Perfume is more than a matter of style. Therefore, the objective will be to find the fragrance that will best accompany you on a daily basis or for a special occasion. It’s not easy to know how to choose your perfume. For several years, we have been helping you to have more clarity in terms of male perfumery. In this article we will offer you three different rankings: the top 10 of the best men’s perfumes 2021, this one is based on the best sales in perfumery, but also another top 10 of the best alternatives to the best sellers of classic perfumery. Finally, we will present you with a final classification: that of niche perfumes.  But that’s not all, this ranking of the best men’s perfumes 2022 will end with a great bonus.

The top 10 best men’s perfumes

More and more men wear perfume. Indeed, perfume is one of the products that men use the most.

It is also a very popular gift idea for the holidays or birthdays.

The range of men’s fragrances has grown year after year. This top 10 from the  best-selling men’s perfumes  will help you see more clearly and see  which fragrances are the most popular.

This ranking is general public and will speak more to novice users. Also, it will help you better guide you if you have a gift to make. Therefore, you will have little chance of going wrong.

To put it simply, this first part is not intended for those who have a certain expertise in perfumes and who are looking for more racy, sophisticated fragrances, thanks to which one can stand out.

 Sephora’s fragrance bestseller rankings will give you visibility into what’s selling the most. Attention, this one tends to change according to the periods of the year and the novelties.

 1. Sauvage Eau de Parfum

Who doesn’t know Dior’s Sauvage range. The latter began in 2015 and has become one of the best-selling men’s perfumes. Several versions of Sauvage have already seen the light of day: eau de toilette, perfume and eau de parfum. Sauvage Eau de Parfum is  among  the bestsellers. This version delivers spicy (Szechuan pepper, nutmeg), floral (lavender) and aromatic (ambroxan, vanilla) notes.

However, if you really want to discover a perfume from the Sauvage range, I invite you to take an interest in Sauvage Elixir.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Fragrance more accomplished than eau de toilette

We don’t like

  • The price
  • A bit too mainstream

2. 1 Million, the indestructible

Whatever one may say, 1 Million eau de toilette version remains unbeatable among the best sellers of men’s perfumery. He has been in the top 10 for years.

This fragrance pleases thanks to its suave and sensual olfaction made up of woody, amber and spicy notes.

WE love

  • Flask in the shape of a gold ingot that awakens certain fantasies
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday

We don’t like

  • Fragrance felt on almost every street corner.
  • A bit too mainstream

3. Land of Hermes

Here is a best seller that has not stolen its place in this ranking of best sellers. Terre d’Hermes  was launched in 2006. This perfume developed by Jean-Claude Ellena has established itself with its elegant and masculine olfaction which delivers citrus, mineral and woody notes marked by vetiver.

WE love

  • Massive glass bottle, very luxurious
  • Quality composition
  • Manly olfaction
  • Pleases the fairer sex

We don’t like

  • The price

4. Bleu de Chanel, the elegant must-have

The Bleu de Channel range is a must in perfumery. All the variations are rather successful. However,   Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum  is, in my opinion, the most successful of the range. It seduces with its woody and aromatic notes. Its fragrance is elegant and virile.

WE love

  • Quality composition
  • Elegant and masculine bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Chanel is a brand that produces quality fragrances. We are rarely disappointed by a Chanel perfume

We don’t like

  • An image sticks to her skin: that of the perfect perfume for the ideal son-in-law. In other words: too wise
  • The price

5. Invictus

Invictus is another successful range from Paco Rabanne. The eau de toilette has won over a good number of men thanks in particular to well-rehearsed marketing (as for 1 Million): this time we highlight an overpowered athlete who sweeps away his opponents, which allows him to lift the trophy of victory.

The fragrance delivers aromatic, aquatic notes. The bottle is distinguished by its trophy shape. If you are looking for an alternative, go to Invictus Victory , which is much more accomplished.

WE love

  • Trophy-shaped bottle. Very original
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Perfect for introducing a young man to the world of perfumery.

