25 Best Men’s Fragrance For The Wonderful Winter

Men’s fragrance is essential for the modern man. We take a look at the 25 best men’s fragrance for the winter, including exclusive views of the public.

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"It's definitely one of my go-to scents for the colder weather."

Men’s fragrance is essential for the modern man as it allows them to express themselves. For the male, it is the cherry on the cake when it comes to their outfit and personality.

Fragrances are available in various concentrations. The common ones being Eau De Toilette (EDT) and Eau De Parfum (EDP).

EDT usually comes in oil concentrations of 5-20% whilst EDP has 10-30% oil concentration.

The general rule is the greater the oil concentration, the longer the scent lasts. In terms of notes, the top note is the opening of the fragrance which is the initial scent you smell.

Meanwhile, heart notes are centric to the aroma and base notes bringing the depth and solidity of the fragrance. To see the best results and projection, apply it to the pulse points.

Do not rub on the application as this will ruin the dimension and development of the delicate scent. During winter, that extra kick of spice, warmth and confidence are necessary.

We explore the 25 best men’s fragrance for the wonderful winter, including fragrances from popular brands and designers; Dior, Paco Rabanne, Tom Ford and more as well as exclusive views from the public.

Acqua Di Parma Sandalo EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain.
Heart Notes: Lavender, Cardamom.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Tonka Bean.

Starting with a 2019 pricey release, from niche brand of Acqua Di Parma, we have Sandalo, a unisex fragrance that belongs to the wintery, woody earthy fragrance family.

Sandalo is a part of the precious Signature of the Sun collection. It captivates the delicate notes of sandalwood, obtaining it from a sparse selection of trees, found only in Mysore, India.

The creaminess of sandalwood aids to bring out the aromatic composition. In this instance, the fragrance encapsulates a good balance of combination is made with bergamot, cardamom and tonka bean.

The zesty accords punch this scent with freshness and brightness. More importantly, the longevity of the scent is superb, lasting a long time on the skin.

Available in 100ml and 180ml, Sandalo follows the same bottle shape as all of the Acqua Di Parma fragrance range.

Sandalo is filled in a matte black bottle with gold font detailing, the sleek bottle truly represents the brand. Sandalo is versatile and can be worn day or night and is best for winter.

Azzaro Wanted by Night EDP

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Top Notes: Cinnamon, Mandarin Orange, Lavender.
Heart Notes: Red Cedar, Incense, Cumin.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Tobacco, Cypress, Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla.

Guns blazing out in 2018, Azzaro Wanted by Night is a follow up to the successful Azzaro Wanted (2016). It is an oriental scent which is dynamic in many ways.

It has a great mixture of all the things you would want and need for a winter scent from the cinnamon, cumin and cedarwood, all providing warmth.

It is for the rebellious man who wants to be bold with everything he does. He takes risks, trusts his guts and lives life freely on his terms.

Importantly, it holds a mysterious vibe as the scent notes lingering spicy and fresh, bursting with seduction and manliness.

Likewise, Wanted by Night showcases an elegant man who draws in the attention towards him and spreads joy. Eyes turn to him wherever he appears, awakening the senses of others around him.

In detail, the bottle is similar to the original but, as always, standing out from the other fragrances. The bottle is crafted in a cylindrical shape like a gun with a chrome-plated cap. Wanted by Night is available in 50ml and 100ml.

Wanted by Night is fitting for a sociable evening and night, as the name itself suggests. To add, it will work wonders during the warm and cosy night whilst drinking chai.

Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive EDT

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Top Notes: Grapefruit, Lavender, Pomelo.
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Whiskey Accord, Sage, Red Thyme.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Leather, Tonka Bean, Benzoin.

Coming out in 2015, Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive is a men’s fragrance which falls into the leather category. This fragrance will have you feeling like you are wearing an authentic, cool leather jacket.

The right man will know how to make a prompt impression with this beauty as he turns on the charm. This sexy scent exudes warmth and luxury, mainly because of the whiskey and leather notes.

CH Men Prive is essential for the perfect seducer. Additionally, it completes the handsome male by adding a touch of  masculinity and playfulness.

This can be seen as a daring fragrance that is sumptuous and grand. The cardamom plays a captivating role whereas the whiskey accord is in place to create a mischievous vibe.

