Choosing the best perfume for your man as a Valentine’s Day gift can be a confusing and daunting experience. After all, there are different scent profiles with varying fragrance intensities. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best perfumes and colognes in 2022 for men to ease your shopping experience. One of these top perfumes for men might just hit the right note for you (and your boyfriend) this Valentine’s Day!
What are the different types of perfumes for men?
Start with getting the basics right before you make a decision on which perfume to buy for yourself or the man in your life! We hear you — the liberal usage of French words by many brands in their product names can often leave buyers confused. Here’s a dictionary of terms often associated with male fragrances.
Eau de Toilette (EDT)
EDTs are a lightly scented fragrance that usually contains up to 15% oil. They are the most commonly found and are highly popular due to their affordable prices. The scent can last up to three to four hours.
Body sprays are largely made up of alcohol and water with minimal fragrance oils. They provide brief freshness and last the shortest amount of time. These are the ones to spritz on after a gym session!
Eau de Parfum (EDP)
EDPs are considered to be the strongest of all perfumes. They often contain 15% to 20% oil and can last the longest with an average of five hours.
Eau de Cologne
Colognes usually contain a maximum of 7% oil and is largely made up of “eau” (water). They last for an average of two hours.
As its name suggests, solid perfumes are in solid state rather than the liquid mix of alcohol and water used in other types of perfumes. The substance that gives the cream its base comes from a type of wax that is initially melted.
When picking the best perfumes for men this Valentine’s Day, consider the intensity of the fragrance you might prefer and when you will be likely to spritz it! For instance, if it’s meant to be worn to work, a longer-lasting scent will probably be preferred. You can also choose to get a roller bottle such as the VeryJow Roller Bottle (available on veryjow.sg) which is a glass bottle that can hold a liquid mix of essential oils or perfumes. This roller bottle allows for easy application and is a convenient way to apply your perfume.
Best EDTs for men
1. Laura Biagiotti Essenza Di Roma Uomo Eau De Toilette
Sexy, elegant, polished. The Laura Biagiotti Essenza Di Roma Uomo Eau De Toilette (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) checks all these boxes! The sophisticated Italian perfume is made with ingredients such as bay leaf, vanilla and coumarin, and its intense creamy notes make it suitable for formal nights out when you have to suit up. That’s why it’s one of the best perfumes for men in 2022!
Top notes: Bay leaf
Middle notes: Geranium
Base notes: Vanilla and coumarin
2. Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette
When it comes to choosing the best perfumes for men as a Valentine’s Day 2022 gift, the iconic Calvin Klein CK One EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) definitely deserves a spot on this list. It has been a classic scent since 1994, and still widely popular today. This refreshing fragrance starts with a blend of pineapple, mandarin orange, lemon and cardamom for its top notes. At the heart of the scent is a floral mix of violet, rose and freesia, which fades to a beautiful blend of sandalwood, green tea and amber for its base notes. That’s why the Calvin Klein CK One is one of the best fragrances for men that’s suitable for the Singapore weather and recommended for daytime use!
Top notes: Pineapple, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom, lemon
Middle notes: Nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, freesia
Base notes: Sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oakmoss, green tea, green accord
3. Davidoff Cool Water For Men Eau De Toilette
Looking for one of the best cooling perfumes for men in 2022? DAVIDOFF Cool Water for Men Eau De Toilette (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) does the trick! Particularly suitable for Singapore’s hot and humid weather, the Davidoff Cool Water Men EDT is energising and refreshing. This perfume contains mint and lavender, ingredients that are not overly cloying for people surrounding you. We recommend a light spritz after a shower or even after physical activities.
Top notes: Seawater, lavender, mint, green notes, rosemary, coriander
Middle notes: Sandalwood, geranium, neroli, jasmine
Base notes: Cedarwood, musk, amber, oakmoss, tobacco
4. Hermes Terre D’Hermes Eau De Toilette
Literally translating to earth or ground, Hermes Terre D’Hermes Eau De Toilette (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is built around woody and earthy notes. Its earthy scent is accented with citrus notes for a balanced fragrance. With a scent that can last up to six hours, this Hermes perfume is one of the best long-lasting EDT to get this Valentine’s Day 2022. And of course, the handsome packaging is a bonus!
Top notes: Grapefruit, orange, flint
Middle notes: Pepper, geranium leaves, patchouli
Base notes: Cedar, vetiver, benzoin
5. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme
A bottle of clear blue water and fresh ocean breeze anyone? The Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) contains juniper, amber wood, grapefruit and citrusy notes that calls to mind the fresh blue water of the ocean! This Dolce & Gabbana perfume evokes a fresh clean scent, making it a great casual all-day perfume!
