Not all fragrances are created equal. And I am not just talking about notes, wear and longevity here. When designers put their heads together to create a scent, a lot goes into the making, and one of the top questions on the proverbial board is: what season is this cologne for?
To be on your A-game in this year’s hot and humid season, you need to pick up men’s fragrances that complement the summer and springtime and stand out with their refreshing and sweet tones. Which begs the question: what is trending and which are the best men’s cologne for summer 2020?
Right here are our picks for you to choose from, a cologne that amps up your summertime bustle!
Best Men’s Cologne for Summer 2020
Summer and spring scents are distinct from winter and fall scents because of the depth and tone the different seasons require. While winter scents need to be deeper, and a bit on the heavier side, with warm flavors and spicy notes, summer and spring scents are not just lighter in how they smell, but also in their composition to lift breezily like a breath of fresh air on a warm day.
|Product #||Best Mens Cologne For Summer 2020||Longetivity||Qty||Ratings||Price|
|1||JIMMY CHOO Man Intense||6 Hours||3.3 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|2||Acqua Di Gio Profumo For Men||16 Hours||2.5 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|3||Prada L’Homme||8 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|4||MONTBLANC Legend||6 Hours||3.3 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|5||Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani||6 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|6||Sauvage By Christian Dior||8 Hours||2.0 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|7||Calvin Klein Euphoria||5 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|8||English Laundry Arrogant||10 Hours||1.7 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|9||Prada Luna Rossa||8 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|10||Burberry Men’s Classic||7 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
1. JIMMY CHOO for Men
The Jimmy Choo Man Intense is a classic for the springtime and wears well into the year as the summer progresses. A Fougere scent, it is sweet and fruity, evenly complementing the playfulness of the second quarter of the year. Opening on top notes of honeydew and melon, the fragrance is sweet as it settles and the freshness of herby lavender emerges on top of the sweeter notes. The heart notes are fresher, combining floral and green notes with just the hint of spice that emboldens the scent lest it gets lost in the spring air. The base notes combine floral labdanum and sweet tonka bean with the earthly patchouli to amalgamate into a fiercely masculine scent that is versatile, yet perfect the start of the summer.
The Man Intense is one of the best men’s cologne for hot weather, suitable for formal and casual settings. Normal wear lasts up to 6 hours, and a quick refresh is a way to make this men’s cologne last all day.
|Head Notes||Honeydew, Lavender and Melon|
|Heart Notes||Davana, Geranium and Pepper|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Cistus Labdanum and Tonka Bean|
|Longevity||Up to 6 hours|
2. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo for Men Eau De Parfum Spray, 2.5 Ounce
The Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is one of the freshest scents for the year 2020. The scent carries top notes of delicious aquatic notes, coupled with bergamot. This combination of punchy zest and refreshing aquatic notes is instantly refreshing, and if you are a fan of the classic cool and sharp combo, this one is for you. As the head notes wear off, the floral and herbal combination of geranium, sage, and rosemary, continue to build summery freshness that continues to uplift the fragrance. For the base notes, its creators have chosen patchouli and incense, which not only finish the scent off on a deeper earthly note, adds a dimension that makes this scent suitable closer to winter months as well.
The Acqua Di Gio boasts an all-day wear time, lasting up to 16 hours. If you are looking for some of the best perfumes for men that last long, this right here is the topper.
|Head Notes||Bergamot, Aquatic Notes|
|Heart Notes||Geranium, Sage, Rosemary|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Incense|
|Longevity||Up to 16 hours|
3. Prada L’Homme Eau De Toilette Spray, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
Prada L’Homme is one of those rare men’s perfumes that are quite simply flawless. With a well-blended composition, all of its notes work harmoniously, making this a classic scent that is one of the best men’s perfume for daily use.
L’Homme brings clean and crisp notes to the palate. Opening on floral notes of neroli with saccharine hints of carrot seeds, the top notes of the scent draw depth from cardamom and a slight hint of pepper. The head notes shape the fragrance in a more floral direction, with iris and violet taking the front seat as geranium and mate support. Deepening the base notes into earthy and woodsy dimensions, cedar, amber, sandalwood and patchouli dance to a tune that is perfect for the springtime.
