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Men's perfume: these are the best men's fragrances at a glance
The world of men's fragrances can be quite overwhelming.
Here we explain to you what you should know when buying a men's perfume and what terms such as top, heart and base notes mean.
We'll also introduce you to the best men's fragrances that we particularly like.
Disclaimer: We are looking for products for you that we think you will like. The selection is subjective, but editorially independent. We have affiliate partnerships, i.e. if you make a purchase using a link marked with an asterisk, we receive a small commission.
A good fragrance is like the icing on the cake. After all, what's the point of a chic outfit if you don't smell chic too? But the world of men's perfumes is like a book with seven seals. They talk about things like top, heart and base notes - nobody understands! And what is the difference between an eau de parfum and an eau de toilette anyway?
Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette?
The terms Eau de Parfum (EdP) and Eau de Toilette (EdT) stand for the fragrance oil content in the perfume. An eau de parfum has a fragrance oil content of up to 15 percent. An eau de toilette, on the other hand, is a bit easier. Its fragrance oil content is only up to eight percent. And an Eau de Cologne (EdC) is the lightest with a fragrance oil content between two and five percent. If you like heavy fragrances that do not evaporate quickly, an Eau de Parfum is the best choice. If you prefer it more subtle, an eau de toilette or eau de cologne is a better choice for you.
What do the top notes, the heart notes and the base notes mean?
These are descriptions of the fragrance composition. The top note contains the aromas that you smell first. If they fly away, the heart note unfolds. The base note, on the other hand, is the foundation of the fragrance composition - you smell it the longest.
The best men's perfumes
Now that you've got the perfume lingo on it, we've looked for the best men's perfumes with which you are guaranteed to be anything but boring in the office, on a date or in everyday life.
1. Bottled Night by Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss Bottled Night (Eau de Toilette) - 38.50 euros (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Aromatic woody with birch leaves and lauro-amarello wood.
What do the buyers say? „I can only give an absolute purchase recommendation for this men's fragrance. This applies to both the note - which I would describe as a bit spicy and yet fresh - and the long shelf life. The scent really lasts for many hours or the whole day without being intrusive."(Markus Schober on Amazon) **
2. Bleu de Chanel from Chanel
Chanel Bleu de Chanel (Eau de Parfum) - 127.10 euros (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Woody and fresh with notes of sandalwood, cedar and tonka beans.
What do the buyers say? „A very nice fragrance that earns many compliments when applied lightly. "(Lennie Perez on Amazon) **
3. Sauvage from Dior
Dior Sauvage (Eau de Parfum) - 82.80 euros (60 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Fruity, peppery and lemony with the scent of bergamot, amber and green-harvested vanilla.
What do buyers say: „I already had the scent as EDT, which unfortunately was empty. The price was unbeatable and that's why I wanted to test the EDP now. Both variants are very intense and are very popular with the opposite sex."(Tobias Minz on Amazon) **
4. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio (Eau de Toilette) - 46.95 euros (50 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Aromatic and fresh with bergamot, jasmine and tangerine.
What do the buyers say? „Aqua di Gio is really great. The scent also lasts on the skin for some time! You can't exactly say that with cheap products. If you like something fruity, you should definitely try it!"(Badboy on Amazon) **
5. Guilty from Gucci
Gucci Guilty pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) - 78.89 euros (90 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Woody with a mix of lemon, lavender, orange blossom, patchouli and cedarwood.
What do the buyers say? „It is really a wonderful fragrance. Was torn between two scents. Fortunately, I chose this one. Can just be recommended. Just sniff in and enjoy the day. "(Daisies on Amazon) **
6. Noir by Tom Ford
Tom Ford Noir (Eaun de Parfum) - 98.11 euros (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Distinctive mix of pink pepper, bergamot, verbena, caraway, floral notes, wood and leather.
What do the buyers say? „Bought on recommendation, I wasn't promised too much. One of the best fragrances I've ever bought!"(Eren Gündogan on Amazon) **
7. Aventus by Creed
Creed Aventus (Eau de Parfum) - 275.00 (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Fruity and woody notes with black currant, bergamot, pineapple and apple as well as birch, jasmine, patchouli, berries, musk and vanilla.
What do the buyers say? „Best perfume ever. It costs a few euros more but it's worth it!"(Tommi on Amazon) **
8. One Million by Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne One Million (Eau de Cologne) - 62.91 euros (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Woody masculine with a composition of blood tangerine, rose and leather.
What do the buyers say? „An extraordinary, very nice fragrance - but something for cold days!"(Ben1512 on Amazon) **
9. Homme from Joop!
Joop! Homme Eau de Toilette - 33.99 euros (125 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Warm, oriental and floral with bergamot, cinnamon, orange blossom, jasmine, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, tobacco, musk and honey.
What do the buyers say? „I have to say this is the most pleasant fragrance I've ever worn. It can be used sparingly (two sprays are enough) and still smells all day. "(Daniel on Amazon) **
10. Bleu Noir by Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez Blue Noir (Eau de Toilette) - 60.29 euros (100 milliliters) at Amazon *
What does it smell like? Seductively elegant with cardamom, nutmeg, musk and wood.
What do the buyers say? „My absolute favorite scent. The scent is well received and I really like to smell it myself."(Patrick Hoffmann on Amazon) **
* We're looking for products for you that we think you will like. We have affiliate partnerships, i.e. if you make a purchase using a link marked with an asterisk, we receive a small commission. Our recommendations and the selection of products are not influenced by this. The content is also independent of our advertising marketing. You can find our guidelines for journalistic independence here: www.axelspringer.com/de/leitlinien-der-journalistische-indabhaengigkeit
** Quotations have been adjusted slightly to improve readability.
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