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Best spring fragrances

14 Best Spring Fragrances and Colognes for Men

The flowers are blossoming, the days are longer, and the temperature is heating up, which can only mean one thing — spring is here! With the arrival of spring, it’s not only time to update your wardrobe, but it’s also time to rejuvenate your fragrance collection. We’re talking fresh, revitalizing spring scents – think citrus, floral, and spicy balanced by earthy notes. Our list of the best spring fragrances for men will help inspire your next purchase.

Related: Looking for more seasonal fragrances? Check out more of our favourites right here.

How Man of Many Chose this List of Spring Fragrances

When it comes to our list of the best spring fragrances and colognes money can buy, it goes without saying, that expertise is key. While Man of Many has had the chance to test every fragrance on this list (often thanks to their friends in the industry), they’ve also turned to the wider public for their overall ratings. Man of Many’s lists takes into account three major perspectives to determine the overall rating. In addition to their own opinions, they take into account reviews via perfume forum Fragrantica and the Australian retailers Myer and Chemist Warehouse. They then collate the information together and measure the best spring fragrances and colognes for men via overall scent profile, reader ratings and commercial availability.

Best Spring Fragrances at a Glance

How to Choose the Best Spring Colognes

Say goodbye to your favourite winter colognes because it’s time to turn up the heat a little as the weather becomes balmier and the floral scents of nature ramp up. When it comes to choosing the best spring colognes you’ll want to steer in the direction of mother nature with floral scents back by citrus undertones with the likes of grapefruit and tangerine. Balancing these fresh citrus undertones will be the challenge but our selection below presents this as a strength with sandalwood and sage being the predominant force across the selection. Choosing the best Spring cologne is as easy as picking from any one of the curated choices below.

Best Spring Fragrances and Colognes for Men

Best spring fragrances eidesis by aesop

Image: Eidesis by Aesop | Aesop

1. Eidesis by Aesop

One of the newer fragrances to make the list (launching this September!), remain a step ahead with Eidesis, a unique unisex fragrance no different to the rest of Aesop’s luxurious, boujee catalogue. The latest addition encapsulates the essence of all of Aseops scents with a warm, woody base balanced with iridescent florals.

Launched: 2022
Top notes: Petitgrain, black pepper, aquatic
Middle notes: Frankincense, cumin
Base notes: Cedar, sandalwood
Price: from $220 AUD

Buy it here (Aesop) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (Adore Beauty)

Best spring fragrances lhomme a la rose by maison francis kurkdjian

Image: L’Homme A la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian | Maison Francis Kurkdjian

2. L’Homme A la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian is no stranger when it comes to the best spring colognes, known for its impressive collection of masculine, fresh scents. L’Homme À la rose blends intensely fresh green notes of grapefruit with the essence of Damascena rose, giving way to woody tones that create the perfect sensual undertone.

Launched: 2020
Top notes: May Rose, Damask Rose, Grapefruit
Middle notes: Sage, Spanish Labdanum
Base notes: Amberwood
Price: from $268 AUD

Buy it here (Francis Kurkdjian) Buy it here (Selfridges) Buy it here (Mecca)

Best spring fragrances baie 19 by le labo

Image: Baie 19 by Le Labo | Le Labo

3. Baie 19 by Le Labo

Le Labo is our go-to for timeless, unisex fragrances, and the same goes when we’re on the lookout for spring scents to add to our fragrance collection. Baie 19 has crisp notes reminiscent of nature, rainforests and a dip in the ocean. We put this down to the dry juniper berry, patchouli and green leaves that make Baie 9.

Launched: 2019
Top notes: Patchouli, Juniper Berries
Middle notes: Musk, Green Leaves
Base notes: Ozonic notes, Ambroxan
Price: from $135 AUD

Buy it here (Le Labo) Buy it here (Selfridges) Buy it here (Mecca)

Best spring fragrances beau de jour by tom ford

Image: Beau De Jour by Tom Ford | Tom Ford

4. Beau De Jour by Tom Ford

Nothing screams spring quite like lavender, and this fragrance by Tom Ford is the quintessential lavender-infused scent for the modern man. The floral notes are contrasted with leather-like oakmoss, creating an intriguing masculine intensity. Tom Ford is all about the cool, daring modern man, and we love the way this fragrance epitomises that to a tee.

