There’s nothing quite like a good shower and fragrance spray-down after an intense sweat session. While many of the world’s most celebrated sports stars likely have their own scents of choice, we thought it would be fun to choose a signature scent for some of our favorite professional athletes based on their distinct personalities.
What Perfumes Do Athletes Wear?
We can’t say for sure what each pro’s fragrance of choice is, but it’s safe to assume they’d pick scents that exude alpha vibes and all-star personas. Funny by Moschino fits Simone Biles, while Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous matches Serena Williams, and Davidoff’s Champion goes with Lebron James.
If you’ve ever wondered, “Which perfume matches my favorite athlete’s personality?” we’ve got an exciting list for you below. These aren’t perfumes or colognes the stars have admitted to liking or wearing in the past but rather what we’d choose for them if we were their personal fragrance concierge.
1. Simone Biles
Simone Biles is known for being bubbly and positive, which is why we love Funny by Moschino for the gymnast. With a sweet base and playful notes, this scent does a stellar job of reflecting her upbeat personality. It’s also incredibly wearable and versatile enough for many occasions, from a day at the office to drinks with friends.
Recommended related fragrances: Paloma Picasso by Paloma Picasso Perfume, L’air Du Temps by Nina Ricci, Oscar by Oscar De La Renta
2. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is a power player. A type-A to the max, she’s immeasurably successful even off the tennis court. If you ask us, Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford was made for the superstar. Beyond the name, which suits her to a T, the juice itself has incredible aromatic notes of vanilla, amber, and leather. Just like Williams, this is an unforgettable scent.
Recommended related fragrances: Kim Kardashian by Kim Kardashian, Omnia Crystalline by Bvlgari, Alyssa Ashley White Musk by Alyssa Ashley
3. Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe is fearless and outspoken, which is why we love Kenzo World Power by Kenzo for the soccer star. This aromatic scent is easy to love with its fresh, bright, and clean yet slightly sweet and salty profile. It’s also well-rounded and unique, just like Rapinoe herself.
Recommended related fragrances: Pink Sugar by Aquolina, Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture Perfume
4. Alex Morgan
Known for being amiable and extroverted — but also ruthless, as champions must be — soccer star Alex Morgan would likely love Daisy Eau So Fresh. This Marc Jacobs fragrance is one of those clean, happy, endorphin-boosting scents that also packs a punch. Flaunting an intoxicating blend of fruity, floral, and woody notes, it’s a fragrance you can’t ignore.
Recommended related fragrances: L’instant by Guerlain Perfume, L’imperatrice 3 by Dolce & Gabbana Perfume, Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo
5. Lebron James
A born leader with exceptional drive and determination, Lebron James is widely considered the best basketball player on the court today. Champion by Davidoff is a fitting cologne for this strong alpha — even the bottle is powerfully bold. It blends citrus, aromatic, woody, and green notes for a scent that you can wear year-round.
Recommended related fragrances: Vanitas by Versace Perfume, Ange Ou Demon Le Secret by Givenchy, Tresor by Lancome
6. Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge may be a baseball champ, but by all accounts, he’s a humble human with a somewhat reserved personality. Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone would be a wonderful option for him. Compellingly brave yet subtle, this cologne leaves a mark without screaming for attention. As the name alludes, notes include sea salt, sage, grapefruit, and musk.
Recommended related fragrances: First by Van Cleef & Arpels Perfume, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor Perfume, Oscar by Oscar De La Renta Perfume
7. Christiano Rinaldo
Portuguese soccer player Christiano Rinaldo is a fantastic role model. For proof, he snubbed Coca-Cola and told adolescents to stick with water instead of drinking sugar-laden soda. He’s also fun and full of energy but very private. With that in mind, Bottega Veneta Cologne by Bottega Veneta is a perfectly suited scent on account of its ageless, attention-grabbing, and masculine (but never overpowering) aroma.
Recommended related fragrances: Gucci Bloom by Gucci Perfume, Santal Royal by Guerlain, Black Orchid by Tom Ford
While most professional athletes only opt to wear scents during their downtime, some have been known to rock them on the field — or the court, course, arena, or slope.
In fact, many brands now offer athletics-inspired fragrances featuring distinct notes reminiscent of the game, like cut grass or salty seawater. For this type of perfume or cologne, you’ll usually see the word “sport” in the name, as with Luna Rossa Sport by Prada.
Whether you’re an athlete yourself or simply aspire to be more like the ones who inspire you, you can find a signature scent at Perfume.com. Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt when your favorites are available at discounted prices — that’s what we call winning.
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