What Cologne Does Johnny Depp Wear?

Johnny Depp first became the face of fashion brand Dior in 2015. In 2020, Dior received backlash after Johnny Depp was charged with multiple cases of assault against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. However, in 2022, Johnny Depp won the case against Amber. His ratings sky rocketed again and he is back by popular demand . So, what cologne does he wear?

Johnny Depp wears Sauvage Elixir, Dior Sauvage and Homme Intense colognes all by Christian Dior. He has been the brand’s ambassador of the brand since 2015 and has renewed his contract for 3 years in 2023 worth $20 million dollars.

In this blogpost, I will be reviewing in details the top 4 best colognes that Johnny Depp likes to rock. I will also be telling you why Dior did not drop him and stuck with him all through amidst all that drama that he had with Amber Heard. If you are a huge fan of Johnny Depp and want to support him by smelling just like him, stick around and read on!

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Top 4 Colognes that Johnny Depp Wears: The Johnny Depp Cologne

1)Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior

Note TypeNotes
MiddlePear, Musk, Iris
BaseCedar, Vetiver

The first fragrance that Johnny Depp wears is Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior. Dior is a favorite for most stars including Harry Styles .

Dior is also very alluring and with Homme Intense, the fragrance is even better as it is considered woody and floral. Some might this cologne feminine but the woods absolutely ground it some where in the middle of both genders.

I find Homme Intense very classic and fitting. And, if you love Dior clothes, this cologne will compliment the entire look.

For the notes, the fragrance opens up to notes of lavender, as it dissolves on skin, you will notice notes of pear, musk, iris, and ambrette while the base notes are the enticing vetiver and Virginia cedar.

Now, if you are like me who likes my fragrance to last a bit longer on skin, Homme Intense by Dior has a longevity of 8-10 hours( pretty average but not bad).

Avoid knock offs that last like 30 minutes. Also, this cologne is best for fall and winter.

But, you can also wear it during summer nights . The reason behind this is that heat during summer may reduce its potency and make the scent go awry.

If you want to smell like the pirates of the Caribbean’s star, get your self a Homme Intense by Dior. There’s a nice masculinity that this scent brings. To sum it up, it’s musky and definitely captivating.

Perfect for the classy man that you are! Other colognes that smell like Dior Homme Intense you might want to try out are Prada LHomme Men , Valentino Uomo Intense and Carner Barcelona D600

2) Sauvage by Christian Dior

Top NotesCalabria bergamot
Middle NotesAmbergris and its woody trail
Base Notes Papua New Guinean Vanilla

Introducing Sauvage by Christian Dior, a cologne worn by Johnny Depp that draws its inspiration from the enchanting desert at the mystical twilight hour.

Like a captivating dance between the coolness of the night and the intense warmth of the burning desert air, Sauvage embodies a profound olfactory journey.

According to TMZ, Johnny Depp scored a deal worth 7 figures with the brand and has long continued to wear it with pride.

In this symphony of scent, you will notice 100% freshness of top notes of Calabria bergamot, the alluring touch of ambergris and its woody trail.

There is also presence of Papua New Guinean Vanilla that is truly mesmerizing.

Sauvage by Christian Dior cologne invites you to a scent that is not over bearing and lasts around 8-10 hours( Almost all Dior fragrance lines have a round 8-10 hours longevity).

The best thing – even though this cologne is best for warm spring and summer days, you can wear it any time and season of the year.

If you want to embark on a sensory journey, where each sniff unveils a new layer of freshness, depth, and allure, Sauvage by Christian Dior will satisfy your olfactory cravings.

I bet you would like to try out other fragrances that smell like Sauvage by Christian Dior , I recommend you check out MONTBLANC Explorer and Yves Saint Laurent L’homme .

3) Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

Note TypeNotes
Top NotesLemon, Bergamot, Basil, Rosemary, Caraway, Fruity Notes
Middle NotesJasmine, Coriander, Carnation, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose, Hedione, Lavender
Base NotesOakmoss, Vetiver, Musk, Amber

If you have not yet realised, Johnny Depp’s fav colognes is all Dior. He is among the top brand ambassadors for the brand.

Just like other Dior Fragrances, Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior has a 8-10 longevity. Even you you can wear this cologne on summer and spring days, it is perfect for winter.

As a devoted Johnny Depp fan, wearing this classic scent is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with your idol on a whole new level.

It’s as if you’re sharing an intimate secret with him, a fragrance that bridges the gap between fan and artist. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let Eau Sauvage awaken your senses.

4)Christian Dior Sauvage Elixir

Note TypeNotes
Top NotesGrapefruit, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cardamom
Middle NoteLavender
Base NotesLicorice, Amber, Patchouli, , Sandalwood, Haitian Vetiver

Another great cologne that Johnny Depp wears is Sauvage Elixir. Released in 2012, this scent blew up the whole fragrance world.

I remember during my girl’s trip to New York, I decided to surprise my boyfriend who is a huge fan of Johnny Depp with a special gift last fall.

He had never been a fan of colognes before, always preferring a more minimalist approach to personal care. But I had a feeling that something extraordinary could change his perspective.