The bottle, clear at the bottom, black at the top with golden branding is certainly suave. The cap is unique and will have the user playing around with it.

Unfortunately, as good as this boozy, leather fragrance is, the longevity underperforms on the skin. Its best wear and potential are within the first two to three hours on the skin.

Evidently, this would be a make or break factor when it comes to purchasing the scent. Strictly, due to the brilliant boozy notes such as whiskey, CH Men Prive is suitable for an evening out.

Chanel Bleu De Chanel Parfum

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Top Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Coriander, Mint, Aldehydes.
Heart Notes: Melon, Jasmine, Ginger, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber Incense, Amberwood.

The third instalment of the Bleu De Chanel line made an introduction in 2018. This men’s fragrance falls into the woody aromatic fragrance family.

Bleu De Chanel Parfum is for the man who does not follow rules. Moreover, he showcases independence and determination for whatever comes his way.

The use of fresh citrusy and woody notes will have people wanting to come closer or even follow you. Generally, the bottle comes in a deep and mysterious blue, making the perfume the centre focus.

The House of Chanel has truly done an exquisite job with this. Claiming Bleu De Chanel Parfum to be the ‘King of Fragrances’, Shabaaz, Business and Management student, expresses:

“Chanel Bleu De Chanel Parfum has got to be the King of Fragrances for me. It has a rich scent, which has been noticed by many around me on several occasions.

“It’s long-lasting for about 13 hours, which I believe is essential for everyone. Bleu De Chanel Parfum definitely gives confidence to the one wearing it and its bottle is of high quality.”

Altogether, this scent is superb for the cold season, coming in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml. It is long-lasting, versatile and appropriate to wear in a professional environment and a date night.

Creed Aventus EDP

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Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Apple, Pineapple.
Heart Notes: Juniper Berries, Birch, Moroccan Jasmine, Patchouli.
Base Notes: Oak Moss, Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla.

Up next, we have a 2010 release of Aventus from the House of Creed. In effect, this is a fruity scent with a breathtaking price point.

Undoubtedly, this is the most expensive men’s fragrance on this list but it has elements which make this outstanding.

According to the Creed website, the fragrance takes encouragement from “the life of a historic emperor who waged war, peace and romance with equal magnitude.”

If you radiant confidence with spirit and perfection, this is the fragrance for you. Bilaal Younis, a Selling Partner at John Lewis, likes the adaptability. He said:

“Creed Aventus is a fragrance that you can pretty much use every day. A lot of people use it as a winter and summer fragrance.

“It’s fresh, it’s sweet, very strong as well so you can get away with it in winter and summer.”

“The bottle is very simple, its got a black lining in a glass bottle, silver logo in the Aventus horse. It’s very simple but stands out and looks good in your wardrobe.”

The bottle is natural, coming in volumes of 50ml, 100ml, 250ml and 500ml. The longevity is also great and can be worn all day, all year round.

Dior Fahrenheit EDT

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Top Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon.
Heart Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Violet Leaf, Jasmine.
Base Notes: Leather, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Patchouli.

Moving onto the oldest yet timeless men’s fragrance on this list, we have Dior Fahrenheit.

Dating way back to 1988, Fahrenheit bought its warmth, fitting into the woody family. The revolutionary scent carries originality with its violet accord mingling in with the woody essence.

The leaf extracts from the violet are powerful which also give off a floral aspect.

This smoky yet exotic fragrance will definitely get you feeling festive and protected from the cold. The bottle is fierce as fire, showing a gradual colour change, like a flame from orange to red.

This evergreen item comes in volumes of 50ml, 100ml and 200ml. The fusion of these authentic oils gives the wearer great longevity.

Also, it is ideal to apply during the day or night, surrounding wintery climates and even next to the fireplace.

Dior Homme Intense EDP

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Top Notes: Sage, Lavender, Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Iris, Ambrette, Hibiscus, Pear.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Virginia Cedarwood, Leather, Patchouli.

The establishment of the final instalment of the Dior Homme line saw Dior Homme Intense EDP come out in 2011. This audacious scent slots within the woody floral fragrance family.

The target market for this aroma is the neat gentleman who is smooth and exciting. Equally, it sparks prestige and generosity of the authoritative man.

Dior Homme Intense is unique to its sense. Respectively, it was the first men’s fragrance to bring the note Iris into the mainstream market.

