Fragrance has been around since the 1300’s.
Millions of different colognes and scents have been made for men since then.
We all gravitate towards the best selling men’s colognes.
But, how do you choose from the best selling men’s colognes?
Today, I am making it easy for you.
I am ranking the top 25 best selling men’s colognes from WORST to BEST.
I think you’ll be surprised at my list.
Let’s get started!
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My Ranking Criteria
You’re probably wondering – how the hell did you make this list?
Well, I ranked them from a perspective of someone getting into colognes for the first time. The man who wants quality over quantity. On top of that, they all had to be best selling men’s colognes to be on this list. No niche fragrances here!
Yes, I know I own hundreds of fragrances but you don’t have to. This ranking is based on quality of the fragrances in my opinion.
I used the following three criteria in my ranking for quality:
- Other People’s Opinions
For the price, it had to be something that could be justified for what you are getting. The man just getting into fragrances hasn’t spent a lot on them. No one wants to waste money even if you have it!
Versatility matters because at first you want a fragrance that can do it all for you. I know the fragrance adicionados out there say this doesn’t matter but it does to the guy starting out.
Finally, other people’s thoughts was my last criteria. Granted, you want to wear something that you like and feel confident in but, you also want something that isn’t going to be so polarizing that others will either love it or hate it. You want compliments – complements are good.
Creed Aventus: Normally, number on most people’s list but it didn’t crack my top 25. Why? Price. It’s very versatile and people love it at the end of the day, it’s too expensive to justify someone just starting off.
Bleu de Chanel EDT: Same as Aventus, it’s versatile, will get you compliments but the price is too high.
Terre d’Hermes Parfum by Hermes: Another victim of high price, there are so many better options that are well under the price. I love this fragrance and it’s versatile but the price just keeps it out of the top 25.
Dior Sauvage EDT: Great fragrance but the price is not right and too much to justify.
Thierry Mugler A*Man EDT: This is another favorite of mine; however, it didn’t make the top 25 because it lacks versatility. It’s too polarizing for this list.
Drakkar Noir: Incredibly inexpensive, this cologne is just too popular.
CK’s Obsession for Men & Eternity for Men: Too recognizable and remind people of the 1990’s instead of today.
25. La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
A combination of sophistication and masculine freshness, Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme starts with sweet, spicy cardamon and transitions to a hear of citrus-fresh bergamot, cedar wood, and lavender.
24. Burberry for Men EDT
This a fresh, energetic fragrance was created in 1995 and is still one of Burberry’s best sellers. The top notes include bergamot, mint, sandalwood and moss.
23. Armani Code by Giorgio Armani
Armani Code has been on top seller list since it was first released in 2004 and for good reason. Winner of the 2006 FiFi Award for Fragrance of the Year, it has top notes of bergamot and lemon which transition to a smooth base note of leather.
22. Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger
This luxurious eau de toilette was created in 1994 for the man who loves to explore his mind… at least that’s what Tommy Hilfiger says. This intriguing scent has notes of grapefruit, rain, bergamot and lavender which gives it a more fruity composition.
21. CK One by Calvin Klein
CK One is designed as a unisex fragrance but don’t let that scare you. This circus-y cologne is a perfect summer cologne. With top notes of pineapple, orange that make way for base notes of nutmeg, sandalwood and amber, CK One is a head turner that if worth exploring.
20. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
This intense, masculine fragrance combine sweet and fruity with spicy tones that include: bergamot, pear, mint, lavender, cinnamon, sage, caraway, vanilla, cedar, amber and patchouli. This fragrance evolves while you wear it.
19. Jimmy Choo Man
Elegant and edgy, Jimmy Choo man was created by the house of Jimmy Choo in 2014. The scent opens with a blend of lavender and mandarin notes. The added suede notes on the base give this fragrance a timeless luxury feeling.
18. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne
Since being launch in 2008, 1 Million it is estimated that 1.23 million people have used this fragrance. With an eye-catching bottle and a spicy mix of orange, grapefruit and cinnamon, this fragrance will be remembered.
17. Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue
Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, fig leaf, violet leaf, papyrus are just some of the notes in Versace’s Pour Homme Dylan Blue. Dylan Blue allows you to experience a whiff of cool Mediterranean breeze making this an amazing warm weather fragrance.
