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- Fragrance, Perfume, Toilette, or Cologne – What’s the difference?
- Popular Perfume Notes & How they work
- List of Popular Compounds used to create perfume
- Top 20 Summer Perfumes for Men that you can try out
- Things to remember while buying perfumes for men
Read this article to smell fresh and fascinating this summer without burning a hole in your pocket.
Its summer in India. And summer means sweat that in most cases, doesn’t smell sweet and sexy to your sweetheart’s olfactory nerves. Therefore, you must shake a leg if you haven’t walked through the valley of perfumes before. Here is the ultimate guide for men’s perfume under 1000 INR that will help you smell fresh and fascinating this summer of 2019 without burning a hole in your pocket.
It is really important for men to have some clear idea about best perfumes India. You must know what perfume really is and how it works because:
- How you smell suggests who you are and how you feel.
- Unlike men who use their eyes, women, instinctively, use their nose to pick out a perfect mate.
- Sense of smell triggers memories far better than any other senses.
So, let’s dive in.
A fragrance is a complex mixture of natural and synthetic molecules or notes that are cleverly put together to pamper our sense of smell in a certain way. Every fragrance smells different on every person because the concoction works only by blending with our unique body odour. This complexity puts off many men from trying perfumes. But if you are bold and brave enough to discover this uncharted territory, you will surely sweep a few hotties off their feet.
Fragrance, Perfume, Toilette, or Cologne – What’s the difference?
Clever marketing experts have brainwashed most of us to think that cologne is for men and perfume is for women. But this is an utter nonsense. Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette(EDT), Eau de Cologne(EDC) and Eau Fraiche are unisex products and nothing but various forms of fragrance. They differ only in the percentage of pure perfume essence they contain.
- Parfum or simply Perfume – This is the the most concentrated form of fragrance and contains 20-30% pure perfume essence. Perfume can last up to 24 hours and therefore, is the most expensive form of fragrance.
- Eau de Parfum – This type contains 15-20% pure perfume essence and may last up to 5-8 hours. This is the most common dilution available in the market. It is less expensive than Perfume.
- Eau de Toilette or simply Toilette – This is a light spray with the perfume extract dissolved in alcohol. It contains 5-15% pure perfume essence and lasts for a few hours. It is less expensive than Eau de Parfum.
- Eau de Cologne or simply Cologne for men – It contains 2-4% perfume oils that are mixed in alcohol and water. It is generally used by men and smells light, fresh and fruity. It lasts for a couple of hours and are cheaper than Parfum, or Toilette.
- Eau Fraîche or simply Fraîche – It contains 1-3% pure perfume oil that are mixed with alcohol and water. This is the most diluted version that is a little more than scented water. You will hardly come across a Fraîche in the market.
Popular Perfume Notes – Keep reading to understand what are they and how they work.
Fragrances are marketed as Citrusy, Aromatic, Floral, Green, Fruity, Spicey, Woodsy or Woody, Balsamic according to the kind of notes they mainly contain. Wikipedia says, “Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be sensed upon the application of a perfume.” Your nose can detect these notes in sequence, one after another. These notes or unique smells are blended carefully using thorough knowledge on the evaporation process to create the desired effect. The Top Notes hit your nose first. Then after a sometime or a few hours the Heart Notes start enthralling your senses, and by the end of the day, the Base Notes relax your worn-out soul.
- Top Notes: When you spritz a perfume, the smell that you sense immediately is called the Top/Head Note. The head note evaporates quickly and generally smells Citrusy(Lemon, Mandarin, Bergamot), and/or Aromatic(Anis, Lavender, Lemon Grass). These notes have the strongest smell.
- Heart Notes: Also called Middle Notes can be sensed only after the Top Notes have evaporated. These notes can be categorized as Floral(Jasmine, Lilac, Rose), Green(Stone, Grass, Leaf), Fruity(Pear, raspberry, Peach) and Spicy(Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove). These notes smell smooth and pleasant.
- Base Notes: When the Heart Notes can no longer be felt, the Base Notes take over. In fact, the base notes, together with the heart notes, form the main theme of the perfume. Base Notes are often the fixative or the chemical compounds used to hold and enhance the strength of the lightest top and lighter middle notes. Base notes can be Woodsy(Patchouli, Cedar, Moss) and Balsamic(Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Musk).
