Maisie Gervais | 29/03/2022

Best Fragrances For Men (2022)

Finding the perfect fragrance isn’t always straightforward, especially if you don’t know what you’re up against. Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum – where to even start? Humanery is here to clue you in and debunk that fancy French fragrance lingo so you can choose the perfect scent to put a spring in your step and maybe even impress that special someone… 

Eau De Toilette vs Eau De Parfum vs Eau De Cologne

Eau de Cologne originates from 18th-century Germany and literally translates to water from Cologne. Typically formulated with more soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or citrus oils, colognes are the mildest type of fragrance and contain the least amount of perfume oil (around 1-4%). This kind of fragrance is best for those after a more refreshing and uplifting scent that isn’t too overwhelming.

The word toilette has another meaning in French in the context of shaving and grooming, and actually means a small piece of cloth. Around the 14th century, this small “towel-ette” was usually worn over the shoulder when shaving or grooming, which is where the name Eau de Toilette comes from. With a higher concentration of perfume oil, around 8-12%, eau de toilette is longer-lasting but still has quite a fresh scent – consider it a medium-weight fragrance.

If it’s a richer and more powerful scent you’re after, it’s an Eau de Parfum you’re after. As the name suggests, this type of fragrance has the highest concentration of perfume oils (at least 15%), so the scent normally lasts an entire day. Eau de parfum has a much heavier scent, so make sure you choose one that makes you feel confident and like yourself, for there’s nothing worse than walking around all day not liking the way you smell.

Best Fragrances For Men

Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray

Dunhill London Icon Racing Blue Eau de Parfum Spray

Fragrance: A fresh blend of wood and citrus.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum, mid to heavy-weight.
Launched in 2021, this new fragrance inspired by racing is perfect for the modern man who prefers a subtle everyday aroma. The natural notes of lime, bergamot, and cardamom will leave you feeling invigorated, while sandalwood and patchouli give the fragrance a nice hint of masculine spice.
Price: Was £99.80 | Now £88.00 for 100ml/3.38 fl.oz.

Acqua di Parma Colonia
Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne-Humanery
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne-Humanery

Acqua di Parma Colonia

Fragrance: An aromatic blend of citrus and floral notes.
Concentration: Eau de Cologne, light to mid-weight.
Transport yourself to sunny Italy with this elegant and timeless classic. With radiant Calabrian citrus fruits, a hint of bergamot, and floral undertones of lavender and rosemary, this fragrance is the epitome of refined Italian luxury and is also a unisex favourite!
Price: £84.00 for 50ml | Subscribe & Save 15%

Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette-Humanery
Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette-Humanery
Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette-Humanery
Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette-Humanery

Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette

Fragrance: An exotic woody fusion with floral hints.
Concentration: Eau de Toilette, mid-weight.
Release your inner gentleman with this sophisticated and sensual fragrance. An enticing bouquet of tropical mango and spicy cardamom, with woody undertones of patchouli, tonka bean, and cedarwood – this mysterious masculine blend is guaranteed to turn heads.
Price: £85.00 for 125ml/4.2 fl.oz.

Fragrance: A cool blend of juicy and spicy.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum, heavy-weight.
A sensual and manly fragrance for the younger generations. The interplay of succulent Calabrian bergamot, smoky Papua New Guinean vanilla, and sharp pepper give this fragrance a unique and swoon-worthy virility.
Price: £69.00 for 60ml | Subscribe & Save 15%

Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

Fragrance: A fragrant concoction of luxurious herbs.
Concentration: Eau de Toilette, mid-weight.
An uplifting everyday fragrance with energising herbal notes of rosemary, fern, and sage. Subtle lavender and geranium give it a refreshing nose, while oakmoss and musk nicely round it off on a woody, aromatic note.
Price: Was £94.00 | Now £54.99 for 200ml/6.7 fl.oz.

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

Fragrance: A peppery medley of citruses and florals.
Concentration: Eau de Toilette, light to mid-weight.
Another classic Italian scent with a contemporary twist. Comforting notes of tobacco and cedar are combined with slick hints of citrus and floral scents reminding you of fresh laundry. A crisp and lively fragrance for the timeless man.
Price: Was £75.00 | Now £56.00 for 125ml/4.2 fl.oz. | Subscribe & Save 15%

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria

Fragrance: A refreshing union of citrusy florals.
Concentration: Eau de Toilette, light to mid-weight.
Another beloved Italian fragrance with a soft and light finish. Tangy Chinotto and mandarin are the star scents, with understated floral notes of jasmine and rosemary and a delicate hint of musk. The perfect all-rounded fragrance for both him and her.
Price: Was £134.00 | Now £124.00 for 150ml/5.07 fl.oz. | Subscribe & Save 15%

ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery
ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery
ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery
ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery
ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery
ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi-Humanery

ADAM Grooming Atelier Eau De Parfum Celebi

Fragrance: An alluring blend of Anatolian spices and woods.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum, heavy-weight.
A warm and opulent fragrance for the old-fashioned gentleman. Combined with exotic Mediterranean spices are earthy notes of tobacco, sandalwood, and patchouli that really give this fragrance its full-bodied and oudy aroma.
Price: £75.00 for 75ml | Subscribe & Save 10%

Fragrance: A smoky balance of manly scents.
Concentration: Eau de Toilette, mid-weight.
This unique blend of peppery scents is ideal for the traditional gentleman with refined taste. Smoky notes of Cuban cigars amidst the petey smell of whiskey make this fragrance exceptionally masculine, finishing on a charming note of patchouli and vetiver.
Price: £195.00 for 125ml/4.2 fl.oz. | Subscribe & Save 15%

TOM FORD Oud Wood Eau de Parfum
TOM FORD Oud Wood Eau de Parfum

TOM FORD Oud Wood Eau de Parfum

Fragrance: An earthy combination of woody notes.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum, heavy-weight.
A warming fragrance with a smoky finish for the old-school classy gentleman. Unique woody notes of oud, sandalwood, and rosewood are combined with Chinese pepper and eastern spices to give this fragrance a distinctively masculine and rich aroma.
Price: £256.00 for 100ml/3.4 fl.oz.