Whether you want to make a long-lasting impression on the person you adore (did you know that scent is closely linked to memory?), or delight yourself by enveloping your olfactory senses, why not do it right with the most wonderful perfumes you can find?
Read on, because we’ve rounded up the 18 best perfumes for men to wear in 2022, and they smell unbelievably good!
Best perfumes for men: Citrusy
Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum
The Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum boasts a masculine scent that comes through with woody, oriental, and fresh notes. With accords of citrusy Italian lemon and mandarin, fresh mint oil, and sweet candied apple, the fragrance was created to evoke Eros, the god of love.
The bottle details the face of Medusa, complete with intricate Greca patterns, so you’ll fall in love the moment you hold this perfume in your hand.
Many reviewers enthuse about how much they adore this scent on their partners, with one describing the fragrance as “intoxicating”.
Fragrance: Citrusy and aromatic
Shop Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum for S$195 (200ml) on Sephora.
Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray
Fresh and citrusy, the Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray brings you refreshing top notes of lemon, pineapple, cardamon, as well as warmer base notes of amber and sandalwood.
It’s a fragrance that’s not too overpowering, which means that she’ll have to lean in… that little bit closer.
Fragrance: Fresh and citrusy
Shop Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray for S$133 (200ml) on Sephora.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette
Talk about unique perfume bottles – the Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette is housed in a trophy-shaped glass bottle, to inspire strength and (we imagine) victory.
As the first in the Invictus fragrance collection, this one has the cleanest scent – thanks to its citrusy mandarin orange and grapefruit notes paired with ocean-fresh marine accords.
Should you prefer a scent that’s not too intense, this perfume for men is, indeed, a wonderful choice.
Fragrance: Clean and citrusy
Shop Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette for S$145 on Sephora.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
A cult-classic perfume for men, the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette is a fragrance that recalls the fresh, spicy, sensual scents of the Mediterranean, which the brand imagines to be the “perfect playground for seduction”.
Be delighted by fresh and juicy notes of Sicilian mandarin, energised by the subtle spice of Sichuan pepper, as well as enveloped by the sensual scents of musk wood, incense, and oak moss. You’ll be taking the Mediterranean with you wherever you go!
Fragrance: Citrusy and fresh spicy
Shop Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette for S$171 (125ml) on Sephora.
Best perfumes for men: Spicy
You can’t go wrong with Dior’s signature Sauvage scent that’s inspired by vast and open spaces.
Take a whiff of this perfume for men, and you’ll understand why the brand imagines it to recall an “ozone blue sky that dominates a white-hot rocky landscape”. Fresh and bold, the Sauvage Eau de Toilette will inspire confidence in any situation.
Fragrance: Fresh spicy
Shop Dior Sauvage for S$169 (100ml) on Sephora.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Combine the spicy freshness of the signature Dior Sauvage scent with an enveloping Papua New Guinean vanilla accord, and you’ll get the Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum.
Created in 2018, Dior’s reimagined perfume for men introduces a new layer of sensuality and mystery to the familiar, fresh Dior Sauvage fragrance. Imagine the desert at twilight – it’s a scent that’s wild and intimate all at once.
Fragrance: Fresh spicy
Shop Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum for S$306 (200ml) on Sephora.
Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette
Instead of covering up the smokey smell of cigarettes, Maison Margiela’s perfume for men celebrates it. The Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette is a fragrance that recalls an iconic jazz club – the heady scents of cigars mingled with fruity cocktails.
Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette is citrusy and fruity, yet boozy and creamy. The light pink pepper and lemon notes paired with weighty notes of rum, tobacco leaf, as well as vanilla bean combine to create a feeling of familiar warmth.
Fragrance: Warm and spicy, fruity
Shop Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette for S$185 (100ml) on Sephora.
Tom Ford Oud Wood
In your search for a timeless fragrance, you’ll find yourself picking the Tom Ford Oud Wood again and again. The Oud Wood is a classic Tom Ford scent that boasts key notes of rare oud wood. The sandalwood and Chinese pepper support this woody aroma and give the perfume its warm and spicy scent.
The brand invites you to think of “smokey, incense-filled temples” when appreciating this fragrance. So, if you love a rich and spicy scent, then this men’s perfume is the one for you.
Bonus: the bottle is shaped like a chess piece, making it an elegant addition to your shelf.
Fragrance: Warm and spicy
Shop Tom Ford Oud Wood for S$375 on Sephora.
Best perfumes for men: Woody
Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum
If you’re an explorer, adventurer, or traveller, then the Mountblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum is one that will embody your spirit.
This perfume for men has a warm, woody, leathery fragrance that comes from notes of sage, leather, and sandalwood; it’s a fragrance that’ll give you a little extra motivation to get up and strive for the best each morning.
