10 Best Tommy Bahama Colognes for Men

Updated June 2021

Classic

Tommy Bahama St. Kitts

Editor's Pick

Tommy Bahama Maritime Deep Blue

Best Value

Tommy Bahama Maritime

How We Found the Best Tommy Bahama Colognes

5 Experts Interviewed

12 Fragrances Tested

Top 10 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

Looking good is vital, but if you ask us, smelling good is just as important!

With smell being the strongest sense many of us possess, a classic scent can raise your attractiveness points by a hundred-fold.

But to make this possible, you need to have a good perfume in your closet, and a great smelling cologne is one of the best investments you can make.

Given the overwhelming amount of choices there are on the market, picking a single cologne that ticks all the boxes can be a little overwhelming, but you need not panic!

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the fantastic choices from Tommy Bahama, a Seattle based brand offering some stand-out scents

Without further ado, let’s dive in to our top choices.

Summary List

Tommy Bahama Fragrances Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Tommy Bahama Cologne - Maritime Deep Blue

4.4/5

Why we chose it

Launched in 2018, Tommy Bahama Maritime Deep Blue is a fragrance that embodies the spirit of the sea. The scent is woody and aromatic, which transcends to a wonderful musky aroma, given its base notes of cedar, patchouli, cedar, and musk.

This perfume is truly versatile and something you can wear wherever – be it at work or on a date. For most men, it’s a go-to scent for a vacation by the sea (or the lake).

When wearing Maritime Deep Blue, you are sure to receive a ton of compliments.  And with the colognes moderate projection and silage, its one of our top performers.

Since it can last for up to 6 hours, you can be confident a spray or two of Maritime Deep Blue will keep you smelling great for most of the day.

With just a spray or two of this cologne, you’ll be whisked away on a cool ocean breeze.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Classic

Classic Scent - Tommy Bahama St. Kitts

Our Take

While Tommy Bahama St. Kitts is reminiscent of an exotic tropical vacation, it has a classic scent profile that you can wear at work – or at play.

The St. Kitts cologne is known for its aromatic and fruity aroma, all made possible by the top notes of lime, mandarin orange, and star fruit.

Its base notes include musk, driftwood, and ambergris, which are harmoniously blended with sea salt, cedar, and watery middle notes.

If we had to describe St. Kitts in one word, it would be salty.  Think of refreshing ocean spray emanating from tumbling waves, and you’ll get the picture.  For that reason, its best suited for the summer, but keep it to hand in the colder months when you just want a quick pick-me-up.

St. Kitts can last between 5-6 hours on the skin, so you can be confident it won’t let you down. The best part is that it’s at all overpowering, which makes it a perfect choice for men who like crisp, clean scents.

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Citrus
  • Tropical

Best Value

Best Value for Money - Tommy Bahama Maritime

Our Take

Launched in 2016, Maritime for Him is a beautiful aromatic marine fragrance.

If you are looking for a scent that’s perfect for the sweltering summer, then this Tommy Bahama cologne is perfect for you.

Its zesty top notes contain lavender, bergamot, pink pepper, and clary sage. With a hint of floral bouquets and some musky base notes, this scent has a mellow and soft projection.

Despite this, Tommy Bahama’s Maritime scent is relatively long-lasting, and on your skin will give you around 3-6 hours of satisfaction, making it perfect for store runs and quick coffee dates.

Inexpensive and versatile, Maritime is definitely a cologne that would work well in any man’s collection.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Tommy Bahama Maritime Journey

Our Take

Want a fresh, clean scent that you can wear at the gym or on a casual trip? Then you should set your sights on Tommy Bahama’s bestselling Maritime Journey cologne.

Its woody aromatic scent is made possible by the fragrant marriage of apples, lavender, and Guatemalan cardamom.

Its middle notes of violet, coriander, and white orchid are blended delicately with the base notes of cedar, clearwood, and moss.

Maritime Journey is something you could wear on most occasions as it performs well, with impressive longevity of 3-6 hours.

Since its scent can be detected to up to 6 feet away, you will surely catch the nose of many passers-by, so don’t go too crazy with the application.  Less is definitely more with this one, although it can be a little hard to resist!

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Woody
  • Aromatic

Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts

Our Take

Launched in 2007, Set Sail St. Barts is one of the more classic scents from Tommy Bahama.

