Whether to make a long-lasting impression on the person you adore (did you know that scent is closely linked to memory?), or delight yourself with a happy enveloping of your olfactory senses, why not do it right with the most wonderful perfumes you can find?
Read on, because we’ve rounded up the 17 best perfumes for men to wear in 2023, and they smell unbelievably good!
Best woody perfumes for men to get in Malaysia
Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum
If you’re an explorer, adventurer, or traveller, then the Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum is one that will embody your spirit.
This perfume for men has a warm, woody, leathery fragrance that comes from notes of sage, leather, and sandalwood; it’s a fragrance that’ll give you a little extra motivation to get up and strive for the best each morning.
Fragrance: Woody and earthy
Tom Ford Oud Wood
In your search for a timeless fragrance, you’ll find yourself picking the Tom Ford Oud Wood again and again. The Oud Wood is a classic Tom Ford scent that boasts key notes of rare oud wood. The sandalwood and Chinese pepper support this woody aroma, and give the perfume its warm and spicy scent.
The brand invites you to think of “smokey, incense-filled temples” when appreciating this fragrance. So, if you love a rich and spicy scent, then this men’s perfume is the one for you.
Bonus: the bottle is shaped like a chess piece, making it an elegant addition to your shelf.
Fragrance: Warm and spicy
Shop Tom Ford Oud Wood for RM1,076 on Sephora.
Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette
The very first perfume for men by Jimmy Choo, the Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette is a surprisingly unique one that still remains a fan-favourite.
If you’re not one for sweet scents, don’t be turned away by the fruity opening notes of honeydew melon; the fragrance blooms to reveal refreshing flavours of pink pepper, geranium, and – yes, zesty pineapple leaf.
Fragrance: Aromatic and woody
Shop Jimmy Choo Man Eau De Toilette for RM425 (100ml) on Zalora.
Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette
Another signature scent, the Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette is a fruity and woody perfume designed for – not just any man – modern men.
The perfume has deliciously fresh top notes, balanced with warm, masculine base flavours of sandalwood and cedar.
Dust off your suit, straighten your tie, and don’t forget to bring the Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette with you as you seize your day, boss-style.
Fragrance: Fruity and woody
Shop Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau De Toilette for RM383 (100ml) on Zalora.
Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme
A modern take on the signature Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, the Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme delights with lighter, fresher top notes of herbal French lavandin abrialis and citrusy lemon sfumatric.
If you’re already in love with the iconic Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, fret not – because the familiar aromas are yet intensified in this contemporary perfume for men. Right at the heart of the Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme, are deep, rich notes of Spanish cistus and orange flower.
It’s the scent of rebellious love!
Fragrance: Fresh spicy and woody
Shop Gucci Guilty Parfum Pour Homme for RM499 on Sephora.
Jo Malone London Wood Sage And Sea Salt Cologne
Freedom is taking wind-swept walks along winding roads that overlook a stretching ocean and sloping cliffs. That’s what the Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne calls you to imagine.
This perfume for men is so light and fresh that it’s perfect for layering. The aquatic sea salt and earthy sage scents of this cologne pair well with the brand’s Silver Birch & Lavender perfume, for a surprising, citrusy twist on the woody scent.
Fragrance: Woody and salty
YSL Y Eau De Parfum
A seductive take on the signature YSL Y fragrance, the YSL Y Eau De Parfum has sophisticated notes of sage, geranium, and wood that support the familiar Y fragrance. Matching the intensity of masculine accords with clear, radiant notes, this perfume for men will be an addictive addition to your everyday style.
Fragrance: Aromatic and woody
Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette
Instead of covering up the smokey smell of cigarettes, Maison Margiela’s perfume for men celebrates it. The Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette is a fragrance that recalls an iconic jazz club – the heady scents of cigars mingled with fruity cocktails.
Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette is citrusy and fruity, yet boozy and creamy. The light pink pepper and lemon notes paired with weighty notes of rum, tobacco leaf, as well as vanilla bean, combine to create a feeling of familiar warmth.
Fragrance: Fruity, warm and spicy
Shop Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Eau De Toilette for RM565 (100ml) on Sephora.
