Best men’s perfumes: 11 national and imported options

It was once the time when they said that men do not take care of their physical appearance. Currently, the male figure is increasingly adept at health care and also care related to aesthetics.

That’s where perfumes come in, an old companion of men and an important tool for the identity of each person, able to enhance their appearance and be an ally when it comes to making that first impression.

There is always that perfume that matches more with a certain moment and that, for sure, makes you more confident to leave the house.

Here we have separated a guide for you to understand what types of fragrances exist.

In addition, we have listed some of the best men’s perfumes to help you when choosing!

What are the types of fragrances?

It is difficult to choose among so many scents and fragrances, so it is interesting to know first what are the types of aromatic families of perfumery. They can be divided into several categories, the most common being: citrus, woody, floral, fruity, oriental, fresh, aquatic, aromatic fougère and cyprus.

It is also important to know that perfumes will not always belong exclusively to an olfactory family. The essentials can contain two or even three olfactory families.

When this happens, to find out which one is predominant, note which name comes first in the description of the perfume, as this will correspond to the main olfactory family. The other names in the sequence are the fragrances that complement the perfume.

In a “woody citrus” scent, for example, the main olfactory family is the citrus, but the rest is from the woody group.

Now that you understand this rule, let’s comment a little more about each one of them:

Citric

It is a very popular category among perfumes. By the name you can already have an idea that it is the fragrances that come from citrus fruits, such as lemon, orange and bergamot. Citrus perfumes are usually lighter, fresher and more stimulating.

Woody

These fragrances are usually warmer and drier, bringing essences of woods such as pine and wild pine, without that sweetish effect.

Floral

It brings the natural aroma of flowers, such as roses, jasmine and lilies. It is more common to feel them in women’s perfumes, but some men’s perfumes are also part of this olfactory family.

Cyprus

This olfactory family manages to unite two different sensations: the hot and the cold. In other words, perfumes are more concentrated and resemble the essence of earth and moss.

Eastern

They are fragrances inspired by spices such as pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. The main characteristics of an oriental perfume is that it can be strong, elegant and, at the same time, have a more velvety and long-lasting aroma.

Aquatic

It is the famous smell of “bathed”, because its fragrances are very reminiscent of the freshness of sea waters and waterfalls.

Aromatic Fougére

They are those perfumes that present a mixture of aromas, mainly those of lavender, wood, coumarin, geranium and oak moss.

What is the duration of each perfume?

Now that you already know some of the olfactory families, it is nice to know another important factor to get your perfume right – duration.

Possibly, at some point you have already read on the bottles, French names like “Eau de parfum” or “Eau de toilette”.

Perhaps you even thought it was a second name for the perfume. But no, these little words are responsible for saying what is the concentration of perfume essence, which is diluted in alcohol and water.

And, consequently, the higher the concentration of essence, the longer the scent is fixed on the skin.

Learn more about all types:

Perfume

The “parfum” are those that have a stronger concentration, with 20% to 40% of essence. Consequently, they have a longer duration. It can have a fixation of up to 12 hours. Therefore, it requires a more moderate spray so as not to become extremely strong.

Perfume

They are a little less concentrated than the previous one, but still with high fixation intensity. For this reason, the perfumes that fit into this category are very traditional and with more affordable prices. They have between 15% and 17% of concentration and a duration of 8 to 10 hours.

Cologne

In Eau de toilette perfumes you will find a concentration of essences of up to 14%. They can last up to 8 hours.

Fresh water

They are lighter fragrances, with 5% to 8% concentration of the essence of the perfume. They can last a maximum of 5 hours.

Cologne

Their concentration varies up to 7% and are the lightest in all categories. It has a low power of fixation on the skin, with an average duration of 2 hours.

Splash

They are the “weakest” perfumes of all, with about 1% of essence in their composition. Because of this, its duration is also much shorter, remaining in the body for less than two hours.

Best imported men’s perfumes

The search for the best imported perfumes is also a practice within the male universe. Although they are not the cheapest when compared to national ones, many people prefer to invest a higher price to have these fragrances.

Among them, there are several famous brands and perfumes, which are also available in the female version.

Check out a list of the most searched:

212 Men NYC (Carolina Herrera)

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212 Men NYC is a perfume that matches the style of a man who lives a more busy and hectic routine, but who also does not leave elegance aside.

Inspired by a more urban life, he manages to convey that air of a modern, authentic and gentleman.

The perfume has a lasting fixation, because it is a perfume that bears the name of New York, known as the “city that never sleeps”.

Therefore, it is important that you feel fragrant for much longer and at any time, be it day or night.

