10 Best Armaf Colognes for Men

Updated August 2021

Classic

Club De Nuit Intense

Editor's Pick

Armaf Tres Nuit

Best Value

Armaf Hunter Intense

How We Found the Best Armaf Colognes

5 Experts Interviewed

12 Fragrances Tested

Top 10 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

Armaf are relatively new on the fragrance scene, but if you’re not sampled one of their fine colognes you’re missing out!

In the fragrance community, Armaf colognes are known as ‘cheapies’.  As the name implies, cheapie colognes are favoured for their low prices, and you’re most likely to see this on the shelves of your discount store.

Armaf also draws inspiration from many high-end colognes, so if you’re looking for a new fragrance at a more accessible price point, Armaf are a worthy choice.

Despite the price, there are some fantastic Armaf colognes on the market.  Today, we’re taking a look at the best Armaf fragrances for 2021.

Summary List

Armaf Fragrances Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Armaf Cologne - Armaf Tres Nuit

Why we chose it

Many claim that Armaf Tres Nuit reminds them of Creed’s Green Irish Tweed, and we can definitely see the similarities.

The fragrance opens with a fresh blast of lemon and lemon verbena, before moving into a floral mid.  In the base, ambergris and sandalwood create an intoxicating and masculine appeal.

When wearing this, we can’t help thinking about long walks in the Scottish Countryside, there is just something about this cologne that is very outdoorsy and Celtic.  Think Scottish Highlands or sitting in a pub in front of a log fire.

Clean, inoffensive and appealing, we can see this making an excellent cologne for the office.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Powdery

Classic

Premium Cologne - Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man

Our Take

One of the most popular colognes in the Armaf collection. 

When it was first released, it quickly gained notoriety for being of a similar scent profile to Creed Aventus, at an incredibly affordable price point.

Club De Nuit Intense Man definitely contains the pineapple aroma that makes Aventus so recognisable. Once it dries down on the skin, you’ll get the classic smokey base note of Aventus. 

Many claim this as one of the best Armaf clones in the collection, and we agree!

Club De Nuit Intense is an absolutely solid performer, projecting heavily and lasting all day, so go easy on the application.

If you’re looking for a wallet-friendly alternative to Aventus, then Club De Nuit Intense Man is a solid choice. 

Definitely a classic Armaf scent that any man can be proud to add to their collection.

Main Accords

  • Leather
  • Fruity
  • Citrus

Best Value

Best Value for Money - Armaf Hunter Intense

Our Take

Hunter Intense, is a more profound and more indulgent version of the original Hunter cologne, featuring an almost identical scent profile.

If you’re looking for a pleasant, casual cologne suitable for everyday wear, Hunter Intense is a solid performer who will keep you fresh from day through tonight.

We think Hunter Intense is best suited to casual situations, so we wouldn’t suggest this for a first date or a black-tie event.

The price makes it a perfect option for chucking in your gym bag or to keep in your locker at the office in case of emergencies

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Floral

Armaf Hunter

Our Take

Hunter is a light and floral fragrance with woody base notes of cedar and sandalwood.  Hunter is Armaf’s take on Lacoste White.

Hunter is the ultimate in fresh and clean smelling fragrances, so it’s great for everyday use to the office or simply running daily chores.  We think it’s perfectly suited to crisp fall mornings, or for all-day use in the spring.

For the price, you really can’t go wrong, we see this as an energetic cologne perfect for playing sports, or even just to freshen up after an intense gym session.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Woody
  • White Floral

Armaf Tag-Him

Our Take

Tag-Him, a woody and spicy fragrance featuring ginger, bergamot, grapefruit sandalwood and vetiver.

Many compare Tag-Him to Bleu de Chanel, but we don’t necessarily agree.  Yes, there are certain similarities, but we think Tag-Him is an excellent cologne in its own right.

So what can you expect when wearing this?

Well, to put it simply, a very enjoyable cologne.  Warm, smooth and bold, you can count on Tag-Him for its reliable performance. 

