Top 12 luxurious fragrances for men

Buying mens fragrances can be a little tricky as there are so many options out there. The majority of fragrances are very affordable like Armani, Boss, CK etc. When buying fragrances what do look for? Its the brand, smell and cost. But what about how long that fragrance lasts as in smell? Each perfume house uses their own terminology and categories to classify their perfumes according to the concentration of essences or aromatic oils they contain, but the following should give you a general idea of what you’re buying:

Eau de Cologne. At the bottom end of the range as far as concentration is concerned, is eau de cologne. This tends to contain about 7% essence dissolved in alcohol of 60º or 70º. It is delightfully refreshing in hot weather and because it doesn’t last long, it can be frequently reapplied directly to the skin. It tends to be marketed in large sizes of up to 200 ml and is often applied by spray.

Eau de toilette (the one mostly available). Sometimes used to describe the same concentration as cologne, eau de toilette can contain up to around 10% aromatic essence. The top notes – the first scent released by a perfume – are dominant, making it refreshing when it is applied, and it evaporates and fades away quite quickly. Eau de toilette and cologne are the most popular forms in which fragrance is sold, and are particularly appropriate for the summer.

Eau de parfum. After the top notes have died away, the middle notes or heart notes of a perfume become noticeable. This is the focus of eau de parfum which makes it perfect to spray clothing. The concentration of oils is over 15%, sometimes reaching as high as 20%. Since it is less intense than perfume extract, it is also cheaper, but it usually lasts well and is sold in small sizes. This is the one that is mostly available in the stores for highest concentration.

Perfume. Also called perfume extract or extrait, this is the most expensive version of any fragrance; it’s also the most beautiful because of the whole symphony of top, heart and base notes released over a period of time. This is due to the high concentration of essences – as much as 40% by volume. Perfume is applied directly to the skin on pulse spots – insides of the wrists, behind the ears, at the throat… The average concentration of essence in a perfume is 25%, which makes it the longest lasting of all the scent categories. Only a tiny amount is needed, which is reflected in the sizes in which it is sold. Rare to find and may only exist for some brands.

The following fragrances are all Eau De Parfum and long lasting.
12] Orto Parisi
Unusually named after the Latin word for excrement, Orto Parisi’s Stercus eau de parfum is an intoxicating, powerful and heady scent. Built upon invigorating woody accords, it’s guaranteed to entice the senses of both men and women alike.
11] Penhaligons

Penhaligons has been making unusual perfumes since its founder started tinkering with bergamot and jasmine in a Jermyn Street barber shop in 1872. Portraits is a collection of fragrances that narrates the intrigues of a rogue’s gallery of fictional aristocrats. The Tragedy of Lord George, with its heady top notes of brandy, heart notes of shaving soap, and the dark scent of tonka beans rounding it out, tells the story of a seemingly upstanding nobleman with secrets.  It’s a singular and supremely put-together fragrance.

• Top notes: Brandy
• Heart notes: Shaving soap
• Base notes: Tonka bean, amber
10] Illuminum
A limited-edition fragrance from the innovative London parfumier Illuminum, Black Amber is designed with an almost couture-like approach. Encapsulating the world’s rarest frankincense with a precious blend of resins and balsams – among them cedar wood, Cambodian oud and Gurjum Balsam, an essential oil from a rare South East Asian tree – it’s offset with grounding and sweet notes of dry fig and cumin seed.
  • Top notes: Dry Fig, Cumin Seed
  • Heart notes: Ylang Ylang, Cedar Wood
  • Base notes: Gurjum Balsam, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Cambodian Oud
9] Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum is a captivating blend of the rarest and finest quality materials.

The fragrance opens with highly concentrated woody and spicy notes of cedar leaves and rich cardamom, enhanced and strengthened at the heart by pimento and fir balsam. A sensual leather accord fused with tonka bean completes this masculine masterpiece.

The continuation of the collaboration of Tomas Maier, master perfumer Daniela Andrier, and perfumer Antoine Maisondieu, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum is an expression of strength and masculinity, enhancing the values of the signature fragrance.

