Artist and philanthropist Harry Styles has been heavily influencing his fans through the music, beauty, and fashion industries since he arrived on the scene as a founding member of One Direction.
It’s amazing how one person can be found so intriguing by fans all over the world. Part of embracing his style is adopting his personal scent. He’s known to gravitate towards fragrance brands like Tom Ford, Versace, and Gucci. And he’s been the face of Gucci campaigns for their gender-neutral fragrance, Mémoire d’une Odeur.
Keep reading to learn more about his scent preferences and which ones might work for you or as a gift.
Harry Styles Cologne Inspiration
Harry Styles is an all-encompassing creative. Actor, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur of recently launched beauty brand, Pleasing, he knows his way around the creative industries.
As an endorser of Gucci perfume, it’s interesting to consider whether he continues to wear it or does he consider other scents as well.
According to singer and bestie, Lizzo, Harry smells fresh and clean. In this article, Rolling Stones shares her response from an Elle UK interview. She feels that he smells like his everyday grooming products that she simply describes as “soap.”
According to the article, she inhales his personal scent every time they’re together, so I’m guessing he smells quite alluring.
Here are the deets on what I’ve discovered while researching what colognes Harry Styles wears.
Gucci’s Mémoire d’une Odeur
As a versatile artist, it’s not surprising to learn that Harry likes to wear fragrances that are complex and evoke emotion.
Released in 2019, Mémoire d’une Odeur was received with mixed reactions.
As we know, fragrance preferences vary and any scent you choose will give off a scent that’s unique to you.
But this fragrance has a unique, almost nostalgic scent.
From the start, its packaging is a modest celestial pattern. Poured into a light green fluted glass bottle with a gold lid, it reminds me of perfumes my mom used to own. Based on outer appearance alone, it’s a subdued yet classy option.
The fragrance itself is somewhat light and powdery. It’s formulated with a combination of Roman chamomile, Indian coral jasmine, musk, and wood notes. More specifically, there are hints of sandalwood and cedarwood. Each fragrance layer unfolds as follows:
- Head notes: Roman chamomile, bitter almond
- Heart notes: Indian coral jasmine, jasmine petals, musks
- Base notes: vanilla, cedarwood, sandalwood
This blend is actually considered a new fragrance category, Mineral aromatic. Considering the light, sweet, airiness of jasmine blooms and herbaceousness of chamomile, I can understand why this new fragrance category might be introduced.
Even though Mémoire d’une Odeur dries down to a sweet woody scent, its head and heart notes are dreamy and mysterious.
This fragrance is definitely not for everyone, but is an intriguing enough combination of scents to merit a try. If subtle and mysterious is your preference then Mémoire d’une Odeur might be a good fit for you. Because it’s such a light scent, you might want to wear it during warmer months and daytime events.
Versace’s Dylan Blue
More of a traditionally masculine scent, Versace’s Dylan Blue can also be worn by women if you enjoy richer fragrances. But there’s a femme version as well.
Dylan Blue Femme is an eau de parfum, while Dylan Blue Homme is an eau de toilette. Learn more about the differences here. There’s also a splash option.
Either version of this fragrance is bottled in an intense cobalt blue flacon with gold accents and a mythical icon adhered to the top and side of the bottles.
The femme version is fruity and floral while the male version that Harry wears is woody, ambery, and citrusy. Both are sensual and complex.
Dylan Blue Femme Fragrance Notes
- Top notes: Blackcurrant, granny smith, clover
- Middle notes: Wild blooms, rosyfolia, icy peach, and jasmine
- Base notes: Musk, patchouli, smooth white woods
Patchouli always seems to add an earthy, bohemian vibe to any fragrance. The overall impression of this scent is beautiful, nostalgic, and sophisticated.
Dylan Blue Homme Fragrance Notes
- Top notes: bergamot, aquatic accord, grapefruit, fig leaves
- Middle notes: black pepper, papyrus, patchouli, violet leaves, ambrox
- Base notes: musk, saffron, incense, tonka bean
This blend seems to be richer and more complex than the femme version. But the head notes are light and citrusy. Both versions incorporate fruits, spices, musks, earthy, and sweet notes.
Whether you’d choose the femme or homme version, this invisible accessory complements the modern-vintage-bohemian sole with strong self-awareness. It’s clear why Harry Styles would gravitate towards this fragrance.
Dylan Blue was definitely formulated for those who aren’t afraid to carry a scent that’s different from the status quo. Because it includes scents from all the fragrance categories, I’d conclude that it can be worn in almost any environment during any season of the year.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Cologne
Another daring scent that Harry Styles loves to wear is Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille. It’s a unisex scent that can be layered with other fragrances or maybe even a body wash.
The pricier of the three, this one is somewhat masculine and on the sweeter side. This combination makes it suitable for men and women.
You might be able to find it as a spray or in a decanter that allows you to dab the fragrance on instead of spraying it. This scent lasts all day and is likely more suitable to be worn during colder months.
Primary scent notes include tobacco leaf, vanilla, and ginger, making it a warm and spicy personal fragrance.
Although tobacco notes are noticeable, they aren’t dominant. Additional notes include dry fruit, cocoa, and the ever smooth and complex tonka bean. Along with another scent you don’t always encounter in a perfume, resinous wood sap.
This sleek, chocolate brown bottle is in the shape of a stately chess piece. It’s sleek and refined with the recognizable gold Tom Ford label in the center.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is a powerful scent that can help you make a statement as you walk into any room.
You can always search for this scent on sites like FragranceX or FragranceNet if the price is a deterrent.
Can You Smell Like Harry Styles?
These are the top three fragrances that Harry Styles has been reported to wear.
They cover all the scent categories. So if you prefer light, nostalgic, and airy; fruity and complex; or deep, sweet, and woodsy, there’s a Harry Styles-inspired scent that you’d probably enjoy wearing.
But keep in mind that just because they may smell nice on others, you have to test it on your own skin in order to know whether it would smell equally well on you.