Gold Jay Z Cologne by Jay-Z, The influential hip hop impresiaro shawn carter, aka jay z , introduced gold as his very first fragrance . It is an aromatic, spicy scent for men composed by perfumer ilias ermenidis. The fragrance opens with a burst of fresh citrus before giving way to exotic spices of cardamom, ginger and pink pepper. The woody base is slightly woody with hints of amber and creamy vanilla. Top notes of grapefruit, orange and lavender. Middle notes of ginger, cardamom, violet leaf, pink pepper, cypresss. Base notes of vetiver, amber, teakwood, and vanilla.