From UCB to Chanel, we have made the list keeping everyone in mind.
Everyone wants to smell the best they can, every day, and to smell like freeze breeze when you step outside, it only takes a little research. As Dr. Alan R Hirsch, expert of Taste and Smell says, the way you smell or your body smell is a direct reflection of what you are. To smell good all you need is to get your hands on some of the best perfumes for men in India and they will give you the confidence to get to your goal.
Apart from smelling the best possible, it is very important to understand how to apply the perfume correctly to get the most out of it and even increase the lasting effect on the body. There are just thousands of perfumes available in the market, both expensive and pocket friendly but there are only a few which should be in your wardrobe and we will have to with just that.
We want our readers to have their peace of mind and not invest their time and energy going around sniffing perfumes and coffee beans just to find the best one out there, for that you have us, and we have made a list of top 20 best affordable perfumes for men in India with price. We have also included some of the best ouds for men who love luxury.
You will be able to find them on the traditional brick-and-mortar shops but also the virtual e-commerce websites.
Also, if you would want to know how to and how much perfume one should wear to get the best effect, jump down. We will even tell you the difference between the types of perfumes– Eau De Parfum vs Eau De Toilette vs Eau De Cologne.
Without any further delay, let us get right into the list of the 20 best long lasting perfumes for men in 2022
PS: This is not a ranking from 1-16, they are placed in a random order
|IMAGE||BEST PERFUMES FOR MEN IN INDIA||ONLINE STORE|
|Ustraa Cologne for Men- After Dark Perfume||Buy From Amazon|
|AXE Signature Gold Italian Perfume||Buy From Amazon|
|Adidas Pure Game Eau de Toilette||Buy From Amazon|
|Nike Up Or Down||Buy From Amazon|
|Fogg Scent XPRESSIO||Buy From Amazon|
|Denver Hamilton Pride||Buy From Amazon|
|Gucci Guilty Black||Buy From Amazon|
|Christian Dior Sauvage||Buy From Amazon|
|Dolce & Gabbana The One||Buy From Amazon|
|Bleu De Chanel||Buy From Amazon|
|Mr. Burberry||Buy From Amazon|
|Bvlgari Man in Black||Buy From Amazon|
|Pasha by Cartier||Buy From Flipkart|
|UCB United Dreams Aim High||Buy From Amazon|
|Titan Skinn Verge Perfume||Buy From Amazon|
|Nautica Blue||Buy From Amazon|
Which Is The 20 Best Perfumes For Men In India?
1. Ustraa Cologne for Men- After Dark Perfume
By far one of the most affordable perfumes in India for men which will be loved by your wallet and woo your girl like never before. Ustraa has taken over the Indian men’s grooming market by storm and is making from bear oils to shaving products to perfumes. This perfume, though priced very economically, is sensual and lasts very long.
The woods and musk notes which are blended together with leather and vetiver. The perfume has a Base and Heart Note of Oudh which makes it last 3 times longer than an average deodorant. You can also spray it directly on your clothes because let’s face it, not everyone wants to wear it on the skin.
A 100ml bottle of Ustraa Cologne for Men- After Dark Perfume will set you back Rs. 600 at the max.
- Long-lasting fragrance
- Great value for money
- The smell may not of everyone’s choice
2. AXE Signature Gold Italian Perfume
Axe Signature perfume is another one of the best long lasting perfumes for men in India which also happens to be one of the cheapest on our list, however, the price should not make you biased on the quality of the perfume after all it comes from the house of AXE. That’s why it is one of the best perfumes for men in India.
The AXE Signature Gold Italian Perfume is a class apart with its sophisticated and classy notes which will leave an impression by bringing out your uniqueness. The perfume consists of a rich and smooth combination of Amber wood and Sandalwood which are complimented by Red Apple, Fresh Freesia and Italian Bergamot.
An 80ml bottle of this perfume will cost you around Rs 400
- Long-lasting fragrance crafted with unique exotic
- Safe on skin
- Great value for money
- Not suitable for sweaty people
3. Adidas Pure Game Eau de Toilette
Adidas is an almost century-old firm now and has a branded range of both male and female sporting gears along with deodorants, perfumes, lotions and more. It is no wonder that a company that knows so much about sweat and hard work would know about how to smell the best outside the field.
