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The Best Smelling Cologne of 2021 - Even these Male Celebrities Wear!

Are you on the market for a new man's cologne - One to redefine your manhood, your personality, or your sex appeal? Want a good cologne that will turn heads?

Sometimes, the fastest way to draw a woman's attention is to smell good!

The essential oil combinations for men's cologne are a pure work of art. In fact, it's called the Art of Perfumerie. And it goes as far back as the Roman era 4,000 years ago according to National Geographic News.

You may not realize it but there are complex recipes that go into this concussion of smell. A combination of various amounts of lemon oil, mandarin, neroli, lavender, rosemary, bergamot, and amber could be a recipe for a refreshing scent, for example.

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What type of fragrance would be perfect for your next date for example. Fruity jasmine flower or woody herbal notes? Here are some of the most popular fragrance blends for men on the market. These are examples of scent families that go well together, but they're not limited to one type!

Popular Fragrance Blends for Men:

  • Citrus with floral, mint, and spice.

  • Spice with floral, wood, and citrus.

  • Herb with wood and mint.

  • Tree/Wood with floral, herb, mint, spice, and citrus.

  • Floral with spice, wood, and citrus.

What is a good-smelling man's fragrance to begin with?

The ingredients in colognes and perfumes come together to form a fragrance that you will never forget. It takes a careful balancing of the different layers called base, top, and middle notes to create the perfect scent for any occasion. Some fragrances may be floral such as rose or lavender; others might be fruitier with hints of citrus or green apple. The combinations are endless!

Fragrance Notes Introduction by Upscale Perfume

Top Notes | Middle Notes | Base Notes

Top Irresistible Men's Fragrances To Draw Attention


1.7 oz Eau de toilette | $80.00 +

Fragrance Family: Woody aromatic with a captivating trail

Scent Type: New Caledonian sandalwood lends it a warm and sensual trail.

A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention. The profoundly sensual Eau de Parfum, infused with crisp citrus notes, offers an intense concentration of the fresh, clean and vibrant fragrance. Unexpected and undeniably bold, is the fragrance of a man who refuses to blend in or stick to the rules. Its composition reveals the spirit of a man who chooses his destiny with independence and determination. A character that asserts itself where we least expect it.


6.7 oz Eau de toilette | $85

Fragrance Family: Fresh with notes of amber, leather, and tangerine.

Scent Type: Fresh & Spicy. Leather.

A woody, masculine fragrance for dynamic, energetic & passionate men. Top notes include ruby mandarin orange, grapefruit, peppermint. Middle notes are rose absolute, cinnamon, and spices. Base notes blond leather, patchouli, white woods, and amber.

3. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

3.04 oz Eau de toilette | $70

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody

Scent Type: Citrus & Woods

The designer duo wanted to give men the fragrance that is Flower bomb to women, bearing in mind that spices are for masculine scents what flower notes are for feminine. Spicebomb came out in January 2012 as an explosive and extrovert oriental - woody and spicy composition. Perfumer Olivier Polge blended spices with sensual undertones - creating two diametrically opposed fragrant accords: 1. the addictive and fiery one and 2. the explosive and icy one. This explosive one includes bergamot, grapefruit, elemi, and pink pepper.


3.3 oz Eau de Parfum | $65+


Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy

Scent Type: Top notes of Grapefruit, Basil and Coriander lend it a spicy touch of the Orient.

The One is a delightful oriental spicy scent that has a wonderful combination of grapefruit ginger and orange blossom. Blended perfectly with cedarwood coriander and basil it's a no-stopping me now fragrance.


1.7 oz Eau de toilette | $87+

Fragrance Family: Musky and woody blend, powerful & Sophisticated

Scent Type: Floral, musk, woody with Iris, ambrette, pear, and cedar. The top note is Lavender.

Dior Homme is worn the way you wear an elegantly sharp, modern suit. Dior Homme Intense Eau de Parfum reveals the extreme grandeur and sophistication of a generous and powerful Eau de parfum. The olfactory intensity of Iris is enhanced by a sensual Ambery facet and precious wood base. A scented, sensual script whose trail calls to you.


3.4 oz Eau de Toilette | $57 +

Fragrance Family: Mint leaves, Italian lemon zest, and green apple.

Scent Type: Oriental, intriguing with enveloping notes like Tonka Beans, amber, geranium flower, and vanilla.

Versace Eros interprets the sublime masculine through a luminous aura with an intense, vibrant, and glowing combination of fresh mint leaves, Italian lemon zest, and green apple. An addictive sensuality accented by oriental, intriguing, and enveloping notes like tonka beans, amber, geranium flower, and vanilla melds with a racy virility symbolized by woods.


1.7 oz Eau de toilette | $80.00 +

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody

Scent Type: Classic Woods with notes of sea grapefruit and guaiac wood that combine biting.

