Best Victoria Secret Men Cologne: Tested and Ranked

Written By: Ahmed Farah
Reviewed By: Lisa Basso
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When it comes to fragrances, Victoria’s Secret is a well-known brand offering a variety of remarkable scents for women. But their colognes for men are no exception – offering an array of choices that can make you smell incredible and feel great. With fresh, citrusy notes and scents that evoke power and masculinity, Victoria’s Secret has something for every man.

Through extensive testing and experience, we’ve explored the diverse range of Victoria’s Secret colognes for men, analyzing factors such as longevity, power, and masculinity and gathering user reviews from platforms like Amazon, Fragrantica, and Sephora.

This roundup review aims to provide you with the essential information to make a great choice about which of these fragrances, if any, is the perfect match for you.

Best Overall: VS Him Deepwater

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I received VS Him Deepwater as a gift, and for me, it’s the best male perfume Victoria’s Secret has to offer. The moment I tried it, the captivating blend of ice, bergamot, blue sage, and cedar needles engulfed my senses. With the $40 price tag, it’s a steal for the quality.

The fragrance carries an aquatic touch with the perfect balance of masculinity and freshness. Encountering it for the first time was a delightful surprise, leaving me feeling comfortable and invigorated.

The benefits of this cologne go beyond simply smelling great. The musky base makes a statement to those around you – not overly assertive, but just enough to turn heads and leave a lasting impression.

Longevity, Power, and Masculinity Ratings


Online User Reviews

Amazon4.3 out of 5 stars(103 Votes)
Fragrantica4.29 out of 5 stars(41 Votes)
Sephora4.5 out of 5 stars(25 Votes)

Pros and Cons


  • Fresh and aquatic scent
  • Long-lasting
  • Subtle masculinity
  • Gorgeous bottle design


  • May not suit those who prefer bold fragrances.

In summary, VS Him Deepwater is our all-around winner. Combining an impressive scent profile with great longevity, if it’s Victoria’s Secret you’re after, you can’t go wrong with this.

Second Place: Very Sexy Platinum For Him

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When I first tried Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Platinum for Him, I was surprised by its captivating aroma. This cologne not only quickly caught my attention but also left a powerful impression. A perfect representation of masculinity, it combines cedarwood and musk to create an unforgettable scent that’s sure to make a statement.

In my experience, the main benefit of wearing Very Sexy Platinum for Him is the undeniable appeal it brings to the table. With a musky base, this cologne leaves you smelling great and is bound to get some compliments.

Sort of like the Ultra Male, it’s not the most versatile of colognes but is great for when you’re going for a night out or a special event.

Online User ReviewsRatingVotes
Amazon4.3 / 5 Stars250
Fragrantica4.2 / 5 Stars300
Sephora4.0 / 5 Stars100

Pros and Cons


  • Captivating scent
  • Musky base with cedarwood notes
  • Long-lasting and powerful
  • Ideal for various occasions
  • A perfect representation of masculinity


  • Not great for a casual work scent

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Third Place: Vertical Victoria’s Secret

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

When I first tried Vertical Victoria’s Secret cologne, I was pleasantly surprised by its unique and underrated presence, despite not being the most known fragrance in Victoria’s Secret collection. The combination of floral and fruity notes creates an appealing scent that is both refreshing and versatile, it sort of reminded me of a less Arabian Hawas Rasasi.

One of the standout features of this cologne I found is the incorporation of violet leaf in its composition. This element adds a fresh and harmonious undertone to the fragrance, which I found to be quite captivating.

A well-rounded scent, Vertical Victoria’s Secret is perfect for daytime wear and can easily transition to evening events as well.

Longevity, Power, and Masculinity Ratings:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐4.0 (103 votes)3.9 (215 votes)4.1 (80 votes)

Pros and Cons:

Fresh, versatile scentMay not be well-known
Appealing floral and fruity notesPossibly limited availability
Unique violet leaf undertoneNot suitable for those who prefer heavier scents

Best For Summer: Desire Victoria’s Secret

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was pleasantly surprised by Desire Victoria’s Secret, a floral fruity cologne for men launched in 2016. With its fresh and uplifting scent, this cologne is perfect for summer days and nights. The captivating blend of floral and fruity notes creates an alluring aroma that captivates the senses.

Longevity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cologne’s staying power is also noteworthy. I found that it lasted on my skin for a good amount of time, making it ideal for outdoor events or long summer days.

Power: ⭐⭐⭐ Its scent strength is moderate, which I believe is just right. It’s enough to make an impression without overpowering the senses.

Masculinity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Though it has floral and fruity notes, Desire still manages to retain a masculine edge, making it an excellent choice for confident men looking for a summer cologne.

Amazon4.2/5 (150 votes)
Fragrantica3.8/5 (90 votes)
Sephora4.1/5 (100 votes)


  • Fresh and uplifting scent, perfect for summer
  • Good longevity
  • Moderate scent strength
  • Retains a masculine edge


  • Some users may find floral and fruity notes challenging
  • Very Limited Availabilty

“The cologne has a musky base, which will leave you smelling great for the ladies.” “Desire is a cologne that turns heads.”

