10 Best Selling (& Smelling) Colognes for Men in 2019

Want to find the best-selling colognes for men in 2019? Below is a list of the current top 1f200 top selling colognes on Amazon. Some are the perpetually best-sellers, scents that everyone loves and keeps on their nightstand, others are oldies that have never gone out of style, and there's usually a few surprises on the list as well. 

Pros: Reasons to Buy Best-Selling Fragrances

1. Great for Gift Giving

These best selling fragrances are great to give as gifts since they are typically crowd pleasers that most men will enjoy. These are all fragrances that almost anyone would welcome — probably your biggest issue is whether they have it already.

2. Safe for Blind-Buys

It's also sometimes scary to buy cologne blind on the internet but intimidating and time consuming to go in-store and sample colognes. I feel like these are all classics that are going to be safe buys. In addition, I've tried to briefly describe them below to further remove the risk.

3. High Quality

One of the most frustrating things about being a frag head is hearing great buzz about a fragrance, only to find out later when you buy a bottle, it was all hype. Many of fragrances have stood the test of time and none of them would have made it to the best-seller list if they weren't good, high-quality fragrances in the first place.

Cons: Possible Downsides of a Best-Selling Fragrance

1. You Might Smell Like Everyone Else

Smelling like someone else might not seem like a big deal... until you're out on a date and get told you smell like their dad, ex-boyfriend, brother, etc. Sometimes it's worth branching out from the standards and updating your cologne collection

2. End Up in a Scent Rut

It seems like American guys just can't get enough of that "fresh out of the shower" smell and many on this list reflect a preference for it. Not that there's anything wrong with it per se, but there's a whole world of scent beyond that.

3. Not Supporting Niche Perfume Makers

If all you ever do are buy the big best sellers, you'll miss out on some wonderful niche perfumes. I love some of the more niche and experimental fragrance-makers that explore scents beyond what's on the best-seller list. Plus, it's just nice to support the little guys sometimes.

Best-Seller Cologne Trends for Men

Based on this list, we can start to get a sense of where men's fragrance is. There are several noteworthy trends I'd like to explore in more detail. Please note, this is just based on my observations. I will try to research more on overall industry trends and see if my observations hold water.

1. Aquatic Aromatics are Well Represented on the Best-Seller List

The first trend I noticed is how many of the popular fragrances fall into the aquatics family. From the classics like Cool Water and Gio to designer adaptations like Light Blue from Dolce & Gabbana or Polo Blue from Ralph Lauren, almost half the featured colognes are aquatics.

These colognes are designed to replicate the smells of the seaside, from salty air to sea to marine plants. Aquatic aromatics  are relatively modern. Many credit Cool Water with being the first aquatic when it launched in 1988. However they have already proved extremely popular, as you can see from this list.

2. Classic Colognes Die Hard

With all the fragrances launches and emerging niche players,  I tend to think of  the cologne landscape as a constantly changing. However I was surprised how many of these best sellers are classics.  

I know many of them, including Cool Water have been reformulated over the years but I was still pleasantly surprised to see so many classic scents are still not only holding on, but selling well.

3. Moss, Musk and Amber

I haven't had a chance to personally review all these yet (I'm working on it!). But as I was compiling the list of notes, I noticed moss, amber and musk came up again and again and seem to be very popular notes.


10 Best-Selling Men's Colognes Now (2019)

This list is updated continually from a live feed of Amazon's best-sellers list. 

