Best Men’s Colognes 2018: Hot New Releases
The way a man smells is very personal and a form of self-expression. With this being said, cologne companies play an important role in determining the top men’s cologne of the season. This year, the theme of some of the best men’s colognes seems to be wood. Many of the hot new releases in men’s cologne this year feature scents including woods such as oud, cedar, and sandalwood. There are some that even have a bit of citrus and other aromatic notes added to them to give them character. Here are a few of the best men’s colognes in 2018 and hot new releases for the year.
Azzaro Wanted Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.7 Fl. oz.
This scent is Bold, Powerful, and Irresistible. This woody citrus and spicy scent, crafted with explosive lemons, energizing cardamom and opulent Tonka bean is for the man who dares to live a bold life.
The Brand- For Azzaro, cologne is an element of seduction, inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and its authentic values — joie de vivre, complicity, conviviality, transmission, seduction…
Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Fl. Oz.
This woody aromatic fragrance has a blend of bergamot geranium lemon ginger pineapple apple ambergris and musk
Y is Yves. Y is a question. Y is you. Y, the new masculine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent. Inspired by the iconic white T-shirt and black jacket, the Eau de Toilette is a balance of freshness and strength. Like a crisp white T-shirt, notes of bergamot, ginger and geranium offer a sharp juicy freshness to challenge convention and exceed all expectations. At its base, soft notes of balsam fir, ambergris and incense embody the subtle power of a tailored black jacket that is refined, chic and surprisingly powerful. An authentic and bold creation; masculinity redefined. Everything starts with a Why.
Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.3 Oz
Gentleman, a new intensity full of fearless charm. The vibrant and charismatic Eau de Parfum is for men who choose not to follow the crowd; it is for men who dance to their own beat. A woody floral oriental plays an explosive tempo. Peppery effervescence rifts with gentle and aromatic lavender. Contrasting notes built upon a beating floral heart. Warmed up with Tolu balm, the iris heart plays a solo, full of strength and delicacy played out with a masculine pitch. The base echoes with woody patchouli and the sensuality of black vanilla. Oriental and addictive. A rhythmic scent to accompany you through the night. Buy this one if you want to stand out.
Giorgîo Armanî Acquà Di Giò Absolü Eau De Parfum Spray for Men 2.5 fl.oz
Introducing ACQUA DI GIÒ ABSOLU fragrance for men, celebrating the union between fresh water and warm wood. Seen through the eyes of Giorgio Armani, the alliance of water and wood takes us on a journey into timeless masculinity, embracing a deeper overall consciousness.
Using marine notes and patchouli, a new bold, refined, and elegant fragrance has been created. The patchouli provides the perfect balance between the aquatic fragrance and the woody aromas, creating true masculinity with a sensual twist that is at the heart of the fragrance. Woods overdose and ambery addictive warmness of labdanum resinoid blow masculinity and character to the fragrance in the base.
The ABSOLU bottle keeps the iconic shape of Acqua di Giò but reveals its luminous amber-colored fragrance in a clear transparent glass. At the top, the unique cap made of sustainably sourced ash wood creates a perfectly balanced contrast with the shiny metallic collar.
Created by Alberto Morillas, the composition is a powerful and sophisticated alliance of woody notes softened by a fresh aquatic signature. A true statement of natural elegance celebrating the relationship between man and nature.
Best Colognes from Last Year
Vince Camuto for Him
Camuto has catered to women for years and has tackled the men’s cologne market. The first cologne offered by Camuto offers lots of citrus and cedar, including notes of lime. In addition, there are also hints of black pepper, patchouli, and leather, all of which combine to offer a truly manly smell.
Spicebomb is the creation of Viktor and Rolf, two upscale fashion designers from Amsterdam. This men’s cologne offers a peppery zing when first sprayed on and then changes to a more sweet and masculine tobacco base. For someone that is looking for something a bit different, this may be a perfect choice as it is truly unique. And since it’s called Spicebomb, it also comes in a bottle that is shaped like a hand grenade.
Eau Sauvage Parfum
Eau Sauvage Parfum is an offering from Christian Dior and is one of the top men’s cologne. This is an update from the classic Eau Savage that was first released by Dior in 1966. The older version had floral notes; the latest version is woodier with notes of myrrh. The myrrh is not sweet smelling but has a burnt and smoky smell to it. The scent is quite powerful and not likely good for the office. However, it is probably perfect for an evening out.
Tom Ford Noir
Tom Ford Noir offers a refreshing and floral scent with hints of violets, irises, and powder. While this may sound a bit feminine, the cologne quickly develops into something warmer, darker, and sexier. The spices of this cologne win out overall, but the hint of floral notes remains. Overall, this is a sophisticated scent offered by one of the top designers of the century.
Hanae Mori HiM Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
HiM by Hanae Mori is one of the top men’s colognes with its powerful punch that is spicy and fresh. The top notes have a hint of gray pepper, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, cardamom, and violet leaves. The heart of the Cologne offers fig, Tonka Bean, and cinnamon bark notes. This scent closes with woody scents of amber, musk, teak, and white cedar.