Shopping for new cologne – especially when you’re shopping for somebody else – is never easy. With perfumeries always bringing out new fragrances, it can be difficult to decide whether you want to venture away from your old scent to something new. Deciding on which new scent is also easier said than done.
All of this in addition to the fact that there are five different types of categories – parfum, eau de toilette, eau de parfum, eau fraiche and eau de cologne – makes it less of an enjoyable experience than it should be.
If you are looking for some new cologne and are having a hard time settling on what to buy, look no further than this quick guide. These are the five best-selling men’s colognes of 2018. All these options provide beautiful and long-lasting scents which are identifiable and will get heads turning. Why not have a browse through Maple Prime’s cologne for men for some inspiration?
#1: Mr. Burberry by Burberry Eau de Parfum
With Burberry claiming that this cologne was inspired by London nightlife, it is the perfect scent for any playboy (or wannabe playboy, for that matter) excited by the allure of London’s renowned nightlife. It is a warm scent which has received outstanding reviews online, with notes of cinnamon, amber and patchouli. It’s definitely a great shout for the winter months.
#2: Bleu De Chanel by Chanel Eau de Parfum
This is an all-time classic. I own a bottle and I cannot think of a single friend of mine who doesn’t. Although it’s a commonly used and well-known scent, it is one which catches people off guard and has a surprise factor to it. With fresh citrus notes, it delivers a bold scent which lasts for hours and has its place firmly cemented in this list of cologne heavyweights.
#3: Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette
This fragrance has only been around for a few years, however, during this time it has gained quite the reputation for its quality and long-lasting scent. Delivering fresh bergamot and pepper notes, it delivers a rugged yet subtle spicy scent which won Allure Magazine’s award for Best Men’s Fragrance in 2016.
#4: Oud Wood by Tom Ford
When it comes to men’s fragrances, they don’t get much better than Tom Ford. Unless you’re made of money, these fragrances are for special occasions. Oud wood is a rare specialty ingredient sourced carefully by Tom Ford’s perfumery which delivers a very deep, musky scent with nodes of amber, cardamom and sandalwood.
#5: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Eau de Toilette
If you are looking for a lighter and more “summery” fragrance, then L’Homme by YSL is a good choice. With white pepper, basil flower and Tonka bean, it is a cologne which leaves a lasting impression… don’t underestimate its strength, though; a little goes a long way with this one!
These are the five best smelling men’s colognes available on the market in 2018. They’re all recognizable names and are a safe bet even for the pickiest of men.