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Not Sure Which Fragrance to Wear This Winter? This Flowchart Will Help.

Whether you're a man about town or a weather-hardened woodsman, it's tough to find the perfect scent to sum up your manly demeanor. But while your trusty nose may fail you, this magical flowchart will not. Read on to find the perfect cologne to match your winter persona—whomever he might be.

Winter Fragrance Flowchart

Illustration by Adam Glab


Capsule Jaunt

Editor's Pick: Sweet

Capsule JAUNT Eau de Parfum, $38
Rose and black vanilla give this scent a pleasant sweetness, while cedar, tobacco, and tamboti wood keep it nice and mellow.


Arquiste Aleksandr

Editor's Pick: Warm

Arquiste Aleksandr, $165
Pairing bitter neroli and violet leaf with the rustic scent of leather, this fiery fragrance draws inspiration from novelist Aleksandr Pushkin.


ODIN Semma

Editor's Pick: Earthy

ODIN New York 11 Semma, $165
Blending far-flung aromas like myrrh, cinnamon, tobacco, and pepper, this soulful cologne is reminiscent of a spice trader's knapsack.


Juniper Ridge Backpacker's Cologne

Editor's Pick: Woodsy

Juniper Ridge Backpackers Cologne (Caruthers Canyon), $55
Made with wildcrafted ingredients from the Oregon backcountry, this pine-scented blend of conifer, moss, and sagebrush is an instant whiff of the mountains.


English Laundry Notting Hill

Editor's Pick: Classic

English Laundry Notting Hill Eau de Parfum, $70-$85
Bergamot, peppercorn, sandalwood, and amber give this old-school cologne a truly timeless appeal. Think Cary Grant, black tie galas, and brandy on the rocks.

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