Iris is a delicate flower found in the incredible country of Italy. It is present in the heart and this accord helps enhance the woody base with charm.

In its entirety, it is a sublime essence which blends woody, musky and floral oils without flaw. It creates a great balance of masculinity and sweetness, representing the personality.

The fragrance comes in volumes of 50ml, 100ml and 150ml in a high-class bottle. The clear bottle fully shows the fragrance that is sealed with a black cap.

This intensity of this special scent is first-class, lasting long on the skin. It is exclusive to colder settings and it is best to spray this during the evening.

Dior Sauvage EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot
Heart Notes: Lavender, Sichuan Pepper, Star Anise, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Ambroxan, Vanilla.

Another fine art from Dior is the successor from the highly crowd-pleasing Dior Sauvage EDT (2015), Dior Sauvage EDP. In 2018, this EDP form took everyone by surprise and falls into the woody category.

Dior Sauvage EDP will take you on a deep, mysterious journey. Its freshness will excite the people walking past the wearer, leaving a tremendous trail.

The beautiful bergamot note lifts the spirit, with the use of Ambroxan wrapping together this scent with vanilla.

This is the time for wolves to come out, set the sky alight and unravel all elements. Aqib H, a Personal Case Manager was taken by surprise by the scent. He states:

“Picking the Sauvage up initially there was a lot of hype. I was curious as to what everyone was alluding too. The smell was actually beautiful.

“I never have received as many compliments in terms of how good I was smelling throughout the day. It really does highlight longevity. It is surprising as to how quickly it has become my go-to fragrance.”

Similarly, the bottle for the 2018 release is identical to the original, with its own twist. Featuring the same shape and magnetic top, the reworked edition was designed with a black fading into a wood-like colour near the bottom.

The concentration is immense and lasts longer than the original. Granting this is more of a warm-season fragrance, it can be worn all year round; day and night.

Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP

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Top Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil.
Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Ginger, Cardamom.
Base Notes: Tobacco, Amber, Cedarwood.

In 2015, Dolce & Gabbana presented the EDP version for the noteworthy The One (2008). The new flanker belongs to the oriental family.

The One EDP will take you on a deep journey as the wearer will feel an intense, masculine charismatic experience.

The One EDP represent refinement with the vibrant tops, spicy heart, limitless base. Therefore, if you are looking to excite and give warmth, this is the one for you.

Simply, it is a safe men’s fragrance which everyone loves. Specifying the depth of this exclusive winter fragrance, Aisha Khan, a Sales Assistant at Debenhams states:

“Strong scented smell, a bit smoky. Will definitely say it’s a winter fragrance rather than for the summer. It is a long-lasting masculine fragrance.”

The bottle is standard, stylish and has flair, arriving in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml. Markedly, the standard goes a long way similar to the previous hit, finishing off with a shiny black cap.

Normally, The One EDP is for both scales of time, pushing towards the colder months of the year. Oddly enough, its performance is moderate, which is not ideal.

Emporio Armani Stronger With You EDT

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Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Apple, Violet Leaves.
Heart Notes: Sage, Lavender, Cardamom, Cinnamon.
Base Notes: Glazed Chestnut, Vanilla Jungle Essence, Cedarwood, Amberwood.

Launching in 2017, Emporio Armani Stronger With You is a winter scent of the woody aromatic fragrance family. Stronger With You expresses love, in a youthful yet manly way.

It is mass appealing which sees itself as a great item to draw in compliments. Accurately, the interesting top notes bring in the attraction.

Uniquely, the nutty accord allows Stronger With You to be noticeable. The succulent sage brings out the aromatic feel of this scent.

Significantly, the Vanilla Jungle Essence sugar coats the chestnut accord, being the centrepiece of the aroma.

Interestingly, both this and the women’s counterpart Because It’s You (2017) represent the personal love story of Giorgio Armani.

Giorgio sports two single rings, one belonging to him and the other belonging to his life partner, Sergio Galeotti.

The caps of the bottle take inspiration from the rings, having a double ring design. The bottle itself is straightforward and graceful, allowing the perfume to do the talking.

Strong With you offers great performance, creating an overall perfect package for winter. Although this soft spicy fragrance can be worn anytime, tailoring towards an evening setting.

