12 Best Date Fragrances & Colognes for Men 2021

Updated June 2021

Premium

Parfum de Marly

Editor's Pick

Montblanc Legend

Best Value

Calvin Klein Eternity

How We Found the Best Colognes for a Date

5 Experts Interviewed

26 Fragrances Tested

Top 12 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

When you’re on a first date, you must dress to impress. But how you smell is almost as important! Your date expects you to smell as good as you look – sexy, and sophisticated.

For this, you need a sensual and seductive cologne that will spike up a romantic connection between you and your date and keep you smelling good all day long. We know you must be wondering which cologne can satiate your first date or romance needs.

Not to worry, we have got you covered.

Today, we’re taking a look at the best (and sexiest) men’s fragrances to wear on a date.

Summary List

Date Fragrances Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Cologne for a Date - Montblanc Legend

Why we chose it

Montblanc Legend is one of the best date fragrances for men! It is for the self-confident, inspiring, and virtuous man who is authentic, courageous, passionate, and loves to exceed expectations and top the competition.

This clean cologne is a blend of combining and contrasting notes that evoke tenderness and strength. It features the sweet melody of floral and fruity notes, with lavender and pineapple being the most prominent.

Towards the heart, the sensual and warm tonka bean and rose notes transform this cologne into an irresistible and enticing scent. As it dries down, the thrilling note of sandalwood turns the cologne into a creamy, manly, and woody fragrance.

Montblanc Legend is another night out fragrance that graces your date with the beauty and elegance of the night, giving it a magical and dazzling effect.

With this cologne around, you will never want your date to end!

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

 

Premium

Best Premium Cologne - Parfum de Marly Layton

Our Take

Parfum de Marly Layton is a cologne for the confident, suave, and sexy man who basks in the attention from being under the spotlight.

This cologne is a spicy, citrusy perfume that kicks off with the fresh aromatic notes of mandarin orange, bergamot, apple, and lavender.

These dry down to a warm and inviting heart of geranium, violet, and jasmine notes. It settles to a spicy and woody fragrance, consisting of pepper, guaiac wood, cardamom, patchouli, and sandalwood.

For over 6 hours, you get to woo and excite your date with your amazing manly scent. We love Parfum de Marly Layton because it announces your irresistible presence to the whole room, and that is where this cologne’s spotlight factor comes to play!

Main Accords

  • Vanilla
  • Aromatic
  • Warm Spicy

 

Best Value

Best Value for Money - Calvin Klein Eternity

Our Take

Calvin Klein Eternity is a masculine but sensual cologne for that classy and sophisticated man looking to go above and beyond for his date. This cologne still retains the signature essence of the original but has a new modern woody note to turn that irresistible effect up a notch.

Like a splash of cold water on a hot summer day, it opens with a burst of fresh and fruity apple, sage, and ozonic notes.

As it progresses to the heart, it features a sexy and enticing blend of lavender, cypress, nutmeg, and geranium notes which settle to a spicy and manly base of cypriol oil, suede, orris root, and ambergris notes.

Exceed your date’s expectations of you with the sexiest men’s fragrance!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

 

Boucheron Pour Homme

Our Take

This is an aromatic citrus fragrance for our unique adventurer out on a mission to attract, connect with, and seal the romantic deal with his date. If this sounds like you, then Boucheron Pour Homme is the perfect cologne for you.

At the first spritz, you will witness its sophisticated and unique burst of lemon, orange, bergamot, lavender, verbena, mandarin orange, lemon, and basil notes.

As the cologne travels to its heart, the aromatic and sexy notes of rose, carnation, lily-of-the-valley, orris root, and ylang-ylang, with a twist of jasmine are realized. Towards the base, Boucheron Pour Homme gets warmer thanks to the incense, sandalwood, and vetiver notes carefully blended with tonka bean, oakmoss, amber, benzoin, and musk.

With its impressive longevity and overshadowing projection, your date will feel protected, safe, and loved in your presence.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

 

Houbigant Fougere Royale

Our Take

This is the definition of a romance cologne. Houbigant Fougere Royale is an aromatic fragrance that sets the ball rolling on your date, with its fresh bergamot note blended with exotic lavender and a twist of clary sage top notes.

In the heart, the aromatic and sweet notes of geranium, carnation, rose, and orchid blend to give the cologne a warm fragrance thanks to the presence of heliotrope.

As it dries down, the sexy and woody notes of coumarin, tonka bean, oakmoss, musk, and vanilla take to the stage to give this cologne its manly and inviting fragrance that attracts the ladies.

Be prepared to impress your date and everyone in the room with Houbigant Fougere Royale’s intimidating projection and impressive longevity! Spice up your date with this cologne and watch her get captivated by your mesmerizing aura.

