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What is The Best Perfume For Older Women in 2021?


There seems to be a belief that at a certain age you should stop wearing certain fragrances when really it’s your life and you should wear whatever you feel suits you and makes you happy.

What is the best perfume for older women?

The ideal perfume for older women is one that’s not too girly sweet and sugary. A fragrance with a sophisticated soapy or powdery smell absolutely suits the older generation but doesn’t have to be one that deserves the name ‘old ladies perfume’.

Perfumes seem to be marketed at the younger generations leaving older women unsure of what to wear. Ultimately, what makes a perfume best for an older woman is subjective and, of course, it doesn’t have to be one particular type – it just has to suit the wearer’s tastes and personality.

The ideal way to choose a perfume is to take a trip to your favorite store with a trusted friend to give you a second opinion on any you try.

For this article, we have selected popular and iconic perfumes with a range of profiles and prices that will definitely suit mature women.

Perfume for older women

At a glance: Our Top Perfume Recommendations for Older Women

Our recommended perfumes at a glance. Full reviews follow.

PerfumeHouseScent familyAmazon Rating *
The OneDolce & GabannaFloral Oriental4.6
CodeArmaniFloral4.4
Mon GuerlainGuerlainWoody Oriental4.4
La Vie Est BelleLancomeOriental4.7
MitsoukoGuerlainMossy Wood4.3
L’Air du TempsNina RicciFloral4.4
Rive GaucheYves Saint LaurentFloral Aldehydic4.4
OscarOscar de la RentaFloral4.4
Youth DewEstee LauderOriental4.6
OpiumYves Saint LaurentOriental4.6

* Amazon ratings are subject to change


The 10 best perfumes for older women in 2020

1. Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP

Perfume for older women: The One

The One by Dolce & Gabbana is a modern take on a classic oriental floral, combining fruit and a classic white flower palette. It’s a beautiful perfume that can be worn day or night.

When you first apply it, you’ll notice a zesty and sweet fruity smell that comes from a combination of mandarin, bergamot, sweet peach and lychee.

The heart of this fragrance is intense and feminine with a mix of Madonna Lily, plum and jasmine.

Warm notes of vanilla, amber, and musk make up the beautiful and sensual base of this modern take of a classic floral scent.

There’s a powderiness in the base notes of this perfume that give it a grown-up and sophisticated feel. No woman should be afraid to wear Dolce & Gabbana The One no matter what age she is. It really can be worn by the young or old.

2. Giorgio Armani Code EDP

Perfume for older women: Armani code

Armani Code for Women is a sophisticated scent that is versatile enough to wear from day to night and is appropriate for a woman of any age.

The initial aroma is of orange blossom and ginger, followed by jasmine and seringa flower. The long-lasting base is a mix of lavender, honey, sandalwood, and vanilla.

Though The One is classed as a floral perfume, it’s neither too feminine, too floral nor too sweet. The honey in the base, it’s apparent amongst the orange blossom scent as soon as you apply this fragrance.

This is a lovely feminine floral a mature woman can confidently wear without fear of feeling too girly.

3. Mon Guerlain EDP

Perfume for older women: Mon Guerlain

Mon Guerlain is a wonderful infusion of French lavender, Sambac Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Vanilla. It comes in an iconic bottle that has been used by Guerlain since 1908.

It opens with a hint of bergamot and a beautiful fresh lavender aroma. This is underpinned by a warm, sensual sandalwood and vanilla base.

It’s a beautifully feminine sweet gourmand perfume that is truly delicious to wear. The lavender gives this fragrance a timeless, classic feel that’s grown-up and mature but in no way grannyish.

4. Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP

Perfume for older women: La vie est belle

La Vie Est Belle translates to life is beautiful and just as this is true at any age, this perfume can be worn by a woman of any age.

This Lancome classic opens with a fruity note of blackcurrant and pear. The heart is a floral combination of iris, jasmine, and orange blossom. It dries down to a base of patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla, and praline.

La Vie Est Belle is a fruity oriental fragrance. The vanilla and sweet praline give it an almost edible aroma whilst the iris make it oh so elegant and classy. It’s a perfume any older woman can rightfully wear.

5. Guerlain Mitsouko EDP

Perfume for older women: Mitsouko

I own this Guerlain classic, Mitsouko and my mother, who is in her 70s wears it too, so I’m happy to say it’s perfect for older women.

Perfume For Older Women: Vintage Mitsouko
Vintage Mitsouko

Mitsouko is a fruity chypre fragrance that debuted in the early 20th Century. It has undergone many reformulations and today is an alluring mix of peach and jasmine that dries down to a long-lasting base of cinnamon and vetiver.

The top note is fruity and is made up of peach, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, and neroli. The middle note is very flora, combining lilac, rose, yang ylang, and jasmine. The rich base is a complex combination of cinnamon, vetiver, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, and cedar.

Mitsouko is definitely a perfume that suits older rather than younger women. It creates a mature and grown-up, long-lasting impression. It is also surprisingly strong so use it sparingly!

6. Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps EDP

Perfume for older women: L'Air du Temps

L’Air du Temps is a classic and possibly one of the world’s most recognizable perfumes. The name translates to ‘the air of time’ which basically means fashionable at the moment. This perfume is definitely timeless.

It was created post World War II and was designed to inject femininity and romance back into women’s lives which it does via its array of beautiful ingredients.

It’s classed as a floral fragrance and it’s obvious why when you see the fragrance notes:

  • Top Notes: rose, peach, carnation, neroli.
  • Middle notes: gardenia, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, orchid, lily, orris.
  • Base notes: ambergris, musk, vetiver, benzoin, cedarwood, sandalwood, cardamom.

L’Air du Temps has a powdery scent that will forever remind me of my very glamorous grandmother and is a perfume any older woman can gracefully and confidently wear.

7. Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche EDT

Perfume for older women: Rive Gauche

I have a soft spot for Rive Gauche as it’s the first perfume I ever owned. An older, beautiful, sophisticated family friend used to wear it and I wanted to replicate her!

Rive Gauche means left bank of the river and alluded to the left bank of the River Seine in Paris, an area that was quite hip and boho in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

It is a beautifully soapy, flowery fragrance with top notes of aldehydes, bergamot, and peach; middle notes of rose, jasmine, geranium, lily of the valley, orris, and ylang-ylang; base notes of vetiver, tonka bean, sandalwood, moss, musk, and amber.

For me, Rive Gauche is nostalgic and I can’t resist sampling it whenever I see it. Its floral, soapy note makes it very wearable for women of an older generation.

8. Oscar de la Renta

Perfume for older women: Oscar de la Renta

We’re on to another of my favorite perfumes of which I still own a bottle today: Oscar by Oscar de la Renta.

Perfume for older women: Vintage Oscar
Vintage Oscar

Oscar is a beautiful timeless classic floral perfume created in 1977. It has an abundance of ingredients that give it a strong, powdery floral aroma with a spicy edge.

There are so many fragrance notes and I honestly can’t single out any (I’m smelling it as I write this) but together they make Oscar a truly unique and expensive-smelling perfume.