Here is a list of Popular Compounds used to create the Top, Heart and Base note of a Perfume:
|Hottest Top Notes||Hottest Heart Notes||Hottest Base Notes|
|Black Currant||Heliotrope||Cedar wood|
|Black Violet Leaves||Honeysuckle||Civet|
|Galbanum||Lily of the Valley||Moss|
|Mandarin Orange||Red Currant||Spices – Anise|
Phew! That’s a lot of ‘ technical gyaan’! So let’s go straight to the idea of listing the top 20 men’s perfume under 1000 INR, shouldn’t we?
Top 20 Summer Perfumes for Men that you can try out:
Adidas Pure Game EDT – Pure Game by Adidas is a budget Eau de Toilette for men that was launched in 2010. It keeps your spirit high by pampering your sense of smell with its fresh spicy, citrus, woody, balsamic and aromatic notes. The Top Notes are Tart Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange and Basil. The Heart Notes are Lavender, Guaiac Wood and Cypress. And the Base Notes are Patchouli, Incense, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean. This is one of the best budget perfumes and is just good enough for making any summer day memorable for you.
Price: INR 477/- Buy Adidas Pure Game EDT now!
All Good Scents Arise Eau De Toilette for Men – This Oriental Fougere for men was launched in 2014. The Eau de Toilette entices you mysteriously with its fresh spicy, citrusy, aromatic, warm spicy, woody and patchouli notes. The Top Notes are Orange, Grapefruit and Pepper. The Heart Notes fill your senses with freshness of Patchouli, Rose Bay and Geranium Leaves. When the Heart Notes dissipate the Base Notes of Benzoin, Vetiver and Atlas cedar take over to make you feel energized throughout a hot summer day. Try this perfume from a top perfume brand and you will not be disappointed.
Price INR 842/- Buy All Good Scents Arise Eau De Toilette for Men now!
AXE Signature Mysterious Eau de Parfum for Men – Signature Mysterious by Axe is a fresh aromatic Eau de Parfum for men. It was launched in 2014 to make men even more tempting with its aquatic, fruity, fresh, woodsy, ozonic and sweet notes. The Top Notes include pineapple, watermelon and green apple. The Heart Notes enthral you with the smell of watery freshness, cedar, watermelon, green apple, pineapple, patchouli and tonka beans. The Base Notes include smell on tonka beans, patchouli and cedar. This fragrance will certainly make this summer a fresh and sweet memory for you.
Price: INR 155/- Buy AXE Signature Mysterious Eau de Parfum for Men now!
Armaf The Warrior EDT – The Warrior by Armaf is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. The citrusy, fresh spicy, fresh, balsamic and woodsy Eau de Toilette is enough to make you feel confident all day long. All the ingredients used are ideal for outdoor activities during the summer. The Top Notes are vetiver, citruses and pink pepper. The Middle Notes are labdanum, cedar and grapefruit. The Base Notes are olibanum, ginger and sandalwood. This is one of the best men’s perfume under 1000 INR and trust us, at times, it is a head turner.
Price: INR 1078/- Buy Armaf The Warrior EDT now!
Evaflor Vintage Whisky EDT for Men – Vintage Whisky for Men by Evaflor is a citrusy, spicy and aromatic fragrance that is perfect to smell fresh for a few hours. The Eau de Toilette has been designed to charm you silently with its citrusy, musky, green, aromatic and warm spicy notes. The Top Notes excite you with the smell of mandarin orange, lemon, anise and mint. The Heart Notes are cloves and freesia and the Base Notes are cedar, musk and sandalwood. Vintage Whisky is perfect as a summer perfume for men but don’t expect the fragrance to stay with you all day long.
Price: INR 775/- Buy Evaflor Vintage Whisky EDT for Men now!
Fogg Scent Xpressio Eau de Parfum – Xpression by Fogg is a Fresh, Aquatic body spray for men. The Eau de Parfum for men is ideal for hot summer days because it has been designed to keep you fresh with its sensual aromatic appeal. It neutralizes bad body odour that is embarrassing for many young men who need to spend a lot of time outdoor, working hard and sweating. The perfume helps you to stay fresh and cool. The notes are fresh yet mysterious. The price of the perfume is well under 1000 INR making Xpressio one of best cheap perfumes in India.