Giorgio Armani Armani Code Profumo EDP

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Top Notes: Mandarin, Cardamom, Apple.
Heart Notes: Lavender, Orange Blossom, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Styrax, Tonka Bean.

Arriving in stores in 2016, Armani Code Profumo is a sweet winter fragrance within the oriental background. Profumo portrays a fierce, mysterious and alluring men’s fragrance.

It has a certain something which makes this scent lovable by all. Identically to the original Armani Code (2004), tonka bean notes dominate the base of the fragrance.

It can be suitable for all ages, bringing the inner potential out. Applauding Armani and their work as a brand, Sonia Goraya, and Administration Support Assistant illustrates:

“Intensive, fresh and long-lasting. Armani is such a great brand for men’s fragrance. The sculpted bottle is stunning and luxurious. I buy this every year for my father.”

Armani Code Profumo mirrors the same successful shape bottle of the Armani Code (2004). The bottle is luxurious, featuring a tuxedo belt near the top, inspired by the Armani tuxedo cummerbund belt.

It comes in volumes of 30ml, 60ml and 100ml. This seductive perfume works irresistibly like a magnet, thanks to the fusion of smoky woody and amber accords.

Overall, this captivating, rich and musky scent is perfect for a winter evening setting, especially as it lasts long.

Givenchy Gentleman Only Absolute EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot
Heart Notes: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Saffron.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood.

Releasing in 2016, Givenchy brings the males Gentleman Only Absolute EDP. It is an oriental fragrance which you can use during the wonderful winter.

It is for the man who is at his very best, whether it is during a simple or complicated task. Sensual and suave is the soul of the fine gentleman.

The simplicity makes this men’s fragrance what it is. Thus, high-quality cinnamon brings out the inner wintery atmosphere.

The use of nutmeg is great as it is not used often in men’s fragrances. The splash of bergamot helps balance things out with its freshness and enjoyability.

The bottle feels amazing designed in a matt black with a red centre as the colourway goes hand in hand.

Night wearing is the right way to go about this gracious scent. It is available in 50ml and 100ml, however, the performance unfortunately, it not long-lasting.

Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Intense EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Blossom, Apple.
Heart Notes: Geranium, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosewood.
Base Notes: Olive Wood, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

Hugo Boss releases the woody fragrance BOSS Bottled Intense in 2015. It takes inspiration from the huge success and popularity of Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled (1998).

BOSS Bottled Intense symbolises the modern man. Traits of this man include the strength of character, immense passion, drive and determination.

Hence, it is a powerful driving force, pushing the man to his full potential, achieving professional and personal aspirations. The combination of precious oils makes this men’s fragrance a great balance between sweet and intense.

It is a safe fragrance to wear, feeling expensive yet affordable, yelling masculinity in all. Tony B, a Programme Manager, loved the scent and versatility, saying:

“A traditional masculine scent. Works well at formal and informal events alike. I love it and have used it for years. It’s my go-to scent.”

The bottle is classy, following the same model as the BOSS Bottled line, clean and recognisable. Above all, this strong scent lasts a good amount of time.

Also, this incense is appropriate to wear day and night. Although this is more catered towards winter, it can also be drawn out during autumn and spring.

Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male EDT Intense

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Top Notes: Bergamot, Pear, Cinnamon, Mint.
Heart Notes: Clary Sage, Lavender, Cumin, Vanilla.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Amber, Patchouli.

Taking vision from the classic Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male (1995), Ultra Male broke into stores in 2015. It is a part of the amber oriental family and is a delightful men’s fragrance for the nose.

The fruity pear note is awakening and vivid, blending in nicely with lavender and fresh mint. It will instantly make the people nearby fall in love with you, even if you can already charm women.

Ultra Male is power plus pleasure all squeezed into this iconic torso shaped bottle. The cylinder packaging is unique too.

Lingering long enough to ensure memories are made with first impressions, eventually revealing the youthful heart.

It works immensely during the evening. Ultra Male will be a no brainer for the cold, bhangra blasting nights out. It is also long-lasting in performance and comes in volumes of 45ml, 75ml and 125ml.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million EDT

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Top Notes: Sicilian Citrus Fruits, Grapefruit Peppermint.
Heart Notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Musk.
Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Indian Patchouli.

