Top best selling and best smelling cologne for men in 2016

For many men, finding the right cologne fragrance to match their indelible spirit can be quite the undertaking. Though it might seem at first like an impossible task to test each and every brand and model, especially when that requires several trips to department stores scattered throughout, take solace in the fact that there are plenty of other men in the same boat—and they’ve already done the heavy lifting.

There is no single best cologne for men. Every man is different, and every nose is different too. The trick to finding the best men’s cologne for you is to figure out what it is that you want your scent to say about you. There are fragrances that exude sensuality with notes of leather accord and spicy cinnamon, others that give off a light and airy summer feel with sweet and floral notes, and still others that breathe out strong and charismatic masculinity with deep-wooded notes of musk.

Additionally, men and women don’t always want the same things. Some women go wild for a particular scent, while some men’s colognes can be used to make a real statement as you step into the room of a board meeting or a cocktail party. It’s all about playing to your strengths and the settings of your environment.

Here are just a couple of suggestions to help you get started on your search for the best cologne for you.

Top 7 Best Smelling Colognes that get you the most female compliments


7. Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch

Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch is a sweet, woody fragrance, with top notes of petitgrain, cardamom, lemon, orange, and fir. At its aromatic heart, rich jasmine, rosemary, rose, and lily of the valley. And at its base, the warm and masculine vetiver, musk, oakmoss, and Brazilian rosewood help tie down the citrus and floral sensations. A fresh and spicy scent designed as a call to the younger, wilder side of a man, this cologne is for men that aren’t afraid to live on the edge.


  • Top notes:  petitgrain, cardamom, lemon, orange and fir.
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rosemary, rose and lily-of-the-valley.
  • Base notes: vetiver, musk, oakmoss and brazilian rosewood.
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall.

6. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Le Male is the first ever male fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. Heralded for its sweet mint, lavender, and vanilla notes, Le Male is a great compliment to any man that is truly unforgettable. Powerful artemesia, cardamom, mint, and bergamot make up the top notes, followed by middle notes of lavender, orange blossom, cinnamon, and cumin. Base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, and amber help round out a charismatic fragrance for the modern man. Both gentle and masculine at once, Le Male’s traditional aroma makes it both easy and pleasing.


  • Top notes: mint, lavender and bergamot.
  • Middle notes: cinnamon, cumin, and orange blossom.
  • Base notes: vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and cedarwood.
  • Season: Winter, Fall.

5.  Dior Homme Intense

Modern masterpiece from Dior, a game changer in designer world – that’s what people saying about Dior Homme Intense. It’s a huge compliment getter, and telling people that you know what you are doing when it comes to buying a cologne. This scent is very well-constructed, sophisticated, and smells very good. Perfect for evening wear and cold weather on formal events: dating, birthday, wedding party…

  • Top notes: lavender.
  • Middle notes: iris, ambrette (musk mallow) and pear.
  • Base notes: vetiver and virginia cedar.
  • Season: Winter, Fall.
Most colognes go through a progression: top notes (last a few minutes), middle notes (2-30 minutes to an hour), and base notes (longer than an hour). This is caused by the differences in volality (rate at which compound evaporates) between the essential oils.


4. One Million by Paco Rabanne

Developed by perfumers Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux, and Michel Girard, 1 Million by PacoRabanne is a tantalizing fragrance that drives women absolutely wild. Initial notes of an unmistakable mint and sweet grapefruit and blood orange give way only to the middle notes of spicy cinnamon, rose, and blond leather. Dressed up in packaging that resembles a solid gold bar, 1 Million by PacoRabanne exudes a refinedand yet assertive aroma. Underneath, at the heart of the fragrance, base notes of white wood, amber, and patchouli evoke a desirous masculinity. 1 Million blends the elegant richness of a well-fitted suit with the primal passions of a man on the prowl—qualities that make it one of the most popular scents even among women.

  • Top notes: Grapefruit, Mint, Blood Mandarin.
  • Middle notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Spicy Notes.
  • Base notes: Leather, Woody Notes, Amber, Indian Patchouli.
  • Season: Winter, Fall.

1 Million is a cologne designed to draw attention.It is for men that won’t bend under the pressure of a hundred sets of eyes looking at them as they step into a crowd. Enticing blood orange and a minty allure attract and capture. This is a cologne for men without limitations, for men that refuse to go unnoticed in a room of people. It is for men with a young and wild spirit, unafraid and unfettered, ready at any moment to turn the dial up. Whether you want to reinvent or reinvigorate, 1 Million by PacoRabanne’s sensual and striking fragrance is top shelf.