Launched: 2019
Top notes: Lavender, Lavender Extract
Middle notes: Oakmoss, Rosemary, Mint, Basil, Geranium
Base notes: Patchouli, Amber
Price: from $150 AUD

Buy it here (Tom Ford) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (David Jones)

Best spring fragrances blu mediterraneo arancia by acqua di parma

Image: Blu Mediterraneo Arancia by Acqua di Parma | Acqua di Parma

5. Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri by Acqua di Parma

For the best spring cologne designed to transport you straight to a tropical island, we can’t go past Blu Mediterraneo Arancia by Acqua di Parma. The fruity fragrance boasts signature scents of orange, mandarin, and lemon essential oils of Capri, providing a fresh, aromatic scent perfect for any spring day, or, for the days you want it to feel like spring.

Launched: 1999
Top notes: Orange, Sicilian Mandarin, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle notes: Petitgrain, Cardamom
Base notes: Caramel, Musk
Price: from $178 AUD

Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (David Jones)

Best spring fragrances dior homme by dior

Image: Dior Homme by Dior | Dior

6. Dior Homme by Dior

Indulge in this unique, powdery iris and woody scent during the spring months. Aimed at redefining masculine sensuality, the fragrance balances woody, warm and sensual notes with spicy aromas for a perfectly masculine fresh scent. A cult brand when it comes to men’s fragrances, this new addition from Dior is no exception.

Launched: 2020
Top notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, elemi
Middle notes: Cashmere Wood, Atlas Cedar, Patchouli
Base notes: Iso E Super, Haitian Vetiver, White Musk
Price: from $118 AUD

Buy it here (Dior) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

Best spring fragrances acqua di gio by giorgio armani

Image: Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani | Giorgio Armani

7. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

One of the longest-running spring scents to make the list, there’s a reason why Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani has been a popular choice among men since 1996. The scent features sweet and salty notes of seawater, balanced out by citrus notes and subtle spices, which are softened by a woody base with a warm, musky trail.

Launched: 1996
Top notes: Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmine, Orange, Mandarin Orange, Neroli
Middle notes: Sea Notes, Jasmine, Calone, Peach, Freesia, Hyacinth, Rosemary, Cyclamen, Violet, Coriander, Nutmeg, Rose, Mignonette
Base notes: White Musk, Cedar, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Amber
Price: from $120 AUD

Buy it here (Giorgio Armani) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

Best spring fragrances platinum egoiste by chanel

Image: Platinum Egoiste by Chanel | Chanel

8. Platinum Egoiste by Chanel

Platinum Egoiste by Chanel remains one of the best spring fragrances for men almost twenty years on from its initial release – impressive, to say the least. Why do we still love it so damn much? It is a simultaneously fresh, aromatic and bold scent, thanks to its lavender and rosemary, robust clary sage and geranium, and the lingering warmth of ambery wood. Elegance and class in a bottle.

Launched: 1993
Top notes: Lavender, Rosemary, Neroli, Petitgrain
Middle notes: Geranium, Clary Sage, Galbanum, Jasmine
Base notes: Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, Amber
Price: from $110 AUD

Buy it here (Chanel) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

Neroli sauvage by creed

Image: Neroli Sauvage by Creed | Creed

9. Neroli Sauvage by Creed

For the best spring cologne for the more boujee among us, we can’t go past this delicious scent by Creed. The hero of the fragrance is the citrus, creating a sweet, sensual aroma that exudes all those feel-good spring vibes. The unisex scent offers an invigorating freshness with smooth depth.

Launched: 1994
Top notes: Bergamot, Grapefruit
Middle notes: Verbena, Neroli
Base notes: Ambergris
Price: from $300 AUD

Buy it here (Creed) Buy it here (Myer)

Sunday cologne by byredo

Image: Sunday Cologne by Byredo | Byredo

10. Sunday Cologne by Byredo

One of the best spring fragrances and colognes for men with a classic scent, Sunday Cologne is simple, aromatic and loved by men all over the world. It is both citrusy, crisp and relaxing, just like a Sunday morning. Notes include star anise, cardamom, lavender and geranium, creating a charismatic and alluring scent.

