How We Do Our Reviews

At 7Gents, our writers pride themselves on delivering first-hand expert reviews of colognes, cigars, and other gentlemanly essentials to help our readers make the right choice for them.

Colognes we have tested at 7gents
Here are just some of the colognes we bought and tested for the colognes section of our site, and we also cover a range of other menswear, accessories, and vices like cigars and whiskey.

Our reviews are based on our own personal experiences with the products, as well as community feedback and extensive research.

To ensure that our reviews are as thorough and objective as they can be, we apply the following evaluation criteria to every product we review:

How We Evaluate Products

  • Quality: A true gentleman demands only the highest quality in everything he uses. When reviewing cigars or colognes, we evaluate the quality of the ingredients and the production process to determine if it meets our high standards.
  • Complexity: A great cigar or cologne should have depth and complexity in its flavor or scent. A true gentleman appreciates the nuances and subtleties in these products, so look for cigars or colognes that offer a range of notes and aromas.
  • Presentation: A gentleman values presentation and attention to detail. When reviewing cigars or colognes, we evaluate the packaging and branding to see if it aligns with a luxury aesthetic.
  • Longevity: A true gentleman knows that quality and longevity go hand in hand. We evaluate the longevity of a cigar’s burn time or a cologne’s scent to determine if it offers respectable endurance and staying power.
  • Tradition: A gentleman values tradition and heritage. When reviewing cigars or colognes, we consider the history and legacy behind the brand or product to see if it aligns with our values and appreciation for tradition.
  • Distinction: A true gentleman values individuality and distinction. We prioritize cigars and colognes that offer a unique and memorable experience to set you apart from the crowd.
  • Value: While a gentleman values quality, he also appreciates value for money. When reviewing cigars or colognes, we always consider if the product is priced fairly compared to its competitors.

That said, even with these criteria in mind, we understand that individual preferences may vary, and will always leave space for Gents to trust their own tastes and instincts when making a decision.

We Want Our Readers to be Satisfied

At 7Gents, we’re grateful for the trust you place in us to provide you with reliable recommendations. We take that responsibility seriously, which is why we always keep your best interests in mind.

We understand that your hard-earned money deserves respect, and that’s why we only recommend vendors that we trust to look after you properly. When you shop with our recommended partners, you can rest assured that they have proper support services and flexible return options if you change your mind.

We want you to be happy with every purchase you make based on our recommendations, so we’ve got your back if you ever need help.

Real Users, Real Reviews

We also believe that personal experience is important when it comes to evaluating products. 

That’s why we try out the products ourselves, so we can give you our honest thoughts and opinions. We also take into account what other customers have to say and look for reviews from reliable sources to give you the full picture.


We think honesty is the best policy, so if we have a paid relationship with a manufacturer or supplier, we’ll always tell you about it. That way, you can trust us to be transparent and objective in our reviews.

We Call it As We See It

And finally, we’re not afraid to tell you if we don’t like something. We believe that it’s important to give you a balanced view, so you can make the best decision for you.

We’re passionate about what we do, and we want you to know that we’re committed to giving you the best advice we can. Thanks for trusting us to help you make informed purchasing decisions!