When buying cologne as a gift for someone, it is important to factor in their lifestyle, the climate of the area they live in, and even their personal style so far as you can tell it. Consider you boyfriend or husband’s needs. Does he need something that can be worn to work? Or will you go with something that is more towards the sexy/romantic night on the town sort of fragrance? In this post, I want to give a list of cologne options that not only smell good but fit in a wide range of categories. I have not accounted at all for a budget but I will link below, other posts that I have done for scents within certain price ranges, that way you can have even more options.
Also see: Best Colognes Under $30 Part 1, Part 2, and Best Scents $30-50
Armani Code Profumo– A flanker fragrance to the original Armani Code. To me, this one surpasses the original (which is also great, btw). Profumo is so utterly smooth, sexy, warm, and simply beautiful. Has easily become one of my favorites. My Full Code Profumo Review
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.3-Ounce
Fresh and masucline with a bit of a powdery kind of spice to it. This one has been wildly popular since its release and for good reason. La Nuit as the name suggests is great for nighttime wear but also has the versatility and longevity to wear to work. La Nuit Review
Burbérry London 3.3 oz for Men Eau de Toilette
Burberry London is a casual yet refined fragrance that blends notes of tobacco, cinnamon, leather, and pepper among others. It works very well in the colder months of the year and spicy/woodsy profile that is quite delightful. My Full Burberry London Review
Polo Black by Ralph Lauren for Men – 4.2 Ounce EDT Spray
Black is one of those casual scents that does everything really well. It has an interesting mango note that isn’t too much on the sweet side and is bolstered by woodsy notes. Polo Black is also kind of a year round fragrance, as it seems to work in almost any weather condition while also smelling wonderful. Polo Black Review
Carolina Herrera Ch Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
This is a beautiful fragrance by Carolina Herrera. It features notes of grapefruit, bergamot, nutmeg, jasmine, violet, leather, and amber. It is a sweetly sugary aroma with vanilla and leather, which gives it a rich and warm smoothness. The dry down is quite lovely.
L’instant De Guerlain By Guerlain For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
This great scent is quite sexy, refined, and unique in many ways. Notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, and many others weave together a layered aromatic experience that is one of a kind. Top Guerlain Scents
Thierry Mugler Eau de Toilette Spray, Angel Men Pure Havane, 3.4 Ounce
Pure Havane is a sweet blend of tobacco, honey, patchouli, and bitter cocoa. It is a very warm and manly scent that screams to be used on a winter’s day. Angel Men Pure Havane Review
Creed Aventus Creed 4 OZ Millesime Spray For Men
An upscale blend of citrus notes and woods which uses the finest ingredients. Aventus is wildly popular and can be worn on a multitude of occasions and fit in perfectly. In my opinion, it’s at its best in the spring and summer. Creed Aventus Review
212 Vip by Carolina Herrera Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
A bold fragrance that has the smoothness of an alcoholic drink (vodka is a note in VIP) and a subtle spice that really brings things together. I love wearing this stuff. Great for the nightlife and actually isn’t bad for everyday wear when done lightly. 212 VIP Review
There you have it. While this is by no means a complete list of all possible great buys, you should be able to find a great gift from it or through one of the links to my other lists. Also, be sure to check out the individual reviews of scents to get further detail and select one that is in the right ballpark for your husband or boyfriend.