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Caron Paris Pour Un Homme de Caron

Our Take

This is an aromatic fragrance for an attractive, bold, confident, sophisticated, and hopeless romantic.

Picture a date on an exotic island filled with majestic trees, enticing smells, and delicious cuisines. Caron Paris Pour Un Homme de Caron brings this romantic daydream to your skin, keeps it there for hours on end, and teleports you and your date to that exotic island.

At the first spritz, the sexy lavender note works to tease your nose buds. After, it diffuses into a warm vanilla heart note.

If you love surprises, give your date a shocker with this showstopper and watch her fall in love with you all over again!

Main Accords

  • Vanilla
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Houbigant Duc de Vervins L'Extreme

Our Take

If you are looking to wear a cologne that gets the most compliments, Houbigant Duc de Vervins L’Extreme is the cologne you need. It features the citrusy orange blossom, lemon, and bergamot top notes, which transcend into a sweet and enticing heart of spices and lavender. As it dries down, it gets sexy and woody with its amber, oakmoss, and lavender aromas.

Houbigant Duc de Vervins L’Extreme is perfect for those cool evening dates where the theme is sensual, mysterious, and exciting!

For over six hours, you get to bask in the effect of this fantastic cologne. Get yourself a bottle of this cologne and watch your date night turn magical with a hint of mystery.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

John Varvatos Artisan

Our Take

If you would like to take the wonderful smell of spring in the fresh morning breeze with you on your special date, John Varvatos Artisan is your best bet! It is a citrusy-herbal fragrance that promises to make your date memorable and unique!

It opens with a clean and citrusy blend of Greek lavender, Mexican tangerine, Spanish marjoram, tangelo fruit, aromatic thyme, and Sicilian clementine. As it dries down, it transforms into a more citrusy and spicy mix of Nigerian, purple, and Chinese ginger, Indian plant Murraya, and North African orange blossom.

For the finishing touch, it dries down to a manly and woody base of musky Serenolide, Kephalis wood, Belleambre, and Geaorgewood.

Although it may not have impressive longevity, it sits very close to your skin so, it is perfect for that romantic date you have got planned. It makes your date want to get closer to where that amazing scent is coming from.

With this cologne, your date can only get better and more intimate.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Citrus
  • White Floral
 

Floris London No. 89

Our Take

Although unfamiliar to many, Floris London No. 89 is the perfect fit for your next date. It is a woody aromatic fragrance that gives you the spice and excitement that will guarantee you that second date.

It kicks off with the spicy and citrusy petitgrain, bergamot, nutmeg, orange, neroli, and lavender notes which blend into the sweet and robust heart of ylang-ylang, geranium, and rose.

As it dries down, it settles into a warmer, sexy, and manly base filled with carefully blended musk, Virginia cedar, vetiver, oakmoss, and sandalwood.

We love Floris London No. 89 because of its versatility and amazing longevity. After your date, you get to wow your coworkers with your inoffensive and jaw-dropping scent! Get yourself this 2-in-1 fragrance and bag that promotion and dream date you’ve always wanted!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

 

Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man

Our Take

This woody-spicy fragrance is for that hopeless romantic who loves to go above and beyond for his special someone.

Upon the first spritz, it releases a fresh fruity blast of pineapple, lemon, bergamot, blackcurrant, and apple. Towards the heart, it gets sweet and floral thanks to the prominent note of rose blended with birch and jasmine.

Towards the end, it dries down to a sexy warm base with a complex blend of patchouli, vanilla, musk, and ambergris notes.

Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man promises an unforgettable experience on your date. Whatever you do, find it and keep it for all eternity!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Smokey
  • Leather

Our Take

If there was an award for the best date night cologne for 2021, Vince Camuto Terra would come in a close second! It is a woody, fresh, aromatic, and aquatic fragrance for the romantic, handsome, and confident man looking for a memorable date night. It is for the strong, masculine, and bold man with uncompromising classy taste.

It opens with a burst of fresh citrus rounded by a warm heart of creamy sandalwood and geranium, freshened with green rhubarb.

The scent story ends with tonka, vanilla, and rich, earthy woody notes. This cologne lights up your date night with its fresh and aromatic fragrance, leaving your date wanting more of you and your amazing aura.

Main Accords

  • Vanilla
  • Woody
  • Balsamic

Our Take

Carven Pour Homme is another woody-spicy fragrance for that sophisticated, classy, and elegant man who expects nothing short of perfection on his date.

This romantic cologne features the fresh notes of grapefruit and violet leaf which lead to the warm and spicy heart featuring a blend of cedar, nutmeg, and sage.

To seal this classy and sophisticated effect, it rests on a beautiful base of sandalwood and vetiver.

Looking to impress your date? Pick up this cologne – you won’t regret it!

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

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