What is Your Favorite Cologne?


As a follow up to my discussion on how to choose the right cologne. I posed this question to some of my good friends, “What’s your favorite cologne and why?”

I was familiar with some of their favorites but there were some brands that I never even heard of. It just further proved how many cologne options are out there.

If you’re just getting into fragrances, this will help you navigate through the sea of overpriced options on the market. However, if you’ve been wearing the same cologne for years, this might even inspire you to finally try something new.

spice bomb

Spice Bomb by Viktor & Rolf

“The scent is very distinctive and it always gets a lot of compliments. It’s actually not a super masculine scent because it has a subtle flower smell, so it’s definitely not something you will smell on every guy.” – @flynes_5


La Nuit Del’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

“I’ve been wearing this for the past 6-7 years and I just never get tired of the smell, and I always get mad compliments from females too.” – @Rashawn89


 Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio

“Armani is what I’ve been wearing simply because it smells good. I think your cologne should always have that “wow” factor and leave people wondering “what cologne are you wearing?” – @Damien O’Meally


Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

“I love it because it has a strong yet conservative scent. It’s not too loud to the point where you can smell it when I walk in the room, but once I walk past you, it immediately grabs your attention.” – @bangalidb 


Davidoff Cool Water 

“This is the first cologne I’ve ever used, and it’s been my favorite ever since. It was a gift from my mentor who passed away in 2011, so it definitely has a sentimental attachment.

The scent is not too strong but it’s not subtle either, so it’s the perfect balance for me.” – @Mr_kultuur


 Gucci Pour Homme II 

“As soon as I hug a female, I immediately get a compliment, and the best part is that it can be hours after I sprayed it on and the scent will still linger.” – @Paidnfull2

71Kg-8dNhpL._SL1000_Creed Aventus 

“It blends really well with my body chemistry and every time I wear it, I always get compliments. It also leaves a lasting impression to the point that some of my female friends say, “I could have sworn I smelled you earlier today.” – @Shaundeezee

Kenneth Cole Cologne Dapper Advisor

Kenneth Cole Signature

“My favorite cologne is definitely Kenneth Cole Signature. They don’t make it anymore but it was a gift from my mother and the ladies seem to love it” – Jason Parker

1-paris-gallery-dolce-and-gabbana-36649-81076491The One by Dolce & Gabbana

This was a gift from my girlfriend and I honestly think that she bought it for me so that she can wear it too. In fact, we practically share the bottle (which explains why it’s almost finished), but I love it because it has a fresh “woodsy” scent that can be worn all year long.

One thing that remains true with all of the guys that I asked was that they loved their cologne mainly because of all of the compliments they receive.

On the other hand, some guys had more of a personal connection to their favorite cologne, because it was a gift.

However, once you find the cologne that’s right for you it will definitely add another dimension to your personal style and it might even take your game to the next level.


As always, thanks for reading!.

Yours Truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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