Even though the industry of perfumery is not as aimed at men as it is for women, there is no reason why men can’t enjoy the delicious feeling of smelling like a prince. Besides, the fact that most people feel attracted to someone who is wearing a nice perfume, or that the smell of someone can create an intense memory, could be reasons that might convince you of joining the world of perfumes if you haven’t done so yet.
In India, the hot weather is not one to be playing around, and perfumes are an excellent choice to make you feel fresh while you create a great impression on whoever surrounds you. Some perfumes feel characteristically manly, but there are plenty of options in the market for you.
Some of the most chosen perfumes by men are the ones that have a marine and fresh scent, which include aromas like lemon, bergamot, mint, and coconut. Other great choices for men are the ones that feel oriental, exotic, and unique, like cinnamon, pepper, sandalwood, and musk, besides the sweet woody aromas that are no loss to any confident man.
Just like there is a great variety of perfumes you can choose from, there is a wide range of different prices that adapt to your possibilities and allow you to enjoy the deliciousness of smelling incredibly without breaking the bank.
- 1 The most affordable ones: perfumes under ₹1,000
- 2 In the middle of your budget: up to ₹3,000
- 3 The most expensive ones: ₹3000 and up
- 4 Tips for choosing the perfect perfume
The most affordable ones: perfumes under ₹1,000
One perfume being affordable doesn’t mean you get a lousy quality as a fading, horrible perfume. In fact, some perfumes don’t cost more than ₹1000 and offer you excellent quality. Maybe they don’t last 12 hours straight, but they smell amazing and get the job done. That’s so, let’s have a look at some of the best perfumes under ₹1000
Xpressio, by Fogg
The definition of what we’d call modern oriental-floral, or as some say, “modern floriental”, this fragrance is definitely made thinking about the Indian contemporary man and it shows. This is the perfect fragrance to show the world that you feel confident, sexy, unique and that you’re not afraid of taking on some challenges.
This fragrance contains notes of ginger, bitter orange, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, honey, and amber, which make it the perfect fragrance to bury your fears and feel fresh and confident around 4 o 5 hours. It is one of the most popular perfumes by Fogg, even though this brand is ultimately more popular thanks to its deodorants.
Edge, by Wild Stone
Wild Stone has always been characterized by its edginess and magnetic sensuality, and Edge Perfume is definitely not an exception to this. It was created especially for the contemporary man that lives a busy life and is always looking for a new challenge without hesitation.
The refreshing notes of lemon, artemisia, cedarwood, amber, and tonka beans, come together to create a charismatic, woody, and marine fragrance that allows you to feel confident and risky for quite a few hours while letting the freshness and deliciousness surround you through your day.
Price: ₹ 249.00
Hamilton Pride, by Denver
Denver is a brand that encourages men to take the world in their hands, make their own rules, and never let anyone decide instead of them. If you’re one of those men who love to be the soul of the party, feeling vibrant, energetic, and sparkly, you should definitely rely on Hamilton Pride to feel like a true gentleman.
This is a sensual, masculine, and intense fragrance that has exquisite leathery, musky, and woody scents that make it feel like a luxurious and mysterious fragrance. It contains notes of Clary Sage, amber, and geranium, and is best used in casual environments, so it’s perfect for keeping you fresh in the office and in the daytime.
Dark Side Perfume, by Beardo
The bold and daring find themselves in Dark Side, by Beardo. This is a fragrance that is not for everyone since it has a strong aroma that is reminiscent of the intense fragrances of a forest, and whether you love it or you hate it, but there is no in-between. The balance between the fresh and the dark is what makes this perfume so unique.
This perfume contains aquatic notes that blend in perfectly with some woody scents, and are finally touched up by the fresh aroma of green hints of basil. The geranium, the marigold, and the lavender, combined with tobacco, bran, and honey, create a delicious fragrance that’s more suitable for the night and bring you the most mysterious and risky aura you could possibly get from a perfume.
price: ₹ 649.00
Urbane Nights Dusk, by All Good Scents
Whoever said that men can’t be spontaneous, stunning, and fun, has clearly never heard of this fragrance. This one is the definition of brightness and fun. The perfect casual perfume that surely is a mixture between the romantic and the fresh, which is ideal for relaxed, cooled-off men.
The delicious citrus notes of mandarin, lemon, and bergamot are an exquisite combination that suits even more perfectly with the notes of vanilla and violet leaf. All of these scents mixed up create an elegant and sensual vibe that is still fun and playful. It is perfect for nighttime use and has a long-lasting scent.
Price: ₹ 949.00
In the middle of your budget: up to ₹3,000
When you’re willing to spend a little more you usually get more quality and longer-lasting fragrances. In the end, you should be able to feel comfortable with any fragrance you choose, no matter the range of price it is in. So, with that being said, let’s have a look at some of the best perfumes between ₹ 1,000 and ₹ 3,000 for you.
United Dreams Aim High, by United Colors of Benetton
If you ever heard about United Colors of Benetton, you know that this brand worries about the contemporary man and puts its standard in the accomplishment of each and every one of your goals. This means that most of the fragrances created by United Colors of Benetton have a hopeful, fun, and risky tone. This one is not an exception, and it is perfect for adventurous men who refuse to limit themselves.
