Citrus Sophistication: 10 Best Bergamot Fragrances For Men


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Bergamot is a citrus fruit (similar to lime) grown in the fragrant orchards of southern Italy and has long been used by perfumers for their zesty cologne creations.

With its fresh yet slightly spicy, subtly sweet aroma, this citrus marvel is the cornerstone of countless men’s colognes that ooze sophisticated freshness.

From timeless classics to modern marvels, my pick of the best bergamot fragrances promise to enchant, inspire, and elevate your mood with the multifaceted allure of bergamot.

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Best Bergamot Fragrances For Men

Clean and citrusy but with a hint of floral spice, the best bergamot fragrances for men will ensure you smell ultra-fresh.

1. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Parfum

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Parfum
Credit: Giorgio Armani

Review

Launched in 2023 and part of the Giorgio Armani Giò collection, Acqua di Giò Parfum is an aromatic, zesty, marine fragrance that redefines elegance for the modern man.

This freshie opens with marine notes and bergamot, leading to a heart of clary sage, geranium, and rosemary. You’ll get a whisper of smokiness from the base.

Top Notes:

Marine Notes, Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary

Base Notes:

Incense, Patchouli

Seasons & Longevity

Perfect for spring and summer days, this scent is ideal for casual lunches and formal evenings, too. It boasts impressive longevity at 7+ hours.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 7+ hours

2. Guerlain Habit Rouge Rouge Privé Eau de Parfum

Guerlain Habit Rouge Rouge Privé Eau de Parfum
Credit: Guerlain

Review

I love this one; Habit Rouge Privé is a Guerlain cologne with a luxurious leather scent that is bright with citrus and was released in 2023.

A crisp bergamot opening unfolds to a rich patchouli heart and settles into a comforting blend of leather accord and a touch of vanilla. Classy stuff.

Top Notes:

Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Patchouli

Base Notes:

Vanilla, Leather Accord

Seasons & Longevity

This fragrance is a year-round companion, best suited for evenings and special occasions when you wish to make a statement. Expect 6+ hours of wear.

Any Season
Longevity 6+ hours

3. Creed Millesime 1849 Eau de Parfum

Creed Millesime 1849 Eau de Parfum
Credit: Creed

Review

A recent offering from Creed is Millesime 1849, an opulent masculine Creed fragrance that blends bergamot with florals and an undercurrent of spice.

Millesime 1849 opens with a blast of bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit, giving way to a floral heart and a base rich with woods and incense that exudes class.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Cypress

Mid Notes:

Indian Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Orris, Turkish Rose, Bulgarian Rose

Base Notes:

Texas Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Incense, Agarwood, Thyme, Laurel

Seasons & Longevity

For me, this is an any-season scent; it shines at formal events or intimate gatherings, enveloping you in a cloak of distinction for 5+ hours.

Any Season
Longevity 5+ hours

4. Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau de Parfum
Credit: Versace

Review

Dylan Blue is a crowd-pleasing bergamot-heavy Versace fragrance that reminds me of Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme.

Calabrian bergamot dominates, with grapefruit and aquatic notes not far behind, leading to a complex heart and a rich, smoky base of incense and saffron.

Top Notes:

Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaves, Aquatic Notes

Mid Notes:

Violet Leaves, Black Pepper, Papyrus Wood, Ambroxan, Patchouli

Base Notes:

Mineral Musk, Tonka Bean, Saffron, Incense

Seasons & Longevity

Dylan Blue is a versatile choice for spring, summer and fall, from daily wear to special nights out. It’s a reliable choice, lasting 6+ hours.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 6+ hours

5. Le Labo Bergamote 22 Eau de Parfum

Le Labo Bergamote 22 Eau de Parfum
Credit: Le Labo

Review

It’s all about the bergamot with Le Labo’s Bergamote 22, which masterfully balances citrus freshness with a musky depth.

Featuring bergamot as the star note, it evolves with slightly bitter petitgrain, grounded by amber, musk, and vetiver for a captivating finish.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Grapefruit

Mid Notes:

Petitgrain, Vanilla

Base Notes:

Amber, Musk, Vetiver

Seasons & Longevity

Bergamote 22 is a daytime summer staple, offering a refreshing barbershop-style scent profile. Moderate projection and lasts 5+ hours.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 5+ hours

6. Floris Bergamotto di Positano Eau de Parfum

Floris Bergamotto di Positano Eau de Parfum
Credit: Floris

Review

Floris presents Bergamotto di Positano, a scent that evokes the breezy vibe of the Amalfi Coast with its marine and citrus notes.