Price: INR 348/- Buy Fogg Scent Xpressio Eau de Parfum now!
Playboy King Eau de Toilette – King by Playboy is a fascinating fragrance for men that can change the way you spend your summer days. The Eau de Toilette entices you with its aromatic spicy smell that is sweet as well as fresh. The perfume can be categorized as warm spicy, fresh spicy, vanilla, coffee, aromatic and citrusy. The Top Notes hit you with the smell of lemon, cardamom and black pepper. The Heart Notes fill your senses with smells of granny smith apple and coffee. The Base Notes are cedar, patchouli and, vanilla. Playboy is one of the best mens perfume of all time that you can trust.
Price: INR 525/- Buy Playboy King Eau de Toilette now!
Jovan Black Musk EDC – Black Musk by Jovan is a mysteriously sensual fragrance for men. This irresistible Eau de Cologne excites you with its musky appeal. A single spritz has the potential to mesmerize any woman around you. As a man, if strength and dominance is something that goes well with your personality, this fragrance is something that you need. Masculine, mysterious and perhaps made for summer, this cologne will surely help you make your summer a little more sensual and a lot of fun. Try this famous perfume India and you will not regret.
Price: INR 597/- Buy Jovan Black Musk EDC now!
Nike Ion man EDT – This Eau de Toilette flatters you with the charm of citrus, leather, musk, patchouli and amber. This one is a perfect summer perfume and ideal for men who love to spend most of his time outdoors. The top notes are lavender, mandarin orange and melon. The heart entices you with notes of pink pepper and pineapple leaf. The base leaves you mesmerized with notes of patchouli, amber and suede. This is one of the best fragrances for men in India.
Price: INR 898/- Buy Nike Ion man EDT now!
Davidoff Cool Water EDT – Cool Water by Davidoff is a perfect perfume to remain cool on a hot summer day. The Eau de Toilette has been designed to soothe your senses by its aromatic, green, marine, fresh spicy and woody. The Top Notes include seawater, lavender, coriander, calone, mint, green nuances and rosemary. The heart notes include neroli, jasmine, geranium and sandalwood. The base is composed of oakmoss, musk, cedarwood, amber and tobacco. In every way, Cool Water is one of the best men perfumes that you should go for.
Price: INR 705/- Buy Davidoff Cool Water EDT now!
Esprit Life EDT – Launched in 2006, this citrusy, fresh fruity, fresh spicy and green fragrance will surely help you to get some attention this summer of 2019. The fragrance is popular for its woody spicy notes and is perfect for Indian summer. When you spritz it, the top notes of Green apple and bitter orange stimulate your senses and the effect stays for a few hours. The base notes of teak wood, amber and grapefruit make you feel energized yet refreshes for long. This is one of the good perfumes for men in India.
Price: INR 875/- Buy Esprit Life EDT now!
Adidas Team Force – Team Force by Adidas is a citrusy, woody, sweet, tobacco and fresh spicy. The fragrance was launched in 2000 and has been designed to compliment sportsmen. Quest International created this perfume as a citrusy and woody concoction. The top notes are orange, pineapple, mandarin orange, aldehydes, and grapefruit. The heart enthrals your imagination with notes of jasmine and juniper. The base refreshes you with notes of cedar, amber, musk, sandalwood and tobacco. This is one of the top men perfumes in India and a perfect fragrance for those who are more into outdoor activities.
Price: 477/- Buy Adidas Team Force now!
AXE Signature Gold Italian Perfume – AXE ultra premium perfume entices you mainly with the sensational notes of Bergamot and Amber Wood. It feels seductive and mysterious at first whiff. The sweet smell of the vanilla and bergamot along with amber wood keeps you mesmerized for long hours. The fragrance lasts long and you can sense its presence even on the next day. This is one of the long lasting perfumes in India for men under 1000 INR that you can try this summer. The sweet, woody fragrance keeps you energized all day long and will not disappoint you ever. This is one of the best perfumes for men in India.
Price: INR 315/- Buy AXE Signature Gold Italian Perfume now!
