The aroma of the perfume says a lot about the person. It betrays the character and identity of its owner. Oriental, fruity, woody or citrus are just some of the most famous categories in which the best men’s fragrances can be grouped.

Men’s fragrances suitable as a gift

There are currently hundreds of men’s fragrances that we can find on the market. This great variety sometimes makes it difficult to choose a good men’s perfume. But what are the fragrances that men like the most for themselves? How can we be sure of the choice if we are looking for a gift for a man?

Paco Rabanne Pure XS

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Paco Rabanne’s Pure XS tops the list as an intense, very masculine and above all, addictive fragrance. It is a perfect combination of notes, among which leather and liqueur stand out. Suitable for a person with a strong character.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme

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This fragrance has been on the market since 2012. Spicebomb is known for its penetrating aroma of citrus fruits, pink pepper and cinnamon. A very masculine fragrance that makes it one of the best fragrances for a man’s gift.

Paco Rabanne One Million Eau de toilette for men

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This one is in the shape of a gold bar bears the seal of Paco Rabanne.

Spicy aroma that can be described as fresh, fragrant and very flexible. Contains notes of mint, tangerine, grapefruit, cinnamon or white wood and others.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio

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Created in 1996, Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio combines sharp notes of lime, orange and jasmine, making it fresh and sweet enough for your wife or girlfriend to steal from time to time.

Carolina Herrera 212 NYC Homme Eau De Toilette

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Belonging to the group of woody perfumes, its aromatic notes include lavender, bergamot, violet, gardenia and sandalwood.

Polo Supreme Old Ralph Lauren

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This is one of the most luxurious and exclusive perfumes, which combines notes of cinnamon, pink pepper, guaiac wood, vetiver and smoked oud from India.

In short, a strong, refined and memorable fragrance in which the strength and durability of the perfume are guaranteed for the whole day.

Diesel Only The Brave

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The combination of cedar and amber gives this perfume a sweet aroma. The original design undoubtedly carries a youthful, modern symbol, which characterizes the brand.

Armani Eau pour Homme Eau de toilette for men

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This is one of the classic, well-known fragrances and one of the best perfumes you can give a man.

Men’s perfume with aroma of Calabrian bergamot, tangerine, moss, vetiver and patchouli.

BOSS The Scent Absolute Eau de Parfum

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This is a special men’s perfume with an original bottle, which is perfect as a gift. It also mixes nature and technology very well with a unique aroma and notes of purple leaf, ginger and vetiver.

Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend 

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Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend is presented in an original bottle in the shape of a trophy, in which power and strength are encapsulated.

The top notes of Invictus are Red amber, grapefruit and sea notes.

Christian Dior Homme INTENSE Eau de Parfum

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With an intense aroma of lavender, this woody-floral perfume is one of the most preferred perfumes for the night.

The main ingredients of this perfume are lavender, iris, amber and pear.

Hermes Terre D’Hermes

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The combination of grapefruit, cedar and vetiver make this perfume meet two requirements that men are looking for: it is universal because it is fresh during the day and warm at night. It is also quite long-lasting, and its aroma stays on the skin for a long time.

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

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Sauvage is a fragrance you should keep in mind with a unique, seductive scent and capable of leaving an indelible mark. One of the best perfumes for a man.

This is a woody perfume that contains fruity notes, Calabrian bergamot and ambroxan. In short, fresh and light aroma but with a strong and intense character.

Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de toilette for men

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This men’s gift mixes spicy and refreshing tones very effectively and includes amber and lavender shades. In addition, in the fragrance of Eternity Men by Calvin Klein, you can also smell the notes of mandarin, basil and jasmine with what is undoubtedly the perfect fragrance to surprise a very special man.

How to choose a men’s fragrance?

Choosing a men’s perfume is usually a complicated task for those who buy it as a gift or even when they want to buy it for personal use. To make the right choice, keep a few things in mind:

Your taste

When choosing a fragrance, the most influential factor, of course, is personal. Perfumes are classified into different groups based on their predominant aromas, and it is essential to know them in order to make a good decision. The predominant men’s perfumes are:

  • Citrus aromas: include hints of sour fruits such as lemon, bergamot, tangerine or grapefruit. They create a feeling of freshness.
  • Herbal aromas: they are aromas reminiscent of plants, such as green tea, mint or lily of the valley.
  • Spicy aromas: in this group will be the aromas of peppers, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon or cardamom.
  • Woody: this group includes scents reminiscent of wood, such as sandalwood, birch, amber or cedar.

Day or night?

Although many people tend to use the same perfume day and night, connoisseurs are offered various fragrances for each part of the day. To start your days energetically, citrus fruits are an ideal solution. They will allow you to enjoy a sunny day without feeling heavy and without imposing the aroma of the people around you. 

Look for a more fragrant and intense touch with woody, oriental or slightly spicy perfumes for the night. This fragrance will draw attention to you.


If you are looking for a men’s perfume as a gift, take a good look at the design of his bottle. Taste to detail is essential, and some are inspired by architecture, others by jewellery or fashion. Some may even have a history. This is the case with the Armani Code. His long dark bottle is inspired by the costume of the Italian company, which Denzel Washington wore when he won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2002.

Try it on your skin

Perfume testing is important because scents vary greatly from person to person. Each of us has a different pH, which makes the scent not smell the same for everyone. To make the right choice, it is best to put a few drops on your wrist and wait a few seconds. 

The test strips are good for reference, but what works is applying the perfume on the skin. But it would help if you kept in mind that the sense of smell is quickly saturated and cannot distinguish more than 4 or 5 perfumes in a row.


Once you know which are the best men’s perfumes, you need to decide which fragrance you like the most and what scent you think the perfume recipient will feel more special.


The mrGuide team strives to provide the most objective information possible to help you make the best choice.

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