Top notes: Grapefruit, mandarin orange
Middle notes: Seawater, juniper
Base notes: Musk, amberwood
6. Mont Blanc Legend Eau De Toilette
Searching for a high-end perfume for Valentine’s Day? With a chic scent that allows its wearer to portray a sense of sophistication, the Mont Blanc Legend Eau De Toilette (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is a great option. Suitable for meeting an important client, a night out or a meal at a fancy restaurant, this Mont Blanc perfume is a go-to scent for exuding confidence. This Mont Blanc perfume for men features bergamot, pineapple, lavender and geranium lending it a sweet, fresh and floral scent. The presence of sandalwood in the perfume gives it a woody finish. It’s also long-lasting and stays on for a good few hours, a truly ‘legend-ary’ gift for any man!
Top notes: Lavender, pineapple, bergamot, lemon, verbena
Middle notes: Red apple, dried fruits, oak moss, geranium, coumarin, rose
Base notes: Tonka bean, sandalwood
7. Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme EDT Men
Issey Miyake may be most known for its bags like Bao Bao, but their perfumes for men also deserve some spotlight. Launched in 1994, the Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme EDT for Men (available FragranceCart.com) is an old school classic fragrance that combines citrus and spice with musk, amber and woods. The Issey Miyake EDT is recommended for evening wear, and is definitely one of the best fragrances for men to put on for a fancy first date!
Top notes: Lotus, melon, freesia, rose water, rose, calone, cyclamen
Middle notes: Lily-of-the-valley, lily, water peony, carnation
Base notes: Musk, tuberose, exotic woods, osmanthus, cedar, sandalwood, amber
8. Versace Dylan Blue Eau De Toilette Men
If you’re looking for a clean, refreshing scent that you can use on the daily, the Versace Dylan Blue Eau De Toilette (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is the best option when it comes to perfumes for men in 2022! Its fresh aquatic notes is a hit that’s highly rated, complete with hints of wood and musk that makes it extra masculine. We also adore its exquisite bottle that looks fit for royalty, which makes this Versace perfume a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Top notes: Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, water notes, fig leaf
Middle notes: Ambroxan, patchouli, black pepper, violet leaf, papyrus
Base notes: Incense, musk, tonka bean, saffron
9. Burberry Touch For Men
Burberry Touch For Men (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is a contemporary choice for the modern man. The fragrance is clean — the scent of violet leaves is refreshing compared to usual powdery floral scents. A crowd favourite perfume, this Burberry perfume is definitely one of the best perfumes for men in 2022 to spritz on a hot day when you want to keep yourself feeling fresh!
Top notes: Violet leaf, artemisia, mandarin orange
Middle notes: White pepper, cedar, nutmeg
Base notes: White musk, tonka bean, vetiver
10. Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT Men
Looking for a durable scent that’ll last you through the entire day? Reach for the Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT For Men (available on aurelsingapore), one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in 2022! Its top notes are a fruity mix of pineapple, blackcurrant, lemon, bergamot and apples. Across the day, the scent of the Armaf Club De Nuit fades to a soft floral blend, and finally settles into a mix of musk, vanilla, patchouli and ambergris.
Top notes: Apple, bergamot, blackcurrant, pineapple, lemon
Middle notes: Rose, birch, jasmine
Base notes: Ambergris, patchouli, vanilla, musk
Best body sprays for men
11. Flexin Deo & Fragrance Body Spray
No time to shower after hitting the gym? Don’t sweat it — we mean it. Spray on the Flexin Deo & Fragrance Body Spray (available on COCOMO Official Store) after working out. Body sprays are perfect for those who’re not fans of perfumes but who could still use a spritz to mask unpleasant body odours. Choose from four scents, Feel Fresh, Surf Boys, Sun Rise and Stay Cool. To top it all off, it’s also available at an extremely reasonable price. Fancy smelling amazing after a shower as well? Check out Flexin’s 3-in-1 Multi-Body Wash (available on COCOMO Official Store)!
Top notes: Cypress, lemon, white grapefruit, red apple, green grass
Middle notes: Ylang ylang, magnolia, violet, jasmine, rose
Base notes: Musk, amber, patchouli
12. Greyground Body Spray Blanket
For a light, subtle scent, spray on the Greyground Body Spray Blanket (available on More Than Life Official) that smells natural and inviting. On top of making you smell nice, this body spray also contains natural extracts like witch hazel and blueberry that help to moisturise and soothe your skin. This Greyground body spray doesn’t leave any sticky residue, so you can go about your day in comfort!
Top notes: Bergamot and pepper
Middle notes: Ylang ylang, jasmine, muguet
Base notes: Musk, orris root, tonka bean
Best parfum for men
13. Forment Signature Perfume
Having been recently spotted in BTS’s Jungkook’s toiletry bag, the Forment Signature Perfume (available on koogeeshop.sg) has been selling out fast! Cotton Hug, the specific scent found in the K-pop Star’s bag, is an absolute lady killer and should be your go-to scent this Valentine’s Day. It combines orange, rose and jasmine with an overarching scent of cedarwood and musk. Whether you’re looking to exude the charm of a gentleman or give off sexy vibes she won’t be able to resist these Forment perfumes!
