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Best Fragrances For Men In Their 30’s – Masculine Scents That Smell Good

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Thursday, 28th March, 2024

Best Fragrances For Men In Their 30s

If you’re in your 30s you’ll want to smell good most of the time. Whether that’s going to work, a night out or even just day to day, getting your smell right is as important as your clothes.

The right smell actually adds to your style. You need to get it right.

You’re between the youthful 20s and mature 40s. This can be challenging, but also fun. It means you can still use the younger and youthful scents, while also using the more mature fragrances when the time comes.

These are the best fragrances for men in their 30s, and when to wear them.

  • Best Signature Scent: Prada Luna Rossa Ocean
  • Best Fragrance For Day: Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence
  • Best Fragrance For Evening: Bleu De Chanel Parfum
  • Best Date Night Fragrance: Dior Sauvage
  • Best Fragrance For Clubbing: Versace EROS
  • Best Unique Fragrance: Dior Sauvage Elixir
  • Best All Rounder Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent MYSLF

Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence

Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence Review

One of my favourite fragrances to wear during the day has to be Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence. It’s a newer scent, released back in 2023, and I’ve fallen in love with wearing it.

It’s a fresh green and airy style of smell, with green tea, orange, musk and white floral notes coming through. If this isn’t on your must have list, it should be.

Top Notes: Green Tea, Orange

Middle Notes: Musk, White Lotus

Base Notes: Amber, Woods

Yves Saint Laurent MYSLF

Yves Saint Laurent Myslf Fragrance Review

A brand new scent for 2023, Yves Saint Laurent MYSLF EDP is a fresh spicy scent that’s really inviting and a great fragrance for any man in his 30’s to wear.

I love wearing this scent, with it’s bergamot, orange and ambrofix notes really shining through. It’s very similar to Sauvage EDT to my nose, but fresher, and more suitable to the daytime.

Top Notes – Calabrian Bergamot

Heart Notes – Tunisian Orange Blossom

Base Notes – Ambrofix, Patchouli

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau De Toilette

Another fantastic fresh spicy scent is Prada Luna Rossa Ocean. I got this one a couple of years back and have worn it a fair bit. I love it’s salty, fresh and airy notes, with pink pepper and bergamot really shining through.

Super versatile, it’s one for the day or evening in any setting.

Top Notes – Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Artemisia

Middle Notes – Lavender, Iris, Saffron, Sage, Suede

Base Notes – Musk, Vetiver, Caramel, Patchouli

Boss Bottled Parfum

Boss Bottled Parfum Fragrance Review

Another scent from the Bottled line that smells really good, Boss Bottled Parfum brings some darker notes than the original, with cedarwood and leather being some notes that you can really smell.

While the EDT is very much suited to the day, Parfum is best worn on a night. It’s a more grown up and sophisticated style of scent in the line.

Top Notes – Mandarin, Incense

Heart Notes – Orris, Fig Tree Roots Accord

Base Notes – Cedarwood, Vegetal Leather Accord

Dior Sauvage Elixir

Dior Sauvage Elixir Fragrance For Men

I have to start with one of the newest fragrances, Dior Sauvage Elixir. This is the latest in the Sauvage line, and is very mature.

It’s the most mature of the line, so works best on older guys. While the original is a good clubbing scent, this one is more suited to the sophisticated gent.

Top Notes – Grapefruit, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Cinnamon

Middle Notes – lavender

Base Notes – Sandalwood, Liquorice, Patchouli, Amber, Vetiver

Dior Sauvage EDT

Dior Sauvage EDT Fragrance For Men

Still, when you want to let loose, Sauvage is the new classic evening scent you can rely on. It’s seductive, attractive and gets compliments.

If you were to compare Sauvage EDT with Elixir, the eau de toilette is fun while the Elixir is serious. There is no argument that both are good.

Notes – Bergamot, Ambroxan, Geranium, Pepper, Lavender, Vetiver, Patchouli

Versace EROS

Versace EROS Fragrance

The party clubbing fragrance that still works in your 30s. If you’re out for a night of fun, Versace EROS will be your friend.

