Examples of highly rated colognes for men include John Varvatos Dark Rebel, Hermès Terre d’Hermés Cologne, Prada's Luna Rossa and Valentino's Uomo, according to BrosTrick. Other examples are Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille and Dior's Sauvage, as of 2016.
Dark Rebel has a woody scent mixed with Jamaican rum, black leather and vanilla. Terre d'Hermes features a woody scent with hints of grapefruit, minerals and fresh green notes. Luna Rossa has top notes of lavender with secondary hints of spearmint, sage, amber and wood. Uomo contains soft, smoky and woody notes. Tobacco Vanille features scents of ginger, tobacco leaves, vanilla, anise and coriander.
Polo Red is a fresh scent with hints of grapefruit, saffron and earth wood. Paco Rabanne's Invictus also has notes of citrus as well as wood and spice on the finish. Mont Blanc Legend, another top men's cologne, is crisp and dry.
John Varvatos' Artisan offers the scent of Indian murraya, Mexican winter oranges and Spanish marjoram. Its natural musk scent is good for outdoorsy men. Another fragrance that appeals to rugged men is Dolce & Gabbana's The One Sport, which features scents of rosemary and cardamom. Dolce & Gabbana's Pour Homme is another option. It starts with a tobacco base with notes of cedar wood.
Chanel is renowned for classic fragrances; it's Bleu de Chanel is a classic scent that has the added advantage of lasting an exceptionally long time. Homme by David Beckham is athletic yet sexy, with scents of citrus, pine and leather. Some other top men's colognes include 212 Men by Carolina Herrera, Thierry Mugler's Angel Men Pure Malt and Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani For Men.