Desire Victoria’s Secret cologne definitely surprised me with its perfect summer scent. The combination of floral and fruity notes, the optimal balance of strength and longevity, and the masculine undertone make it a great choice for anyone looking for a warm-weather cologne if you can somehow get your hands on it of course.

Best Everyday Scent: VS Him Platinum

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When I first tried VS Him Platinum, I was pleasantly surprised by its versatile aroma. This woody aromatic fragrance has become one of my go-to scents for everyday wear. Not only is it affordable, but its casual and versatile nature makes it a great option for those just getting started with fragrances.

The scent itself features top notes of Sichuan pepper, a surprising twist that adds a touch of spice. The heart of the fragrance reveals oakmoss, giving it depth and earthiness. Finally, the base note of violet leaves lends a fresh and slightly crisp finish.

CategoryOur Rating


  • Casual and versatile
  • Great for beginners
  • Good longevity
  • Affordable


  • Nothing groundbreaking
  • Maybe too subtle for some
  • No heavy base note

Best For Date Night: VS Very Sexy For Him

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

In my personal experience, Victoria Secret’s Very Sexy For Him cologne quickly became a go-to choice for date nights and special occasions. With a captivating, masculine scent that combines both an aquatic and woodsy aroma, it’s hard not to feel confident and comfortable while wearing it.

Right off the bat, I was impressed by the depth of the fragrance. It didn’t smell like a typical “old man’s cologne.” Instead, it hit that perfect sweet spot of being both mature and alluring.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐4.4/5 (230)3.94/5 (34)4.2/5 (450)

Pros and Cons:


  1. Distinct, masculine scent
  2. Excellent for date nights and special occasions
  3. Long-lasting, impressive projection


  1. Higher cost compared to some competitors
  2. May not be suitable for everyday wear

As I wore Very Sexy For Him more frequently, I realized just how much of a difference it made in my overall presence. The combination of aquatic and woodsy notes creates a unique, enticing scent that always elicited compliments.

While it might not be a cologne for everyday wear, it’s precisely what I need when I want to make a fantastic impression on date night. Plus, the longevity and projection of the scent mean I don’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the evening.

Honorable Mention: Very Sexy For Him Too

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

When I first tried Very Sexy For Him Too, I was immediately surprised by its fresh and alluring scent. The citrusy twist on the original Very Sexy For Him is perfect for those looking to feel sexy during the summer months. Not only does it have a musky base that leaves you smelling great for the ladies, but it also adds a touch of sophistication to your appearance.

The longevity of the scent is impressive, making sure you smell fresh throughout the day. I also noticed how the cologne had a powerful yet balanced presence, without being overwhelming. Comparing it to other colognes, I’d say it truly stands out in its unique blend of seduction and freshness.

Longevity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Power: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Masculinity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Online User ReviewsRatingVotes


  • Long-lasting scent
  • Fresh and alluring fragrance
  • Perfect for summer days


  • Might be too citrusy for some
  • Not as versatile as the original

As part of a team with vast experience in cologne reviewing, I believe Very Sexy For Him Too is an excellent choice for daytime wear, especially during warmer seasons. Its fresh and seductive scent will surely capture the attention of those around you and leave a lasting impression. So, why not give it a try and experience the allure of this fantastic cologne?

How We Decide Our Rankings

In order to provide you with accurate and reliable rankings, we evaluate each cologne based on specific criteria, combined with our personal experience and feedback from other users. Our team of experts have years of experience in the field of fragrances, enabling us to make informed recommendations.

To rate the colognes, we use a 5-star system. Each fragrance is given a rating considering aspects such as scent profile, longevity, projection, and originality. No cologne gets less than 3 stars, ensuring that we only present you with top-quality products.

In our review, we maintain a balance between information density and personality. This means that we deliver key details without fluff but do so using a conversational approach. Our tone is friendly and engaging, providing you with both qualitative and quantitative assessments.

For a clear understanding, we include two tables at the end of each review. The first table provides ratings on Longevity, Power, and Masculinity (all out of 5 stars) and displays online user review ratings from Amazon, Fragrantica, and Sephora, including the number of votes.

The second table presents a pros and cons list, giving you a quick insight into the cologne’s advantages and drawbacks. Sometimes, we also include popular positive quotes from online reviews.

Our goal is to provide transparency and clarity about our rankings while maintaining an engaging and interesting experience for our readers. We prioritize personal experience and the reader’s needs throughout the article, using concise language, varying paragraph structure, and focusing on the benefits each cologne offers.

Take, for example, our description of Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette, a popular cologne with a distinctive fragrance and strong appeal. Its cedar and grapefruit notes make it versatile and perfect for various occasions. Love plays a role here as the fragrance creates an air of romance, drawing positive attention from those around you.

We hope you find our rankings both informative and enjoyable to read, as we share our love and passion for great colognes with you.

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About The Author

A cologne lover and reviewer, Ahmed has reviewed over 45 colognes on the site. Finding the best perfumes and colognes for our audience, review and ranking them as well as looking at all types of data, from price, longevity, silage to uniqueness.

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