You’ll be turning heads, or in this case noses, with a spritz of these men's colognes.
Men’s grooming isn’t limited to beard care, manscaping and having the most debonair wardrobe. Every gentleman needs a signature scent in his arsenal. In this sweet-smelling guide, we have a heady mix of musky, woody, citrusy and floral scents. So before you step into the olfactory world where a kaleidoscope of fragrances awaits, check out our list of top men’s colognes.
Best men’s colognes to try
1. Dior: Dior Homme
Fronted by award-winning actor Robert Pattinson, the new Dior Homme is a modern remix of the original, which launched in 2005. Veering away from classic powdery notes, the successor packs a woody scent. Be charmed by notes of cedar, vetiver and patchouli after a few spritzes.
Dior, available at multiple locations including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Ion Orchard
2. Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense by Jo Malone
Who says men can’t pull off floral scents? Enter the Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense. Part of Jo Malone’s Blossoms Collection, the fragrance opens with mandarin orange, followed by heart notes of jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang and hibiscus. It lingers on with sweet, sweet vanilla.
Jo Malone, available at multiple locations including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya
3. Versace: Eros Eau De Parfum
Named after the Greek god of love and sex, Eros Eau De Parfum is a more potent version of the original fragrance. The new edition pushes back accords of vanilla for a stronger citrusy scent. Top notes include mint, green apple and lemon, along with base notes of leather, sandalwood and bitter orange for a woody finish. Plus, we can’t get over the Art Deco-style bottle!
Versace, available at multiple locations including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Paragon Shopping Centre
4. Byredo: Mixed Emotions
This takes the meaning of bottling up your emotions to a whole new level. Created to reflect our collective state of mind during these confusing times, Mixed Emotions presents a comforting fruity scent. Think blackberry paired with mate and heart notes of violet leaves and Ceylon black tea.
Byredo, #B1-34, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
5. Tom Ford: Costa Azzurra
Can we take a hot minute just to marvel at the gorgeous summer gold tones? You’ll be whisked away to a luxurious European beach resort as the scent opens with agarwood, seaweed, cardamom, driftwood and ambrette. Imagine relaxing poolside as the fragrance settles down with base notes like vanilla, oak and incense.
Tom Ford, available online
6. Creed: Aventus
This is a must-have in any gentleman’s arsenal. This men’s cologne is an ode to great leaders of the past such as Napoleon Bonaparte. So expect a confident fruity and musky fragrance of bergamot, juniper berries, birch, blackcurrant and oakmoss in the blend. Need that extra “oomph” in your ensemble? This is it.
Creed, available at Tangs
7. Carolina Herrera: Bad Boy
Wake your inner bad boy with Carolina Herrera’s, well, Bad Boy. Essentially the male equivalent of the Very Good Girl perfume, this scent is bold with heart notes of geranium and black pepper. We’re digging the black monochromatic lightning-shaped bottle. It’s an apt visual extension of the high-energy Bad Boy fragrance.
Carolina Herrera, available at Sephora
8. Calvin Klein: CK Everyone
Taking a cue from the 90s CK One, CK Everyone aims to capture the zeitgeist of today. It’s vegan, gender-neutral and made with naturally-occurring alcohol and ingredients of natural origin. The best part? The perfume comes in a recyclable glass bottle. Told you it’s meant to represent the current social climate. Scent-wise, expect woody citrus accords from a blend of orange oil, cedar, amber and patchouli.
Calvin Klein, available at multiple locations including Paragon Shopping Centre and Forum Shopping Mall
There you have it! The best men’s colognes you need to spruce up your style.