We don’t like

  • Perfume too mainstream
  • Most popular
  • We recognize the style of Paco Rabanne. We know it looks like something else without putting a name to it

6. Eau Sauvage by Dior

The quality of its composition and its timeless olfaction have allowed it to cross the decades without taking a wrinkle. Eau Sauvage is a great classic of perfumery that seduces with its fresh olfaction marked by citrus notes.

WE love

  • Very elegant bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Suitable for men 45 and over

We don’t like

  • The price
  • May seem old school to the youngest

7. Azzaro wanted by Night

Azzaro Wanted is Azzaro’s new flagship range. It stands out with an original bottle and a pleasant (but mainstream) olfaction.

Wanted by Night is an eau de parfum, its olfaction consists of woody, spicy and aromatic notes. This cinnamon, cedar, tobacco accord is most successful.

WE love

  • Original and sculptural bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Seductive olfaction

We don’t like

  • Starting to get a little too prevalent

8. The Male Jean-Paul Gaultier

Le Male by JPG is another must-have in men’s perfumery. Launched in 1995, it regularly returns to the front of the stage through more or less successful new versions.

However, the quality of this eau de toilette is well established. It revisits the traditional barber soap.

WE love

  • Original and innovative bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Seductive fragrance

We don’t like

  • Far too mainstream perfume. Who doesn’t know him?

9. Armani Stronger With You intensely

Stronger With You is the new successful range from Armani. It is aimed at younger people.

Stronger With You Intensely seduces with its gourmet and smooth notes. Do not hesitate to discover Stronger With You Absolutely , which is in my opinion much more successful

WE love

  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday
  • Seductive fragrance

We don’t like

  • Far too mainstream perfume.
  • The sweet side can be sickening

10. Boss Bottled

Who does not know this fragrance launched by Hugo Boss in 1998? This eau de toilette is pleasant, simple, but effective. The brand has offered and continues to offer many re-readings.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Fragrance easy to wear everyday

We don’t like

  • Perfume too mainstream
  • The Bottled range is very full. As a result, it is difficult to navigate and we could miss a good flanker (sometimes we can have good surprises)

The alternatives to the best-selling men’s perfumes 2022

How to smell good without necessarily smelling like everyone else

This top 10 aims to complement the top bestsellers by offering alternatives  to the bestsellers . These are easier to wear on a daily basis and appeal to the greatest number. However, it is almost impossible to stand out with a fragrance worn by a very large number of people.

This classification will interest  people looking for more successful and especially less widespread fragrances.

1.Bottega Veneta, the best in its category

Bottega Veneta Extreme was one of my favorite perfumes. It has been discontinued and still leaves a big void. I was again interested in Bottega Veneta in its eau de toilette version. And it is clearly a masterpiece, the best in its category . I had shunned it a bit because I preferred the Extreme version. However, it’s a shame to do without such an opus!

The leather is worked in a unique way. In other words: it has no equal!

WE love

  • Sober and refined bottle
  • Fragrance with unique olfaction
  • Fragrance with an elegant olfaction
  • Ideal for any occasion

We don’t like

  • The price

2.Bvlgari Man In Black

Bvlgari man in Black  is a must have. This eau de parfum was developed by Maestro Alberto Morillas. in Black delivers a virile and elegant olfaction with notes of spices and rum. Its bottle is magnificent and very classy, ​​it presents a very interesting interplay of textures. This perfume is in my opinion the best of the Bvlgari Man range.

WE love

  • Sleek and luxurious bottle that offers sensory textural play
  • Perfume made with quality ingredients
  • Fragrance with an elegant and seductive olfaction
  • Made by a renowned perfumer

We don’t like

  • The price
  • Spices and spirits notes may not appeal

3.Aqua di Gio Profumo: the safe bet!

I had a lot of feedback on this eau de parfum. Everyone to whom I recommended it was delighted, even if it is part of a rather widespread range!

