best vanilla fragrances for men

20 Best Vanilla Fragrances For Men

In Cologne, Fragrance Notes, Vanilla by Ryan GardnerLeave a Comment

One of the most popular scents for men is vanilla. Vanilla fragrances are a very versatile and sweet scent. These colognes can be sweet like a gourmand, warm and cozy, mixed with citrus notes for summer wear, or they can be mixed with tobacco for a more masculine twist. There are so many things that this can be used for in perfumery.

Vanilla may be a component of a lot of fragrances, but for this article we are reviewing the Vanilla dominant scents. So, this sweet and warm note must be one of the dominant scents that make up the entire accord.

These great smelling vanilla fragrances for men are not listed and ranked in any order, but I think you can tell which ones we like a little better. (hint, hint, it’s not the ones at the bottom)

Top 20 Vanilla Fragrances For Men

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

tobacco vanille

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford does not really need an introduction. It is one of the most popular vanilla fragrances for men and women, and it is easily one of the best vanilla scents available. This vanilla fragrance is one of the best smelling Eau de Parfums on the market.

There are many celebrities who use Tobacco Vanille as their staple vanilla fragrance, so that must mean it’s good right? Ha, not really, but it is good. I believe Harry Styles is known for using this sweet scent.

This is a very aggressive spicy vanilla with tobacco. The vanilla note seems to be in place to reduce the other aggressive notes, but it works beautifully. This definitely smells better on the skin compared to a tester.

This is the classic vanilla fragrance reinvented with the addition of tonka, cocoa and dried fruit accords.

Top notes for Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille are tobacco and spice. Middle notes are tonka, vanilla, and cacao. The base notes are woods and dried fruits.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Layton by Parfums De Marly

Layton by Parfums De Marly is an oriental floral for men and women.

This is a sexy vanilla fragrance mixed with a lot of fruit notes like apple and spices. This sweet scent really smells so great.

Layton has a bright opening that is fresh and spicy. The dry down is a nice spicy, woody, and vanilla scent that is just perfect. This scent has wide appeal, and it will be labeled as good across the board.

We understand that not everyone will like Layton, but that comes with any fragrance, but most people seem to like it or love it. Whether or not you want to shell out the cash for a fragrance that you just like is a different story. But, if you smell it on someone else, the scent is fantastic.

Top notes are bergamot, lavender and apple. The middle notes are violet and geranium. Base notes are vanilla, sandalwood, cardamom, and patchouli.

Type: Eau de Parfum

The Architects Club Arquiste

The Architects Club by Arquiste is quite a complex vanilla fragrance. It is masterfully blended with notes of vanilla, lemon, powder, and angelica.

I would not label this as a cloying, sweet vanilla, but it is more of a smooth and creamy vanilla that is complemented well. It is like a herbal, woody vanilla.

This is not in the ballpark of a sweet gourmand vanilla, so if that style is not your thing, then you should grab a tester of this to try out.

Top notes of Vanilla, Juniper, Guaiac wood followed by wood, amber, and citrus.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Jeroboam Insulo

Jeroboam Insulo cologne

Jeroboam by Insulo is an oriental vanilla fragrance. This is a very simple and linear scent that falls into the vanilla/musk category like Absolute Aphrodisiac, which is also on our list. If you are familiar with that fragrance, then Jerobaom Insulo should be on your list to try.

Due to its simple note profile, it is not too hard to imagine what this smells like. Obviously, everyone’s skin can wear it differently, but you should get the general idea of Jeroboam as a sweet caramel vanilla type scent with some musk.

Notes are vanilla, musk, and jasmine

Type: Extrait De Parfum

Eau des Baux (Best Cheap Vanilla Cologne)

Eau des Baux by L’Occitane is a very simple yet superb woody oriental vanilla fragrance for men with a sweet scent. This is given as a gift to guys a lot. L’Occitane generally puts their stores in high traffic areas, so if you are near any outdoor malls, you should be able to try this out before a purchase.

Their store does have a tiny little corner section geared towards men, and if you ask the sales associate about getting something for a man, they often will lead you to this fragrance. It seems to be their signature scent for guys.

Fortunately, that is a good thing because it smells amazing. It’s a great starter fragrance, and you don’t have to be a frag head to love it.

This is a very soft and pleasing scent, yet masculine, and it has universal appeal to it. The top note is bergamot, the middle note is Frankincense, and the base notes are vanilla and cedarwood.

They also carry other products in this sweet scent line, and we highly recommend the Eau des Baux shower gel.

This is a great fragrance for everyday wear when you are not looking to make a statement. Nobody is going to mistake you for “about to hit the club” if you walk by them with this on.

Type: EdT

Absolute Aphrodisiac

Initio Absolute Aphrodisiac Cologne

Absolute Aphrodisiac by Initio Parfums Prives is a sophisticated yet fun. This would fall into the Vanilla/Musk style. If you can imagine a animalic vanilla sweet scent, this would be it.

