Top 10 Colognes for Guys that Women Love

Let's face it — most guys probably don't care what they smell like as long as women like it. I've had a multi-year love-hate relationship with Curve cologne because it smells like cotton-candy to me yet women come out of the woodwork to say how great it smells. For this article, I wanted to pick out some of the top 10 colognes you can wear to feel sexy...and women will agree.


SEXY

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men EDT

“It's almost over-powering but so confident and sexy” — Amy

Calvin Klein Obsession is the iconic sexy fragrance that burst onto the scene in the 90s and continues to be one of the best selling mens fragrances today. It's definitely not for the faint of heart but if you want to make an impression, spray this on. It's a sensual classic. Read my full review here


OFFICE-FRIENDLY

Jimmy Choo Man Eau de Toilette Spray

“I bought this for my boyfriend as a joke since I love the shoes. But now I actually love the scent on him.” — Lisa

This is an interesting combination of scents with pineapple leaf, suede and lavender notes. I love the opening and it feels like a great daily cologne for the office or casual. My main complaint is just doesn't last very long so be prepared to reapply after 3 hours or so. 


WINTER TIME

John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray

“It smells like winter snuggles by the fire.” — Monica

This is one of my favorites. It's Sensuous and warm, it's a unique blend of rhubarb, quince paste, juniper berries and cinnamon tree leaves that has a great duration. Great for cool weather.


SUMMER TIME

Creed Millesime Imperial Spray

“It's how a guy should smell.” — Erin

Creed Millesime is a perfect scent for the warm, summer months when everything else feels too heavy and overbearing. Its salt air edge and sweet, summer melons are a well balanced pairing of scents. Definitely worth having in your collection.


NIGHT OUT

Calvin Klein Intense Euphoria

“My wife loves it and that's enough for me.” — Frank

This is an oriental cologne that blends amber, spices, and woodsy aromas. It's definitely a another bold statement cologne that doesn't shy away from being super sexy. Great pick for a date or evening out. Read my overview of the Calvin Klein fragrance line here.


FIRST DATE

Burberry Brit Rhythm

“It smells sexy but not over the top, like a nice first date cologne.” — Ericka

Burberry Brit Rhythm is a vibrant woodsy scent with notes of cedarwood, basil verveina, and leather. It's an interesting combination of freshness (basil verveina), comfort (cedar), and sensual (leather). Altogether it feels like a great cologne for a young guy out on a date where he wants to make a good impression  but also hint at a little edginess.


BLACK TIE EVENT

Amouage Reflection Man

“If I had to guess what Richard Gere's character was wearing in Pretty Woman, it would be this. Appealing yet professional.” — Amy

I've never really strived to smell like a 1990s Richard Gere but Amy assured me it was a compliment. Unfortunately for her assessment, Reflection Man was released in 2007, about 17 years after the film. However I see her point. It's a woody, floral musk that feels formal and elegant like a black tie event.  


THE CLASSIC

Boucheron Jaïpur Homme

“It's very charming. Not really sexy but more a comforting and friendly vibe” — Danielle

This is a classic, sweet vanilla scent with a spicy cinnamon opening. It also has some nice floral heart notes that feels a bit unisex and not overtly masculine. It also lasts FOREVER so if you have a long day ahead of you, this is a great pick. A classic, refined cologne.


VERSATILE

Terre d'Hermès

“I had to ask the IT guy at work what cologne he wore because he smelled good while fixing my laptop!” — Michelle

Terre d'Hermes is one of those great, versatile fragrances that could fit almost anywhere. It's a woody fragrance that's good for spring, fall and summer, professional or casual use. It's got a refined quality that makes me think it's more appealing for the 30+ crowd. Good wear to work fragrance.


PATCHOULI FANS

Rituals Sultan De Muscat

“My husband's date night perfume! I love this stuff.” — Lana

This is a cologne that's basically patchouli with a few woodsy and leather notes on the side. So evaluate your (or your date's) love of patchouli and proceed accordingly. Even though it's technically unisex, this feels like a very manly, warm scent to me. It's got moderate sillage and very long lasting.


CROWD PLEASER

Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men

“I don't know why I like it so much, it just smells so sweet and inviting.” — Anna

Of all the colognes in my collection, Curve is one of the cheapest and gets me by far the most compliments. Ironically it's a bit sweet for my taste, however if you're looking for a crowd-pleaser on a budget, try this one out.


Hopefully this list helps you find a fragrance that not only you enjoy wearing, but you get loads of compliments on as well. If you're still undecided, you might try finding a sample of your top picks to try them out.