Men’s fragrances come in countless different scents. You have thousands of options at your disposal, whether you prefer stronger, musky scents or more subtle, sweeter notes in your cologne.
A well-chosen one applied in just the right way can set you up for success, whether it’s making a great first impression on a date or want to look and smell fresh for a special occasion.
Below, we’ve listed our top 10 men’s fragrances in 2021.
1. Amouge – Beloved Man Eau de Parum
The luxury fragrance brand Amouage has some of the best colognes on the market. Its Beloved for men Eau de Parfum is a favorite among gentlemen who prefer more masculine and spicy scents.
As soon as you open the bottle, you’ll notice a compelling fragrance. Citrusy orange and grapefruit scents play wonderfully with the deeper cypress and clove buds. A touch of jasmine adds just the right amount of floral aroma, while the woody notes of cedarwood, nutmeg, and black pepper keep the scent deep and grounded.
Amouage’s Beloved features the signature anvil-shaped cap and comes in a luxurious purple box that’ll make you feel like it’s Christmas every time you open it.
2. Bois 1920 – Aethereus Eau de Parfum
Don’t be confused by the name, Bois 1920’s Aethereus Eau de Parfum is a fragrance for men. It’s one of the richest colognes you’ll find.
What will hit you first is the balmy aroma of the coconut sorbet. Then, you’ll get a whiff of the cool lemon and the smooth aquatic bamboo accord. No fragrance can quite compare to Aethereus.
If you enjoy unique packaging, you’ll love what Bois 1920 has in store for you. The packaging makes it look like the perfume dates back to the 1920s. The metallic bottle and wooden cap seem perfectly aged, while the box itself with the intricate golden frame can almost be used as home decor.
3. Creed – Original Santal
Creed has been in the business since 1760, and the company has completely perfected its fragrance production. The Original Santal is a mesmerizing combination of deep cinnamon, spicy sandalwood, and subtle hints of vanilla, peppermint, and lavender.
The cologne can be as appealing to men as it is to women.
It comes in a beautiful glass bottle that slowly transitions from transparent red to crystal clear from bottom to top.
4. Parfums de Marly – Carlisle Eau de Parfum
Those who want to make an impression as soon as they enter a room need Carlisle Eau de Parfum. The aromatic sandalwood is rich and warm, bound to take your breath away. You’ll also notice the enticing scents of vanilla, nutmeg, and luxurious saffron.
The undertones of opoponax add more woody depth to the overall smell, and a touch of patchouli is what freshens up the fragrance.
Carlisle comes in an eye-catching black bottle embossed with the Perfumes de Marly signature hallmark.
5. Amouage – Journey Man Eau de Parfum
Journey by Amouage is the perfect fragrance for men in 2021. The cologne is fresh and spicy, featuring notes of Sichuan pepper, cardamom, and bigarade. Infused with tobacco leaves and the scent of leather, Journey is masculine, strong, and mesmerizing. Juniper berries freshen up the fragrance by adding enticing sweetness.
Journey comes in an opaque, deep burgundy bottle and a modern golden box that’s instantly recognizable.
6. Xerjoff ¬– Al Khatt Parfum
Xerjoff – Al Khatt Parfum is ideal for men who enjoy an air of elegance and charm. The mystical scent is achieved by combining oakmoss, cashmeran, jasmine, and overpowering vanilla. The cologne will transport you to another dimension.
Al Khatt comes in an oval glass bottle with a golden cap and features a rich, amber color.
7. Profumi del Forte – Versilia Vintage Boisé Eau de Parfum
Versilia Vintage Boisé is an aromatic fragrance that’ll seduce you and all around you. At the heart of this perfume, you’ll notice the sweet hints of honey, lavender, and bourbon – the perfect combination for a powerful fragrance. Bitter orange adds another dimension to the Versilia Vintage Boisé, and cedarwood brings all the different aromas together.
Versilia Vintage Boisé comes in a tall, black bottle with elegant details that make it all the more appealing.
8. Amouage – Beach Hut Man Eau de Parfum
If you’re looking for a fragrance that’s a little more energetic, a little more different, Beach Hut by Amouage is the perfect choice for you.
This exclusive fragrance is intense and overpowering, filled with notes of fresh mint, sharp orange blossoms, and dewy ivy. The perfume virtually smells green. It’s refreshing, aromatic, earthy, and you’ll love it.
Beach Hut comes in a beautiful transparent bottle and features Amouage’s signature seal.
9. Parfums de Marly – Layton Eau de Parfum
Another masterpiece by Parfums de Marly, Layton is simply addictive. It’s classical, traditional, overwhelmingly masculine, and it will draw the attention of every person in your vicinity.
The combination of bergamot, apple, lavender, and orange provide this perfume with unimaginable sweetness. Violet and jasmine bring floral notes, which are made ever so subtle with the hints of guaiac wood, sandalwood, and pepper.
Layton comes in a gorgeous, deep blue bottle embossed with the intricate seal by Perfums de Marly.
Creed – Viking
If you want to make a lasting impression and breathe an air of elegance, style, and power, Creed’s Viking is the perfume for you in 2021.
It embodies the spirit of the Viking age, using Indian sandalwood, patchouli, and Haitian vetiver as the strong base that’s overwhelming yet pleasant. Peppercorn and peppermint add some freshness and depth, while Sicilian lemon wakes up the scents and gives an added brightness.
The Viking scent features an eye-catching glass bottle with a bright red wrap and imagery of a traditional Viking ship.
A great cologne can make all the difference. It will boost your confidence, give you a sense of power, and help you make just the right impression. Choose your go-to fragrance for 2021 and enjoy the permeating scents that command attention.