From the day to day office environment to the late date night, colognes are an essential grooming accessory for men. Not to mention women absolutely love a man who has a fine appreciation for smelling great. No longer are the days of merely taking a meticulous shower going to cut it, because while that Old Spice soap might smell fantastic, it’s not a scent tailored to you. The best men’s colognes will complement a great outfit, and can bring you closer to those around you. Plus even science agrees, certain scents have been proven to set in motion past memories, which can actually be a significant confidence booster. So the next time you hit the town wearing your favorite cologne, you’ll be walking around with a reminder of what defines you and who you are. Whether you’re buying it for yourself or as a gift, cologne is an immediate way to set your identity.
Yet how do you even begin finding the best men’s colognes for 2013 when there are literally thousands of them waiting to end up on your cologne shelf? Well you could spend days on days sniffing you way through overly aromatic department stores and leave with a headache. Or take a moment to check out our top 15 best men’s colognes for 2013, and find an enticing scent that’s sure to leave you satisfied and sophisticated. Our exploration into the world of alluring scents offers you a hand-picked selection of key-piece bottles that you should be stocking onto cologne shelf right now.
1/ Tom Ford Oud Wood
This outlandish blend of rose wood and cardamom with a hint of Chinese black pepper is the epitome of warmth. Oud Wood, by the notorious Tom Ford envelops everything it means to be an outdoorsy man. With a single spray, you can be taken on a journey through a mesmerizing forest. It exposes a mysterious scent of oud wood, sandalwood and vetiver. Tom Ford Oud Wood is priced at $299, so consider it one of life’s really expensive luxuries.
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2/ Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Another notorious fragrance by Tom Ford, Grey Vetiver is cool, crisp and intriguing. Its scents include orange flower, grapefruit and sage. It’s the mature cologne for the modern day man. It runs at $74.
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3/ Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio
Inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean islands, Aqua Di Gio is a compilation of the sun, the sea and the earth. It’s blended with beautifully crafted, aromatic senses that include marine notes, fruits, herbs and woods. It is the image of masculinity in the purest, most transparent form. Aqua Di Gio costs $40-$75+.
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4/ Hermes Terre D’Hermes
This cologne will take your senses on s journey. It’s made for men with a woody, vegetal and mineral smell. It also has a sparkle of citrus and grapefruit. The cologne ends on a masculine note with a hint of gunpowder. It runs at $60-$80.
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5/ Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme
This signature scent is created for the modern man in society. This cologne offers a unique masculine demand with a crisp, contemporaneous sophistication. Gucci has a rich heritage and Gucci Pour Home encompasses everything that Gucci stands for: style, sophistication and impressiveness. The quintessence of this scent is smooth and delightful freshness with a touch of woodsy appeal. This cologne runs at $36-$90.
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6/ Givenchy Play Intense
This seductive, stylish and audacious cologne can give any guy a sensational experience. It is infused with amyris wood, mandarin orange, coffee wood and bergamot. It sends off certain radiance and establishes a rich fineness. The cologne is packaged in a unique manner, looking like an MP3 player. It’s set to let you go live and play as you please. The cost for Givenchy Play Intense is $33-$80.
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7/ Givenchy Pi Neo
Givenchy creates some of the world’s best cologne that we had to put it twice on the list. Pi Neo is inspired by the future. The cologne was inspired by the movie The Matrix. It is created for the bold and innovative man. It combines toscanol, myrtle and patchouli to create an illusion like no other. Givenchy Pi Neo is priced at $43-$78.
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8/ Dsquared2 He Wood Ocean Wet Wood
Dsquared2 cologne is based out of nature. It’s infused with scents from the ocean, musk and violet and the woods. It will take you through a whimsical journey through nature. It is priced at $46-$70.
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9/ Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue for Men
Crafted with Italian heritage in mind, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue for men infuses a taste of the Mediterranean into each of its bottles. A stimulating blend of citrus mixes seamlessly with woods and a subtle spice to incorporate sophistication in one spray. You’ll be mysterious, cool and erotic when you wear Light Blue. This cologne costs $53.
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10/ Creed Bois du Portugal
The woods of Portugal, Spain are the inspiration behind this fragrance by Creed. Bois du Portugal offers its users an experience like no other. Every time you spray this cologne by Creed, it’s as if you stepped right out of the woods with a scent of cedar, vetiver, sandalwood and lavender. It’s the perfect touch of masculinity. Bois du Portugal runs around $170+.
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11/ Christian Dior Dior Homme Sport
Inspired by the sport of racing cars, Dior Homme Sport is for the daring, courageous and exciting man. It is bursting with the enticing flavors of ginger, woods and citron. This cologne runs at $65.
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12/ Chanel Bleu De Chanel
This woodsy scented cologne is made for the man who wishes to defy gravity and the everyday chains that can hold him down. Bleu De Chanel is an unexpected and provoking blend of citrus ands woods. It frees the senses into invigorating smells that offers fresh, clean and sensual feelings. The cost of Bleu De Chanel is $99.
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13/ Chanel Allure Homme Sport
Casual and lively are two best words to describe Chanel Allure Homme Sport. It’s great to wear out to dinner or just lounging around the house. This scent is infused with the freshest and cleanest ingredients to heighten your sense of wonder and passion. Chanel Allure Homme Sport is priced at $125.
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14/ Burberry Brit For Men
Mimicking the British man, Burberry Brit for Men infuses elegance and style into one luxurious bottle. The scent is fresh and woodsy with a hint of mandarin orange and ginger. This masculine cologne will be a fan favorite and will give you an overwhelming amount of confidence. This costs $79.
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15/ Acqua Di Parma Colonia
“The essence of Italian style.” This unique blend epitomizes a luxurious and notorious lifestyle. Acqua Di Parma Colonia gives you a sense of freshness and happiness. It smells of Sicilian citrus, lavender, rosemary and verbena. This cologne is $114.
|$114 / Buy It Here|