Top best selling and best smelling cologne for men in 2017

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.


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.


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.



Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 46 comments
mia - August 21, 2014

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

    robert beedle - November 12, 2015

    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.

    Ken - December 9, 2015

    You should love me then…lol

Stalker - October 7, 2014

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.

skepta - November 9, 2014

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

mxer92 - December 9, 2014

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.

Cameron - December 17, 2014

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 - January 12, 2015

    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!

Sylvain - January 6, 2015

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

Ibrahim Sulaiman - March 3, 2015

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

    Colognebuys - March 5, 2015

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

    pukhraj singh - April 30, 2015

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

    tboz - February 18, 2016

    Issey miyake l’ eau d’ issey pour homme 🙂 its divine

    daniel - January 8, 2017

    -Diesel Only the Brave
    -Davidoff the Brilliant Game
    -Dior Sauvage ( not Eau Savauge)
    -Versace the Dreamer
    -Paul Smith Men Eau Du Toilette
    -Paul Smith Man 2
    -Boss Bottled Intense Eau Du Parfum

Ibrahim Sulaiman - March 3, 2015

please keep me update

Asumani Ratibu - April 21, 2015

Please keep me updated

Ahmed - April 23, 2015

Keep me updated plz..

husaaa - April 23, 2015

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

    Venego - July 8, 2015

    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.

JON.B - May 4, 2015

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.

iam_gt - May 9, 2015

Plz keep me updated…tnz

Ruthie - June 4, 2015

I found this article so worthy.. thanks for sharing

John T. - September 14, 2015

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.

Tariq Hussain Khan - September 27, 2015

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

Evelyne - October 21, 2015

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.

robert beedle - November 12, 2015

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.

Ali - November 25, 2015

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

Many thanks in advance and I remain.


Derrick - December 3, 2015

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.

Bob Builder - December 12, 2015

I like high karate or old spice

Nomercy - December 22, 2015

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!

cash - January 8, 2016

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

    Marcus - January 28, 2016

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

    Rashford - October 30, 2016

    yeah!! bleu de chanel is one of the spicy perfume that gonna make your day with longevity too!!

Hamza - January 15, 2016

Oooo..this is really nice collection

FRESH MOSS - February 22, 2016


Katarina - February 29, 2016

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?

DusseNDreads - March 23, 2016

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

mytymic - June 28, 2016

i used to buy tommy bahama (brownish bottle), and i had co many compliments everytime i wear it. for some reason, it was taken out of the market. it used to be $29.99 at burlington’s, now they sell it on ebay for more than $100. has anyone ever tried it and knows anything that comes close to it’s scent?

NAZ - October 29, 2016

my favorite fragrance so far is LATY COlOGN …it’s used by the old tv cine stars and actors..

Dyni - November 7, 2016

I am currently using Creed Aventus and getting a few compliments from ladies.
Will try GIT and 1 million soon.
Hope it is what the reviews tells me.

Riz - December 18, 2016

My All Time Favs are Kouros (YSL), & Le Male- Jean Paul Gaultier.
I also luv Allure – ChanelSport

JJ - December 24, 2016

Try Sauvage by Christian Dior. I wear it to work almost every day and I ALWAYS get compliments! You can’t go wrong! Others I get compliments from are Terre Hermes, Happy from Clinique(yes believe me), 1 Million, and Jimmy Choo. Everyone’s own body scent will react differently with cologne. It even matters with the kind of body wash you use. I use a natural body wash with grapefruit and those colognes I listed only helped!


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