The Best Cologne for Men in 2021:
The Best Colognes to Get Compliments

Best Cologne for Men in 2021

Everyone loves to get compliments about the way they smell. In this list, we’ve compiled the best smelling colognes in 2021. 

Cologne is something that can boost your attractiveness and confidence if worn correctly. Throughout the years, many great colognes have been released by numerous different niche and designer fragrance houses. The niche fragrances are typically more expensive than designer colognes, but they are often said to be more unique. 

Before we get into the best colognes, let’s talk about how you want to wear cologne. Nobody likes the guy that everyone can smell from 50 feet away because he sprayed 50 sprays of cologne on himself. On the same token, you’ll be wasting your cologne if you only spray it one time. There is a balance that you want to aim for. Typically, 3-5 sprays will be the sweet spot. You will want to spray your cologne on pulse points, mainly the neck, shoulders, and inner forearm/wrist. This will give you the best performance and longevity out of your cologne. 

With all of that being said, its time to get into Mr. Manscape’s picks for the best colognes in 2021. Whether you are looking for an office scent, or a scent to go out partying, you will be covered. We have found some of the best smelling colognes for every situation. Enjoy. 

The Best Clubbing Fragrances

It was a no brainer to include Versace Eros in the list of Best Cologne for Men in 2021. Firstly, Versace Eros is one of the most recognizable clubbing scents in the world of cologne and fragrances, and for good reason. This scent contains notes of vanilla, green apple, and mint. It is known for its projectivity, a quality that is a staple in any successful clubbing fragrance. This fragrance is bold and will have you receiving compliments from people across the room. If you are looking for a compliment beast of a fragrance that is best suited for night time and partying, look no further than Versace Eros. 

Best Features:

Versace Eros EDT

  • Long Lasting
  • Heavy Sillage
  • Attention Grabbing

Jean Paul Gaultier is another top tier clubbing and night time fragrance. With notes like pear, cinnamon, and lavender, this fragrance is very unique. This fragrance opens up warm and spicy and concludes with a sweet vanilla dry down. With those notes in mind, this scent is on the youthful side and has a serious reputation for attracting attention. If you are looking to get noticed for your scent and stand out from the crowd of typical clubbing fragrances, then Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male is the way to go.

Best features:

JPG Ultra Male

  • Attention Grabbing
  • Unique DNA
  • Sweet
  • Great performance 

The Best Everyday Fragrance

Dior Sauvage is one of the most known fragrances of this generation. It was without a doubt going to be in the list of Best Cologne for Men in 2021. If you don’t know what this fragrance is, I can almost guarantee you’ve smelled it on someone at some point in your life. Dior Sauvage is a fresh and spicy scent that is universally well liked and inoffensive. Not only is it crowd pleasing, it is also super versatile, it can be worn to a wedding, an interview, a night out, a date, work, and just about any other activity. I would highly recommend Dior Sauvage to anyone who is looking for a compliment friendly fragrance that will be well perceived by just about anyone. 

Best features:

Dior Sauvage EDT

  • Fresh
  • Versatile
  • Highly Complimented
  • Popular

The Best Clone Fragrance

Creed Aventus is a fragrance that is very popular and well liked, however, it comes at a hefty price of $330. Club de nuit Intense Man captures the same qualities as Aventus but for a fraction of the price at just $34. This fragrance contains notes of citrus, pineapple, apple, and bergamot. The biggest talking point about this fragrance is it sillage, which is strong enough to fill a small room. If you want the compliments, confidence, and satisfaction of wearing Creed Aventus but at a fraction of the price, then Club de Nuit Intense man is the scent for you. 

Best Features:

Club de Nuit Intense Man

  • Strong Sillage
  • Highly complimented
  • Versatile

The Best Date Fragrance

This fragrance is levels above the competition when it comes to date night scents. It features notes such as grapefruit, cardamom, amber, and tobacco. The one EDP is a fragrance that sits close to the skin, it is very warm and spicy and perfect for close encounters. This scent carries a bit of a mature vibe and isn’t meant to be worn for just any normal day. If you are looking for a highly complimented date night scent that your date or spouse will love, then Dolce and Gabana The one EDP is the perfect fit for you. 

Best features:

The One EDP

  • Date Night Scent
  • Cold Weather Scent
  • Crowd Pleasing
  • Masculine

The Best Work/Office Fragrance

YSL is no stranger to the designer fragrance scene. YSL Y EDP had to be included in the list of Best cologne for Men in 2021. To sum up this fragrance, it is a crowd pleasing scent that smells professional and clean. It includes notes of apple, bergamot, cedar, and amberwood. This cologne is known to be a very aromatic scent with a relatively high amount of projection. YSL Y EDP can be worn in any season and setting but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, professional scent to wear to work. Your coworkers will appreciate it. 

Best features:

YSL Y EDP

  • Crowd pleasing
  • Clean 
  • Versatile
  • Unique

The Best Cheap Fragrance

While the elegant expensive fragrances can be praised all day long, everyone loves what is known in the fragrance community as a “cheapie”. Nautica Voyage is a fragrance that contains notes of green, Lotus, and Cedar. Not only is this cologne cheap, it is also very mass appealing and has a high potential for compliments despite its cheap price. The best season to wear it in is spring and summer, but it can be used in other seasons without a problem. If you’re looking for a cheap fragrance that smells amazing and will get you compliments, then I highly recommend picking up Nautica Voyage. 

Nautica Voyage

Best Features:

  • Crowd pleasing
  • Low price
  • Fresh
  • Casual

The Best Cologne Overall

As usual, the best is saved for last. In the list of Best Cologne for Men in 2021, the most well rounded cologne is Versace Dylan Blue. Versace Dylan Blue is the best fragrance for Men in 2021. It is super versatile, reasonably priced, and crowd pleasing. Some of the prominent notes are Amber, Citrus, grapefruit, ambroxan, and tonka bean. Whether you are going out for a walk on a warm sunny day, heading into the office for work, or going out to a date on a cold winter night, Versace Dylan Blue will perform. This is a great fragrance for someone who is only looking to have one scent and wants it to be mass appealing and safe. I would highly recommend Versace Dylan Blue to anyone, you can’t go wrong with this spectacular scent.  

Versace Dylan Blue

Best Features:

  • Mass appealing
  • Fresh
  • Masculine
  • Versatile
  • Reasonably priced