Gentlemen’s Club: 23 Best Men’s Perfumes To Stay Fresh

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They say that a guy who smells good is instantly more attractive. But choosing from the best perfumes for men in Singapore can be a confusing and daunting task. After all, there are different scent profiles with varying fragrance intensities. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top perfume brands for men in 2022 to ease your shopping experience. One of these best fragrances for men might just hit the right note for your next date! 

What are the different types of perfumes for men?

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The liberal usage of French words by many men’s perfume brands in their product names can often leave buyers confused. Here’s a dictionary of terms often associated with the best fragrances for men in Singapore. 

Men’s Perfume Key Features Lasts for 

Eau de Toilette (EDT)

 

  • Lightly scented fragrance
  • Contains up to 15% oil
  • Popular due to affordable prices
3h – 4h 
Eau de Parfum (EDP)
  • Strongest of all perfumes
  • Contain up to 20% oil
5h
Cologne
  • Largely made up of “eau” (water)
  • Contain up to 7% oil 
2h
Solid Perfume
  • Solid state rather than the liquid mix of alcohol and water used in other perfumes
2h – 4h

Best perfumes for men (2022): EDTs

1. Laura Biagiotti Essenza Di Roma Uomo EDT

Laura Biagiotti Essenza Di Roma Uomo EDT
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Sexy, elegant, polished. This Laura Biagiotti Essenza Di Roma Uomo EDT (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) sure checks all the boxes for being one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in 2022! The sophisticated Italian perfume is made with ingredients such as bay leaf, vanilla and coumarin, which will leave you with a fresh fragrance. The intense creamy notes of this Laura Biagiotti perfume make it suitable for formal nights out when you have to suit up. 

Top notes: Bay leaf
Middle notes: Geranium
Base notes: Vanilla and coumarin

2. Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDT

Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDT
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Literally translating to earth or ground, the Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDT (available on  Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is built around woody notes. Combined with citrus flavours for a balanced scent, this is one of the best men’s fragrances in 2022 from Hermes that can last up to six hours. With three sizes to choose from, this Hermes perfume is suitable for both newbies and old guards in the fragrance game. 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

3. Calvin Klein CK One EDT

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When it comes to the top perfume brands for men in 2022, Calvin Klein is a hot option. In particular, its iconic Calvin Klein CK One EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) deserves a spot on this list. It has been a classic scent since 1994, and is still widely popular today. This refreshing fragrance starts with a blend of fruity ingredients as its top notes, followed by a floral mix in the middle and base. Suitable for use in the hot Singapore weather, the Calvin Klein CK One is truly one of the best fragrances for men!

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

4. Davidoff Cool Water For Men EDT

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Looking for one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in 2022? Davidoff Cool Water for Men EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) does the trick! Particularly suitable for Singapore’s humid weather, this is one of the top perfumes for men that is energising and refreshing. Moreover, this Davidoff perfume contains mint and lavender, which are ingredients that are not overly cloying for the people around 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

5. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme
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A bottle of clear water and ocean breeze anyone? As one of the best perfumes for men in Singapore, the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) contains citrusy notes that call to mind the fresh blue water of the ocean. But no, you don’t have to go to a beach club and catch the waves to use this Dolce & Gabbana perfume. Evoking a fresh clean scent, this is one of the best men’s fragrances in Singapore that’s great for casual all-day use too!

Top notes: Grapefruit, mandarin orange
Middle notes: Seawater, juniper
Base notes: Musk, amberwood

6. Mont Blanc Legend EDT

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With a chic scent that allows its wearer to portray a sense of sophistication, the Mont Blanc Legend EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is another frontrunner when it comes to the best fragrances and perfumes for men in 2022. Whether meeting a client or eating at a romantic restaurant, this Mont Blanc perfume is a go-to scent for exuding confidence. It features mainly fruity and floral notes although the presence of sandalwood gives it a woody finish. This is also one of the top perfumes for men that stays on for a good few hours, a truly ‘legend-ary’ gift for every guy!

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 

Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme EDT 
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Issey Miyake may be most known for its bags like Bao Bao, but they also offer some of the best long-lasting perfumes for men which deserve some spotlight. Launched in 1994, the Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is an old school classic fragrance that combines citrus and spice with musk, amber and woods. The Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey 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 EDT

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If you’re looking for a refreshing scent for daily use, the Versace Dylan Blue EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) should be right up your alley. As one of the best perfumes for men in Singapore in 2022, its fresh aquatic notes are a hit that’s highly rated. Complete with hints of wood and musk, Versace is a top men’s perfume brand that makes its fragrances extra masculine. We also adore its exquisite bottle that looks fit for royalty, which makes this Versace perfume the perfect gift for your boyfriend!