This combination makes L’Homme a versatile and one of those scents that you can wear in the office, at parties or for a date on a warm July night. This is one of the best men’s perfume for humid weather and will keep you smelling fresh for up to 8 hours even when the heat begins to get the better of you.
|Head Notes||Black Pepper, Carrot Seeds, Cardomom and Neroli|
|Heart Notes||Iris, Violet, Geranium and Mate|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Amber, Cedar and Sandalwood|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
4. MONTBLANC Legend Spirit Eau de Toilette, 3.3 Fl Oz
The MONTBlanc Legend Eau de Toilette, drawing from multiple aromatic and citrus notes, is essentially a fougère of fruity scents with aquatic notes perfect for the summer.
Top notes of verbena and bergamot open the scent to a zesty start as lavender and fruity pineapple join the chorus. Heart notes of Geranium, apple, rose and oakmoss shapes the body of the fragrance, making it smell like freshly-mown hay. The fresh aquatic notes begin to jump in, refreshing the palate. Base notes of sandalwood and tonka bean finish the scent off with a sweet woodsy flavor. The harmonious combination is reminiscent of a gentlemanly candor that wears well in a formal setting and adds depth to your personality for every encounter.
Its perfect combination of sweet, crisp and woodiness makes it one of the best men’s cologne for summer and spring.
|Head Notes||Verbana, Bergamot, Lavendar, Pineapple Leaf|
|Heart Notes||Rose, Apple, Oakmoss, Geranium|
|Base Notes||Sandal wood, Tonka Bean|
|Longevity||Up to 6 hours|
5. Acqua Di Gio By GA
One more in Armani’s Acqua range, Acqua Di Gio is another one of the best men’s cologne for summer this year. With top notes of zesty citrus working in congruence with jasmine, Acqua opens sweet and ozonic like many of the summer staples. The rosemary in the top note leads a smooth transition into the middle notes, opening up the salty oceanic notes which are the heart of this scent. The rock rose in the base note provides a musky dry down while patchouli and cedar marry into a warm settling fragrance.
This premier combination makes Acqua Di Gio a favourite for not just summer, but winter as well, and this fragrance could be an all-rounder star if you want something that lasts you all year. With the longevity of 6 hours, it would however require a quick fresh up in the colder seasons.
|Head Notes||Jasmine, Citrus and Rosemary|
|Heart Notes||Persimmon fruits and Marine|
|Base Notes||Cedar, White Musk, Patchouli and Rock Rose|
|Longevity||Up to 6 hours|
6. Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
Sauvage by Christian Dior is one of the bolder fragrances in its range. Opening on notes of fresh mint, zesty bergamot and warm pepper, the first burst of this men’s fragrance are sharp and brave, yet perfectly balanced. Aromatic notes of lavender, geranium and patchouli emerge as the top notes begin to wear off and ground the scent into a summery floral. The base note draws from a musky and fresh sea-breeze ambergris with labdanum to round the scent off, with the cedar note giving the scent a woodsy finale.
All over, warmth and humidity of a mid-July night in the southeast let its boldness and sharpness take a center seat and Sauvage’s best qualities emerge. Ideal for a casual summer evening of holiday and adventure, Sauvage is one of the best men’s perfume for hot weather.
|Head Notes||Fresh mint, Bergamot, Pepper|
|Heart Notes||Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli, Vanilla,|
|Base Notes||Musk, Ambergis, Labdanum,|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
7. Calvin Klein euphoria for Men Eau de Toilette, 3.4 Fl Oz
Calvin Klein Euphoria is a well-rounded scent grounded firmly in its woodsy notes. It makes heads turn with it uber-masculine potential, with just the right hint of spice and bloom. Head notes of rain accord, ginger, pepper and sudachi transport you to a pouring afternoon where you want to keep the windows open and let the sound of the rain engulf you as you sip a zesty, spicy drink. Spicier and woodsy heart notes transform the scent into its characteristic fragrance that it is loved for. By the time the base notes of suede, amber and redwood emerge, Euphoria has already won you over and gotten you uncountable compliments.
