Fragrances can be extremely expensive, but there are some great men’s fragrances out there that won’t break the bank. You really don’t have to spend a fortune to smell good.
We’ve picked out a selection of Eau de Toilettes, Eau de Parfums, and colognes which we think you will really enjoy wearing. We’ve tested each one, and we can confirm they are definitely worth your money.
You’ve probably heard of Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb. It has become a bit of a cult fragrance over the last few years.
This is actually the male version of Viktor & Rolf’s bestselling Flowerbomb, and it has now earnt its own right as being one of the most popular mass-market fragrances.
There is no doubting this is a masculine fragrance, with strong notes of spices, tobacco and leather. Zesty notes of bergamot and grapefruit bring a welcome contrast.
Don’t be put off by the bottle, it’s what’s inside that counts!
Inspired by Britain’s infamous tea and spice trade routes, Murdock London’s Black Tea is packed full of rich notes; from clove, nutmeg, musk, and pepper.
We actually voted Murdock London as one of our favourite barbershops in the city. They provide a great service for anyone looking to get a quick trim or a full service. We’ve also tried many of their grooming products at Man For Himself, and we have really enjoyed wearing their own cologne.
Again, this is definitely a masculine fragrance and one which can be worn from day to night.
Mont Blanc Explorer is, according to Mont Blanc, all about embracing your inner-adventurer.
We’ve had a lot of people commenting that this smells very similar to the more pricey and premium fragrance, Creed Aventus. And we would have to agree! It’s a perfect dupe.
This fragrance is so easy to wear. It’s bright and light, thanks to the bergamot in the top notes, but it is the wood and leather that really make this an everyday fragrance.
The fact this smells like exactly like a luxury fragrance, makes this definitely value for money.
We’ve spoken about the All Saints fragrances previously on Man For Himself.
When they first arrived in the office, we were rather skeptical as some highstreet clothing brands tend to launch a fragrance which ends up smelling like everything else. How wrong we were though, as we really love their fragrances.
Metal Wave is one of our favourites so far from the All Saints collection as we think it is the easiest to wear. It’s young and fresh but has a warm side to it due to the papyrus wood.
For an Eau De Parfum, this is extremely well priced and will last all day on the skin.
We were pleasantly surprised when we first tried Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic.
This is another citrusy fragrance on this list, but the grapefruit at the top brings a slight sourness to it; and not in a bad way by any means. Ginger in the heart of the fragrance also brings a spicy kick.
In terms of performance, this won’t rank at the top of this list, but it’s still pretty good for an Eau de Toilette.
This would work well for an everyday fragrance, you will just have to top it up every now and again.
Hugo Boss Boss Bottled is an absolute classic. It was originally launched back in 1998, but it still smells just as current today.
It has the same citrus vibe as many of the other fragrances on this list, but it is the apple at the top which sets it apart. It gives this fragrance an extremely crisp, cool, and fresh opening. Hugo Boss actually use apple across a lot of their fragrances.
On the dry down, Boss Bottled is more earthy and woody due to the sandalwood and cedar.
This is a hugely seductive and playful fragrance. You will definitely get compliments whilst wearing this one.
Don’t turn your nose up at Dermot O’Leary‘s fragrances. He has collaborated with Marks and Spencer to create his own grooming range and it is definitely worth checking out.
Bergamot & Basil is one of two fragrances that Dermot O’Leary has launched and this is a great fragrance if you don’t like anything overpowering.
It’s perfect for the spring and summer months; the bergamot brings that refreshing feel but it is the basil and amber that make this more masculine.
It may be the cheapest fragrance on this list, but it’s one of the most wearable and certainly worthy of its spot alongside the other more premium brands.
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