Aimee O'Keefe
9 Best Solid Colognes for Men | Man of Many
When it comes to Man of Many’s list of the best solid colognes money can buy, it goes without saying, that expertise is key. While they’ve had the chance to test every cologne 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 and measure the best men’s colognes via overall scent profile, reader ratings and commercial availability.
How Man of Many Chose This List of Solid Colognes
Best Solid Colognes for Men at a Glance
This delicious scent from Diptyque is one of the best solid colognes for men, managing to capture the essence of the Orphéon’s original composition. We love the subtleness of the scent, with a warm, woody, floral undertone that is combined with wisps of tobacco, giving it a spicy kick.
1. Orpheon by Diptyque
The signature Santal 33 scent has been reimagined to create a solid perfume for men that is long-wearing and just as recognisable as the liquid scent we all know and love. You can expect all the same powdery, wooden flavours, the wax form spiked with cardamom, iris, Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather and musk. It’s the perfect solid perfume to take with you when you’re on the go.
2. Santal 33 Perfume Solid by Le Labo
Add this to your pulse points and prepare to be asked “what are you wearing?” every time you walk out the door. La Chapelle is one of the best solid colognes for men that prides itself on its simplicity – only using five ingredients including sweet almond and coconut oil, evoking memories of snuffed candles and the creaking of old wood in a small chapel in the South of France.
3. La Chapelle by Maison Balzac
If anyone knows how to do men’s solid cologne and do it well, it’s these guys. Their signature scent, hash, is simultaneously sweet and smoky, with notes of cannabis and rose infused at the heart. The result is a unique, innovative scent that you have to try before you make a judgment.
4. Hash by Solid State
This is one of the best solid colognes for men if you’re looking for something nice and fresh. Initially released as a limited reserve offering, the Madagascan Geranium, Oakmoss and freshwater scent is so good it has earned a permanent position in Fulton & Roark’s fragrance collection. It also comes in a cool, flick-able case, for seriously easy application.
5. Clearwater by Fulton and Roark
A concentrated cologne balm that doesn’t mess around, Bourbon by Duke Cannon is the scent for the modern man. With a woodsy, oak barrel scent inspired by the rack houses in the Buffalo Trace Distillery, is also made with natural and organic ingredients. You really can’t go wrong if you’re a bourbon-loving man – e.g. you’re a Man of Many reader.
6. Bourbon by Duke Cannon
Not your typical men’s solid cologne, Theo is a delicious scent that comes in a roll-on bottle. Different to your deodorant, however, is the indulgent woody tones and subtle sweetness that it radiates, balanced with crisp neroli and bergamot to perfectly capture the fresh, crisp goodness of an alpine wilderness somewhere far, far away.
7. Theo by Theo and Amelia
It’s not only big brands bringing out solid colognes, with some of the best solid colognes for men heralding from small businesses. Enter Outlaw, who makes products for adventurous people across the globe, like this solid cologne for the true cowboy, or cowgirl. Notes include leather, gunpowder, sandalwood, and sagebrush, just like what you’d find in the deep west of the USA.
8. Blazing Saddles by Outlaw
Looking for a spicy, musky scent that is as seductive as it is unique? Look no further than Fine Solid Cologne by Mr. Gladstone. Made from all-natural ingredients and only available in a convenient solid form, scent notes include mandarin, vanilla, amber, musk, and white clover honey.
9. Fine Solid Cologne by Mr. Gladstone
More like a scented balm than a liquid perfume, solid colognes are colognes that come in a solid state rather than your usual Eau de perfume, eau de toilette and eau de cologne, if you want to get fancy. The same ingredients are used, but the scent is mixed in most commonly, a wax base, that is melted, giving it that solid state.
What Are Solid Colognes?
To use your solid cologne, think of it as a balm. In saying that, dip your fingers into the wax cologne and rub a small amount between your fingers before dabbing it onto pulse points. The delicious aroma will emerge as it warms up on your skin.
How To Use Solid Cologne
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