Spring has sprung, but many guys are still clinging to their out-of-season winter colognes.
No big deal, right? Well, let me ask you this – would you judge a man for wearing a tweed trench coat to Miami Beach?
Be honest – you'd think he was crazy.
It's the same story when it comes to wearing cold weather colognes during spring. Doing so can make you smell overbearing and intense in the months when fresh, clean scents are king.
You've got to learn which colognes to wear in warmer weather and fast.
To save you guys the trouble, I've put together a list of extraordinary fragrances guaranteed to get compliments in the spring months.
We'll be looking at the following men's spring colognes:
- Bvlgari Man – Wood Neroli
- Moschino – Toy Boy
- Bentley For Men – Intense
- Versace – Eros Flame
- Versace – Pour Homme Dylan Blue
- Dolce & Gabbana – Pour Homme Intenso
- Dolce & Gabbana – K
- Alfred Dunhill – Icon Racing
- Issey Miyake – L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense
- Prada – L'homme L'eau
- Prada – Luna Rossa Sport
Best Spring Colognes For Men #1. Bvlgari Man – Wood Neroli
What makes Wood Neroli one of the best spring colognes for men? Its citrus and woody scent profile makes it ideal for guys looking for a masculine spring fragrance.
The structure of this scent uses every part of the orange tree – the wooden bark, green leaves, and citrus fruit. Some say this is a metaphor for the modern man's complex (and often contrasting) characteristics.
This unique combination of deep and fresh scents makes this fragrance perfect for the floral air of spring – it perfectly embodies the light, clean aromas of this time of year, and it's guaranteed to attract attention.
- Top Notes: Neroli, Bergamot
- Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Virginia Cedar, Cypriol Oil or Nagarmotha
- Base Notes: Woody Notes, White Musk, Ambergris, Amber, Leather
Best Spring Colognes For Men #2. Moschino – Toy Boy
The second fragrance on my list is a heavy rose scent with a touch of musk and wood to boot.
Introducing ‘Tom Boy' – Moschino's answer to the fresh floral notes of spring.
Moschino advertises this scent as one that forces us to re-evaluate what masculinity smells like. Alongside the traditionally masculine musk scent is the traditionally feminine rose – despite their differences, these notes work perfectly together to create a complex and exciting spring scent.
The performance and projection of this scent are also impressive, so don't go overboard when you apply it in the morning! Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad when it comes to the best spring colognes.
- Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Pear, Indonesian Nutmeg, Elemi, and Bergamot
- Middle Notes: Rose, Magnolia, Clove, and Flax
- Base Notes: Cashmeran, Haitian Vetiver, Sylkolide, Sandalwood, and Amber
Best Spring Colognes For Men #3. Bentley For Men – Intense
Launched in 2013, this amber-spicy fragrance for men is incredibly masculine.
This isn't for the man who wants to fall under the radar – Bentley For Men Intense is bound to attract attention. The wearer of this fragrance is a confident, stylish man who knows his merits and isn't afraid to show them off.
As the top notes (frankincense, geranium, and spicy pepper) fade, they are replaced by warm leather and sage mid-notes. A masculine and oriental spice journey concludes with cedar and sandalwood base notes.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, Pepper, Bay Leaf
- Heart Notes: Lavender, Geranium, Cinnamon, Rum, Wood
- Base Notes: Leather, Benzoin, Incense, Cedar, Patchouli
Best Spring Colognes For Men #4. Versace – Eros Flame
Versace's variation of the classic Eros cologne stands on the shoulders of giants. Eros Flame is just as attractive as the original scent – however it goes in a completely different direction with far more contrasting fragrance notes.
The different mixtures of sweet and spicy, warm and fresh notes make for a genuinely complex scent profile that will interest anyone close enough to catch a hint on your skin.
Versace markets this fragrance quite specifically for: “a strong, passionate, self-confident man who is deeply in touch with his emotions.”
- Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Black Pepper, Chinotto, Lemon, Rosemary
- Heart Notes: Pepper, Geranium, Rose
- Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Texas Cedar, Patchouli, Oakmoss
Best Spring Colognes For Men #5. Versace – Pour Homme Dylan Blue
Versace's Pour Homme Dylan Blue launched in 2016. Dylan Blue lets you experience a whiff of cool Mediterranean breeze with its aromatic, woody fougère composition, making it a great spring and summer cologne.
The key to the best spring colognes is their ability to reflect the season. Whenever a fragrance is airy, fresh, and clean, you can guarantee it will make an excellent fragrance for this time of year.