Royal Mirage Gold Perfume for Men – This under 1000 INR perfume for Men is clear and fresh in appeal. The fragrance is a beautiful concoction of fruity and spicy notes that flatter your senses even on hot summer days. The heart of this scent is even more thrilling and sweet because of lavender and violet leaves. The top notes are warm and spicy because of black pepper, orange and juicy mandarin. Towards the end of the day, the sweet freshness of vanilla with amber and rich leather rejuvenate your soul. This is a good perfume for boys and will surely make your summer even more exciting.
Price: INR 850/- Buy Royal Mirage Gold Perfume for Men now!
Wild Stone Forest Spice Men Perfume – This woody and spicy fragrance will surely help you spend the summer with joy and pride. The notes used, celebrate the glory of manliness. The top notes excite you with bergamot, geranium, lemon and plum. The hearts notes like cinnamon, carnation and mahogany will surely fill your imagination with wild sensuality. The base notes of sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and vanilla will surely help you end the day relaxed and happy. This perfume is from one of the most popular perfumes and one of the best perfumes under 1000 INR. Wild Stone is one of the popular brands in India and Forest Spice is a perfect fragrance for men with impressive manliness and unquestionable charm.
Price: INR 344/- Buy Wild Stone Forest Spice Men Perfume now!
Ulric De Varens Udv Eau De Toilette Spray for Men – This Eau De Toilette Spray for Men is made in France. This fresh spicy perfume has been designed to make you feel fresh and relaxed on a hot summer day. The top notes include lemon, artemisia, tangerine and sage. The heart of this fragrance thrills you with sweet notes of vetiver, galbanum and rosemary. The perfume leaves you with refreshing notes of jasmine, patchouli, oak moss and musk. The bottle looks very simplistic, but the perfume, if you smell it, will surely call for attention.
W.O.W. Perfume Black Jack For Men – This fragrance has been designed for all those powerful men who believe that simplicity is strength. The perfume smells refreshing and sweet. The bottle looks masculine and calls for attention. The moment you spritz it, the top notes of citrus and lavender refresh your senses. When the effect of citrus and lavender disappears the heart note of patchouli takes over to make you feel energized. The perfume leaves you mesmerized with base notes of sandalwood and cedarwood. The fragrance is ideal for everyday use.
Price: INR 275/- Buy W.O.W. Perfume Black Jack For Men now!
Denver Hamilton Pride Eau de Parfum – The fragrance can be classified as woody, fresh and fruity. The price is well under 1000 INR and therefore ideal for men who want to buy good perfumes without spending much. The perfume is one of the cheap perfumes online and is perfect for regular use and its fresh, woody smell is ideal for outdoor activities on hot summer days. There are three variants. When you visit a store to buy this perfume, simply try all the three variants and pick the best one for yourself. The fresh, fruity and woody notes of Denver Hamilton will not disappoint you.
Price: INR 419/- Buy Denver Hamilton Pride Eau de Parfum now!
Yardley London Gentleman EDT – This citrusy, woody fragrance is ideal for men who need to spend a lot of time outdoors on hot summer days. The perfume has been designed for rough and tough gentlemen who love sports and adventure. You will definitely fall in love with this perfume if you like everything manly. The Eau de Toilette smells fresh and energetic, but not sweet. The notes used to create this perfume is too manly and will surely draw the attention of ladies around you. Try this perfume if you are fond of pure manliness.
Price: INR 999/- Buy Yardley London Gentleman EDT now!
Jaguar Classic Black EDT – The fragrance has been designed for brave gentlemen with good taste for everything. Introduced in 2009 as a limited oriental fougere, the fresh spicy, fresh, citrusy, green, woody and aromatic notes of Classic Black will inspire you to spend the summer in style. The top notes are green apple, mandarin and bitter orange. The heart reminds you of sea and inspires you to work more and achieve what you want with notes of cardamom, black tea, geranium and musk. The base notes are musk, sandalwood, cedar, moss, tonka and vetiver.
Price: INR 359/- Buy Jaguar Classic Black EDT now!
Things to remember while buying perfumes for men:
- To test if a perfume really compliments your unique body odour, wear it for a day and observe the effect.
- Never judge a perfume just by smelling the first spritz because what hit your nose instantly are only the top notes. The real effect of any perfume can be felt only after a few hours.
- After smelling one fragrance, give your nose some time to reset before smelling the next perfume.