As seasons change from the scorching heat of Summer to the brisk winds of Fall, our preferred scents evolve with the environment around us. Opting for heartier tones of woods and greenery, the approaching autumnal scents recall warming notes and igniting aromas. Drawing upon a number of sophisticated brands, Man of Many rounds up the Fall fragrances to keep on your radar.
1. YSL – La Nuit De L’Homme
With powerful tones and tension, YSL’s Nuit De L’Homme carries a contrast of aromas. The delicate cumin base is complemented with explosive accords of bergamot, lavender, and cedar. Meant to represent the strength of men, this ravishing fragrance presents itself in a bold palette. First making its debut back in 2009, La Nuit De L’Homme has become a timeless cologne that is both versatile and striking.
Launch year: 2009
Notes: Cardamom, Bergamot, Lavender, Cedarwood, Amber, Courmarin, Vetiver
2. Bottega Veneta – Pour Homme
Bottega Veneta’s Pour Homme is inspired by men who seek out adventure. As creative director Tomas Meyer explains, “my idea was based on the journey of a man leaving region Veneto towards the north, to the dolomites… he reserves time from his full urban timetable to spend days in a mountain house with icy cold breezes coming from the forest”. The nostalgic cologne strikes a fine balance between spicy notes of Jamaican pepper with fir resins and clary sage.
Launch year: 2013
Notes: Calabrian bergamot, Siberian pine, Juniper
3. Versace – Eros
With a brand as iconic as Versace, it’s only just that the line extends their themes of love, passion, beauty, and desire into an accomplished fragrance. Eros recalls a man of passion; empowered by the mastery of himself. An intense and vibrant combination of mint, lemon zest, and green apple, Eros envelopes these tones creating a refined fragrance for the audacious man.
Launch year: 2013
Notes: Mint, Green apple, Lemon, Tonka bean, Geranium, Ambroxan
4. Hermes – Terre d’Hermes Parfum
A classic cologne ideal for the Fall, Terre d’Hermes takes its inspiration from autumn tones. Enriched with earth like notes of oak moss and benzoin, the fragrance retains a brilliant warmth and sensual essence. With a layer of grapefruit and orange, Hermes creates a cologne that both brightens and grounds its pallette.
Launch year: 2006
Notes: Grapefruit, Orange, Gunflint, Flint, Peppers, Pink peppercorn, Geranium leaves, Patchouli, Baies rose
Price: from $124
5. Dolce & Gabbana – The One
With a classic name like The One, Dolce & Gabbana’s release is equally modern and elegant making for a seductive perfume that has evolved into an enduring fragrance. A tailor made scent for the sophisticated man, The One features a harmony of tobacco notes and refined spices. The cologne design is an extension of this timeless scent, as the glass bottle features polished geometric lines symbolizing the contemporary luxury of the brand.
Launch year: 2008
Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil, Cardamon, Ginger, Orange Blossom
6. Prada – Luna Rossa Black
The 7th version of Prada’s Luna Rossa line, Luna Rossa Black continues to build upon the exquisite brand in 2019. With a key note of lavender used in all generations of the cologne, the latest release evolves the scent with base notes of woody amber making this the perfect autumn ready scent.
Launch year: 2018
Notes: Bergamot, Angelica, Patchouli, Amber, Musk, Coumarin
Price: from $82
7. Hugo Boss – The Scent
Finding a salient balance between confidence and nonchalance, Hugo Boss’ The Scent brings an alluring energy to it’s featured male cologne. Described as a masterful orchestration of all senses, The Scent’s boundless fragrance accentuates spiced ginger mixed with playful tones of lavender. Radiating with magnetic masculinity, The Scent is made for the man looking to make a lasting impression.
Launch year: 2015
Notes: Ginger, Maninka fruit, Lavender, Leather
8. Azzaro – Azzaro Wanted
Characterized with wood timbres and spicy notes, Azzaro Wanted brings a striking cologne for the crisp fall air. Launched back in 2016, the French brand aims to encompass sensual blends into all their fragrances. Azzaro Wanted in particular emphasizes rich scents of lemon, ginger, lavender, and mint.
Launch year: 2016
Notes: Lemon, Ginger, Cardamom, Cade oil, Vetiver, Tonka bean
9. Emporio Armani – Because It’s You
Created under the precedent of romantic themes, Emporio Armani’s Because It’s You is supposed to represent “an olfactive embodiment of authentic modern-day love”. Drawing from abundant aromas of raspberry, vanilla, and musk, Emporio Armani’s cologne pairs well with an unexpected seasonal romance.
Launch year: 2017
Notes: Raspberry, Neroli, Rose absolute, Patchouli, Vanilla, White musk
Price: from $70
10. Tom Ford – Tuscan Leather
Keeping in mind a true fragrance connoisseur, Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather is the epitome of opulence with it’s exclusive cologne. Emerging from the Private Blend collection, the creation of these aromas are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent making. Enriched with olibanum and jasmine, the textures that make up this cologne gives it a raw, yet refined finish.
Launch year: 2007
Notes: Raspberry, Saffron, Thyme, Jasmine, Frankincense, Amber, Woods, Leather, Black suede
Price: from $155