10 Best-Smelling Men’s Colognes That Real Women LOVE

Let’s face it — most guys probably don’t care what they smell like as long as women like it. We decided to ask real women for their top picks for sexiest, best-smell and completely irresistible men’s colognes you can wear to feel sexy…and women will agree.

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Top Picks at a Glance

CoachFor everyday and special occasions without being overpowering.Check Price
Calvin Klein Obsession for MenCalvin Klein’s ObsessionIconic and sexy, it continues to be a best-seller today.Check Price
perfume bottle named Creed Millesime ImperialCreed’s Millesime ImperialPerfect for warm, summer months – light and not overbearing. Check

Coach For Men Eau De Toilette


Coach For Men Eau De Toilette

I love Coach For Men because it can be used as an everyday cologne as well as for special occasions without being too overpowering. It has an earthy base of vetiver with hints of suede. It is also a very affordable gift with the largest size being under $100!

—​Shelby Vert Website | Instagram

Chanel Allure Homme Sport


Chanel Allure Homme Sport

Chanel Allure Homme Sport is VERY subtle, smells like “home” to me and if I’m honest, I’ve been known to wear it myself.  It smells different enough on everyone….and I always get compliments when I do wear it (again, not a big cologne or perfume fan, but this one deserves some respect, in my opinion, at least.

—Julie Carlson LinkedIn | IMDb

Bleu de Chanel


​Bleu de Chanel

 I come from a huge family of men… and I date a lot.  I’m also nosy so I ask. Bleu de Chanel: Smells good in general, bold, but not overpowering.  When it’s melted and mixed in with the person’s body temperature, it’s subtle and attractive.  

—Shin-Di Lai, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., RN Website

Kenneth Cole Vintage Black


Kenneth Cole Vintage Black

I love Vintage Black because it is simply sophisticated, not overpowering, and surprisingly versatile. The multi-dimensional cologne starts off with a sharp yet classy citrus smell but eventually fades into an intriguing oak and tequila scent. It’s casual and modern but also professional, so it’s perfect for any occasion.

— Samantha Morrison, Glacier Wellness and Instagram

e Labo Santal 33


Le Labo Santal 33

I bought Le Labo Santal 33  for my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary after smelling it on a gentleman while at a dinner party. This man got so many compliments on his cologne that he actually carried the bottle with him! My husband doesn’t do that, but he does get lots of nice comments on how he good he smells!

—Laura Lyn Donahue Website | Instagram

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men EDT


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 our full review here

Jimmy Choo Man Eau de Toilette Spray


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

Jimmy Choo is an interesting combination of scents with the 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. 

John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray


John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray

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

John Varvatos Vintage is a winter favorite. 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.

Creed Millesime Imperial Spray


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.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Men


Burberry Brit Rhythm for Men

“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 verbena, and leather. It’s an interesting combination of freshness (basil verbena), 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.

Amouage Reflection Man


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

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

Boucheron Jaïpur Homme


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 feel 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.

Terre d'Hermès EDT


Terre d’Hermès EDT

“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.

Rituals Sultan De Muscat


Rituals Sultan De Muscat

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

Rituals Sultan de Muscat 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.

Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men


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, Curve is one of the cheapest and while it’s a bit sweet, 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.

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