Adidas Pure Game is one of the best budget perfumes for men which you can buy both online and via a traditional brick-and-mortar shop. This perfume has Top Notes of Basil, Pepper, Grapefruit, and Mandarin. Heart Notes of Lavender, Guaiac Wood, and Cypress.
The Base Note in this perfume is of Tonka, Incense, Tamboti, and Patchouli. People all over the globe have fallen in love with this perfume, and we believe you will too.
- Fresh spicy and a bit woody
- It has a long-lasting, signature fragrance
- Ideal for everyday purpose
- Not the best with formal attire
4. Nike Up Or Down
Another perfume from yet another sports brand. Nike’s perfumes have been known all around the globe and are considered as one of the best and so is the case in India. If you are looking for one of the best long lasting perfumes for men in India look no further. Nike Up Or Down is the one for you.
A 75ml bottle of this perfume will only set you back Rs. 850 and not an overwhelming fragrance. If you like a mild yet effective perfume that will make people turn around and could last you through the office, Nike Up Or Down should be on your list. Thus no perfume list is ever complete without Nike perfumes.
- A mild yet impact perfume that is attractive
- Affordable in price
- The fragrance of this perfume is not the last longing
- Great value for money
5. Fogg Scent XPRESSIO
Well, apparently, “Kya Chal Rha Hai?, Fogg Chal Rha Hai” is not all show and no go. They really do make some of the best perfumes for men in India. And Fogg Scent XPRESSIO is no exception. This is also the cheapest perfume on our list with a 100ml perfume bottle costing you around Rs. 310.
Having said it, we found this perfume to be really good especially for parties. This is not a long-lasting perfume, but what it is, is refreshing. The fragrance includes hints of ginger, bitter orange, rose, jasmine, honey-amber accord, and sandalwood.
This perfume will not let you down and boost your confidence.
- The packaging is attractive
- Captivating smell
- Can cause headaches due to the strong fragrance
- It’s not very long lasting
6. Denver Hamilton Pride
This perfume from Denver will only cost you Rs 500 at max for a 100ml bottle making is not just one of the best long lasting perfumes in India for men but also one of the most affordable. This is an everyday wear perfume and is quite long-lasting.
Though the perfume’s Top Note is strong, it’s Middle and Base Notes are simply awesome, no better words to be honest. The aromatic fragrance of the perfume will not go unnoticed even in a crowded place.
This Denver perfume has a soothing blend of Sandal, Bergamot, Lavender, and Verbena.
- It can be worn throughout the day
- It comes in really beautiful packaging
- It can be too strong to bear for some people
7. Gucci Guilty Black
Guilty Black from the Italian luxury brand is one of the most loved perfume in the world with not just the men but also the ladies being the fan of the perfume. In a list of best cheap perfumes for men, Gucci Guilty Black has to have a place. Though the perfume does not last a very long time being an Eau De Toilette, do not let it undermine the great smell it has. .
You can easily get your hands on this perfume from a store or even buy it online, however, the 90ml bottle of this perfume will set you back around Rs. 9,000/-
- Perfect for the office
- The fragrance is very masculine
- Very versatile
- Doesn’t last very long
- Limited sillage
8. Christian Dior Sauvage
Another great perfume on our list which is one of the best long lasting perfumes for men in India is the Christian Dior Sauvage or CD Sauvage or simply Dior Sauvage. This perfume is one of the best out there, and even 3-4 sprays will last an eternity. The perfume’s aroma concentrated on a wild charm. A trail of warm sandalwood and sweet tonka bean brightened by the freshness of spicy mandarin. Even the Eau De Toilette is so long-lasting you will not need to go beyond and purchase the stronger one.
This perfume will set you back between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 11,000, but every penny would be worth it as it will be used for a long time because you do not need to apply much. If you are on the lookout for the best budget perfume for men, this one has got you covered for sure.
