5 Best Colognes Worn by Celebrities

Everyone’s got their signature scent – even celebrities. Read below to learn more about the perfume used by celebrities and what some of the biggest stars wear as their signature fragrances. 

Antonio Banderas Wears Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

The star who can bring any character to life, from Zorro to Puss in Boots, needs a scent that’s just as dynamic. Antonio Banderas wears Eau Savage by Christian Dior, which brings the fresh scents of lemon and rosemary together with the masculine scents of oak moss and musk.

This scent was introduced in 1966 in partnership with perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, and it’s been around ever since, always appreciated for its combination of the citrusy or seemingly opposing scents. It opens with notes of lemon, basil, bergamot, cumin, lavender, and fruit. The heart contains jasmine, rose, carnation, iris root, coriander, patchouli and sandalwood, all on a classic, masculine base of oak moss, vetiver, musk, and amber.


Hugh Jackman Wears Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

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 accentuates 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 oak moss. Hey, if it’s good enough for Wolverine, it’s good enough for us.


Justin Timberlake Wears Play Eau de Toilette by Givenchy for Men

We know, we know, Justin Timberlake 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 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.


Will Smith Wears Vera Wang Men by Vera Wang

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, 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 sandal wood and tobacco, gives this scent its solid, masculine foundation.

This scent is incredibly seductive, and was originally created for men who are about to get married. It came two years after Vera Wang created her first fragrance for women.


Jay Z Wears Millésime Impérial by Creed

Jay Z 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 and entrepreneurs of all time. With all that said, it’s no surprise that he expects excellence when it comes to his fragrance.

Jay Z rocks Millésime Impérial by Creed, a fresh, classy, unisex fragrance that’s reminiscent of tropical fruit and sea breeze. It 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, which gives it a classic finish, while still retaining the beachy vibes.


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