Everyone’s got their signature scent — even famous male celebrities. Whether it’s for a date night out, the red carpet, or just a casual weekend, I believe a man’s fragrance choice says a lot without saying a word.
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Top Signature Scents of Famous Male Celebrities
Read below to learn more about the perfumes used by famous male celebrities and what some of the biggest stars wear as their signature cologne. Maybe you’ll even discover your new favorite.
Grey Vetiver is truly a gentleman’s cologne, and it’s the signature scent of Australian-born actor, Hugh Jackman. As the name suggests, this Grey Vetiver really emphasizes vetiver at every stage of the fragrance journey, from the initial smell to the dry down.
Released in 2009, this cologne hasn’t been around for very long, but it’s become popular with many men for its classic, sophisticated, masculine scent.
It’s woody and aromatic with earthy, green and citrus tones throughout. It has notes of grapefruit, orange blossom, sage, nutmeg, orris root, pimento, vetiver, amber, and oakmoss. Hey, if it’s good enough for Wolverine, it’s good enough for me.
Also, check our review of Hugh Jackman’s Beard in Best Celebrity Beards
Though it’s been a while since he played the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, it’s only natural that Will Smith would select a fragrance that carries such a masculine scent, like Vera Wang Men but with an unexpected freshness.
Vera Wang Men opens up with fresh top notes of green leaves and yuzu that give way to a heart spiced with nutmeg, leather, and anis. The base, which includes sandalwood and tobacco, gives this scent its solid, masculine foundation.
This scent is incredibly seductive and was originally created as a fragrance for grooms. It came two years after Vera Wang created her first fragrance for women.
He started rapping on the streets of his Brooklyn neighborhood at the age of 13, and by the time he turned 19, he was nominated for his first Grammy for the hit, Hard Knock Life.
Today, he’s known as one of the greatest rappers, greatest entrepreneurs of all time and one of the most famous male celebrities. With all that said, it’s no surprise that he expects excellence when it comes to his fragrance.
Millesime Imperial by Creed opens with top notes of fruit and sea salt, which then give way to lemon, bergamot, iris, and mandarin orange. Its base notes include musk, woody, and marine notes, giving it a classic finish, while still retaining the beachy vibes.
Antonio Banderas wears Sauvage Eau Parfum by Christian Dior which begins with citron and bergamot and quickly transforms to lavender and hedione (synthetic jasmine often used in perfumery), together with the masculine scents of oakmoss and myrrh.
The star who can bring any character to life, from Zorro to Puss in Boots, needs a scent that’s just as dynamic.
This Dior colgone was introduced in 2012 created by the nose of Francois Demachy, and is often appreciated for its mature and classic fragrance. It opens with the citruses including petitgrain – an oil from the bitter orange tree.
Apart from hedione, the heart is full of lavender and vetiver, all on a classic base of oakmoss, myrrh and patchouli.
This famous male celebrity’s known as the actor who plays Thor— Chris Hemsworth put the hammer down with HUGO by Hugo Boss to create a cologne that even the god of thunder can’t resist.
Leaning towards the sunnier side of scents — HUGO isn’t your typical fragrance. It partners earthy tones of cedar and sandalwood with lighter notes of citrus for a cologne that embodies an ocean breeze on a summer day.
Perfect for both warming up the cold season, or cooling down the warm – HUGO delivers a fine balance of sophistication and fun, perfect for the ambitious go-getters.
Professional basketball player Lebron James is known for working up a sweat on the court, but that doesn’t mean he smells like it. He smells like The One EDT by Dolce & Gabbana.
The One’s a powerful fragrance with a deep dry down of tobacco, heart notes of warm cardamom, and top notes of basil — making a statement without making a ruckus.
This is perfect for casual social gatherings and events. For the man that isn’t afraid to be bold, The One is a great decision for those who work hard and play hard.
Hilarious and humble — this comedian hosts The Tonight Show and has somehow mastered the art of speaking his mind while keeping it classy. It only makes sense that he favors an equally charismatic cologne.
Well-versed and well-loved — John Varvatos is an excellent pick for those with a silver tongue and heart of gold.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Beckham has a successful soccer and fragrance career and offers a variety of David Beckham Colognes for Men for any time of day and occasion.
For those that like to stay true with the option to still switch it up from time to time, David Beckham’s cologne collections provide a window to explore new horizons while keeping yourself anchored.
If you love his line, there’s a cologne by Beckham for any man and for any event.
With equal parts warmth and musk — Jude and Paul Smith Extreme just make sense. For the refined but still slightly rugged, Paul Smith Extreme does a nice job at complimenting style and ingenuity.
Heart notes of nutmeg have the warmth while top notes of lemon have a crisp flair. Base notes consist of rosewood and musk and make for a charming fragrance for the modern guy.
Not only is this fragrance affordable, but it’s also flexible and can be used for both days in the office or on nights out.
We know, we know, Justin Timberlake, an incredibly famous male celebrity is the face of Givenchy’s Play, but that doesn’t mean he really uses it, right? According to the superstar singer and actor, he actually does.
The fragrance, which was created by perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac, was launched in 2008. It’s a strong, masculine scent that’s super versatile — it’s great for both daytime and evening use.
The eau de toilette features notes of bitter orange, grapefruit, black pepper, and patchouli, while the more intense version, Play Intense, has notes of bergamot, tangerine, pink pepper, vetiver, tonka bean, and patchouli.
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