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20 most expensive men’s cologne(2023)

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With the evolution of man, Cologne has become a convincing gizmo that holds the power to make or break your first impression. And with the market flowing with fragrances from sweet creamy vanilla to hot spicy cinnamon, it gets extremely tedious to choose your dream scent. To ease your task, we here present a precise list of the 20 most expensive and exclusive men’s colognes that subtly screams royalty and class.

But before moving to the list, it must be kept in mind that the same scent does not necessarily suits two different persons. The fragrances perform differently on everybody based on the pH level of their skin and the ability of their skin pores to absorb the ingredients of the perfume or cologne.

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Comparing the 20 most expensive men’s colognes

S NO. COLOGNE NAMEFRAGRANTICA RATINGFRAGRANCE TYPEPRICESEASON
01Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carat3.71Leather dominated$57000.00Winter
02Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty3.03Woody and spicy$21500.00Spring
03Lalique For Bentley Blue Crystal Edition3.00Leather$4800.00Fall
04Clive Christian Original Collection No. 14.03Warm & Earthy$867.00Autumn
05The Scent of Peace for him Bond No 94.12Sweet & Woody$782.36Spring & Summer
06Valentino V by Valentino4.42Woody & Amber$736.06Fall & Winter
07Stefano Ricci Royal Eagle Sport4.41Fresh, Spicy & Warm$700.00All Weather
08Clive Christian X4.35Fougere$622.92Winter
09Tom Ford Tuscan Leather4.29Leather Dominated$592.80Winter
10Tom Ford Soleil Brulant3.98Woody & Amber$570.00Summer
11Creed Viking3.95Aromatic$495.00All weather
12Bond NO. 9 Dubai Diamond3.75Amber$489.00Summer
13Creed Himalya4.03Fresh & Spicy$469.99Spring
14Creed Aventus4.37Tropical & Woody$425.57Summer
15Pegasus Exclusif Parfums de Marly4.26Dark & Woody$304.96Winter & Fall
16Roman Wood Ermenegildo Zegna4.07Mossy$304.91Fall
17Roja Parfums Dove Vetiver4.41Chypre$283.97Spring
18The Tragedy Of Lord George4.15Amber & Wood$283.97Winter
19Cowboy Grass DS&Durga4.04Woody & Aromatic$222.29Spring & Fall
20Bracken Man Amouage for men4.14Fougere$207.02Spring & Fall

Top 20 Most Expensive Men’s Cologne – Detailed Audit

1. Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carat

It is one of the most luxurious and expensive men’s cologne available for men at the price of $57,000. Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carat comes in a luxury bottle made of pure gold with a crown of diamonds and spicy notes with a hint of freshness. The perfume comes with a refillable option and hence the bottle could be used again.

Notes –
Orange, cinnamon, rose, musk, light leather, and amber.

Pros-
It has a warm fragrance of cinnamon that well balances the harshness of leather.
The perfume can last up to 7 hours without any kind of reapplication and up to 12 hours with 2-3 reapplications.

Cons-
One can find a duplicate similar scent at a lower cost.
Does not have the density of the fragrance.

Price-
100 ml price – $57000.00

Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carat
Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carat

2. Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty

Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty is a warm blend of fresh citrus and spice that is perfect for optimistic spring days. It is more intense and milky as compared to the previous Christian colognes. The fragrance has many dimensions varying from fresh to spicy and is suitable for modern sophisticated men.

Notes –
Top – Citrus
Middle – Spice
Base – Musk and Woody notes

Pros-
Last up to 8 hours without reapplications.
It could be used in summer as well as spring days.

Cons-
Takes time to get to the creamy and rich part of the cologne and hence cannot be appealing at first whiff.
The silage gets weak with time.

Price –
100 ml price – $21500.00
50 ml price – $5800.00

Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty
Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty

3. Lalique For Bentley Blue Crystal Edition

Lalique is a beautiful leather fragrance produced to deflect the proud French culture. Despite leather being the prime scent, it does not overpower other fragrances. The soft notes of White Cedar, Patchouli, Amber, and Musk beautifully balance the hard leather.

Notes –
Top – White cedar extract, Orris
Middle – Patchouli, Papyrus
Base – Musk, Amber, Leather

Pros-
It has one of the most enormous sillages.
Leather does not overpower the background scent.

Cons-
The longevity is less than other products of the same brand.

Price –
100 ml price – $4800.00
50 ml price – $2400.00


Lalique-For-Bentley-Blue-Crystal-Edition
Lalique For Bentley Blue Crystal Edition

4. Clive Christian Original Collection No. 1

Created with the most luxurious and rich notes, Clive Christian is a perfect representation of British Luxury. Clive is a rich and inviting warm scent that makes a good companion for falls but can also be used in winter. The perfume uses 20% of the heavy oriental elements that increase its longevity and improves sillage.

