Citrus fruits – lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, etc. – have an irresistibly fresh fragrance that’s perfect for summer. Spray on one of the best citrus fragrances in the warmer months and you’ll instantly have a clean almost youthful scent that the people around you will find simply alluring.
However, you don’t want a citrus fragrance that’ll make you smell like a bad fruit salad or pitcher of lemonade. That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up the best citrus fragrances for men that are simply refreshing yet masculine.
How to properly apply cologne
You don’t want to spray cologne all over you, as a quality strong fragrance will intensify over time. You just want a light spray on your neck and wrists; however, don’t spray one wrist and then rub your wrists together, as this will lessen the longevity of your cologne. Spray your neck and each wrist, extremely lightly.
If you really want to enhance your fragrance in warmer weather and you’re wearing shorts, try a light spray behind each knee too.
If you’re wanting a fresh citrus fragrance, you can’t go wrong with these best citrus fragrances for men.
Inspired by Italian luxury and style, Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Essenza is a fresh yet refined fragrance that’s mainly citrus oriented but has hints of wood and spice, making it one of the best citrus fragrances currently available. With key notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, petitgrain, neroli, rosemary, clove, Lilly of the Valley, rose accord, jasmine accord, patchouli, vetiver, white musk, and amber, you’ll be smelling like a summer’s day all day long.
Hermès’ Terre d’Hermès has a sophisticated earthy scent thanks to citrus fruits combined with peppers. With key notes of grapefruit accord, black peppers, and flint, this men’s citrus fragrance is unique and fresh but unmistakenly masculine.
Fresh, sweet, and a little sensual, Le Labo’s Bergamote 22 is a refreshingly modern citrus fragrance, and because it has the Le Labo name, you just know it’s one of the best citrus fragrances out there. With key notes of petitgrain, grapefruit, amber, musk and a touch of vetiver, Bergamote 22 is phenomenal and fresh.
A homage to the Italian Riviera, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino has a vibrant fragrance that’s reminiscent of cool breezes, sparkling water, and lush foliage. The key notes of Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot, and Sicilian lemon give this cologne a magical and fresh citrusy scent.
Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir has key notes of exotic pomegranate, pink pepper, and Casablanca lily. With a hint of smoky guaiac wood and patchouli, this men’s citrus fragrance has a dark and enigmatic citrusy scent.