The right dress and right hairstyle are just not enough for a perfect look. When you step in your class room the first thing that people peep into is body odor and having the right fragrance is really important for one to leave his best impression. The college girls always like to get close to guys who smell nice and sexy. The perfect body fragrance can give you confidence and allow to be more open to your thoughts. So always choose the right perfume to stay positive in college.
Do you have any issues with your body odor and see people avoiding you because of that? This happens generally with people in college and schools because they are indulged in a lot of physical activities which makes them sweat a lot. So in such situations, the right perfume can land up being your best friend. As it can keep you active, fresh, and confident.
College friendly fragrance
A college boy cologne should be college-friendly! It has to be of a sporty type sexy, versatile, nice and cool smelling, long-lasting with good sillage, little flowery, and citrusy. It should not be overpowering which can irritate the whole class. You should not smell more than your age. The choice of your cologne represents your personality so you have to be very careful in choosing fragrances for college.
It would be quite a challenge to pick up the right cologne from thousands of different products. To help you choose the best fragrance for college boys, I have handpicked some of the best fragrances which will suit the college boys’ lifestyle.
Top 10 college friendly perfume for boys
1. Nautica Voyage
Nautica Voyage is a fresh and salty fragrance for boys that carries romantic scents. It is a fragrance for active and romantic college students who live by his own rule. It was launched in the year 2006 and the nose behind this beautiful perfume is Maurice Roucel. The top notes are green leaves and green apple. In the heart, notes are mimosa and lotus. The base notes are amber, musk, oakmoss, and cedar.
Nautica Voyage is one of the most recommended fragrances in the fragrance world due to its creative composition and a good price. It is a very solid summer aquatic. A little bit blue, and a little bit green. It opens with a short-lived alcohol note, which is gone after a few seconds. Then an artificial salty sea vibe is introduced together with some green touch and gentle fruit salad apple and melon combo. A bit powdery, but minimalistic and introverted. The base of the Nautica Voyage is very light, made of soft woodsy and musk notes. The whole composition is very nicely put together.
2. Club de Nuit Intense by Armaf
If you want to smell luxurious and cool when sitting next to ladies this is the perfect fragrance for you. Club de Nuit Intense was launched in the year 2015. It is a Woody Spicy fragrance for college boys. The top notes are lemon, black currant, apple, bergamot, and pineapple. In the heart, notes are rose, jasmine, and birch. The base notes are ambergris, vanilla, patchouli, and musk. It is a true substitute for the expensive Creed Aventus. It is really a good performer, lasting almost 12 hours. Club de Nuit Intense is quite a versatile fragrance for office going gents and college students.
If you love Creed Aventus you will surely love this perfume. It is a much cheaper alternative and worth every penny especially if you like compliments from women of all ages. You can wear it any time of the day and seasons. The main accords are citrus, leather, fruity, smoky, and green. Club de Nuit Intense is the best long-lasting affordable perfume for men.
3. Adidas Victory League
Adidas Victory League was launched in the year 2006. It is an oriental woody fragrance perfect for college boys. The fragrance features lavender, vanilla, musk, cinnamon, basil, cedar, pear, and bergamot. It is a cheap scent with a great smell. You will just love it! It is a mild and inoffensive, yes, it does kind of smell synthetic, but it is a good synthetic. Adidas Victory League has average longevity and sillage. If you are a student and haven’ the biggest budget for fragrances, here you are, look no further.
Adidas Victory League is a really well-rounded perfume for college boys. You will be pleasantly surprised by this fragrance bottle. It is perfect for the gym and other outdoor sports activities. It can also work on the coldest winter day and the indoor summer days. The main accords are vanilla, fresh spices, cinnamon, sweet, fruity, and warm spicy.
4. Azzaro Pour Homme
Azzaro Pour Homme was launched in the year 1978. It is one of the most popular cologne among young adults. It is an aromatic fouler fragrance for men. The famous Azzaro Pour Homme was created by Richard Wirtz and Gerard Anthony. The top notes are caraway, iris, lavender, clary sage, basil, anise, bergamot, and lemon. In the heart, notes are sandalwood, juniper berries, patchouli, vetiver, cedar, and cardamom. The base notes are leather, Tonka bean, amber, musk, and oakmoss.
This fragrance is an absolute must for students and college-going guys. Azzaro Pour Homme is the pinnacle of classic masculinity. The longevity is about 7 to 10 hours with an amazing sillage. It is best suited for office wear and casual outing with friends and family. Azzaro is a benchmark in men’s fragrance. It is apart of the beginner’s guide of men’s cologne. Honestly, for a scent that was released in 1978, it really doesn’t smell dated at all! A classic scent for a very sophisticated young gentleman.
5. Davidoff Cool Water
Davidoff Cool Water is sharp, fresh, and very masculine. It was launched in the year 1988. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Bourdon. The top notes are seawater, mint, green notes, lavender, coriander, rosemary, and calone. In the heart, notes are sandalwood, jasmine, neroli, and geranium. The base notes are musk, oakmoss, cedar, tobacco, and amber.
Davidoff Cool Water is the best selling beast of a men’s cologne. It is very cool and aquatic, versatile and suits virtually all types of situations and climates. Cool Water is a classic and 99% of people will likely recognize the scent straight away. The sillage is good and the longevity is above average. If you are looking for a fragrance for your college boyfriend, this is it! It is a perfect gift for your brother, boyfriend, or friends.
6. Versace Pour Homme
It is an aromatic fougere fragrance that is perfect for a young man. It was launched in the year 2008, created by Alberto Morillas. The top notes are lemon, neroli, bergamot, and rose de mai. In the heart, notes are hyacinth, clary sage, cedar, and geranium. The base notes are musk, tonka bean, and amber. The popularity of this fragrance speaks for itself. This is a universal scent like the Cool Water above. It is great for any occasion! You will definitely get noticed in positive ways while wearing this cologne.
