The best Armaf cologne is Club the Nuit Intense. The best Armaf perfume for women is Club de Nuit Intense Women (golden cap). Tres Nuit and Craze are also popular Armaf colognes that offer a pleasant scent for a very low price.
A lot has been discussed and written about Armaf. This oriental fragrance brand (based in the United Arab Emirates) has taken the world by storm. It offers clones and unique fragrances at a decent price. Some of them even last longer than you’d expect from cheap cologne.
Since there are so many Armaf perfumes (over 130), it can be difficult to choose just a few to try out. If you’re new to the brand, you can start with Club de Nuit. Otherwise, almost all other Armaf fragrances on this list are worth getting at any moment into your perfume journey.
1. Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Men
Club de Nuit Intense is a very strong perfume for men and the most popular Armaf fragrances out there. It’s characterized by a very strong lemon opening (probably the strongest to date) and a fruity smoke dry-down with high to very high projection.
This perfume is still polarizing, even if it’s so popular. I’ve met people who hated it. Others say it’s the only Armaf cologne for men they wear.
Lemon, pineapple, black currant, bergamot, and apple are its opening notes.
Birch, jasmine, and rose are its mid notes.
Musk, ambergris, patchouli, and vanilla are its base notes.
The opening is a bit harsh. The lemon splash feels very synthetic and troublesome if you’re expecting something mild.
After about 30 minutes, the lemon opening starts to fade and you start to smell the pineapple and the smoky birch. However, this fragrance continues to project for 10+ hours. You will smell it on your skin the second day so I’d say apply 1 spray only if you’re out to social events.
- Excellent for those who love intense perfumes
- Unique presentation
- Suitable for men of any age
- Lemon and bergamot notes are too concentrated
2. Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for Women
If you love flowers, spices, and patchouli, you will be intrigued by the Club de Nuit Intense version for women.
It starts with rose, saffron, and geranium.
Nutmeg, pepper, violet, and caraway are its mid notes.
Intense patchouli, vanilla, oud, and amber are its base notes.
For rose and patchouli fans, this is going to smell interesting. But the agarwood note in the composition is also intense. Recommended for young women who like to dress up, this perfume lasts at least 8 hours
- It gets compliments
- Good rose-patchouli interpretation
- Still different to Noir de Noir
- It can smell like Vicks vaporub on some women
3. Armaf Oros Pour Femme
Oros is a sub-brand of Armaf and it’s significantly different but also very appealing. Oros Pour Femme is an Armaf perfume for women that smells simply incredible and different from most perfumes made today.
It debuts with pear, lily, and bergamot.
Mid accords include tuberose, ylang-ylang, and jasmine.
Amber, patchouli, and white musk are its base accords.
Feminine, heavy, opulent, and sweet, this is the type of perfume you want to choose when you want to stand out with a different scent.
- Largely underappreciated in some countries
- Dense composition but soft to the nose
- Ideal for cool weather
- A bit more expensive than other Armaf fragrances
4. Armaf Tres Nuit for Men
Many see Tres Nuit as identical to Creed Green Irish Tweed. But it’s a bit sweeter and it holds its ground. Masculine and versatile, this cologne can be easily seen as a signature scent.
Lemon verbena, iris, and lemon are their top notes.
Violet, lavender, and spicy notes are there in the dry down.
Ambergris and sandalwood are its base notes.
With a fresh smell, it almost feels like a clean soap on your skin. Longevity is also going to make you wonder why you spend so much on other colognes. It lasts around 10 hours on the skin.
- Mild projection recommended for the office
- Fresh ‘out of the shower’ scent
- Excellent value
- Some say it’s a clone
5. Armaf Craze for Men
Almond and vanilla are the main notes of Armaf Craze. This perfume is said to have been inspired by Pegasus by Parfums de Marly or by Dior Poison. But it gets a slightly distinct vibe with a bit less sweetness than Pegasus.
Heliotrope, cumin, and bergamot are its top notes.
Bitter almond, jasmine, lavender, and sage are in mid accords.
Vanilla, amber, and sandalwood are its base notes.
If you like sweet oriental fragrances for the fall or wintertime, Armaf Craze is among the cheap favorites and it lasts about 5 hours.
- Smooth almond dry down scent
- Rather floral in the opening
- Sweet vanilla scent
- Not the best quality bottle
6. Armaf Blue Homme for Men
Blue Homme by Armaf smells similar to Aqua di Gio. It’s a top Armaf cologne for summertime as it shines in hot weather.
Bergamot, neroli, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and mandarin orange are its top notes.
Lavender, rosemary, jasmine, and nutmeg are its mid accords.
Amber, cedar, oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla, and musk are its base accords.
- Highly recommended for spring and summer
- Highly affordable men’s summer fragrance
- It lasts 4+ hours
- Not unique
7. Armaf Club de Nuit Milestone for Women
Amber, musk and marine accords best describe the scent of Milestone for Women. It also adds a touch of floral mid notes with violet to make it an affordable marine perfume for women. Inspired by Creed Millesime Imperial, the perfume is also highly affordable.
Sea notes, red fruits, and bergamot are its opening notes.
Violet, sandalwood, and woods are its mid accords.
Ambroxan, musk, and vetiver are its mid accords.
- Summer woody aquatic scent for women
- It’s more affordable than Creed Millesime Imperial
- 12+ hours projection
- Not too pleasant when you smell it up-close
8. Armaf Derby Club House Blanche for Men
Armaf Derby Club House smells like creamy herbs if you can overlook its terrible opening. Made for the hot summer months, it’s easily the best Armaf for those into green scents.
Aquatic notes, bergamot, and orange are its top notes.
Green tea and blackcurrant are its mid accords.
Musk, galbanum, and sandalwood are its base notes.
Similar to Creed Silver Mountain Water, this Armaf perfume for men is certainly a top choice for the gym as well.
- Fresh green floral scent
- It has above-average lasting power
- Pleasant soapy drydown in warm weather
- Metallic opening
9. Armaf Le Femme For Her
Similar to Gucci Flora Gardenia, Armaf Le Femme is the more underappreciated women’s perfume from the house. Gardenia and sweet fruits are its most prominent scent vibes.
Plum, gardenia, orange, and bergamot are its opening notes.
Jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, and saffron is its mid accords.
Vanilla, patchouli, woods, and musk are its base notes.
Dominated by fruits such as plum and vanilla sweetness, this scent creates a creamy blend for gardenia and jasmine to sit on.
- 8+ hours longevity
- Sexy and subtle
- Suitable for mature women
- A bit similar to Escada Cherry in The Air
10. Armaf Hunter for Men
Made for summer and fall, Armaf Hunter is an underrated men’s cologne from the famous perfume house. It smells similar to Lacoste White, which is another good sporty fragrance for the summer.
Perfume notes include grapefruit, cedar, rosemary, and cardamom.
Ylang-ylang, tuberose, and olibanum are its mid accords.
Cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver are its base accords.
Smelling like a fresh sporty fragrance, Hunter is even better than Lacoste White as it’s a bit more intense (typical Armaf) and with smoother base notes.
- It smells like a clean shower gel
- Fresh Armaf gym fragrance
- Quite distinct even as a clone
- Harsh in the opening
Some of the best Armaf perfumes only costs $20-$30. They also look amazing. At these prices, they might be hard to fault. But the best Armaf colognes are truly masterpieces as many of the releases from the fragrance house are hard to digest (Idivo, Shades Blue?) for the price. Pick 2 or 3 and get started on this oriental rollercoaster.