Fragrance: Woody and earthy
Shop the Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum for S$155 (100ml) on Sephora.
Givenchy Gentleman Boisée Eau De Parfum
Gentlemen don’t prefer blondes, but they do prefer the Gentleman Boisée Eau De Parfum by Givenchy.
That’s right, Givenchy Gentleman Boisée Eau De Parfum is the ultimate perfume for gentlemen – it’s already evident in its name. The fragrance opens with spicy black pepper, geranium, and coriander develops into sweet, elegant heart notes of iris, and concludes with softer, woody scents of sandalwood.
Passion balanced with quiet sophistication – that’s what you wear with this perfume.
Fragrance: Woody and spicy
Shop Givenchy Gentleman Boisée Eau De Parfum for S$114 (50ml) on Sephora.
Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme
A modern take on the signature Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, the Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme delights with lighter, fresher top notes of herbal French lavandin abrialis and citrusy lemon.
If you’re already in love with the iconic Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, fret not – because the familiar aromas are yet intensified in this contemporary perfume for men. Right at the heart of the Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme, are deep, rich notes of Spanish cistus and orange flower.
It’s the scent of rebellious love!
Fragrance: Woody and fresh spicy
Shop Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme for S$214 (90ml) on Sephora.
Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette
Another signature scent, the Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette is a woody and fruity perfume designed for – not just any man – modern men.
The perfume has deliciously fresh top notes, balanced with warm, masculine base flavours of sandalwood and cedar.
Dust off your suit, straighten your tie, and don’t forget to spritz on the Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette to help you seize your day, boss-style.
Fragrance: Woody and fruity
Shop Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette for S$104 (50ml) on Sephora.
Best perfumes for men: Floral & fruity
Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Cologne
Jo Malone’s Silk Blossom Cologne is part of the brand’s limited-edition Spring Blossoms collection. It’s a perfume that’s created for both men and women, thanks to its light floral scent.
With a fresh top note of apricot, sweet middle note of silk tree blossom, and earthy base note of moss, the Silk Blossom Cologne truly recalls spring – flowers at the pinnacle of fresh bloom.
Fragrance: Floral and fruity
Shop Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Cologne for S$158 (50ml) on Sephora.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’Homme À la Rose Eau De Parfum
Rose is often associated with women’s fragrances, but the Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’Homme À la Rose Eau De Parfum reimagines a “feminine” rose scent by infusing it with “masculine” overtones.
Tart and citrusy grapefruit aromas come together with Damascena rose. The rose in the fragrance also gently unfolds, giving way to warmer woody and amber notes that make the L’Homme À la Rose a delightful perfume for men.
Fragrance: Rose and amber
Shop Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’Homme À la Rose Eau De Parfum for S$270 on Selfridges.
Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette
The very first perfume for men by Jimmy Choo, the Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette is a surprisingly unique one that still remains a fan-favourite.
If you’re not one for sweet scents, don’t be turned away by the fruity opening notes of honeydew melon; the fragrance blooms to reveal refreshing flavours of pink pepper, geranium, and yes, zesty pineapple leaf.
Fragrance: Fruity and musky
Shop Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette for S$139 (100ml) on Sephora.
Best perfumes for men: Aromatic
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine
There’s something that’s so fresh about water, whether in the form of vast and sparkling oceans, or narrow, clear streams.
The Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine is a perfume for men that attempts to capture the crisp freshness of water. And, it successfully does so, using clear notes of green neroli, marine Posidonia, and cool white cedarwood.
Held in a round, luminous aquatic-blue bottle, this perfume is easy to take with you for a refreshing, pick-me-up spritz in the middle of the day.
Fragrance: Aromatic and aquatic
Shop Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine for S$100.75 instead of S$155 at Watsons.
Jo Malone London Wood Sage And Sea Salt Cologne
Freedom is taking wind-swept walks along winding roads that overlook a stretching ocean and sloping cliffs. Even if you can’t do that in Singapore, you can almost imagine – with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne!
This perfume for men is so light and fresh that it’s perfect for layering. The aquatic sea salt and earthy sage scents of this cologne pair well with the brand’s Silver Birch & Lavender perfume, for a surprising, citrusy twist on the woody scent.
Fragrance: Aromatic and salty
Shop Jo Malone London Wood Sage And Sea Salt Cologne for S$118 (30ml) on Sephora.
YSL Y Eau De Parfum
A seductive take on the signature YSL Y fragrance, the YSL Y Eau De Parfum has sophisticated notes of sage, geranium, and wood that support the familiar Y fragrance. Matching the intensity of masculine accords with clear, radiant notes, this perfume for men will be an addictive addition to your everyday style.
Fragrance: Aromatic and woody