- Less Sharp than the EDT version
- Highly noticeable smell
- A bit spicy and people with sensitive nose might not like this
9. Dolce & Gabbana The One
Dolce & Gabbana is another Italian luxury brand more famous for its abbreviation D&G. D&G’s The One is an elegant and sensual perfume and could even be used as a daily wear. With its Base Note of Cedar, Amber, Tobacco along with the Heart Note of Orange Blossom, Cardamom, Ginger and Top Note of Coriander, Basil, Grapefruit, it creates an aura of freshness. What makes D&G The One one of the top perfumes for men in India is the fact that even if you wear this perfume to a club or a formal party you will outshine of all.
Though this is a perfume from one of the most reputed luxury brands out there, it will not set you back as much as other on the list as a 100ml bottle will cost you between Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 6,000.
- Long-Lasting fragrance
- Fresh and clean fragrance
- Available in different sizes
- Ideal for summer
- Packaging is not attractive
- Fades away after a few hours
10. Bleu De Chanel
Probably the best one in the list of best perfumes for men in India but is placed on a bit pricey side. This perfume is best for “the” special occasions and we do not recommend it to be used as daily wear. If you are going to a big event, an important meeting or even on a date to impress, this is the one for you. The Provocative Blend of Citrus and Woods make sure you exude charisma whenever you step out.
This perfume, as we said is on a higher side, will set you back around Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 12,000 for 100ml and if you do not wish to spend this much but still want it, we recommend to go for the 50ml, it will last a very long time as even 2-3 sprays are enough for a day.
- You can wear this fragrance all year long, winter or summer
- It’s packaged in a classy bottle
- The aromatic-woody scent is sensual, modern, and perfect for the modern man
- The price of this perfume is on a higher side
11. Mr. Burberry
Coming all the way from the United Kingdom, this fragrance from Burberry comes with a woody and aromatic fragrance, which makes it certain that women will go gaga over you, and every man will turn around to see who was wearing this cologne.
This perfume is one of the best long lasting perfumes for men in India which you could buy and given the price factor it becomes an obvious choice for many, as a 100ml bottle will set you back between Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 6,000.
- The perfume is quite affordable in price
- The fragrance is classy and warm
- Manly bottle makes it look catchy
- Unique fragrance allows you get a magnetic feel
- It might not be long lasting
- The scent is not too strong for some people
12. Bvlgari Man in Black
Another Italian brand on the list, Bvlgari, pronounced Bulgari, offers some of the best fragrances in the world and such one of the best perfumes for men in India is Bvlgari Man in Black. This cologne is even famous amongst the women as they find the fragrance sensual and exudes masculinity. The perfume was launched on the 130th anniversary of the brand which symbolises the great goodwill and experience.
This perfume will set you back between Rs. 4,500 and Rs. 6,500.
- Elegant and manly scent
- Suitable for winters
- A little smoky and the top note might now be liked by everyone
13. Pasha by Cartier
Just like Chanel, Cartier is a luxury brand from France and its perfume Pasha is regarded not only as one of the best long-lasting perfumes for men in India but all around the globe. With notes of Mint, Amber, Cedarwood this is one perfume which should be in your wardrobe.
This perfume will set you back between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 6,000 but trust us, every paisa will be worth it with the level of confidence you will wear with this perfume.
- Refreshing aquatic melon note
- Great for active / warm weather
- Longevity is not great
14. UCB United Dreams Aim High
United Colors of Benetton is one of the go-to brands of the millennials for the design and affordability and their cologne range is not different. USB United Dreams Aim high is one of the best affordable perfumes in India for men. Apart from a great fragrance, this perfume lasts for a long time. This perfume has Top Notes of citrus, grapefruit and lemon, Heart Note of mint, nutmeg and sage, and Base Notes of amber, wood and moss.
A 100ml bottle of this perfume will cost you between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,200.
- Citrus refreshing fragrance
- Long lasting effect
- Strong smell
- Sweet and Citrus may be overpowering for some people
15. Titan Skinn Verge Perfume
If you are looking for a perfume which is affordable yet offers a nice, crispy and refreshing fragrance? We have something in store for you. Titan Skinn Verge is one of the best perfumes under 2,000 in India for men which comes with a citrusy fragrance which lasts for a very long time. The Top Notes of Lemon and Lavender makes sure you feel fragrant all day, making is one of the best everyday use perfume as well.
A 100ml bottle of this perfume will only cost you between Rs. 1,500 – Rs. 2,000.
