A cologne is an invisible part of our personal style, and it has a powerful effect on how people see and remember you. It not only helps you fight body odor, but also boost your morale. Just like a beautiful outfit, a good cologne can boost your confidence and ensure that you get through the day without feeling conscious of your body odor. Colognes are categorized by how strong they are: eau de cologne is the lightest, eau de toilette will last slightly longer, and eau de parfum is the strongest and longest lasting.
Men’s Health, the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, conducted a survey among their readers as to which colognes were/are the best for men in 2021.
- Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford
Men’s Health readers voted hands down for Tom Ford as their favorite cologne. It’s a woody aromatic dream reminiscent of tropical sea air and summer citrus fruits. We’ll be wearing this cyprus, lemon, and oakwood concoction all summer to really drive home those “I’d rather be on vacation” vibes.
2 . BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum
It was designed with the modern man in mind and combines elegance and style. The fragrance is balanced with both fresh and fruity top notes, and with a warm, spicy floral heart that is dominated by geraniums and seasoned with just a dab of clove before giving way to the base notes of sandalwood, cedar and vetiver.
3. Hermès H24 Eau de Toilette
A lively, sensual and bright perfume, stemming from the daring blend between nature and technology. The result is unexpected and attention-grabbing. The combination of an enveloping sage, an electrifying narcissus, an invigorating rosewood and a warm, metallic note of sclarene.
4. Montblanc Legend Eau de Parfum
Iconic fragrance for a charismatic and contemporary man. It has all the notes of a classic dude scent – leather, woods, bergamot—and mixes them together for the olfactory equivalent of the corner office.
5. Ralph Lauren Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum
The classic Polo patchouli smoothness but modernized with a zap of grapefruit and a zing of fresh sage, this new version of one of the all-time best men’s colognes is the embodiment of seduction, confidence and masculinity. An invitation to an unparallel journey.
6. Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
The spicy fresh scent blends Calabrian bergamot and pepper for a unique and attention-grabbing top note which is anchored by amber and cedar in the base note. Sauvage Eau de Parfum teams the freshness of a juicy, spicy Calabrian Bergamot note with the sensuality of a mysterious and enveloping Papua New Guinean Vanilla absolute accord. The fragrance unfurls a powerful and noble trail.
7. Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne
Be swept away in the irresistible scent of Wood Sage and Sea Salt. There’s a saltiness that lends a distinctive marine quality without being cloying (or smelling fake,) and the green note of sage adds a fresh element that instantly transports you outdoors. Woody with earthy, aromatic tones that bring a natural depth.
(Article Excerpts from Men’s Health Magazine 2021. Images courtesy)