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Everyone one of us knows that grooming is a huge part of our personality. A good perfume will add the finishing touch to a well-dressed gentleman.  

Here we have brought you the 10 best perfumes for men in India. This list will be updated continuously to keep you abreast of the latest trends in mens’ perfumes. 

Let your personality sparkle with these superb scents. We hope you will love our choices as much as we have enjoyed curating them. 

Scent Debut Sillage Longevity Type Size

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense

2015
Moderate
Long-lasting
EDT
100ml

Nautica Blue

2005
Soft
Moderate
EDT
100ml

Nautica Voyage

2006
Moderate
Long-lasting
EDT
100ml

Calvin Klein One

1994
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
50ml, 100ml, 200ml

Jaguar Classic Gold

2013
Heavy
Long-lasting
EDT
100ml

POLICE To Be King

2013
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
40ml, 75ml, 125 ml

Oriflame Giordani Gold Man

2016
Heavy
Moderate
EDT
75ml

UCB United Dreams Aim High

2015
Moderate
Long-lasting
EDT
30ml, 60ml, 100ml

UCB United Dreams Go Far

2015
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
30ml, 60ml, 100ml

Jaguar Classic

2002
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
100ml

Jaguar Classic Black

2009
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
100ml

Beckham Instinct

2005
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
75ml

Davidoff Cool Water

1988
Moderate
Moderate
EDT
125ml

Calvin Klein Be EDT

1996
Soft
Moderate
EDT
100ml

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Our selection criteria

  • Fragrance
    The scent itself has been considered foremost in preparing this list.
  • Longevity
    We have paid attention to the amount of time a perfume tends to last on average on most users.
  • Sillage
    The range of diffusion or projection of the fragrance in the environment around the wearer is another important criteria for us.
  • Price point
    We have tried to include perfumes from different price ranges to suit all budgets and choices.
  • Popular choice
    We have based our research on the most popular choices of perfume lovers who swear by these scents and are regular users.

Cologne, perfume, eau de toilette – it all comes down to the scent. If a fragrance is unique, subtle and does not make those around you wonder what’s wrong with the guy wearing the obnoxious scent, then you’re off to a very good start. 

In choosing the best scents for this review, the fragrance came first and trumped all other factors, although we considered a variety of others – including longevity, price (many colognes are expensive, so we wanted to include a couple of more affordable ones), and how users feel about it.

A cursary glance at the best perfumes for men in India

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Men's EDT Perfume

A charming combination of fruity accords with a smoldering dry down that simulates a luxury fragrance at an unbelievable price.

Packaged in a sleek charcoal black bottle in a rectangular design, with crystal accents. The outer carton matches the bottle, with sleek silver text. 

A great long-lasting scent from the house of Armaf that will get you positive attention. It has graduated from a hype-train to a collectors’ classic within a short time.

Citrus, leather, fruity, smoky, green

Lemon, black currant, bergamot, apple, pineapple

Rose, Jasmine, Birch

Vanilla, Ambergris, Patchouli, Musk

  • Texture of the patchouli base resembles the luxury of Creed Aventus for a fraction of the price.
  • Compliments guaranteed.
  • Long lasting and great sillage.
  • Strong scent without being overpowering.
  • If you want to get attention and be noticed at a pocket-friendly price, then this is without doubt your best bet.
  • Some people might be sensitive to the lemony harshness in the opening notes.
  • If you want to blend in and not really attract too much attention to yourself, or if you do not prefer strong scents, this may not be for you.

Nautica Blue EDT Spray for Men

Blue form the house of Nautica is a vacation in a bottle with its light aquatic notes that will definitely remind you of the beach and the seas. The fragrance starts off fruity fresh and then becomes a synthetic aquatic fragrance on the dry down. Sporty, energetic and very clean.

It comes in a funky transparent sail-shaped bottle that makes the blue liquid scent sparkle through and is symbolic of the playful personality of this scent. The blue box packaging the bottle is just a perfect match really.

Perfect for daily wear, work outs, outdoor use in Indian heat at this price. It has a cooling effect when worn on the skin. If you prefer smooth sailing, under the radar, low-key, subtle scents, this is for you.

Woody, fruity, fresh, sweet, aquatic, powdery

Pineapple, Peach, Bergamot

Jasmine, Water lily

Sandalwood, Musk, Cedar

  • Ideal for daily use
  • Covers up sweaty active body odor really well
  • Obscenely affordable
  • Great for gifting
  • Not really recommended for formal wear but might just floor lady love.
  • If you are more fond of natural scents, the syntheticness of this scent might not please you.
  • Might be cloying on certain skin-types.

Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men EDT Spray

Voyage will remind you of fresh green apples and salty sea breeze. Combined with the florescent notes, you get a sweet refreshing scent that is not feminine at all. As it dries down, one can clearly distinguish the aquatics and the greenery in it.

Sophisticated bottle design with a sleek box carton in two shades of blue.

Cool as a cucumber is apt to say for this one. Not overpowering at all so your sinuses are going to love it. Comfortable and casual, it is safe to put on quickly when you have to run errands.

Good for Indian summer and spring. Definitely recommended as evenif it may not become your hot favorite but you will really like it.

Green, fruity, floral, fresh, aquatic, woody

Cool green leaf, fresh cut apple

Dewy mimosa, water lotus, linen yacht sail

Cedar, moss, musk, amber

  • Affordable
  • Well-blended
  • Crowd pleaser
  • Great for masking the smell of sweat

Might induce a headache for some people.

Some people may not like the syntheticness of this scent.

Calvin Klein One EDT

The go-to scent for the urbanite you are. This scent basic as well as iconic. is intriguing as it is cutting edge and gender-ambiguous. Versatility in a bottle, really. Refreshing and laid-back. 

Chic bottle design in a sleek box carton.

Fresh, soapy and squeaky clean scent. Not ideal for a date but really good for chilling out with friends. The best option when you are not sure what to wear but you do not want anything too strong. Or when you want to convey hygiene yet go unnoticed. 

Its there but without intruding into your awareness. CK One will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

Citrus, green, woody, floral, aromatic, powdery

Pineapple, green notes, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom, lemon

Nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lilly-of-the-valley, rose, freesia

Sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oakmoss, green tea, green accord

  • A no-fuss scent
  • Methodically synthetic
  • Unisex
  • Affordable
  • Not recommended for cold weather or winters
  • Some users have found the top notes to be too astringent and harsh
  • Smells like a cleaning product to some

Jaguar Classic Gold for Men

The Jaguar Classic Gold opens with a citrus-apple blast and as it dries down, it changes to the playful tones of sweetish vanilla, musk and patchouli.

It has a versatile wearability to it and can be worn for almost all occasions. It is a grown-up spicy vanilla that gives you handsome style for a slight price.

The smell is not obnoxious at all but leaves a pleasant trail behind, dancing in the air and making everyone around curious.

The golden tinted bottle and the box carton in gold and black are elegant.

Citrus, vanilla, fruity, white floral, fresh spicy, sweet

Green apple, lime, bergamot

Orange blossom, Teak wood

Patchouli, vanilla, musk

  • Long lasting
  • Great sillage
  • Attention-grabber
  • Not too overpowering for most people
  • Good for all occasions
  • Affordable
  • The opening citrus-apple blast may be off-putting to some.
  • Some people do find it rather too strong.

POLICE To Be King

Available in a unique skull-shaped black flacon with golden crown that silently says ‘powerful’.

This fragrance is meant for the dynamic young man who wants to smell delicious. The explosive composition is robust and compelling. 

It has a sparkling opening and smells mysteriously sweet and spicy. Beautifully blended, it is an elegantly dark scent. 

It gets a totally different tinge from the cardamom and bayleaf.

Aromatic, woody, fresh spicy, balsamic, amber

Lemon, cedar, bayleaf, cardamom, nutmeg

Artemisia, cashmere, amber, aromatic lavender

Resins, orange bloom, tonka

  • Affordable
  • Sweet and spicy
  • Well blended scent
  • Tends to get cloying for some users
  • For some skin-types, it might not last very long
  • Some people find the bottle design to be tacky

Oriflame Giordani Gold Man EDT

Well packaged in a sleek dark brown glass bottle.

Featuring the fragrance of smooth vetiver, this popular scent embodies the finesse and poise of the man who values the finer things in life. 

Enriched with vivacious citrus and black pepper, this is a lofty scent for the man who lives his life with zeal.

Citrus, woody, aromatic, white floral, warm spicy, green

Italian lemon, black pepper, Petitgrain Paraguay, mandarin orange, Cardamom

Jasmine, neroli, absinthe

Sandalwood, musk, Haitian Vetiver, Amber

  • Well received in the Indian market
  • Affordable
  • Some users have said it is not long-lasting

United Colors of Benetton United Dreams Aim High

An authentic scent of male sensuality declaring that no goal is too high for the quintessential man. 

Designed by Lise Watier, the Aim High scent from the United Dreams range of UCB is a versatile perfume. It seems closely similar to Bleu de Chanel toilette at a fraction of the cost of course. 

This scent is great to spell out energy without being over-powering.