16. The One EDT by Dolce & Gabbana
Introduced in 2008, The One EDT is made by the design house Dolce & Gabbana with opening notes of grapefruit, coriander and basil with lower hints of ginger and orange. This is a versatile scent that make heads turn and leaves you standing out from a crowd.
15. Prada L’Homme EDT
L’Homme is marketed to the man who loves an adventure. Top notes of cardamon, black pepper, carrot seeds and neroli, this fragrance is fresh and clean with decent projection and longevity.
14. Polo Red by Ralph Lauren
One of the more unique colognes on my list, Polo Red was created in 2003 with a variety of red notes that creates an uplifting scent. The fragrance notes include grapefruit, lemon, cranberry, saffron and sage.
13. Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana
Light Blue is an amazing choice for a self-assured man who wants a vibrant scent. It boasts a robust set of notes including mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, juniper, rosemary. Best used for casual wear, this is a great fragrance to wear on a date.
12. Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme by Giorgio Armani
You knew this was going to be on the list. One of the most masculine scents and recognizable scents on this list, Acqua Di Gio is a crowdpleaser that is light and watery with a touch of citrus and a woody finish.
11. Legend EDT by Montblanc
Montblanc’s Legend EDT is another great scent that could easily be your go-to. This scent is a close match to Abercrombie and Fitch’s Fierce but isn’t as played out as Fierce is. The notes include lavender, bergamot, lemon verbena, pineapple and coumarin.
10. Burberry Touch for Men
Launched in 2000, this men’s cologne is a fresh and light scent featuring notes of artemisia, violet leaf, mandarin orange, nutmeg and white pepper. This is a great daytime use fragrance that will turn heads and be very inviting to others.
9. Coach for Men EDT
From the design house of Coach, this fragrance features nots of green nashi, pear, bergamot, kumquat, cardamon and vetiver. This fragrance is similar to Gucci’s Guilty for men but at half the price.
8. Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme
Masculine but not overpowering Issey Miyake has created this woody fragrance which blends the sweetness of tangerine with bergamot. Not only is the price unbeatable, the name is a great conversation starter – you just try to say it correctly…
7. Nautica Voyage
Voyage by Nautica is a sleeper pick for most people because the price is so low. This fragrance is well under $20 and will get you tons of compliments. The notes include green leaves, apple, mimosa, lotus and amber. With this price-point, you can’t go wrong and that is why it is number 7.
6. Azzaro Chrome EDT
This has been around for 25 years and it is still a powerhouse fragrance. This aromatic circus cologne blends rosemary, pineapple, neroli, bergamot and lemon which helps this last forever.
5. Versace Eros
A usual suspect on many lists, Versace Eros ranks so high because of the price, versatility and just how much of the cologne you get. This has great projection (so you don’t need to apply a lot) and features mint, green apple, lemon, tonic bean and geranium in its notes.
4. Cool Water by Davidoff
This iconic oceanic scent is hard to beat at the price it is. Similar to Green Irish Tweed by Creed, this has been a best seller for decades for its ability to project and smell amazing. This summer fragrance features rosemary, mint, sandalwood, lavender, cedar notes.
3. Azzaro Wanted EDT
This is a perfect compliment getting fragrance and is best for casual settings and not for work. The bottle is well I mean come on – it’s freaking awesome looking. This has notes of lemon, ginger lavender, mint and cardamom.
2. Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Pour Lui EDT
A very light fragrance, this is a great cologne to get started with that will also get you compliments.. This is a timeless scent that is very affordable and easy to experiment in any situation. The fragrance notes are grapefruit, cardamom, rosemary, cedar leaf and tuberose.
1. Versace Man Eau Fraiche
When it comes to versatility, price and the amount of compliments you’ll get, Versace’s Men Eau Fraiche is unbeatable. This blends notes of bergamot, cardamom, lemon, carambola and Brazilian rosewood into a fresh, aquatic scent ideal for any situation. Created by the master perfumer Olivier Cresp in 2006, you can’t go wrong with this scent.
Best Selling Men’s Colognes – Summary
There you have it!
To be honest, all of these fragrances are amazing and worth your time and money.
If you’re interested in buying any of them, click here to check out my Amazon store with all of them listed in it.
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Published Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:55:12 +0000
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How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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