Smelling good is essential for every man, regardless of your age. However, there are differences in what types of fragrances you should wear, depending on your age. For example, a sweet, playful fragrance, perfect for an active, young man, might not fit too well on an older man. But what are the best fragrances for a 60 year old man?
What Types Of Fragrances Suit A 60 Year Old Man Best
Owning a great fragrance is essential for every man. However, some fragrances are more suited towards certain men, where others go in a different direction. As a 60 year old man, you really don’t want to wear a sweet bubblegum fragrance that younger men often wear. Instead, you want to have an old-school, yet still relevant fragrance. In other words, you want a true, classic fragrance.
Most classic fragrances are regarded highly, as they’ve been around for a long time, yet they’re still relevant and often worn. Perfumery in this day and age is way different than it was a couple of decades ago. Back then, most fragrances would have a fresh, green, or woody scent, or a combination of both. Nowadays, these types of fragrances are often referred to as classics, as there aren’t really any more of those types of fragrances produced.
This is not to say that there are no new fresh, woody, or green fragrances, as there are many new ones out there, but not in the same fashion as they were back then. Most fragrances on this list are older fragrances that truly capture that old-school, classic scent, as those types of fragrances fit in perfectly with an older man. Below are some of the best fragrances for a 60 year old man, in no particular order!
1. Chanel Pour Monsieur
Scent: Chanel Pour Monsieur is a beautiful, classic chypre fragrance. This fragrance opens with a fresh and truly old-school scent that has withstood the test of time like no other. The bright citruses, mixed with some spices and florals create a classic barbershop-like scent. With the addition of notes like vetiver and oakmoss, you can also get a green, slightly earthy scent. All these notes come together to create a true masterpiece, which smells fresh, green, and slightly floral.
Notes: The top notes of Chanel Pour Monsieur are petitgrain, lemon, and neroli. The middle notes are cardamom, basil, ginger, and coriander. The base notes are vetiver, cedar, and oakmoss.
Best for: Chanel Pour Monsieur is a fantastic fragrance for a 60 year old man, as this fragrance smells old-school, yet still relevant. It also has a very classy, elegant, and gentleman-like vibe around it, which fits perfectly on an older man. Ironically, Chanel Pour Monsieur itself is also more than 60 years old. Overall, this is a fantastic fragrance for a classy gentleman who has lived a successful life.
2. Guerlain Vetiver
Scent: Guerlain Vetiver is a beautiful fragrance with a fresh, aromatic scent of woods. This fragrance opens with a fresh scent of citruses, supported by some subtle green notes. Every now and then, you can also notice a soft spice, however, they’re quite faint. After a little while, the note of vetiver comes forth, which has a green, fresh, and woody scent. This note of vetiver, combined with other green and fresh notes, is responsible for the majority of this scent, and luckily so, as it smells classic and amazing.
Notes: The top notes of Guerlain Vetiver are bergamot, neroli, lemon, mandarin, tobacco, coriander, and nutmeg. The middle notes are sage, orris root, vetiver, pepper, sandalwood, and carnation. The base notes are oakmoss, civet, myrrh, amber, vetiver, tonka bean, and leather.
Best for: Guerlain Vetiver is a fantastic fragrance for any older man, as this fragrance has a classic and elegant scent that is not outdated. Due to the freshness, this fragrance is best worn during the warmer months, however, as an older man, you can easily wear it all year long. This fragrance is perfect for casual wear, but the classic scent and elegance also allows it to be worn during formal occasions as well. Overall, you’ll smell like a fresh and sharp gentleman! It is also very inexpensive as well.
3. Creed Green Irish Tweed
Scent: Creed Green Irish Tweed is a gorgeous fragrance with a green and fresh scent. This fragrance opens with some citruses, but quickly after, you can start to notice a green scent. This green scent is done in a very nice and modern way, making this fragrance reminiscent of both classic fragrances and modern fragrances. The base of this fragrance adds a little bit of woods, as well as a slightly salty scent. This salty scent provides the fragrance with an almost aquatic vibe, adding to the overall freshness.
Notes: The top notes of Creed Green Irish Tweed are lemon verbena and iris. The middle note is violet leave and the base notes are ambergris and sandalwood.
Best for: Creed Green Irish Tweed is a fantastic fragrance that you can easily wear all year long. This fragrance is both fresh and strong, which makes it work in pretty much every season and occasion. Creed Green Irish Tweed is the perfect fragrance for the modern, older man since this fragrance is both classic and modern as well. This fragrance does cost a bit more than most other fragrances, but you do get a true work of art.
4. Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
Scent: Christian Dior Eau Sauvage is a beautiful fragrance with a fresh, bright, and clean scent. This fragrance opens with a scent of citruses and a few spices. This immediately sets the tone, as this is a masculine and fresh fragrance. After a little while, the note of neroli comes forth, which has a slightly citrusy, floral, and sweet scent. The base of this fragrance adds some green notes, which add to the freshness. Overall, with this fragrance, you get a masculine and timeless classic.
Notes: The top notes of Christian Dior Eau Sauvage are bergamot, basil, lemon, fruity notes, caraway, and rosemary. The middle notes are orris root, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, jasmine, carnation, and coriander. The base notes are vetiver, oakmoss, amber, and musk.
Best for: Christian Dior Eau Sauvage is a fantastic, timeless fragrance, perfect for an older man. This fragrance is fresh, it’s clean, and it’s very masculine. All in all, this makes it perfect for a gentleman. Overall, this fragrance is best worn during the warmer months, however, as with most of these classic fragrances, you can wear it during the colder months as well. There’s just something in these classic fragrances that makes them appear strong.
5. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio
Scent: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is the most sold men’s fragrance, and with good reason. With this fragrance, you get a gorgeous aquatic scent supported by some spices and florals. This fragrance opens very fresh with citrusy notes mixed with an aquatic scent. Over time, some floral notes make themselves known, adding to the freshness. Nearing the base, this fragrance becomes a bit spicier and more woody, however, you still mainly get a gorgeous, fresh scent of aquatics and citruses.
Notes: The top notes of Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio are bergamot, jasmine, neroli, mandarin, lemon, lime, and orange. The middle notes are violet, rose, coriander, hyacinth, calone, rosemary, peach, mignonette, sea notes, jasmine, nutmeg, cyclamen, and freesia. The base notes are white musk, cedar, oakmoss, patchouli, and amber.
Best for: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is a fantastic, time-proven fragrance, perfect to be worn during the summer. This fragrance smells clean, fresh, and masculine, while also being inoffensive. In other words, perfect for an older man who wants to smell fantastic. With Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, there really is no going wrong. This fragrance is well-liked by everyone, and rightfully so.
6. Chanel Egoiste
Scent: Chanel Egoiste is a beautiful fragrance with a warm, spicy, and woody scent. This fragrance opens with a fresh scent of spices, however, this scent quickly becomes a little sweeter and warmer. Notes of cinnamon and vanilla add a nice layer of spicy sweetness, which goes perfectly with the woods in the dry down. The base of this fragrance also has notes of tobacco and leather, making this an overall beautiful, but somewhat daring fragrance for an older man.
Notes: The top notes of Chanel Egoiste are coriander, rosewood, mandarin, and mahogany. The middle notes are rose, cinnamon, and carnation. The base notes are amber, tobacco, vanilla, sandalwood, and leather.
Best for: Chanel Egoiste is a fantastic fragrance that works perfectly with the colder months, but can also be pulled off during the warmer months as well. This fragrance is a little bolder than the other fragrances on this list, which makes this one stand out a bit. This fragrance is perfect for the modern, active, and successful man. Of course, any man can wear this, but it is important that this fragrance is worn with confidence.
7. Guerlain Habit Rouge
Scent: Guerlain Habit Rouge is a gorgeous fragrance with a fresh, citrusy scent that gradually becomes sweeter. This fragrance opens with notes of fresh citruses and herbs, which creates an interesting, aromatic scent. After a little while, the fresh spices make way for warmer spices, such as cinnamon and vanilla. The citruses also fade away, creating room for notes of amber and leather. The dry down of this fragrance is now much warmer with a lovely scent of spices and vanilla.
Notes: The top notes of Guerlain Habit Rouge are lemon, rosewood, tangerine, bergamot, basil, orange, and lime. The middle notes are jasmine, cinnamon, rose, patchouli, cedar, sandalwood, and carnation. The base notes are oakmoss, benzoin, amber, vanilla, leather, and labdanum.
Best for: Guerlain Habit Rouge is a fantastic fragrance for any man, however, due to the classic vibe it has, it works especially well with older men. This fragrance is also very versatile. It can easily be worn all year long, as well as to pretty much every occasion. Guerlain Habit Rouge is a true classic, perfect for a relaxed and sophisticated older man. The changing scent, going from fresh to warmer, also makes this fragrance a bit more unique than others. This fragrance is also pretty inexpensive.
8. Acqua Di Parma Colonia
Scent: Acqua Di Parma Colonia is a fantastic fragrance with an aromatic, fresh, and mostly classic scent. This fragrance opens with an immediate blast of fresh citruses. Added to this is a nice touch of lavender, providing the aromatic and classic feel. Over time, you can also notice some floral notes, as well as some green notes. All of these come together to create a true, time-proven fragrance with a fresh, green, slightly floral scent. A true masterpiece.
Notes: The notes of Acqua Di Parma Colonia are jasmine, sandalwood, citruses, vetiver, lavender, lemon verbena, patchouli, rose, amber, rosemary, and white musk.
Best for: Acqua Di Parma Colonia is a fantastic fragrance for any older man. This fragrance is fresh and aromatic and makes for a fantastic signature fragrance. Although this fragrance performs much better when worn in the warmer seasons, as an older man, you can easily wear this all year long. This fragrance also works in pretty much every occasion. It’s great for formal wear, as well as casual wear.
How Many Fragrances Should A 60 Year Old Man Have
Smelling good is essential for every man, however, always smelling the same can become a bit boring over time. Although owning only one fragrance is perfectly fine, it is recommended to own a few more.
However, as an older man, you might not be interested in owning more than one. Luckily, though, most of the classic fragrances work nicely all year long. Some are a bit more season-based, like how Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is best worn in the summer, and how Chanel Egoiste practically works best in the winter, but in reality, most work pretty much all the time.
On the other hand, if you do like to own a few more, you can try mixing and matching some of the fragrances above. For example, owning Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio for the warmer months, Chanel Egoiste for the colder months, and a fragrance like Guerlain Habit Rouge to switch things up every now and then, sets you up with a great and versatile collection.
In any case, how many you want to own is up to you. Owning one is fine, but it can become a bit boring. Owning multiple will allow you to switch things up a bit and allows you to wear a fragrance appropriate for a certain season or occasion. I’d recommend you take a good look at the fragrances above and see which one would fit you perfectly!