Citrus, aromatic, fresh spicy, green, woody

Bitter orange, grape fruit, lemon

Mint, nutmeg, geranium, sage

Patchouli, amber, vetiver, moss

  • Affordable
  • Long lasting
  • Good sillage
  • We found it vaguely  similar to Bleu De Chanel
  • Some users have found the scent to be not lasting enough

United Colors of Benetton United Dreams Go Far EDT

A pleasant aquatic fragrance that opens with lemon lime and marine notes that render into the blue lotus, cardamom and lavender on the dry down.

Not too outstanding, but it will give you the just out of shower fresh feeling. Great option for daily wear in Indian weather except for the winter months.

Citrus, aromatic, marine, woody, floral

Lemon, lime and marine

Blue lotus, cardamom, lavender

Moss, cedar, amber

  • Well blended scent
  • Affordable
  • Well liked by the Indian consumers
  • Not too strong
  • It wears off very quickly on dry skin types.

Jaguar Classic EDT

The Jaguar classic is a revitalizing fragrance that starts with a fresh citrus blast that is complimented by the anise and lavender, finally drying down to reveal the musk.

Comes in a well-designed, steel framed flacon.

Sexy and elegant, the Jaguar Classic scent has been the fragrance to wear around family and friends. Clean soft but clearly present, it projects majestically with the male persona.

Fresh spicy, citrus, aromatic, floral, musky, woody

Orange, juniper berries, lavender, mandarin orange, basil, star anise, bergamot

Ginger, orange blossom, lotus

Sandalwood, benzoin, white musk

  • Well balanced scent
  • Great option for gifting
  • Sure to turn heads in any room

Some of our friends have found it more suitable for the under 25 age group (but youthfulness is not really a bad thing)

Jaguar Classic Black EDT

The esteemed Jaguar Classic Black scent is a potent concoction with citrus and green apple opening that lends to the hearty notes of musky tea with an oceanic vibe and a spicy facet and ending on the fougere side with moss and vetiver.

Embrace luxury and sophistication with this crowd pleaser. Decadent and charismatic, it will awaken the senses. Very well suited to tropical weathers.

Green, woody, aromatic, fresh spicy, fresh, fruity

Mandarin, bitter orange, green apples

Cardamom, black tea, geranium, musk, marine

Sandalwood, cedar, moss, tonka, vetiver, musk

  • Affordable
  • All weather scent
  • Suitable for every occasion
  • Some people might be sensitive to the synthetic-ness of this scent.
  • Some skin-types may find it rather cloying with more than 2 sprays

Beckham Instinct EDT

An earthy warm and sophisticated celebrity scent, Instinct by David Beckham is the right blend of high quality notes. Modern and masculine yet inoffensive. 

Not the fragrance for making an impression but will be noticeable to the fairer sex in intimate encounters. 

A great lounging scent, whether you are with friends and family or heading out to the gas station or grocery store.

Citrus, aromatic, woody, warm spicy, green, earthy

Bergamot, Mandarin orange

Cardamom, Pimento, Star anise

Patchouli, white amber, Vetiver

  • Pocket friendly price
  • Inoffensive yet noticeable scent
  • Might not last very long on certain skin types.

Davidoff Cool Water EDT

Classic and iconic, Davidoff Cool Water has been the signature scent of the designer Davidoff brand. It has a trademark frizzy aquatic and fougiere opening with a heart of floral notes.

Not overpowering, infact quite a grounding scent that has not been surpassed yet.

Suitable for summers and warm weather day wear. This is the legendary gentleman of fresh scents!

Fresh spicy, marine, green, and woody

Sea water, lavender, mint, green notes, rosemary, calone, and coriander

Sandalwood, jasmine, geranium, and neroli

Musk, Vetiver, cedar, tobacco, and amber

  • Pocket friendly
  • Compliments guaranteed
  • A sure Ladykiller
  • Some users might find it synthetic smelling
  • Might not last long on some skin types

Calvin Klein BE

CK BE is another classic scent that was re-released in 2009 as an emancipation-themed special collection.

It opens with a bang of lavender and dries down to a fairly complex but pleasant floral and woody notes combining laundry-fresh lavender with sweet florals, florescent greens, mild spicyness and warm musk.

Youthful yet mature, it is a truly unique perfume that pleasantly lingers in the background. Best suited to the low-key gentleman!

Aromatic, fresh spicy, green, woody, floral

Bergamot, Mandarin, Juniper, Lavender, Peppermint, Florescent notes

Jasmine, orchid, freesia, magnolia, peach

Cedar, amber, musk, sandal, vanilla

  • Unique scent
  • Not overpowering at all
  • May be too soft for some people
  • Others have found it to be not lasting at all

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