Best Men’s Colognes 2017: Top Smelling Fragrances for Males

I’ve taken a month off from writing on this site and thought that I’d ease my way back into it by creating a list of the top men’s colognes for 2017. Now, I’ve tried to include a variety of scents for different tastes, styles, climates, etc. but as with any opinion list, I can’t please everybody. Of course, this is by no means complete, but if you’re new to the site you can dig around further to find a whole bunch more great options out of the hundreds or posts/reviews from over the years. It’s crazy to me, that this is now year 4, since I launched Best Men’s Colognes…which I never planned on doing for this long but it turns out that I actually enjoy going deeper into the world of scent, so might as well keep it up for 2017. As always, I’ve linked to my review of each scent as well as its Amazon page for further reviews and ease of purchase. Here are also some other good fragrance options for under $30 and under $50.



Armani Code Profumo– Code Profumo is a more recent release by Armani. This scent is magnificent flanker to the original Armani Code and even better than that fantastic fragrance, in my opinion. Smooth, sexy, and warm this Armani cologne is a sure fire winner for the colder months of the year. My Code Profumo Review

armani code profumo


Thierry Mugler Eau de Toilette Spray, Angel Men Pure Havane, 3.4 Ounce
Pure Havane is an amazing mixture of masculine sweetness featuring notes of tobacco leaf, honey, amber, and bitter cocoa. Havane is like a fine cigar dipped in honey and sugar with a helping of chocolate. Completely warm and gourmand and awesome. One of the top choices for winter and of the Mugler line. Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler Review

A*Men Pure Havane


Bvlgari Aqua By Bvlgari For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces

A rather unique entry on the list with its use of the seaweed note to go along with orange and other woodsy notes. Aqua is classy, masculine, and a trip to the shore all in one bottle. This is one for guys who like summery/aquatic scents and/or live in a tropical type of climate.


Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.3-Ounce
An entry from Yves Saint Laurent. With notes of bergamot, lavender, cedar, vetiver, and other floral notes…La Nuit is definitely a winner come autumn and is generally very well received. Here’s my review

la nuit de l'homme

Dior Homme By Christian Dior For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
Light, fresh, elegant, and classy. Dior Homme is a modern classic. The longevity isn’t as great as desired but this is still a wonderful fragrance, you could also go with Homme Intense. Top Christian Dior Colognes for Men



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.



Bleu de Chanel– Clean blend of citrus notes such as grapefruit and lemon along with a woodsy base. Extremely pleasing scent that gets showered with complements from all walks of life. Definitely on the expensive side, but a beautiful fragrance, none the less.


212 Vip by Carolina Herrera Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
212 VIP for men by Carolina Herrera is a bold and sexy nightlife cologne for the wintertime. It’s fresh, slightly spicy, boozy with a vodka note, and a nice bit of citrus. I’ve been wearing this a lot when I go out to parties and such. 212 VIP Cologne Review

212 VIP Herrera


BURBERRY London for Men Eau de Toilette , 1.7 fl. oz
Burberry blends woods, leather, and tobacco to create something that is masculine yet quite beautiful. This is a great fragrance for the cooler months of the year. My Full Burberry London Review


Creed Aventus Millesime Spray for Men
Aventus is a wonderful scentfrom the house of Creed, that is of course, on the higher end of the cost spectrum. Aventus is known for its layered use of fruit notes like French apples and pineapple and blending it with currant, birch, and jasmine to create a memorable yet masculine cologne. Creed Aventus Review

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L’instant De Guerlain By Guerlain For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
This wonderful fragrance is sexy, classy, and unique in its own right. Notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, and many others weave together a layered aromatic experience that is one of a kind.  Top Guerlain Scents

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Polo Black by Ralph Lauren for Men – 4.2 Ounce EDT Spray

Moderate and masculine scent that works well for the day or nighttime. Wonderful fragrance that is pleasing yet subtle and great for casual, everyday wear. Notes include: tonka bean, iced mango, patchouli noir, spanish sage, and silver armoise.  Polo Black Full Review

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Millesime Imperial By Creed For Men. Millesime Spray 4.0-Ounce Bottle
 I love wearing this Creed fragrance in the summertime. It is a fresh and invigorating melon scented cologne with a hint of salt that reminds one of the seaside air. Review