8] Dolce and Gabbana 
Offering a deeper fragrance experience, The One for Men eau de parfum is the true connoisseur’s choice.
For the one who represents pure masculinity and sophistication, the scent is as striking and charismatic as he is.
The vibrant, elegant top notes of Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil reveal the Oriental Spicy signature of the fragrance.
The heart of the scent captivates with its masculinity, with warm ginger and cardamon working alongside charming, sweet orange blossom. A base of rich, intense tobacco, sensual ambery notes and warm Cedar wood ensure a deep and enduring impression of The One.
7] Giorgio Armani
Part of Giorgio Armani’s Privé fragrance collection, Bois D’Encens possesses an extremely simplified composition with only five ingredients. Giorgio Armani’s fragrance of choice, Bois d’Encens is a tribute to his childhood memories, an olfactory reflection of hours whiled away in Italian churches. Bois d’Encens coordinates a sensual stand–off between the essence and the absolute of incense, sumptuously overtaken by vetiver and cedar, for a luxuriously pure, woody note.
  • Style Woody
  • Notes Incense, vetiver, cedar
6] Tom Ford
Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensuous, dark and dramatic fragrance which captures the attention and holds it as the notes deepen and balance. The attention is captured by a sensuous blend of black truffle and ylang, mingled with fresh bergamot and  blackcurrant. A dramatic signature unfolds with the custom–made Tom Ford black orchid blended with dark, tempting florals and rich fruit accords. The heart is deepened with the intoxicating lotus wood. The decadent noir gourmand accord is balanced by patchouli, incense and vetiver, while vanilla tears add a fluid creaminess to warm balsam and smooth sandalwood.
  • Notes Black truffle, ylang, bergamot, blackcurrant, Tom Ford black orchid, lotus wood, noir gourmand, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, balsam, sandalwood
5] Creed
The House of Creed releases Royal Mayfair, a vaulted scent that honours the Duke of Windsor, the famed British royal synonymous with taking risks in life, love and style. An homage to sartorial icons who push traditional fashion boundaries, Royal Mayfair debuts nearly 80 years after its original commission as one of the brand’s most coveted accords.
4] Burberry
The latest addition to Burberry’s signature fragrance collection, Mr Burberry is an intense eau de parfum inspired by the essence of London at night. Expect a warm, woody scent infused with aromatic top notes of tarragon and cinnamon, layered with patchouli and a base of amber and smokey vetiver. The bottle – inspired by its iconic Heritage trench coat – features a weighted horn-look cap with a hand-tied, cotton gabardine ribbon at the base.
  • Top notes: Tarragon cinnamon, patchouli
  • Bottom notes: Amber, vetiver
3] Narciso Rodriguez

After the first perfume Narciso Rodriguez for Him from 2007 and Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk from 2009, the third fragrance for men hits the shelves in 2012. Narciso Rodriguez for Him Eau de Parfum Intense will thrill all fans of this brand with this new composition and strong composition of the fragrance. The new fragrance was introduced in March 2012 and brings a good dose of sensuality provided by an intense musk as stamp of this edition. Besides musk, sensual notes are increased by floral tacts of elegant iris spiced in flirtatious manner with sassy pink pepper. Its prestigious, mysterious bottle fascinates with its smoky, grey mirror effects.

2] Jean Paul Gaultier

Le Mâle Essence de Parfum, the new olfactory experience! Bursting spicy citrus collides with sensual leather notes shaken up with precious woods.

Le Mâle Essence de Parfum, shows a new interpretation of masculinity with for the first time, a redesigned silhouette: more shoulders and a narrower waist.

  • Top notes: Cardomom, Citrus
  • Heart notes: Lavender, Leather
  • Base notes: Costus, Precious Woods

1] Guerlain Santal Royal

For this creation, Guerlain House Perfumer Thierry Wasser drew inspiration from the treasures of the East, and worked one of the rarest and most precious ingredients in the perfume world: sandalwood.

Shrouded in mystery, this bewitching note is exalted in a new woody oriental fragrance, a study of subtle contrasts between the dark notes of leather and oud wood, and the luminous floral notes of jasmine and rose for a mysteriously enchanting fragrance experience.
A fragrance for men and women.
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