Paco Rabanne Invictus is the scent of victory. The new masculine fragrance by Paco Rabanne. This sensual and fresh scent depicts a modern vision of masculinity. Invictus is an unexpected clash of worlds and sensations. It is an astonishing encounter between two blocs: the refreshing top notes of grapefruit and the sensual heart notes of guaiac wood and patchouli. A truly magnetic woody-aquatic scent that embodies masculine strength.


3.4 oz Eau de toilette | $120 +

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody

Scent Type: Citrus & Woods with notes of Bergamot, Vanilla, Nutmeg.

Exudes sensual and mysterious facets. Calabrian bergamot adds spicy notes for fullness and sensuality, as nutmeg is wrapped in smoky accents of vanilla absolute. The fragrance is inspired by the magic hour of twilight in the desert, a moment when nature awakes and the sky is set ablaze.


2.5 oz Eau de toilette | $80.00 +

Fragrance Family: Pear, lavender smell

Scent Type: Black vanilla, amber, woods.

This is the ultimate party playboy clubbing fragrance with a superstar performance. It opens with citrus notes of bergamot, along with juicy pear, black lavender, and mint. The heart includes spices of cumin and cinnamon, with aromatic clary sage. The base consists of black vanilla, amber, and wood. No woman can remain indifferent to this strong smell.


2.5 oz Eau de toilette | $83 +

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody

Scent Type: Citrus & Woods

Armani Code is a seductive new fragrance for men, Armani Code is a sexy blend of fresh lemon and bergamot softened with hints of orange tree blossom, warmed with soothing guaiac wood, and tonka bean.


2.5 oz Eau de toilette | $119 +

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody

Scent Type: Citrus & Woods with notes of marina, cypress, musk.

Profumo is a sophisticated fragrance born from volcanic rock and deep ocean waters. Fresh bergamot and marine accords are paired with the deep, captivating radiance of incense – an inspiring and seductive rich material, creating a profoundly intense and adventurous aromatic fragrance.

12. MARBLE Cologne

3.4 oz Eau de toilette | $39.50+

Their master perfumers created a unique blend of the finest ingredients for a long-lasting fragrance experience in this concentrated cologne for men.

A cool blend of Mediterranean waters, geranium & amber wood


6.7 oz Eau de toilette Spray | $48

Launched by the design house of Joop! in 1989, JOOP! is classified as a refined, oriental, woody fragrance. Joop! Homme is a very sensual, oriental fragrance with fresh citrus top notes of mandarin, lemon, bergamot, and orange blossom. The floral heart is very warm and balmy, revealing jasmine, lily of the valley, heliotrope, and cinnamon.


Male Celebrity Colognes

Georges Clooney

George Clooney, now 60 years old and still looking like a male model-off-duty in his GQ cover shoot, is the epitome of Hollywood's classic men. He sets an ideal for other actors to become better versions of themselves by following their hearts from when they were young children.

Carthusia Mediterraneo Eau de Parfum, 50 ml


Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum Fragrance, Aqua Water, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin.

And also...

Musc Ravageur Parfum Spray FRÉDÉRIC MALLE

Clooney also wears Musc Ravageur by Frederique Mall for a more sexy, powerful, and mysterious mood.

Main accords: warm spicy, vanilla.

David Beckham

creed green irish cologne for men

Creed Green Irish Tweed was originally created for actor Cary Grant. The spicy, sporty blend contains notes of Mysore sandalwood, ambergris, violet leaves, French verbena, and Florentine. Also worn by Brosnan, David Beckham, Robert Redford, and Richard Gere.

Ashton Kutcher

"I'm a guy's guy. I don't comb my hair unless I have to, and I don't use lotions or fancy shampoos. I say whatever I think and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope that it comes out good. I just try to have a lot of fun."

4.2 oz spray John Varvatos Vintage for men

John Varvatos Vintage

It's a sensual, masculine fragrance with an aromatic, assertive, spicy core and a warm, leathery-like background that makes it unique and inherently noble and gentlemanlike Coumarin.

Jared Leto

Although Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history, he has always been selective about his acting roles. He's the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for the American band Thirty Seconds to Mars but merited by numerous challenging projects which are reflected on screen.

calvin klein eau de toilette One

Ck one

It's a naturally clean, pure, and contemporary fragrance with a refreshingly new point of view. This light, relaxed scent is meant to be used lavishly. CK one Eau de Toilette can literally be splashed all over the body. It is an intimate fragrance, one that you need to be near to smell.

Ryan Gosling

"I mean, God bless The Notebook (2004), it introduced me to one of the great loves (Rachel McAdams) of my life. But, people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that." - IMBD

Dior Homme Eau de toilette

Dior Homme Eau de Toilette

It's an alluring combination of power and freshness. It is intensely woody and masculine, taking hold and leaving a lasting impression. Artfully crafted in a juxtaposition with raw sophistication, Dior Homme is for the man confident in both his strength and tenderness.