The mint note of the scent is incredibly noticeable when you first spray this, and from then on it’s such a good scent.

Top Notes: Mint, Green Apple, Lemon

Middle Notes: Tonka bean, Geranium, Ambroxan

Base Notes: Madagascar vanilla, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Virginian cedar, Altas cedar

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP

When you’re in a grown up mood and want to act your age, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP is the fragrance to choose.

You can wear this during the day in the office or at work, with the vetiver and powdery style being more of a serious type of scent. Grey Vetiver smells good without being dramatic, and is a grown up toned down scent.

Top Notes – Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Sage.

Middle Notes – Nutmeg, Orris Root, Pimento.

Base Notes – Amber, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Woody Notes.

Issey Miyake Pour Homme

L'eau De Issey Pour Homme

Another good fragrance for the daytime is Issey Miyake Pour Homme. This is an old fragrance but is still relevant today.

It’s a no-nonsense slightly fresh-citrus type of scent, that will have you smelling good without much fuss.

Y By Yves Saint Laurent

Y Eau De Toilette By Yves Saint Laurent Fragrance

Perfect for wearing in the day of spring and summer, Y Yves Saint Laurent is a modern scent. It’s fresh spicy with a green woody tone, and is another you can wear to smell good in the day without it causing too much fuss.

Top Notes – White aldehydes, Bergamot, Ginger

Middle Notes – Sage, Geranium, Violet leaf

Base Notes – Ambergris, Incense, Fir balsam, Cedarwood, Musk

Bleu De Chanel EDT

Bleu De Chanel EDT Men's Fragrance Review

The original Bleu de Chanel EDT is the most youthful, but still works if you’re in your 30s.

While I’d recommend saving this for the nights if you’re a younger guy, once you get a little older you could wear it to the office. But note that it’s strong, and a real head turner of a scent.

Bleu De Chanel eau de toilette is quite a universal scent, so if you’re opting for only having one signature scent, this could be a good choice.

Top Notes: Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Grapefruit

Heart Notes: Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Iso E Super

Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedar, White Musk, Vetiver, Incense

Bleu De Chanel Parfum

Bleu De Chanel Parfum

The older brother of the original, Bleu De Chanel Parfum is a more grown up and mature version of the original. Less sharp and more soft woods, it’s a good mature choice if you like the DNA of Bleu De Chanel.

Top Notes: Lemon Zest

Heart Notes: Lavender, Geranium

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedar

Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme Fragrance

Another inviting scent from Chanel, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is a good all rounder. It’s inviting but not overpowering, which means you can enjoy it during the day, but works best on an evening.

Notes include Soft woods and fresh spicy vibes giving off an all round nice smell.

Top Notes: Mandarin, Sage, Cypress, Mint

Heart Notes: Pepper

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Parfum Le Male Fragrance Review

A reimagined classic, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum is a brilliant and fresh take on the original. But there’s is nothing fresh about this, with strong vanilla notes along with some woodsy vibes.

It’s really inviting and works best during the evening.

Top Notes: Cardamom

Middle Notes: Iris, Lavender

Base Notes: Vanilla, Woody Notes

Versace Dylan Blue

Versace Dylan Blue Fragrance

One of the most talked about fragrances of recent years, Versace Dylan Blue is universally loved.

It’s another fragrance for an evening, which is a really inviting and seductive fragrance made for when you’re out and want to have a good time.

Top Notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaves, Aquatic Notes

Heart Notes: Violet Leaves, Black Pepper, Papyrus Wood, Ambrox, Patchouli Bio

Base Notes: Mineral Musk, Tonka Bean, Saffron, Pyrogene Incense

Tips For Men In Their 30s Picking Fragrances

  • You can still pick youthful scents but don’t go too young
  • On the other side of the scale, you’ll not want something which is too mature
  • Don’t overspray (here’s how to spray cologne)
  • Pick out a fragrance that suits the occasion
  • Have a signature scent, or experiment with different fragrances

And there you have it, the best fragrances for 30 year old guys. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or just pick out a signature scent, these are the top picks you should be considering right now.

You can check out all of these and more fragrance reviews here, along with guides on when to wear your favourite colognes and aftershaves.

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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