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Wednesday, 3rd April, 2024

The Best Fragrances To Wear On A Rainy Day For Men

Who’s just loves rain and the rainy season? Nope, me neither. But some people actually do like rain.

The fresh crisp air and that rain smell is good, but getting wet is not. In England we have plenty of rain, so that got me thinking:

What are the best men’s rainy day fragrances?

I’ve taken a look at some of the scents I have, and picked out ten which are perfect for the rain when the weather is humid or still warm.

When it comes to smelling good in the rain, especially the summer, these are the fragrances I’ve come up with. I think the best qualities and notes for picking a scent are:

  • Citrus
  • Aquatic
  • Green
  • Light spicy
  • Slightly woody

With that said, here’s the top 10 colognes for when the weather is wet outside.

Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence

Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence Review

One of my newest fragrances on the list, Bvlgari MAN Rain Essence is the best men’s fragrance for a rainy day. It’s kind of implied in the name, and it’s such a good scent for anytime, but definitely appropriate when it rains.

The fresh spicy kick you get from this is good, and the green tea and greeny and citrus notes in general make this the best scent for a rainy day.

I actually wore Rain Essence in the summer and within an hour is was pouring with rain. It kind of made the smell better, and created a memory I’ll remember.

Top Notes: Green Tea, Orange

Middle Notes: Musk, White Lotus

Base Notes: Amber, Woods

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau De Toilette

A salty and watery fragrance with a fresh spicy style, Prada Luna Rossa Ocean is a top aftershave for the rainy season. It’s called Ocean, and once you smell it, you’ll know why.

I love wearing this scent, and I think it’s a great reach for when you’re looking for a fragrance that compliments a rainy day.

Top Notes – Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Artemisia

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

Base Notes – Musk, Vetiver, Caramel, Patchouli

Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence EDP Review

The second Bvlgari fragrance on the list, and it’s another good one. Wood Essence is a green citrus kind of smell, and so you can imagine that Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence would work well in the rain, and does.

It’s a really nice pleasant scent, green as mentioned, and has a nice amount of longevity to last during the day.

Top Notes: Citrus, Lemon Zest, Coriander Leaf

Middle Notes: Cedar, Vetiver, Cypress

Base Notes: Benzoin

BOSS Bottled Unlimited


Another great green fragrance, BOSS Bottled Unlimited is a mix of freshness and greenery, once again working well in the summer rain.

It’s perfect for wearing in the office, and has small subtle hints of the scent. It’s not too powerful and doesn’t have the best longevity, but during the opening and for the first few hours, it’s very nice.

Top Notes – Iced Violet Leaves

Middle Notes – Pineapple

Base Notes – Sandalwood, Musk

Bleu De Chanel EDT

Bleu De Chanel EDT Men's Fragrance

I’ve picked out Bleu De Chanel EDT as the peppery citrus and spicy scent for the rainy summer. The original BDC is the one which will get you noticed during the day, for all the right reasons.

The rain will really make this one shine through, and although I’d usually wear this on an evening, when it comes to rain, Bleu De Chanel EDT would just work.

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

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

Want a splash of vetiver in the rain? Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is the way to go. I always get dry and powdery notes when I smell this one, but it’s still very inviting.

This is another which is a bit of an all rounder, and comes into it’s own when it’s raining.

Top Notes – Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Sage.

Middle Notes – Nutmeg, Orris Root, Pimento.

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

Prada L’Homme EDT

Prada L'Homme EDT

The trademark of Prada’s men’s fragrances is the amber, and Prada L’Homme really does deliver on that kind of smell.

The purple scented notes are good under wet conditions, and can be worn during the day or evening. It’s a nice light and elegant cologne which will get you noticed, powerful but not overbearing.

Top Notes – Pepper, Neroli

Middle Notes – Geranium, Violet, Amber, Iris

Base Notes – Cedar, Patchouli

Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus

Considered the king of men’s fragrances, Creed Aventus is of course a great scent to wear in the rain. The mix of spice, citrus, woods and everything else is finely balanced and works, and it lasts a while.

Like many others, I would usually recommend this on an evening, but in the right conditions, it could be worn during the day.

Top Notes – Blackcurrant, Italian Bergamot, French apples, Pineapple

Middle Notes – Rose, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, Patchouli

Base Notes – Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla

Floris Santal

Floris Santal

My favourite of all from this brand, Floris Santal is one of my favourite all time fragrances. It’s a floral kind of scent with soft woods, so smells really great during the day, and will work when the wet weather arrives.

Armani Acqua Di Gio

Acqua Di Gio By Armani

One of the classics, Armani Acqua Di Gio is a fresh citrus kind of scent which is definitely made for the day time. If the clouds roll in and it looks like it’s going to rain, don’t worry, because it will compliment the scent very well.

Top Notes – Jasmine, Rosemary, Hespiradic Notes

Middle Notes – Persimmon Fruits, Marine Notes

Base Notes – Cedar, Patchouli, White Musk, Rock Rose

CK One

CK One EDT For Men

Last up I have to feature the scent of the 90’s, it is CK One. It’s one of the classic fragrances of my teenage years, it was loved by millions, and you can pick it up now at a really affordable price.

The scent is not only nostalgic but it’s good, a light citrus kind of smell that works as well as anything else in this list on a rainy day.

And there you have it, the best rainy day fragrances for men. Let me know your thoughts, and as always you can check out more men’s fragrances reviews  if you’re looking for some inspiration or a new scent for your collection.

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The best fragrances for men on a rainy day

Michael Adams

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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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