Colognes with coffee notes grew in popularity during the late 1990’s. If you are a fan of coffee, then the great news is there are a lot of fragrances that you will love.
We have a lot of these in our collection, and we reviewed the most popular and best smelling ones to help you decide.
When it comes to choosing, there are different styles of coffee colognes. Some smell like beans, some like mocha, and others like a fresh cappuccino.
We will break down the list to the 11 best coffee colognes for men.
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1. Rochas Man
If you are looking for a sweet smelling coffee cologne, then Rochas Man should be your top choice.
Rochas Man is a gourmand fragrance that is a low cost option to get into coffee colognes.
What makes this different is the lavender note opening. You can also smell some fruity notes as well.
While the opening is short and sweet, the dominant scent is coffee. It is not like roasted beans though. It has the aroma of vanilla cappuccino once you spray it on your skin.
The dry down comes quickly, and overall, Rochas brings a warm, resinous scent that is perfect for cool weather.
This unisex fragrance is a great option for Fall and Winter. It is youthful, gourmand scent.
If you are familiar with New Haarlem, then you can get an idea of how this smells.
The great news is this is one of the most affordable colognes on the market.
2. Kilian Black Phantom
Black Phantom by Kilian is amazing and you will receive compliments from this cologne.
This EdP comes in a standard box, or you can get it in a coffret that has a skull design on it. It is one of my favorite cologne boxes. It does cost a bit more, but worth it.
This is sexy smelling, and people love to catch a whiff of you when near.
The opening is chocolate, caramel, and smoky coffee. We also detect a strong note of almond at first.
Black Phantom smells similar to Irish Coffee to me. It is a gorgeous scent and delicious smelling.
This Eau de Parfum is one of the best Kilian fragrances. If you are a fan of this perfume house, and you are looking for a coffee scented cologne, then grab this one.
There is a small percentage of people who disagree with Black Phantom, so it may be a good idea to get a sample or decant first.
If this fragrance works on your skin, you are going to get compliments, and lots of them.
Fragrance X seems to have the best price, and sometimes they sell the incredible coffret which is a must have if you can get it.
3. Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo
Uomo Signature is the most mainstream cologne on this list. It is a leather dominant fragrance with coffee as a compliment.
This opens with sweet citrus notes. It is masculine and sensuous.
This Eau de Parfum can be worn almost anywhere and anytime.
Having said that, cooler weather and evening wear are the best times for this. While not unique, it is a great buy due to its cost.
If you are looking for a cologne that uses coffee notes as a compliment to the main notes, then Uomo Signature is a great choice.
3. Uden By Xerjoff
Uden by Xerjoff opens up like a crisp summer cologne. It has fresh notes of citrus and pine. The citrus opening is INTENSE and realistic.
Uden is part of the Shooting Stars collection by Xerjoff.
The blast of citrus does not last long, and the fragrance moves towards a boozy note with creamy sandalwood. This is what makes it an all year fragrance for men.
It is grounded by vanilla booziness with coffee.
Over time it develops into a musky and powdery sweetness.
If you are looking for a signature scent, then Uden may fit the bill.
If you want to smell different, then Uden is the choice for you. It is beautiful and different.
The price point may keep some from ordering it, but for fans of Xerjoff, you will not be disappointed with this.
The ingredients do not smell synthetic because this is a high quality fragrance.
4. Halloween Man X EdT
This oriental fougere is similar to Versace Eros with some coffee bean notes added.
Halloween Man X is a very under rated cologne, and deserves more love than it gets. Especially for the low price point.
This is a modern fragrance, and it is great to wear at night. It has notes of lavender, lemon, whiskey, coffee, and cinnamon.
Over time, the coffee note stands out, and you feel like you are sitting at a coffee bar. It is not a gourmand smell. It leans towards more of a roasted scent.
If you like chocolate and coffee, then grab this fragrance. It has a low price point, and it has tons of positive reviews on Amazon as well as Fragrantica.
5. Polo Double Black
Polo Double Black is a spicy fragrance that has realistic coffee notes in it.
This leans more to the seductive side, and it would be something that I would wear out at night. I would also use this as a date fragrance.
As with a lot of the fragrances from Polo, it can be a little lacking in scent strength. But for the cost, it is worth it. While it might not be a super unique cologne, it does smell really good.
The coffee notes in this cologne really compliment the pepper and mango which gives it a somewhat sweet and spicy feel.
It is best to wear this cologne during cooler weather or a night out on the town.
6. Hugo Boss Private Accord
This Eau de Toilette from Hugo Boss is all about coffee and chocolate.
The chocolate note is not a milky one, but more of a dark and bitter scent. It mixes perfectly with the tart fruit notes that make up the middle of this cologne.
This flanker from Boss The Scent is definitely a step up from the original.
What ties all of the scents together in that collection is the use of Maninka fruit. If you have smelled a lot of The Scent collection from Hugo Boss, then you will recognize that in Private Accord as well.
The opening spray on your skin smells like dark chocolate with coffee. Then comes the Maninka fruit note which brings tartness and powder.
The fruit note takes over and the chocolate and coffee dies down a bit.
While The Scent Collection is not super popular, Private Accord is the top choice for me.
It is such an improvement over the original and the other flankers.
7. John Varvatos XX
If you do not like to take risks with cologne purchases, then Varvatos XX is a top choice. This is probably the safest choice if you want some coffee notes in your cologne, but you don’t want it to be heavy.
While it does have a nice coffee note in it, you will not smell like a Starbucks all day.
The opening is apple, and it is a modern smelling cologne. The opening is really fresh and sweet.
Over time it becomes more spicy with a hint of coffee. The cardamom adds a nice touch to it.
It smells great and people around you will enjoy the way you smell.
Varvatos XX is a cologne that is great as a gift. It is well rounded and pleasing. Most people will enjoy it, and you will not offend anyone by wearing it.
A solid choice to get into coffee fragrances.
9. Replica Coffee Break
Replica Coffee Break is a fragrance that I want to wear when I am hanging out at home.
If I am doing nothing, and I want to relax, then I am spraying this on. If you want the notes of coffee beans or fresh roast, then this is not the fragrance for you.
While it has a coffee scent, it is not the main star. This is more like a milky latte. It is loaded with tonka bean, vanilla and benzoin.
It opens with a creamy, milky note along with heavy lavender. It turns into a clean scent that smells like an upscale Indie coffee house.
This is a nice cologne to wear at home. It has a nice relaxing quality that reminds me of a coffee drink like a latte. It is not heavy, but it is soft and milky.
It is fairly strong and projects well, so it does not take a lot of sprays, at least for me.
11. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Cafe
Vanille Cafe is the most unisex fragrance on our list that leans toward the feminine side.
If you want a cologne that smells like a vanilla latte, then this is the one to consider. The downside is the coffee note is very light, and it seems to go away after a few hours.
This cologne is sticky sweet with notes of vanilla, almond, benzoin, coffee, and musk. It is not overly complex, and it is a linear fragrance.