This fragrance seduces thanks to its quality, its elegance and its accessibility.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Perfect fragrance for all occasions
  • Fragrance with an elegant and seductive olfaction
  • Made by a renowned perfumer

We don’t like

  • The price
  • Part of a too mainstream range

4. Spicebomb Infrared: weapon of massive seduction

I really like Spicebomb, however I always preferred the Extreme version. However, it is very hard to find! Spicebomb Infrared is the one that comes closest to Extreme. This new version, released in 2021, reveals a spicy, addictive and sexy explosion!

WE love

  • original bottle
  • Seductive olfaction with spicy notes
  • Better than the original version

We don’t like

  • Shape of the bottle that can be found too much or even cheap

5. Sauvage Elixir Dior: a nice surprise

If you follow the blog, you know that I don’t like the Sauvage range, which I found too smooth and too common. Dior has launched a new version called Elixir . This perfume concentrate incorporates an unusual ingredient: liquorice. And takes the rest of the range the wrong way.

The scent is more authentic and far less mainstream than the original scent. I had seen a survey of a dozen women who preferred the original version. Proof that the latter was designed for the greatest number, which is not the case for Elixir, which is nevertheless enjoying growing and well-deserved success.

Regardless, Sauvage Elixir is of much better quality, more original and more accomplished!

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Authentic olfaction with woody and spicy notes
  • Much better than the original version

We don’t like

  • The price

6.Allure Homme Extreme Water Sport

The word sport can be scary on a luxury perfume. However, there is no need to worry about this woody aromatic with an elegant and dynamic olfaction. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme surprises with its contrast of fresh and warm notes: Mandarin/Mint/Tonka.

WE love

  • Luxurious bottle
  • Sophisticated and dynamic olfaction
  • Fragrance for sporty gentlemen

We don’t like

  • The price

7. Dior Homme Intense

Basically, I wanted to place Dior Homme Parfum . However, it is not found in several brands. Which means that it is no longer marketed (the break may be temporary and linked to shortages due to covid). It was however the most qualitative of the range. Too bad! The opus that comes closest to it is Dior Homme Intense , which despite a reformulation, remains very interesting. It stands out with its elegant olfaction revealing intense powdery notes.

WE love

  • Luxurious bottle
  • Quality composition
  • Virile and elegant olfaction

We don’t like

  • The price

8. Armani Code Perfume

The Armani Code range is more than provided. It is difficult to navigate within this range with its sensual and suave signature. Armani Code Parfum is the latest opus released. it stands out as a return to basics and recalls a certain Armani Code Ultimate (unfortunately not found). Tonka lovers will be delighted.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Quality composition
  • Suave and sensual olfaction

We don’t like

  • The price
  • Part of a somewhat mainstream range

9. Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Extreme

For Him Bleu Noir Extreme is one of the good surprises I was able to discover in 2021. This opus by Narciso Rodriguez reveals an aromatic explosion marked by citrus fruits and woody notes.

This fragrance is really interesting and is positioned as an excellent alternative to some best sellers.

WE love

  • modern bottle
  • Quality composition
  • Very aromatic olfaction
  • Superb alternative to best sellers

We don’t like

  • The price

10. Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Urban Feel

I could have classified this perfume in the top of the low prices. However, its flawless composition by Maestro Alberto Morillas deserves your full attention.

Urban Feel is a woody aromatic with a fresh and elegant olfaction. It has nothing to envy to some best sellers. It reveals superb notes of bergamot.

WE love

  • contemporary bottle
  • Quality composition
  • Very aromatic olfaction
  • Superb option to best sellers
  • Made by a renowned perfumer

We don’t like

  • Lack of holding

Ranking of the best niche perfumes for men

For those who want to stand out as much as possible with unique fragrances

Last part of our top men’s perfumes 2022: that of niche perfumes. These are singular fragrances made for experienced perfume lovers . Due to a more qualitative composition, the price of these is higher than for a “classic” perfume.

