Choosing the best perfume for yourself or your dad can be a confusing and daunting experience. From different scent profiles to varying fragrance intensity, it’s definitely a challenge selecting a perfume that suits you or your dad. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best perfumes for men to help with your shopping experience. One of these top perfumes for men might just hit the right note!
Types of perfumes for men
Start with getting the basics right before you make a decision on which perfume to buy for yourself or your dad! 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.
Pour Homme: For Men.
Body Spray / Body Mist: 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 Cologne: Usually contains a maximum of 7% oil and is largely made up of “eau” (water). They last for an average of two hours.
Eau de Toilette: 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.
Eau de Parfum: Considered the strongest of all. Eau de Parfum often contains 15% to 20% oil. They also last the longest with an average of five hours.
While picking the best perfumes for men, consider the intensity of the fragrance you or your dad might prefer and when you or your dad 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.
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!
2. Versace Blue Jean Eau De Toilette Men
An old-school men’s fragrance, the Versace Blue Jean Eau De Toilette (available on Perfume Original) is a retro fragrance synonymous with masculine scent. The perfume is a mixture of woody and citrusy notes and is suitable for those looking for an affordable and quality option. Being a classic fragrance that was released in the 90s, this perfume would be a great Father’s Day gift to get for your dad! Dad will enjoy dabbing this on and celebrating with dinner — even if at home — with the family.
3. Davidoff Cool Water Men Eau De Toilette
Looking for one of the best cooling perfumes for men? Davidoff Cool Water Men Eau De Toilette (available on BEUREKA.COM) 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.
4. Jimmy Choo Man Ice Eau De Toilette
Are you fond of getting in a workout after office hours? Grab yourself a men’s perfume that will keep you smelling clean and fresh from work to the changing rooms! Jimmy Choo Man Ice Eau De Toilette (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is a citrusy and fruity fragrance that contains notes of mandarin and bergamot. It’s known for its refreshing and cooling properties — perfect for our sweltering local climate. Its rich, sweet and woody base also makes it an alluring scent for nights out. Overall, this is one of the best all-day perfumes for men.
5. 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 till six hours, it’s also one of the best perfumes for men looking for a long-lasting EDT. And of course, the handsome packaging is a bonus!
6. 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 Strawberrynet SG Official Store) contains juniper, amber wood, grapefruit and citrusy notes that calls to mind the fresh blue water of the ocean! It’s the perfume for warm summer days and evokes a fresh clean scent, making it a great casual all-day perfume!
7. Mont Blanc Legend Eau De Toilette
Searching for a high-end perfume to get your dad this Father’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 BEUREKA.COM) is a great option. Suitable for meeting an important client, a night out or a meal at a fancy restaurant, the perfume is a go-to scent for exuding confidence. The fragrance 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 your old man!
8. Burberry Touch For Men
Burberry Touch For Men (available on S-Mart by Shopee 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 is definitely one of the best perfumes for men to spritz on a hot day when you want to keep yourself feeling fresh!
9. 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)!
Looking for men’s products to look as good as you smell?
Now that you are aware of some of the best perfumes for men available, the next step is to find out how to look as good as you smell. Check out some of these guides to the latest men’s fashion trends, best men’s hair salons in Singapore and best skincare products for men and give your confidence a boost!
This article was updated on 18 May 2020. Additional research done by Reeve Tham.