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The 12 Sexiest Colognes For Your Man

An ode to cologne.



There are few things as intoxicating as the smell of a man – and even more so if it’s a rich, complicated scent that hints at the depths below. Fragrance is part of your personal style and has a powerful impact on how people experience and remember you. Smelling nice also makes you seem more put-together. The trick is, of course, to never overdo it. A spray or two on dry skin will do the trick.

If it’s high time your man puts away the Axe spray and starts smelling like a real man, we have just the colognes to get him started. Why not surprise him with a gift that will be just as fun for you? And remember, in this day and age, you can definitely also steal a spritz from his bottle before stepping out the door.

IF HE LIKES… crisp and fresh

Notes to look for: Lemon, grapefruit, bergamot

Our pick:
Aesop Tacit
Le Couvent des Minimes Colognes Botaniques Aqua Solis
Gucci Guilty Cologne EDT Pour Homme
Dior Homme Cologne

Tacit Eau de Parfum, 50ml

aed 402.04 Aesop

Colognes Botaniques Aqua Solis (Various Sizes)

aed 200 Le Couvent des Minimes

Guilty Cologne EAU De Toilette Pour Homme

aed 310 Gucci

Homme Cologne

aed 386 Dior

IF HE LIKES… sensual and spicy

Notes to look for: Musk, juniper, leather, cinnamon, clove

Our pick:
Bath & Body Works Midnight cologne – Use code QEQM for 10% off
Bath & Body Works Graphite cologne – Use code QEQM for 10% off
Molton Brown Russian Leather EDT
Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche

Midnight Cologne

aed 175 Bath & Body Works

Graphite Cologne

aed 175 Bath & Body Works

Russian Leather Eau de Toilette 50ml

aed 290 Molton Brown

EAU De Gentiane Blanche EAU De Cologne

aed 470 Hermes

IF HE LIKES… smooth and woody

Notes to look for: Sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver, pink pepper, amber, tonka bean

Our pick:
Jo Malone London Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ebano Concentrée Eau de Cologne
Bulgari Man Black Cologne
Lord George Eau de Parfum

Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense 50ml

aed 390 Jo Malone London

Colonia Ebano Concentree EAU De Cologne

aed 840 Acqua Di Parma

Man Black Cologne

aed 437 Bvlgari

Lord George Eau de Parfum

aed 1109 Penhaligon’s