3.  Creed Aventus

Aventus is definitely a very unique scent. With beautiful smoky pineapple and woods, It’s a number one compliment getter.  Inspired by the legacy and life of Emperor Napoleon, Aventus use some ingredients assosiated with his memory: Pineapple, his favourite food; Blackcurrant: from Corsica, his hometown; and Ambergris from the ocean, representing his navy. The balance in scent is just perfect because of well composing. The longevity is excellent (lasts for 12h+) , and the overall feel of the perfume exudes quality and mastery. There is only one issue with Creed Aventus: this fragrance is not cheap, but as everything in life, you get what you pay for!

  • Top notes: blackcurrant, bergamot, apple and pineapple.
  • Middle notes: rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine and patchouli.
  • Base notes: oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla.
  • Season: Summer, Spring, Fall.

2.  Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme

If you’re a single man need to collect women’s phone numbers, or if you want to flirt someone,  then this is your scent. YSL La nuit is a very soft, smooth and sweet cologne. It is not cloying sweet, but sweet enough for women to find attractive in you. Cardamom in the top and Bergamot, Lavender in the middle notes are really amazing, just masculine enough to make the wearer feel sexy. The projection is average to above, the longevity is really good (At least 8 hours) and the sillage is moderate. YSL Lanuit is a safe fragrance for a romantic dinner, night out, or a date during fall, winter, spring or in cool weather. There are some fragrances you should at least buy once, and YSL La nuit is the “must have” in your list.

  • Top notes: Cardamom.
  • Middle notes: Bergamot, Virginia Cedar, Lavender.
  • Base notes: Vetiver, Caraway.
  • Season: Winter, Fall.

1. Creed Green Irish Tweed

There are some things that never age, things that maintain their charm and elegance over the years. Green Irish Tweed, as commonly called GIT, is one of them. Launched in 1985, this signature scent from the house of Creed is a favorite of many celebrities, eg: Clint Eastwood, Pierce Brosnan or George Clooney .. Wearing of GIT makes you feel like you’re walking in the countryside with grass around and a cool breeze blowing through. The fragrance has timeless good smell, representing rich, confidence, and simply – a gentleman. GIT is a extremely versatile scent and quite inoffensive, you can wear it both casually and formally. Put on two or three sprays, you’ll immediatly be re-energized and ‘ready-to-go’!

  • Top notes: iris and lemon verbena.
  • Middle notes: violet leaves.
  • Base notes: ambergris and Mysore sandalwood.
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall.


Top 10 best selling colognes right now
Sometimes the best place to start your search is to see what the rest of the men of the world are into. There are plenty of great-smelling colognes out there; all you need to do is narrow it down to a handful to help make your selection easier.

Here are top 10 of best selling fragrances for men right now according to Amazon Best Sellers list ( update weekly)



1. Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men


The number-one top-selling men’s cologne on Amazon is Nautica Voyage by Nautica. As will be covered in more depth later on, grabbing the most affordable cologne isn’t always the wisest idea. In this instance, however, it’s hard to go wrong with this relaxing aquatic men’s fragrance. The cologne leads with the cooling sensation of crisp green apple and leaf notes at the top, which then opens up to a heart of mimosa blended with gentle lotus and linen accord, like the flapping sails over the salty summer sea. At its base, a woody mixture of cedar, musk, moss, and amber give Nautica Voyage some grounded masculinity. It is a laid-back and casual fragrance that can be worn throughout the spring and summer days, designed for men that like to let loose and have a little fun in the sun every now and then.

2. Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men

It’s no surprise that Acqua Di Gio is second on this list because it’s one of the most popular and best selling fragrance of all time in the USA. This is a light fresh fragrance, not sharp, not spicy but bright and very nice. The smell is going to be very familiar to most people which is a good thing, but not good for those who want to “stand out” or “be unique” in the crowd.


3. Cool Water By Davidoff For Men

Many say that Cool Water is a cheaper version of Green Irish Tweed, but it’s not, GIT is almost like a grass version of the same scent while Coolwater is an ocean version. This clean, fresh and summertime scent recommend for all ages but preferably 15 – 25 years old.