The opening notes are sweet and warm, then comes the mild scent of leather with notes of animalic castoreum. The dry down is a combo of vanilla, leather, and amber.

If you like Killian’s Love, you should check this vanilla fragrance out. Main notes are Vanilla, Amber, and Castoreum followed by leather and musk.

This is perfect for hanging out with a loved one or sharing intimate moments. It would be great on a romantic date as well.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Price: $$$$

Lune Feline Atelier des Ors

Lune Feline Perfume

Lune Feline by Atelier des Ors is an oriental vanilla cologne. Lune Feline is a sexy and sensual sweet scent.

Top notes are cinnamon, cardamom, and pink pepper. The mid notes are woods and amber, and the base notes are vanilla, musk and balsam.

This is spicy, woody, and vanilla-y (is that a word?) The biggest drawback for this is price, because this juice isn’t cheap. If you prefer the high end juice, then I would recommend that you take a look into this one.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Vanilla Flash by Tauer Perfumes

Vanilla Flash by Tauer Perfumes is an oriental vanilla fragrance. It leans a little to the feminine side as it has notes of rose in it. This will immediately turn some people away from it, and others will be intrigued.

This is a fragrance of contrasts. It has sweet bourbon vanilla, medicinal patchouli, and spicy tobacco. The tobacco is not very aggressive and is more of a compliment.

A lot of people will immediately think of Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille when they see the notes of tobacco and vanilla. It almost has a ginger cola vibe going on with it.

The main notes are vanilla, tobacco, rose, patchouli, and spices. This is quite a unique sweet scent. It is sweet and spicy.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Price: $$

Pegasus by Parfums De Marly

Pegasus Cologne

Pegasus by Parums De Marly is a vanilla and almond dominant scent. It’s similar to Le Male, and it has a sweet and metallic vibe to it.

This vanilla fragrance is great for going out to a club, or if you just want to smell like a Playboy.

Top notes are bergamot and cumin. Mid notes are bitter almond and lavender. the base notes are vanilla, amber and sandalwood.

This would be good for formal or casual occasions so you won’t be pigeon holed with this one as it has some versatility. It has the sweet scent of vanilla with some versatility.

Type: EdP

By the Fireplace by Maison Martin Margiela

Replica By The Fireplace Perfume

By the Fireplace is a woody fragrance by Maison Marting Margiela. It is nutty, smoky, spicy, and woody with vanilla.

If you can imagine roasting marshmallows on a campfire by a cabin in the woods, then you have a good picture of what this smells like. The vanilla note is a masculine one.

Top notes are pink pepper, orange blossom and cloves. The middle notes are juniper and chestnut, and the base notes are vanilla and balsam.

This is a cozy and warm sweet scent. It is a great for a casual fragrance when you want to feel that way. If you just have one of those days where you need to feel like home, then this is what you need to get. The scent is fantastic, and the way the vanilla is incorporated is incredible.

Type: EdT

Price: $$

Vintage Vanilla Intense

Pineapple Vintage Vanilla Intense is a woody aromatic by Parfums Vintage.

This will get a lot of comparisons to Creed Aventus due to the pineapple note. It starts off with blast of pineapple in your face with a subtle touch of vanilla. Once the citrus blast wears off, the vanilla becomes a little more prominent.

Top notes for Vintage Vanilla are pineapple, apple, and juniper. The middle notes are bergamot, vanilla, rose, and jasmine. Base notes are musk, patchouli, and ambergris.

Type: Eau De Parfum

Price: $$

Memoirs of a Trespasser

Memoirs of a Trespasser is by Imaginary Authors, and it is an oriental vanilla fragrance.

If you are looking for a rough and rugged vanilla, then try this scent out. If you can imagine smoke, resins, and woods almost like a campfire, then you are in the right direction. The vanilla is dry and not sickly sweet, and it seems to tame the harsher smokiness.

Memoirs of a Tresspasser has notes of Madagascar Vanilla, Guaiac wood, Myrrh, Benzoin, Ambrette, and Oak.

This fragrance is designed to be worn while traveling, and then when you are back home, you can spray this to remind yourself of the travels you had. It does a great job of that, and because of this, it makes our list.

Price: $$$

Bourbon Vanilla by Ermenegildo Zegna

Bourbon Vanilla Cologne

Bourbon Vanilla is an oriental spicy fragrance. The bourbon comes from the type of vanilla that is used, not because it has a boozy note to it. There are different types of beans, and bourbon is just one that is used here.

Having said that, many people will describe it as a boozy scent. This may be due to the ginger note, but I do not believe there is a whiskey scent note in it. I have not every seen it listed that way at least.

Top notes for Bourbon Vanilla are vanilla, ginger, and vetiver. This is followed by a touch of cassis and ylang ylang. The base notes are cocoa and tonka bean.

Type: EdT

SpiceBomb Extreme (Long Lasting Vanilla Cologne)

Spicebomb Extreme

Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor & Rolf, is a oriental spicy fragrance. This is vanilla, tobacco, spices, and lavender on steroids. This is commonly referred to as Christmas in a botttle.

