Warm, seductive, and exotic, there’s something special about a spicy cologne. When choosing your signature scent, remember that spicy fragrances tend to get stronger the longer they stay on your body. A cologne that’s spicy will make you irresistible since only a bold, confident man would wear a bold and confident fragrance.
But don’t go spritzing like crazy; think of wearing a spicy fragrance like drinking a bottle of red wine. You wouldn’t open the bottle, immediately pour it into a glass, and start guzzling! You would let it breathe first, let it reach its peak, and then savour every sip of it. The same goes with these best spicy colognes for men; a light spray will last all day.
Spicy Cologne FAQs
What is a spicy fragrance?
A spicy cologne is usually an intense fragrance with an earthy yet fresh scent that’s achieved by blending heavier fragrances (such as amber, musk, sandalwood) with lighter ones (such as vanilla, citron, cedarwood).
How do I apply a spicy fragrance?
You don’t want to spray a spicy cologne all over you, as a quality spicy 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 each wrist, extremely lightly.
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If you’re after a spicy scent that’ll make you seem alluring, striking, and even a tad provocative, we’ve rounded up the five best spicy colognes and fragrances for men.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme
Price: From $244
Sizes: 50ml – 150ml
An amber drenched, woody fragrance with a tantalising and delectable heart, Tom Ford enters into deeply sexy yet sophisticated territory with Noir Extreme. Top notes include bergamot, verbena, caraway, pink pepper and violet. Black pepper, nutmeg, Tuscan iris, geranium and Bulgarian rose make up the middle, and base notes of opoponax, amber, Indonesian patchouli, vetiver, civet and vanilla anchor the fragrance.
Dolce & Gabbana The One
Price: From $79
Sizes: 50ml – 100ml
The One was designed to be a perfect reflection of the Dolce & Gabbana man: charismatic and seductive; and this sensual, spicy fragrance will definitely make you turn heads. The top notes are quintessentially Italian with basil and zesty bergamot, enlivened by spicy black pepper. The delicate sweetness of dates is skillfully blended with aromatic sage and crisp geranium for the middle, and base notes of sandalwood, smoky incense, and amber make The One a refined spicy fragrance.
Six Scents Poppy Soma
Price: From $195
Size: 50 ml
For a totally unique spicy fragrance, you can’t ignore the fever dream Six Scents’ Poppy Soma will invoke. With notes of sichuan pepper, curry leaf, red chili pepper, gardenia, jasmine sambac, bulgarian rose, frankincense, labdanum, tuberose, styrax, musk tonquin, Poppy Soma is an incredible blend of spicy and floral fragrances that pack an exquisite punch.
Armani Ambre Eccentrico
Price: From $315
Size: 100 ml
Armani’s Ambre Eccentrico is a powerful and unforgettable fragrance with ambery, spicy notes. The cologne envelops straight into the depth of the heart notes, amber wrapped in smoky benzoin, addictive vanilla, and mysterious patchouli. With no top or middle notes, it is immediately charismatic, and will indulge the senses in a cloud of seduction.
Diptyque Benjoin Bohème
Price: From $270
Size: 100 ml
Hot, enveloping, and haunting, Diptyque’s Benjoin Bohème has a singularly amber fragrance with notes of Laotian benzoin, and is warmed with a blend of balms and spices. Made in France, Benjoin Bohème is one spicy cologne that’ll make you irresistible thanks to its adventurous and daring scent.