In case you’re interested, apparently, Oscar contains:

  • Top notes: Bergamot, Clove, Coriander, Cascarilla, Basil, Peach, Gardenia
  • Middle notes: Iris, Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, May Rose, Lavender, Orchid, Broom, Lily of the valley, Galbanum, Honey
  • Base notes: Clove, Sandalwood, Amber, Myrrh, Patchouli, Opopanox, Vetiver, Castoreum, Oakmoss, Cedarwood, Musk, Ambergris

I do feel Oscar is classy, powdery and flowery, so for this reason, I say it would suit women in their later years rather than younger ladies.

9. Estee Lauder Youth Dew

Perfume for older women: Youth Dew

Estée Lauder Youth Dew is a 1950s classic worn by several of my glamorous aunts in their senior years.

It has fragrance notes of orange, bergamot, peach, aldehydes, clove, cinnamon, mimosa, rose, ylang-ylang, orchid, jasmine, frankincense, amber, vanilla, tolu, benzoin, oakmoss, musk, patchouli, and vetiver.

The aldehydes give Youth Dew that classic soapy fragrance that really suits older perfume wearers. It’s a timeless classic that really has stood the test of time.

10. Yves Saint Laurent Opium EDT

Perfume for older women: YSL Opium

Funnily enough, though I’m recommending this perfume for older women, it’s one I chose as an 18th birthday present! I haven’t worn it for quite a while but every time I smell it I’m catapulted back to that era.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is not a shy fragrance by any stretch. It’s a powerful oriental scent to be worn by someone who likes to make a statement. It’s definitely better for evening-wear.

The fragrance notes of Opium are many:

  • Top notes: Bergamot, Plum, Mandarin, Clove, Coriander, Pepper, Bay
  • Middle notes: Lily of the Valley, Carnation, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Peach
  • Base notes: Vanilla, Amber, Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedar, Musk, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Vetiver

The notes I love in Opium are plum, lily of the valley, and spicy cinnamon. This flowery spicy oriental perfume is voluptuous and decadent and would suit confident older women who know they still have the right to wear whatever they like and be noticed.

The best perfume for older women – Conclusion

There is absolutely no reason for older women to rule out any particular perfumes – age is, after all, just a number. If you love a particular perfume, it doesn’t matter if you’re age 60, over or under – just wear it! I hope you find one in this top 10 to love.

What Is The Best Creed Aventus Clone in 2021?


If you love Creed Aventus but on principle refuse to spend that much on a fragrance, fear not, there are other options! Several fragrance houses have captured the very essence that everyone loves about Aventus resulting in a very good selection of clones.

Creed Aventus clone: The search for the best

It’s my favorite fragrance so I went in search of the best Creed Aventus clone. There are many fragrances with a similar scent profile to Creed Aventus but the cheapest one I tried I believe is the best. Which one was it? I’ll reveal all in a moment!

What does Creed Aventus smell like?

What is it that so many people love about Creed Aventus. Definitely not the price! But its scent is addictive. When you first spray any fragrance and instantly love it, it’s not always easy to explain why.

Before I tried Creed Aventus, I read many independent reviews and all of them listed different notes in its fragrance pyramid. Bemused, I looked at three official Creed sites: the UK, the US, and Australia. Guess what? All three were slightly different too! There’s more about this later on.

What does Creed Aventus smell like? A quick answer is it smells gorgeous and expensive. I know several people who wear Creed but in order to give an honest answer, I headed to a local stockist to try a sample fresh from the bottle. Here it is:

Creed Aventus clone: bottle in a sroer

This is a summary of how Creed Aventus is advertised as smelling:

  • Top notes of apple, bergamot, blackcurrant, and pineapple
  • Middle notes of birch, jasmine, rose, pinkberries, and patchouli
  • Base notes of oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla

Ignoring the official fragrance notes, what does Creed Aventus smell like to an everyday person like me?

As I wasn’t wearing any fragrance, I applied a liberal spray to both wrists, gave it a few seconds and then took a gentle slow, smell. What I immediately picked up was a beautiful fresh, clean ripe fruity scent – citrusy, sharp and tingly.

After about 30 minutes the fruitiness subsided a little but I could still pick up citrus. I could definitely smell patchouli (t’s one of my favorite fragrances), wood and rose.

Six hours later, there was still a lovely scent on my skin. The citrus was still obvious, mingled with an earthy, musky, leathery scent and a subtle hint of vanilla.

The best Creed Aventus clone

Before we go any further, though the word clone means an exact copy, there really is no clone that is a perfect match for Creed Aventus. Not one of the following would make a true Creed Aventus fan give up the real thing – unless they fell on hard times and could no longer afford it! There’s a full explanation of why this is a bit later on.

The best thing about any good Creed Aventus clone is it allows someone who can’t afford the real thing to wear something that smells similar enough at a fraction of the price.

For a copycat to be labeled the best Aventus clone, ideally it should be able to fool someone who loves the real thing into believing it is the real thing. This is a very tall order with a niche fragrance of such high quality. Most clones are at best, great fragrances with a similar scent profile.

Here are some of the best alternatives to Creed Aventus currently on the market, in no particular order except my favorite one is first:

1. Perfumer’s Choice No.9 Victor by Milton-Lloyd London

Best Creed Aventus Clone: Perfumer's Choice No 9

I ordered this particular copycat after several Aventus lovers’ told me it’s the Creed Aventus clone they like best. It has the long-winded name, Perfumer’s Choice No. 9 Victor and is produced by Milton-Lloyd Cosmetics, London. It comes as an Eau de Parfum in a 2.8 fl.oz (83ml) glass bottle with a spray applicator.

The reason this is my favorite clone is that a few Creed wearers I know thought I was wearing Aventus and to me that says quite a lot about it.

There are several things I love about this fragrance:

  • It’s one of the cheapest clones of Aventus and you will see just how cheap if you click the button at the bottom of this review.
  • It’s a lovely fragrance to wear in its own right, not just as a clone.
  • Its projection is good enough for people to notice and compliment it when they get to within 3 feet.
  • A-three spray application gives the right projection and lasts about 4 hours.
  • It’s in a dark bottle that protects its contents from light damage.

I’m not going to bore you with a fragrance note description, I’m just going to describe the scent and how it changes throughout the day.

A soon as it’s sprayed, Perfumer’s Choice No. 9 has that Creed Aventus fresh citrus fruity hit. There’s no initial, alcohol smell at all which is often noticeable in cheaper fragrances. Very quickly, a woody, musky smell becomes apparent. Several hours later, there’s still a citrus aroma and a musky, vanilla undertone.

After 4 hours, I felt it was time for another application but I think this is a good amount of time for a fragrance of this price to last. You certainly wouldn’t worry about reapplying it several times throughout the day as its such a good price.

My verdict is that Perfumer’s Choice No. 9 is not exactly the same as Aventus – no clone truly is – but it’s close enough to make it a really good choice if you can’t afford the real thing. Other cologne clones are similar enough too but not for this price.

You certainly won’t regret trying Perfumer’s Choice No. 9

2. Supremacy Silver by Afnan

Best Creed Aventus Clone: Afnan Supremacy

I’m recommending Supremacy Silver by Afnan because I almost mistook it for Creed Aventus recently. I thought I could smell Aventus and asked the person what fragrance they were wearing. As soon as they didn’t say Aventus but replied, “What do you think I’m wearing?” I knew it had to be a clone.