Notes –
Top Notes – Nutmeg, Lime, Mandarin Orange, Grapefruit, Caraway, Paprika
Middle Notes – Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes – Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Cedar

Pros –
It is not the usual musky men’s cologne but rather has a uniqueness to it.
Uses the most exclusive ingredients such as 50 years old Indian Sandalwood.
It lasts longer than other perfumes of the same brand.

Cons –
It may not be a good choice for those who desire a stronger scent.
Domination of light floral notes may not be preferred by all men.
It is a linear and one-dimensional fragrance.

Price –
100 ml price – $865.00
50 ml price – $670.00

clive christian original collection no.1

Clive Christian Original Collection No.1

5. The Scent of Peace for him Bond No 9

The Scent of Peace is a sweet and woody fragrance for men. It is perfect for people who desire more than a blatant clean scent and less than a strong masculine scent. With the tropical and earthy notes, it provides a freshness to the cologne.

Notes –
Top Notes – Pine Apple, Bergamot, Juniper Berries
Middle Notes – Currant Buds
Base Notes – Cedar and Vetiver

Pros –
It gives a fresh and woody dry down; hence making it more suitable for long office hours.
It has great projection and longevity with moderate sillage.

Cons –
Do not have dimensions and depth.
The opening scent of pineapple does not last very long.

Price –
100 ml price – $782.36
50 ml price – $391.18

The Scent of Peace for him Bond No 9
The Scent of Peace for him Bond No 9

6. Valentino V by Valentino

Valentino V was created to perfectly balance elegance and attractiveness in a man. This woody amber scent is a perfect companion for winter and fall nights with sweet and spicy top notes, creamy middle notes, and musky base notes.

Notes –
Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Mandarin Orange, Basil, Bergamot
Middle Notes – Sandalwood, Amber, Cedar, Mace
Base Notes – Cocoa, Patchouli, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Vanilla

Pros –
It gives a fresh and woody dry down.
It has great projection and longevity with moderate sillage.

Cons –
Do not have dimensions and depth.

Price –
100 ml price – $736.40
50 ml price – $368.20

Valentino V by Valentino
Valentino V by Valentino

7. Stefano Ricci Royal Eagle Sport

Stefano Ricci Royal Eagle Sport is an all-weather cologne for men. It’s a scent in which all the notes are equally dominant and hence it radiates various fragrances at different points of time. It is a perfect blend of mild-sweet top notes, refreshing heart notes, and warm base notes.

Notes –
Top Notes – Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes – Green Tea, Jasmine, Basil
Base Notes – Musk, Sandalwood

Pros –
Can be used in all weathers due to different prominent scents.
It has more than one dimension to its fragrance.

Cons –
The fragrance lacks precision and specificity.
Some people may consider it as a jumble of aromas after the first few hours of application.

Price –
100 ml price – $700
50 ml price – $300.

Stefano Ricci Royal Eagle Sport
Stefano Ricci Royal Eagle Sport

8. X for Men Cologne by Clive

X cologne is a blend of the highest quality ingredients to give off a fragrance that screams royalty. It is a strong and spicy fougere scent that will surely engulf you in a warm aromatic blanket. The scent is available in beautiful glass bottles of 50, 75, 100, and 150 ml of Eau de Parfums with crown embroidered bottle caps.

Notes –
Top Notes – Rhubarb, Pineapple, Bergamot
Middle Notes – Iris, Jasmine
Base Notes – Styrax, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Amber

Pros –
It lasts up to a decent time of 8-10 hours with the projection varying from light to moderate.
The scent is not bland and shows various dimensions as the course.

Cons –
Because of the opening sweet notes, it may appear too sweet for some.

Price –
100 ml price – $622.92
50 ml price – $311.46

 X for Men Cologne by Clive
X for Men Cologne by Clive

9. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Ford’s Leather by Tom Ford is one of the twelve Eau de Parfums of the Private Blend collection. The scent is a leather-dominated fragrance with sweet notes of Jasmine and Raspberry along with some other minor notes that work in the background. Tuscan is available in different sizes as per convenience.

Notes
Top Notes – Thyme, Raspberry, Saffron
Middle Notes – Olibanum, Jasmine
Base Notes – Leather, Suede, Amber

Pros –
It is simple yet sophisticated and could be used in daily office wardrobe.
Tuscan gives off a huge sillage.

Cons –
It is toned down from its original version.
Has a lower lastivity as compared to the original version.