- It’s a long-lasting
- Extraordinary fragrance
- Trusted brand
- Price is high
16. Nautica Blue
Nautica Blue is another option for the best budget perfume for men known for a subtle yet powerful fragrance making some head turn and boosting your confidence. You can wear this perfume to a date, to the office or even important functions and you will not be disappointed.
The design of the bottle is unique as well, as it looks like a Mainsail of a boat. The Top Note of the perfume Peach, Bergamot, Pineapple is complemented by the Heart Note Water Lily, Jasmine and Base Note of Cedar, Musk, Sandalwood.
A 100ml bottle of this perfume will cost is anywhere between Rs. 900 and Rs. 1,400.
- Feels soft and nice
- Can be used as a gift item
- It is affordable
- Not long-lasting as advertised
17. Tom Ford Oud Wood’ Eau de Parfum
In Western perfumery, Tom Ford was the first to popularize oud. This scent is his impression of what people in the West would want. It was and continues to be a success.
In the dry down, the aroma becomes sweet and ambery. However, you can smell the scent of oud throughout. The main notes of this perfume include oud, rosewood, sandalwood, cardamom, Sichuan pepper, amber, tonka bean, vetiver, and sweet vanilla.
Despite its expensive price, Tom Ford’s sensual mix of smokey and woody Oud Wood is very popular.
- A deep musky, sensual scent
- Compatible for both men and women
- Attractive packaging
- Not long lasting as other Ouds
18. Gucci Intense Oud EDP (Unisex)
Gucci’s Oriental fragrance was released in 2016 and contains incense, woody notes, leather, amber, oud, and olibanum. The scent is centred on the distinctive heart note of ambery oud, which then fades into the leathery base. The incense, woody notes, leather, and amber accords in Intense Oud Eau de Parfum are soothing. Intense Oud by Gucci Eau de Parfum is suitable for both men and women due to its universal appeal.
Since its launch in 2016, the EDP has been known for its mesmerizing smell. Aurelien Guichard, a well-known perfumer, dreamed and created the composition. It shows energising aspects of leather, amber, agarwood, olibanum, incense, and other refined woody notes.
- Unique fragrance
- Classy and chic packaging
- Long-lasting; in fact, stays for days
- Long-lasting; in fact, stays for days
- It smells delicious, seductive, warm, and smoky
19. Wild Stone Ultra Sensual Eau De Parfum
The most affordable fragrance on our list is Wild Stone’s Ultra Sensual variation is great for men on a tight budget. As the name suggests, using this fragrance before going out for a night clubbing or a get-together with your companion will make you a hit among the ladies. The aroma both energises and relaxes your senses. It is one of the best perfumes for men which leaves you fresh and smelling wonderful all day.
The top notes include the scents of basil, lemon, lavender, and rosemary. Coriander, juniper, and cardamom scent the middle note. The base note is comprised of dry amber, patchouli, and moss scent.
- Refreshing and awesome fragrance
- Perfect for gifting friends and relatives
- It doesn’t have a side effect
- The fragrance doesn’t stay too long
20. Jaguar Classic Black
Jaguar is a sophisticated and well-known brand that has been creating affordable, yet top-notch men’s perfume since 1988. Its fragrance base contains 26 perfumes created in collaboration with perfumers such as A. Menardo, R. Herpin, Vincent Schaller, and others.
Jaguar Classic Black Perfume for Men was released in 2009. It is a magnificent men’s cologne that exudes rich aromatic fragrances. It is made with a heart note combination of lotus flower, orange, and spicy ginger. Jaguar classic black for men is a woody scent that has the goodness of green apple, sandalwood, a heart note of orange, mandarin, spicy ginger, and notes of white musk.
- Suitable for daily usage
- Great for all skin types
- Elegant and masculine scent
- Perfect mix of fragrance and sensuousness
- Not long-lasting
This concludes our list of the 20 best perfumes for men in India which you can not only buy from the traditional brick-and-mortar shops but also from e-commerce platforms. We would take a moment and announce a disclaimer, we know no one perfume will be liked by everyone because it is a very subjective choice, however, these 20 perfumes are liked by the majority of people. Either from a user’s point of view or the one smelling it.
