Best Colognes for Men 2016: Top Smelling Perfumes

It is a new year and as such time for new posts on this website. I thought that I would ring in the change on the calendar with an updated post of the best smelling fragrances for guys in 2016. This is by no means a complete list of great smelling perfumes, however, it is a great starting point to find something that will align with your taste, style, and the particular climate of the year. For this list, I have selected 11 terrific colognes that not only smell great but are also versatile in their application. Some, are more suited to certain seasons and temperature ranges, while other scents can do well in a variety of temperatures. If these particular colognes fall too far outside your price range, check out my two posts on some top fragrances that can be had for cheap: Best Under $30 and Part II

Also see: Best Ladies Perfumes 2016


Carolina Herrera Ch Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
This is a top notch scent from Carolina Herrera. It features notes of grapefruit, bergamot, nutmeg, jasmine, violet, leather, and amber. It is a sweet sugary scent with a leather note and vanilla, which gives it an extra smoothness. The dry down is very nice.



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.



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. Here’s my review

la nuit de l'homme


Christian Dior Homme Sport Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
A moderate yet sexy offering from Christian Dior. Dior Homme Sport is versatile and long-lasting and delivers a fresh and clean scent that is good for any season. It has a complex profile of notes including: ginger, citrus, bergamot, sandalwood, lavender, and cedar among others.

dior homme sport


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



Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
Eros is long-lasting and projects very well. Be careful not to overdo it because it can be heavy if overly applied, however, strike the right balance and you’ve got a wonderful fragrance. Eros Review



Creed Aventus Millesime Spray for Men
Aventus is a great boutique fragrance but one that of course has a high price tag. 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


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

l'instant guerlain


Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male By Jean Paul Gaultier For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Oz.
An always popular fragrance, Le Male, is a rich and warm cologne that always seems to attract attention. My full JPG review

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Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros for Men, Eau De Toilette, 3.3 Fluid Ounce
A sweet cologne with a spicy kick to it. Kouros Body is not a heavy fragrance but one that performs very well in the cold weather. Eucalyptus and incense are two of its notes that give it its beautiful aroma. Kouros Body Review



Guerlain Homme Eau De Parfum Spray for Men, 2.7 Ounce
One of my favorites to wear at certain times of the year. Guerlain Homme features a mojito accord with woodsy notes, which brings to mind sitting on the beach sipping on a drink. Guerlain Homme Review


That’ll do it for this list of the top men’s fragrances for 2016. Please check out my review page for more detailed looks at tons of scents (the good, the bad, and the ugly). The number of posts on this site is growing all the time, so, there is something for everyone’s taste in parfums to be found.