Top notes: Muguet
Middle notes: Rose, jasmine, orange petal
Base notes: Cotton, patchouli, cedarwood, amber, musk
14. Christian Dior Sauvage EDP For Men
If there’s one fragrance note that stands out from the Christian Dior Sauvage EDP for Men (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE), it’s Sichuan pepper. If you’re a fan of mala, you might be curious as to how this would blend into one of the best perfumes for men in 2022! Mixed with lavender, ambroxan and spices like nutmeg, this Christian Dior perfume for men is a unique rugged fragrance that you’ll definitely want to add to your perfume stash this Valentine’s Day.
Top notes: Bergamot
Middle notes: Sichuan pepper, lavender, star anise, nutmeg
Base notes: Ambroxan, vanilla
15. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision Eau De Parfum Spray
The Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision Eau De Parfum Spray (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is another woody and spicy fragrance that’s well-loved by many. It’s one of the best fragrances for men that’s defined by black spices. They create a bold, masculine scent that’ll instantly double your charm level. Apart from its addictive scent, the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb also sports a unique bottle that is inspired by grenades to represent its explosive fragrance!
Top notes: Green apple, cardamom, black pepper, chilli pepper, nutmeg, cloves, grapefruit, lemon
Middle notes: Lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, clary, lentisque, coriander
Base notes: Pistachio, nutty accord, balsam fir, benzoin, cedar, olibanum, patchouli, peru balsam, labdanum
Best colognes for men
16. Jo Malone English Oak and Hazelnut
We may not experience the fall season in Singapore but that doesn’t mean you can’t spritz on a woody and spicy yet warm scent. The Jo Malone English Oak and Hazelnut Cologne Spray (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is one of the best colognes for men that has both a fresh and musky fragrance. It has a combination of green hazelnut and cedarwood as the top and heart notes and roasted oak as the base note. Hence, you might get a whiff of fresh scent at first but once it settles down, this Jo Malone perfume turns musky and woody. The best part is, it’s a unisex fragrance and perfect for your other half too!
Top notes: Hazelnut
Middle notes: Cedar
Base notes: Oak
17. 4711 Acqua Colonia Lime & Nutmeg
Are you a stickler for pretty perfume bottles? We sure are! This 4711 Acqua Colonia Lime & Nutmeg Eau De Cologne Spray (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is not just pretty but also smells heavenly. Its scent is crisp, warm and uplifting — the best cologne for men to chase those Monday blues away. Spray it on this Valentine’s Day and let the whiff of citrusy notes of lime and the warm embrace of nutmeg wrap around you!
Fragrance notes: Lime and nutmeg
18. Bath And Body Works Men’s Cologne
Are you fond of getting in a workout after office hours? The best cologne for men will keep you smelling clean and fresh from work to the changing rooms! Bath And Body Works Men’s Cologne – Ocean (available on Click2Click) boasts a blend of blue cypress, vetiver & coastal air — perfect for our sweltering local climate. If your other half is a fan of Bath And Body Works products then she’ll definitely be more than impressed with your choice of cologne.
Fragrance notes: Blue cypress, vetiver and coastal air
19. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Eau De Cologne Spray
Even if you don’t have six packs like the hunks that used to greet us at A&F, you can smell the part with the Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Eau De Cologne Spray (available on CosmeticsNow SG Official Store). It delivers a clean and simple note of citrus and musk, which makes the Abercrombie & Fitch cologne perfect for use this Valentine’s Day 2022!
Fragrance notes: Fresh citrus and warm musk
Best solid perfumes for men
20. Pormans Black Secret Solid Perfume
Solid perfumes have been rising in popularity in recent years and it’s not hard to understand why. For instance, we love how easy it is to use the Pormans Black Secret Solid Perfume (available on IProduct Singapore Official Store). All you have to do is get some of the waxy block on your fingertips and spread it on your pulse points such as your wrist and neck. This solid perfume for men also contains six plant-derived oils such as sunflower seed oil and macadamia nut oil that you’re bound to love!
Top notes: Bergamot, lemon, orange, myrtle
Middle notes: Jasmine, rose
Base notes: Amber, musk, wood
21. The Body Shop Coconut & Yuzu Solid Fragrance
Another great choice of solid perfumes for men has got to be The Body Shop Coconut & Yuzu Solid Fragrance (available on The Body Shop Official Store) which impresses with its three superfood-inspired scents. This perfume is designed to give an instant boost to refresh your fragrance no matter where you are! Its compact size also makes it a great Valentine’s Day gift as your man can easily store it in his car drawer or small sling bag.
Top notes: Coconut
Middle notes: Rose
Base notes: Yuzu
Smell fresh with the best men’s perfumes this Valentine’s Day 2022
From body sprays to colognes, snag great discounts when you shop for the best perfumes for men at our Valentine’s Day Sale! To look as good as you smell on your Valentine’s dinner, then follow some of these men’s fashion styles in Singapore that are currently in trend. Don’t forget to equip yourself with some of the best men’s wallets and best casual shoes for men to up your fashion game. For more Valentine’s Day gift ideas, check out our ultimate V-Day gift guide for him and her!
This article was updated on 11 January 2022. Additional research done by Gabriel Choo.