1.Italian Bergamot by Ermenegildo zegna

I fell in love with this fragrance. Its top-of-the-range composition reveals a very refined olfaction marked by citrus fruits. Italian Bergamot delivers a very beautiful expression of bergamot. It is a must that all perfume lovers must smell at least once.

WE love

  • Premium bottle
  • Quality composition
  • Refined olfaction
  • Superb expression of bergamot

We don’t like

  • The price

2. Lord George of Penhaligon’s tragedy

Penhaligon’s is an English brand that the readers of trucsdemec.fr know well. The brand distinguished itself with the Portraits Collection, which gently pokes fun at the English aristocracy. The latter consists of quality fragrances in original and luxurious bottles. Lord George stands out with its bottle decorated with a golden stag’s head. It reveals a virile and elegant olfaction based on notes of cognac, shaving soap and tonka.

For those wondering: Roaring Radcliff seems to have been discontinued. As a result, it has become difficult to find! And that’s a shame !

WE love

  • Luxurious and original bottle
  • Sophisticated fragrance
  • Virile and elegant olfaction
  • Fragrance to wear in the evening and preferably in autumn/winter

We don’t like

  • The price

3. Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza

Acqua di Parma is a renowned Italian brand, which offers high quality colognes. Colonia Essenza stands out with its luxurious black bottle. We love its elegant and seductive fragrance. This aromatic citrus benefits from a sophisticated composition.

WE love

  • Luxurious art deco bottle
  • High-end composition
  • Ideal fragrance for outings or business meetings

We don’t like

  • The price

4. Atkinsons Robinson Bear

I was really blown away by this fragrance. Atkinsons Robinson Bear stands out with its original olfaction composed of notes of star anise which evolve towards iodized notes. This eau de parfum is authentic and disconcerting.

WE love

  • Luxurious bottle
  • Original and authentic composition
  • Perfect fragrance to stand out

We don’t like

  • The price

5. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla

This fragrance from the Private Blend collection highlights Tom Ford’s favorite raw materials. Tobacco Vanilla delivers a suave, sweet, gourmet fragrance. It certainly reveals the best expression of this classic perfumery accord. Indeed, the association tobacco and vanilla is often used for the elaboration of masculine perfumes. And this one is a real treat.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Gourmet and sweet fragrance
  • Composition quality

We don’t like

  • The price

6. Pegasus Exclusive Parfums de Marly

Parfums de Marly is a brand that I particularly appreciate. The quality of the fragrances offered is irreproachable. The brand gratifies Pegasus with a more intense version, soberly baptized Pegasus Exclusif. The latter revisits the original framework by twisting it with woody and spicy notes. Indeed, cardamom and oud wood join vanilla and almond to deliver a very accomplished fragrance, elegant and sensual at the same time.

WE love

  • elegant bottle
  • Sophisticated and sensual fragrance
  • Composition quality

We don’t like

  • The price

7. Acqua Dell’Elba Blu

I discovered this Italian brand a short time ago. I had been seduced by the quality of the perfumes offered. Blu is an aromatic fragrance that reveals citrus notes and marine notes. It’s an excellent alternative to opuses like Acqua di Gio for example.

WE love

  • Fresh and elegant fragrance
  • Composition quality
  • Produced in small batches

We don’t like

  • The price

8. Miller Harris Magnetic Water

Last perfume of the selection: L’Eau Magnetic , is an author’s perfume! Its very qualitative olfaction reveals citrus and woody notes, enhanced by vegetal notes. It is reminiscent of a walk on the edge of a lake.

WE love

  • Fresh and original fragrance
  • Composition quality
  • Fragrance that deviates from the standards of mass perfumery
  • Sensory experience

We don’t like

  • The price

Discover the Definitive Guide to Men’s Perfume

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This edition of the best men’s perfumes 2022 will allow you to discover some additional perfumes as well as advice:

  • 5 perfumes at low prices
  • 4 men’s perfumes that women love

5 perfumes at low prices

Buying and wearing perfume is a luxury that is not always accessible. That’s why we’re going to discover together some fragrances for less than 50 euros.

