts it into the gourmand realm. Next up you’re going to get a very nice mix of spice that exceeds what spicebomb offers and totally forgoes the bubblegum vibe. The base is absolutely where this fragrance shines and it’s delicious. Its odor is quite similar to the caramel stuffed Godiva chocolates. The Juicy Couture Gold along with the caramel note makes it a stunner. The aroma of vanilla and sandalwood adds a masculinity factor in the fragrance and let it from becoming overly sweet. This is an absolutely delightful fragrance that has got huge compliments. It projects very well and lasts for a pretty long duration of about 8 hours.

We have no idea how this came out of such a mediocre men’s line of fragrances, but thank goodness they really made this.

5. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau De Toilette Spray for Men


Price: 51$

This fragrance is said to be the male equivalent of the well-known Flowerbomb fragrance. Introduced by Viktor & Rolf, the idea behind this fragrance is to give men the fragrance that is Flowerbomb to women. Keeping in mind that spices are meant for men’s colognes.

The bottle has been designed by Fabien Baron in a way that it looks like a hand grenade, which “triggers” with the designer’s logo. The fragrance is available as 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette with 200 ml shower gel and 100 ml after shave balm.

6. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Celestia Eau de Parfum


Price: 185$

This clean fragrance has floral notes that bridge the gap between masculine and feminine. It combines Mexican lime oil, Mitcham mint oil and a musk, which makes it nice and refreshing without being crushingly heavy.

Aqua Celestia forms a seamless bond between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, forging a path toward absolute serenity. A heavenly freshness tinted with lime, cool mint and blackcurrant, softened by the generous fullness of mimosa blossoms from Provence. A celestial, musk-scented escape.” – a note from the brand.

Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a Floral Green fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Aqua Celestia was launched in 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Francis Kurkdjian. The fragrance features lime, mint, black currant, mimosa, and musk.

8. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male for Men Eau De Toilette Spray


Price: 60$

A legendary, polarizing and ever-popular oriental scent that will always be our favorite. We’ve seen several attempts by different fragrance houses to recreate Le Mâle (sometimes convincingly, other times even improving on it); but THIS is the defining sensual experience that, after all these years, still delights (and annoys) many.

For us at TrendMut, the lavender, mint, vanilla, cumin, and sandalwood are well formulated. There is that Clubman Pinaud vibe here (that pleasant powder in the green bottle used in barbershops after a haircut). The bottle is always a shocker to behold, and the tin can is unique, too!

The flankers that have come (and gone) all take the Le Mâle mystique and enhance specific notes. In the case of the “La Cologne Tonique” set, the fragrance serves the role of a bracing, tastefully muted body spray. But for us, it’s hard to dislike the retakes on this one (save for Ultra Male, a radical remake that is its own scent). A dependable, always pleasant experience…Le Mâle will remain among our top favorites in the list of best fragrances for men of all time.

9. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime


Price: 73$

Take everything good about L’Homme, add some rose and better performance and you get Ultime. We are already a big fan of scents with ginger and rose separately, and the two work together perfectly here.The opening is fruity, fresh and sexy. The drydown is woody and still sexy, thanks to the rose. We find this to be extremely versatile. Great for daytime or nighttime, casual or dressed up. Probably best in anything but the colder weather.Very good projection and longevity. A wonderful flanker of an already great fragrance (YSL L’Homme), Ultime is squarely in the realm of the “intense” flankers out nowadays that do justice to their forebears (e.g., the “Prive” version of Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million, the “Profumo” versions of Armani Code and Acqua di Gio, the “Intenso” version of Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Homme, the “Parfum” version of Nuit d’Issey, the “Intense” version of Azzaro pour Homme.

10. Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch


Price: 58$

Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Fierce was launched in 2002. Fierce was created by Christophe Laudamiel and Bruno Jovanovic. Top notes are petitgrain, cardamom, lemon, orange, and fir; middle notes are jasmine, rosemary, rose and lily-of-the-valley; base notes are vetiver, musk, oakmoss and Brazilian rosewood.

11. D.S. & Durga Coriander Eau de Parfum


Price: 175$

The scents that Brooklyn-based perfumier D.S. & Durga creates are sensational. Just two spritzes of Coriander will last all day, enveloping you in a zingy cloud. Green pepper, juniper, geranium, clove, sage, musk and magnolia come together to create something light-bodied and zingy.

Coriander is perhaps one of the most inscrutable and left-field aromas in the D.S. & Durga canon. It is sparklingly green, but also a dry peppery herbal, and at the same time a delicate aquatic floral musk. Coriander defies easy classification. But where is the fun is labeling anyway?

It might be the subtle, unexpected salinity that makes this scent such an enigma, that sea breeze drifting through the formula, deftly weaving pepper, juniper, geranium, magnolia, musk, and mace around the heart of Ukrainian coriander. As it unfolds on the skin it evokes a warm summer breeze off the Black Sea, rolling up the hills above Odessa. It’s a light, fresh, energetic green.

12. Dior Homme Intense


Price: 66$

Dior Homme Intense 2011 by Christian Dior is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Dior Homme Intense 2011 was launched in 2011. The nose behind this fragrance is Francois Demachy. The top note is lavender; middle notes are iris, ambrette (musk mallow) and pear; base notes are vetiver and Virginia cedar.

13. One Million by Paco Rabanne



Price: 78$

This high-impact fragrance creates a multifaceted signature of masculinity. The freshness of grapefruit invites you into this audacious scent, combining in the top notes with mint and blood mandarin. Striking and assertive middle notes follow with a refined yet virile combination of rose, cinnamon, and spicy notes. The base notes evoke the ultimate velvety harmony of leather, white wood, amber and Indonesian patchouli essences. Once combined, the result is not merely one fragrance but an elegant, one-of-a-kind intermingling of essences.

For the iconic bottle, the house of Paco Rabanne tapped the famous industrial designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. Referencing Rabanne’s legendary use of metallic colors in fashion, this bottle reinterprets the simple yet breathtakingly beautiful bar of gold. Its “Wild West” type design is a masculine tribute to the pioneers of our childhood memories.

14. Creed Aventus


Price: 348$

Another great fragrance to make to our list of most popular men’s cologne is Aventus. The name is popular to celebrate strength, vision, and success, inspired by the dramatic life of war, peace, and romance lived by Emperor Napoleon. The bottle is emblazoned with a silver emblem of a horse and rider. The finest ingredients were hand-selected for this composition, and father and son developed this provocative, masculine and optimistic fragrance as a joint effort. Top notes: blackcurrant, bergamot, apple, and pineapple. Heart: rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, and patchouli. Base: oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla. Aventus is available in flacons of 30, 75, 120 and 250 ml. Aventus was launched in 2010. Aventus was created by Olivier Creed Sixth Generation and Erwin Creed Seventh Generation.

The exceptional Aventus was inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor, celebrating strength, power, and success. Introduced in 2010 and crafted by the deft hand of Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son Erwin, this scent has grown to become the best-selling fragrance in the history of the brand. Olivier created its iconic name derived from A (“from”) Ventus (“the wind”), illustrating the Aventus man as destined to live a driven life, ever galloping with the wind at his back toward success. Aventus is a sophisticated blend for individuals who savor a life well-lived.

And that concludes our list of the best perfumes for men (2018). However, it doesn’t stop here we will keep updating the list with all the recent and the most popular men’s cologne of the time. Let us know which one you like the most and are going to buy and make your signature mist. We will love to get your feedback soon!!

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