After careful research, I came across Dior Sauvage Elixir , a fragrance that seemed to embody everything he was – bold, mysterious, and fiercely independent. I couldn’t wait to see his insane reaction.

I gave him the elegantly packaged bottle of Dior Sauvage Elixir plus a movie ticket. His eyes widened with surprise. Little did he know that this scent would redefine his perception of colognes forever.

The first time he sprayed Dior Sauvage Elixir on his wrist, a wave of intoxicating aroma filled the room. He loved the notes of cinnamon, sandalwood and cardamom, intermingled with the bright burst of grapefruit.

He took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and he told me that he loves it. From that moment on, he became enchanted with Dior Sauvage Elixir. Now he wears it every fall and winter.

Dior Sauvage Elixir has the same longevity as Sauvage like most other Dior fragrance brands( Typically 8-10 hours).

This is pretty awesome compared to other brands that usually last only 2-3 hour .You may want to know that even if this cologne can be worn during summer, it is designed for winter and fall days.

It’s totally worth your every penny.

What Cologne Does Johnny Depp Advertise the Most?

Source: Dior

Johnny Depp loves Dior Sauvage. He has been promoting this specific fragrance plus other Dior Colognes since 2015.

Sauvage is a French word for Savage . It only makes sense that the brand chose some one who is the Unconventional and free spirit.

Johnny Depp is often described as “wild” both in his personal life and his artistic endeavours.

This description stems from his penchant for taking on eccentric roles, his unique fashion sense, and his reputation for living life on his own terms.

Throughout his career, Johnny Depp has portrayed characters with a rebellious and nonconformist edge, showcasing his ability to embrace and embody diverse and enigmatic personalities.

This fearless approach to his craft has earned him a reputation for being unpredictable and unafraid to push boundaries.

GQ even described Johnny Depp as the earliest iteration of the dandy wild man. After clearing his name in 202 amidst assault cases, he is still representing Dior and continues to wear the fragrance.

How can You Smell Like Johnny Depp?

To smell like Johnny Depp, get your self a bottle of either Dior Sauvage, Homme Intense by Dior or Christian Dior Sauvage Elixir.

Johnny Depp loves Dior not only for its unique ingredients such as Bergamot, Sandalwood and Musk but also for what Dior stands for.

By wearing these fragrances, you get to smell like the pirates of the Caribbean star.

Why Did Dior Choose Not to Drop Johnny Depp Amidst Assault Charges?

In 2020 after Johnny Depp was accused of assault by Amber Heard, a lot of brands dropped Johnny Depp. One of the brands was “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. He was also totally replaced in  “Fantastic Beasts” sequel.

But, there was one brand that stuck with him through thick and thin . That brand is Dior . Dior chose not to drop Johnny Depp amidst assault charges because the global brand did not want to prematurely terminate its long-standing 7-year relationship with the American actor based on claims that were not yet proven( Source).

Dior believed in the principle of innocent until proven guilty and recognized the importance of due process in legal proceedings.

Instead of making a hasty decision, Dior decided to patiently await the outcome of the legal process before taking any actions regarding their association with Johnny Depp.

This approach demonstrated Dior’s commitment to fairness and ensuring that justice was served before making any judgments that could potentially impact their longstanding collaboration with the actor.

This decision by Dior to stand by Johnny Depp amidst the assault charges had a significant impact on sales, resulting in a remarkable increase of 50%( Source).

Fans of Johnny Depp passionately rallied behind him, demonstrating their unwavering support by flocking to Dior stores online/offline and pledging solidarity with the actor.

Has Johnny Depp Renewed His Deal With Dior?

In 2023, Johnny Depp has renewed his Dior contract for 3 years and is worth more than $20 million dollars. During a financial presentation in January, Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, Dior’s parent company, revealed that Dior Sauvage, propelled by the image of Johnny Depp, had achieved its success and solidified its position as a leader in fragrance sales.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Johnny Depp smell like?

Johnny Depp smells like Sauvage by Dior, Homme Intense and Christian Dior Sauvage Elixir. The scents are a mix of bergamot, sandalwood, lavender with a hint of musk.

Where can I buy Johnny Depp Colognes?

You can easily purchase Johnny Depp Colognes on Amazon us, Amazon U.K, Amazon France, Australia and in any country where Amazon delivers . I recommend Amazon because you can easily return the item if you do not like it.

Does Johnny Depp Still Do Sauvage?

Johnny Depp still wears Sauvage till today. In may 2023, he has extended his contract with the brand for 3 years.


It is now clear why Johnny Depp wears Dior’s fragrances. The brand stands for sophistication and fairness.

Besides having alluring , masculine and floral scents, Dior’s line of fragrances are made from rich ingredients of bergamot , sandalwood, musk, lavender, iris and so much more.

Whether you are looking for a winter cologne, fall scent , a summer vibe or simply want to support Jonny Depp, Dior is that versatile.

Let me know in the comment section if you have ever used any Dior fragrance before. Tell me which one it was and why you would use it again? Thanks for reading !


By Louis Chloe

Louis Chloe is a French Perfume expert and Scent lover who loves trying out new scents . She lives in Paris but loves Exploring South Asia

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