Best Men’s Aftershaves
When it comes to male grooming, finding the best men's aftershave is key. Aftershave not only leaves you smelling fantastic but can also soothe your skin post-shave. In this comprehensive guide, we're diving deep into men's aftershaves, uncovering the best picks for various occasions and seasons.
Choosing the best men’s aftershave can be tricky, as everyone has personal preferences when it comes to scent. But whether you’re buying for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, we’ve got the best men’s fragrances for everyone.
What is aftershave?
Aftershave is a grooming product designed for post-shave use. It soothes irritation, disinfects minor cuts, and provides a pleasant fragrance. Many of the best men’s aftershaves also contain moisturising and skin-nourishing ingredients.
Best mens aftershave for everyday wear
The best men’s aftershave for everyday wear is something rich and moisturising with a fragrance that isn’t overpowering but leaves a subtle, appealing scent.
This Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male lotion is a soothing and invigorating aftershave that will leave your post-shave skin feeling fresh and moisturised whilst calming any irritated razor burn. Peppermint extract will ensure you’re feeling awake and alert every morning, and for even deeper nourishment the lotion can be paired with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male emulsion balm too.
If you don’t shave but still want to explore men’s fragrances for everyday use, check out Hugo Boss Hugo Jeans for Men Eau de Toilette. One of the best men's fragrances on the market, this scent has top notes of zesty grapefruit and vibrant lime mingling with peppermint and juniper berries, making for a guaranteed energy boost with every spritz!
Best mens aftershave for eating out
When heading out on a date or for a fancy dinner with friends, the best men’s aftershaves are ones with a little more musk and masculinity in their scent.
With notes of ginger, Maninka and leather, Hugo Boss The Scent For Him is an unforgettably seductive men’s fragrance and aftershave lotion. Undoubtedly the best men’s aftershave for special occasions and evening activities, this suave scent will make your skin, and your conversations, super smooth.
Versace Pour Homme aftershave balm is another masculine scent to help you look and feel your best. Top notes of bergamot, neroli, citron of diamante and bitter orange leaves, are contrasted with cedarwood, oud and amber base notes to create an aromatic, woody aftershave that’s sure to turn some heads. The balm is also toning and has an emollient effect, acting as a skincare product and one of the best men’s fragrances all-in-one.
Best mens aftershave for winter
As the weather gets colder, you might want to opt for a men’s aftershave with a cosier and warmer scent.
This Pino Silvestre Original Aftershave is the best men’s aftershave for anyone Christmas gift shopping on a budget Fresh top notes of bergamot, lavender, basil, lemon and juniper berries are fused with deeper scents such as nutmeg, thyme, fir tree, cedar and musk, making it one of the top men’s fragrances for wintertime.
Still stuck for inspiration? Check out our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Men for more men’s fragrances that would make the perfect present.
Best mens aftershave for summer
In the summertime, the best men’s aftershave is one with an invigorating and zingy scent that brings back memories of the seaside every time you smell it.
This Versace Eros Flame aftershave balm will not only calm and revitalise your skin after shaving, but also provides an exotic olfactory experience with every spray. Notes of juicy Italian lemon meet Madagascan black pepper, Texas cedar and Haitian vetiver to create a soft and tropical men’s fragrance. Who needs a holiday if you’re wearing those scents every day?
Alternatively, Armani Acqua Di Gio Men Eau de Toilette Spray is one of the best men’s aftershaves for holidays and balmy summer days. Inspired by the fresh sea, warm sun and richness of the earth, the men’s scent opens with notes of fresh Calabrian bergamot, neroli and green tangerine. Then, as the fragrance develops you’ll notice light, aquatic nuances mixed with jasmine petals, crisp rock rose, rosemary, fruity persimmon and warm Indonesian patchouli.
Best mens aftershave overall
No matter the occasion or season, the best men’s aftershave should be versatile, timeless, and elevate your grooming routine. But don’t forget a good aftershave is more than a fragrance and should soothe and moisturise your skin too.
Our top pick for the best men’s aftershave has to be Versace’s Aftershave Balm in Eros Flame, Pour Homme or Dylan Blue. Not only do the luxury aftershaves smell amazing, but the balm will ensure your skin is smooth and glowing after every single shave.
For more men’s aftershaves and the best men’s scents, shop our fragrances here and try out our fragrance finder. Don’t forget to check out the Fragrance Direct blog for more articles on popular products and the latest men’s fragrance trends.