10 Great Old School Colognes That Every Man Should Own
You can’t go wrong with any of these timeless classics.
Of the hundreds of colognes on the market, there are a only select handful that have survived fleeting fads and stood the test of time, thereby achieving iconic status.
1. Eau Savage, Dior
Created by perfumer Edmond Roudnitska in 1966, Eau Sauvage is a timeless, captivating fragrance that is downright irresistible to women, with fresh citrus, bitter rosemary, and sensual vetiver.
Get it here for $72.00.
2. Allure Homme, Chanel
The intricate composition of fresh cedar, bright mandarin, warm vanilla, and spicy black pepper make this irresistibly complex fragrance the perfect combination of crisp and warm, fit for the mysterious dude that women just can’t stay away from.
Get it here for $128.00.
3. Acqua Di Gio, Giorgio Armani
Inspired by the breezy Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, Armani created this classic fragrance in 1996, with top notes of fresh citrus that deepen with accents of patchouli, cedar, and rosemary, for a signature scent of summery masculinity.
Get it here for $145.00.
4. Mûre et Musc, L’Artisan Parfumeur
Launched in 1978, Mure et Musc is the perfect signature scent for those who prefer something a little sweeter, with crisp top notes of Amalfi lemon, mandarin orange, and basil, rich middle notes of sweet red berries, and a musky oakmoss base.
Get it here for $130.00.
5. Colonia, Acqua Di Parma
First introduced in 1916 to perfume gentlemen’s handkerchiefs, Colonia is over a century old, which means it’s officially one of the most timeless and celebrated fragrances of all time.
Combining the alluring aromas of Bulgarian rose, balmy amber, and light musk, this hypnotic fragrance is the epitome of sophistication and class.
Get it here for $175.00.
6. Vetiver, Guerlain
For those who enjoy a lighter, breezier signature scent, this one is the one for you. First created in 1961 bu Jean-Paul Guerlain himself, Vetiver combines top notes of bergamot, coriander, lemon, and neroli, with a warm, dusky base of tobacco, Tonka bean, walnuts, and pepper.
Get it here for $74.00.
7. Green Irish Tweed, Creed
A woody and fresh fragrance as old as time, Green Irish Tweed opens with celestial top notes of peppermint and lemon verbena, and settles into a deep, musky base of Florentine iris, sandalwood, and ambergris.
Get it here for $425.00.
8. Chrome, Azzaro
Another one of the lighter, cooler timeless fragrances, Chrome is a delicate citrus scent with top notes of refreshing pineapple, neroli, bergamot, and lemon, that open up into middle notes of cyclamen, coriander, and oakmoss, before settling into a warm, dewy base of sandalwood, musk, and cedar.
Get it here for $110.00.
9. Pour Monsieur, Chanel
Considering it was designed in 1955, Pour Monsieur is an eternal classic when it comes to fragrances. Oakmoss and cedar make a sharp, seductive base for spicy middle notes of ginger, cardamom, and basil, layered on invigorating top notes of verbena, lemon, and neroli, all coming together to form a perfectly balanced, impeccably masculine fragrance.
Get it here for $90.00.
10. L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, Issey Miyake
Slightly different than the other classic fragrances, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, which has been around since 1994, is an aquatic scent with top notes of yuzu, bergamot, and tarragon, woody middle notes of nutmeg and flowery water lily, and intense end notes of tobacco, sandalwood, vetiver, and musk.
Get it here for $92.00.