- Top Notes: Water Notes, Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaf
- Middle Notes: Violet Leaf, Papyrus, Mint, Black Pepper, Ambroxan
- Base Notes: Musk, Incense, Tonka Bean, Saffron
Best Spring Colognes For Men #6. Dolce & Gabbana – Pour Homme Intenso
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso has a unique combination of aquatic and woody notes. It has a highly creamy texture, leading to a strong heart of tobacco.
If you're looking for a masculine twist on the fresh spring fragrance, this scent is for you. Woody and musk notes playfully dance alongside floral aromas to create a hybrid fragrance any man can pull off in the spring.
- Top Notes: Water notes, basil, lavender, geranium, marigold
- Heart Notes: Tobacco, hay, bran, sage
- Base Notes: Labdanum, sandalwood, cypress, musk, amber
Best Spring Colognes For Men #7. Dolce & Gabbana – K
This is a great, versatile fragrance for spring (and even summer!) Compared to the mellow scents of winter, some spring fragrances can be louder and appear almost too attention-grabbing.
That's not the case with this fragrance. It grabs attention but does so with class and confidence.
After all, the ‘K' stands for King. The elegance of royalty is directly reflected in how this fragrance subtly stands out from the pack.
K is quite a light fragrance from Dolce& Gabbana. It's a flexible option suitable for most men.
I would recommend K for someone who appreciates subtlety and doesn't want to stand out in an obvious way. Perhaps you want something that will fly under the radar in an office with a ‘no fragrance' policy.
- Top Notes: Juniper Berries, Citrus, Blood Orange
- Heart Notes: Pimento
- Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedar
Best Spring Colognes For Men #8. Alfred Dunhill – Icon Racing
Icon Racing is a masculine fragrance above all else.
This is an incredibly woody and aromatic fragrance – featuring solid notes of bergamot, pepper, musk, and vetiver.
However, perfumer Laurent Le Guernec added a spring freshness alongside these deeper notes. Grapefruit, orange, and lavender complement the more masculine tones within this fragrance to give it profound depth and complexity.
All in all, this is one hell of a manly fragrance. But it isn't overpowering – it recognizes the need for sensuality and hints at it throughout the scent's life cycle.
- Top Notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom, and Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Lavender, and Pepper
- Base Notes: Musk, Guaiac Wood, and Vetiver
Best Spring Colognes For Men #9. Issey Miyake – L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense
The mind behind this men's fragrance is Issey Miyake, and he excels at using unusual ingredients to make his concoctions stand out. For L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense, the standout note is yuzu: an exotic citrus fruit originating in central China similar to a mandarin.
There's a good reason I list Issey Miyake as the best spring colognes for men – longevity. Where most citrus scents last about two hours, this one will last six to eight hours!
- Top Notes: Yuzu, Lemon, Bergamot, Lemon Verbena
- Heart Notes: Blue Lotus, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Saffron
- Base Notes: Incense, Papyrus, Ambergris, Benzoin and Amber
Best Spring Colognes For Men #10. Prada – L'homme L'eau
L'homme L'eau is best described as a fresh ‘everyday' fragrance.
It uses a clever combination of classically masculine and contemporary, fresh notes to create a wearable, mass-pleasing scent. It isn't controversial or polarizing – it gets the job done, and most people will love how it smells.
Neroli gives L'homme L'eau a hint of green and fresh, while woody notes promote a more masculine sensuality. It is long-lasting, sensual, and sophisticated.
- Top Notes: Neroli and Ginger
- Heart Notes: Iris and Amber
- Base Notes: Powdery Notes, Sandalwood, and Cedar
Best Spring Colognes For Men #11. Prada – Luna Rossa Sport
Luna Rossa symbolizes the achievements of the Prada Luna Rossa sailing team – a collection of Italian sailboat racers who competed in the 2000 America's cup under Prada's sponsorship.
It is a simple yet effective fragrance. With only five notes – this scent doesn't present the same complexity as other fragrances on this list. However, sometimes a cleaner scent with more defined notes is better. Remember the old saying, gents – sometimes less is more.
The fragrance opens with tart-citrusy ginger and the aromatic scent of juniper berries. Once the fragrance progresses, the center of the fragrance shines through with scents of lavender until finally, the base comes through with aromas of deep vanilla and tonka bean.
- Top Notes: Ginger, Juniper Berries
- Heart Notes: Lavender
- Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean
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