Price –
100 ml price – $592.80
50 ml price – $299.10

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

10. Tom Ford Soleil Brulant

Tom Ford Soleil Brulant’s shimmering body perfume is a blend of amber and floral notes that form a great summer companion. The fragrance is not overly sweet and has a perfect hint of spicy and woody aroma to it. To make it more convenient, the fragrance is available in 50 ml, 100 ml as well as 250 ml of Eau de Parfum bottles.

Notes –
Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Musk, Apple
Middle Notes – Honey, Orange Blossom
Base Notes – Woody Notes, Amber, Resin, Leather, Vetiver

Pros –
It last up to 12-14 hours with 2-3 reapplications.
Soleil Brulant has a sweet moderate silage.
Although it’s a summer scent but could be experimentally worn during starting winter days.

Cons –
It opens up with a very strong menthol-like opening which may not be desired by everyone.
It has a higher level of dryness for a floral scent.

Price –
100 ml price – $570.00
50 ml price – $395.00

Tom Ford Soleil Brulant
Tom Ford Soleil Brulant

11. Creed Viking Cologne

Viking by Creed is a luxury cologne that is quite popular among the youth. With its aromatic fragrance, it is suitable for all seasons and could be used for casual as well as special occasions. The notes of Jasmine, Lavender, and Rose provide a sweet fragrance whereas white musk, cedar, and vetiver provide a warm depth to the cologne.

Notes –
Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Spicy Mint, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot
Middle Notes – Rose, Clove, Orris Root, Jasmine
Base Notes – Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Cedar, Resin, White Musk, Saffron

Pros –
It is the only Creed fragrance with a dominant aromatic composition.
Could be worn on any occasion.

Cons –
Not long-lasting enough for the price.
It does not have many dimensions and depth to it.

Price –
100 ml price – $495.00
50 ml price – $257.50

Creed Viking Cologne
Creed Viking Cologne

12. Bond No.9 Dubai Diamond

Bond No.9 is a luxury fragrance with a shining bottle covered in hand-applied Swarovski Crystals that perfectly duplicates the elite Dubai life. It is a spicy floral scent with an earthy fragrance in the background. The perfume has a hint of a sweet rose that goes well with the spicy and earthy fragrances.

Notes –
Top Notes – Rose, Saffron
Middle Notes – Patchouli, Jasmine
Base Notes – Musk, Amber

Pros –
Has good longevity and moderate sillage.
Musk and amber do not fully overpower other fragrances
Do not require frequent reapplications

Cons –
Bottles covered in Crystals do not seem very practical.
Due to the dominant rose and jasmine, it might be a strong scent for some people

Price –
100 ml price – $489
50 ml price – $292

Bond No.9 Dubai Diamond
Bond No.9 Dubai Diamond

13. Creed Himalaya Cologne for men

As one of the most expensive men’s cologne, Creed is a light, fresh, and spicy summer scent with a hint of aromatic amber to it. It is one of those scents that would make you feel sensual but in a decent way. Perfect for office settings, Creed Himalaya lasts up to 7-8 hours with moderate silage and little to no reapplication.

Notes –
Top Notes – Silicon Lemon, Grape Fruit, Calabrian Bergamot
Middle Notes – Sandalwood
Base Notes – Musk, Cedar, Ambergris

Pros –
Strong and fresh Citrus fragrance.
Not overly masculine and head-reaching strong
Perfect for long office hours. Do not require frequent reapplications

Cons –
Takes time to settle down on the skin.
It can be nauseating if paired with a strong and intense scent.
Not as refreshing as other perfumes of the same brand.

Price –
Creed Himalaya 100 ml price – $469.99
Creed Himalaya 50 ml price – $348.99

 Creed Himalaya Cologne for men
Creed Himalaya Cologne for men

14. Creed Aventus Cologne

Creed Aventus is the best settler for the brand with a very masculine and tropical woody scent. It is inspired by great historical leaders and aims to inspire the current generation to achieve greater heights. With strong notes of Musk, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, and Birch, This cologne screams masculinity.

Notes –
Top Notes – Mandarin Orange, Cardamom, Ginger, Sage, Pink Pepper
Middle Notes – Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood
Base Notes – Musk, Tonka Bean, Nusk, Styrax

Pros –
It has a very strong silage and lasts long.
Can be easily paired with light fragrances to give off a subtle sweet scent.

Cons
The strong smell may not be supported by everyone.

Price –
100 ml price – $425.47
50 ml price – $212.78

Creed Aventus Cologne
Creed Aventus Cologne

15. Pegasus Exclusif Parfums de Marly

Pegasus Exclusif can be seen as a more intense and warm version of the original Pegasus. This dark and woody cologne is suitable for fall nights. The perfect blend of notes provides it with a spicy opening mixed well with the sweetness of heart notes and the creaminess of base notes.