SaleBestseller No. 1
Nautica Voyage Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 oz
5,309 Reviews
Nautica Voyage Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 oz
  • Nautica voyage
  • Eau de toilette spray 3.4 oz/100 ml
SaleBestseller No. 2
Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 6.7 Ounces
2,193 Reviews
Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 6.7 Ounces
  • This product is made of high quality material
  • It is recommended for romantic wear
Bestseller No. 3
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
1,524 Reviews
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
  • It is recommended for daily wear
  • The composition is built of a perfect harmony of sweet and salty notes of sea water and nuances of sunny warmth on your skin
SaleBestseller No. 4
D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men, Eau De Toilette Spray, 2.5-Ounce Bottle
560 Reviews
D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men, Eau De Toilette Spray, 2.5-Ounce Bottle
  • This product is made of high quality material
  • It is recommended for romantic wear
Bestseller No. 5
Cool Water By Davidoff For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
3,027 Reviews
Cool Water By Davidoff For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
  • Launched by the design house of Calvin Klein in the year 1998
  • YEAR INTRODUCED - 1988
SaleBestseller No. 6
Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
3,535 Reviews
Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
  • Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above. How to use -Apply on pulse point: wrist, inner elbow and neck
  • Designer House: Giorgio Armani
Bestseller No. 7
L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense by Miyake 4.2oz 125ml EDT Spray
348 Reviews
L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense by Miyake 4.2oz 125ml EDT Spray
  • This product is made of high quality material
  • It is recommended for romantic wear
Bestseller No. 8
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male By Jean Paul Gaultier For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Oz.
1,036 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 9
Dreamer By Gianni Versace For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
493 Reviews
Dreamer By Gianni Versace For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
  • Launched by the design house of Versace in the year 1996
  • This oriental fragrance has a blend of clary sage, lavender, mandarin, geranium, rose, tobacco, cedar and tonka bean.
Bestseller No. 10
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
3,110 Reviews
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
  • Grapefruit, Mint, Blood Mandarin
  • Rose, Cinnamon, Spicy Notes
SaleBestseller No. 11
Dolce Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum For Men, 3.3 Ounce
288 Reviews
Dolce Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum For Men, 3.3 Ounce
  • Top notes of Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil reveal the Oriental Spicy signature of the fragrance. Recommended for all skin types
  • Heart notes: Warm and spicy notes of Ginger and Cardamom combine with charming, sweet Orange Blossom, captivating with their masculinity
SaleBestseller No. 12
Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for Men, 3.3 oz
1,058 Reviews
Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for Men, 3.3 oz
  • The One was launched by the design house of Dolce & Gabbana
  • It is recommended for casual wear
Bestseller No. 13
L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake for Men - Eau De Toilette Spray 2.5 Oz
2,306 Reviews
L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake for Men - Eau De Toilette Spray 2.5 Oz
  • All our fragrances are 100% originals by their original designers.
  • We do not sell any knockoffs or immitations.
SaleBestseller No. 14
Versace Man Eau Fraiche By Gianni Versace For Men Edt Spray 3.4 Oz
1,738 Reviews
Versace Man Eau Fraiche By Gianni Versace For Men Edt Spray 3.4 Oz
  • All our fragrances are 100% originals by their original designers.
  • We do not sell any knockoffs or immitations.
Bestseller No. 15
Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
208 Reviews
Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
  • This item is not a tester
  • Packaging may vary
Bestseller No. 16
Pheromones For Men Pheromone Cologne [Attract Women] - Bold, Extra Strength Human Pheromones Formula by RawChemistry - 1 Fl Oz (Human Grade Pheromones to Attract Women)
4,900 Reviews
Pheromones For Men Pheromone Cologne [Attract Women] - Bold, Extra Strength Human Pheromones Formula by RawChemistry - 1 Fl Oz (Human Grade Pheromones to Attract Women)
  • Patented blend of human pheromone inducing fragrance for men that is proven to attract women and appeal to their sexual receptors.
  • Bold Pheromone Cologne scent that is both effective in attracting women, but also smells amazing.
SaleBestseller No. 17
Nautica Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 fluid ounce
2,034 Reviews
Nautica Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 fluid ounce
  • NAUTICA blue by Nautica Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz for Men
Bestseller No. 18
Calvin Klein OBSESSION for Men Eau de Toilette, 4 Fl Oz
410 Reviews
Calvin Klein OBSESSION for Men Eau de Toilette, 4 Fl Oz
  • Obsession by Calvin Klein for Men
  • 4.0 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
SaleBestseller No. 19
Sauvage by Chrisitan Dior Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
129 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 20
Dreamer By Gianni Versace For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
439 Reviews

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