Best citrusy perfumes for men to get in Malaysia
Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum
The Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum boasts a masculine scent that comes through with woody, oriental, and fresh notes. With accords of citrusy Italian lemon and mandarin, fresh mint oil, and sweet candied apple, the fragrance was created to evoke Eros, the god of love.
The bottle details the face of Medusa, complete with intricate Greca patterns, so you’ll fall in love the moment you hold this perfume in your hand.
Many reviewers enthuse about how much they adore this scent on their partners, with one describing the fragrance as “intoxicating”.
Fragrance: Citrusy and aromatic
Shop Versace Eros Men Eau De Parfum for RM465 (100ml) on Sephora.
Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray
Fresh and citrusy, the Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray brings you refreshing top notes of lemon, pineapple, cardamon, as well as warmer base notes of amber, and sandalwood.
It’s a fragrance that’s not too overpowering, which means that she’ll have to lean in… that little bit closer.
Fragrance: Fresh and citrusy
Shop Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray for RM155 (100ml) on Shopee. A discount is available at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see if it’s still available.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
A cult-classic perfume for men, the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette is a fragrance that recalls the fresh, spicy, sensual scents of the Mediterranean, which the brand imagines to be the “perfect playground for seduction”.
Be delighted by fresh and juicy notes of Sicilian mandarin, energised by the subtle spice of Sichuan pepper, as well as enveloped by the sensual scents of musk wood, incense, and oak moss. You’ll be taking the Mediterranean with you wherever you go!
Fragrance: Citrusy and fresh spicy
Armani Acqua Di Gio For Men Eau de Parfum
This hyacinth-infused fragrance for men offers a woody freshness that’s clean and reminds you of seawater.
An extension of the Acqua Di Gio EDT launched in 1996, which was a well-loved fragrance, this opens with an invigorating sparkling green mandarin and eventually dries down to a woody patchouli base.
Fragrance: Citrus and fruity
Armani Acqua Di Gio For Men Eau de Parfum (75ml) retails for RM450 on Sephora.
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau de Parfum
A unisex fragrance, this contains fresh top notes of Bergamot, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Green Pepper and Mandarin Orange – but rest assured it isn’t overwhelming.
You’ll love the unique heart notes of Ginger, Black Pepper, Spicy Mint, Lily-of-the-Valley, and Cardamon, which later dries down to a warm and woody base.
Its bottle may also be up your alley if you’ve always appreciated a more minimalist aesthetic.
Fragrance: Citrus and spicy
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau de Parfum (50ml) retails for RM469 on Sephora.
Best fresh perfumes for men to get in Malaysia
Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette
Talk about unique perfume bottles – the Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette is housed in a trophy-shaped glass bottle, to inspire strength and (we’d imagine) victory.
As the first in the Invictus fragrance collection, this one has the cleanest scent – thanks to its citrusy mandarin orange and grapefruit notes paired with ocean-fresh marine accords.
Should you prefer a scent that’s not too intense, this perfume for men is, indeed, a wonderful choice.
Fragrance: Clean and fresh
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine
Think “water” and “refreshing” comes to mind, whether in the form of vast and sparkling oceans, or narrow, clear streams.
The Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine is a perfume for men that attempts to capture the crisp freshness of water. And, it successfully does so, using clear notes of green neroli, marine Posidonia, and cool white cedarwood.
Held in a round, luminous aquatic-blue bottle, this perfume is easy to take with you for a refreshing, pick-me-up spritz in the middle of the day.
Fragrance: Aromatic and aquatic
Shop Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Marine for RM444 at Sephora.
You can’t go wrong with Dior’s signature Sauvage scent that’s inspired by vast and open spaces.
Take a whiff of this perfume for men, and you’ll understand why the brand imagines it to recall an “ozone blue sky that dominates a white-hot rocky landscape”. Fresh and bold, the Sauvage Eau de Toilette will inspire confidence in any situation.
Shop Dior Sauvage for RM478 (100ml) on Sephora.
Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Coral Eau de Toilette
Inspired by the coral sky of Rome, this fresh fragrance for men features the bright accord of juicy apple, heightened by the notes of tobacco. The addition of sage and germanium give it an even fresher scent.
Its beautiful bottle reminds us of the light-dark contrast of the golden hour, symbolising energy and revitalisation.
Fragrance: Fresh and spicy
Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Coral Eau de Toilette retails for RM490 on Sephora.