4. Guess Seductive Men

Guess Seductive
is an outstanding starter cologne for the high school and college crowd. If you are confident and not afraid to smell sexy, try this. The scent smell very sweet, perfect for fall/winter, but lacks in longevity.


5. Nautica Blue

Another cheap, but not bad cologne from Nautica. Launched in 2005, Nautica Blue is a aromatic aquatic fragrance for men. It is also a bit synthetic, but still a nice aquatic for the price. Smells pretty good, not long lasting or well projecting, but for the price you really can’t ask anything more.


6. Mont Blanc Legend

If you’re looking for something versatile and safe, Mont Blanc Legend would be the good choice. This is a masculine fruity aromatic fragrance with interesting notes (lavender, pineapple, oakmoss, coumarin, pomarose), the projection and longevity are not too heavy or lingering but enough to get a good use. Its great for Spring/Summer. As a lot of people said, it does smell like Abercrombie Fierce, very similar, but that’s not a bad thing, it’s half the price of Fierce.


7. Nautica Classic for Men by Nautica

Smell light, fresh and simple, this cologne is perfect for everyday use. Recommended for the warmer times for sure, it’s too light and soft for the cold.


8. Paco Rabanne 1 Million

1 Million
is a cologne designed to draw attention.It is for men that won’t bend under the pressure of a hundred sets of eyes looking at them as they step into a crowd. This cologne is very warm, sweet and fresh. Great fragrance for every season. There seems to be very few mens fragrances that project well and have good longevity, but 1 Million does, that’s probably what makes this so popular.


9. Adidas Team Force By Adidas For Men

This cologne is light fresh & clean non offensive smell. The smell starts with a breeze of a wood-flowery combination, then the woods starts to dominant & it eventually leaves a woody rich smell. Good scent for younger or even middle-aged, sporty men. However, longevity is a problem,  3 hours or less.


10. Swiss Guard By Swiss Guard


  1. mia
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 07:59:34

    My hubby has 1 million and omg!!! Love it!


    • robert beedle
      Nov 12, 2015 @ 12:35:13

      I know this is a year old now but if anyone else reads this. Go try out Jimmy Choo for men. It is $41 on Amazon, free shipping, and a great buy. I made the switch from 1 million to this and my girl friend LOVES it. If nothing else it is a good change from the 1 million. For reference she loves 1 million too and we pick out perfume and cologne together.


      • Simba
        Nov 14, 2015 @ 12:33:26

        How is the spillage and longevity?


    • Ken
      Dec 09, 2015 @ 23:49:24

      You should love me then…lol


  2. Stalker
    Oct 07, 2014 @ 21:04:37

    i actually gave a compliment to one of my friends on YSL La Nuit – L’Homme

    its kinda weird since i have L’Homme in my collection and when i smelled it on him i didnt recognize it. Anyway it smelled really great on him, sweet and fresh and it really caught my attention so i guess i should wear it more often.


  3. skepta
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 22:16:31

    Got a nice compliment (nothing over the top though) on JPG Le Male by a fellow student in hospital :)


  4. mxer92
    Dec 09, 2014 @ 20:17:35

    Got a compliment today wearing Dior Homme Intense while bowling. I put it on in the morning and its lasted throughout the winter day and got a compliment about 5 hours after application.


  5. Cameron
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 05:50:22

    Got a compliment on Green Irish Tweed last week.

    GIT is timeless. Such an amazing scent in every way. Love wearing this to work.


    • Mitchapalooza
      Jan 12, 2015 @ 16:02:47

      I totally agree.. git is the only frag i’ve gotten atleast one compliment on every time i wear it! And from women of all ages.. Git is official like a referee with a whistle!


  6. Sylvain
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 20:14:39

    GIT? No, it’s Green irish weed, girls say it’s like a drug to them! 😉


  7. Ibrahim Sulaiman
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 07:05:30

    I am a lover of male designer perfume, please i need recommendation of male scent that last longer and smells nice and sexy.


    • Colognebuys
      Mar 05, 2015 @ 12:09:03

      You may want to try YSL Lanuit, it’s a very sweet, sexy fragrance for men :)


    • pukhraj singh
      Apr 30, 2015 @ 14:18:36

      Pls try issey miyake (original version)…..YSL Kouros (white opaque bottle)….these 2 fragrances are monsters in longevity.


