Eau de toilette spray typically has a fragrance concentration of about 5% to 15%. This goes to say it is cheaper than Eau de parfum. Eau de toilette perfume class has some of the most popular fragrances in the market. A lot of people don’t know the difference between Eau de toilette and Eau de cologne and many others ask what the difference between perfume and Eau de toilette is. I also get a lot of people who wonder; what is the difference between EDT and EDP perfume? All these terms shouldn’t put you off. Refer to Best perfume for men 2017 to get an idea of what the terms mean.
The average longevity for Eau de toilette perfumes is two to three hours. Some of the good ones go longer, even five hours. This class of colognes is suitable for daytime wear. If you have both Eau de parfum and Eau de toilette perfumes, Eau de toilette would be best for the day and Eau de parfum would be better for the night. Here is our top Eau de toilette spray 2016 list of popular perfumes.
1. Nautica Voyage by Nautica
Nautica Voyage was launched in 2006 and is one of the best Eau de toilette for men on a budget. This scent is a fresh and salty breeze that has romantic scents of woods and herb from the coastline. Nautica Voyage is for the passionate man who is always up and about. It is composed of a mix of scents such as fresh cut apple, green leaf, dewy moss, musk, deep aquatic elements, woody amber, and sailcloth accord.
The top note for this perfume is apple and green leaf. The middle note is dewy moss blended with sailcloth accord. Its base note is a woody scent composed of amber, musk and cedar. These components earn this perfume a spot in the Eau de toilette spray 2016 catalogue.
Nautica Voyage Review
For its price, this Eau de toilette cologne is a bargain. It smells good and many users find it quite appealing. It opens rather sour and strong, but it settles down and leaves you with a nice creamy and spicy scent. The background has a subtle aquatic scent.
It is advisable to avoid putting on more than three spritzes a day. The longevity might be reasonable but sillage is somewhat weak. Too much of it might overwhelm you though. It is one of those perfumes that are suitable for cool weather.
2. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
Paco Rabanne has carved its own market space with its remarkable collection of perfumes for men. 1 million is one such perfume and you might have noticed the Parfum version also made it to Best perfume for men 2017 . The opening note of Paco Rabanne Eau de toilette is a citrus cocktail of cardamom and mandarin which then mixes with juniper berries and floral notes. The base is composed of leather, Tonka bean, and patchouli. Citrus, to many, might be predictable but it smells good. It is now an ingredient you will find in most perfumes that men love.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Review
The bottle resembles a gold bar which depicts the perfume as fun. When it touches the skin, it opens with a fruity and juicy scent. This gives way to a floral, lush, and luminous scent. The base gives off a sweet and sexy vibe. The only drawback of this perfume is that it doesn’t truly feel like part of the I million line. Scents from this house have a unique feel but this seems to have been a diversion from the norm. Still, Paco Rabanne 1 million deserves a spot in the Eau de toilette spray 2016 list because it has excellent longevity and good sillage.
3. Guess Seductive Men
This EDT perfume is a perfect match for the magnetic and seductive man. It is meant to be for one who wants to add an element of charm. It is a combination of Fougere, Woody, and aromatic scents. The top notes are pink pepper, mandarin pulp, and cardamom milk.
The heart of this perfume is vetiver, violet leaves, and vanilla orchid. The foundation is a mix of musk, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli. It stays on for a couple of hours so longevity is moderate to strong. As for sillage, we found it to be moderate to weak.
Guess Seductive Men Review
This is a great choice for the debonair young man. It shows confidence and has a sweet scent. It might not have the longevity of many perfumes but it is quite seductive. It suits the night person especially if you are going out on a date. The best thing about this Eau de toilette spray is that it stays subtle even during nighttime but it never really leaves your presence. As you go to bed, it will not overwhelm you in the sheets.
4. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
This perfume is an aromatic cologne with an aquatic scent. It has fresh hints of Calabrian bergamot, green tangerine mix, and neroli. It also has a hint of rosemary, Indonesian patchouli, jasmine, and fruity persimmon. It comes out as a natural and light scent that is not irritating. The sharp notes in the perfume are toned down by the presence of a woody base combined with a musky scent.
Acqua Di Gio Review
“Safe” is the character that comes to mind when you buy this scent. It smells familiar because it has a widely used signature scent. If you want to go all out, this might not be a good choice for you; try the EDP version. However, if you want safe and subtle, this works for you. Some users have reported that the drawback with this is that if you consume a lot of garlic, spraying this perfume might enhance it. Women, however, still love this scent.
For longevity and sillage, it would score a 5/10 in both. Most EDT colognes for men have amazing scents but for those who want super strong fragrances that last long, it might be better to look for perfumes with higher fragrance concentration.
5. Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren
This fragrance smells like a great scent for the outdoorsy man. It expresses a feeling of freedom. It evokes the idea of the expansive blue sky and the tranquility that comes with listening to the rumbling of the open waters. Every scent has its objective; that is why each is different. Polo Blue blasts your nostrils with a blend of aquatic accords with a touch of spicy basil, clary sage, and verbena.
This scent is softened by sheer musk, velvety moss, and washed suede. Its entire composition is lush accord, melon de Cavaillon, basil verbena, watery melon, cucumber, velvety moss, tangerine, sheer musk, amber wood, washed suede, and patchouli Coeur. The top notes are composed of melon, cucumber, and mandarin orange. The heart of this perfume is geranium, sage, and basil. The base is a beautiful mix of suede, woodsy notes, and musk.
Polo Blue Review
This incredible light, sweet, scent is a good value for money perfume. Its clean and crisp fragrance has made it a signature scent for many men. The fact that many men love this scent and keep buying it over and over again prompted us to include it in this Eau de toilette spray 2016 selection. The musk on Polo Blue is just right and does not give that overwhelming scent that tends to make people feel sick.
It is well balanced and communicates the right amount of bold. Polo blue is quite friendly for everyday use. It might not get you attention as soon as you walk into a room; it’s subtle and catches many people by surprise when you are near them. For scent it gets a 10/10, for sillage it gets a 7/10, and a 6/10 for longevity.
Why is this class popular? Best bang for buck?
All in all, Eau de toilette perfumes are one of those perfumes that men like for their incredible balance; they are not expensive but still have a diverse array of scents. It is hard to omit Eau de toilette for men from our research because of its affordability and great scent.