It features a citrusy aroma, made possible by the top notes of sea notes, lime, agave, and tequila. With these notes, Set Sail St. Barts is perfect for night outs with friends. If you are wearing tequila and lime, you might as well drink it!

While most love it for its moderate projection and sillage, some wearers deem it heavy enough to entice people from across the room.  Wearing this, you’ll definitely grab attention.

Pair this with a fresh linen shirt and shorts for the ultimate relaxed beach bar vibes.

Wearing this will help you to create an unforgettable first impression, after all, first impressions count!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Marine
  • Aromatic

Tommy Bahama Martinique

Our Take

Tommy Bahama Martinique is a versatile scent that you can wear on spring and summer days (and nights, too, if you want).

Reminiscent of laidback island living, Martinique was released to the general public in 2010.

Inspired by the Caribbean, this Tommy Bahama fragrance is made from blue lavender, fresh pepper, bergamot, and sensual musk.

You are sure to get compliments wearing this cologne, as you can smell its fresh, aquatic scent from about an arm’s length.

It is also one of the longer-lasting Eau de Cologne choices from the brand, as it is guaranteed to linger on your shirt (and your skin) for as long as 12 hours.

After all, who doesn’t want to smell great the morning after?

Main Accords

  • Aquatic
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Tommy Bahama Compass

Our Take

If this perfume review has rendered you clueless as to which cologne to pick, then Tommy Bahama’s Compass can surely help to guide you.

Launched in 2014, this product has a citrusy vibe that makes it perfect for spring, summer, and fall. Best for daytime use, Compass will remind you of the tropics – and how badly you need a beach vacation.

This Tommy Bahama cologne has a moderate projection that can leave an alluring scent cloud for about 4 hours. For some fans, it has sillage powerful enough to overwhelm a small room, so go easy!

Compass keeps you smelling at your best, emanating tropical vibes to those around you.  Think open-air beach bars dancing under the moonlight.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Amber
  • Aromatic

Tommy Bahama Island Life for Him

Our Take

Truly a bestselling scent, Island Life for Him is a fragrance known for its woody and spicy aroma. With bergamot and nutmeg as its top and middle notes, the scent culminates in a balsamic cedar base.

Reminiscent of the ’90s, Island Life for Him is a perfect choice for the summer or spring seasons. Best worn by day, it is something that you can take to the office – or a hike out with family and friends.

Given its moderate projection and 6-hour staying power, people can smell its clean scent long into the day, or night!

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Fresh Spicy

Tommy Bahama for Him

Our Take

Made possible by the ever-discerning nose of Ilias Ermenidis, Tommy Bahama for Him is a classic scent that was released way back in 2014. Ideal for laidback summer days, it has a woody aromatic scent profile made of tangerine, watermelon, ginger, and pear top notes.

Tommy Bahama for him is one of the line’s longer-lasting scents. With just one spray, its base notes of tonka bean, amber, and Australian sandalwood provide moderate sillage – and a staying power of up to 12 hours.

With that being said, Tommy Bahama for Him is the best fragrance to wear if you anticipate a sweltering day on the beach, or giving it all at the gym. 

Keep this in your bag or locker so you can smell great after an intense workout.

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Ozonic
  • Aquatic

Tommy Bahama Men's Cigar Coffret Set

Our Take

If you are looking for a great gift to give to your father, uncle, brother, or friend, then Tommy Bahama Men’s Cigar Coffret Set is a beautiful consideration.

This 3-piece ensemble includes sample-sized portions of Tommy Bahama colognes: Deep Blue, Maritime, and For Him.

With this coffret, you (or the receiver) get to sample the best Tommy Bahama has to offer.

With Deep Blue’s woody aromatic scent, you have something you could wear for summer night parties. Maritime’s marine scent, on the other hand, befits spring and summer days on the beach. Lastly, the classic scent of For Him gives you a long-lasting fragrance that works for many occasions.

Colognes, especially from reputable brands such as Tommy Bahama, make wonderful gifts for the special man in your life, even if that man is yourself!

Expert Tips

Based in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is a company that manufactures apparel, accessories, footwear, home furnishings, and fragrances.

Founded in 1993, it is the brainchild of Tony Margolis, Bob Emfield, and their wives, all of whom envisioned a lifestyle brand that ‘never leaves the beach.’ True to this inspiration, Tommy Bahama sells apparel and notable perfumes that transcends the wearer to a tropical state of mind.

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