Classic. A word that means to be ‘judged over a period of time to be the highest quality and simply outstanding’. Therefore, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with choosing a fragrance or cologne, that may not be the ‘trendiest’ or the ‘latest’, but is simply classic.
We’ve chosen the best ‘classic’ fragrances that have been on the market for quite some time but have remained popular, to this very day, thanks to their timeless, sophisticated scents. A spritz of any one of the following men’s fragrances will instantly give you a touch of effortless elegance.
How to properly apply cologne
You don’t want to spray cologne all over you, as fragrances 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.
Wanting to add a refined fragrance to your collection? Take a look at these classic men’s fragrances and colognes that have, and will continue to, stand the test of time.
For the classy man...
Created in 1955, Pour Monsieur was the first men’s fragrance launched by the iconic brand, Chanel. Today, the fragrance is as classic as you can get, with its refined and timeless composition.
With top notes of lavender and Sicilian lemon, middle notes of spicy nutmeg, and with woody vetiver and vanilla base notes, Pour Monsieur has an extremely clean scent that’ll give you a touch of understated elegance.
For the refined man...
Dior’s Eau Sauvage was the brand’s first fragrance for men and when it was first released in 1966 it was revolutionary. Today, the fragrance is considered iconic with its refined masculine scent that’s both sophisticated and fresh.
Floral and citrusy, Eau Sauvage has sweet but subtle notes of San Carlo bergamot, harvested exclusively for Dior. Rounded out with a masculine, woody base it’s really not surprisingly this cologne is still hugely popular after over 50 years.
Obsession For Men
For the ladies man...
A spicy oriental fragrance, Obsession For Men became renowned for its provocative and sensual scent. Launched in 1986, the compelling blend of herbs and rare woods is what made this Calvin Klein fragrance a classic.
Obsession For Men has base notes of musk, sandalwood, and patchouli, a complex heart of lavender, myrrh, and spices, which is topped off with mandarin and bergamot. The ladies love this fragrance, so if you’re trying to impress that special someone, Obsession For Men is the cologne for you.
For the effortlessly cool man...
Despite only being released in 2011, Le Labo’s Santal 33 quickly became a cult classic. Warm, musky, and addictive, Santal 33 has an intoxicating fragrance that has taken the world by storm.
With notes of Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, cardamom, iris, and musk, Le Labo’s popular fragrance is unique yet elegant; and one spray will last all day.
For the playful man...
Acqua di Parma started as a small perfume factory in 1916, and its first scent created was Colonia. Over 100 years later, Colonia is still made due to its crisp, subtle, and utterly refreshing scent.
A fresh and citrus scent, Colonia has been made with a fresh, luminous blend of natural ingredients like Bulgarian rose, Sicilian citrus fruits, lavender, and verbena. The result is an elegant and timeless fragrance with a slight playful Mediterranean essence.