25 Best-Selling Men’s Aftershaves: Men’s Fragrance for Every Budget

The other day, I was pasted to the side of a tube carriage on my way to work. It was hot. It was sweaty. It was pretty unpleasant. Then, a bloke jumped off at his stop and left the most irresistible trail of scent behind. I knew that men’s aftershave. Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel – the first fragrance for men that I ever bought my boyfriend… and one I’d quite happily swim in myself.

Buying colognes for others is risky business. It’s an intimate choice given that, depending on the longevity of the scent, the lucky recipient will be up close and personal with it for the rest of the day. But get it right, and you can be treating not only the person on the receiving end (and yourself) to a whole world of intoxication – but also passing strangers, whose poor nostrils deserve a treat. Yep: successfully treating your dad/husband/brother/boyfriend to one of the best men’s aftershaves is an act of public service.

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How to choose the right male fragrance? While unique and niche fragrances are a brilliant way to find something really individual, they can be a bit more divisive. If you’re unsure of where to start, look to the crowd-pleasers. It’s a rare event when all the base, heart and top notes combine to bring out a scent so universally appealing, it flies off the shelves. Aftershaves like Dior’s Sauvage, Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million and, of course, Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel, have reached near demi-God status as continual best-sellers.

As for other smash hits, we reached out to FeelUnique and Boots.com to find out what their most popular men’s scents are. Just to take away the guesswork. They make the best Father’s Day gifts, anniversary gifts for him, Valentine’s Day gifts for men or gifts for men in general – whatever time of year. But right now? We’ve got our Christmas hats on. 

After you’ve perused our complete edit of the best aftershaves for men, how about looking for a new scent for yourself? Whether it’s floral fragrances, zesty perfumes, oud accords, or vanilla perfumes that take your fancy – or you’re into the latest and greatest scent going or a stickler for the old classics – we’ve rounded up the very best perfumes of all time to inspire your search. You’re welcome.

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