Parfum – Parfum is made up of 25-30% fragrance that is dissolved in alcohol and oils and can last for at least 24 hours.
Eau de Parfum – Very popular version of perfume containing about 20% fragrances. This type will stick to your skin for approximately 8 hours when worn.
Eau de Toilette (EDT) – The eau de toilette often contains 5-15% fragrance that has been dissolved in alcohol. Once worn, it can last a couple of hours before fading off the skin.
Eau de Cologne – Eau de cologne is quite cheap because it is made of just a meager 2-5% of dissolved fragrance that wears off after a few hours.
Eau Fraiche – Eau Fraiche is just scented water. Its fragrance composition is just 3%.
Although your choice of perfume solely depends on what you want, an ‘Eau de Parfum’ can keep you smelling sweet all through work hours. However, for a couple of hours of hanging out with your buddies, an EDT would get the job done.
Important Note: Throughout this article, we will be using the words; top/initial notes, middle/heart notes, and base/anchor notes frequently. The top notes are the first aroma you perceive when you wear the perfume. After a couple of hours, the initial notes fade off to reveal the middle/heart notes. These will also fade off after some time to reveal the base/anchor notes which are mostly of tobacco, musk, vetiver, or sandalwood for men.
So What Perfumes Are Best-Selling For Men?
Best Selling Perfumes for Men 2019
Nautica Voyage Eau De Toilette Spray
Nautica has grown to become a worldwide brand in apparel and/or accessories market. This classic is rich both in style, performance, and color. The strong outdoor-ish fragrance is gotten from the blend of dewy moss and processed woody amber.
Pheromones For Men Pheromone Cologne
This perfume is the perfect spray for a man who wants to haunt the female senses. It is a fusion of sweet-smelling fragrance and actual pheromones (Androstadienone) that appeals to the feminine sexual receptors – it is just simple chemistry that every man that has tried it can attest to its potency.
Cool Water EDT Spray For Men By Davidoff
The ‘cool water’ spray is another classic just like the Nautica. It is an outdoor-inspired scent with initial notes of jasmine and lavender. The heart and base notes are oakmoss and sandalwood/musk respectively.
Versace Man Eau De Fraiche By Gianni Versace
Feel the fragrance of sunshine as it blends with the salty ocean. This mild spray consists of lemon, cedar, carambola, sage, amber, sycamore wood, tarragon, and even musk. Despite its scent guaranteed to wear off in a short while (since its Eau de Fraiche), it is a great perfume to wear.
This 3.4 oz. perfume is recommended mostly for casual outings.
Dreamer By Versace (EDT Spray For Men)
The initial note of this trendsetting perfume is the strong aroma from wildflowers. Then it wears off leaving a linen and amber smell. The base note is the smell of dried cigarette tobacco. The manufacturers recommend this EDT spray for casual use.
Versace Eros EDT Spray For Men
With initial notes of the nose-grabbing smell of lemon, green apple and mint, this perfume is designed to get every man hooked at first smell. The main notes are vanilla and amber. However, the anchor notes the smell of vetiver, oakmoss, and cedarwood. Manufacturers have given this product the ‘nod’ for daily use.
Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani (EDT Spray For Men)
This is a classic perfume running far back as the late 1990s; a period which saw it really rise to fame and Acqua Di Gio became a household name. Its notes include a blend of mandarin orange, lime, bergamot, jasmine, neroli, orange, and lemon. This perfume, launched in 1996 is recommended for morning or evening casual according to the manufacturers.
D & G Light Blue By Dolce And Gabbana (EDT Body Spray For Men)
You just have to appreciate the dedication and artistry that Dolce and Gabbana put into the production of this perfume. The initial notes are a burst of mood-improving citrus and bergamot. These notes are known to appeal to the female senses. The core or heart notes are rosemary and juniper alongside a touch of Sichuan pepper. The anchor notes of this trendsetter are oakmoss, incense, and musk to give off the masculine feel.
Guess Seductive EDT Spray For Men
This 3.4-ounce eau de toilette body spray for men is manufactured with romance in mind. The Spanish make has top notes of bergamot, pear, and blackcurrant. When the top notes wear off, you move on to enjoy the orris root, African orange flower, and jasmine fragrances. Cashmere wood, olibanum, and vanilla are the blends that linger as the base notes. Although eau de toilette perfumes last a couple of hours, some users claim its aroma lingers the whole day.
Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray
This French-made EDT spray has top notes that consist of Artemisia, rosemary, basil lavender, lemon, bergamot and lemon verbena. It is basically a perfume that should be worn for any romantic adventure. Its base note sandalwood does linger a little longer to give you a masculine feel.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette Spray For Men
Do not be hoodwinked by its EDT status, this perfume can last for a whole day just like the Parfum makes. Its top notes are grapefruit, blood mandarin, and mint. The heart tones are rose and cinnamon with a spicy blend. It is anchored with several notes including leather, wood, Indian patchouli, and amber.
