5 Best Gym & Sport Colognes for Men

Updated June 2021

Premium

Chanel Allure Homme Sport

Editor's Pick

Prada Luna Rossa Sport

Best Value

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

How We Found the Best Gym Colognes

5 Experts Interviewed

17 Fragrances Tested

Top 5 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

You’ve just finished the best workout in ages. After hitting the shower and getting changed, you reach into your bag and grab your trusted cologne.

But which cologne do you pick? In an era where there are hundreds of choices, the options are intimidating. After a gym session, your body will still be cooling down, so it’s important to pick something lighter and fresher, instead of a scent that is warm and heavy.

To help you make that all-important decision, we’ve rounded up our Top 5 Gym Colognes to leave you feeling fresh after a killer workout session. Read on for our recommendations.

Summary List

Gym Perfumes Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Gym Cologne - Prada Luna Rossa Sport

Why we chose it

Sports fanatics love this cologne – warm notes of vanilla, lavender and juniper berries deliver an energizing aroma.  The warmth of this fragrance makes it an excellent choice for winter workouts.  This one is guaranteed to turn heads after your session, giving you a confidence boost long after leaving the gym.

Prada scent enthusiasts describe this as a clean, fresh and sporty smelling fragrance. An excellent choice for father’s day gifts. Without a doubt, our favorite scent on this list. If you’re looking for something perhaps a little more niche, keep reading.

Main Accords

  • Powdery
  • Floral
  • Woody

Premium

Premium Cologne - Chanel Allure Homme Sport

Our Take

The sportier adaptation of Chanel Allure, Chanel Allure Homme Sport offers a fresher and sharper fragrance. Water and aldehydes are introduced as the beginning notes, swiftly followed by a unique, spicy character.

Described as masculine yet very fresh and versatile, bitter orange greets your nose on the first spritz. If you’re looking for something that smells classy and expensive, this is it.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Aldehydic

Best Value

Best Value for Money - Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Our Take

Vanilla, mint and lavender make for a magnetically attractive scent. This fragrance is full of contrasts. Traditional yet bold, fresh but mild, strong yet sensual. A classic cologne which for many will have them reminiscing their youth.

Fans of this fragrance label it as a masterpiece, an addictive scent they just can’t get enough of. Rest assured if you’re wearing this after the gym, you’ll be receiving many compliments. A must-have in any mans collection.

Main Accords

  • Aromatic
  • Vanilla
  • Fresh Spicy

Y by Yves Saint Laurent

Our Take

Perfect for the start of the day workouts, this classy combination of Apple, Sage, Vetiver and Tonka Bean makes for a very clean scent. A spritz is enough for this long-lasting fragrance to stay with you all day.

The silhouette of the bottle makes for a very masculine shape. At the same time, this scent from Yves Saint Laurent is very versatile and easy to wear, especially in casual situations and daily office wear. This cologne is a crowd pleaser and undoubtedly a popular choice among men. 

Main Accords

  • Aromatic
  • Fresh
  • Citrus

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Our Take

One of the most popular fragrances on the planet – and for a good reason. This Armani classic is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which draws many compliments on the first spray. Calabrian bergamot, neroli, and green tangerine are the main notes here. A little really goes a long way, so spray sparingly.

The popularity of this fragrance makes it a recognizable scent for the summer season, ideal if you want something relaxed and understated.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Marine

Researched by a team of fragrance experts.

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