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

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When it comes to the top perfume brands for men in 2022, Burberry is a sexy option. Specifically, we love the Burberry Touch For Men (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE), which is a contemporary choice for the modern man. This Burberry perfume is clean, with the scent of violet leaves making it hella sexy compared to the usual powdery floral scents. A crowd favourite, it is definitely one of the best perfumes for men to spritz on a hot day to stay fresh!

Top notes: Artemisia, mandarin orange, violet leaves
Middle notes: White pepper, cedarwood, nutmeg
Base notes: White musk, tonka beans, vetiver

10. Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT 

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT 
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Looking for the best men’s fragrances with a durable scent that’ll last you through the entire day? Reach for the Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT (available on Aurel Official Store), 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 this Armaf perfume 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 perfumes for men (2022): EDPs 

11. Geparlys Yes I Am The King EDP

Geparlys Yes I Am The King EDP
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While we may never be royals, the Geparlys Yes I Am The King EDP (available on Aurel Official Store) will surely make you smell like a King! As one of the best men’s perfume brands, Geparlys ensures that their perfumes come with affordable price tags so you don’t have to break the bank. It is also one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men with an aromatic wood-fresh fragrance. We especially love how a faint aroma of fresh florals waft through the cool air around you with just a spritz!

Top notes: Lemon, nutmeg, coriander
Middle notes: Tonka beans, lavender, iris, violet
Base notes: Frankincense, moss, musk, sandalwood, vetiver

12. Forment Signature Perfume

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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 everyday too. 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 these are the top perfumes for men from Forment that are simply irresistible! 

Top notes: Muguet
Middle notes: Rose, jasmine, orange petal
Base notes: Cotton, patchouli, cedarwood, amber, musk

13. Christian Dior Sauvage EDP 

Christian Dior Sauvage EDP
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Established in 1946, Dior is a top men’s perfume brand that has been around for decades. We are in love with their Christian Dior Sauvage EDP (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE), which stands out with its Sichuan pepper scent. If you’re a fan of mala, you might be curious as to how this would blend into this Christian Dior perfume. The Sichuan pepper creates a spicy scent which will leave a lingering aroma on you. Mix it with lavender, ambroxan and spices like nutmeg, and you get a unique rugged fragrance that you’ll definitely want to add to your perfume stash. No wonder it’s one of the best perfumes for men in 2022! 

Top notes: Bergamot
Middle notes: Sichuan pepper, lavender, star anise, nutmeg
Base notes: Ambroxan, vanilla

14. COACH Platinum EDP

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Launched in 2018, the COACH Platinum EDP (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is a relatively new player when it comes to the best perfumes for men in Singapore. Yet, this COACH men’s perfume holds against its competitors with its masculine scent that’s often described as a fresh oriental. COACH also draws upon its unique packaging in a silver bottle that we think works as a great Christmas gift idea. Priced affordably below $100, this is one of the best fragrances for men that will make the most of your buck! 

Top notes: Fruity pineapple
Middle notes: Sage, sandalwood
Base notes: Patchouli, vanilla leather

15. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision EDP

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision EDP
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The Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision EDP (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. Also one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in Singapore, it creates a bold and masculine scent that’ll instantly double your charm level. Apart from its addictive scent, this Viktor & Rolf perfume 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 perfumes for men (2022): Colognes

16. Jo Malone English Oak and Hazelnut Cologne

Jo Malone English Oak and Hazelnut Cologne
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We may not experience the fall season in Singapore but that doesn’t mean you can’t spritz on a woody yet warm scent. Jo Malone is a top men’s perfume brand that focuses on offering colognes with both fresh and musky fragrances. Case in point: the Jo Malone English Oak and Hazelnut Cologne (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store), one of the best cologne perfumes for men. It has a whiff of fresh scent to start, but once it settles down, this Jo Malone cologne turns musky and woody. Did we mention that this is a unisex fragrance? Yes, you can share it with your other half too! 

Top notes: Hazelnut
Middle notes: Cedar
Base notes: Oak

17. Acqua Colonia Blood Orange & Basil Cologne

Acqua Colonia Blood Orange & Basil Cologne
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Are you a sucker for pretty perfume bottles? We sure are! This Acqua Colonia Blood Orange & Basil Cologne (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is not just pretty but also smells heavenly. Its scent is crisp, warm and uplifting — making it one of the best colognes for men to chase those Monday blues away. Spray this Acqua Colonia perfume on your dates and let the whiff of invigorating notes of blood orange and basil wrap around you. Psst, as a popular unisex fragrance, we’re sure your girlfriend would want to borrow this from time to time!

