The Scent Of That Gent

[emphasized type=”emphasized”]Have you ever wondered what some of the leading men of the silver screen, from today to yesteryear, wore as their cologne of choice? These gentlemen personified elegance and understood that a man’s choice in his cologne not only represented his personality and style, but offered a notion of a confident, tenacious, leading man. We decided to do a little research and discovered a list of dapper men from over the years and their preferred choice of cologne.[/emphasized]

Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi

Dominated by musk and rose, this strong, timeless, masculine fragrance works extremely well with the human skin. Sweetly aromatic, this scent offers a lemony combination of rose and geranium and powder. A sensual scent that comes with a strong sillage, it is no wonder that it is Brad Pitt‘s (who is a representation of both of those characteristics) preferred choice of cologne – Lorenzo Villoresi 



Bois Du Portugal by Creed

A very masculine scent with notes of bergamot and lavender, this mature cologne is woody with a touch of sophistication and elegance. Industry tycoons such as Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman, who were very tailored in their own right, made this cologne their partner in all their manly escapades, from work to play – Creed



Nutmeg and Ginger by Jo Malone

Boutique London perfumer Jo Malone is continually making waves across the globe, but with a recent boom in Australia, many the guy and gal are venturing into the array of unisex fragrances on offer. This particular scent is woody and spicy featuring nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood and cedar. A favourite scent of rugged Scotsman Gerard Butler, who is often seen looking effortlessly debonaire, or completely shredded (resembling that of an Ancient Greek warrior)… Jo Malone

Gerard Butler



Eau D’Hadrien by Annick Goutal

Inspired by a Tuscan landscape, this scent is an expression of one’s passion for Italy. A mix of citrus fruit ripened under the Mediterranean sun (think Sicilian lemons) with a touch of cypress wood. A long lasting fragrance that permits elegance, this scent is a favourite of Leonardo Di Caprio. You can imagine that this scent would be the choice of Leo’s characters in Jay Gatsby, Calvin Candie or Jordan Belfort – Annick Goutal

Leonardo DiCaprio


Vetiver by Floris

Launched in 2000, Vetiver by Floris an extremely masculine fragrance that is relatively clean, simple and semi-refined. Unfortunately discontinued, this scent was a suave take on Vetiver, offering sophisticated smooth notes. A favourite amongst some classic iconic men, in particular the English legend Sir Michael Caine, who was known to favour this scent – Floris 



Green Irish Tweed by Creed

Fresh and pure and instantly recognisable, Green Irish Tweed by Creed offers hints of lemon, moss, sandalwood and ambergris. The “It Boy” of the late 1960’s/1970’s, and a true Hollywood heartthrob in Robert Redford saw the blonde-haired extraordinaire wear this iconic cologne – Creed

Robert Redford


Gendarme V by Gendarme

A very masculine scent launched in 2000, it omits an orange blossom with a touch of neroli. A florally scent, this fragrance is a favourite of Hollywood actor/badboy Robert Downey Jnr.

Robert Downey Junior


Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

Created in 1966, Eau Sauvage was an instant hit around the world. A classic citrus fragrance by Dior, notes include lemon, rosemary and vetiver. Renowned as the late Steve McQueen‘s personal favourite cologne, the scent is masculine but pleasant. Controversially known as a “sexually stimulating” scent for women, many believe that the charismatic and rebellious McQueen was a hit with women due to his scent in Eau Sauvage – Dior 


*Some referrals sourced from the ‘Celebrity Fragrance Guide’. Photos are not owned by The Tailored Man*