12 Best Kenneth Cole Colognes for Men

Updated June 2021

Best Seller

Reaction

Editor's Pick

Vintage Black

Versatile Scent

Copper Black

How We Found the Best Kenneth Cole Colognes

5 Experts Interviewed

18 Fragrances Tested

Top 12 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

Kenneth Cole is a man of luxury, class, and perfection. From his watches to shoes, bags, and a range of other beauty products and accessories, and they never ceases to amaze.

Based in New York, the city that never sleeps, this brand has continued to launch jaw-dropping collections. One of which is its famed cologne line.

Alluring, charming, and mesmerizing, Kenneth Cole’s male colognes are easily one of the top scents in the world and possibly, the universe!

So, if you plan on taking a trip to Mars or the Moon, chuck a Kenneth Cole cologne in your traveling bag. You will make an excellent first impression.

Now you are hooked on this brand’s colognes but, you need to make the right choice from this men’s best-selling cologne collection.

Go ahead and read on for our best men’s Kenneth Cole cologne reviews.

Summary List

Kenneth Cole Fragrances Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Kenneth Cole Cologne - Vintage Black

4.5/5

Why we chose it

Are you a self-confident man looking for a sidekick with swagger? If yes, Kenneth Cole Vintage Black is your “man.” Like a splash of cool water on a hot summer day, this cologne opens with the fresh and citrusy notes of dewy greenery, pink grapefruit, and green line. As it dries down, the enchanting scents of lavender, white pepper, and tequila become more prominent.

To give you a more woody and masculine scent, the middle notes evolve into sandalwood and oak wood base notes. Kenneth Cole Vintage Black is versatile and long-lasting. For extended hours, it can keep you smelling exotic and fresh while you are at the office, gym, on a date with that special person, or out with friends.

This cologne sits very close to your skin, which is perfect for date night. It makes your date draw even closer to you to connect more and figure out where that amazing smell is coming from!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Best Seller

Best Selling Fragrance - Reaction

Our Take

Are you a man who likes flavor, spice, and everything nice? Then you’ll love Kenneth Cole Reaction. True to its name, it works to get you positive reactions from everyone within an arm’s length.

It makes an unforgettable entrance with a strong blast of mangosteen, mandarin orange, violet leaf, persimmon, and red apple notes.

To further enhance your self-esteem, resin, cardamom, amalfi lemon, and clary sage notes waft through the air as this cologne dries down.

To seal the “reaction”, the cologne becomes manlier and more exotic with driftwood, oakmoss, tobacco, and mahogany notes.

We love this cologne because, unlike some colognes, it gives this effect for hours on end. However, the woody notes may be too offensive for your sensitive coworkers but, if you are going to the beach with friends, out on a date, and anywhere else, get a reaction out of the people around you with this cologne.

Main Accords

  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Aromatic

Versatile Scent

Best for Everyday Use - Copper Black

Our Take

You know what they say about new things, don’t you? Well, after you try out this cologne, you’ll know. We love this cologne because it is the baby and new star of the Kenneth Cole cologne collection!

It opens with the spicy, citrusy, and fresh notes of mandarin leaf, apple, and ginger. At the heart of this cologne, the bold notes of bourbon whiskey, cardamom, and black leather, blossom. Finally, this cologne settles into a sexy and warm mix of tonka bean, guaiac wood, and vanilla.

This Kenneth Cole baby is as versatile as they come! It is perfect for work, date nights, going to the gym, bar, beach, and anywhere your imagination can take you!

Main Accords

  • Fresh
  • Aromatic
  • Warm Spicy

Our Take

With its woody and aromatic scent, Kenneth Cole Black makes an ideal perfume choice for gents like yourself!

This popular cologne is for the bold, daring, and confident man who welcomes attention—and maybe a few gawks—with open arms.

Upon the first spritz, the head notes of water mint, ginger, basil, and mandarin orange draw you into a trance. As it dries down, you get teleported into an exotic forest filled with scents of nutmeg, lotus, incense, and cedar. Finally, the base notes of suede, amber, violet leaf, and musk leave you enveloped in a fresh, natural, and manly aroma.

This cologne could last for hours on your skin and years in the minds of those who manage to catch a whiff of it on you. It is just perfect for that date you’ve been dreaming of. With its moderate projection, though, it may be a bit over the top for sensitive coworkers.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Our Take

For our renaissance men in the house, there is a cologne tailor-made for you, and it is sitting in Kenneth Cole’s cologne factory. This cologne is for the strong but sensitive, accomplished but humble, and passionate but thoughtful man.

It opens with a fresh and spicy burst of pineapple, cardamom, ginger, and tarragon leaf tones. After a while, it becomes warmer, sensual, and manly with the entrance of cinnamon, cedar, and vetiver notes.

As it reaches its base notes, the earthy smell of skin musk, sandalwood, tonka bean, and oakmoss unfolds. We love Kenneth Cole Mankind because it has an impressive and almost unbeatable longevity!

Some people at the office might be uncomfortable with the note of cinnamon but, your friends over at the gym or bar would be more than appreciative of your manly and earthy smell.

