Blu Atlas is disrupting the male fragrance industry with their customer-favorite Atlantis cologne. For good reason too, because this is a scent that invokes a sense of adventure in the wearer. Inspired by the coastal jungles of Bali, Atlantis is a day-to-night fragrance that is both sensual and fresh. This is an extremely long-lasting cologne which has full-day wearability, ensuring that there is no need for reapplication.
The zesty top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, and lemon seamlessly blend into an amalgamation of mid notes including lavender, clary sage, peach, and apricot. The heavy base notes of orris, oakmoss, violet, ambrette seed, and musk add a masculine undertone to the fragrance. This is the perfect cologne for a man who aspires to live a life full of authenticity and wanderlust.
It is important to note that Blu Atlas prides itself in using the most premium ingredients for their colognes. Atlantis contains no parabens, preservatives, phthalates, or synthetic dyes. It is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated with industry-clean standards.
2. Chanel Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
This is an enhanced version of the classic Bleu de Chanel with the same blend of notes used here to create a richer, more sophisticated scent. The Eau de Parfum is dedicated to the free-spirited man—one who values authenticity and originality above all else.
The top notes are fruity and delicious: mint, lemon, grapefruit, pink pepper, and bergamot. These seamlessly mix with ginger, nutmeg, jasmine, and melon, all of which form the heart notes of the fragrance. The base notes are deep and rich, creating a scent that is sensual yet masculine. The featured base notes are incense, amber, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and more. This is the perfect cologne for a man who believes in becoming his most authentic self.
3. Gentleman Eau de Parfum Réserve Privée Givenchy
This is an intoxicating cologne inspired by whiskey, where the sweetness of the floral fragrance family meets the headiness of the woody family. One of our favorite parts of this cologne is the bottle itself. It is an undeniable classic silhouette with minimalist lettering—a perfect add-on to any shelf!
This cologne is sensual in nature and definitely perfect for a classy night out. The top note is bergamot which transitions smoothly to heart notes consisting of iris and chestnut—a unique addition to any fragrance. The base notes of this cologne create an addictive quality and consist of whiskey, wood, and amber. This is a scent that is warm and comforting, yet also masculine and heavy. It’s the fragrance for a man looking to turn heads wherever he goes.
4. Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club
This is not just a cologne—it is an experience. Maison Margiela are known to craft perfumes that replicate timeless circumstances. In this case, the wearer is transported to a vintage jazz club, with slow tunes and a haziness in the air. This scent is an indulgence in the finer aspects of life and perfect for a man who enjoys these luxuries.
The top notes are playful: pink pepper, neroli, and lemon, while the heart notes of rum, vetiver, and clary sage offer a more sensual escape. This is followed by the unmistakably masculine blend of tobacco leaf, vanilla, and styrax in the base notes. This is a scent that is sweet yet boozy, and will leave behind a wake of compliments.
5. Dior Sauvage
This is a cologne that has found a home in most men’s bathroom shelves, and for good reason too. Dior Sauvage is a cult classic masculine scent inspired by wild and open spaces. This is a fragrance that encourages the wearer to live a life that is more rustic, more adventurous, and truer to themselves.
This cologne contains the perfect marriage of calabrian bergamot with Sichuan pepper. The middle notes are spicy and warm and blend seamlessly with the heavier base notes of Ambroxan and cedar. The final fragrance is radically fresh and raw. This is the perfect scent for someone looking for an option that has been crowd-verified. Research shows one can’t go wrong with Dior’s Sauvage.
6. Versace Eros Pour Homme
If desire could be bottled, then Versace Eros would be the result. Inspired by Greek mythology, this cologne should be a staple in every man’s daily routine. While the bottle itself is classic Versace—Mediterranean and a symbol of luxury—it’s the fragrance inside that really turns heads.
The fragrance can be best described as slightly oriental, but mostly fresh and woody. The top notes are fruity and consist of green apple, mint, and lemon. They offer a perfect transition to the fresher heart notes of tonka bean, Ambroxan, and geranium. The base notes of Madagascan vanilla, Virginian cedar, vetiver, and oakmoss are heavy and add a touch of sensuality. Eros is the ultimate blend of a fresh yet long-lasting scent that’s sure to leave people asking “What cologne is that?”.
7. Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum
Of course, this list of the 10 best long-lasting perfumes for men would be incomplete without the addition of the Tom Ford Oud Wood. This is a delicious composition of exotic woods such as oud and sandalwood, mixed with warm spices. Each spritz of this fragrance is reminiscent of smoky Eastern temples and a life filled with passion.
The bottle itself is designed to look like a chess piece, and is carved by the hands of the best craftsmen. However, it’s what’s inside that really makes this one of the best-selling perfumes. The top notes are the perfect blend of spices: Chinese pepper, cardamom, and rosewood. These melt into the more woody heart notes of oud, sandalwood, and vetiver. The base notes of vanilla, tonka bean, and amber add a sweetness to the scent. The final result is a fragrance that is the quintessential everyday perfume.
8. Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden, The Last Day of Summer
This perfume is a work of art, from the whimsical lacquer bottle to the warm, spring scents that reside inside. Like the name suggests, this is a fragrance reminiscent of the last days of summer spent lazing around in lush gardens. Inspired by alchemy, Gucci creates an addicting scent that delivers warmth to the wearer.
This is a fragrance that is perfect for layering, letting the user create their own personalized blend of scents. The notes are light and add the perfect touch of spice to the skin. The primary top note is cedarwood. The middle notes are cypress and nutmeg. The base notes are made up of patchouli and vetiver. We recommend this perfume as the ideal addition to a scent that is slightly more fresh and fruity.
9. Burberry Hero
Hero is a cologne that exudes sophistication, from the minimalist yet masculine bottle to the bold fragrance within. If hot Italian summers had a scent, then Burberry’s Hero would be it. Our favorite part about this cologne is that it is equally suitable for a day at the beach as it is for a night at the classiest bars.
The final fragrance is woody, fresh yet spicy, and undoubtedly masculine. The top note is bergamot which gives way to the spicy heart notes of juniper and black pepper. The base notes are mostly composed of various cedars—Atlas, Virginian, and Himalayan—adding an earthy tinge to the scent.
10. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani has been a feature of many lists of best perfumes for men, and for good reason too. This is a fragrance that is unmistakably fresh and aromatic. One spritz and the wearer is instantly transported to the Mediterranean seas. This is a scent of the seas, of freedom, and of living life the way that is most authentic to the user. We love this perfume for its timelessness and recognisability. A delicious smell wafting in the air? Chances are it’s Acqua Di Gio.
The top notes consist of lime, lemon, bergamot, jasmine, orange, and neroli. The heart notes and main fragrance composition of the perfume include jasmine, peach, freesia, rosemary, and more. The base notes of white musk, cedar, patchouli, and amber add a muskiness to the final fragrance. This is the quintessential scent for someone who wants to smell like a fresh summer day all year long!