Launched: 2014
Top notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Cardamom
Middle notes: Lavender, Geranium, Incense
Base notes: Vetiver, Moss, Patchouli
Price: from $217 AUD

Buy it here (Byredo) Buy it here (Mecca) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

H24 by hermes

Image: H24 by Hermes | Hermes

11. H24 by Hermes

Not only is H24 by Hermes one of the best spring fragrances and colognes for men, but it is also the first perfume to express the contemporary man as seen by Hermès. What does this mean? It means a lively, sensual and bright perfume, stemming from the combination of sage, narcissus, rosewood and sclarene. Timeless and fresh, what more could you want during the spring months?

Launched: 2021
Top notes: Clary Sage, Narcissus
Middle notes: Palisander Rosewood
Base notes: Sclarene
Price: from $180

Buy it here (Hermes) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (David Jones)

Lenvol de cartier by cartier

Image: L’envol de Cartier by Cartier | Cartier

12. L’envol de Cartier by Cartier

This powerful fragrance conveys an ability to reveal new, never experienced sensations. Cultivating a renewed sense of spirit for men, L’envol de Cartier brings a soaring vibrant scent. Taking from lush woody nectars and refined notes of musk, Cartier’s ravishing cologne is imbued with vitality. The elegant design includes a capsule with a detachable dome showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship and glasswork Cartier prioritises. Launched in the summer of 2016, L’envol de Cartier continues to bring an exuberant scent to customers. Inspired by mead, the cured wine that was said to be the nectar of the gods, Cartier brings nothing short of extravagant to their colognes.

Launched: 2016
Top notes: Lavender, Artemisia and Sage.
Middle notes: Violet Leaf and Pepper.
Base notes: Honey, iris, Guaiac Wood, Musk, Patchouli, Amberwood, Cedar and Vetiver.
Price: from $100 AUD

Buy it here (Cartier) Buy it here (David Jones)

Mr burberry by burberry

Image: Mr. Burberry by Burberry | Burberry

13. Mr. Burberry by Burberry

Recalling generations of tradition among British perfumery, Mr. Burberry continues to be a classic scent of infused herbal senses. The Burberry scent is the pinnacle of distinguished colognes, an archetype that has inspired so many famous fragrances. The structure has been totally remodelled and remastered to introduce a radically contemporary creation in its proportions and ingredients. Keeping in mind the previous eau de parfums from the brand, Mr. Burberry is designed to be more intense and sensual than past versions. Enveloping the customer in crafted notes of grapefruit and seductive vetiver, the unexpected combination makes for a bold statement.

Launched: 2016
Top notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom, Tarragon and Mint.
Middle notes: Cedar, Birch Leaf, Nutmeg and Lavender.
Base notes: Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, Amberwood, Benzoin and Oakmoss.
Price: from $80 AUD

Buy it here (Burberry) Buy it here (Myer) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

Icon racing by dunhill

Image: Icon Racing by Dunhill | Dunhill

14. Icon Racing by Dunhill

Dunhill captures the thrill and excitement surrounding British racing. Based on juicy grapefruit, and recurring notes of bergamot the cologne has a complex and striking body. Accompanied with hints of earthy musk Icon Racing is a perfect companion on a relaxing outing in the sun. The woody and aromatic fragrance are housed in a unique textured bottle. Built-in a deep shade of green, the bottle’s design recalls the vibrant greenery surrounding the racetrack.

Launched: 2017
Top notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom and Bergamot.
Middle notes: Orange Blossom, Lavender and Pepper.
Base notes: Musk, Guaiac Wood and Vetiver.
Price: from $70 AUD

Buy it here (Dunhill) Buy it here (Chemist Warehouse)

General FAQs

What is the best affordable spring cologne for men?

The best affordable spring cologne for men is Platinum Egoiste by Chanel.

What should you look for in a spring cologne for men?

Look for fresh, crisp flavours and fruity, citrus notes.

When is the best time to start wearing spring fragrances?

The best time to start wearing spring fragrances is in September.

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CONTRIBUTOR

Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, various leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.