Each fall, there are components to your routine that get a seasonal adjustment—your wardrobe, your bedding, and your go-to beverage, just to name a few. Autumn is also an optimal time to switch-up your fragrance, aiming for notes that complement the autumnal festivity.
We tapped blogger and fragrance expert Barney Bishop for five of his favorites seasonal picks. You’ll notice a pattern in his lineup: strong, evocative scents like leather, tobacco, spices, and wood. Suddenly, spiked cider isn’t the biggest perk of colder weather.
For more of Bishop’s fragrance tips and reviews, head to his blog, Fragrant Moments.
“Tobacco is the star of the latest release from Odin. 11 Semma has a warm and peppery opening, but its tobacco note carries all the way through. It hits you with the curiously wonderful scent of a freshly opened box of cigars.”
“A good leather scent is perfect for the cold weather. Atelier Cologne’s Gold Leather is one of the best in the crowded market. The tantalizing leather is joined by rum, saffron, cedar and oud, each contributing to its warmth and bravado. As the scent wears, a eucalyptus note appears and offers a fresh lift. It’s an interesting and unexpected juxtaposition that works.”
“I once had a woman tell me that all she needs is a sharply dressed man with good conversation…and who wears Histoires de Parfum. If a proclamation like that doesn't convince you on anything, perhaps the warmth of 1828’s fresh and spicy opening will reel you in. The dry down is woody with hints of pepper and it has a commendable longevity.”
“With Royal Vintage, M. Micallef gives us a modern throwback to masculine scents of yesteryear. The scent is fresh, leathery and spicy but everything is tuned to the right octave. It’s elegant and has a timeless appeal.”
“Amber can instantly make you feel warm and cozy. Thirdman’s Eau de Profonde lightens it up and gives it an uncanny freshness. It’s clean, warm, woody and downright gorgeous.”
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