Its fragrance is full of energy and brings all the classic and romantic side that exists in you. See the main characteristics of this perfume:

  • Olfactory family : woody.
  • Top notes : lavender, grapefruit, bergamot, green notes, spices, petitgrain.
  • Middle notes : violet, sage, ginger.
  • Base notes : sandalwood, guaiac wood, vetiver, incense, labdanum, musk.
  • Occasion : it is a versatile perfume, being an option for any time of the day.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : between 8 to 10 hours, moderate to high intensity.
  • Average quantity and price *: available in packages of 30mL, 50mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices can range from R $ 303.88 to R $ 393.52.

Ferrari Black (Ferrari)

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The Ferrari Black is great at conveying that more adventurous and radical air, fitting very well with younger people, of age and spirit.

Inspired by the classic Ferrari car model, the perfume is a combination of scents that creates a scenario of mystery and sensuality in people’s imagination.

The mixture of citrus, fruity and woody touches make this perfume perfect for events at night, such as ballads and parties.

  • Olfactory family : citrus woody.
  • Top notes : Tahiti lemon, lime, bergamot and hints of apple and plum.
  • Middle notes : cinnamon, cardamom, rose and jasmine.
  • Base notes : cedar and amyris wood.
  • Occasion : ideal for evening events, such as parties, dinners and parties.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette
  • Fixation time and intensity : up to 8 hours in duration, moderate to high intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 40mL, 75mL, 125mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 98.91 to R $ 319.90.

Undefeated (Paco Rabanne)

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This Paco Rabanne perfumery classic involves a mix of aromas, containing some citrus notes like grapefruit and tangerine.

It is considered a woody aquatic scent , made especially for those moments that you want to attract attention, such as at parties, parties and weddings.

Its packaging is in the form of a trophy, so in addition to being a good perfume, it is also a decorative object for your closet.

  • Olfactory family : aquatic woody
  • Top notes : grapefruit, tangerine and oceanic notes.
  • Middle notes : jasmine and bay leaves.
  • Base notes : guaiac wood, oak moss, ambergris, patchouli.
  • Occasion : versatile, combines with day and night events
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : duration of up to 12 hours, high intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 50mL, 100mL and 150mL. Prices range from R $ 399.90 to R $ 531.99.

Acqua Di Gio (Giorgio Armani)

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The perfume, named after one of the most famous designers of all time, is certainly a classic and never goes out of style.

It is an option to be used in the summer, as it is a mix of fragrances. It contains floral notes to give it that freshness, but at the same time it has a more sandy and citrusy side.

That is, a perfect balance to go to work, study or even to go to dinner.

  • Olfactory family : aquatic.
  • Top notes : orange, mandarin, jasmine, bergamot, lemon, kaki dan, neroli.
  • Middle notes : nutmeg, violet, freesia, ocean notes, hyacinth, rosemary, calone, rose, cyclamen, reseda, coriander.
  • Base notes : patchouli, oak moss, cedar, musk and amber.
  • Occasion : for being refreshing, it is indicated for summer.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : up to 8 hours in duration, moderate to high intensity.
  • Average quantity and price : available in 30mL, 50mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 323.91 to R $ 516.52.

Azzaro For Men (Azzaro)

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Here’s another classic men’s fragrance. Azzaro Pour Homme is already considered a common perfume, but it never loses its position as one of the “most popular imported perfumes in Brazil”.

One of the important weapons of seduction, this perfume brings notes of lavender, cardamom, amber and oak moss, with the driest aroma, bringing that feeling of a 100% masculine perfume.

It is perfect for that occasion where you intend to draw the attention of someone with the perfume, with a touch of elegance and modernity. Especially at night, as in ballads and parties.

  • Olfactory family : woody.
  • Top notes : anise, lavender and bourbon geranium.
  • Middle notes : basil and cardamom.
  • Base notes : sandalwood, oak moss, amber, patchouli and vetiver.
  • Occasion : Versatile, but a good option to use at night.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : up to 8 hours in duration, moderate to high intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 30mL, 50mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 90.00 to R $ 563.12.

Its flask has the same color of amber (resin found in the woods of trees), to show that it is a woody product.

Animals for men (Animals)

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The Animale for men perfume is the right choice for those who have a more daring lifestyle and want to give that differentiation when deciding which fragrance to take home.

The purpose of the perfume, as the name suggests, is to bring out the animal side and boldness, but without losing class.

In its flask, the design of a lightning bolt is perfect to illustrate the power of perfume through the forces of nature.

  • Olfactory family : woody.
  • Top notes : freesia, lemon and neroli.
  • Middle notes : juniper, lavender, geranium and juniper berries.
  • Base notes : leather, oak moss and vetiver.
  • Occasion : Versatile, for everyday use.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : up to 8 hours in duration, moderate to high intensity.
  • Average quantity and price : available in packages of 30mL, 50mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 112.00 to R $ 188.91.

