Now that temperatures are dipping and the festive season is upon us, it might be time to switch out lighter colognes for deeper, more intense scents to remind us that it is time to slow it down and plan some vacation time.
While spring fragrances are filled with green and floral notes, and summery scents typically smell oceanic and citrusy, fall perfumes tend to be sweeter and more powdery, herbal or resinous with a warm woody base that lingers all day. Not only are they great for cooler temperatures, they are also ideal if you require a hardworking scent that lasts all day and night.
To make some “scents” of what is out new there, we have done our homework and shortlisted the season’s best fall fragrances for every gentleman.
Hermès H24 Eau De Toilette
A modern scent that women can also wear, H24 takes its inspiration from freshly-pressed linen. It begins aromatic and botanical with a hay-like first whiff thanks to clary sage, then turns crisp and green from a rare rosewood essence and narcissus, then settles into a warm ambery base with a hot-iron-on-fabric aroma thanks to a synthetic chemical called Sclarene that creates an alluring metallic scent.
Pasha de Cartier Édition Noire Eau De Toilette
A woody aromatic fragrance for men, Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire is a combination of fresh green citruses and powerful deep resins. The top notes provide freshness in green and sparkling citruses such as mint, pepper, heliotrope and violet, balanced perfectly with warm and cuddly aromas of woody amber, cloves, iris and cedar. This limited edition flacon features an exclusive gadrooned black exterior inspired by Cartier’s pen design.
Bvlgari Man Terrae Essence Eau De Parfum
Inspired by the rolling hills and rich, life-giving soils of Tuscany, Bvlgari Man Terrae Essence pays tribute to the power of the earth with a warm and rich woody vetiver-based scent. Its top notes are sharp and citrusy, but it quickly transitions into a woody, smokey and floral heart of two kinds of vetivers and orris flower. It finally becomes leathery, earthy and resinous with an exclusive-to-Bvlgari Terrae accord, giving the perfume its unique signature.
Burberry Hero Eau De Toilette
A woody-spicy fragrance created for the modern man with many faces — strong and subtle, powerful and compassionate, athletic and creative — Burberry Hero is given fresh, luminous and bold layers with bergamot, juniper and black pepper. It is deepened by a trio of warm cedarwood oils from three distinct mountain ranges; Virginia’s Apalacian, the Atlas Mountains in Africa, and the Himalayas in Asia.
Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau De Parfum
The fragrance for an accomplished self- made man, Y eau de parfum is an intense white and dark fougère that is fresh yet sensual. A reinvention of the original Y eau de toilette, it retains breezy notes of apple, tonka, ginger and sage, and introduces minty geranium, juniper and lavender for a rich velvety heart. Orange blossom accord, rounded out by coumarin, almond, tobacco, hay and Virginia cedarwood forms its gourmand base.
Dior Sauvage Elixir
The highest concentrated scent in the Dior Sauvage family, Sauvage Elixir enhances the perfume’s iconic fresh and spicy profile with a smouldering combination of spice and wood that smells masculine, mature and complex. It smells immediately spicy and citrusy with grapefruit liberally coated with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, and softened by vanilla and lavender. The dry-down is a sexy musky and earthy composition of sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli and liquorice.
Calvin Klein Defy Eau de Toilette
Fresh and woody, this day and night scent showcases a hodgepodge of olfactory contrasts for the multi-faceted man. It opens with a citrus top note of bergamot, mandarin and cedar, followed by a heart of lavender absolute, violet leaf and clary sage. The rugged earthiness comes from vetiver oil mixed with warming amber and musk.
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