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We have previously shortlisted the best perfumes for women in Singapore, best Jo Malone Perfumes, and best Chanel Perfumes. But what about the best perfumes for men and cologne in Singapore? Fragrances were not solely made for ladies, and it is just as important for men to smell good. Whether you are looking for a scent to make a good first impression, boost your confidence, or add a refined touch to your personality, we have rounded up the 10 Best Perfume for Men and Colognes in Singapore in our Best of Beauty series. From refreshing to woody scents, we share the best occasions for you to wear these sophisticated scents. Read more here to find out about the differences between perfumes for men and cologne.

This article was last updated on 26 May 2020.

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10 Best Perfume for Men and Colognes in Singapore

1. Davidoff Cool Water Man EDT

Davidoff Cool Water Man EDT perfume for men singapore

A fresh take on masculinity

When it comes to perfume for men, Davidoff Cool Water is undoubtedly one of most popular fragrances and a classic choice you can never go wrong with. Created in 1988 by master perfumer Pierre Bourdon, the perfume space at that time was cluttered with strong and aggressive fragrances of herbal and spicy scents. Cool Water, on the other hand, was an aquatic fragrance, composed of a well-balanced blend of marine, floral and woody notes. Its unique sea breeze scent was like a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) as it was the first to explore a masculine scent that was clean yet spicy, simple yet masculine. It has since popularized the cool and aquatic scent profiles that are common in popular men’s perfumes today. One of the most highly reviewed fragrances online, it was rated 4.5 stars out of over 13,000 Google reviews.

Davidoff launched another scent for sportspeople, the Davidoff Champion EDT, infusing oak moss accord to boost the freshness and character of the fragrance. A stronger and more seductive scent profile for women is the Davidoff Cool Water Intense for Her.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Aquatic
  • Top notes: Mint, lavender, coriander, rosemary
  • Heart notes: Geranium, neroli, jasmine, sandalwood
  • Base notes: Cedarwood, musk, amber, tobacco
  • Age: All age groups
  • Characteristics: Fresh and aromatic
  • Occasion: Ideal for both casual and special occasions
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2. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne singapore Spray 100ml/3.4oz

A citrus scent for summer days

For men who prefer a citrus scent in their everyday cologne, Jo Malone’s signature Lime Basil & Mandarin is a great choice. One of the most popular colognes in Singapore, the Jo Malone concoction combines the crisp scent of lime, the spicy scent of basic and the aromatic scent of thyme to create a refreshing and zesty scent perfect for warm summer days.

Why buy this cologne:
  • Scent Family: Fruity
  • Top notes: Lime, mandarin orange, bergamot
  • Heart notes: Basil, caraway, lilac, iris
  • Base notes: Patchouli, vetiver
  • Age: All age groups
  • Characteristics: Citrus and refreshing
  • Occasion: Ideal for everyday wear
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3. Chanel Egoiste Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.3oz

Chanel Egoiste Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.3oz perfumes for men

A classic woody and spicy blend

Among Chanel’s impressive roster of perfumes for men, the Egoiste is arguably its most popular perfume. Another masterpiece by Chanel’s master perfumer, Jacques Polge, it was created to be a classic masculine perfume with its characteristic floral, woody and spicy notes. Although men are quick to judge floral-based perfumes, the Egoiste does a great job of balancing out the presence of rose and carnation with the spiciness of sage, rosemary and cinnamon and the musky flavour of sandalwood and vanilla. The result is a natural manly scent that gives off an old-fashioned gentleman charm.

Why buy this EDT:
  • Scent Family: Woody and Spicy
  • Top notes: Rosewood, coriander
  • Heart notes: Bulgarian rose, carnation, cinnamon
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, vanilla, ambrette seeds
  • Age: For more mature men
  • Characteristics: Classic and masculine
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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4. Calvin Klein CK ONE Eau De Toilette 200ml

Calvin Klein CK ONE Eau De Toilette 200ml

Cool masculinity and sweet femininity

Calvin Klein’s CK One is considered to be one of the most iconic unisex perfumes in the world, delivering both a sweet feminine smell and a cool masculine scent. It is composed of a complex blend of jasmine, green tea leaves, amber, papaya and pineapple, that together creating a fruity and slightly spicy scent that uplifts your mood as you start your day. Although it is generally sweet, it is a subtle and cool scent that men will still appreciate especially for casual and fun weekends. If you are looking for an oriental spicy fragrance for men, check out the CK One Shock For Him Eau De Toilette Spray.

Why buy this EDT:
  • Scent Family: Fruity
  • Top notes: Pineapple, green notes, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom, lemon
  • Heart notes: Nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, freesia
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oakmoss, green tea, green accord
  • Age: For all age groups
  • Characteristics: Sweet and slightly spicy
  • Occasion: Ideal for workdays and casual weekends
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5. Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Intense Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.3oz

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Intense Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.3oz perfume for men

Deeply masculine

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Intense is a more powerful version of the classic Hugo Boss Boss Bottled, toning down the sweetness of the original and playing around with higher concentrations of woody and spicy oils. It is a deeply masculine scent that is mainly characterized by its heart notes of clove and cinnamon and base notes of sandalwood, cedar and vanilla. From its simple yet cool packaging to its sweet yet spicy scent, it perfectly captures the essence of a Hugo Boss man who is confident yet mysterious.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Spicy and Woody
  • Top notes: Apple, bergamot, green orange blossom
  • Heart notes: Clove, cinnamon, germanium
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, vanilla
  • Age: For more mature men
  • Characteristics: Deep and intense
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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6. Christian Dior Sauvage Eau De Parfum Spray 60ml/2oz

