Cologne is a wonderful, romantic gift to give to the special man in your life. Choosing the perfect fragrance can be tricky business when you are buying cologne for someone else. We created a handy guide to nine romantic scents to help you pick just the right cologne for your man.
Bleu de Chanel – Chanel
A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention; a provocative blend of citrus and woods that liberates the senses. Fresh, clean and profoundly sensual.
Notes: Grapefruit, Dry Cedar, Sandalwood
La Nuit de L’Homme – Yves Saint Laurent
Bright, masculine freshness combines with sophistication and nonchalance to create a fresh, yet deep and mysterious scent with notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin—a structure of contrasting forces. A story of intensity, bold sensuality, and seduction that lies half-way between restraint and abandon.
Notes: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Courmarin
Sauvage – Dior
A radically fresh composition, dictated by a name that has the ring of a manifesto. That was the way François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, wanted it: raw and noble all at once.
Notes: Lavender, Sage, Cardamom, Iris, Cocoa Bean, Amber, Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather
Le Male – Jean Paul Gaultier
As familiar and comforting as the smell of old-fashioned shaving cream lather.
Notes: Mint, Artemesia, Cardamom, Bergamot
Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford
To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. His reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.
Santal 33 – Le Labo
A defining image of the spirit of the American West with all it implied about masculinity and personal freedom. This man, firelight in his face, leaning on the worn leather saddle, alone with the desert wind, an icon so powerful that every man wanted to be him and every woman wanted to have him… From this memory is born SANTAL 33: the ambition to create an olfactive form inspired by the great American myth still a source of fantasy for the rest of the world.
Notes: violet accord, cardamom, papyrus, cedarwood, leather, sandalwood
English Oak and Hazelnut – Jo Malone London
An enchanted walk. The crunch of green hazelnut. The spice of elemi. The earthy woodiness of vetiver cooled by emerald moss carpets. On a warming base of roasted oak. Earthy. Enticing. Enchanting.
Notes: Green Hazelnut, Cedarwood, Roasted Oak
Jazz Club – Maison Margiela
The tradition has been immortalised through the generations, handing down the address of this Brooklyn jazz club. An anthology of classic notes and coppery tones, between deep armchairs and a handful of bar stools, with subdued lighting reflected on the piano where cocktails linger, wafting their liquory notes.
Colonia Pura – Acqua di Parma
Colonia Pura radiates a sensual masculinity, combined with a fresh energy and modern lightness. Crisp and sunny bergamot, combined with juicy orange notes and delicate petit grain accents, brings new light and air into the classical citrus structure of Colonia. Next comes a seducing and alluring vital energy at the heart.
So, tell us, which of these colognes best matches the man in your life? If you are buying perfume for a special lady, be sure to check out our list of our favorite fragrances for a night out.