As much as we all hate to hear it, the sunny summer days are slowly coming to an end and the Autumnal months are closing in. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the best men's fragrances for the upcoming colder months.
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Best Men's Fragrance 2016
When it comes to the best fragrance for men, it'd be naive to disregard the fact that there is a disparity between the seasons. While we all look for scents with a light, citrus or fruity aroma to keep us cool and fresh in the summer, come the autumn months; it's all about that oudy, leathery fragrances. With the winter months only around the corner, let's take a look at some of the best fragrances for men this AW16'.
Laboratory Perfumes Tonka
If you're looking for the best men's aftershave, Laboratory Perfumes is a great place to start. With a sumptuous scent for this Autumn, Laboratory Perfumes Tonka is a light, yet earthy fragrance making it perfect for those chilly October evenings. Pink peppercorns, mandarin, and warm woodland aromatics fuse with vanilla from the tonka bean to present one of the best men's perfume.
Malin & Goetz Vetiver
One of the new men's aftershave on the market, Vetiver comes from a tropical plant native to India. Vetiver is also among the few perfume ingredients that are yet to be synthetically manufactured - further increasing its value and making it one of the best men's fragrances ever.
This Autumn, adding to their ever-expanding line of fragrances, Iconic natural NYC brand Malin & Goetz will be dropping a Vetiver infused perfume for men and women packed with sensory exhilarating extracts such as white iris augment, cardamom and, of course, vetiver. We've got a sneak peek of this one, and to say we're excited about the finished product would be an understatement - October can't come fast enough!
For the man who can't quite bring himself to a decadent dousing of opulent oud, according to Dior perfumer, François Demachy; Dior Sauvage is "a radically fresh composition, dictated by a name that has the ring of a manifesto". Now we're aware that it's not quite fitting into the typically heavier autumnal fragrance bracket - but for a lighter fragrance, Dior Sauvage really carries itself akin to the most oud-ish of aftershaves.
If you're looking for one of the most popular men's aftershave then check Dior out. With notes of Reggio di Calabria bergamot, ambroxan, vetiver and cedar the Dior Sauvage men's cologne is a complex, powerful and sophisticated scent that'll make the perfect addition to any man's collection.
Vince Camuto OUD
An opulent Oud fragrance is one of the ultimate choices for an autumn/winter scent. Oud, which is a powerful aromatic extract sourced from the resin of an infected agar tree, is one of the most expensive perfume ingredients in the world - and it's this sense of exclusivity that makes an oud based fragrance all the more appealing.
The lustrous fusion of Havana, dark rum and coffee only add further depth to the immediately distinguishable allure of the Arabic aroma, making this one of Idle HQ’s favourite fragrances for the colder months. This fragrance from Vince Camuto is easily one of the best men's fragrances ever and is certainly one to watch.
Library of Fragrance Collection
One of the most interesting concepts in the fragrance industry for years, the Library of Fragrance comprises of a collection of over three hundred single note scents which can be worn alone or layered to create a comprehensive scent that's unique to you. If you want some of the best male perfume then get your hands on this collection.
From the elaborate, complex notes such as amber or myrrh, to the downright crazy marshmallow or gin & tonic; the collection offers something for everyone with more than a few options for creating that perfect autumnal scent. Besides, who doesn't love the idea of creating their own unique fragrance every day?
Ferrari MAN IN RED
A brand synonymous with luxury and being the best in their game, when it came to creating a scent Ferrari's approach to design was no different than that of their world-renowned cars being both luxurious and of a high quality. With rich, fragrant fruity notes complemented by spicy, masculine cardamom, lavender and cedar it's a well-rounded men's aftershave for the guy who wants to be noticed, without being offensive.
Valentino Uomo Intense
Easily one of the most distinctive perfumes for men to be released in recent years, Valentino Uomo Intense is a development on the popular Valentino Uomo first released in 2014. With rich notes of black leather, fresh mandarin, iris absolute and vanilla bean; the scent exudes extravagance with a masculine flair. Even better again, as this is an EDP you can expect some serious longevity with each spray. Oh, and let's not fail to mention - the bottle is pretty amazing too. All of this easily wins this perfume a place in the list of the top 10 men's aftershave.
XJ Oud Luban
Inspired by the ancient Arabian Art of perfumery making, Xerjoff Oud consists of six indulgent Oud based oils - giving you the ultimate experience in oud-ish extravagance. With notes of Bulgarian rose, Cambodian oud, vetiver and Hindi oud to name a few; the XJ is easily the most complex, and intense on this list.
If your the kind of guy who wants to leave a distinct sensory memory with whoever your meeting, this is the one for you. Let's just say, if you could bottle opulence - XJ Oud Luban would be the result.
The Best Men's Fragrances for Autumn/Winter 2016
- Laboratory Perfumes Tonka: A light and natural scent, this is easily one of the best scents for men.
- Dior Eau Sauvage: A lighter option than most and perfect for the sunnier days in Autumn, this is some of the best perfume for men.
- Ferrari MAN IN RED: Strong, yet not too complex. Perfect for the guy who wants to be noticed, but not offend.
- Valentino Uomo Intense: The perfect marriage of sweet and masculine scents easily places this in the top men's fragrances.
- XJ Oud Luban: The most distinct oud perfume for men. this one will get you noticed.
On That Note
There we have it, a list of the best male cologne around! We're aware that the sheer number of fragrances available these days can be downright overwhelming for the average man. Hopefully, this quick guide will aid you in your search for the perfect perfume this Autumn. Oh, and if you'd like to know a little more about the best perfume for men, be sure check out our ultimate fragrance guide for the complete low down. Happy shopping!