The projection of this fragrance was about 3 feet – just right and not overpowering. The wearer had applied this particular Creed Aventus clone about 3 hours earlier and assured me it lasted for about 6 hours. It has that nice citrusy, fruity note of Aventus and a smokey, woody note alongside. It also came over as expensive, more like a niche perfume which is probably why it’s a very good Creed imitation.

I would say Supremacy Silver is a lovely fragrance in its own right that happens to smell quite like Creed Aventus. The bottle has a classy appearance too and you wouldn’t think twice about buying it as a gift for someone who likes Aventus but doesn’t actually own any. At about $45 for a 3.4 fl.oz (100ml) Eau de Parfum it is very affordable.

This is available from a variety of online sellers at varying prices so it’s best if you google it and see who has the best price and reviews.

3. L’Aventure by Al Haramain

Best Creed Aventus Clone: Al Haramain

Al Haramain L’Aventure is a 3.4 fl.oz (100ml) Eau de Parfum and has a very similar scent to Creed Aventus. Though you can’t tell from the image above, the bottle is a solid chunky cube shape.

This Creed Aventus clone has a lovely citrusy top note of bergamot but not the sharp pineapple hit you get from Creed Aventus. It dries down to a nice woody, patchouli smell after an hour or so. It doesn’t have great longevity so you’ll probably have to reapply it after 2 to 3 hours. But the cost means this isn’t a problem.

It’s an excellent price and many people who buy it are sure they can’t tell the difference between Al Haramain and Aventus, as you will see if you click the button at the end of this review.

Al Haramain is a very nice, wearable fragrance in its own right. It’s kind of like Creed Aventus but not a cologne I would mistake for it. If you like Creed Aventus style fragrance, and you’re on a budget, this is an admirable alternative.

4. Zara Vibrant Leather

Creed Aventus Clone: Zara Vibrant Leather

Launched in 2016, Zara’s Vibrant Leather EDP is a woody men’s fragrance with a top note of bergamot, middle note of bamboo and a base note of leather. This simple combination gives a nice scent that makes you think of Creed Aventus. It’s a great price at around $30 for a 4.4 fl.oz (120 ml) bottle.

Vibrant leather is a simple but elegant fragrance. As you spray it you’ll notice the citrusy, spicy aroma of bergamot which does make you think of Creed Aventus. After a few minutes, the bergamot subsided to reveal the woody middle note of bamboo and after about 30 minutes you’re left with a beautiful leathery base.

Although Vibrant Leather is initially like Aventus, this doesn’t last. It doesn’t have great longevity and has to be reapplied after 3 hours or so but as it costs less than 10% of the price of the Creed favorite, this isn’t such a big deal. It’s quite like Creed Aventus when initially applied but doesn’t dry down to the same scent.

I’m a fan of Zara fragrances in general. They have a vast choice of fragrances at extremely low prices.

How to get Aventus for less instead of settling for a Creed Aventus clone

One way to get Creed Aventus for less is to buy a decant. Shop around and check reviews and you may get a 3.4 oz unsealed bottle for as little as $60. But do be careful to check the seller’s feedback.

Another way of getting the real thing for less is to buy a larger bottle. As with many fragrances, the bigger the size you buy, the cheaper the contents per ounce. Creed Aventus comes in many sizes ranging from 50 ml (1.7 fl.oz) to 1 Liter (34 fl.oz) bottles:

Creed Aventus Clone: 1 Liter bottle

If you buy this size from Creed it is currently $1600. This works out at about $160 per 3.4 oz, so a lot less than the $435 you would currently pay for a 3.4 oz bottle. Obviously, $1600 is a lot to pay out in one go but this gives you options such as:

  • Buy with 9 other Creed Aventus loving friends and share it out.
  • Save up and carefully store it in a dark cool space – it should last several years.
  • Buy some glass vials and become a decant seller! You can sell varying size, starting from 1 ml at $7.00

Why there are no perfect Creed Aventus Clones

Creed Aventus is a unique niche fragrance and no clone has managed to exactly copy it. There’s are good reasons why:

  • Creed uses very old expensive infusion methods to produce their fragrances. Replicating these would make clones as expensive and so defeat the object.
  • Aventus has a complex scent profile that’s difficult to copy exactly.
  • Creed makes fragrances in small batches which is why you hear of slight variations from one bottle of Aventus to the next. Again clone producers can’t afford to do this at the prices they sell for.
  • The ingredients used in Creed Aventus are natural, top-end, no expense spared and often hand-picked. Clones can’t afford this luxury.

The Creed Fragrance Pyramid

This is slightly confusing but really, when it comes to choosing a fragrance the top, middle and base notes are just for guidance and I’ll bet most people can’t truly distinguish one note from another when they sample a fragrance.

The fragrance pyramid of Creed Aventus according to creedfragrances.co.uk

Creed Aventus clone: Creed UK fragrance pyramid

The fragrance pyramid of Creed Aventus according to creedboutique.com

Creed Aventus clone: Creed US fragrance pyramid

The fragrance pyramid of Creed Aventus according to creedperfume.com.au

Creed Aventus clone: Creed Australia fragrance pyramid

Best Creed Aventus Clone – Conclusion

Creed Aventus is difficult to clone exactly but there are several colognes that are similar enough and sell at fantastically low prices. The best Creed Aventus clone as far as I’m concerned is Perfumer’s Choice No.9 Victor by Milton-Lloyd London because it has a similar scent profile, smells very like Creed Aventus and is the cheapest of all the clones.

Another popular Creed fragrance with many excellent clones is Creed Royal Oud.

7 Best Oriental Lampe Berger Home Fragrances


Maison Berger (also known as Lampe Berger) is a French company that makes beautiful diffusion lamps and home fragrances to purify and perfume the air in your home whilst completely destroying unwanted odors.

Simply pick a lamp that suits your taste and then choose a lamp fragrance to use in it. There are literally dozens of beautiful Lampe Berger fragrances to choose and you won’t struggle to find several that you’ll love.

There are several classes of Lampe Berger fragrances, of which my favorite are the sensual orientals – also known as amber fragrances. Each one has its own unique warm and sensual aroma created from heady fragrance notes such as amber musk, vanilla, and precious woods.

If you like oriental fragrances, here are 7 fantastic Lampe Berger fragrances you’ll find irresistible:

1. Amber Powder (Poussière d’Ambre)

Best Oriental Lampe Berger Fragrances: Amber Powder
Lampe Berger Amber Powder

Lampe Berger Amber Powder home fragrance is warm and intense. At the heart of its alluring aroma is the secret ingredient, amber.

The amber used in a fragrance oil is not, as you might think, fossilized tree sap. It is a manmade substance used in place of the very rare natural ingredient, ambergris. Ambergris – a product expelled from the digestive systems of only about 1% of Sperm whales – is not easy to come by and is banned in some areas, so perfumers have created amber to use in its place.

No one knows the exact recipe of the amber used in fragrances except the perfumers who create it, but it often contains quantities of benzoin (tree resin), labdanum (resin from a Mediterranean shrub), and vanilla.

Amber Powder instantly fills a home with a sensual warm aroma. It is mildly spicey, has hints of rose, sandalwood and patchouli and the full-bodied essence of ambergris perfectly mimicked by the amber.

The fragrance pyramid of Amber Powder

  • Head notes – Rose, Cinnamon, Pepper
  • Heart notes – Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber
  • Base notes – Vanilla, Balms, White musk

Amber Powder is my all-time favorite Lampe Berger room fragrance. If you love sensual, warm elegant aromas and are particularly a fan of ambergris this is one I recommend for you.

