Best Men’s Colognes For Spring: Top 5 Fragrances For Men For Valentine’s Day & Onwards

Best Men’s Colognes For Spring: Top 5 Fragrances For Men For Valentine’s Day & Onwards2018-03-21T13:22:25+00:00
Best Men's Spring Colognes & Fragrances

Sometimes us men don’t just want the best all-year cologne but a fragrance best suited to a particular season. With the plethora of fragrance families to choose from, this is an easy way to optimise your personal fragrance collection.

By choosing something specifically for springtime, you will embody the season’s climate and mood. Both men who wear spring fragrances and their entourage reap the benefits of this strategic application.

Therefore, using out extensive fragrance reviews as a basis, we have assembled our favourite men’s colognes to buy for the spring season. However, how do we even identify a spring cologne? Head below to learn this after discovering our selection of the Top 5 Spring Colognes for men.

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Top 5 Best Spring Colognes

  1. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
  2. Pour Un Homme de Caron
  3. Bleu de Chanel
  4. Dior Sauvage
  5. Creed Aventus

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1. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme [Best Long-Lasting Spring Fragrance]

Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Packaging and Bottle by Oak Stump and Moss
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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Aromatic Fougère
  • Seasonality: Spring
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 5/5
  • Best Price: $33 for 100 ml [Buy Now]

Why Is It Good For Spring?

Offering a green composition of fresh aromatic herbs, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme offers a vivid experience. From rosemary, lavender and rosewood to oak moss and honey, you’ll feel an authentic yet masculine essence of springtime throughout the dry-down.

Read More: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Review.

Seasonality

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Rosemary, Sage, Rosewood
  • Heart: Lavender, Geranium, Tonka Bean
  • Base: Oak Moss, Honey, Labdanum

2. Pour Un Homme De Caron [Best Classic Spring Fragrance]

Pour Un Homme de Caron Cologne Sky Background
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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Aromatic Fougère
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 3/5
  • Best Price: $125 for 125 ml [Buy Now]

Why Is It Good For Spring?

With bergamot featured in the lavender and rosemary head, Caron is a lighthearted alternative. Whilst the sage adds an aromatic element, the lavender and vanilla accord is reminiscent of a warm spring evening. Finally, oak moss and tonka bean in the base create the imagery of freshly cut grass.

Read More: Pour Un Homme de Caron Review.

Seasonality

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary
  • Heart: Vanilla, Sage, Sandalwood
  • Base: Oak Moss, Tonka Bean, Amber

3. Bleu de Chanel [Best Designer Spring Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Aromatic
  • Seasonality: Spring
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Best Price: $145 for 100 ml [Buy Now]

Why Is It Good For Spring?

Firstly, Bleu de Chanel is defined by its bittersweet citrus head against red pepper and mint. With the added jasmine, ginger and lavender in the heart, it soon creates tangible spring imagery. Patchouli in the base adds a sweet scent similar to wet soil, which evokes a forest after the rain with the sandalwood.

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Seasonality

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Grapefruit, Lemon, Red Pepper, Mint
  • Heart: Jasmine, Nutmeg, Ginger, Lavender
  • Base: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Labdanum

4. Dior Sauvage [Best Contemporary Spring Fragrance]

Dior Sauvage Bottle In The Snow
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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Aromatic Fougère
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Best Price: $110 for 100 ml [Buy Now]

Why Is It Good For Spring?

With its heavy accent on pepper that contrasts against mint and other aromatics, Sauvage evokes a fresh and spicy herb garden. Furthermore, the sharp notes are extended by geranium and lavender with a patchouli earthiness. The oceanic ambergris base is accompanied by crisp cedarwood.

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Seasonality

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Mint, Pepper
  • Heart: Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli
  • Base: Cedarwood, Ambergris, Labdanum

5. Creed Aventus [Best Transitional Spring Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Fruity Chypre
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Best Price: $290 for 50 ml [Buy Now]

Why Is It Good For Spring?

Although better known as the ideal summer fragrance, Aventus offers a spring experience with fresh fruity notes paired with a floral heart. Meanwhile, the light animalistic yet oceanic ambergris provides an aquatic experience.

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Seasonality

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Pineapple, Cassis, Apple, Bergamot
  • Heart: Rose, Jasmine, Birch, Patchouli
  • Base: Oak Moss, Vanilla, Ambergris

How Are Fragrances Associated With Seasons?

Tabac Original Eau de Cologne & FlowersAs mentioned earlier, certain fragrances can create vivid imagery that evokes a specific season. Olfactory memory is particularly powerful and the human mind is capable of associating experiences and places by smell.

Because of this, it is also able to link odours and aromas with seasons and periods of time. We build these links through our environmental experiences and memories.

Similarly, these odours and their associated memories often come with particular emotions. Usually, these can be quite strong as well as whimsically comforting, which makes us enjoy the smell even more.

With our own unique environments, such associations may vary from person to person. However, nature is a relative constant with its own unifying smells. Therefore, when perfumers are creating blends, they often work meticulously to act on these and the emotional response they provoke.

How Do You Define A Spring Fragrance?

Maurer & Wirtz 4711 Bottles Yellow FlowersBeing the season when the sun starts to shine and the flowers begin to blossom, spring is a month where life flourishes. Therefore, vibrant imagery can be created through the manipulation of such odours.

The practice has existed since the dawn of modern perfumery. However, one of the most famous examples of a springtime fragrance can be traced back to 18th-Century Germany.

Giovanni “Johann” Maria Farina was an Italian-born perfumer who is most famously known for creating the first Eau de Cologne. However, his true objective was to develop a blend that reminded him of home whilst he resided in Germany.

Although he named it Kölnisch Wasser after his new hometown, he wrote to his brother to tell him how much it reminded him of his birthplace. For Farina, it evoked an Italian spring morning. He added that he could envisage mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain.

Common Examples of Springtime Fragrance Notes

Pinaud Clubman After Shave Lotion Bottle Flowers & GrassIn many respects, the approach to spring fragrances hasn’t changed. Aromatics and floral notes are still common notes in a springtime fragrance. These can usually be found in the head and heart of a fragrance respectively.

Aromas of sage, rosemary and lavender are particularly popular choices as they’re easily recognisable and great a complementary bouquet. Meanwhile, perfumers can make use of woody aromas to draw out forestry notions.

Cedar and sandalwood are both versatile and popular choices. With their powdery evaporation, they can be used as either fresh or mellow notes.

Given that springtime is a relatively wet month, this can be replicated through smell. Patchouli has an odour that can be likened to moist soil. Therefore, pairing this can create imagery of a forest just after the rain.

Likewise, ambergris is a type of musk that originally came from whales, which can often be found in both spring and summer fragrance bases. Today, the practice is outlawed so ambroxide is used instead.

Nevertheless, it develops a fragrance that is both animalistic and oceanic, which can also be likened to pipe tobacco. Including it in a cologne can play off the notion of springtime wildlife.

What Next?

If you enjoyed our list of the best springtime fragrances, remember that we offer other guides for other seasons too! Head back to the top to see our other guides. Otherwise, we have numerous fragrance-related resources such as the following:

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2 Comments

  1. Alex July 11, 2018 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Glad to see that Aventus is not number 1 but that place is held by a classic fragrance. Great job, guys!

    • Charles-Philippe July 11, 2018 at 4:53 am - Reply

      Hi Alex,
      Absolutely, we think it’s important not to forget classic fragrances. Most lists only feature new releases but we try to make these more “all time” guides that we’ll update every now and then.
      Best,
      CP

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