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 scents recall warming notes and igniting aromas. Drawing upon a number of sophisticated brands, we’ve rounded up the best Fall colognes to put on your radar.
How Man of Many Chose this List of Fall Colognes
When it comes to Man of Many’s list of best Fall colognes for men, it goes without saying, that having a good nose is key. And while Man of Many has had the chance to test every fragrance on this list (often thanks to their friends in the industry), they’ve also turned to the wider public for their overall ratings. Their list of Fall fragrances takes into account three major perspectives to determine the overall rating. In addition to their own opinions, they take into account reviews via perfume forum Fragrantica and the Australian retailers Myer and Chemist Warehouse. They then collate the information together and measure the best Fall colognes via overall scent profile, reader ratings and value for money.
Best Fall Colognes at a Glance
- Best overall Fall cologne: La Nuit De L’Homme by YSL
- Best for everyday wear: Pour Homme by Bottega Veneta
- Best for going out: Luna Rossa Black by Prada
- Best for value: The Scent by Hugo Boss
How to Choose the Best Fall Colognes
When it comes to choosing the best Fall colognes, you’ll find yourself landing somewhere between intense floral hits, fresh, fruity notes, and the solstitial hits of summer. All this before you transcend genres (and seasons) landing somewhere in winter with woody, earthy, and very sensual notes. All in all, it’s this striking balance that has us falling in love (pun intended) with the following scents.
1. La Nuit De L’Homme by YSL
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.
Top notes: Cardamom.
Middle notes: Lavender, Virginia Cedar and Bergamot.
Base notes: Vetiver and Caraway.
Price: from $110 AUD
2. Pour Homme by Bottega Veneta
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.
Top notes: Siberian Pine, Juniper and Calabrian Bergamot.
Middle notes: Canadian Fir, Clary Sage and Pimento.
Base notes: Leather, Patchouli and Labdanum.
Price: from $115 AUD
3. Eros by Versace
With a brand as iconic as Versace, it’s only just that the line extends its 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.
Top notes: Mint, Green Apple and Lemon.
Middle notes: Tonka Bean, Ambroxan and Geranium.
Base notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Virginian Cedar, Atlas Cedar, Vetiver and Oakmoss.
Price: from $90 AUD
4. Terre d’Hermes Parfum by Hermes
A classic cologne ideal for the Fall, Terre d’Hermes takes its inspiration from fall 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 palette.
Top notes: Orange and Grapefruit.
Middle notes: Flint.
Base notes: Woodsy Notes, oak moss and Benzoin.
Price: from $200 AUD
5. The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana
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.
Top notes: Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil.
Middle notes: Ginger, Cardamom and Orange Blossom.
Base notes: Amber, Tobacco and Cedar.
Price: from $85 AUD
6. Luna Rossa Black by Prada
The 7th version of Prada’s Luna Rossa line, Luna Rossa Black continues to build upon the exquisite brand in 2019. With a keynote 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 fall-ready scent.
Top notes: Bergamot.
Middle notes: Angelica and Patchouli.
Base notes: Coumarin, Amber and Musk.
Price: from $174 AUD
7. The Scent by Hugo Boss
Finding a salient balance between confidence and nonchalance, Hugo Boss’ The Scent brings alluring energy to its 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.
Top notes: Ginger, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot.
Middle notes: Maninka and Lavender.
Base notes: Leather and Woody Notes.
Price: from $70 AUD
8. Azzaro Wanted by Azzaro
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 its fragrances. Azzaro Wanted in particular emphasizes rich scents of lemon, ginger, lavender, and mint.
Top notes: Lemon, Ginger, Lavender and Mint.
Middle notes: Apple, Juniper, Guatemalan Cardamom and Geranium.
Base notes: Tonka Bean, Amberwood and Haitian Vetiver.
Price: from $60 AUD
9. Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford
Keeping in mind a true fragrance connoisseur, Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather is the epitome of opulence with its exclusive cologne. Emerging from the Private Blend collection, the creation of these aromas is unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent making. Enriched with olibanum and jasmine, the textures that make up this cologne give it a raw, yet refined finish.
Top notes: Raspberry, Saffron and Thyme.
Middle notes: Olibanum and Jasmine.
Base notes: Leather, Suede, Woody Notes and Amber.
Price: from $520 AUD
What are the best fall fragrances for men?
The best fall fragrances for men include Versace Eros, Dolce & Gabbana The One, Hugo Boss The Scent, and Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
What is a fall fragrance?
Fall fragrances are often heatier tones of woods and greenery, with warming notes and igniting aromas.