Yo ho ho and a bottle of cologne! For many men, the holiday season replenishes the all-important bottles in the medicine cabinet – the aftershave or cologne you will wear year round. Most men rotate between two to three colognes, and will usually pick one for the day and night, and keep one for special occasions. If you have less or more, is totally up to you, but to give you some options, or to help you pick some out for a friend, we decided upon the best 5 colognes for men. These will keep you feeling and smelling fresh next year and are a fantastic last minute stocking filler for anyone who is fresh to death!

Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Sport

 

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Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Sport

Do you know someone sensual, sexy, and serene? Maybe we are talking about you. Pasha de Cartier, originally launched in the 90’s, is an iconic fragrance defined by an elegant yet seductive power. 2015 sees a newly reinvigorated blend announced in time for the holiday season. Edition Noire Sport accelerates the speed of the high-performance masculine fragrance – thrilling gusts of the sea, watermelon and citrus anchored in deep olfactory memories from earth. Introducing the Edition Noire Sport – a modern take on a classic scent, due to be the next iconic fragrance.

Available at Macy’s starting this month (3.3 oz., $110).

Ecko Unltd. 72

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Ecko Unltd. 72

This holiday season give that fearless man in your life a fragrance to match with the latest Marc Ecko Untld. 72.  Well known amongst the millennial set, stimulate the senses with vibrate tones of Crisp Ozone, Italian Bergamot, and Frozen Apple paired with subtle base notes of smoke, amber, suede, and sandalwood. Packaged with the iconic Rhino to symbolize the limitless man, the fragrance is fresh yet masculine.  A gift with a cause, Ecko Untld. 72 is proud to partner with Save the Rhino International to raise funds and conservation for this nearly extinct species.  For each Instagram post featuring the rhino and #EckoRhinoRescue – Ecko will donate $1.

Available at Amazon.com (3.4 oz. $54).

John Varvatos Dark Rebel

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John Varvatos Dark Rebel

If you are looking for something different yet reliable then John Varvatos Dark Rebel might be a great choice.  Dark Rebel, as the name would suggest, is a badass fragrance that is best suited as a gift from lovers. Fragrance notes include rum absolute, sugarcane accord, davana, cardamom, clary sage, black leather, fir balsam, nutmeg, black pepper, styrax, agalwood (patchouli fraction), cade, tobacco leaf, blackened vanilla bean, castoreum and balsa wood. You can wear Dark Rebel in the daytime, but we recommend this for evening and weekend wear, especially if you plan on going on a date.

Available at Nordstrom (4.2 oz. $86).  

Hermès Terre d’Hermés Cologne

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Hermès Terre d’Hermés Cologne

By far one of the best smelling colognes for men we’ve seen recently, Hermès Terre d’Hermés Cologne boasts a woody masculine scent with notes of grapefruit, mineral and green notes. Terre d’Hermès is a symbolic narrative revolving around a raw material and its metamorphosis. A novel that expresses the alchemical power of the elements. A water somewhere between the earth and the sky. A journey imbued with strength and poetry. Woody, vegetal, mineral. You just have to trust us on this one, it’s the top selling cologne of the holiday season for a reason!

Available at Amazon.com (2.5 oz $72).

We love to hear what you have to say. Or, better yet, share this post and let someone know what one you want! 

 

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