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Words: Mr. Terry Schilling | Fromanteel staff-writer, Chicago – United States (GMT -6hrs) | 4 minute read


What is the most influential of our five senses? It’s not what we see or feel, it’s what we smell. That’s right, the power of smell is all around us. In fact, 75% of our emotions are generated by what we smell and studies have shown that the most physically attractive quality in a man is their smell.

It’s science, once a smell is embedded in our brain, visual cues cause it to be resurrected and experienced. That’s why if you’re a man and want to make a strong first impression, whether it be at work or on a date, you should invest in great-smelling cologne. Now, I’m sure you're aware that there are many different scents and price points when it comes to cologne so to help you choose a distinct cologne that will make you smell great and stand out from other men, we put together a list of the 7 best colognes for gentlemen.

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1. Christian Dior Homme
A simple yet delightfully sweet scent that will guarantee you compliments. Dior Homme delivers citrusy bergamot and grapefruit blossom notes to create a light and fresh scent. We believe the sweetness of this cologne is what makes it memorable and it’s an ideal cologne to use for the start of your day and leave a lasting impression.

2. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
One of the more versatile colognes a man could own. It’s no wonder it’s one of the popular scents of all time, men love wearing it and women love the smell of it. It delivers woody, aquatic notes with a blend of citrus and spices including rosemary, amber, mandarin, bergamot, and more. It’s a very modern and masculine scent and will last hours. It’s perfect to wear for both day or night and for any occasion.

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3. Montblanc Legend
If you’re looking for an everyday cologne that screams confidence, this is a great pick. Montblanc Legend is a fresh cologne that delivers notes of white cedar, pineapple leaves, fresh jasmine, bergamot, sandalwood, and French lavandin. All these notes combined give you a timeless, masculine fragrance that will have both men and women asking you, “what cologne is that?” We highly recommend wearing this cologne on your next date or night out with friends.

4. Polo Blue Eau de Parfum
Another everyday cologne for the modern gentleman. Whether you are a traveling or office professional, having Polo Blue is a very smart choice and will leave you feeling refreshed all day long. One spray you and you can understand why this is one of the most top-selling colognes today. It delivers a fresh blend of aquatic scents mixed with a variety of aromatic notes, including sheer musk, moss, amber wood, tangerine, cucumber, melon, and washed suede.



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5. Carolina Herrera for Men
Carolina Herrera is known for making some of the most distinct colognes and perfumes for men and women and CH Men does not disappoint. This is the cologne for masculine and confident men. It offers more musk, woody, and tobacco notes yet still gives a hint of fresh citrus - it’s a great combination of sweet and manly. We love this scent for casual settings during the day. If you find yourself on the go a lot, have this cologne with you for a quick spray to freshen up.

6. Paco Rabanne One Million
Not only does this cologne have one of the most refined scents out there, just take a look at the bottle design, it looks like a solid piece of gold. One Million by Paco Rabanne is a signature scent that delivers notes of grapefruit, mandarin, peppermint, musk, cinnamon bark, blond leather, and white wood. This bold cologne can be worn anytime, anywhere that you want to make a strong first impression. We guarantee women will complement your scent when you spray yourself with this cologne.

7. Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme
We save one of the best colognes for last. If you want to smell like a true gentleman than La Nuit de L’homme must be part of your selection. It’s fresh and bold at the same time and delivers aromatic notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin. It truly is one of the most versatile colognes a man could have as you can wear this whenever and wherever. This is another scent that isn’t overpowering but definitely memorable.


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