The best cologne for young men will typically be one of two different types of cologne depending on the occasion. For the young college man or high-schooler, a light scented fragrance with predominant citrus/fruity notes will work best as the younger ladies tend to love these types of scents. Aquatic fragrances should be considered here. You won’t need much as you don’t want to scare them off. But, for when it’s time to hit the club, bar or a house party, something a little louder (but not excessive) with nice projection and longevity will be preferred. I mean, you do want to stand out and impress, right?
Below we’ve listed some great fragrances for the young gentlemen out there on a quest to find their signature scent. These colognes are ideal if you’re from ages 16-28ish, but they can be worn by those older although they often aren’t. Names like Gucci, Abercrombie and Chanel are very popular with the younger ladies so rockin’ a fragrance created by these perfume houses are sure to get the women complimenting and maybe moving in a little closer for a better smell 😉
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch is a woody aromatic designed for young men. Fierce was launched in 2002 and created by Christophe Laudamiel (Clinique, Ralph Lauren, Thierry Mugler) and Bruno Jovanovic (Calvin Klein, Armani). Top notes are spicy and fresh: cardamom, lemon, petitgrain, orange and fir. The heart holds the freshness of the scent with notes of rosemary, jasmine, rose and lily-of-the-valley. The base is deep and sensual and features notes of oakmoss, vetiver, musk and Brazilian rosewood.
This cologne is specifically aimed at young men. High school or college students will enjoy the cologne’s freshness and playfulness. It also attracts a lot of compliments and attention from women. The cologne is powerful and can be cloying if applied too liberally. Best results are achieved with one or two spritz, once in the morning and once during the day. Many fakes of this cologne exist on the market and on eBay: always make sure you buy your colognes from a proper store or reputed web store (ie: Amazon). Fake colognes have a cheap, chemical scent and only a fraction of real colognes’ lasting power.
Another on the best cologne for young men list is Joop! Homme. This cologne was launched in 1989 and created by Michel Almairac (Bond No.9, Gucci, Jaguar, Grès, etc.) Do not let the pink bottle and the sweet smell fool you, this floral-woody cologne is sensual, oriental and truly masculine. The opening is fresh and citrusy with notes of mandarin orange, bergamot, orange blossom and lemon. The heart is warm and sweet and features notes of jasmine, cinnamon, lily of the valley, honeysuckle and cardamon. The base is exotic and woodsy, with a lingering sweetness. It has notes of sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, vanilla, vetiver, musk and amber.
Joop! Homme is a statement cologne. It is very potent and should be used sparingly. Its lasting power and sillage are impressive. The gourmand cologne is better suited for the warmer season. Wear it for a date or a night out. Joop! Homme has been a staple cologne for men aged 15 to 35 since it came out 25 years ago, and it is still a best seller today.
Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême was created by Jacques Polge, the veteran nose who designs most of Chanel’s fragrances. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême is the latest offering from Chanel’s Allure Homme cologne line. The appellation “Eau Extrême” is used to describe an Eau de Toilette which is highly concentrated, with a potency half way between an Eau de Parfum and a regular Eau de Toilette.
Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême is extreme only in its quality, lasting power and potency. It is powerful but not cloying nor offensive. The opening is fresh with notes of mint, cypress, Mandarin orange and sage. The heart is made of spicy and tart black pepper from Madagascar. The base holds the woody and masculine accords of musk, cedar, sandalwood and tonka bean. This Chanel cologne is ideal for the young man on the go. It is strength, masculinity and freshness in a bottle. The sexiness of the tonka bean and sandalwood lingers in the sillage.
Chanel’s colognes are heavily counterfeited so always make sure you buy from a reputable and well-known shop or online store.
Introduced in 2011, Gucci Guilty follows the cult women’s fragrance of the same name, which came out in 2010. It comes in a stylish bottle which reminds of an old-school flask. The sturdy glass bottle features leather accents and an embossed Gucci logo.
Guccy Guilty is an exciting mix of fearlessness and seduction. It opens with zesty and intense notes of lemon and mandarin, spicy pink pepper, topped with refreshing lavender. The heart is warmer, with notes of orange blossoms and neroli. The closing is powerful and sensual, with base notes of amber, patchouli and cedarwood.
Gucci Guilty is tailored for the young, stylish, sexy and fearless man who knows what he wants. The scent exudes charisma and style. The heady cocktail is best worn on special occasions and on the weekend. Be prepared to smell better than anyone in the room at all times. Gucci Guilty is long-lasting and projects superbly well. And for these reasons, we have added it to the list of the best cologne for young men.
Some other great colognes for young men that we would like to mention are Giorgio Armani fragrances, Paco Rabanne 1 Million (both the original and Intense), several Hugo Boss frags, Diesel Fuel for Life, Curve by Liz Claiborne and the infamous and very popular L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake. And don’t forget to try on some of the best aquatic fragrances as they are perfect if you’re looking for a light, citrusy scent.
So, what are your choices for the best cologne for young men?