To see reviews and the latest price of Amber Powder, follow this link to Amazon

2. Enchanting Sandalwood (Santal Envoûtant)

Best Oriental Lampe Berger Fragrances: Enchanting Sandalwood
Lampe Berger Enchanting Sandalwood

Lampe Berger Enchanting Sandalwood home fragrance has a warm, fruity, sweet honey aroma. Its heart is filled with powdery soft sandalwood.

Enchanting Sandalwood combines earthy blackcurrant and tangy mandarin, sandalwood, and the bouquet of lily of the valley and rose. All of these aromas are underpinned by comforting honey, sweet coumarin, and therapeutic Mysore sandalwood.

The fragrance pyramid of Enchanting Sandalwood

  • Head notes – Tangerine, Blackcurrant
  • Heart notes – Lily of the valley, Sandalwood, Rose
  • Base notes – Mysore Sandalwood, Musk, Coumarin, Honey

Lily of the Valley and rose give this oriental fragrance a captivating, feminine edge, making it perfect to diffuse in a pretty bedroom.

To see reviews and the latest price of Enchanting Sandalwood, follow this link to Amazon

3. Winterwood (Bois d’Orient)

Best Oriental Lampe Berger Fragrances: Winterwood
Lamp Berger Winterwood

Lampe Berger Winterwood home fragrance is sensual and spicy, combining cedar and sandalwood to effectively banish all unwanted odors.

With Winterwood you get a fabulous combination of spices, citrus, lily of the valley and wood. Lemon, pepper, and ginger provide a fresh zingy aroma that combines perfectly with sweet lily of the valley and cedarwood. Musk, sandalwood, and amber provide a luxurious base to complete a stunning oriental mix.

The fragrance pyramid of Winterwood

  • Head notes – Lemon, Pepper, Ginger
  • Heart notes – Lily of the valley, Cedarwood
  • Base notes – Sandalwood, White Musk, Soft Amber

The cedar in Winterwood is really noticeable and makes it a sweet and woody fragrance, with warm, comforting, qualities. It is also a natural sedative that helps to creates a relaxing atmosphere. Diffuse this Lamp Berger fragrance for half an hour after dinner and then chill out for the rest of the evening.

To see reviews and the latest price of Winterwood, follow this link to Amazon

4. Oriental Star (Etoile d’Orient)

Best Oriental Lampe Berger home fragrances: Oriental Star
Lampe Berger Oriental Star

Lampe Berger Oriental Star home fragrance is a pure oriental dream. You will instantly be drawn in by the floral, spicy, bergamot note which is the signature of many high-end fragrances. It has a definite fruity heart and beautiful amber and patchouli base with a perfect balance of sweet vanilla.

The fragrance pyramid of Oriental Star

  • Head notes – Bergamot, Tangerine, Coconut
  • Heart notes – Red fruits, Peach, Jasmine
  • Base notes – Vanilla, Amber, Patchouli

Oriental Star is an attractive and alluring fragrance. It almost smells like something you would wear.

To see reviews and the latest price of Oriental Star, follow this link to Amazon

5. Mystery Patchouli (Esprit de Patchouli)

Best Oriental Lampe Berger home fragrances: Mystery Patchouli
Lampe Berger Mystery Patchouli

Patchouli is a sweet, earthy, musky fragrance note used in some of the most popular perfumes in the world. Lampe Berger Mystery Patchouli captures the very essence of this South-East Asian shrub.

Lampe Berger Mystery Patchouli home fragrance has a bewitching aroma. There’s a captivating sweet, fruitiness mingling with the richness of patchouli. In sharp contrast is the beautiful creaminess of sandalwood with a distinct aroma of leather.

The fragrance pyramid of Mystery Patchouli

  • Head notes – Rose, Blackcurrant
  • Heart notes – Patchouli
  • Base notes – Sandalwood, Leather, Balms

With Mystery Patchouli, Maison Berger has created an extraordinary woody, oriental fragrance. Forget the hippy connotations and embrace this truly intriguing and addictive fragrance.

To see reviews and the latest price of Mystery Patchouli, follow this link to Amazon

6. Virginia Cedarwood (Cèdre du Liban)

Best Lampe Berger Oriental room fragrances: Virginia Cedarwood
Lamp Berger Virginia Cedarwood

Lampe Berger Virginia Cedarwood home fragrance is very woody, wonderfully piney and citrusy with a hint of clove and coconut.

If you close your eyes as you use this oriental fragrance you can imagine you are in a pine and cedar forest on a warm, sunny day.

An earthy, almost vanilla scent, comes through from the Gaïac wood of the base notes.

The fragrance pyramid of Virginia Cedarwood

  • Head notes – Pine, Orange, Lemon
  • Heart notes – Clove, Coconut
  • Base notes – Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Gaïac

Virginia Cedarwood is ideal if you adore hearty, woody oriental fragrances.

To see reviews and the latest price of Virginia Cedarwood, follow this link to Amazon

7. Lolita Lempicka

Best Oriental Lampe Berger home fragrances: Lolita Lempicka
Lamp Berger Lolita Lempicka

The aroma that stands out in Lampe Berger Lolita Lempicka is delicious, alluring aniseed and cherry.

You’ll notice a variety of scents starting with sharp, earthy ivy leaf. Star anise adds the sweet aniseed scent and along with licorice flower, gives this fragrance its sensual oriental air. The use of orris root (the root of an Iris species) adds a floral heart that’s very close to violet.

Through all of these aromas comes a spicy, almondy, vanilla essence from tonka beans, and caramel sweetness.

The fragrance pyramid of Lolita Lempicka

  • Head notes – Ivy leaves, Star Anise, Licorice Flower
  • Heart notes – Violet Flower, Cherry, Orris
  • Base notes – Tonka bean, Creamy Wood, Caramel, Cistus Labdanum

Lolita Lempicka as a woody oriental fragrance with hints of the chypre family, mainly because of the labdanum in its base notes. It is truly sensual, verging on hedonistic and a perfect way to refresh the air in your home on a balmy summer evening.

To see reviews and the latest price of Lolita Lempicka, follow this link to Amazon

Using Lampe Berger

If you haven’t tried Lampe Berger lamp and home fragrance before it is very easy and safe to use.

The fragrance is made from very pure alcohol infused with high-quality fragrance oils, just like those used in perfumes.

Our article, What is Lampe Berger, explains exactly how the system works and how to safely use it.

10 Best Armaf Fragrances for Men in 2021


Armaf is a relatively new fragrance collection produced by leading perfume company, Sterling Parfums.

They have an exciting new line, Armaf Niche, which is a collection of colognes that closely resemble many expensive niche favorites for just a fraction of the price.

Since launching Club de Nuit Intense for Women in 2013, the Armaf brand has gone from strength to strength. Many of their fragrances are revered for being excellent clones of famous fragrances from the likes of Creed, Tom Ford, Kilian, and Dolce & Gabanna, to name but a few.

There are many fragrances in the Armaf collection but if you haven’t tried any, where should you start?

We compare the top Armaf scents to other leading brands in this list of the 10 best Armaf fragrances for men:

1. Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Club de Nuit Intense Man

Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man is well-known as an excellent clone of the iconic Creed Aventus. Whether this was intentional is unconfirmed.

