Chris Evans is a gorgeous actor often seen on the big screen but also in fragrance adverts. This Captain America hero has been the face of the Gucci Guilty fragrance collection since 2009.
It turns out that he not only enjoys representing the Gucci Guilty fragrance collection as a spokesman for this fragrance, but he also truly loves the scent and wears it in his personal life.
There is one additional brand that Chris likes as much as his Gucci fragrances. Stick around to learn more about his scent application and the colognes he wears the most.
A Brief History of Chris Evans
Born in the Boston, Massachusetts area, actor and director Christopher Robert Evans is best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel franchise. But he began performing in musical theater and acting camp as a child.
Since his teenage years, he’s performed in a number of television and film roles prior to his Marvel breakthrough. If you’re not a Marvel fan, you might recognize Evans from the box office success, Knives Out, or as a voice actor in Disney’s Lightyear.
During his adolescent years, Chris remembers experimenting with his dad’s Drakkar cologne and being given an Abercrombie fragrance by a girlfriend. Over the years, he’s still not confident that he’s making all the “right” scent choices, but he is more aware of his use of cologne and what works best for him.
Regardless of whether he’s got access to a drug store fragrance or luxury eau de parfum for men, Evans takes personal fragrance seriously. It’s like an accessory to him. He’s been noted as stating in a People Magazine interview that regardless of how dressed down he might be, he still wants to smell good. It’s essential.
Gucci x Chris Evans
This actor went from wearing the same Gucci suit to all of his movie premieres to being the face of the Gucci Guilty fragrance line for men. The movie production feel of fragrance campaigns with Gucci is one of the factors that made it comfortable for Chris Evans to accept and carry out this role.
According to an interview with Men’s Health, when he signed on to be a spokesman for Gucci Guilty Intense, the commercial was directed by Frank Miller.
Miller’s approach to the commercial helped Evans feel at ease as a trained actor who wasn’t expected to simply be part of the backdrop.
As a result, Evans has starred in a series of steamy advertisements with actress Evan Rachel Wood.
Here’s their Gucci Guilty Eau commercial:
Both stars graced the screen in countless Gucci Guilty campaigns for more than five years. There were multiple versions, including Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Homme, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Platinum, and more.
Three of Chris Evans’s Gucci favorites are:
- Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
- Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme
- Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum (EDP)
Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) news journal, Chris Evans stated that he genuinely likes the fragrances he’s hired to advertise.
When he and Evan Rachel Wood were the faces of this collection of scents, the general sentiment of the Gucci Guilty fragrance line was daring sensuality.
Originally released in 2013, Gucci Guilty Black is a continuation of the Guilty x Chris Evans saga.
You’re invited in with the head notes of lavender and green coriander. Lavender lends its fresh herbaceous notes while green coriander adds fresh, earthy punchiness.
At the heart of this fragrance blend are more green notes, in addition to orange blossom and neroli. Orange blossom has a soft, fresh, and clean fragrance. Neroli is similar to orange blossom but also carries fresh green and floral notes and hints of bitter citrus peels.
As Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme, dries down cedar and patchouli base notes come to the fore – both adding intense aromatic earthiness to the fragrance.
Black is best worn during the day but can also carry over into the early evening hours. It may not project as well during winter months, but would ideally be worn during the spring, summer, and fall.
Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme
Chris has mentioned that he never applies fragrances directly to his skin. In an interview with InStyle Magazine, he describes the “walk through” method for fragrance application.
He sprays the scent twice in the air, and then walks through the mist. He does this to avoid overapplication, making for a more pleasant experience for himself and those that he encounters.
There is a difference in how your fragrance will evolve and project when applying cologne or parfum directly to your skin versus spraying your clothing. You can read more about it here.
When it comes to Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme, allowing it to land on your clothes as opposed to your skin will lead to a very light application, especially for the initial head notes because they’re citrus. Citrus notes evaporate even more quickly than floral or fresh top notes, especially during warmer months.
The two top notes for Eau Pour Homme are lemon and bergamot. Bergamot carries multiple notes. It’s floral, herbal, citrusy, and somewhat sharp.
Middle notes include orange blossom, snowberry, and orris. Snowberry carries berry, mint, and spicy cinnamon notes. Orris describes dried roots of the iris flower; it’s a rare ingredient. Its scent is powder soft, like a baby’s skin.
Lastly, you’ll discover two base notes: musk and patchouli. Many Gucci fragrances incorporate patchouli as a base note. Musk complements the powdery notes of orris but also adds earthiness to the blend.
This is definitely more of a day than night scent as it’s a light eau de toilette with a lower concentration of fragrance oils. It would also be best to use this scent during warmer spring and summer months.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum
But if you want more of a day to night, year in-year out fragrance, then you may want to consider this eau de parfum. It’s more intense and longer lasting.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme EDP is a more traditionally male fragrance blend made with lots of wood and spice notes.
Gucci has reformulated their Guilty fragrance lines for men and women since the years when Chris Evans was the face of their campaigns, but it’s been reported that he still enjoys wearing this fragrance line.
An interesting set of top notes include: rose, balsamic vinegar, red chili pepper, and salt. In the middle, we have lavender, orange blossom, and neroli, and then the base notes include cedar and patchouli.
If you noticed, orange blossom was present as a middle note and patchouli was a base note in all three of these fragrances.
But for this Eau de Parfum, the rose and chili pepper notes elevate this fragrance to a different level of sophistication than the others.
Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue
The last scent that Chris Evans has been reported to wear is Dylan Blue by Versace. It’s another scent that can be worn day or night, and pretty much all year. During the winter months, it might not project as far.
Dylan Blue was first launched in 2016 to a good reception, and it’s still as popular today as it was then. It’s a fascinating blend of sweet aromatic and earthy green ingredients.
Top notes combine Calabrian bergamot, water notes, grapefruit, and fig leaf for a citrusy fresh and grassy introduction.
Next you’ll smell patchouli, black pepper, violet leaf, papyrus, and ambroxan for an earthy, spicy, sweet, and powdery scent experience. Lastly, the fragrance closes with saffron, tonka bean, incense, and musk for more leathery, woody, smoky, spicy, and sweet notes.
When looking for a new fragrance to try or a signature scent to be known by, it can help to learn more about fragrances that are available on the market. Chris Evans seems to have an evolved scent preference that may or may not have the same impact on you.
For a light but interesting fragrance that is best for warmer weather, you might want to try citrusy, sweet, and soft Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme. An in-between option would be the fresher, greener, Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme. As a signature scent that can be worn year-round, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme EDP is a good choice.
Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue is different from the other fragrances that Chris Evan likes, but all four of them are sensual, so there’s the recurring theme. Overall, there’s nothing wrong with having more than one signature scent, or a broad collection of fragrances to choose from, either.
Gucci and Versace fragrances are on the higher end price-wise. So determining whether or not you want to invest in a luxury fragrance is something to consider beyond scent notes. There are ways to reduce your initial costs, or you can choose to purchase any of these scents as a nice gift for someone special.