The thing that I always look for in an ideal man is the way he smells, after good shoes and clean nails. A great smelling guy is an instant hit with any woman as it shows that he cares about his personal appearance and hygiene. But sadly, I have come across many men, who, despite being ruggedly handsome and tall were wearing a sweet floral fragrance that is more suitable for a woman.
Young men who are desirous of impressing a certain someone should know which cologne to wear that will make them smell great and is also suitable for their personality. A cologne for young men is very different from that of a mature men. The best cologne for young men is one that is light, sporty or aquatic. A woodsy or musky sophisticated cologne is more suitable for mature men. Here we will discuss best smelling cologne for young men.
Good Cologne for Young Men
Before we discuss which are some of the best cologne for young men, we should know about different fragrance families. All fragrances can be divided into 8 categories and these are based upon their top notes. They are Aromatic fragrance family which is produced from herbs and spices like thyme, mint, rosemary, cloves, sage and aniseed. Fougere fragrance family that is created from bergamot, oakmoss and geranium.
Citrus fragrance family that is created from citrus fruits like mandarin, lemon, orange, and lime. Chypre fragrance family are woodsy and more complex in fragrance. It is leather or fruit based and they are more rich and enduring. Oriental fragrance family are a blend of spices as well as woody essences with the addition of vanilla and bergamot. These fragrances are very rich, sophisticated and sensual and are suitable for dignified mature individuals.
Tobacco fragrance family is one of the most sensual blends of fragrance and it consists of flowers, balsa and woods. Woody fragrance family are a warm, elegant fragrance blend that consists of patchouli, sandalwood, cedar and vetiver. Lavender fragrance family is a fragrance that is dominated by the use of fresh lavender flowers and it is often blended with woodsy fragrance notes. Any cologne that you purchase, falls within these fragrance families. Some of the best cologne for men belong to the fragrance family or citrus, chypre and lavender. Oriental fragrance notes and woody fragrance notes are more suitable for the mature man.
Best Cologne Brands for Young Men
Now that we know about the fragrance notes in perfumes and colognes, let us take a look at some of the best cologne or perfumes for young men.
Davidoff Cool Water
Cool Water by Davidoff is one of the most popular and best-selling cologne for men and it has reached iconic status in its appeal to women. It has top notes of lavender, coriander, peppermint, orange blossom and rosemary. Middle notes of this cologne are jasmine, oak, geranium, moss and sandalwood followed by the musk, amber, cedar and sandalwood. It has a very clean and crisp fragrance and is suitable for young men.
Calvin Klein Eternity for Men
This is one of the most popular cologne for young men and it has top notes of mandarin, lavender and green botanics and middle notes of jasmine, basil, sage and geranium followed by the base notes of sandalwood, rosewood and amber. It is modern, masculine and just right for summers.
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
This is a classic designer perfume and cologne from Giorgio Armani which has a sweet and fresh fragrance rather than a musky one. It is quite intense and a dab of Acqua di Gio in the morning will last you till the evening. It is aromatic and woodsy in nature and brings you memories of the sea and sun. It is the ultimate contemporary expression of masculinity with an aura of the marine.
Burberry Touch For Men
Burberry Touch for Men is a fresh fragrance with notes of tender violets, mandarin, white pepper, oak moss, Virginia wood, tonka bean, white musk and vetiver. It is deeply sensual and invigorating and is suitable for evening wear.
Thierry Mugler Angel Men
Also known as A. Men, this is one of the best cologne for young men who need a cologne that will last all day and is great for office as well as a date. The top notes of this best-selling perfume are lavender and bergamot followed by the more mellow notes of peppermint, coffee and musk.
Christian Dior Dior Homme Sport
This sporty perfume from Christian Dior is for the casual man who likes a warm but fresh cologne. It is a blend of citrus and woody notes as well as spicy aromas. The top notes are Sicilian lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, rosemary and lavender with base notes of ginger, cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.
Boss Soul by Hugo Boss
Boss Soul by Hugo Boss is masculine, mysterious and seductive. It has a fresh, spicy aroma with top notes of bergamot, Italian mandarin, coriander, white pepper and cinnamon followed by base notes of amber, tamboti wood and musk.
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme
This extraordinary cologne from the Italian jewelry designer Bvlgari is guaranteed to appeal to younger men. It has an aromatic aquatic freshness which is intensely masculine and also lasts for the entire day. It has top notes of mandarin, petitgrain and santolina along with mineral amber and cedar.
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
This perfume from the house of Hermes is a refreshing fruity fragrance with a blend of strong citrus and green notes. It has top notes of orange, mandarin, grapefruit and pepper followed by base notes of sycamore, green mango and fig wood. This fresh and fruity fragrance is ideal for young men.
Besides these colognes, some other colognes for men that women love are Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey, Calvin Klein Escape, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport, Gucci by Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme, Armani Black Code, Calvin Klein Ck One Summer for Men, Intimately Beckham by David Beckham, Kenzo Power by Kenzo, Cartier Roadster and Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men. While selecting a cologne, make sure that you try the cologne at the perfume counter. Choose a cologne that you like, and which matches your personality. As to how to apply cologne? Just dab some at your pulse points like your wrist and behind your ears for a subtle fragrance that lasts all day long.