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Best Cologne for Rock and Roll Lovers

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If you’re a rock and roll fan, it can be hard to find the right cologne. Most rock stars have signature scents, but these are often limited edition or exclusive to fans. Fortunately, there are plenty of other options for rock lovers who want their own edgier signature fragrance. In this article we’ll explore eight of the best colognes for rock and roll lovers that will perfectly compliment your rock and roll lifestyle.

Dirty English for Men Juicy Couture

If you’re a rock and roll lover who likes it dark, Dirty English for Men by Juicy Couture is your cologne. It has a spicy, boozy vibe with notes of leather, woods, smoke, rum and musk. If you’d like to feel like an outlaw in the world of fragrances, this cologne is perfect for you!

With its sexy edge, you’ll be right at home at raves and in the pit at metal shows, or even at home listening to rock and roll, just to get you in the mood. It really smells amazing, and the sheer feel of this scent is sure to remind you of rock and roll.

Dior Sauvage Elixir

Dior Sauvage Elixir is a woody aromatic fragrance for men, and one of the best rock and roll scents. Notes include saffron, nutmeg, smoke and cedar. It’s sexy; one of the sexiest fragrances for men ever. It’s loud, smoky, and supremely sexy with an edge that could slice through the stage.

Dior Sauvage Elixir is incredibly long-lasting, and it’s sure to get you noticed. This is because of the loud, sexy vibe it exudes, and it’s perfect for everything from hard-core raves to more laid back festivals.

Black XS Be a Legend Iggy Pop Paco Rabanne

This is without a doubt one of the best colognes for rock and roll lovers. I mean, it’s got Iggy’s name on it. How can go wrong with that?

Paco Rabanne is known for making perfumes that are bold and masculine, so if you are looking for something different, this is one worth considering.

The main perfumer behind Black XS Be a Legend Iggy Pop is Jacques Cavallier, and with this fragrance for rock and roll lovers, he’s created a masterpiece. It smells like pineapple and strawberry candy with a hint of smoke. We guarantee it’ll turn some heads. You may even be invited on stage. We make no promises though.

Rock Volume One John Varvatos

John Varvatos is a rock and roll fashion designer who has created some of the most exciting colognes around. Rock Volume One, one of his best sellers, has been described as “woody—though not too much so!” with just enough spice to make it interesting — perfect for men who love rock music!

It’s no wonder that this fragrance has become so popular; it smells like leather, tobacco leaves, musk and ambergris (a waxy secretion from whales). It also has top notes of bergamot and lemon; middle notes of lavender and other florals; base notes of patchouli/ambergris accords.

This is an excellent choice if you want to smell like a man in the mood to shred!

Ungaro pour L’Homme III Emanuel Ungaro

Ungaro pour L’Homme III is a less conventional option, but still has rock and roll vibes written all over it. The scent is less loud and more romantic: It contains notes of lavender, coriander and neroli (which are all traditionally used in love potions).

Ungaro pour L’Homme III is an ideal choice for someone who wants something more laid-back but still edgy and interesting. Like many colognes on this list, it’s sexy as all get out, and will make an impression for its uniqueness. If you’re a rock and roll lover looking for a less traditional fragrance that defies boundaries, this is a great choice.

Decibel Azzaro

Decibel by Azzaro is a spicy, oriental fragrance for men. It was launched in 2010 and has a musky scent that makes it great for rock and roll lovers. This option is more affordable than some of the others on this, and we have no idea why. It lasts long, smells great, and has a loud edge to it that hints at its clever name.

This scent is great for the cooler months. Beware though: this fragrance is a little more polarizing, so try before you buy.

Creed’s Aventus

Creed Aventus is a woody, fruity, and spicy fragrance for men. It was created by Erwin Creed in 2010. This fragrance is recommended for evening wear and contains notes of pineapple, blackcurrant, bergamot, violet leaf, rose and patchouli.

The fragrance is a bestseller among men, and it’s easy to see why: Aventus has an addictive quality that makes you want to keep smelling it. It’s not overpowering, and it can be worn to pretty much any rock music venue.

Givenchy Gentlemen Only

Givenchy Gentlemen Only is a woody scent that smells like a cross between an old school barbershop and a luxury hotel lobby.

We know what you’re thinking: That’s not very rock and roll. Hear us out, though. The classic, gentlemanly air that this scent gives off is perfect for old-school and classic rock tunes.

The top notes are citrus, lavender and mint which give way to middle notes of vetiver, cedar and geranium before closing down with base notes of musk, vanilla and sandalwood.

This cologne is great for someone who wants to smell like they just stepped out of their favorite restaurant or bar after a big night out on the town.

Up Your Swagger Game With These Rock and Roll Colognes for Men

  • Rock and roll can be a lot of things: loud, fast, aggressive. So it makes sense that colognes inspired by rock and roll would be just as intense. These are the best rock-inspired fragrances for men who want to kick up their swagger game.
  • What does it mean to have a “rock and roll” fragrance? In this case it’s about more than just the scent itself—it’s about attitude. Fragrances with bold statements like these will make you stand out from the crowd at your next concert or festival—and maybe even get you some attention from someone special.
  • If you’re looking for an edgy addition to your wardrobe that won’t break the bank, these are some of our favorite masculine scents that give off a rebellious vibe without being overbearing or overpowering (which means they’re great even if you don’t typically wear cologne).


All of these colognes are great choices for rock and roll lovers, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to try them before you buy. We know that smelling good is one of your top priorities in life—and it should be!—but it’s also important to find scents that complement your personal style and preferences. If you don’t like the way a perfume smells on another person, there’s no guarantee that you’ll like it either. So make sure to keep an open mind when shopping around for your next signature scent; if not just yet then at least one day soon!

Isaac Marks

Isaac Marks

Isaac is a fragrance expert from Chicago, Illinois, specializing in smelling good at all times. When he isn't sniffing things, Isaac likes to read, write, run, bake, and play the guitar.

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