This fragrance contains notes of bitter orange, lemon, and grapefruit, which are only the perfect combination with nutmeg, sage, geranium, and mint, along with patchouli, vetiver, moss, and amber. That’s so, this spicy and fresh fragrance might be just what you need.
Price: ₹ 1,300.00
Blue, by Nautica
If you’re looking for a sweet, calm, and subtle perfume, you’ve just found the perfect one for you. With a mixture of jasmine, pineapple, bergamot, cedar, sandalwood, musk, and water lily, this fragrance drives you to a complete state of relaxation and freshness that you are going to love. Blue has an extraordinary ability to soothe you and improve your mood, and this is the reason for its popularity.
You should take into account factors like your type of skin, your personality, and the occasion you’re going to wear the perfume. In any way, this fragrance is perfect for office wear, parties, or dinner dates, it is a simple, relaxed, and cool aroma that will make you feel like a distinguished gentleman.
Verge, by Titan Skinn
This one is one of the most popular perfumes for men by Titan Skinn, and it is its fresh aroma that has managed to enter the heart of many men around the world, and especially in India. Verge is a part of a collection created for men who love the rushes of adrenaline and want to feel fresh and empowered all day long.
Titan Skinn’s Verge contains delicious top notes of lavender, basil, rosemary, and lemon, and they blend in perfectly to create a classy and elegant fragrance that lasts quite a few hours, giving you a burst of freshness wherever you go. It is a perfect fragrance for daytime and suits especially great with outdoor activities.
Price: ₹ 1,750.00
Raw, by Titan Skinn
Are you one of those people who love the feeling of getting out of the shower first thing in the morning and getting ready to face the day? This is exactly the sensation you get with Raw, by Titan Skinn. It is a bold, fresh, and citrus fragrance that perfectly balances the sweetness and playfulness with boldness and masculinity.
In Raw, you can find woody notes that combine perfectly with citrus notes: bergamot, lemon, violet leaves, and geranium, along with gaiac wood and patchouli, create this soft and delicious scent that draws all the attention to you and make you feel like a renewed man just seconds after you put on some perfume.
Price: ₹ 1,992.00
Club De Nuit Intense Man, by Armaf
Strong, decided, and independent men have just the right amount of intensity that is needed to pull off such a unique fragrance as this one. The only bad thing about this perfume is that is not as long-lasting as we’d wish, but just reapplying every other hour is the solution to this. In exchange for this little effort, you get a manly, strong and bold fragrance that will turn you into the most desired man in a room, that’s for sure.
This fragrance belongs to the Woody-Spicy olfactory family and contains exquisite notes of pineapple, lemon, bergamot, black currant, jasmine, rose, ambergris, patchouli, musk, and a little touch of vanilla. It is more suitable for men over 30, but any age is good as long as you have the confidence and the intensity this perfume requires you to have.
price: ₹ 1,999.00
Guess Man, by Guess
The bottle of this perfume is not the only thing that invites you (and tempts you) to buy it. The delicious aroma is such a perfect and delicious masculine fragrance, that gives you the musky, warm, and spicy vibe that gets you ready to take on the world with your hands and achieve anything you want.
This exquisite fragrance contains notes of wormwood, lavender, white pepper, nutmeg, and ginger, which go perfectly well along with sandalwood, amber, suede, and fir. So, if you’re looking for a daring, captivating, and unique fragrance, this might be the safest choice for you.
Price: ₹ 2,245.00
The most expensive ones: ₹3000 and up
The highest-rated perfumes are almost all in this category, and this shouldn’t surprise you: the quality, the recognition, and the delicious long-lasting aromas sure are worth the price. If you’re willing to spend whatever is necessary in order to get the best perfumes there are, then you should check at some of these.
White Mulberry, by Neesh
If you’re more of a playful, relaxed, and fun man, the White Mulberry fragrance, by Neesh, might be that sparkly touch you need in your life. This one is a casual, relaxed, and fresh fragrance that is perfect for uncomplicated men who enjoy the little things in life.
The explosive notes in this fragrance include lemon, bergamot, and jasmine, which mingle together to create a classic, sweet, and fun fragrance. This is a long-lasting fragrance that will remind you of the magic of simplicity, becoming one of your best choices if you want to feel relaxed, fresh, and elegant at the same time.
Price: ₹ 4,850.00
Versace Man Fraiche, by Versace
An Eau Fraiche is not exclusively for women: you can find high-quality fraiches for men and completely fall in love with them. This one is, of course, one of those fraiches. This is an intense and refreshing fragrance, despite the fact of being an Eau Fraiche, and has everything to make you the most desirable man in the room.
It includes notes of rosewood, carambola, white lemon, sycamore wood, and cedar leaves, which blend together to create a vibrant and refreshing aura for you. Even though it is not as long-lasting as we’d wish, this fragrance has everything to make you stand out and feel amazing and confident.
Price: ₹ 5,130.00
Mr. Burberry, by Burberry
Burberry is almost the characterization of class, elegance, and distinction, and Mr. Burberry might be one of the greatest fragrances by the brand. It is definitely one capable of turning women crazy over you and turning every man green in envy to the elegant and powerful man that you are.
