Cooler months mean heartier, more poignant fragrances to bolder colognes that tantalize with notes of wood, leather, spices and oriental florals.
By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
The change of seasons sparks a recalibration process for our sense of smell and taste. When temperatures drop, we don’t pick up quite the same subtleties and nuances as we do in summertime.
That means it’s time to switch your scent. Cue bigger, bolder colognes that tantalize us all the way through winter.
Wonderfully subtle woodiness, perfect for a crisp day in cashmere.
Les Exclusifs de Chanel Sycomore
A Pearl in the Rough
Crisp, almost brash notes, deliciously rounded by musk.
Agonist Parfums Onyx Pearl
Dirty Kind of Clean
A diversion for this clean-cut brand suits your dark side.
Clean for Men Black Leather
Geza Schön’s molecular fragrance still at the top of its game. More of a sensation than a scent.
The Power of 10 Molecule 01
Fade to Black
Black pepper first, then patchouli and musk – like your eyes adjusting to the dark.
Comme des garcons Blackpepper
New Prada Man
Less masculine barriers, more sensual mix. Neroli and geranium.
Elegant and refined with a sexy edge. Eau de toilette version keeps you from overdoing the bergamot and black pepper oil.
Tom Ford Noir (edt)
A Hidden Gem
Combines smoky woods and incense into a real men’s fragrance masterpiece.
Ralph Lauren Fragrance Collection Oud