By Brie Gatchalian
You want to buy your new man his next signature scent. He’s been wearing Cool Water long enough. Not sure what to get him? Read on for our 9 picks of sexiest men’s colognes. They’ll benefit his psyche and your nose!
1. Sean John I Am King: For the Over-the-Top Guy
This unique masculine fragrance is both fresh and sensual. Its woodsy undertone on your loved one will make you melt. When we took a whiff, we couldn’t help but swoon a little. Whether you’re a P. Diddy fan or not, you’ll agree with the scent’s power. And for your information, this cologne is not at all subdued–just like its mastermind. Have your man dab it on lightly.
$57 for the 1.7 oz and $74 for the 3.4 oz at Sephora.com
2. Calvin Klein CK One Summer: For Your Summer Fling
This fragrance might be versatile enough to be fit for both you and your date, but it’s got some masculine power left. They say fragrances smell different depending on the wearer–and that is true of this scent. It’s lush and invigorating enough for a woman, yet woodsy and fresh enough for a man.
$44 for the 3.4 oz at Sephora.com
3. Love & Luck by Ed Hardy: For the New Beau
The name wasn’t fooling you and neither is your current beau. This fragrance suits him and the love he has for you. And the best part is, the Asian-inspired tattoo art on its bottle will look fabulous in any beauty bar. When you and your man move in together, you won’t mind this being on your dresser one bit.
$55 for the 1.7 oz and $75 for the 3.4 oz at Sephora.com
4. Only the Brave by Diesel: For the Tough Guy
Your mate might be the type to get into bar fights, but his heart is in the right place. He’s merely protecting your honor and his reputation. This Diesel scent is as masculine as your man–it has a fist-shaped bottle for crying out loud. Thank goodness you find that hot!
$52.50 for the 1.7 oz and $65 for the 2.5 oz at Ulta.com
5. Euphoria for Men by Calvin Klein: For the Best Sex You Ever Had
If there was ever the best time to get a man a gift, my goodness, it should be after your first bedroom romp. Give the gift of euphoria a la scent to the best you’ve ever had. It’s only fair that you return the favor. This ultra-sensuous fragrance comes equipped with notes of ginger, patchouli and amber–sounds hot to me!
$72 for the gift set, which includes a 3.4 oz spray and 3.4 oz aftershave
6. Oceans Water Pure by Nautica: For the Beach Bum
You might get annoyed that your new beau is all about beaching it and surfing–you’d rather him spend more time with you smooching–but he can’t help but love the ocean. Your water baby will love this men’s fragrance. Capturing the essence of the salty ocean air, this Nautica scent combines lemon tonic, florals and sea salt rose, lavender reef and geranium.
$49 for the 1.7 oz and $65 for 3.4 oz at Ulta.com
7. Fuel for Men by Donna Karan: For the Metrosexual
Your man spends more time in front of the mirror than you? No, that’s not weird at all. Many men are all about grooming these days to the point where they need a beauty bar of their own. Give your guy this scent for his growing vanity. Its blend of spices, musks and exotic woods will suit his sophisticated style.
$95 at NeimanMarcus.com
8. Cartier Roadster: For the Guy Who has a Need for Speed
This super-fresh scent is for the manly man who races cars and motorcycles. Take a whiff and it will invigorate you with its crisp notes of mint, patchouli and cashmere woods. The bottle was also inspired by the Roadster watch by the maker–what a remarkable, not to mention sexy, design.
$80 for the 1.7 oz and $105 for the 3.4 oz at NeimanMarcus.com
9. No. 1 Pure Perfume for Men by Clive Christian: For Mr. Fancy
Who knew a fragrance could cost over $2,000? This Clive Christian fragrance is for the fanciest man ever–it’s the world’s most expensive perfume. Not only is the bottle sophisticated with a brilliant-cut diamond, its ingredients of bergamot, lime, mandarin, cardamom, thyme, jasmine, ylang ylang and sandalwood (among others) make it so lux, your fancy beau will love it.
$2,350 at NeimanMarcus.com