Ryan Reynolds

While traveling with his former fiancée Alanis Morissette in Indonesia, Ryan Reynolds was fortunate to escape death during the tsunami. Ryan alleges that he's friends with Paul Anka and meets up once in a while for coffee or lunch. (May 5, 2008) Engaged to Scarlett Johansson.

Le Labo Santal 33 eau de parfum

SANTAL 33 Le Labo

A unisex fragrance that captures a defining image of the spirit of the American West and personal freedom.

Main accords are woody, powdery, leather.

Also worn by Justin Bieber.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt was ranked #32 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list, banned from entering China because of his role as a Tibetan refugee activist in Seven Years in Tibet (1997), and chosen by People Magazine to be one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.

Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi Firenzi

MUSK Lorenzo Villoresi Firenzi

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum Fragrance, Aqua Water, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin.

Brad also wears Giorgio Armani Code for Men, Narciso Rodriguez For Him.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce and Gabbana, Aeropostale. In 2002 he starred in commercials for both Mountain Dew ("Drive") and Pepsi ("Scratching"). He got his big break by being cast as Ricky Martin's love interest in the music video "She Bangs" where they paid him $400 a week to shoot it over 7 days.

between two trees cologne for men from Paris


An oriental and woody fragrance with aromatic accents, composed of Grapefruit oil, Mate absolute and Vetiver oil, that will add an aromatic richness and depth to your Floraïku fragrance when used side by side.

Main notes: Grapefruit oil, citrus, fresh spicy.

Eric Bana

Eric Bana is committed to transforming his body for the roles he plays. He gained 30 pounds and underwent weight training and fight training during Troy's production in order to portray Prince Hector, which earned him favorable reviews from critics. Bana has an option for two sequels with substantial salary raises included in his deal after starring as Hulk (2003), so we know that both Marvel Studios and audiences are happy with what they saw on-screen when it came time around!

Bvlgari Bvlgari Man Extreme Eau De Toilette Spray for Men 2 oz


Brisk and edgy, the scent was designed for adventurers who are addicted to living life on the edge.

Main notes: citrus, aromatic and woody.

Will Smith

The actor Will Smith, who made a name for himself in the 90's TV sitcom "The Fresh Prince", said that he based his character Captain Steven Hiller on Harrison Ford. In particular, he was inspired by Ford’s performances of Han Solo from Star Wars and its sequels.



A resonant and enticing scent for men that emanates casual chic for any time of day or night, Bvlgari Aqua Marine is a fruity but very manly fragrance that will turn heads wherever you travel.

Alexander Skarsgård

The Swedish hunk, Alexander Skarsgard has been voted 5 times the sexiest man in Sweden. His mother is a doctor while he lives alone in an apartment located near his parents' home.

Carthusia Mediterraneo Eau de Parfum, 50 ml


Encounter redefines modern masculinity. It undeniably captures the essence of being a man in all its complexity—the sophisticated layers of confidence, power, and mystery.

Main notes: warm spicy, woody, rum.

Bradley Cooper

"(2011, on being considered a very successful actor after The Hangover (2009) become a huge hit) "It doesn't feel that way. Thank you for saying that. Not the case, I gotta say, but it certainly provided more opportunities. Everybody who was a part of that movie, because it was so financially lucrative, benefited from it but I still put myself on tape for movies and try to get roles. It's the same, you know? It's the same. I mean, look, more doors have been opened for sure but it's not like I sit back with a cigar on Monday morning and go through the scripts that have been offered - no, that's not the case." - IMBD

Colonia Eau de Cologne ACQUA DI PARMA

Acqua Di Parma

It is a fresh, refined, and timeless fragrance for the pragmatic and successful man who loves tradition.

Main notes: citrus, aromatic, fresh spicy.

Jude Law

Jude Law, a British actor known for his roles in The Holiday and Sherlock Holmes has many tattoos. One of them is on the inside of his left forearm that contains lyrics from Beatles song "Sexy Sadie", which states "You came along to turn on everyone Sexy Sadie". This tattoo represents Jude's ex-wife, actress/model turned fashion designer - Sadie Frost.

Paul Smith Paul Smith Extreme Eau De Toilette Spray for Men 1 oz

Paul Smith Extreme

It has a spicy scent, top notes of bergamot, rosemary, hesperidia, nutmeg, and cardamom.

Main notes: fresh spicy, aromatic, citrus.

Leonardo DiCaprio

In 1997, DiCaprio was ranked number 75 in Empire Magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. He had previously been considered for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever (1995), but Chris O'Donnell got it instead. - IMBD

eau d'adrien eau de toilette for men

Eau D'Hadrien by Annick Goutal

It is described as a love letter to Italy, with its abundance of sunny citrus scents. Still masculine, this aroma possesses a blend of crisp citrus with a hint of wood. Eau D'Hadrien is recommended for evening wear.

Keanu Reeves