Egoiste is an inoffensive men's cologne from the house of Chanel. it was created in 1990 by Jacques Polge. His goal was to release a concoction that embodied sophistication – and that meant bringing in dark florals, damp woods, and spices. Egoiste has excellent projection – you WILL turn heads with this one.
Launched in 2007 and developed by Olivier Gillotin, this is an Oriental Spicy EDP. It's not cheap – expect to pay over $200 for this quality fragrance. According to Tom Ford, this is an opulent and luxurious fragrance meant to conjure images of an English gentleman's club.
This masterpiece came as the brainchild of Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac. What's unique is how modern it smells despite its age. This masculine fragrance brings out the alpha male. It introduces a potent gasoline note that stands out from other fragrances. It's like putting violets on a leather jacket and setting them both on fire.
This fragrance was launched in 1981 by Carlos Benaim, Max Gavarry, and Rosendo Mateu. This is a masculine classic – what I imagine Al Pacino and Robert De Niro smell like. Like all of the most masculine colognes, it's a no-nonsense men's fragrance. One thing is for sure: You can't deny its timelessness. It stuck around this long for a reason.
This scent was developed by Jean Martel and released in 1973. It's meant to embody a gentlemanly character with a differing interpretation from Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. Even though it doesn't belong to the Oriental family – which is known for its seductive qualities, this is nonetheless praised as an alluring and masculine fragrance.
“Simplicity” is the one word that comes to mind when smelling this fragrance. Developed far back in 1934 by Ernest Daltroff, this is a fragrance perfect for men looking to dip their toes into the world of men's cologne. Pour Homme De Caron was the first-ever fragrance developed specifically for men.
This recognizable concoction was released in 1966 – marketed toward men who valued tradition and classic style. In many ways it embodies much of our core RMRS values – it has timelessness at the core of its philosophy. It was first available only in Harrods in NY and the UK, but it's expanded drastically since then.
If you ever wanted a fragrance that smells absolutely musky, then this is the one for you. It's what I'd picture the Dothraki from Game of Thrones, or Tarzan smelling like. Though it's not in the foreground, the fragrance definitely looms with a smell vaguely reminiscent of animal sweat.This is masculinity at its most primal.
This is a classic woody masculine fragrance forged by Carlos Benaim in 1978. It's another one of those timeless manly smells that you can't go wrong with. It has all the elements to make you feel like a rugged man from the woods about to change into a tux for the evening. We've discussed this fragrance before in our article about men's cologne types.
This is a relatively new fragrance released in 2018 and created by Claude Dir. If there was one word to describe it, it would be “uplifting.” It successfully pays homage to old-school classics while building something new and unique. The most masculine colognes today have to find new ways to be innovative while honoring the classics.