Additionally, many of the brands mentioned above also offer their perfumes in smaller sizes, so if you do really like a perfume but do not want to shell out thousands of rupees, remember to ask the shopkeeper for a smaller size.
Perfumes And The 3 Notes
Not a lot many people know that a perfume does not have just 1 note, but has 3. A Top Note, Middle Note and a Base Note with each as important as the other. When you go to buy a perfume in person and spray it on the tester strip what you smell if the Top note, on the basis of which you generally make the decision of whether to buy that particular perfume or look for another one.
However, the actual smell of any perfumes takes time to come forth, so let us take a look at these notes:
This is the very first scent that one’s nose picks up after you apply the perfume on the body or an object.
Generally, the scent of the top note lasts for 1 hour.
The Middle Note also known as the Heart Note, is the scent that is exuded when the perfume blends with the skin which means it takes time to truly come out.
Generally, the middle note lasts for 2-3 hours.
Base Note is what makes the perfume last, the mix of the Base and the Middle Notes is what makes the actual fragrance of any perfume.
In general, the Base Notes are stronger in nature and give the perfume its lasting effect.
Different Type Of Perfumes
Generally, the perfumes are categorized in three, namely, Eau De Parfum (EDP), Eau De Toilette (EDT), and Eau De Cologne (EDC).
The difference between the three is the concentration of perfume oil in the perfume. The higher the concentration of perfume oil, the longer it will last. Having said that, the concentration of the perfume oil does not command the fragrance, or even how strong or mild the perfume smells.
Let’s see the concentration of fragrance per category:
Eau De Parfum
These are with the higest concentration of perfume oil, the concentration could range anywhere between 15% to 20%.
Eau De Toilette
These are the generally assessable perfumes and have a concentration of the perfume oil anywhere between 5% and 15%.
Eau De Cologne
The third is Eau De Cologne, and they have the lowest concentration of perfume oil ranging between 2% and 4%.
How To Apply Perfume?
It is commonly seen that people apply perfume on their clothes, however, every brand advises that perfume should be applied to your body parts such as neck and the wrists or even behind the ears so the perfume can actually contact with your skin and the sweat.
Additionally, while applying the perfume always keep a distance of 5 inches to 7 inches between you and the perfume bottle.
How Much Of Perfume Should You Apply?
With perfumes, always remember, less is more and abide by it, always. Emptying the bottle in one go will not make the perfume last longer, there is only as much perfume your body part can retain. Additionally, the additional perfume will wear off even quicker.
The number of sprays you will require depends on the body heat, the warmer the body the fewer sprays you will need.
Trick For Buying The Right Perfume?
Buying the right perfume is possibly the easiest thing to do given you know what to do. You enter a mall or the shopping centre, go to the perfume counters first, get 4-5 options and smell them, but do not throw them.
Now get the rest of your work done, shop, eat and complete other work, then in the middle smell the tester strips again, and then again when you are done with all the other tasks. This will give you an idea of the Top Note, Middle Note, and the Base Note of the perfume and tell you exactly how a perfume will mature over time.
You can finalize the perfume you want, and also compare the in-store prices with online platforms, and buy the one you feel is perfect for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question 1: Which Are the best perfume for men in India?
Answer 1: Choosing the best perfume which everyone will love is impossible because the fragrance is subjective, however, we have curated a list that has different types of perfumes that you can choose from, and you can buy them both online, as well as, from traditional stores.
Question 2: Which is the best affordable perfume for men?
Answer 2: There are thousands of options when it comes to perfumes for men in India, and choosing the right one at the correct price point gets very hectic and is a task for your nose. So for that, we have handpicked some of the top perfumes for men in India which you would love.
Question 3: Which brand provides the best cheap perfume for men in India?
Answer 3: There are at least 100 brands of perfumes in India for men, however, the best ones are Titan, Axe, Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Armani, Titan, Burberry, Chanel just to name a few. Check our list to know more.
Question 4: Which is the best long lasting perfume in India?
Answer 4: If you are looking for the best long-lasting perfume in India for men you have come to the right place. We have curated the list of the best long-lasting perfumes and explained how the different tones work so you can choose the perfume without compromising with the fragrance.