This mini-selection includes classics. The others are easy-to-wear everyday opuses that deserve your full attention.

  • Coach for Men  : I have already presented this eau de toilette. I was surprised by the quality of the latter. The height is that it is offered at a very attractive price.
  • Ungaro III  : another quality eau de toilette with a seductive olfaction offered at a very affordable price.
  • Gray by Flannel  : this timeless classic delivers a very pleasant fragrance with chypre notes.
  • Cool Water Davidoff  : this eau de toilette has won over thousands of men. And for good reason, its aquatic notes are both refreshing and seductive.
  • Azzaro for men  : timeless classic representative of Italian charm.

4 masculine fragrances appreciated by the fairer sex

It must be admitted: if we wear perfume it is also to seduce. And so much the better, if the fragrance in question pleases the fairer sex. Wearing a fragrance that is appreciated and thanks to which we can get compliments, is an undeniable asset.

  • Bleu de Chanel
  • Sauvage by Dior
  • The night of the man
  • 1 million

Tips for wearing perfume every day

Wearing perfume on a daily basis can quickly become a real headache. This is why it is interesting to have a fragrance that you consider easy to wear on a daily basis. It is important to have a fragrance that adapts to the conditions of the day.

Do you work in an office?

If this is the case, it will probably be necessary to direct you to a perfume with a moderate sillage, in order not to bother your colleagues. Indeed, there is nothing worse than having to smell an odor that we do not appreciate. Finding yourself next to a person who wears too much perfume or whose perfume does not suit you, for several hours, can be like a real ordeal. Our advice will be to wear a simple and effective fragrance, a little passe- everywhere with moderate sillage. The idea may be to wear a juice with fresh notes, which leaves an invigorating sensation.

Do you work outdoors?

You roam from appointment to appointment. In this case, you can move towards a more powerful fragrance, which lasts a good part of the day. We are going to aim for a scent with energizing, invigorating notes, with a moderate trail. This type of fragrance can also accompany you during a business lunch.

Perfume yourself for an afterwork?

For this, you have to aim for a fragrance with more pugnacious notes. We can let ourselves go towards more woody and spicy notes. The objective is to wear a juice that allows us to feel at ease.

Wear perfume for a chic outing or a date?

There, you have to put the small dishes in the big ones. Your fragrance should be elegant, masculine and refined. It’s time to arm yourself with haute couture juice: a Bottega Veneta or a Tom Ford for example. The scent must be delicate and chosen in circumstances.

How many perfumes should we own?

There is no specific number. It all depends on your expectations. I know people who only have one fragrance and others who have more than thirty. I think the ideal number is between three and five fragrances. Because in the end, we end up always coming back to the same ones, no matter how many perfumes we have.

I lent myself to the game and wondered which perfumes I would keep, if ever I had to choose only three! My answer is clear: Bvlgari Man in Black for the day, Bottega Veneta for evenings and outings of all kinds and Italian Bergamot by Zegna for the summer season. As a bonus, I would take Acqua di Gio Profumo and Bleu de Chanel . These two safe values ​​would allow me to rotate and vary the pleasures.

What price for my perfume?

This year, I diversified my research as much as possible. To the point of presenting you with little-known fragrances. My research also focused on attractive prices. Although we can have good surprises, do not give in to the sirens of too cheap prices. I tested a bunch of cheap perfumes and I preferred not to comment on them because my feelings were so bad. In other words, don’t expect to find a good perfume for 10 euros. Otherwise, go for a big box brand.

However, for around thirty euros you can find very interesting fragrances: Ferragamo , Coach For Men or Ungaro III.

In conclusion

This guide to the best men’s perfumes 2022 is over. Finding your next perfume will be easier, as you are now armed to choose a perfume according to your needs.

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