Comparing the notes of each fragrance gives a clue as to why they smell very similar.

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, pineapple, and apple
  • Middle notes of jasmine, birch, juniper berries, and patchouli
  • Base notes of vanilla, ambergris, and oakmoss

Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, pineapple, and lemon
  • Middle notes of jasmine, birch, rose
  • Base notes of vanilla, ambergris, and patchouli

As you can see, there are many similar notes.

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man is fruity and fresh. The bergamot in the opening is subtly sweet and citrusy with a warm hint of spice. The birch adds a masculine, woody note which perfectly compliments the intoxicating, musky patchouli. Ambergris gives it a sweet, earthy expensive note that is becoming so rare in the perfume world today.

If you’re searching for a fragrance to wear any day, any time, any season no matter what the occasion, Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man is a perfect choice. It won’t fail to get you noticed.

Now, back to Creed Aventus – if you are a fan of this amazing scent but your fragrance budget just can’t stretch to the price, Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man is one of the best alternatives. It really is similar enough and at about 1/10th of the price, it won’t bankrupt you!

To see reviews and the latest price of Club de Nuit Intense Man, follow this link to Amazon

2. Armaf Tres Nuit

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Tres Nuit

Armaf Tres Nuit is a great fragrance in its own right but is also a popular clone of Creed Green Irish Tweed. Again it isn’t known if this was Armaf’s intention. The result is a fresh, woody, gentlemanly fragrance.

Comparing the notes of each fragrance shows why they are similar.

Creed Green Irish Tweed has:

  • Top notes of lemon, and verbena
  • Middle notes of violet leaves, and peppermint
  • Base notes of iris, sandalwood, and ambergris

Armaf Tres Nuit has:

  • Top notes of lemon and verbena
  • Middle notes of violet leaves and spices
  • Base notes of sandalwood and ambergris

The lemon and verbena in Armaf Tres Nuit are an invigorating, fresh combination. The violet leaves will remind you of freshly cut grass whilst the spices add a hint of warmth. The sandalwood and ambergris add a long-lasting layer that you’ll still get a hint of on your skin the next day.

Overall, Tres Nuit is a fresh, summery scent that’s perfect to wear from late Spring to early Fall but there’s nothing to stop you wearing it at any time.

If you love Creed Green Irish Tweed, Armaf Tres Nuit is something that may interest you. It is very similar but a fraction of the price.

To see reviews and the latest price of Tres Nuit, follow this link to Amazon

3. Armaf Derby Club House Blanche

Best Armaf fragrances for Men: Derby Club House Blanche

Armaf Derby Club House Blanche is an aromatic, aquatic fragrance classed as unisex. There’s a likeness to Creed Silver Mountain Water but is it a deliberate clone? I wouldn’t like to say. Here’s a comparison of their fragrance notes.

Creed Silver Mountain Water has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, mandarin, and neroli
  • Middle notes of green tea and blackcurrant
  • Base notes of sandalwood and musk

Armaf Derby Club House Blanche has:

  • Top notes of orange, bergamot, and mandarin, plus aquatic notes
  • Middle notes of green tea and blackcurrant
  • Base notes of sandalwood, musk, and galbanum

There is a definite aquatic note that gives Armaf Derby Club House Blanche a light, fresh scent and this combines perfectly with the citrus of the bergamot and orange. Green tea gives this fragrance a beautiful soothing quality. Galbanum adds an enticing hint of fresh pine to the creaminess of the sandalwood base notes.

Armaf Club House Derby has the sort of clean, fresh fragrance that smells perfect on cool but sunny Spring days.

If you are like the fragrance of Creed Silver Mountain Water, Armaf Derby Club House Blanche is very similar. It’s the perfect, affordable alternative.

To see reviews and the latest price of Derby Club House Blanche, follow this link to Amazon

4. Armaf Shades Wood

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Shades Wood

Armaf shades wood is a rich and powerful oriental cologne that’s alluring and exotic. It smells like a clone of Kilian Rose Oud so let’s compare their fragrance notes.

Kilian Rose Oud has: :

  • Top note of rose
  • Middle notes oud and saffron
  • Base notes guaiac wood and vanilla

Armaf Shades Wood has:

  • Top notes of rose and geranium
  • Middle notes of pepper, clove, and cumin
  • Base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood, and oud

It’s the rose and oud that stand out in both of these fragrances and make them very similar.

Armaf Shades Wood has a beautiful rose opening that is not out and out feminine. The wood and oud in the base notes add enough masculinity to make this a fragrance that can truly be worn by anyone. The cumin adds a strangely irresistible, attractive animalistic odor.

If you like a fragrance for each season, choose Armaf Shades Wood to wear during the fall – but it really can be worn at any time. It’s a great choice for an intimate date night because it is quite powerfully arousing.

If you love Kilian Rose Oud but loathe the price, Armaf Shades Wood is the ideal, affordable clone.

To see reviews and the latest price of Shades Wood, follow this link to Amazon

5. Armaf Tag-Him

Best Armaf Fragrances for Him: Tag-Him

Armaf Tag-Him is a woody, spicy fragrance with a fresh edge. Though not a direct clone of Bleu de Chanel, it is very similar. Let’s see how the fragrance notes compare.

Bleu de Chanel has:

  • Top notes of lemon, pink berries, mint, and nutmeg
  • Middle notes of ginger, grapefruit, cedar, vetiver, sea accords, and jasmine
  • Base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, and labdanum

Armaf Tag-HIm has:

  • Top notes of lemon, pink berries, grapefruit, and bergamot
  • Middle notes of ginger, mint, and nutmeg
  • Base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, and vetiver

As you can see, Armaf Tag-Him has 9 ingredients in common with Bleu de Chanel so it’s no surprise that it compares quite favorably to it.

Tag-Him is a light, fresh fragrance with a woody base that is best reapplied a couple of times throughout the day. It has quite a subtle, low projection which makes it perfect if you don’t want your fragrance to enter a room before you do. It has a summery feel and can be worn day or night.

If you like Bleu de Chanel but are looking for a good quality lower-priced fragrance, give Tag-Him a try.

To see reviews and the latest price of Tag-Him, follow this link to Amazon

6. Armaf Ventana

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Ventana

Armaf Ventana is a traditional men’s floral, woody fragrance that is very similar to the timeless classic, Dior Sauvage. The fragrance notes tell us why.

Dior Sauvage has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, pepper, and mint
  • Middle notes of geranium, lavender, and patchouli
  • Base notes of cedar, labdanum, and ambergris

Armaf Ventana has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, and red berries
  • Middle notes of geranium, lavender, patchouli, and vetiver
  • Base notes of cedar, labdanum, and ambergris

The seven fragrance notes they have in common do make Ventana and Sauvage very similar.

Armaf Ventana is light and refreshing when first applied because of the citrus fruits in its opening notes. As it dries down it really is like Dior Sauvage. It’s a great fragrance for evening wear as it is quite masculine and romantic – the sort of fragrance that many people are drawn to.

Dior Sauvage appreciators will probably appreciate Armaf Ventana as it is one of the most popular alternatives and will save you quite a few dollars.