Exciting the scene way back in 2008, Paco Rabanne 1 Million is simply a gem. Being a part of the citrus oriental family, this is for the man who loves danger and electrifies brilliance.

Hence, he doesn’t obey instructions or anyone. The only thing this seductive man commits to is his fantasies.

Are you looking for success and intoxication? Look no further. Shereen Yasmin, a student, communicates her thoughts about 1 Million:

“The packaging is really good as it looks really expensive as it is a gold bar, a great gift idea. Lovely scent, perfect for a man.”

Luxury is written all over this bar of gold, from the scent to the bottle. This bottle will be a wealthy talking point due to its gold essence.

The flamboyant aroma gears more towards a winter vibe, lasting long on the skin. In contrast, you can be daring and wear this day or night, even though its best suited for the night.

This best seller is the ultimate bad boy scent, available in 50ml, 100ml, and 200ml. Although it is technically an old, oversaturated fragrance, its scent trails are timeless.

Paco Rabanne Pure XS EDT

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Top Notes: Ginger, White Thyme, Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Green Apple.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Myrrh, Patchouli

Another fabulous fragrance from Paco Rabanne comes Pure XS. Entering the scene in 2017, Pure XS is part of the oriental fragrance family.

This aroma is for the man who knows how to make an impression. Excessively, his beauty and upbeat energy control the room or wherever he is present.

Pure XS will catch a lot of attention as it makes heads turn with its fragrance DNA, bringing pure desire and addiction. Praising the stylish and powerful men’s fragrance, Ammar, a Website Developer, articulates:

“Paco Rabanne Pure XS is an elegant and stylish fragrance which I received as a gift. It delivers a smooth yet powerful scent which did not go unnoticed by the people around me.

“The fragrance is very durable, with its scent lasting 10 hours and is perfect to use for special occasions.”

Packaged in a blue velvet box, Pure XS screams bliss. It features an electric blue heavy glass bottle with a polished black cap.

This men’s fragrance is ideal for winter, lasting long on the skin. Preferably, this explosive scent should be worn during the evening and night but can also be worn during the day.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky EDT

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Top Notes: Bergamot, Plum, Grapefruit.
Heart Notes: Hazelnut, Cashmere Wood, Jasmine, Honey.
Base Notes: Amberwood, Vetiver, Patchouli.

After the gold rush from the victorious 1 Million (2008), comes Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky. In 2018, 1 Million Lucky entered the market as part of the oriental fragrance family.

Pure and extraordinary, the fantasy is back, without any limits. Produce your luck, play with life as if it was a game and fulfil your desires.

The addictive hazelnut accord grips the senses of the people around the wearer. Gowry Mathan, a Law student shows excitement and love for 1 Million Lucky after using the original 1 Million, saying:

“This fragrance is literally my most favourite one I have used! It’s so unique and people are able to smell it even by standing a metre away!

“One spray is enough to last an entire night out for sure! The bottle appearance is neat and slick! After using 1 Million for a long time, I had to try Lucky and I can assure you that once you use it, there’s no going back!”

The iconic 2008 gold fragrance sees a bottle upgrade of rare metals. The bottle follows the same blueprint as the original, but in platinum with hints of gold.

Accessible in 50ml, 100ml and 200ml, this sensational scent flexible. Chiefly, Lucky can be worn any time of day, all year round, mainly during winter due to the nuttiness.

Prada Luna Rossa Black EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot
Heart Notes: Angelica, Patchouli
Base Notes: Amber, Coumarin, Musk

The seventh addition to the Luna Rossa line, Prada Luna Rossa Black is a 2018 release which entwines a woody oriental fragrance. Vision for this sweet yet dangerous scent was taken from the sensation of exploring a new city or place.

Oozing masculine energy and explosive seduction brings together the emotions that take place when discovering something new. Irresistibly, this is a top choice for the man who seeks smoothness in any scenario.

Standing out from the crowd, Ahsan, a Business and Management student found Luna Rossa Black to be highly impressive, conveying:

“I first tried Prada Luna Rossa Black at my local drug store as a tester. After trying several other fragrances, I knew Luna Rossa Black was the scent for me.

“Every time I use this fragrance, it provides me with a feeling of confidence. Many of my friends and colleagues have complimented this fragrance which further reinstates the elegant, yet classy scent this fragrance has.”