From all the Versace colognes I have smelled, this one is my favorite. Guys between 17-35 will do well with this fragrance, but anyone can get away with it, to be honest. The longevity and sillage are good but not excellent. The main accords of Versace Pour Homme are citrus, aromatic, fresh spicy, green, and floral. It is one of the best fragrances for college boys.
7. Eternity by Calvin Klein
It was launched in the year 1990. The nose behind this beautiful fragrance is Carlos Benaim. Eternity is one of the best scents from the Calvin Klein line of colognes. The top notes are lavender, mandarin orange, bergamot, lemon. In the heart, notes are coriander, lily, orange blossom, juniper berries, basil, jasmine, sage, lily of the valley, geranium. The base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, Brazilian rosewood, and vetiver. Eternity is one of the most iconic representations of the fresh soapy style from the late ’80s and early ’90s of male fragrances. It is sporty, soapy, cozy, romantic, and sexy at the same time.
It is truly a timeless masterpiece. Eternity is very masculine even with all the flowers that compose it. It lasts about 7 hours on my skin but it depends on skin to skin. The sillage is very good if you love a fragrance that smells not so boyish this one is just for you. The main accords are aromatic, fresh spicy, citrus, woody, floral, and herbal.
8. London Burberry for men
It was launched in the year 2006. The nose behind this beautiful fragrance was Antonie Maisondieu. It is an oriental spicy fragrance for young gentlemen. The top notes are lavender, bergamot, and cinnamon. In the heart, notes are mimosa and leather. The base notes are opoponax, tobacco leaf, guaiac wood, and oakmoss. The performance and longevity are moderate. It is a unique scent, leans more to a night out, events, and holiday season.
The main accords are tobacco, sweet, cinnamon, woody, warm spicy, and leather. It is sweet but sophisticated at the same time. Not that loud synthetic sweetness you will get with other fragrances. Cinnamon, tobacco, and opoponax make it smell so good.
Note: Longevity and sillage of perfume depend on person skin to skin. Body chemistry has everything to do with fragrance.
9. Polo Blue Ralph Lauren
Polo Blue was launched in the year 2003. It was created by Carlos Benaim and Christophe Laudamiel. It is an aromatic fougere fragrance for men. The top notes are melon, mandarin orange, and cucumber. In the heart, notes are basil, sage, and geranium. The base notes are suede, woodsy notes, and musk. Polo Blue is one of the best versatile fragrances for college students who couldn’t afford different types of cologne for each and every occasion.
Blue is an overall crowd-pleaser, which will not offend anyone and will always keep you smelling good, as it’s not overly sweet and fruity or just one-dimensionally “fresh”, but balanced quite well. For me personally, it is among the best of the Polo colognes (besides the Blue EDP) and a true modern classic, the definition of casual freshness and elegance, though it will be a bit too preppy for some. You can honestly wear this any time of the day, any weather, work, college, gym, everything.
10. Christian Dior Sauvage
This perfume is on the expensive side but it’s worth the price. Sauvage by Christian Dior was launched in the year 2015. The nose behind this beautiful perfume is Francois Demachy. The fragrance is fresh, raw, and noble at the same time. The top notes are pepper and Calabrian bergamot. In the heart, notes are geranium, lavender, Sichuan pepper, elemi, pink pepper, vetiver, and patchouli. The base notes are cedar, labdanum, and ambroxan. The longevity and sillage are pretty good.
Dior Sauvage is a fresh spicy aromatic fragrance for men. Sauvage is powerful! It’s quite a masculine scent and yet it’s refined and sophisticated with a more spicy/peppery fresh vibe, rather than a musky woody style of masculine fragrance. It’s really, really inviting. I would say it’s perfect for those calming spring days and nights without being overpowering. This is a beautiful inviting smell. It is masculine and pleasing, you can’t go wrong with it.
It is always good to have at least one cologne in your dressing table or student locker. The right fragrance can give you confidence and help you with your moods. If you want to stay unique from the rest of the class choose one of the colognes above. You can never go wrong with Nautica Voyage, Davidoff Cool Water, Dior Sauvage, and Azzaro Pour Homme.
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I have very limited knowledge of men’s fashion! Now I know what to gift my brother 🙂
Glorious Heights says
Oh nice post .. I love CK , polo and Burberry scents .. I would love to try others too.
If possible pls do make a list for ladies top fragrances too
Jackline A says
Love your list. My husband has been out of college for a while but i am sure he would enjoy some of your recommendations.
Thank you for sharing. Should tell husband try some of those.
Bindu Thomas says
My son is a long time away from college, but I can sure try some of these for my husband. 😉
Happy New Year!
Mallory Bohling says
Great compilation of cologne choices with cost of product in mind.
Cruelty free products are the way to go, I’m sure these leading perfume brands will make a paradigm shift soon. Good compilation, they’d make great gifts for young boys 🙂
Zoe Gumm says
Ah I love so many of these! I just wish they wouldn’t test on animals 🙁
My husband wears Nautica Voyage, it smells so good! I haven’t seen the other ones. I may have to branch out and buy him a new scent.
Great list of colognes for college boys. I would have never known that there were so many different types.
Love this! I never know what to get my brother. These are great gifts.
A fragrance is a part of our identity and tells a lot about us to other people. My favourite is Chanel No 5, though this is probably not in the budget of a college student, it’s a classic fragrance.
Ashli Ferguson says
Polo by RL is such a good smell!! I love that one!