The journey begins with bergamot and marine notes, then unveils a heart of green tea and orange blossom, and finishes with a base of mostly vanilla.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Marine Note, Mandarin

Mid Notes:

Green Tea, Orange Blossom, Ginger, Vanilla

Base Notes:

Amber, Spice, Ambrette, Woods, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

Despite the vanilla, it’s a daytime scent that belongs to the warmth of spring and summer. It only lasts 3-4 hours, though.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

7. Dior Homme Sport Eau de Parfum

Dior Homme Sport Eau de Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Another Dior Homme fave of mineDior Homme Sport is a lively and fresh fragrance that captures the spirit of adventure and athleticism.

With plenty of bergamot and aldehydes in the open, it transitions to a resinous heart. As it settles, smooth wood and a sprinkling of pepper add a touch of mystique.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon, Aldehydes

Mid Notes:

Elemi Resin, Pink Pepper

Base Notes:

Woody Notes, Frankincense

Seasons & Longevity

This is your go-to for active days, especially in the spring and summer months. It has solid longevity and projection, lasting 6+ hours.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 6+ hours

8. Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Parfum

Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Parfum
Credit: Acqua di Parma

Review

Acqua di Parma’s Bergamotto di Calabria brings the essence of Italian summers to life with its bright and zesty character.

A zesty opening of Calabrian bergamot and citron leads to a cedarwood and red ginger heart on a base of vetiver and musk. It’s the essence of the Mediterranean!

Top Notes:

Calabrian Bergamot DOP, Citron

Mid Notes:

Cedarwood, Red Ginger

Base Notes:

Vetiver, Benzoin, Musk

Seasons & Longevity

Ideal for the warmer months, it’s a perfect companion for both casual day wear and elegant evening events. It should last you 5+ hours.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 5+ hours

9. Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum

Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum
Credit: Montblanc

Review

Montblanc fragrances are decent, and I always have this one on rotation: Montblanc Explorer is a classic, an uplifting blend of freshness that’s pretty much a clone of Creed Aventus.

A cheerful blast of bergamot, pink pepper, and ambroxan moves into a heart of Haitian vetiver and leather, concluding with a gently woody base.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Clary Sage

Mid Notes:

Haitian Vetiver, Leather

Base Notes:

Ambroxan, Akigalawood, Indonesian Patchouli Leaf, Cacao Pod

Seasons & Longevity

Explorer is a year-round ally, perfect for making bold statements at work and play. It lasts 6+ hours with good projection.

Any Season
Longevity 6+ hours

10. Louis Vuitton Sur la Route Eau de Parfum

Louis Vuitton Sur la Route Eau de Parfum
Credit: Louis Vuitton

Review

I first tried Sur la Route on a recent Viora London trip to the Louis Vuitton store on New Bond Street, and I was impressed by its bergamot freshness.

It opens with refreshing bergamot and lemon, leading into a heart of grassy notes and spices. There’s not much from the base, but that’s fine; it’s a mouth-watering bergamot blend.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon

Mid Notes:

Grassy Notes, Pepper, Nutmeg

Base Notes:

Peru Balsam, Musk, Leather

Seasons & Longevity

This scent shines in the spring, summer and autumn, ideal for the man on the move, business or pleasure. It lasted 6+ hours on me.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 6+ hours
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Andrew’s Top Pick

Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum is my top pick out of the best bergamot fragrances for men

Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum

My top pick bergamot-heavy fragrance for men is Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum. It’s fresh and uplifting, plus I am even wearing it right now!

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Conclusion

In fact the entire Montblanc Rxplorer range is well worth checking out
The Montblanc Explorer range is worth checking out

In fragrance, the aroma of bergamot is similar to lime but with a slight earthy and herbal undercurrent. If you want a fresh citrus scent but don’t like it too screechy-lemony, then bergamot is my recommendation.

As we wrap up this aromatic journey, I hope you’re inspired to find your signature freshie among my curated list of best bergamot fragrances for men.

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