Five Citrus Colognes To Add To Your Fragrance Wardrobe Today

Sometimes we just need a scent that’s incredibly versatile, regardless of the season or occasion. If you haven’t found your signature fragrance yet, you’ve come to the right place to discover the best citrus colognes for men. “Uplifting”, “fresh” and “clean” are some of the attributes that come to the fore when you catch a whiff of a citrus fragrance. The right one can work day or night, casual or formal – an all-rounder that’s definitely pleasing to the nose. While citrus colognes for men are mostly suitable for summer days, they’re actually uplifting enough for all-year wear. Here, we’ve compiled a list of versatile designer colognes to add some zest to your fragrance wardrobe.

What is a citrus cologne?

Citrus-based fragrances have the scent profile of zesty and juicy aromas. Among the best-known notes of this olfactory family are grapefruit and lemon, as well as citrusy raw materials like lemongrass, verbena and bergamot. These notes are the most popular in men’s fragrances because they’re bright, refreshing and extremely versatile. 

Five citrus colognes to shop now

Montblanc Explorer Ultra Blue is inspired by the blue of the sky, seas and ice-covered mountains. This citrus scent contains luminous leading notes of zesty Italian bergamot. The marine accord is the beating heart of the fragrance and an earthy base note of patchouli, combined with refined woods, will really smell great on everyone. 

Acqua Di Gio is one of the most iconic aquatic-citrus fragrances for men. This classic cologne opens with bergamot, mandarin orange and neroli, then gradually grows richer with notes of rosemary, jasmine and Indonesian patchouli. This scent is as timeless as a crisp white shirt. Add this one to your collection – you won’t regret it. 

Tom Ford perfectly captures the refreshing breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera in this fragrance. The uplifting notes of Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot and Sicilian lemon give this cologne a magical citrusy scent. You’ll want to wear it every day. 

This clean, green, citrus fragrance by Calvin Klein is a solid starter scent. Calvin Klein Everyone combines crisp citrus with a gentle tea note to create an uplifting choice for those who like their cologne fresh and light. It’s more than a play-it-safe scent – wear it to the gym or a night out.

If it’s an aquatic cologne that you’re after, turn your nose to this citrus eau de parfum from David Beckham; Infinite Aqua. At first, citrusy green notes of lemon and fig blend with an aquatic ocean breeze accord. The heart of lavender and waterlily add a splash of masculine floral radiance. The scent then evolves into a woody-mossy base that’s sure to lift your mood.

What are your favourite notes in a cologne? Let us know in the comments!


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