As great as summer is, there’s loads to look forward to in autumn. For starters, you can finally bid farewell to those basic tees and shorts and begin flexing the trendier pieces in your wardrobes. We’re talking sweaters, buttons-downs, coats and slacks. Oh, and layers – you can’t forget the layers!
Then, there’s the matter of food and drink – it’s only natural (and totally acceptable) to dig into hearty, comforting foods and drinks like roasts and red wine when the temperatures drop.
And when it comes to your skin, you also need to tweak your regimen – like switching to a gentler cleanser and enlisting a heavier moisturiser. But what about your fragrance?
Turns out, your choices in clothing, food and skincare are not the only things that require an update as the chilly season approaches. While most guys prefer to sport a lighter scent in summer (not unlike the boring tees and shorts you had to wear), you should consider switching things up by selecting a scent that’s a bit bigger, bolder and richer this autumn. Here are our top picks.
Polo Supreme Leather
Powerhouse designer Ralph Lauren dedicated a scent to one of his favourite materials. So to convey the feeling of a cosy, little gentleman’s club filled with fine furniture, the leather accord here is softened with gourmand notes of honey, nutmeg and tonka bean. It’s a must-have for the new-age gentleman!
Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat Cologne
You might think that the use of incense is super-traditional, but the way it’s produced is anything but that. The British brand used NaturePrint technology to preserve the precious resource to help capture the divine scent of inscense found in the Boswelila tree. And then, they recreated it perfectly for this cologne.
Aqua Di Parma Colonia Club
Sometimes you actually can judge a book by its cover – inside the art-deco dark green bottle, you’ll discover a fragrance that echoes the true sophistication of contemporary Italian men. The timeless base notes of musk, vetiver and ambergris take a fresh, modern twist with the addition of mint.
Odin 12 Lacha
The latest addition to the Odin’s Fragrance’s uber-chic collection, Black Line, 12 Lacha pays homage to the most expensive spice in the world, saffron. The spicy concoction with notes of wood is a head-turner, gents. So watch out, you might just find your girl asking to “borrow” it for herself!
Paco Rabanna 1 Million Cologne
In addition to being wildly successful, singer Ed Sheeran seems to cast quite a spell over those who come in contact with him as well. While he’s undoubtedly a charmer, perhaps it’s his cologne of choice – the crisp blend of marine, citrus, and spice found in Paco Rabanna 1 Million – that helped up his game even further?
Boss The Scent
The provocative silver cage packaging that’s trapping a glass flacon of gold-coloured liquid immediately hints at what’s to come. Reported aphrodisiac African Maninka fruit mingles with leather for a sense-provoking and ever-so-seductive effect.
Givenchy Pi Extreme
Just as the word “Pi” implies, this fragrance is about the man who isn’t afraid of defying definition pushing boundaries. With mesmerising notes like benzoin, leather and ironwood, try wearing this at night, when it’s especially important for you to make a lasting first impression.
Calvin Klein Eternity Now
Can you believe that it’s been 27 years since the original Eternity launched? The new iteration continues the theme of lasting love in a bottle, but with real-life couple and models Jasmine Tookes and Tobias Sorensen as the unforgettable faces of the campaign. This is another one your lady might want to share!
By Candice May