With his passion for creating fragrance-related content on TikTok, John Gonzales — better known as @johngnzz—is an absolute goldmine of cologne inspo. Keep reading to learn more about him, and to shop his favorite picks.
My vibe: Rad dad
My theme song: “Hook” by Blues Traveler
My favorite adult beverage: Spicy mango margarita
My current obsessions: Cycling
My fun fact: I’m a former pro gamer
My favorite colognes: See below
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It’s a bright, clean, fresh scent with powdery violet in the driver’s seat.
Concocted by perfumer Dorothée Piot (who has made fragrances for Lalique, Amouage, and Olfactive Studio, to name a few), it opens with a scintillating mix of pink pepper, violet, and nutmeg, the perfect prelude to the woody/floral heart of papyrus and jasmine. It is, however, the woody medley of dry woods, moss, and Atlas cedar in the dry down that gives the fragrance its recognizably suave Bentley vibes.
If you’re after a warm spicy cologne with a hint of amber, this is The One.
This cologne says: I am a modern, 21st century driven man with early 20th century manners. This is accomplished by its sweet, spicy, aromatic, plush, sexy scent, with a velvety plush aroma of tobacco and amber radiating through a powerful aromatic heart. The grapefruit note is there to make sure the cologne never gives way to being too sweet or too mellow.
Addictive, charming, and loaded with citruses? Guilty as charged.
This bad boy in the perfumery world is actually as smooth and subtle as his seduction technique. Elegant, unique, addictive, with just enough lavender and citruses to inject a dose of freshness to the bewitching, rich trio of cedar, patchouli, and vanilla, you won’t ever get your fill of this Gucci crowdpleaser.
Woody and great on its own, even better when layered with your favorite scent.
The synthetic Iso E Super note acts as a fragrance booster, it improves the fragrance longevity but also heightens each note individually, resulting in a hyperreal experience. It has a woody warm ambery-like aroma that in this composition is paired with powdery iris, spiced up pink pepper, and super tart and fresh Amalfi lemon. Fair warning: Your signature scent is about to be dethroned.
It skillfully balances warm spicy and woody notes for a thrilling cologne.
A bold masculine cologne but not as you know it, Icon Elite’s modern twist on a classic, it blends Sicilian bigarade, vetiver, and sandalwood with juniper and dry wood accords for an intense and fresh scent, perfect for warmer weather.
Why you’ll love it: Breezy and fresh enough for scorching hot days and the right amount of woody for those lingering balmy nights, Dunhill Icon Elite is a next-level cologne, perfect for anyone with a refined taste.
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