To see reviews and the latest price of Ventana, follow this link to Amazon

7. Armaf Craze

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Craze

Armaf Craze is a sweet, oriental fragrance with a calming aroma. It is quite like Pegasus by Parfums de Marly in the dry down phase. Here’s a comparison of their fragrance notes.

Pegasus by Parfums de Marly has:

  • Top notes of bergamot cumin, and heliotrope
  • Middle notes of lavender, jasmine, and almonds
  • Base Notes of amber, vanilla, and sandalwood

Armaf Craze has:

  • Top notes of bergamot cumin, and heliotrope
  • Middle notes of lavender, jasmine, bitter almond, and sage
  • Base notes of amber, vanilla, and sandalwood

They do have virtually the same ingredients so it’s no surprise there’s a similarity between the two.

The heliotrope gives Armaf Craze a sweet opening fragrance. As it begins to dry calming lavender and almond are very apparent. Finally, the warmth of amber and wood comes through accompanied by creamy vanilla.

Armaf Craze feels like a fragrance that should be worn in cooler seasons with a chunky jumper. It’s relaxing, charming and comforting.

If you enjoy the scent of Pegasus, Armaf Craze is a fragrance you’ll also find great to wear and, as is usual with Armaf, it’ll save you quite a bit of money too.

To see reviews and the latest price of Craze, follow this link to Amazon

8. Armaf Le Parfait Pour Homme

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Le Parfait Pour Homme

Armaf Le Parfait Pour Homme is an Asian-inspired fragrance with an interesting fruity crispness. It is believed to be a combination of two other popular Armaf fragrances: Club de Nuit Intense Man and Tres Nuit which of course means it is almost a cross between Creed Aventus and Green Irish Tweed.

Armaf Le Parfait has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, pineapple, and lemon
  • Middle notes of rose, spicy accords, and jasmine
  • Base notes of ambergris, musk, and vanilla

Armaf Le Parfait has an extremely masculine aroma that is similar to Creed Aventus but with a twist of Green Irish Tweed. Even though it has a low price which means you can wear it every day, it really does smell like an expensive, niche fragrance.

To see reviews and the latest price of Le Parfait Pour Homme, follow this link to Amazon

9. Armaf Hunter Intense

Best Armaf Fragrances For Men: Hunter Intense

Armaf Hunter Intense is a powerful fragrance. It’s not really an exact clone of any other brands though some people say at first it smells like Yves St Laurent Invictus and dries down to smell more like Dior Sauvage.

Armaf Hunter Intense has:

  • Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin, and lemon
  • Middle notes of ylang-ylang, lavender, tuberose, black pepper, cardamom, and geranium
  • Base notes of patchouli, cedarwood, musk, labdanum, and vetiver

With Armaf Hunter Intense you get an aromatic, woody, and floral fragrance that’s an invigorating blend of bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and lemon. It dries down to an intense base that projects well – it is certainly hard to ignore.

This fragrance is quite daring and is perfect if you want to get really noticed! It is better suited for outdoor activities where you won’t overpower other people too much.

To see reviews and the latest price of Hunter Intense, follow this link to Amazon

10. Armaf Italiano Nero Uomo

Best Armaf Fragrances for Men: Italiano Nero

Armaf Italiano Nero Uomo is an Oriental Fougere fragrance for men. Some believe it is a clone of Paco Rabanne Black XS. Let’s compare their compositions.

Paco Rabanne Black XS has:

  • Top notes of lemon, sage, and tagetes (marigold)
  • Middle notes of cinnamon and praline
  • Base notes of ebony wood and black amber

Armaf Italiano Nero Uomo has:

  • Top notes of bergamot and lemon
  • Middle notes of lavender and cypress
  • Base notes of amber and patchouli

I’m not sure there is a great similarity here. The opening notes of both are citrusy but after that, they are not really that similar.

Armaf Italiano Nero Uomo has an irresistible amber and patchouli base which renders this fragrance as one that could be termed magnetic i.e. it does draw people to the wearer,

Wear this as a fragrance in its own right, not because you are looking for a fragrance that reminds you of another. It’s affordable and I recommend it for a date night.

To see reviews and the latest price of Italiani Nero, follow this link to Amazon

Conclusion

Armaf has a pretty amazing array of fragrances to choose from. If you’re on a budget or don’t believe in spending ridiculous amounts of money on a fragrance you can’t go wrong.

Amongst our 10 best Armaf fragrances for men, you might find a clone of your favorite, expensive, niche cologne and save yourself a small fortune.

Armaf fragrances may have skimpy prices but there is nothing whatsoever skimpy about their quality and you can absolutely wear any of their fragrances with pride.

10 Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women in 2021


When you go clubbing your fragrance ought to stand out in your crowd but not overpower the whole room. It should keep smelling great all night on a packed dance floor, where the atmosphere is sultry and everyone glows with heat, including you.

Best clubbing fragrances for women

For clubbing go a bit crazy and use a fragrance that’s bolder than your usual one – something funky and distinctive. You want it to make a statement and get lots of attention and compliments.

Which perfumes are up to the job? There are plenty to choose from and it can get confusing so we’ve narrowed it down for you.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the best women’s clubbing fragrances out there:

1. Delicious Night by DKNY

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: DNKY Delicious Night

Delicious Night by DKNY is a wintry fragrance that definitely suits clubbing.

It has ginger, pomelo, blackberry, and freesia in its top notes. The ginger is woody and sweet. The blackberry adds fruitiness which mixes perfectly with the pomelo’s sharp citrus aroma. Then Freesia adds an almost strawberry hint to the mix.

The middle notes of orchid, jasmine, and iris add a perfect balance of sweet, intoxicating florals.

Once dried down, Delicious Night displays sweet, rich, earthy base notes of amber, frankincense myrrh, patchouli, and vetiver.

Delicious Night is an irresistible and seductive combination of aromas that will appeal to any fragrance addict and get you noticed whenever you go out clubbing – or any other time you choose to wear it.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Delicious Night on Amazon

2. Jamila by Swiss Arabian

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Jamila by Swiss Arabian

Jamila by Swiss Arabian is an exquisite summer fragrance, fruity, woody, flowery and musky – perfect for clubbing the night away.

It has top notes of ripe tangerine, apple. and redcurrant; middle notes of jasmine, rose, and vanilla orchid; and a base of amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Its fragrance notes combine to make Jamilla a beautiful fragrance bursting with zestiness. The middle notes are reminiscent of heady flower aromas on a hot summer day. Once it has dried down the rich scent of sandalwood amber, and musk is incredibly alluring.

Jamilla is perfect for sultry summer nights of clubbing. It’s classed as a unisex fragrance and will appeal to everyone.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Jamila on Amazon

3. Lady Million Privé by Paco Rabanne

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Lady Million Prive

Lady Million Privé by Paco Rabanne is a hypnotic and provocative fragrance to wear clubbing if you dare.

It has top notes of orange blossom and woods; middle notes of heliotrope, raspberry, and vanilla; and base notes of patchouli, honey, and cocoa.

Lady Million Privé opens with sweet, floral orange blossom and woody tones. Then heliotrope and raspberry give it an enchanting vibe followed by a hint of cocoa and honey contrasting with vibrant patchouli.

This is a truly seductive, long-lasting fragrance that will effectively enchant anyone clubbing anywhere near you.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Lady Million Prive on Amazon

4. Viva La Juicy Rosé by Juicy Couture

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Viva La Juicy Rose

Viva La Juicy Rosé has an extra sweet, juicy aroma. It’s a definite life and soul of the clubbing scene fragrance for someone who’s not afraid to stand out in a crowd.