The bottle is all black, except for the iconic red band Prada logo in white. The logo blends in supremely with the black, opaque bottle for a clean finish.

In short, Luna Rossa Black is a good winter fragrance which is desirable to wear in the evening. Its longevity is moderate, as an appetiser like the poppadom.

Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP

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Top Notes: Jasmine, Gardenia, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Bergamot, Mandarin, Tuberose.
Heart Notes: Orchid, Spicy Notes, Fruity Notes, Lotus.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber, Chocolate, Vanilla.

From Tom Ford, we have Black Orchid, a unisex fragrance within the oriental family. Firmly, this special scent is rightly fitting for the cold and cosy season.

This lavish scent is the first fragrance made by Tom Ford in 2006 which was an immediate success. At the same time, it is modern and timeless, worn by those who have a strong confident presence.

This dark and dramatic aura will seize attention due to the deep, balancing notes. As a result, it will bring people closer to the wearer.

The heart of this sophisticated scent includes orchid. Distinctively, this is not any ordinary orchid, they are the blackest orchids which are not easy to lay hands-on.

To this day, Black Orchid is going strong, showing admiration and appreciation. Passionate about all-things Black Orchid, Kam Cheema, a London School of Economics Graduate reveals:

“Tom Ford Black Orchid is the most versatile fragrance I have ever experienced. It smells amazing in all situations, lasts very long and the range is second to none.

“The bottle is slim and easy to carry if needed, sleek looking and also very classy.”

Black Orchid is put together in a black and subtle gold bottle, a colour combination that is glamorous. The longevity is marvellous and it is ideal to use on evenings or on special occasions.

Tom Ford Noir Extreme EDP

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Top Notes: Mandarin, Neroli, Saffron, Nutmeg, Cardamom.
Heart Notes: Indian Kulfi, Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom.
Base Notes: Amberwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

Setting out in 2015, Tom Ford unveils Noir Extreme EDP. Specifically, this men’s fragrance goes under the woody oriental family.

Admittedly, Noir Extreme EDP captures the daring personality of the man. To clarify, Noir Extreme EDP captures the daring personality of the man, knowing what desires satisfy him.

Although he may reserve himself at times, he raptures indulgence. Drenching in amber, the aroma has an enticing and attractive heart. The core heart includes alluring Indian Kulfi.

This accord is inspired by the ancient royal mixtures which were ready for the 16th-century Mughal emperors.

If you are looking to get out your comfort zone, push away the edge and express yourself then this is the scent for you. It is available in 50ml and 100ml. The bottle has a gold top and black bottom with gold font.

Besides the bottle, the scent itself will last long on the wearer. This elegant aroma will be best for those frosty nights.

Tom Ford Ombre Leather EDP

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Top Notes: Cardamom.
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Leather.
Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli.

Hitting chains in 2018, Tom Ford Ombre Leather EDP is a woody unisex fragrance. This leathery scent will bring out freedom from within.

Ombre Leather has layers which gradually open up, note by note. It is like a landscape through the day with the sun rising and setting at a distance.

The leather does the talking, wrapping all the other additional notes up perfectly. Taking inspiration from the desert, the heart is open, open enough to be true to oneself.

In general, this aroma has nice textures to it. It will make the wearer feel different and beautiful at different stages.

This matte black bottle with simple white font comes in 50ml and 100ml and lasts long on the skin. Ombre Leather is best for night and day, exclusively for the cold months.

Valentino Uomo Intense EDP

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Top Notes: Mandarin, Clary Sage.
Heart Notes: Iris, Tonka Bean.
Base Notes: Black Leather, Vanilla Bean.

In 2016, House of Valentino introduced this beauty, Uomo Intense. Being part of the woody oriental family, it possesses the mystery, holding a strong personality.

This smooth scent redefines the sensuality of a man, expanding it smells expensive for the man who is creative and sweet in nature.

The oils will draw people in as the vibrant and strength oozes out. Kiran Kaur, a Deputy Manager, loves the “black-studded bottle”. She said:

“This fragrance is warm and welcoming and makes you feel at home. The vanilla note compliments the skin. The bottle is simple yet effective, making it a luxury Christmas item.

“They have put a lot of thought into the black-studded bottle, which to me stands out. Research has shown there is not a bottle like this on the market.”