This woody, aromatic fragrance has notes of warm tarragon, that mix incredibly well with the spiciness of cinnamon, along with the exquisiteness of mint, grapefruit, cardamom, cedar, nutmeg, lavender, vetiver, sandalwood, gaiac wood, and oakmoss. All of these scents together create an irresistible, and unforgettable fragrance you’re surely going to love.
Price: ₹ 7,475.00
Acqua Di Gio, by Giorgio Armani
This fresh, marine, and sweet fragrance are one of the most acclaimed worldwide, and it is no surprise since Giorgio Armani is a synonym of class and elegance. This is a perfume that feels relaxed without losing the touch of distinction. Some people say that this perfume suits better man over 30, but the truth is that no matter your age, you can get a sweet shot of confidence with just a spray of Acqua Di Gio.
The delicious notes of this fragrance include bergamot, neroli, green tangerine, and jasmine, combined with rosemary, fruity persimmon, patchouli, and rock rose. All of these ingredients create a masculine yet sensual fragrance that will make everyone turn around to you for the right reasons.
Price: ₹ 10,109.00
Sauvage, by Dior
Even though Dior is widely known for its women’s perfumes, the collection of Dior perfumes for men is one of the most exquisite of them all. This aromatic fougère fragrance is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something classic and modern at the same time, like the best of both worlds.
Sauvage contains exquisite spicy, warm top notes of Sichuan pepper, and Calabrian bergamot, which go along with delicious heart notes of pink pepper, lavender, elemi, vetiver, and patchouli, which are accompanied by base notes of cedar, labdanum, and ambroxan. This exotic mixture creates what we would call a masterpiece of perfumery for men, so don’t think twice if you want to feel like a renewed man with just a spray of perfume.
price: ₹ 14,800.00
Tips for choosing the perfect perfume
Choosing the right perfume for you depends on a various number of factors you should take into account very seriously. In the end, you’ll need to find a fragrance that adapts to your personality, your needs, the usage you give to your perfume and your lifestyle, and that, of course, gives you that little push of self-confidence and elegance you’re looking for.
One of the things you should carefully think about is the type of scent you’re looking for: if you’re looking for a fragrance that suits you only for one season or if you want something to wear regardless of it. This will differ on the tone the scent gives you.
You should know that the fruity and herbal fragrances are more suitable for summer and spring, while the warmer, spicy fragrances work better in winter and autumn. However, if you’re more of a “one perfume at a time” kind of guy, you can surely wear whichever you like the most, just taking into account that there are some occasions where you might have a backup choice to feel more comfortable.
Just so you have a little guidance on this, here are some of the common aromas you can find in perfumery, as in olfactory families:
In the first place, we have one that some might consider difficult: the Oriental aromas. These include notes of amber, vanilla, musk, and spicy aromas, even though some people include here the woody and the floral scents in this category.
Then we have the woody aromas, that include not only the actual woods, but also anything that evokes the feeling of smelling earth, such as patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver, moss, and sandalwood. In general, these two categories are the most preferred for cold seasons.
Next up we have to talk about the other kinds of scents, the ones that make you feel refreshed during the summer, and the first on our list is the herbal aromas, which include lavender, rosemary, thyme, mint, and almost every other herb you could find.
Then we have the floral notes, that refer to the sweet aromas of rosewater, rose, lilies, ylang-ylang, and jasmine. Finishing up we have the fruity and citrus aromas, which are not in the same category but are kinda related: the citrus scents include orange, bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit; while fruity aromas are related to the sweetness of fruits like strawberries, berries, peaches, apple, and more.
Another thing you might consider is the end goal you have for your signature fragrance. This not only includes your personality but also the way you want to present yourself among different persons: your colleagues, your friends, your partner, etc. After all, the scent you choose is the one that people are going to associate you with, and to remember your presence, so it must be something that you really identify with and want to be remembered for.
The safest choices, in this case, are herbal or woody perfumes, which are not too overwhelming and still make people want to be close to you. But, as we said, is all about preferences.
One last piece of advice we might give you, and maybe the most important one: don’t blind-buy: always try on the perfume you’re buying. We know you might have some idea of what you like, and that online shopping is one of the biggest blessings of our century, but the truth is that most of the time our perfumes don’t smell exactly the way we imagined, whether this is for better or for worse, and most of the times this is due to our body chemistry.
That’s so, our body chemistry plays an important role in how our perfumes are perceived, so we’d want to make sure that the perfume we chose smells like we imagined. If shopping online is your only option, you can try buying a miniature of the perfume, so it won’t be as much of a waste if it turns out not smelling great, as a way of testing chemistry and if it is everything we expect.
Most importantly, we want something that makes us comfortable, that takes our best side and that makes us feel confident, sensual, elegant, and everything we want at the same time. So, it doesn’t matter you don’t get the perfect perfume on your first try, or if you can’t find something within the budget you initially had planned, but you should remember that a good perfume, that makes you feel (and smell) amazing is an investment that you’ll never regret.