It has top notes of mandarin, pear, and jasmine petals; middle notes of rose, peony, and Arabian jasmine; and base notes of orris absolute, benzoin, and amber.

Viva La Juicy Rosé is a quintessential sweet, fruity fragrance. As you spray it you’ll love the sharp citrus and sweet jasmine. As it dries there’s a definite hint of honey and peony.

Throughout the evening you’ll get hints rose and vanilla from the orris. Viva La Juicy Rosé is fun and playful – perfect for clubbing and being center of attention.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Viva La Juicy Rose on Amazon

5. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf is a bright funky, fragrance that definitely should be worn by those who are (or feel) young. It suits clubbing down to the ground.

Its top notes are tea, osmanthus, and bergamot; middle notes are Sambac jasmine, African orange flower, Cattleya orchid, freesia, and rose; and base notes are patchouli and vanilla.

Flowerbomb is a clever explosion of all of its fragrance notes. At first, you’ll notice a strong black tea aroma followed by the peachy fruitiness of osmanthus and citrusy bergamot.

As it dries down, the perfect combination of floral scents really kicks in followed by a slightly masculine base of patchouli and vanilla which is kept feminine enough by the flowers.

Flowerbomb has the perfect vibe for clubbing whatever the season.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Flowerbomb on Amazon

6. Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique

Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier is a flowery, oriental fragrance in a funky feminine bottle. It’s a fragrance that will stand out and last well in a clubbing atmosphere.

It has top notes of rose, star anise, orange, mandarin, and pear liqueur; middle notes of Iris, orchid, plum, ginger, orange blossom, and ylang-ylang; and base notes of musk, vanilla, and amber.

Classique could be classed as a gourmand fragrance as it has an edible aroma because of the fruity opening.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique on Amazon

7. Crystal Noir by Versace

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Crystal Noir by Versace

Crystal Noir by Versace is a luxurious, magical fragrance with ethereal qualities. Its aroma will definitely persist throughout a whole night of energetic clubbing.

It has top notes of gardenia, orange blossom, and amber; middle notes of peony, cardamom, pepper, and ginger; and base notes of sandalwood, and musk.

In Crystal Noir, the gardenia and amber are dominant notes with pepper and ginger marginally in second place. You could definitely class this as an oriental fragrance that’s capable of arousing carnal instincts. Wear it clubbing and be prepared for anything!

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Crystal Noir by Versace on Amazon

8. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is a powerful, addictive fragrance and people will become addicted to you if you wear it clubbing.

It has top notes of orange blossom and pink pepper; middle notes of jasmine and coffee; and base notes of vanilla, patchouli, and cedar.

YSL’s Black Opium is well-loved worldwide. It’s sweet without being sickly and develops a sensational floral scent, followed by strong base notes of cedar and patchouli. It’s quite unique and so alluring – as will you be if you wear it clubbing. 

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Black Opium on Amazon

9. Noir Pour Femme by Tom Ford

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Tom Ford Noir

Noir Pour Femme by Tom Ford is a masculine-feminine scent if that makes sense. It’s sweet and sensual and will definitely raise pulses when you’re out clubbing.

It has top notes of spice, mandarin, bitter orange, bergamot, and ginger; middle notes of Indian kulfi, orange blossom, jasmine, and rose; and base notes of sandalwood, amber, and vanilla.

This is not overly flowery or feminine. The sandalwood and vanilla bring it nicely into line making a powerful and provocative fragrance. The vibe is definitely extravagant, high-end and classy. Stand out in the clubbing crowd with Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Tom Ford Noir on Amazon

10. Wonderlust by Michael Kors

Best Clubbing Fragrances for Women: Wonderlust by Michael Kors

Michael Kors Wonderlust is flowery and citrusy aroma with a warming dose of spice. If you’re bored of the ordinary this should be your signature clubbing fragrance.

It has top notes of bergamot, mandarin, almond milk, and pink berries; middle notes of jasmine and heliotrope; and base notes of cashmere wood, and sandalwood.

The feminine spicy fruity floral notes of Wonderlust dry down to sensual wood and cashmere that will get you noticed all night long.

Follow this link to see reviews and the latest price of Wonderlust on Amazon

Conclusion on Clubbing Fragrances

All of our choices have what it takes to go clubbing. They can also be worn anywhere else where you want to make a lasting impression.

Some are more expensive than others but remember if you store any fragrance carefully it will stay good for 2 to 3 years. If you’d like more info on storing any type of fragrance, you’ll find all you need to know in Can Cologne Go Bad?

11 Best Tobacco Fragrances for Men


Tobacco colognes are amongst the best smelling fragrances for men so don’t let the thought of cigarettes deter you from trying one. Perfumers use the intense aroma of fresh tobacco leaf, not that pungent stale odor that results from burning a cigarette.

Tobacco cologne won’t harm you when you inhale it or wear it and it has causes none of the nasty side-effects associated with smoking.

Best tobacco fragrances for men: Pipe and tobacco image

Further down, you’ll find descriptions of some of the best tobacco colognes on the market but first …

What does tobacco cologne smell like?

There are several variations of tobacco perfume found in cologne including fresh tobacco leaf, sweet cherry tobacco, vanilla pipe tobacco, bitter pipe tobacco, and freshly rolled cigarettes.

The tobacco note can be found in the top, middle and base of a variety of perfumes and sometimes it’s obvious from the moment you spray it on and lasts throughout the day. Tobacco is an aroma that’s surprisingly addictive!

Many other fragrance notes such as vanilla, cherry, and cinnamon are complemented perfectly when used with tobacco. It injects a sweetness to create an incredibly intense and attractive fragrance.

If you have a craving to try a cologne with the beautiful scent of fresh tobacco, here are 11 of the very best:

1. Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford

Description

Tobacco Oud is a fragrance with a sweet-smelling mix of pipe tobacco and whiskey. It’s an intoxicatingly, bold fragrance that cannot be ignored.

The sweet whiskey note is noticeable straight followed by pipe tobacco. You can almost imagine you have just poured yourself a measure and prepared a pipe ready to smoke. Cinnamon and sweet oud come through during the dry down with a hint of cedar and sandalwood.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top note: Whiskey
  • Middle notes: Cinnamon, coriander
  • Base notes: Tobacco, oud, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, vanilla, frankincense

When to wear it

Tobacco Oud has class and is a perfect fragrance for a fairly formal occasion. It suits cooler temperatures but can really be worn as you please. Be ready to receive plenty of reaction from anyone you might meet!

See reviews and the latest price of Tobacco Oud by following this link to Amazon.

Best Tobacco Fragrances for Men: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford

2. The Dreamer by Versace

Description

The Dreamer by Versace is a fragrance for those who love the fragrance of tobacco and like to stand out in a crowd. Wear this and you’ll exude confidence and sensuality. This has a clean fresh scent that won’t fail to impress.

This 1996 Versace classic is an Oriental Fougere fragrance with a long-lasting aroma. It starts off fairly sweet and dries down to a gorgeous scent of freshly picked tobacco mingling with cedarwood.

