In a previous post we covered a list of the top selling men’s cologne. This best selling men’s cologne list is pretty much just a continuation of the aforementioned post. The colognes listed below provide good value and their popularity with both genders are wildly increasing by the year. They all top the sales charts time and time again and receive top marks in reviews from men and women buying them as a gift for the guy in their life. These colognes can be found at the majority of retail department stores like Sephora and Macy’s so you can test them out. Keep in mind that they can be had for much cheaper on Amazon.
Also make sure to check out the list of some of the best men’s cologne that we have posted on the front page. You cannot go wrong with any of these!
Nautica Blue by Nautica is an aromatic aquatic cologne. It was introduced in 2005 and created by renowned nose Maurice Roucel. It has notes of jasmine, peach, cedar, pineapple, bergamot, lemon rose, moss, lavender, vetiver, oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, and water lily. The scent is cool, fresh, robust and masculine without being overwhelming. Nautica Blue is a real breath of fresh air. It reminds of a day at the beach or an afternoon sailing. It is casual enough to be worn at the office and elegant enough for a night on the town. The great versatility of the cologne and its amazing price point have made it a best seller ever since it came out. It has an excellent longevity; it will even stay potent overnight. It also has a great projection.
Nautica Blue is the perfect everyday cologne. Women often comment that they find the cologne to be extremely sexy and alluring. Nautica Blue is universally liked and thus can make a great gift. Due to it’s price, the value is there so it easily makes it on the list of the best selling men’s cologne.
Eternity For Men by Calvin Klein was introduced in 1990 and created by Carlos Benaim. The cologne became an instant classic and best-seller, and its popularity is still thriving today. This is how Calvin Klein describes the Eternity man: “He’s a romantic dedicated to basic values – family, work, health, and happiness. A man at ease with himself, in his relationships and with his world.”
Eternity for men is a classic fougère with top notes of lavender, mandarin orange, green botanics, bergamot and lemon; middle notes of lily-of-the-valley, coriander, juniper berries, basil, jasmine, sage and geranium and base notes of vetiver, amber, sandalwood, Brazilian rosewood and musk. The cologne is crisp and refreshing at first, but the initial coolness slowly dissipates to make way for a complex and distinctly masculine closing, which creates a dazzling contrast. This cologne has inspired many copycats and wannabe’s, but has never been equaled. CK Eternity for Men has a good projection and lasts up to eight hours.
Mont Blanc is mostly known for its high-quality watches and writing instruments. The brand put the same effort into its cologne offering. In 2011, Mont Blanc launched Legend, a fresh fougère cologne created by Olivier Pescheux (Dyptique, Yohji Yamamoto). Prescheux created a cologne full of contrasts dedicated to the self-confident and passionate man, the “Legend man.” Legend opens with fresh and fruity tones of bergamot, pineapple leaf, lavender and exotic verbena. The heart highlights the oakmoss note merged with coumarin, apple, geranium, rose, and dried fruit. The base is sandalwood and tonka bean. This sophisticated and complex mix gives a fresh aromatic opening with a full-bodied and sensuous closing.
This cologne knows how to grab attention. It has a strong projection and can last up to seven hours. Wear it on a casual dinner or for a business lunch. Women really enjoy this cologne, especially the fresh aromatic tones. Mont Blanc Legend is a nice starter cologne for men who are not used to wearing fragrance.
Launched in 1998 and created by perfumer Pierre Bourdon, Davidoff Cool Water is one of the best selling men’s colognes ever. The cologne is so popular that it made Pierre Bourdon famous. It is a fresh fougère, sometimes classified as a semi-aquatic or an aromatic aquatic. Cool Water’s top notes include sea water, green notes, mint, lavender, rosemary, calone andcoriander. The heart is neroli, jasmine, geranium and sandalwood. The base is composed of cedar, oakmoss, tobacco, amber and musk.
Cool Water opens with a punch of lavender and green notes. The closing is warm and sweet. This cologne is versatile and can be worn at work, but can also be dressed up for a black tie occasion. It has often been compared to the pricier Green Irish Tweed by Creed. Women go crazy for this iconic fragrance. Cool Water has been heavily counterfeited, and the market is flooded with unfortunate fakes. Be sure to buy your cologne from a reliable and well known store or online store. Do not fear of blind buying this cologne: you cannot go wrong with Cool Water.
Everything about this best-selling Paco Rabanne cologne screams wealth and luxury: the name, “1 Million,” the gold ingot bottle with soft edges, the beautifully engraved logo and of course, the cologne itself. Paco Rabanne 1 Million was launched in 2008 to a great reception. It was crafted by a trio of famous noses made up of Christophe Raynaud, Michel Girard and Olivier Pescheux.
1 Million is a fresh, sensual and powerful cologne. The top notes are blood orange, mint, grapefruit and fresh fruits. The heart is rose, blond leather, musk and spices. The base is made of white woods, amber and patchouli. The cologne is very long-lasting and very potent. It is perfect for men who want to make their presence known and is a great cologne for young men. 1 Million is truly enticing and has a very pleasant dry down. It is loved by women, but it can be overpowering, especially in humid weather, so spritz sparingly: one to two spritz in the morning will last you through the day.
L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake is a truly unique, well-crafted and polished cologne. It was launched twenty years ago and created by Jacques Cavallier (Dior, Bvlgari, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jean-Paul Gaultier.) Cavallier used unusual and rare notes to create L’Eau d’Issey. The scent is classified as a woody aquatic with strong citrus notes: an intriguing and daring combination. L’Eau’s opening is aquatic; its heart is spicy and aromatic, and the base is deep and woody. It features notes of calone, lemon, bergamot, sage, verbena, yuzu, tarragon, mandarin, cypress, coriander, nutmeg, lotus, lily, saffron, geranium, cinnamon, mignonette, vetiver, musk, cedar, sandalwood, tobacco and amber.
This cologne is versatile: it can be worn all year long, anytime and anywhere, by men of all ages (some women also wear L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme). The high-quality ingredients, the lasting power, and the enduring appeal of L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme have made it one of the most popular and best selling men’s colognes in the world.
Just like the top selling list, we just have to mention some of the best selling men’s cologne created by Giorgio Armani. Acqua di Gio most specifically has topped the charts ever since it debuted in 1997. Tom Ford cologne for men also sells quite well in stores although it leans more on the expensive side. If you’re looking for more ideas, feel free to visit our top cologne lists section where we discuss even more great colognes.
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