While It’s definitely not going to win any awards for uniqueness, we think Tag-Him is a very worthy addition to any man’s cologne collection.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Armaf Derby Club House Blanche

Our Take

Classified as an ‘aromatic aquatic‘, Derby Club House Blanche is a stunning cologne and a fantastic addition to any collection.

Derby Club House Blanche features top notes of orange and bergamot, middle notes of blackcurrant and green tea and base notes of galbanum, sandalwood and musk.

Again, Armaf has targeted a Creed fragrance with Club House Blanche, as this has a very similar scent profile to Silver Mountain Water.

For the price, the Armaf alternative is a great choice that won’t break the bank.

Suited to the warmer weather, the heat of the summer sun will ensure this fragrance performs its best, as the warmer weather gently lifts the scent from your skin.

Derby Club House Blanche takes our award for the best Armaf perfume for summer.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aquatic

Armaf Shades Wood

Our Take

Shades Wood is unsurprisingly a woody fragrance in the Armaf collection.  Featuring main notes of oud, rose and cloves, this deep and luxurious cologne is one for the romantics.

Performance on this cologne is incredible.  A few sprays will definitely last you all day (and perhaps through to the next), and projection is relatively heavy. 

Because it packs a punch, be thoughtful when you wear this.  Apply moderately and avoid office use, as the intensity may be a bit too much for some people.

Sophisticated, dark and sweet, wear this on a date night for an evening to remember.

Main Accords

  • Rose
  • Woody
  • Fresh Spicy

Armaf Ventana

Our Take

Launched in 2017, Ventana is a woody aromatic, featuring grapefruit, lemon and mandarin, amber and woody aromatics.  This is one of Armaf’s fresh fragrances that will keep you smelling good all day long.

A pleasant cologne which is a strong performer, it captures an essence of youth which makes it particularly suitable for the younger gentleman.

Many fragrance fans compare Ventana to Dior Sauvage, so if you’re working with a strict budget, Ventana could be a great choice. The main reason is the peppery base notes which really create a unique smelling cologne.

Performance once again is outstanding, you can rely on Ventana to keep you smelling fresh and clean throughout the day.  It really evokes a feeling of ‘just out of the shower’.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Armaf Voyage Bleu

Our Take

Armaf Voyage Bleu is an intense, woody cologne featuring citrusy notes including lemon and grapefruit.  The woodiness arrives in the base where the deep notes of cedar, sandalwood and vetiver level this fragrance out into something delightful to wear.

Voyage Bleu is considered a ‘clone’ of Bleu De Chanel, one of the most popular fragrances for men, ever.

When buying a clone of a famous fragrance, you often have to make trade-offs in terms of quality.  What we love about Voyage Bleu is that the trade-off is not so obvious.

What you get from Voyage Bleu is something that smells classy and high-quality, and people will be astounded when you tell them the cost.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Armaf Italiano Nero Uomo

Our Take

Italiano Nero Uomo smells, quite simply, delicious. 

Upon the first spray, you are overwhelmed with mouthwatering pineapple mixed with cedar.  We find the pineapple smells exactly like a thirst-quenching glass of ice-cold pineapple juice.

The scent itself is addictive, one spray, and you’ll keep going back for more.  Wear this on intimate occasions as your partner will not be able to resist getting closer.

Italiano Nero Uomo is definitely one of our top picks in terms of best Armaf colognes, trust us when we say this one is worth the very low price!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Expert Tips

Armaf first came on the scene in 2014, a relative newcomer to the fragrance industry.

Armaf are particularly famous for their ‘clones’ or ‘dupes’.  These are fragrances that draw inspiration from popular, and expensive, colognes, reformulated to make them cheaper for the everyday man.

With a little over 100 colognes now in their collection, Armaf are a fantastic and affordable option for those who do not want to spend a lot of their hard-earned money on fragrance.

Some fragrance fans even prefer Armaf over the colognes which they were based on, so you may get lucky and find a real gem to add to your collection.

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