The geranium mixed with rose is quite bold and floraly, and some people are not so sure about it, but it works really well with the tobacco if you just allow it time to dry down.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Clary sage, lavender, mandarin orange
  • Middle notes: Geranium, rose, tobacco
  • Base notes: Cedar, tonka bean

When to Wear it

The Dreamer is a warm fragrance suited to the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. It would be perfect for a weekend away, a romantic walk or an intimate night out.

See reviews and the latest price of The Dreamer by following this link to Amazon.

Best Tobacco Fragrances for Men: The Dreamer by Versace

3. Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor & Rolf

Description

Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor & Rolf has is a tobacco fragrance with an incredible mix of sweetness and spice.

At first, the citrusy bergamot and sharp grapefruit are apparent but soon after the comforting and wonderfully intoxicating aroma of tobacco kicks in.

The elemi adds a hint of Christmas pine needles. This is a fragrance that no-one can ignore and will earn you compliment after compliment.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Bergamot, grapefruit
  • Middle notes: Elemi, pink berries
  • Base notes: Tobacco, black vanilla, amber, and cistus (rock rose)

When to wear it

Spicebomb Extreme is a statement tobacco fragrance so wear it if you want to create a lasting impression. Being warm and alluring makes it perfect for cold seasons. Wear it on a date and you’ll be irresistible!

See reviews and the latest price of Spicebomb Extreme by following this link to Amazon.

Best Tobacco Fragrances for Men: Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor&Rolf

4. Herod by Parfums de Marly

Description

Herod by Parfums de Marly is a fragrance with a delicious aroma of fresh tobacco leaves. The opening note of cinnamon and pepper add sweetness and warmth and are followed by a smokey scent of incense mingling with the edible aroma of vanilla.

This fragrance will definitely get you noticed and should be worn with confidence.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Cinnamon, pepper
  • Middle notes: Tobacco, incense
  • Base notes: Vanilla, musk

When to wear it

Herod is one of those fragrances that works well day or night. It’s also comforting and warm which makes it perfect for colder weather.

See reviews and the latest price of Herod by following this link to Amazon.

Best tobacco fragrances for men: Herod by Parfums de Marly

5. Havana by Aramis

Description

Havana by Aramis is a fragrance with a name that invokes thoughts of infamous Cuban cigars.

It has a freshness created by the grapefruit and orange in its top notes. Carnation adds a spicy, peppery sweetness and the patchouli and oakmoss tie this down as a very masculine scent.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Artemisia absinthium, birch tar, juniper berry, mandarin orange, grapefruit
  • Middle notes: Tobacco, carnation, fir, cinnamon
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver

When to wear it

Havana is a fragrance that makes me think of a gentleman’s club. It’s elegant and fits well when you need to be suited and booted at a formal occasion – perhaps at a dinner party with a cigar and whiskey in hand.

See reviews and the latest price of Havana by following this link to Amazon.

Best tobaccoc fragrances for men: Havana by Aramis

6. Angel Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

Description

Angel Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler is also referred to as A*MEN because of the bottle design. This tobacco fragrance is pure boozy, chocolate, vanilla, intoxicating heaven!

It’s one of the most well-reviewed and well-loved Thierry Mugler creations for men. If you like edible-smelling gourmand fragrances, you’ll adore this one.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top note: Fresh tobacco
  • Middle notes: Honeyed tobacco, vanilla
  • Base notes: Patchouli, cacao

When to wear it

A*MEN Pure Havane is a perfect winter fragrance: strong and warm. It’s also a favorite clubbing or night out fragrance that won’t fail to create a lasting impression.

See reviews and the latest price of Angel Men by following this link to Amazon.

Best tobacco fragrances for men: Thierry Mugler Angel For Men Pure Havane

7. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Description

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford is a very popular tobacco fragrance and for good reason: it is simply gorgeous. It’s considered to be unisex so it is excellent for sharing.

The scent is reminiscent of aromatic pipe tobacco mixed with warm spices and vanilla. With Tobacco Vanille you get a fragrance that lasts all day long and into the evening.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Tobacco leaf, aromatic spices
  • Middle notes: Tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla, cacao
  • Base notes: Fruit accord, wood sap

When to wear it

Tom Ford’s inspiration for this fragrance was an English gentleman’s club and it is a classic masculine scent that pairs perfectly with black tie attire.

A fragrance this good doesn’t come cheap so it’s probably something to keep for the right occasions unless, of course, money’s no object.

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Best tobacco fragrances for men: Tobaaco Vanille by Tom Ford

8. Burberry London For Men by Coty

Description

Burberry London For Men is a refined, sophisticated tobacco fragrance with a delightfully boozy, Christmassy aroma. It’s a warm, cinnamon spicy mix with a hint of leather and lavender.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Bergamot, lavender, warm cinnamon
  • Middle notes: Mimosa flower, rich leather, port wine
  • Base notes: Tobacco leaf, guaiac woods, oakmoss

When to wear it

Burberry London is a perfect cold-weather fragrance. A romantic fireside evening springs to mind. Or wear it to a Christmas party where you’ll really smell the part.

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Best tobacco fragrances for men: Burberry London for Men

9. Chergui by Serge Lutens

Description

Chergui by Serge Lutens is a tobacco fragrance designed to be unisex. I think it is slightly more masculine than neutral. There is an air of mystery surrounding this scent, possibly an Eastern influence that stems from the incense.

The tobacco, hay, and honey are a sweet, prominent mix. This is not a shy and retiring fragrance and it will get you noticed.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Hay, iris, rose
  • Middle notes: Tobacco, honey, musk, incense, amber.
  • Base note: Sandalwood

When to wear it

You could really wear Chergui at any time of year and for any sort of occasion as long as you don’t mind being noticed. It is powerful and long-lasting so a little goes a long way.

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Best tobacco fragrances for men:  Chergui by Serge Lutens

10. Black Walnut by Banana Republic 

Description

Black Walnut by Banana Republic is a great budget tobacco fragrance. It has a simple woody tobacco aroma with a slight hint of fruity cognac.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top note: Cognac
  • Middle note: Tobacco
  • Base note: Virginia cedar

When to wear it

You can wear Black Walnut all day every day and in any season. It has quite a low projection and needs reapplying throughout the day. You won’t mind doing this as it’s such a low price.

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Best tobacco fragrances for men: Black Walnut by Banana Republic

11. Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive by Zara

Description

Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive by Zara is an amazing tobacco fragrance at an amazingly low price – as is typical of all Zara fragrances.

Once the aromatic top notes of peony and coconut fade, the rich sweetness of honey and vanilla make Rich Warm Addictive a delicious gourmand fragrance. After dry down, there’s a nice aroma of fresh tobacco mixed with powdery sandalwood and sweet cedar.

Fragrance Notes

  • Top notes: Coconut, white pony
  • Middle notes: Rum, honey, vanilla bourbon
  • Base notes: Tobacco, sandalwood, cedar

Rich Warm Addictive is a cozy cold-weather fragrance. It brings to mind evenings by the fire, wearing a roll-neck sweater, with a glass of bourbon in your hand.

The best place to buy this is from zara.com

Best tobacco fragrances for men: Rich Warm Addictive by Zara

Tobacco cologne – Conclusion

A tobacco cologne is a great addition to any scent wardrobe. With so many variations you’re sure to find the perfect one for you at a price you can afford. Tobacco really is a beautiful fragrance note.