From his days of red-hot fame on the back of songs like “Uptown Funk” and “Grenade”, the Hawaii-born American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has been an icon of his genre. What cologne does the smooth-singing fast-talking Mars wear?
Bruno Mars has never expressly stated which cologne that he uses, and there are no sources around him that have divulged the information. The most that Mars has mentioned of cologne is joking about his ideal cologne on Twitter.
There’s a distinct lack of information on the topic of which cologne that Mars wears, perhaps due to his own thoughts on musicians and other artists delving into the world of luxury beauty products.
Looking at the advice he gives, and his thoughts on the matter, we can see a very particular thought pattern born from his rise to fame and what he believes is the correct way to find your place in the music industry.
As a premium purveyor of hit songs that have revolved around the concept of amorous pursuits, Mars seems like the sort of man who is going to be clued up on all the most enticing and intriguing scents on offer in the cologne marketplace.
Smelling good is more than half the battle if you have some promiscuous plans, so maybe we can gather some hints and tips from Mars’ cologne preferences.
The first port of call is seeing if Mars has ever produced or released his own brand of cologne. It’s a popular thing for big-name celebrities to do, especially those that have cultivated a public image as being particularly stylish or attractive.
In the case of Mars, it is his singing that is his bread and butter. Though he does have style, he has never pursued that as a goal or sought to make it his branding, and his thoughts on artists releasing products like cologne reflect that perfectly.
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres on her flagship show, Mars expressed his views on not only the releasing of colognes and perfumes but also on fame-chasing activities like attempting to get into tabloid headlines.
In the interview, he encouraged aspiring singers and musicians not to lose sight of what their goal is in their career. The aspects of his road to success that he emphasized were dedication, hard work, and generally continuing to refine whatever craft it is that you are attempting to make your living with.
Following Your Advice
Understandably, the thought of “selling out” or somehow covering yourself in a veneer of publicity or lies is an unthinkable thing to Mars, due to the difficulties that he faced in managing to get a record label ready to accept him for who he is.
His first experience with a record label was one of confusion, as the label simply didn’t know what to do with Mars’ unique image and sound. He took his own advice regarding colognes and tabloids here, and didn’t seek to find alternative paths to success, he simply stayed true to who he is and continued to put in the work.
Though it’s probably just not an arena that he is interested in entering, the picture of why you’ll likely never see Mars’ name alongside the promotional material for a new cologne becomes very clear.
Not that there’s anything wrong with doing such things, it just obviously isn’t anywhere near the top of the singer’s priority list in terms of what he actually wants to do. This is probably going to continue to be the case, regardless of if he likes any brand that approaches him for a deal or not.
An Animal Scent
If we’re being honest then this probably doesn’t provide any real insight as to what cologne that he actually prefers, but Mars has made a joke about cologne once before on his Twitter. Not about what cologne he wears, but for a potential new type of cologne that he had thought of himself.
The cologne in question is Tiger Musk, presumably a cologne based around the animal scent of a tiger, judging by the picture that accompanied the tweet. For all his talk of discouraging artists from going this route, he has some pretty good ideas!