With the change of season it’s important not to overlook your seasonal scent, for the winter months require something a little richer and deeper, something that portrays both warmth and masculinity. We take a look at some of the best out there and give you our Top 6.
£59.00 for 75ml from theperfumeshop.com
Armani Code for men is no spring chicken, having been around for over 10 years now the distinctive scent is infused with bergamot, lemon, and olive tree blossom to give a citrus and fruity (almost sweet) initial impact – This is followed by the warmth of guaiac wood and tonic bean. It’s an oriental fragrance that has a long lasting scent without being too overpowering.
Dunhill London ICON Absolute
£90.00 for 100ml from harrods.com
Recently released by Dunhill London, ICON Absolute grabs luxury and masculinity and seals them in a bottle. Opening with Sicilian bergamot and black pepper, creating a soothing citrus, woody and floral element, the heart then brings hints of rich and earthy saffron combined with black rose and Egyptian jasmine. As a parting note, the essence of masculinity continues with the musky element of the rare burning oud. Combined with tobacco leaves and Tuscan leather, the scent trails with a warm sensation of bittersweet woodiness.
Tom Ford Black Orchid
£89.99 for 100ml from fragrancedrireck.co.uk
Distinctive and powerful with a strong masculine and woody fragrance, this would serve you well on an evening out. The scent consists of a blend of black truffle, fresh bergamot and delectable black currant. There are florals and rich fruit accords. The heart is deepened with the intoxicating Lotus Wood. The decadent Noir Gourmand Accord is balanced by Patchouli-incense and Vetiver. Vanilla tears add a fluid creaminess to warm Balsam and smooth Sandalwood.
£65.00 for 100ml from boots.com
Composed by Jacques Polge, the Creator of Chanel Fragrances, Chanel Bleu displays energy and elegance. The scent consists of grapefruit, frankincense, ginger, pink pepper, dry cedar notes, and sandalwood – The woody and aromatic fragrance mixed with the crisp citrus notes gives a clean and vibrant scent. Bold yet not overpowering making it suitable for daily wear.
Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Parfum Intense
£70.00 for 100ml from johnlewis.com
Saint Laurent expresses a more powerful and sophisticated olfactive interpretation of its signature scent for men with L’Homme Parfum Intense. An ambery woody fragrance bursting with character, featuring sensual and vibrant leather accords. The fragrance is infused with orange blossom facet reinforced by profound, and subtle cedar wood. The orange blossom subtly coming through makes this a real winter warmer.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
£62.00 for 90ml from theperfumeshop.com
Gucci Guilty is an intense and individual contemporary fragrance with Italian lemon and mandarin with crushed green leaves, and pink pepper which adds to the citrusy infusion. Mixed with cedar and sandal wood it gives an earthy and masculine scent that we think’s best enjoyed once settled on the skin. Great for a night out.
Let us know your favourite winter fragrance in the comments section.