Spicebomb Extreme is cozy, warm, and sexy, and we like it better than regular Spicebomb. If you are looking for something from our list that is great for beginners, then I would recommend this one. It is mass appealing, and it should not be offensive to anyone around you.

This is a great fragrance to wear out to meet the ladies, and it is perfect for cooler weather. Spicebomb is perfect for the holidays.

Notes for Spicebomb Extreme are cinnamon, cumin, saffron, tobacco, vanilla, and bourbon.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Vanille Fatale by Tom Ford

best vanilla cologne for men

Vanille Fatale by Tom Ford is an oriental vanilla fragrance. This is part of the Private Blend Collection. If you plan to wear a suit anytime soon, make sure to grab a sample of this fragrance and prepare to be amazed.

This scent reeks of high end and high class. It definitely has the DNA of a Tom Ford scent, so if you are a fan of the house, then you should pick up a sample. A couple of sprays on your skin, and you should have a good understanding of this after a couple of hours.

Top notes are vanilla, saffron, myrh and rum. Heart notes are plum, barley, and florals. The base has notes of suede, vanilla, tobacco, and woods. To our nose, this is a fantastic smelling vanilla fragrance.

Type: EdP

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

Vanille Insensee by Atelier is a woody fragrance. This is a love hate scent for a lot of people, so I would not recommend a blind buy for this one.

Top notes are coriander and citrus, the middle notes are vetiver and oakmoss, and the base notes are vanilla and amber.

This is a nice cool and dry vanilla fragrance. It doesnt wear right on a lot of people’s skin, so make sure this is for you before you grab a whole bottle. For the men who love it, they will be amazed at how wonderful this smells.

Type: Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume

Musc Ravageur

Musc Ravageur Perfume

Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle is an oriental fragrance. This also made our best musk cologne list. The falls in line with the other vanilla/musk scents that are on our list.

Musc Ravageur is not heavy on the cinnamon and cloves, but you do get a nice kick of the civet which you would expect from a musk fragrance.

If you are into vanilla and musk scents, then this is a fragrance you should look into.

Top notes are lavender and bergamot. The heart notes are cinnamon and cloves. The base notes are vanilla and woods.

Type: EdP

Al Contrario Tiziana Terenzi

Al Contrario is a woody aromatic, and some people describe it as Nutella in a bottle due to its hazelnut component. If you have never tried hazelnut spread, it is incredible.

This is definitely a gourmand fragrance, so it may be a little on the sweet side if that is not your liking. However, if you prefer gourmand style vanilla fragrances, this is something you should look into.

Top notes for Al Contrario are malt, wood, and cacao. Then it is followed by vanilla and tonka. The base notes are sandalwood, benzoin, and hazelnut.

This is a top smelling vanilla fragrance.

Type: Extrait De Parfum

Price: $$$

Tom Ford Noir Extreme

Tom Ford Noir Extreme Cologne

Noir Extreme by Tom Ford is an oriental woody fragrance. This vanilla fragrance has a blend of citrus notes and warm spices like cardamom and nutmeg, but dries down into a warm amber and vanilla with a touch of rose.

It has a very strong note of Kulfi which is a frozen Indian dessert.

This leans feminine, so if you are looking for an alpha male vanilla, this is not for you. You definitely need to wear this with confidence to make this lean to the masculine side of the fence.

You can always try a sample of this fragrance from Amazon.

The vanilla note is a creamy, milky vanilla which is what you would expect with the note of Kulfi in it.

Top notes for Noir Extreme are citrus, saffron, kulfi, and cardamom. Middle notes of rose and florals and base notes of amber, woods, and vanilla.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Price: $$

Dulcis in Fundo Profumum Roma

Dulcis in Fundo by Profumum Roma is a very simple vanilla fragrance. So, if you are looking for something that is not too complex, then take a look at Dulcis in Fundo. Some people refer to this as a orange creamsicle sweet scent.

This fragrance is pure unadulterated indulgence. It is sweet, syrupy, and sweet again. This definitely leans towards the feminine side, so if you don’t want to smell like a warm inviting bakery, then this is not for you.

That being said, it does have its place. It is a nice, calming, and very self indulgent. If you want to kick back and be in that mood, a couple of sprays will take you there.

The main notes for Dulcis in Fundo are Mexican vanilla and citrus.

Type: Eau de Parfum

Price: $$$$

How We Ranked The Best Vanilla Scents For Men

We looked at multiple factors including price, bottle, scent, silliage, availability, etc.

Our Price guidelines are estimations due to the fact that prices can fluctuate, coupons, deals, etc. Having said that, we rated them 1 to 4 in dollar signs.

$=under 50 dollars, $$=under 100 dollars, $$$=around 100-150 dollars, $$$$= >200 dollars

Please let us know your favorite vanilla fragrances for men.

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