Published On:

August 19, 2022

Updated On:

February 16, 2024

men in forties

6 Best Colognes For 40 Year Old Man

Feel Confident and Sexy, and Smell IrresistiblePrepare for compliments!
Choose the fragrance to suit your personality.
An exceptional choice from Best Colognes For 40 Year Old Man recommended:

Dior Homme Intense Cologne

Let's be clear: even at forty, you should no longer wear frivolous, easy fragrances. You need something better, even for all those more informal occasions or simply to smell good. In your forties, you are able to afford more demanding fragrances, those that really give enormous satisfaction to be worn.

With that said, I think there are a lot of fragrances out there that most older guys can definitely pull off, but there are also some that we probably shouldn’t even bother with. If you have been wearing the same fragrance for the last 6 to 10 years, then it might be time to take a look at something new.

Wearing a quality fragrance can benefit you in a lot of different ways.  It can make you memorable to new acquaintances in a positive way.  It can send the non-verbal message that you’re confident and a leader.  It can make you more approachable and also send the message that you’re masculine and sexy.

Our List Of The Best Colognes For 40 Year Old Man

1. Dior Homme Intense Cologne

Dior Homme Intense

Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior Cologne is the perfect scent for any man looking for a powerful, musky fragrance that lasts all day long.

Introduced in 2007, this fragrance features top notes of fresh lavender and iris, followed by middle tones of pear and musk mallow. The base of the fragrance is a potent blend of Virginia cedar, vetiver, and golden amber, making it the perfect scent for everyday cologne.

2. For Office Or Casual Wear: MONTBLANC Legend Special Edition

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Montblanc Legend Special Edition is a great "fresh out of the shower" scent that you can wear every day. 

The Montblanc Legend Special Edition embodies contemporary elegance with a surprising new twist of Frosted Ginger and aromatic Spearmint.

These fresh, new top notes create a refreshing energy, modernizing the timeless scent.

Remember it for special occasions!

3. For Formal Winter Nights: Dior Homme EDT Spray


Dior Homme Eau for Men is a scent that distinguished men wear with uninhibited elegance.

If you're looking for a fragrance that is bold and refined, magnetic and charismatic, then Dior Homme Eau for Men is the cologne for you.

With top notes of bergamot, Moroccan grapefruit, and Crimean coriander, this fragrance is sure to make a lasting impression. 

The heart of the bouquet unfolds with an elegant, sexy Tuscan iris, while the base of Virginia cedarwood gives it a masculine and sophisticated signature scent.

4. Elegant, Professional and Successful: Prada for Men Eau de Toilette Spray

prada for men

Prada's new Magnetic Amber fragrance is perfect for the modern gentleman.

Timeless yet modern, this highly natural scent has a magnetic impact that will turn heads.

Made for the contemporary man, this fragrance is a must-have for any well-dressed man.

5. A Fresh Summer Cologne: Versace Eau Fraiche

Versace Eau Fraiche

Versace Eau Fraiche is a simple, woodyaquatic perfume to wear in summer to simply have a very good smell - very natural for more casual wear.

It opens with light and refreshing citrus, woody scent, and spicy accords. The bergamot, lemon, and carambola are the most noticeable opening notes. The carambola adds a soft green, fruity touch that blends well with the fresh citrus notes. 

As the fragrance dries down, the rosewood develops an intense, fresh, fine, and woody note. The pepper and sage are also noticeable, with a mild spicy, peppery touch. The spicy cardamom and tarragon are support notes. The musk and amber are the projecting notes. The musk in this fragrance is fresh, slightly powdery, and with a lemony touch. The amber is less noticeable. It makes the fragrance feel dry and slightly sweet. The cedar, sycamore, and woodsy notes are also noticeable - they come across as fresh woody and aromatic cedar. The saffron is a supporting note in the background. 

Once it has reached its full dry-down, it can be summarized as a moderate to a low projection of citrus, white musk, woody, rosewood, cedar, spicy, and black pepper, with faint fruity accords. Eau Fraiche is unique and definitely stands out compared to other summer scents - it does not smell like a classic sweet scent.

Versace Eau Fraiche lasts a long time (8 to 9 hours), and the projection is moderate. 

Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Carambola (Star fruit), Cardamom, Brazilian rosewood

Middle Notes: Cedar, Tarragon, Pepper, Sage

Base Notes: Musk, Woodsy notes, Saffron, Amber notes, Sycamore

If you are interested, have a look at 10 Of The Best Versace Men’s Cologne.  

6. One Of The Best Smelling Colognes - Bleu De Chanel for Men

Bleu De Chanel for Men Eau De Toilette

Bleu De Chanel is a woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention, a provocative blend of citrus and wood that liberates the senses. Fresh, clean, and profoundly sensual. Invigorating zest of grapefruit and the power of an aromatic accord with the woody whisper of dry cedar. New Caledonian sandalwood lends it a warm and sensual trail. A meeting of strength and elegance.

Chanel Bleu opens with an interesting sharp citrus, with a touch of ginger, and smokiness added to it. A few minutes later, the strong nutmeg note arrives, with the citrusy notes still detectable. The heart of Bleu De Chanel is virile and musky and has a delightful ginger, nutmeg, and jasmine accord, which adds just enough warm masculine floral energy to the composition. The dry down is oozes with testosterone and is incensy and resinous with earthy patchouli. Finally, vetiver is the last man standing as this fragrance fades out.

A very versatile and classy fragrance that can be worn all year round, Bleu De Chanel lasts very well, and it has a moderate sillage. 

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper

Middle Notes: Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Iso E Super

Base Notes: Incense, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum, White musk

Closing Thoughts On Best Cologne For Men In Their Forties

Each fragrance we have discussed here is exceptional and has great character - just like you. Choose one that suits your lifestyle or a special occasion and that reflects your maturity, tastes and your personality. 

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