Notes –
Top Notes – Bergamot, Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Heliotrope, Rose
Middle Notes – Bitter Almond, Jasmine, Lavinder
Base Notes – Amber, Agarwood, Vanilla, Guaiac Wood

Pros –
It replaces most of the disliked aspects of the original Pegasus.
Easy to carry and provides a constant freshness throughout.

Cons –
It doesn’t last long if applied directly on the skin. Performs better with a binding agent.
The opening is not very exclusive.

Price –
100 ml price – $304.96
50 ml price – $152.48

Pegasus Exclusif Parfums de Marly
Pegasus Exclusif Parfums de Marly

16. Roman Wood Ermenegildo Zegna

Roman Wood Ermenegildo Zegna is a fresh mossy and aromatic fragrance with a hint of spice to it. The notes of Bergamot, Pine, and Vanilla are beautifully blended to give off true Italian essence.

Notes –
Top Notes – Cypress, Bergamot, Sage, Roseberry
Middle Notes – Pine, Cedar, Moss
Base Notes – Vanilla, Amber

Pros –
It smells a bit like Eau Des Baux but richer.
It lasts up to 7-8 hours with minimal reapplication.

Cons –
The moss scent in the background may not be desired by everyone.
The fragrance remains linear throughout the application.

Price –
100 ml price – $304.91
50 ml price – $152.48

Roman Wood Ermenegildo Zegna
Roman Wood Ermenegildo Zegna

17. Roja Parfum Dove Vetiver

Dove Vetiver is quite sophisticated for a perfume with earthy, ambery, and smoky notes combined in a perfect blend. It is a perfect Chypre cologne for an all-rounder man that demands all the attention in the room. Despite various notes, The fragrance is not overpopulated.

Notes –
Top Notes – Lemon, Bergamot
Middle Notes – Jasmine, Rose, Labdanum
Base Notes – Vetiver, Cedar, Oakmoss, Caraway, Pink Pepper, Nutmeg

Pros –
Each and every note can be distinctly smelled with clarity.
It lasts longevity of up to 10 hours with strong sillage.

Cons –
It has similarities to Tom Ford’s Grey Vetiver.

Price –
100 ml price – $283.97
50 ml price – $141.98

Roja Parfum Dove Vetiver
Roja Parfum Dove Vetiver

18. The Tragedy Of Lord George

The Tragedy by Penhalogon creates a blanket of ambery and woody aroma that gives a 19th-century gentlemen-like feel. It is a clear and sophisticated light fragrance with notes of sweet vanilla and warm spices.

Notes –
Top Notes – Lavender, Rum
Middle Notes – Tonka Bean
Base Notes – Ambrox, Vetiver, Cedarwood

Pros –
Perfect for people who desire a light and clean scent.
It lasts up to 9 hours with minimal reapplication.

Cons –
It is not very complex and lacks dimension at heart notes.
It does not have dominating sweet notes so it could smell a bit bitter at first.

Price –
100 ml price – $262.82
50 ml price – $131.40

 The Tragedy Of Lord George
The Tragedy Of Lord George

19. Cowboy Grass DS & Durga

Cowboy Grass is a woody and aromatic scent with a hint of spices and herbs to it. Although the scent can be used in all weathers; it especially works wonders in spring and fall.

Notes –
Vetyver, Clary Sage, Thyme

Pros –
It has longevity of up to 10 hours with amazing and strong sillage.

Cons –
It is a linear scent and lacks the character of some notes.

Price –
100 ml price – $222.29
50 ml price – $111.145

Cowboy Grass DS & Durga
Cowboy Grass DS & Durga

20. Bracken Amouage for Men

Bracken Amouage for men is a subtle fresh scent with one of the rarest note compositions. It uses one of the rarest ore, Geranium in heart note composition. Amouage is a fougere fragrance with warm and spicy notes in the background perfect for fall as well as spring.

Notes –
Top Notes – Cloves, Nutmeg, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Rose
Middle Notes – Geranium, Cedar, Sandalwood
Base Notes – Patchouli, Musk

Pros –
It has longevity of up to 14 hours with amazing and strong sillage.
It is one of those scents that evolves further after application rather than fading off.

Cons –
It is a very strong scent for casual occasions.
It has a strong similarity with Opus X.

Price –
100 ml price – $207.02
50 ml price – $103.51

Bracken Amouage for Men
Bracken Amouage for Men

Summary

The ruling criterion while choosing the most suitable essence for yourself is YOU. Always choose a scent that calms you down. It is unknown to many people but perfumes and colognes can work wonders on one’s mood and health if chosen precisely. It can easily alter your mood, loosen up your anxiety, cure headaches, work as a natural aphrodisiac, treat insomnia, and make you feel confident and loved. So next time while buying perfume, do think about how it makes you feel at an inner level.

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