Euphoria works wonderfully in springtime, heralding the beginning of summer months, and is a popular choice for summer 2020.
|Head Notes||Ginger, Pepper, Sudachi, Rain Accord|
|Heart Notes||Sage, Black basil, Cedar leaf|
|Base Notes||Amber, Brazilian redwood, Patchouli, Suede|
|Longevity||Up to 5 hours|
8. English Laundry Arrogant Eau de Toilette
English Laundry Arrogant is a scent that can remind you of yesteryears when things were simpler, yet beautiful. A classic clean and powdery fragrance, Arrogant comes with a hint of musk that makes it a simple yet refreshing fragrance. Cedarwood and bergamot open on the top as the scent transport you back. Heart notes of lavender and coriander merge with the base notes of sandalwood, musk and amber, bubbling to the surface in a fresh and foamy aroma.
Laundry Arrogant is another men’s cologne that works year-round, but its bubbly effervescence secures it firmly in the spring-summer picks. It also helps that the perfume lasts for up to 10 hours, and can be worn throughout the day without a refresh.
|Head Notes||Bergamot, Cedarwood|
|Heart Notes||Lavender, Coriander|
|Base Notes||Sandalwood, Amber, Musk|
|Longevity||Up to 10 hours|
9. Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
The Prada Luna Rossa is a breath of fresh air in a bottle! The fragrance opens with citrus, but the star of the show is introduced right after -lavender. Throughout the life of this summer fragrance, lavender emerges to anchor this as a blooming fragrance. As the middle and base notes emerge, fresh spearmint, clary sage and ambroxan provide more dimension to the scent, but its lavender essence continues to shine through and projects well into the evening.
Lasting up to 8 hours on a sultry day, Prada Luna Rossa is another men’s perfume best for humid weather. It can be worn both formally and casually for all your summer needs.
|Head Notes||Lavender, Orange|
|Heart Notes||Clay sage, Spearmint|
|Base Notes||Ambroxan, Ambrette|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
10. Burberry men’s classic eau de toilette
Burberry men’s classic is a fresh fougère scent, its sweetness making it suitable for summer wear. With a multitude of notes synchronizing in perfect harmony, the Burberry Men’s has a lot to offer for the hot and humid weather. With more top and heart notes than base, this fragrance opens upliftingly, and settles down into a smooth classic, as the name suggests.
The top is a combination of different fruity notes. You can pick up black currants, green apple, zesty bergamot and hearty peach, complemented by floral tones of tagete and marigold. In the first application, the fragrance anchors itself as a summer staple. The heart emerges with more floral and earthen vibes, drawing from jasmine, sandalwood, cedar, moss, lavender, and mint. The mint adds a fresh punch, making this your own spring in a bottle.
The musk base grounds the scent into a masculine signature, as the sweetness is maintained by notes of vanilla and tonka. A traditional fougère at its core, this classic is sparkly and fruity and makes you feel fresh and summer-ready.
Wearing for up to 7 hours, and even more with a light refresh, Burberry men’s classic is a phenomenal men’s cologne for hot weather.
|Head Notes||Green apple, Black currant, Tagete, Marigold, Peach and Bergamot|
|Heart Notes||Jasmine, Cedar, Sandalwood, Moss, Mint, Lavender and Lime|
|Base Notes||Musk, Tonka bean and Vanilla|
|Longevity||Up to 7 hours|
Our picks are the stars of summer 2020, and deserve a place on your shelf this season. There is plenty to choose from, varying from fruity, to aquatic, to cool green notes, all of which work spectacularly with summer vibes. You can also take a look at these budget-friendly colognes for men that are amazing and popular. You can go bold with the loud flavors for a summer vacation, stick to the classics for work and home, or mix it up for a midsummer surprise. So which of these is going to be your staple this summer?