Great colognes for men in their forties
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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’s 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 Cologne For Men In Their Forties
1. A Desert Experience: L'air du Desert de Marocain N.02 Eau de Toilette Intense By Tauer Perfumes
A masterpiece like L'Air du Désert Marocain is perfect. It is a dry oriental perfume, very evocative, very enveloping, reminiscent of a night in the desert, with a slightly nostalgic air. It is a fragrance of elegance and originality that is truly rare to find in other perfumes, and at this age, in my opinion, it really gives its best.
The fragrance opens with strong spices and some citrus while the middle mellows with the warm sweet ambery odor of cistus (with a sensual ambergris touch) and the base emerges with a combination of silken cedar notes, aromatic green vetiver, some frankincense and patchouli. Vanilla softens the total effect without becoming overtly present or annoying.
From the bottle it smells like dusty, woody incense and something balsamic rosy with a classic aromatic scent. On skin the fragrance reveals tremendous depth and complexity smelling different every time. It feels masculine, “sandy” and wears very elegantly.
Wonderfully warm, deep, rich, and elegant, this unique fragrance is at it's best on cool winter nights. It is very long lasting, and the projection is strong.
Top Notes: Coriander, Petitgrain, Cumin, Lavender
Middle Notes: Labdanum, Jasmine, Birch, Geranium
Base Notes: Amber, Cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Oakmoss
2. For Office Or Casual Wear: Mont Blanc Legend Spirit
Legend Spirit is a great "fresh out of the shower" scent that you can wear every day.
This fragrance opens with a moderate projection of mostly aquatic and citrus accords. The citrus notes that can be noticed the most are bergamot and grapefruit, and both add a slightly sweet lemony touch. The pink pepper is barely noticeable. The aquatic notes are dominant and give a fresh and oceanic-like feel without being salty. The lavender of the middle notes is also noticeable and it adds a clean floral tone. The woods of the base add a soft woody accord and the musk boosts the projection of all notes without adding a strong tone itself.
Legend Spirit does not last very long, so you will have to re-apply during the course of the day, but it is a bright, uplifting and extremely likable fresh scent that can be worn all year round. The projection is moderate. Great for office wear or casual situations.
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Pink Pepper
Middle Notes: Water notes, Lavender, Cardamom
Base Notes: White musk, White woods, Cashmere wood, Oakmoss
3. For Formal Winter Nights: Dior Homme Intense 2011 Eau de Parfum
Homme Intense is an extremely charming, soft, rich and full-bodied fragrance. Seductive with charisma - really a beautiful scent - quietly confident and manly.
Homme Intense opens with a strong and projecting combination of ambrette, iris, lavender, and woods. The ambrette is a particular note that creates a leathery, boozy, cognac-like accord; in this fragrance the ambrette is very clear and dominant. The iris and lavender are noticeable and are there to soften with their floral aromatic accords. The pear is a very soft note and adds a pinch of sweetness. The opening is very aromatic, mature, and it has a faint gasoline scent which is common in fragrances that feature leather or leather-like tones. The opening feels mature, elegant, and bold. As the fragrance dries down, the ambrette takes one step back and lets the Virginia cedar come up which softens the fragrance a bit more, adding an aromatic woody tone. The vetiver is just a pinch of green tone.
Homme Intense is really best suited to formal events on cold winter nights. It is extremely long lasting, and the projection is quite strong.
Top Note: Lavender
Middle Notes: Iris, Ambrette (Musk mallow), Pear
Base Notes: Virginia cedar, Vetiver
4. Elegant, Professional and Successful: Prada L'Homme Eau de Toilette
Prada L'Homme is ideal for the office; it builds trust as it gives the impression that you don’t need any attention - you are elegant, professional and successful.
Prada L’Homme opens with a moderate projection of sweet, floral, powdery, and spicy notes. The opening is calm, relaxed, aromatic, clean, and pleasant. The violet and iris are the most prominent notes: soft floral, sweet, and airy. The neroli is next, with a white floral, sweet, and citrusy touch that makes the fragrance feel fresh. The black pepper and cardamon counterbalance the fragrance adding some spiciness, although these notes are not as noticeable as the violet and iris.
The mate note is herbal, bitter, slightly spicy and tones down the floral notes adding some earthy and spiciness. The carrot seeds note blends well with the violet, adding a powdery, sweet, but earthy touch. The patchouli is a faint green note.
As the fragrance dries down, the amber develops maintaining the powdery line initially created by the iris and violet. The cedar and sandalwood are support notes, a woody, and a soft sweet creamy touch. As the fragrance moves to its dry down, the neroli loses some of its initial citrus touches but maintains the white floral accord. At the same time the amber and sandalwood develop to maintain the initial powdery character adding a soft sweet touch.
Prada L'Homme is versatile and long lasting at around 8 hours, and the projection is moderate. It is best for the summer and spring, as it is a very fresh, bright and vibrant fragrance. You can certainly also wear this in the fall if it is not too cold.
Top Notes: Neroli, Black pepper, Cardamom, Carrot seeds
Middle Notes: Iris, Violet, Geranium, Mate
Base Notes: Amber, Cedar, Patchouli, Sandalwood
5. A Fresh Summer Cologne: Versace Eau Fraiche
Versace Eau Fraiche is a simple, woody, aquatic 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, 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 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 low projection of citrus, white musk, woody, rosewood, cedar, spicy, and pepper, with faint fruity accords. Eau Fraiche is extremely 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, Sycamore
If you are interested, have a look at 10 Of The Best Versace Men’s Cologne.
6. Strength and Elegance: 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 woods 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.
It opens with an interesting sharp citrus, a touch of ginger and smokiness added to it. 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 oozing 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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