Fragrance notes: Blood orange, basil

18. Bath And Body Works Men’s Cologne

Bath And Body Works Men’s Cologne
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Are you fond of getting in a workout at the best gyms in Singapore before office hours? Then the best colognes for men like these Bath And Body Works Men’s Colognes (available on Click2Click) will keep you smelling fresh from the changing room to the office! Boasting a wide range of over a dozen fragrances, there will definitely be one that suits your fancy. With refreshing summer scents, these are some of the top perfumes for men perfect for our sweltering local climate too. If your other half is a fan of Bath And Body Works, she’ll definitely be impressed with your choice of cologne!

Fragrance options: Ocean, noir, teakwood, graphite, oasis, freshwater, clean slate, bourbon, atlantic, marble, forest, canyon, stone

19. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Eau De Cologne Spray

Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Eau De Cologne Spray
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Even if you don’t have six packs like the hunks that used to greet us at A&F, you can smell the part. As a top men’s perfume brand, Abercrombie & Fitch ensures that their fragrances deliver a simple smell. In this Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Eau De Cologne Spray (available on CosmeticsNow SG Official Store), there is a delightful luminous scent that suggests a bold masculine attitude with full confidence – how sexy! If this is not one of the best cologne and perfumes for men to use, we don’t know what is!

Top notes: ​​Orange, lemon, fir resin, petit grain, cardamom
Middle notes: Rosemary, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
Base notes: Musk, oakmoss, vetiver, Brazilian rosewood

20. Ralph Lauren Polo Men Cologne

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Ralph Lauren may be well known for producing the best men’s polo tee shirts but what many don’t know is that it is also a top perfume brand for men! Take for instance their Ralph Lauren Polo Men Cologne (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) which wows with its iconic blend of leather, wood, and tobacco. This makes the fragrance smell extra exotic! As one of the best perfumes and colognes for men in Singapore, it also comes in a classy 118ml bottle that can last you a few good months.

Top notes: Lime zest, basil, vetiver
Middle notes: Leather, tobacco, cedar
Base notes: Balsam, patchouli, oakmoss

Best perfumes for men (2022): Solid Perfumes

21. Lush American Cream Solid Perfume

best mens perfumes - Lush American Cream Solid Perfume
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Solid perfumes have been rising in popularity in recent years and it’s not hard to understand why. For instance, this Lush American Cream Solid Perfume (available on Lush Singapore Official Store) contains organic jojoba oil and castor oil that you’re bound to love. More importantly, we love how easy it is to use. All you have to do is get some of the waxy block on your fingertips and spread this Lush solid perfume on your pulse points such as your wrist and neck (or anywhere you fancy, really). We can totally see why this is one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in 2022!

Top notes: Vanilla, fresh berries
Middle notes: Sage, lavender
Base notes: Benzoin resinoid, clary sage

22. The Body Shop Coconut & Yuzu Solid Fragrance

The Body Shop Coconut & Yuzu Solid Fragrance
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Another great option when it comes to the best solid perfumes for men in Singapore 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. The pink coconut and yuzu combine to produce a tropical scent that will make you feel like you’re on holiday. As one of the top men’s perfume brands, The Body Shop also recommends using this alongside their body mists to refresh your fragrance no matter where you are! Furthermore, its compact size also makes it a great gift as your man can easily store it in a small sling bag

Top notes: Coconut
Middle notes: Jasmine
Base notes: Yuzu

23. Alwis & Xavier Black Canyon Solid Cologne

Alwis & Xavier Black Canyon Solid Cologne
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When it comes to men’s grooming products, Alwis & Xavier is an affordable option that will captivate your senses. We love their Alwis & Xavier Black Canyon Solid Cologne (available on SGPomades Mens Grooming Official Store) which is hailed as one of the best perfumes and fragrances for men because it is individually handcrafted and hand-poured with utmost precision. Made of shea butter and Vitamin E oil, this solid perfume doubles up as the best body lotion which moisturises your skin with its natural properties! Yes, we kid you not!

Top notes: Coconut
Middle notes: Jasmine
Base notes: Yuzu

Smell fresh this Christmas with the best men’s perfumes (2022)

From solid perfumes to colognes, snag great discounts when you shop for the best perfumes for men with us! Additionally, we think that these fragrances would also make a great secret Santa gift idea for your male colleagues at your next Christmas gathering. Otherwise, amp up the festivities by feasting on the best Christmas hams and drinking some of the best instant hot chocolates

This article was updated on 8 November 2022. Additional research done by Gabriel Choo.

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