Chris Evans—some people want this Hollywood heartthrob; others want to be this Hollywood heartthrob.
If you belong to the latter category, it may be a while before you manage to build that 80-million-dollar career in showbiz and drool-worthy lifestyle, but in the meantime, there’s one quick step that you can take to being marginally closer to your goal—smelling like The Avengers star!
Just like all of us, Chris Evans, too, swears by certain scents which contribute to his appeal (and can to yours, too). As he famously stated in an interview, he may be wearing something as simple as his jeans and a t-shirt, but he’ll ensure that he smells good, even so.
Whether you want to smell like Captain America or just want to know every tiny detail about his life (we totally get you!), here’s what you need to know about the star’s scent preferences.
Chris Evans’s Favorite Fragrances
Though he started on his fragrance journey like most of us, i.e., by stealing his father’s Drakkar from the bathroom and having a girlfriend gift him some Abercrombie, Chris Evans’s tastes have since evolved. Unsurprising, considering that he’s been the face of several renowned luxury perfume brands in the last decade.
Today, the star swears by Gucci and Versace to create his signature scents.
Here’s the rundown of his three favorite scents.
Gucci’s Guilty EDP Pour Homme
The original Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum’s woody notes received a facelift, with the addition of notes of calming fresh roses and hot chili peppers, to birth the Guilty EDP Pour Homme version.
This perfume is the celebration of freedom in a bottle, with warm, floral, oriental notes that create an alluring scent. The opening balsamic notes start the show with a warm, green, spicy flourish from the roses, with subtle hints of salt and soap.
Cedarwood and patchouli (Gucci’s hallmark ingredient) enhance the sensuality and richness of the perfume, while the seamless combination of rose and chili invokes a retro vibe—but one that is sophisticated and mature, and not childish.
All of this leads to a seductive, alluring, strong scent that balances suave masculinity with delicate femininity. The bottle’s just as handsome as the wearer in question, with an embossed logo on a smooth matte-black body topped with a silver stopper.
Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
Indulgent and reminiscent of guilty pleasures, this provocative, addictive scent draws people to you—not that Mr. Evans needs it, but the rest of us definitely could!
Touted as one of “the” scents of the 21st century, the Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme is mysterious, with top notes of lavender and green coriander to produce youthful confidence, middle motifs of neroli and orange flower to celebrate masculinity, and base notes of cedarwood and patchouli to complement and amplify the rest of the notes.
The bottle also carries the iconic red and green web stripe to denote its luxury heritage and the famed, much-sought-after “Made in Italy” tag, while also acting as a gendered color scheme.
The bold black bottle marries style and technological innovation, while also projecting an image of provocation, especially in the way the house’s logo entwines.
The perfect balance between subtle and bold, Gucci’s Guilty Black Pour Homme is for the confident man who likes to make heads turn.
Versace Dylan Blue
Rounding off the list is the Versace Dylan Blue, an exquisite mix of earthy and aquatic notes. This high-quality fragrance, with its strong masculinity, is perfectly in line with Evans’ high-end perfume preferences.
The fragrance pays tribute to the Mediterranean’s sensual scents, with hints of refreshing grapefruit and bergamot, along with ambrox, as the top notes, which give way to heart notes of papyrus wood, black pepper, tonka beans, mineral musk, saffron, and incense.
The bottle is a study in gorgeousness—an eye-catching, geometric, sapphire-colored body with accents of gold as a nod to the Mediterranean’s blue waters and golden sands, as well as the region’s sensuality, modernity, freshness, and profundity.
Versace’s Dylan Blue has an impressive sillage of six or seven hours when applied on the skin, especially when worn during the summer months or in warm weather. Whether you’re clubbing with the boys or putting your best foot forward on a date night, this versatile scent has you covered.
The Final Word
Steve Rogers may smell like clean laundry and bar soap, but Chris Evans is far from it, doused in Gucci and Versace!
However, as the actor has said in the past, it’s extremely important to know how much is too much. Evans prefers to spritz twice in the air and walk through it for the perfect aroma, so you might want to take note if you don’t want to smell like a walking perfumery (and not in a complimentary way).
At the end of the day, whatever scent you wear, commit to it. Wear it confidently to make it work for you, whether it’s Drakkar or Dylan Blue, and you won’t need to be Chris Evans to feel like a million dollars.