In addition, this bottle is all black and is suited and booted with the glass and suede combination. Performance-wise, you can’t go wrong as it stays present for a long time.

Uomo Intense is acquirable in 50ml and 100ml volumes. Best wear is seen during the evening and night setting.

Versace Eros EDT

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Top Notes: Lemon, Apple, Mint.
Heart Notes: Tonka Bean, Ambroxan, Geranium.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Cedarwood, Vetiver.

Released in 2012, Versace Eros belongs to the aromatic fragrance family. In particular, the name Eros derives from the Greek God of Love and Son of Aphrodite.

Categorically, Eros is an unapologetic, sweet yet seductive men’s fragrance. Letting Eros do the talking, Mohamed Jassim, an Aston Engineering student articulates:

“Versace Eros is an elegantly designed fragrance as the bottle shows, giving you the sweet freshness appearance. It’s definitely one of my go-to scents for the colder weather.

“Let it be a casual day with family/friends or a typical evening out. Just wear it and others will do the talking… I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.”

Regarding the bottle, it is what you would expect from Versace, elegant and classic. The turquoise glass is cool, featuring the iconic Versace pattern around the edges and the Medusa logo front and top.

The longevity is dazzling and it is a must-have for the winter. It is available in 50ml, 100ml and 200ml.

In terms of wearability, Eros is appropriate to wear anytime. This men’s fragrance is made for the clubbing environment, ensuring the wearer oozes confidence.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme EDP

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Top Notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon Leaves, Black Pepper.
Heart Notes: Lavender, Cumin, Saffron.
Base Notes: Iris, Tobacco, Cistus, Vanilla. 

Landing in the market in 2015, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme falls within the spicy oriental fragrance family.

This men’s fragrance is an explosion of warmth, all packed in a hand grenade shaped bottle. Following its successor Spicebomb EDT (2012), Spicebomb Extreme last longer and is much deeper than the original.

Enhancing the spicy notes aids this fragrance to seep masculinity, authority and allure. Remember with great power comes great responsibility.

Explicitly, this scent is addictive and seductive meaning the wearer will have to be careful with the bombardment of compliments. The bottle itself is unique, going hand in hand with the name of the fragrance.

Ultimately, the rich use of notes such as tobacco helps to make this fragrance last long. On the skin, Spicebomb Extreme easily is a must-have for the cold season.

This spicy scent can be worn during day or night, accompanying your masala chai fabulously.

Yves Saint Laurent Y EDP

25 Best Men's Fragrance For The Wonderful Winter - YSL


Top Notes: Bergamot, Ginger, Green Apple.
Heart Notes: Sage, Geranium, Juniper Berries.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Tonka Beans, Amber Woods, Olibanum.

Hitting the stores in 2018, YSL Y is a fresh-spicy and seductive fragrance. It takes influence from YSL’s iconic white T-shirt and black jacket.

This men’s fragrance represents the passion, dare and live life to the fullest. Embodying men, it sets itself to create your path and journey of individual success.

Further, it inspires the man to establish himself, face and overcome challenges and breath confidence. Becoming his signature scent, Sohil, a Graduate Project Manager reveals:

“I first tried YSL Y EDP after Christmas 2018, due to it being on sale with a Christmas gift set. I was expecting to use it as a ‘spare’ fragrance for light activities such as going to the corner shop or gym.

“However, after using the fragrance it instantly became my signature scent.”

“The top note of apple is beautiful and the compliments reflected the beauty of the fragrance.”

“The fragrance is versatile for many occasions but particularly stands tall in the winter. With a spray of this apple infused scent every day the doctor may stay away, but the girls won’t.”

The bottle is minimal, featuring a huge ‘Y’ with a dark reflection of the scent. Impressively, this powerhouse fragrance has fantastic performance and can be used all year round.

In conclusion, to understand these brilliant fragrances better, it is best to go try them out on the skin. See the scent work wonders and develop gracefully.

Creating the perfect wintery vibe is great with the addition of the aroma coming into play, essentially, you don’t have to follow the fragrance rules. You could choose to be rebellious and follow your accord.

Himesh is a Business and Management student. He has a strong passion for all-things Marketing related as well as Bollywood, football and sneakers. His motto is: "Think positively, attract positivity!"

Images Courtesy of Dior, Paco Rabanne and Yves Saint Laurent.

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