Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to find the most popular cologne for men. These fragrances are not necessarily the most expensive, most fresh, or the top picks, but they are the types of fragrances that your friends, relatives, and pets are wearing.
How We Found The Most Popular Cologne For Men
In today’s world, how do you find information on something when you need it? The quick answer is Google! Google handles billions of searches per day on the web for everything including men’s cologne and fragrances! So what we decided is to create a list of how many times people search for them, because that is what makes them popular. The more times someone searches for a fragrance, obviously, the more popular the fragrance is.
If you’re looking for the top selling fragrances for men, you should check here. You will notice some of the popular fragrances are not the top selling so it’s important to understand that top selling and most popular are two different things!
For all you Cologne Masters and Fragrances buffs, we are using the term “cologne” meaning “fragrance”. We have various EDF’s, EDC’s, EDT’s, and maybe a few EDP’s on the chart. In the top 5 countdown, we tell you exactly what it is if you’re wondering where each fragrances is classified.
On the bottom of the page, you’ll find a chart of all the fragrances we have checked. Right now the count is over 5o but we plan to keep adding to it as we review more fragrances.
5. Eros by Versace (2013) EDT – 12,100 Monthly Searches
Top notes: Mint, Green Apple, Lemon
Middle notes: Tonka Bean, Geranium, Ambroxan
Base notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Virginian Cedar, Altas Cedar
Coming in at the 5th spot for the most popular cologne for men, is a scent mad by Versace called Eros. You’ll typically find Eros as not a EDC, but as an EDT so calling it a cologne is not factually correct. (Click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about)
Despite Eros being one of the most current popular fragrances, there is about a 50/50 chance that you will not like it. People have complained that it smells “metallic” and it is too strong. However, there must be a strong following because it wouldn’t be nearly as popular if smelled disgusting to everyone.
I recommend this fragrance to someone that is daring and adventurous because that it was you need to be wearing a controversial fragrance. The people that love it say it’s a sweet, pleasant scent with a smooth synthetic mint note. If you wish to see more of what people think of this fragrance, don’t be afraid to check out what basenotes.net had to say about it by clicking here!
4. Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982) (EDT) – 12,100 Monthly Searches
Top notes: Basil, Rosemary, Green Mint, Verbena, Lavender, Lemon
Middle notes: Angelica, Wormwood, Coriander, Juniper
Base notes: Patchouli, Oakmoss, Cedarwood, Pine needle, Balsam
Drakkar Noir is a classic fragrance that refuses to rest. Since it’s creation it has been thrusted into popularity and refuses to look back. Back in the 80s, this was the fragrance to wear. In a matter of fact, when you sniff this classic scent, you almost get sent back to the days of Top Gun, Ferris Buelers Day Off, and the Breakfast Club.
I can’t say for certain, but the people that are searching for this fragrance are most likely your older generation that are begging for a comeback. I don’t hear or see to many of the younger generation wearing this scent so I can imagine in the next decade, we will finally see this fragrance fade away.
However, I very well could be wrong since Old Spice is still a cologne that is flying off the shelves too. Who am I to say a fragrance will succeed or fail.
Buy this fragrance if you are; 1) Over the age of 35, 2) Wore this eau de toilette in high-school and college and want to revisit it, or 3) Wear it if your wife or girlfriend loves it.
3. Guilty by Gucci (2011) EDT – 22,200 Monthly Searches
Top notes: Lavender, Lemon
Middle notes: Orange Flower
Base notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli
Guilty by Gucci is a fragrance that is a product of incredible marketing. I was first introduced this fragrance when it was in a magazine as a scratch and sniff advertisement. The scent matched the advertisement perfectly as it exhibits sophistication and sexiness at the same time.
Unfortunately, Guilty by Gucci does have a few complaints. Some people talk about how “generic” it smells while others complain about it’s longevity.
Personally, I find Guilty to be an outstanding fragrance and it wouldn’t be popular without it’s strong following. It’s a light, harmless fragrance that can be used in almost any situation.
You should buy this fragrance if you are under 30 years old, looking for something sweet and sexy to impress the ladies, or perhaps looking for a lighter scent to wear in almost any situation.
2. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana (2001) EDT- 27,000 Monthly Searches
Top notes: Apple, Cedar, Bellflower, Sicilian Lemon
Middle notes: White rose, Bamboo, Jasmine
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Cedar
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana has turned it up a notch when it comes to being noticed. This scent is extremely fresh and clean, which is why it is popular. We are starting to see a trend of what makes a fragrance popular. If it’s fresh, clean, and light, people seem to like it and that’s true for Light Blue by Dolce & Gabanna.
Try this fragrance if you’re looking for something light and safe for work. If you would like to hear more about it, make sure you check out our full review by clicking on our link.
Top notes: Orange, Lime, Jasmine, Lemon
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Cyclamen, Mignonette, Coriander, Violet, Rose
Base notes: Amber, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Cedar, White musk
Giorgio Armani’s Acqua Di Gio arrives again at the top most popular cologne for men list. I wish I could go back in time to 1996 when this fragrance was released and attempted to figure out what made this scent go viral. Even before social media existed, Acqua Di Gio slaughter the competition and almost has more popularity than the next two fragrances combined.
The familiar face in the popular fragrance today are the light, sweet, and harmless scents. Acqua Di Gio in particular has a powerful citrus opening that will leave you smelling yourself all day. It’s longevity will leave your date leaning in close to you all day long. If you don’t own a bottle of this fragrance, you need to just so you can say did. You won’t be disappointed.
Want to see where your favorite cologne ranks on the most popular cologne for men list? Leave a comment below so we can get it added to the list! Keep checking back as we are always adding and updating this page.