    • tboz
      Feb 18, 2016 @ 21:37:53

      Issey miyake l’ eau d’ issey pour homme :) its divine


  8. Ibrahim Sulaiman
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 07:06:25

    please keep me update


  9. Asumani Ratibu
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 04:26:28

    Please keep me updated


  10. Ahmed
    Apr 23, 2015 @ 04:27:35

    Keep me updated plz..


  11. husaaa
    Apr 23, 2015 @ 08:04:19

    can someone assist me. which is the best smelling under $10 pperfume cologne or bodyspray??,


    • Venego
      Jul 08, 2015 @ 23:43:16

      If you are in a low budget and just can afford to expend $10, I would buy a miniature on ebay, usually they are 6 to 10 bucks and a miniature of a good armani, gucci, carolina herrera,etc. is way better than a cheap big bottle of cologne.


  12. JON.B
    May 04, 2015 @ 02:05:00

    Under $10 easy – Aspen by Coty (green bottle gold leaf/spade and gold cap) it smells like Green Irish Tweed, with the same projection and longevity.


  13. iam_gt
    May 09, 2015 @ 04:08:16

    Plz keep me updated…tnz


  14. Ruthie
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 06:56:45

    I found this article so worthy.. thanks for sharing


  15. John T.
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 07:07:05

    Sorry, but I believe Creed GIT to be extremely overrated and far from worth the price you’ll pay. I gave in and dropped over $200 for 4 oz. I don’t really know what I was expecting (with all the reviews and the price considered) but all I really got out of it was that it was just another bottle of cologne. Worth the money? No way. Yes it does smell very similar to Cool Water, so much so that I’d recommend it anytime over GIT. You can then go out and by 2 other scents (maybe 3) with the money you save from not buying GIT.


  16. Tariq Hussain Khan
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 12:11:22

    No other than GiT… drives me insane…
    One million is my second choice…


  17. Evelyne
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 09:10:18

    I recently met this handsome man we are dating now for 3months.he is very unique with his dressing mostly designer dress.he is having a birthday in 2weeks time. Please a need your help the best perfume which last longer n smell good.


  18. robert beedle
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 12:37:22

    One not on this list is Jimmy Choo for men. Outstanding smell and decent longevity. $90 in department stores only $40 on amazon. Not an add just what I like currently. I’ve used half of these listed on this page as well.


  19. Ali
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 02:18:42

    I will be pleased if you keep me fresh by notify about the best and wellknown brands.

    Many thanks in advance and I remain.



  20. Derrick
    Dec 03, 2015 @ 09:50:29

    I’m definitely going to try a new cologne, possibly even the suggested Jimmy Choo mentioned in the comments, but I just wanted to add…
    I started wearing Versace pour home (or, Versace Signature) a couple of years back. Never have I gotten more compliments, albeit usually from the older ladies (30+). Introduced in 2007, Versace signature contains notes including jasmine, Moroccan cedar wood, musk, Kashmir wood, and azalea.
    I used to wear other colognes such as Lucky You, Hugo Boss, Contradiction, and Acqua Di Gio.


  21. Bob Builder
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 18:20:18

    I like high karate or old spice


  22. Nomercy
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 02:32:53

    If you want the best longevity cologne which will last on you i recommend ISSEY MIYAKE (ORIGINAL VERSION). I had lots of compliments after wearing it and riding my bike for 6 hours. The best longevity so far!


  23. cash
    Jan 08, 2016 @ 12:01:23

    Try bleu de chanel by channel. It has a longlasting smell. Preferably eu de prefume. It has a great smell that attracts ladies


    • Marcus
      Jan 28, 2016 @ 15:48:09

      Yesssehhhh. Kmsl it’s da truth like farea. Lmbo


  24. Hamza
    Jan 15, 2016 @ 04:13:55

    Oooo..this is really nice collection


    Feb 22, 2016 @ 10:33:57



  26. Katarina
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 08:20:53

    I really love Spicebomb by Viktor&Rolf. I would wear it for weeks until I realized it was a male fragrance.. What do you think of Acqua di Parma? Is it worth it?


  27. DusseNDreads
    Mar 23, 2016 @ 17:39:59

    polo black when I met her… Chanel blue for the first couple dates… Issy miyake when I tell her she mine and I’m hers… #TheRecipe… I think I wanna try the 1 million I keep hearing about it


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