Hugo Boss Man EDT
Someone once described his richly fragrant product as necessary for men who want to live their lives on their terms. This urban scent has top notes of herbs and green apples before wearing off and unveiling a wild and earthy forest scent – the smell of the woods!
Polo Black By Ralph Lauren For Men
For men who are addicts or connoisseurs of the woody fragrance, we bring you, Polo Black. This perfume was born in 2005 and it’s a proud blend of the patchouli and mango. Its notes include the silver armoise, Tonka beans, and the Spanish sage. The 4.2 oz. EDT spray for men is recommended for special occasions.
Polo Sport By Ralph Lauren For Men, EDT Natural Spray
If you want to grab that woman’s senses and make your contact with her linger in her mind, then you should go for this perfume. The perfume gives off a masculine fragrance owing to its blend of tobacco, wood, and leather. Next time you’re heading out on for a casual adventure, you should wear this 4.0 oz. perfume and enjoy all the attention and attraction you get!
Stetson Original Cologne Spray For Men By Stetson 2.25 Fluid Ounce Spray Bottle The Classic Rich Woodsy Scent Of The American West
This is a classic scent with the American West theme of woody and citrus spice. The notes of this cologne are musk and bergamot which further ascertains its masculinity. This cologne is known to interact with your skin and pheromones to create a unique and attractive scent of you. Seductive and classic!
Aramis By Aramis For Men, EDT Spray
Aramis has spent more than 20 years in providing that sweet-smelling scent of masculinity which is achieved with the blend of sage, bergamot, and sandalwood. Manufacturers advise that this 3.7 oz. eau de toilette spray should perform best for the next three years after purchase.
Victorinox Swiss Army Altitude Eau De Toilette Spray
If you are conversant with the Swiss Army company, you must have one way or the other stumbled on this name ‘Victorinox.’ They make war knives for the soldiers. Now they have delved into making perfumes with a fresh woody scent. The manufacturers recommend this scent for a hot day.
Aspen By Coty For Men Cologne Spray
This classic perfume for men offers a blend of adventure and outdoors with its woody, spicy and fresh citrus scents. The 4-ounce eau de toilette cologne spray is recommended to be worn daily.
Lucky You Lucky Brand Cologne Spray For Men By Liz Claiborne
Want to feel fresh all through your office hours? That is exactly what Liz Claiborne had in mind when making this perfume. It has a perfect blend of citrus and fresh flowers. Although it is basically for the office wear, a few puffs can make your casual outing a memorable one.
Christian Dior Sauvage For Men EDT Spray
This cologne gives off a strong masculine scent that lasts long on your skin. The 2 oz. eau de toilette spray is more of musk than any other concentration and sure goes a long way to make everyone’s meeting with you memorable.
Hei By Alfred Sung 3.4 Oz. For Men EDT Spray
It’s so hard not notice a man who wears Hei EDT spray by Alfred Sung. Made from high-quality materials, Hei is understood to be a perfect gift for any particular occasion. It is loaded with notes of spearmint, jasmine, bergamot, cardamom, fennel, and musk.
Usher By Usher For Men Eau De Toilette Spray
This EDT body spray is strictly manly in every sense of the word. Top notes are verbena, melon, and pineapple before fading to reveal mid notes of pepper, violet leaf, and lavender. The anchor notes are sandalwood, musk, vetiver, suede, and guaiac wood. This scent makes the wearer smell fresh, clean and confident.
Mambo By Liz Claiborne For Men, Cologne Spray 3.4 Ounce
This cologne has spent about 8 years in the market and is most recommendable for casual outings. However, it is a good spray for the workplace. Its top notes of cinnamon, thyme, and bergamot are quite inviting before revealing a lingering anchor note of musk, fir balsam, and sandalwood.
Calvin Klein Obsession For Men, Eau De Toilette Spray 4.0 Oz
This perfume blends intense masculine aroma with an unforgettable and sexually arousing feel. There is a very thin line between love and insanity. This 4.0 oz bottle seems to represent that line. This scent has spent decades grabbing people’s attention its top notes is of bergamot, mandarin, lavender, and myrrh. After several hours these fade to reveal anchor notes of patchouli, musk, and sandalwood.
The effects of perfume might depend on your body chemistry; your mood, dryness or/and sensitivity of your skin.
No matter your taste, one or more of these sprays are bound to satisfy you. Testing out these sprays first by applying them on your wrist and watching the notes change will help you understand your body chemistry and how each one helps drag you towards a position of satisfaction and power.
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