Christian Dior Sauvage Eau De Parfum Spray 60ml/2oz

An androgynous feast for the senses

Featured in T3 and Trendspotter as one of the best perfumes for men, Christian Dior Sauvage is a captivating perfume with a unique and intricate mix of fresh, sweet and woody scents. The aromatic journey starts off soft and pleasant with top notes of fresh bergamot, then developing into woody and spicy notes of sandalwood, tonka and frankincense, lingering on your skin before it tapers off. Many are captivated by this fragrant balance between feminine and masculine, which the brand further capitalized by using Johnny Depp as its model, the epitome of androgynous.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Fresh Spicy
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, spicy mandarin
  • Heart Notes: Sandalwood
  • Base notes: Tonka, frankincese
  • Age: For more mature men
  • Characteristics: Fresh femininity and spicy masculinity
  • Occasion: Ideal for both casual and special occasions
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7. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.7oz  

Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.7oz  

Sensual and spicy

Next on our list is the Tom Ford Noir Extreme, a spinoff of another crowd favourite, Tom Ford Noir. This new version boasts off a deeper and more sophisticated scent, rooted in a citrus and woody mix of coriander, black plum, black fig, leather and a surprisingly pleasant black truffle addition. It is ideal for those who like their perfume sensual and spicy with hints of warm wood and fresh citrus.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Citrus and Spicy
  • Top notes: Mandarin oil, neroli, saffron, cardamom, nutmeg
  • Heart notes: Indian kulfi dessert, rose, jasmine, orange blossom
  • Base notes: Amber, sandalwood, vanilla
  • Age: For the modern man
  • Characteristics: Sensual and sophisticated
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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8. Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza Eau De Cologne Spray 50ml/1.7oz

Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza Eau De Colognes singapore Spray 50ml/1.7oz

A romantic day in Italy

A much-needed break from all the woody and spicy perfume for men is the Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza, a bright and light scent made from fresh florals like bergamot and sweet fruits like orange and grapefruit. Created by the Italian House of Acqua di Parma, its refreshing and pleasant scent will transport you to summer days and date nights in Italy.

Why buy this cologne in Singapore:
  • Scent Family: Fruity floral
  • Notes: A citrus-woody mix of bergamot, lemon, mandarin orange, grapefruit, petit grain, neroli, sage, rosemary, lily of the valley, rose accords, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, white musk and amber
  • Age: For the modern man
  • Characteristics: Relaxing and romantic
  • Occasion: Ideal for summer days and date nights
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9. BVLGARI Man In Black EDP 100ML

BVLGARI Man In Black EDP 100ML

Seductive masculinity

Like all things BVLGARI, its Man In Black perfume is a statement of sophistication. This perfume for men shows the seductive side of masculinity with its intoxicating feast of amber, leather, spices and woods. Unique ingredients of rum, benzoin, tonka bean and guaiac wood create a beautiful mix of warm spiciness and soothing sweetness. It comes in a classic black bottle with gold engraving, another testament to elegant masculinity. Over-all, it is a rich and magnetic scent for the modern man.

Why buy this EDP:
  • Scent Family: Warm Spicy and Woody
  • Top notes: Rum, cardamom, cinnamon
  • Heart notes: Tuberose, iris, leather
  • Base notes: Benzoin, tonka bean, guaiac wood, black amber
  • Age: For the modern man
  • Characteristics: Seductive and magnetic
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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10. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.4oz    

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Fresh like the ocean, warm like the sun

We’re ending this list with another aquatic favourite from Giorgio Armani. The Acqua Di Gio draws inspiration from the ocean aroma and summer sunshine of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Pantelleria. Its distinct floral freshness comes from the Calabrian bergamot, combined with the subtle sweetness of jasmine and warmth of rosemary. For men who love crisp cool nautical fragrances, this is a definite must-have in your collection.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Aquatic
  • Top notes: Mandarin, bergamot, neroli
  • Middle notes: Persimmon, rosemary, nasturtium, jasmine
  • Base notes: Moroccan cedar, patchouli, Mediterranean cistus
  • Age: For the modern man
  • Characteristics: Refreshing and warm
  • Occasion: Ideal for everyday wear
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How to choose a perfume for men or cologne?

A good perfume for men has a balance of complementary scents and is long-lasting. Ideally, find one that matches your personality. Perfumes are categories in their scent families – floral, fresh, fruity, citrus, oriental, woody, and spicy. Another buzzword is “notes” – top notes, middle notes, and base notes tell you how the scent is smelt and how it develops as you wear it. 

  • Top notes are the opening notes you smell upon spraying the perfume.
  • Middle notes/heart notes usually come in 30 minutes after the first spray. This is the scent that stays with you throughout the day. 
  • Base notes are underlying scents that are added to complement the middle notes. You can sometimes smell them right away, but they are typically most evident when the perfume starts to wears off.

When buying perfume, 

  • Do not wear other perfume or scented body products when shopping for a new fragrance. This can alter the scent.
  • Always test the fragrance out on your skin. You want to see how it develops and interacts with your skin. You want a scent that matches your personality, and the occasion you are planning to wear it for. Try not to test out too many fragrances at a time.

 

I hope that our guide on the 10 Best Perfume for Men and Colognes in Singapore has helped you to find the best perfume for men or cologne in Singapore for your needs. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, be sure to check out more beauty articles here.

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