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Men’s Cologne You Should Buy

Updated: Apr 13

Choosing cologne is often a befuddling mess of hit-and-miss scents and an array of confusing foreign vocabulary. It’s a whole lot of jargon when all you’re trying to do is find your elusive signature scent. Here's some jargon for your to understand. In France, if people talking about Nose, it is referring to perfume.

Fragrance Terms

The French influence is undeniable when it comes to colognes and fragrances. Though this adds a certain degree of je ne sais quoi, this can be difficult to understand for non-French speakers. Here are some terms that come up while choosing colognes:


This simply means pure perfume and has the largest percentage of oils (>20%), lasting more than 6 hours and some even more than 12 hours!

Eau de Parfum:

This is quite literally a slightly watered down perfume, as “eau” means water in French. This has 10-20% oil and lasts for 6 hours.

Eau de Toilette:

A lightly scented fragrance that is used more as a skin freshener, containing 7-12% oil and lasting 3-4 hours.

Eau de Cologne:

The lightest of the fragrances, this type only contains 2-7% oil and lasts 2-3 hours only.

Pour Homme:

This phrase is often found on colognes and means “for men”. For example Dior Homme Parfum.

Here’s the Top 5 Perfume You Should Try

Moschino Toy Boy

Toy Boy by Moschino is a Woody Spicy scent for men. This is a new fragrance launched in 2019. The nose behind this fragrance is Yann Vasnier. Top notes are Pink Pepper, Pear, Indonesian Nutmeg, elemi and Bergamot; middle notes are Rose, Magnolia, Clove and Flax; base notes are Haitian Vetiver, Cashmeran, Sylkolide, Amber and Sandalwood. The bottle also looks cute.

Bleu de Chanel

Bleu de Chanel by Chanel is a Woody Aromatic scent for men. Bleu de Chanel was launched in 2010. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. Top notes are Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint and Pink Pepper; middle notes are Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine and Iso E Super; base notes are Incense, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum and White Musk. Blue de Chanel is EDP.

Terre d’Hermes

Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermès is a Woody Chypre fragrance for men. Terre d'Hermes Parfum was launched in 2009. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena. Top notes are Orange and Grapefruit; middle note is Flint; base notes are Woodsy Notes, oak moss and Benzoin. Terre d'Hermes is EDP as well.

Dior Homme Parfum

Dior Homme Parfum 2020 by Christian Dior is a Woody fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Dior Homme Parfum 2020 was launched in 2020. The nose behind this fragrance is Francois Demachy. Top notes are Bergamot, Pink Pepper and elemi; middle notes are Cashmere Wood, Atlas Cedar and Patchouli; base notes are Iso E Super, Haitian Vetiver and White Musk.

Sauvage by Christian Dior

Sauvage by Christian Dior is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Sauvage was launched in 2015. The nose behind this fragrance is Francois Demachy. Top notes are Calabrian bergamot and Pepper; middle notes are Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Pink Pepper, Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium and elemi; base notes are Ambroxan, Cedar and Labdanum.


Gentlemen, time to choose the right perfume to surprise your loved ones or picking the right one when you go for a date.

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