Colognes come in many different scents, however, not all of these scents are appropriate or desirable for all occasions. There are fragrances that do smell wonderful but are best served when applied during a night out and not while working at the office. Professional men require a eau de toilette that is understated yet still fresh and compelling. There are yet still other men who simply don’t want their fragrance to be that ‘loud’ and more on the subtle side and wish to find the perfect cologne for daily use. In this post, I want to lay out some options that you could consider for an everyday cologne as well as present a few that I think are the top colognes for daytime.
Best Daytime Colognes for Men
Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent– YSL has put out many great fragrances throughout its history and this one might be the best option for professional men. A masculine scent that contains notes of bergamot, star anise seed, and rosemary as well as lavender among other ingredients. Top YSL Scents
Drakkar Noir– A very popular cologne for men that isn’t overpowering but has a nice spice to it. Drakkar won’t be confused for a woman’s fragrance. Drakkar Review
Azzaro– This fragrance by Loris Azzaro is a classic scent that features wood, musk, lavender, and sandalwood. My full Azzaro Review
Versace Man– An underrated fragrance that will have a man feeling clean and fresh.
The One by Dolce & Gabbana– This is a very versatile cologne in that it can be worn daily and also for a night out. It’s a sexy fragrance that doesn’t have the same woodsy smell as some of the others listed. Best Dolce Colognes
Armani Code– One of the top selling men’s colognes on the market. Armani Code is both serious and sexy, a great option for a professional who needs the right fragrance for all situations. Top Armani Scents and My Full Code Review
Polo by Ralph Lauren– An absolute classic from this American designer. Polo is a sharp and crisp fragrance that is perfect for daytime wear. Best of Ralph Lauren
Gentleman by Givenchy– A throwback to the 70s that is clean and masculine. Really nice scent.
Kouros Body by Yves Saint Laurent– Another entry from the French design house. I love this fragrance, it has a unique smell that isn’t flowery or woodsy but blends in nicely. Body Kouros Review
There you have it. Some fantastic cologne options for professional men or those who need a fragrance for daily use. None of these choices are overpowering but all smell great in their own ways. The listed choices are all clean and masculine, as I wanted to avoid the fragrances that would be considered more unisex options. You really can’t go too wrong with any of these.