Aqva For Men (Bvlgari)

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The Aqva Pour Homme perfume is a light and refreshing perfume, but at the same time it is a very intense perfume, made for elegant, intuitive and assertive men.

It has marine and woody notes in its composition, which give the effect of refreshing. At the end it is possible to feel the aroma of citrus and floral fruits, such as orange and tangerine, which bring a slight freshness to the perfume.

An excellent option for everyday tasks, this perfume is a wild card in men’s lives, that is, it combines very well for any occasion and environment.

  • Olfactory family : aquatic.
  • Top notes : orange leaves, mandarin orange and petitgrain.
  • Middle notes : santolina and posidonia.
  • Base notes : woody amber and mineral amber.
  • Occasion : Versatile, an option to be used for work and leisure.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : up to 8 hours in duration, moderate to high intensity.
  • Average quantity and price : available in packages of 30mL, 50mL and 100mL. Prices range from R $ 246.05 to R $ 612.00.

One (Calvin Klein)

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The CK One by Calvin Klein is an imported perfume that stands out not only for its fragrance, but also for the identity that the brand manages to convey.

It is a unisex perfume, so it is an option for men and women. Its composition is full of floral and citrus notes.

Its fragrance is also slightly sweet, with touches of bergamot, pineapple, violet, jasmine, musk and green tea.

The aroma of CK One is perfect for those more joyful and relaxed moments. It is even versatile for those who work directly dealing with people, since it is considered a pleasant perfume to socialize.

  • Olfactory family : critics.
  • Top notes : green notes, mandarin, papaya, bergamot, pineapple, cardamom and lemon.
  • Middle notes : violet, Florentine lily, jasmine, nutmeg, rose and lily-of-the-valley.
  • Base notes : amber, sandalwood, cedar and oak moss.
  • Occasion : extremely versatile, made for any occasion.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : duration of 6 to 8 hours, moderate to high intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 20mL, 50mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 143.91 to R $ 444.28.

Wild (Dior)

Dior’s Sauvage is a classic among imported perfumes. Its fragrance is capable of transmitting the lightness of a composition based on natural ingredients and which are maintained with extreme care.

This perfume is characterized by the freshness of a specific fruit: Calabrian bergamot. This fruit is especially found in the southern region of Italy, having a more intense and peppery flavor.

Its bottle has a darker color, and follows the brand’s path of maintaining elegance even in the design of the perfume.

  • Olfactory family : citrus woody.
  • Top notes : bergamot.
  • Middle notes : szechuan pepper, star anise, nutmeg and lavender.
  • Base notes : vanilla and ambroxan.
  • Occasion : Combines with colder seasons.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de toilette.
  • Fixation time and intensity : duration from 8 to 10 hours, with moderate to high intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available between 60mL, 100mL and 200mL. Prices range from R $ 287.91 to R $ 429.90.

Best national men’s perfumes

The English and French are famous when it comes to perfumery, but Brazil also stands out.

In addition to excellent fragrances, which leave nothing to be desired, the national perfumery industry is also a more affordable option for the pocket.

With more friendly prices, national perfumes can be good and cheap. Check out some of the best national perfumes:

H (Eudora)

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Eudora’s H perfume is one of those aimed at the most modern men, who are always on the run from day to day ,. However, it is also a great perfume to feel confident and elegant.

It has notes of ginger and cardamom, but with a more woody feel. It is good for going to more formal places, but also for more relaxed environments, like a happy hour or ballads.

This colony of Eudora, is part of the aromatic fougère family , which are those lightest and freshest perfumes, which have in their essence the presence of flowers, peppers, herbs and rare spices.

  • Olfactory family : aromatic fougere.
  • Occasion : It is versatile, but ideal for short events, due to low fixation.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de cologne.
  • Fixation time and intensity : duration of 2 to 4 hours, low to moderate fixation intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 50mL and 100mL. The values ​​are from R $ 83.90.

Quays Urbe (Nature)

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Among all the perfumes aimed at the urban environment, Kaiak Urbe is one of the most famous. It is an option for those who like the city, but also to be in contact with nature.

This perfume has notes of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange and tangerine, but also presents green notes, such as mint, cedar and exotic woods.

  • Olfactory family : aromatic fougere.
  • Top notes : mint, lemon and bergamot.
  • Middle notes : nutmeg, lavender and basil.
  • Base notes : sandalwood, musk and amber.
  • Occasion : Versatile, for everyday use.
  • Fragrance type : Eau de cologne.
  • Fixation time and intensity : duration of 2 to 4 hours, low to moderate fixation intensity.
  • Quantity and average price : available in 100mL, with a value starting at 114.90.

Choosing a perfume is not easy, as it is not simply choosing the best smell. You need to know which perfume best suits your style and represents who you are.

Therefore, it is important to take the time to choose a good perfume, whether national or imported.

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