What Cologne Does David Beckham Wear? [Scent of a Legend]

Written By Zarin Tasnim

David Beckham is known worldwide not only for his 20 years of a successful soccer career and dashing looks but also for his influence in the fashion and fragrance world.

Recently my brother bragged about his new cologne launch “The Collection”. And it got me thinking about which scents David Robert Joseph Beckham personally wears.what-cologne-does-david-beckham-wear

So, I did some digging and found out about his signature scents. If you wanna know what I have uncovered about Beckham’s fragrances, tag along.

David Beckham’s Influence On Fashion And Grooming Trends

David Beckham’s influence on the fashion industry is not unknown. Throughout the years his muted color palette for clothes has become a very popular trend.

Take his suit looks for example, it gives him a clean and sophisticated look and the leather jacket is never going out of style. He also prefers slim and dark-washed jeans as his casual attire.david-beckhams-fashion-and-grooming-trends

Let’s move to his hairstyles. We have all seen his Shaggy Hair, the Curtained Fringe, and The Faux Hawk. The last two are my favorite. He even got The Mohawk back in 2001. It’s my least favorite one so far.

David launched his perfume line DAVID BECKHAM FRAGRANCE with Coty in 2005. Over the years, he came up with amazing colognes (33 iterations) that represent his taste and depth of knowledge in perfumery.

Aside from that, Becks owns a whisky brand (Haig Club Clubman), an eyewear company, and he’s also an ambassadorial president for the British Fashion Council. In a word, he is a living legend!

His contributions to football, lifestyle, and perfumery influenced thousands of people in various aspects, you can see his life journey till now on his Netflix documentary.

What Cologne Does David Beckham Wear?

David Beckham wears Creed’s Aventus and Erolfa as his signature go-to fragrance. Apart from these fresh, chypre scents he also uses, Ambre Nuit by Dior, Feuilles De Tabac by Miller Harris, and David Beckham Instinct from his fragrance company.

All these colognes portray his lively, athletic charm, gentlemanly persona, and handsome looks to the point.

Take Creed Aventus for an example. This scent has a citrusy, spicy, and woody combination. Erolfa by Creed also radiates a similar ambience, thus goes well with David Beckham’s masculine personality.

Then comes Ambre Nuit, a tangy, floral, and earthy mixture of notes that define the sophisticated vibe of David.

I love the fact that he wears his brand too. David Beckham Instinct also contains natural, mood-lifting elements such as bergamot, patchouli, and amber to give this cologne a soft touch.

Finally, Feuilles De Tabac reflects the strong, can-do attitude of our legendary football player by the mingling of herbal and spicy ingredients with bitter tobacco nuance.

Now that you have the hunch of which fragrances David Beckham rocks alongside his eye-catching and suave outfits, it’s time to elaborate on his signature cologne.

Characteristics of David Robert Beckham’s Colognes

Have you noticed that the colognes David Beckham wears have a common pattern of aroma? He loves the combination of citrusy notes with sharp, spicy notes along with woody, ambery hunch.

Creed Aventus is the perfect definition of such a merging. This reviving scent is a must-have for early autumn, summer, and spring,creed-aventus

It opens with bright, tangy, and sweet ingredients such as bergamot, lemon, and apple’s juicy goodness. The fruitiness continues in the heart through pineapple. You will also sense the earthy edge of patchouli with jasmine’s alluring aroma.

Aventus ends with a unique mixture of woody, bitter ingredients with dry, ambery ones. It also provides moderate sillage and projection.

Such a delightful blend is suitable for the warmer seasons whether it’s day or night. One thing to keep in mind while purchasing this long-lasting scent is its high price point.

You will find Aventus in Creed’s Boutique, Amazon, and Nordstrom. So, get it from your closest store or online shop.

Is Layering Aventus By Creed A Good Choice?

Aventus has a great merging of notes that feels wonderful. At the same time, it allows you to mix it up with other popular fragrances to enjoy an enchanting aura for a longer period.

Lamar by Kajal is the first cologne that you can overlay with Aventus by Creed. It also contains the juicy, delicious pineapple essence which tunes with the refreshing, citrusy hunch of Aventus effortlessly.

With these two in a combo, you will be the center of attention to any formal occasion.

When paired together, Baccarat Rouge 540 and Creed Aventus create a magnificent aura that is a great option for date nights. If you wanna impress your girl, layer these two scents and let them do their job.

If you are into refined scents and want to layer two similar colognes, go with Dior Sauvage and Aventus. These citrusy, spicy, fougere fragrances will give the ultimate combination to stimulate your senses.

Anyway, if you want the pleasant scent of Sauvage and save some bucks, try out these fragrances similar to Dior Sauvage.

Alternatives Of David Beckham’s Colognes

So far, you have got the names of colognes David Beckham loves to wear. And you can definitely wear them on various occasions.

But all of these scents are not budget-friendly. So now I’m gonna share a list of replacements for David Beckham’s fragrances so that you can select your ideal one easily.alternatives-for-david-beckhams-colognes

Here are the alternatives for David Beckham’s Colognes:

Club de Nuit Intense Man By Armaf

Club de Nuit Intense Man is an ideal substitute for Aventus. It features a bright and lively top by combining citrusy fruits with sweet, juicy ones.

Then slowly, the romantic mix of rose and jasmine will take you to a flower garden. In the end, you will feel the heartwarming aura of vanilla, tuning with the woody, earthy smell of musk, ambergris, and patchouli.

It is also a long-lasting cologne like Creed’s Aventus, but its sillage is stronger, and spreads better than the OG.

Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua By Fendi

Fendi’s Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua is an aromatic aquatic fragrance that is loaded with mood-lifting elements from its opening till the end.

Aside from the tangy, herbal top, this cologne blends the sharp nuance of pink pepper and cinnamon with sage and basil at the core. Slowly, the base comes to light where you will smell the animalic tone of leather, soft woody cedar, and musk.

It takes only a few sprays to enjoy Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua for 8 to 10 hours.

BOSS The Collection Cotton & Verbena By Hugo Boss

If you are looking for a substitute for David Beckham Instinct, then give BOSS The Collection Cotton & Verbena a try. It was launched in 2011.

From the beginning, this masculine scent emits the clean, herbal nuance of lemon verbena which further merges with vetiver’s earthy, green tone, and bitter-smelling oakmoss.

Though it comes with a mild trail and moderate-lasting capability, it’s a great catch on a budget.


David Beckham is not just a football legend, but also a style icon who has left his mark on the fashion and perfume industry.

In this context, I have elaborated on David Beckham’s favorite colognes and also given you a few alternatives that you can buy according to your personal choice.

That’s all for today. If you have any queries, comment below. Till then take care.

About The Author
Hello, I am Tasnim, a senior content developer at 10 Fragrances. I am passionate, brave, and up for challenges. From trying new and timeless fashion trends, I gradually leaned toward the amazing world of perfume, where scents do all the talking.

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