Get reunited with your earthy, reliable, and bold side with this long-lasting fragrance.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Warm Spicy

Mankind Hero

Our Take

Do you want to be a hero? If your answer is: Heck yeah! We have got a proposition for you: Grab a bottle of Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero, and you get to be a hero for as long as you want!

This cologne exudes masculine class and power through the smell of fresh, rich woods and the fresh mountain air with a twist of sexy black vanilla.

It features the spicy and citrusy head notes of coriander seeds and Italian lemon, which transcends into a classy and warmer scent buzzing with vanilla infusion, plum wood, clary sage, and lavender. With musk, coumarin, white moss, and amber woods, the cologne transforms into an inviting and sexy scent as it reaches its base notes.

Mankind Hero is not for everyone. It is reserved for the sexy and charming adventurer out to make a good and lasting impression. The musk may be offensive for some of your coworkers, so it’s not office material.

With it’s impressive longevity and projection, this cologne is perfect for relaxed evening get-together, romantic dates, movie nights, and more exciting places—like exotic getaways!

Main Accords

  • Fresh
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Signature

Our Take

Kenneth Cole Signature is our top cologne on this list! And not just because it is a popular choice. This pure woody fragrance is for the exciting and adventurous man.

Opening with a blast of citrusy goodness and spices: cardamom, orange, grapefruit, and violet. After a while, the fresh calming notes of water lily and orris root take over the headnotes.

Then, the cologne teleports you into an exotic African forest with alluring spices, guaiac wood, papyrus, patchouli, and amber notes. Because of its wide projection, your sensitive coworkers might not appreciate the woody scents. But, this cologne does not have to be a one-off. It can be your signature to the zoo, mall, on an outing or date, you name it!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Warm Spicy

Our Take

Stop! Do you want to attract attention, fame, charm, and good luck? Here is a magnetic cologne you need to try. Its sole function is to get all your heart’s desires attracted to you at the first spray.

It opens with a burst of clean and fresh grapefruit, lavender, and pepper notes, which diffuse into floral notes of cedar, iris, and orchid.

This magnet cologne then transforms into a musky and woody base of cashmere wood, sandalwood, vetiver, and patchouli. These woody notes may be a bit too much for your colleagues so, try out your new-found magnet on your date night, family reunion, or that trip to Mars you’ve been putting off.

Then, watch your good fortune stick to you like bees to honey!

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Mankind Legacy

Our Take

Do you need more from your cologne asides from smelling good? Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy cologne is your answer. It is a powerful, bold, manly, and long-lasting fragrance. It is for the man who wants to stand out and stand tall.

A spritz of this baby introduces nutmeg, clary sage, and Italian mandarin notes, which evolves into the spicy notes of rosemary, balsam fir, and pink pepper.

Finally, the cologne settles into a warm woody scent of cedar, amyris, and vetiver notes.

This cologne gives you superpowers. It projects your confidence and self-esteem for up to six feet and for hours on end! Go anywhere apart from your office with this baby and expect jaws to fall off of hinges.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Warm Spicy

Mankind Unlimited

Our Take

Do you like forests and exotic islands? Are you looking for something to complement your adventurous and limitless nature? If yes, here is your unlimited answer. This cologne was designed for the strong, charming, and sexy adventurer who constantly and boldly breaks limits.

It opens with a burst of fresh citrus goodness and the aquatic notes of alluring ocean water accord, clary sage, and mandarin oil. At the heart of the cologne are the warm and spicy notes of black pepper, juniper, and cardamom. At the base, sandalwood, cedarwood atlas, and amber give the cologne its manly and woody fragrance.

You can go anywhere with this cologne: To your office, gym, bar, outing, and more! You know that long-overdue vacation you’ve been planning? Now, there is an unlimited reason to go.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aquatic
  • Aromatic

Black Bold

Our Take

Remember this brand was birthed in New York? This cologne, in particular, embodies the fearless and bold nature of this city. It is for those who love to live life on the edge and dare the ordinary!

Featuring top notes of herbal tones blended with a twist of ground nutmeg, zesty citrus, and the sweet breeze of lotus flower. It’s an unforgettable aroma.

Elements of leathery musk and woody scents finish off the cologne to reveal a cool blast of masculine and bold scents on your skin.

Although this cologne is not suitable for office use, it is perfect for any other setting. With a more than impressive longevity, you are sure to make heads turn, jaws drop, and tongues wag for almost the whole day.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Our Take

Kenneth Cole for Him is for the Handsome, Interesting, and Mesmerizing man. It is a vibrant, unique, and long-lasting fragrance for you. It opens with the salty, citrusy, and energetic notes of sea salt, white citrus, and mineral accord.

At the heart of this cologne, the spicy notes of ginger and translucent jasmine reside. As the cologne further dries down, it transforms into a warmer and woody scent with white amber and modern wood base notes.

Everyone within almost six feet of you can get a whiff of this woody wonder. So, it is not suitable for your nine-to-five. But, for those late evenings out with friends and long days at the gym, Kenneth Cole for Him is a suitable companion.

Main Accords

  • Fresh
  • Citrus
  • Amber

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Researched by a team of fragrance experts.