A good perfume or cologne is a good investment that requires the same type of care that goes into the selection of clothes. The reason is simple:  A good fragrance can inspire pleasurable feelings. A man wearing a good fragrance is more confident, knowing that he smells good. There are many fragrances by different designers; it is all a matter of choice. These are a few fragrances for men.

A*men by Thierry Mugler

A* Men is a cologne by French designer Thierry Muggler.  A*Men is a result of a collaboration between Thierry Muggler and the cosmetics and skincare company, Clarins, in 1997. A*Men has been so popular that together with Angel, Mugglers’s perfume for women, they have both periodically outsold Chanel No. 5, which has attained the status of a legend due to its phenomenal sales record. A*Men has a top note of a mixture of bergamot, coriander, lavender and mint. It has a middle note of patchouli and a bass note of musk, tonka bean and coffee.

 Brit Cologne for Men by Burberry

Brit Cologne for men is a creation of Olivier Polge.  Brit cologne was created in 2008 and is sold in a flask-shaped bottle, with the customary plaid design that has become synonymous with the Burberry brand. This cologne is aimed at the modern young man, and has a top note of ginger, bergamot, green mandarin, cardamom. It has a middle note of cedar, wild Rose and nutmeg. Its bass note is tonka bean and green musk.

Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Acqua di Gio is a men's cologne that was created in 1997. Gio is the nickname of Giorgio Armani, the designer, used by his family and friends. Acqua di Gio comes in a white bottle with black lettering and a black cap. The inspiration for this perfume is the ambience of the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, where Armani has a summer villa. This Cologne has a breezy scent and was created for use in warmer weather and for casual occasions.  The top note for this cologne is lemon, lime, mandarin and bergamot. The middle note is composed of coriander, freesia, and cyclamenr. It has a bass note of musk.

Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana

Light Blue for men was launched in 2007 by Dolce and Gabbana, six years after the supremely successful Light Blue for women was launched. It is packaged in a trendy bottle with a silver and sky-blue cover. It is meant for summer wear and has a top note of mandarin, Juniper, grapefruit and bergamot. The base note is frankincense and oak moss while the middle note is Rosemary and rose wood.