When shopping for a new cologne either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, a good place to start is by seeking out a list of the best selling colognes, in order to find something which already has a broad base of support. After all, if they’re are best sellers then they ought to smell at least somewhat good, right? With that in mind, I have compiled 20 of the best selling colognes on the market for men to help in the process. I have collected the data from both fragrancex.com and fragrancenet.com, the two leading fragrance sellers online. I have linked each cologne out to its page on fragrancenet and have include the price for one of the sizes it is available in. Below, you will also find a discount code for free shipping on a purchase from fragrancenet.com. So, if you want to try one out, use that coupon code.
Other posts to check out: Best Smelling Men’s Colognes and Best Colognes Under $30
20 Best Sellers
Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 6.7 Ounces
Chances are that you’ve smelled this wildly popular cologne before, even if you didn’t know about it. Acqua di Gio is a fantastic scent that is always among the top sellers. Acqua Di Gio Review
Cool Water By Davidoff For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
Not one of my personal favorites but other people seem to like it a lot. It’s been a best seller since the late 80s, so there must be a reason.
Calvin Klein ETERNITY for Men Eau de Toilette, 3.4 fl. oz.
This is the first of multiple entries on the list for Calvin Klein. This inexpensive scent is clean, refreshing, and crisp with several woodsy and green notes. Eternity Review
Paco Rabanne 1 Million By Paco Rabanne For Men Edt Spray, 3.4 Ounce
Notes include blonde leather, mint, grapefruit, rose, and cinnamon among others. Great masculine scent for almost any occasion. 1 Million Review
Loris Azzaro Men’s Chrome Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 6.8 fl. oz
This is a scent which is inexpensive and full of life. It’s notes consist of a citrusy blend. Chrome Review
Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 6.7 Ounces
A long time best-selling classic that has been around since the early 80s. This one definitely has a spice to it and doesn’t need much to be effective.
Ps By Paul Sebastian For Men. Fine Cologne Spray 4.0 Oz
A blend of citrus and florals mix with some other woodsy aromas. This is a cologne that can be picked up for rock bottom prices.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male By Jean Paul Gaultier For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Oz.
Definitely one of my favorite fragrance bottles and is quite unique in that regard. It’s warmth and freshness might be best served in the winter time. JPG Review
Calvin Klein ck one Eau de Toilette, 6.7 fl. oz.
This unisex fragrance has also been popular for the longest time. It has a nice scent, that has a sweet warmth to it. CK One Review
Calvin Klein OBSESSION for Men Eau de Toilette, 4 fl. oz.
The third Calvin Klein entry is a cologne that is much more masculine and less ambiguous than CK One. Obsession has been a staple since 1986 and features notes of mandarin, spice, musk, sandalwood, and amber.
Dolce & Gabbana By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Eau-de-toilette Spray, 2.5 Ounce
I love D&G’s fragrance line for men (see: 21 Le Fou Review) and this is the company’s namesake scent. Lemon, orange, woodsy notes, and tobacco blend to make this a truly wonderful and sophisticated cologne for men.
L’eau D’Issey by Issey Miyake– From Japanese designer Issey Miyake, this wonderful fragrance has a very similar composition to Obsession by Calvin Klein. That familiar blend of citrus and spice, which seems to enjoy fairly universal appeal. L’Eau D’Issey Review
The One by Dolce & Gabbana– This is one of my favorite colognes. My only gripe with it is that I wish it lasted longer on my skin than it does. Notes include: coriander, grapefruit, tobacco, cedar, orange blossom, and ginger among others.
Armani Code– Another one of the citrus and spice mixture. Armani Code however, uses apple and lavender to soften the spice and create a fragrance which is distinctly masculine. Top Armani Fragrances
Versace Pour Homme (Signature)– This Versace scent is fairly unique in its composition of notes. It’s a blend of woodsy and floral scents such as jasmine and kashmir wood that make it a fragrance that stands out. Versace Review
Hugo by Hugo Boss– A good cologne for casual wear at school or the office. It’s not overpowering and has a nice aroma of citrus and woodsy notes. Best Hugo Boss Colognes
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana– Another great choice in the casual cologne market. Light Blue is a highly popular choice for both men and women for good reason, it’s light, subtle, and smells fantastic. Top D&G Fragrances
Versace Man by Versace– Another fragrance by Versace, this one is both highly sensual and masculine. It is bold and confident. One to wear around the ladies.
Joop!– Joop!, besides having a catchy name, is another fragrance that is sexy and the ladies seem to like. Probably best worn on night spent out at a bar or party or out on a date. Sensual and exotic best sum it up. My Joop! Review
Burberry Brit by Burberry– A casual scent from Burberry that has a smell which mixes greens, spice, and woodsy aromas. I personally like London from Burberry better but Brit is still a good fragrance. Top Burberry Men’s Fragrances