As the colder crisper months start to take hold the wardrobe of the discerning gent isn’t the only thing that should change with the seasons. Just as the need to layer up becomes more important as the leaves start to change hue, so it is also necessary to switch up the fragrances you employ as part of your daily grooming routine.
With the many new launches and re-releases of men’s fragrances this year, DiscerningGent.com noses the best men’s fragrances for this autumn. As with any scent, it’s always best to sample one for the day to see how it works with the varying temperatures your skin goes through to ensure you’re 100% comfortable with your choice.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura
The luxury Milanese outfit continues to roll out fragrances men want and Colonia Pura is true to form. This scent is unisex, so perhaps one to share with your other half (if you so wish) and is made up of aromatic coriander, cedar and patchouli. It might be too bold for some but heavenly is used with a light touch.
RRP £66.00/50ml EDC from John Lewis
Coach For Men
The New York fashion label’s fragrance collection is a pretty classic line up and Coach For Men is a great addition to that range. Created by the noses of scent experts that have created for Burberry, Hugo Boss and Paco Rabanne to name just a few, it’s a fresher tone for the autumn and winter months. This freshness is from green nashi pear, bergamot and kumquat but there’s also a spicy side from the likes of coriander.
RRP £45.00/60ml EDT from The Fragrance Shop
Davidoff Cool Water Wave
What can you say about a fragrance that has stood the test of time over more than three decades? What can you possibly do to reinvent a timeless classic? Well, Davidoff have managed to do just that with the new Cool Water Wave. This fresh scent is a blend of light and refreshing notes with tones that hark back to the original aquatic fragrance.
RRP £25.00/40ml EDT from Boots
Issey Miyake L’eau Majeure D’issy
The Japanese designer has a habit of producing lighter fragrances that have the versatility to be used year round and this latest creation is no different. This aquatic number is unisex (something of a trend this autumn) and is billed to mimic the salty sea air. Achieved through a combination of bergamot and grapefruit alongside a woody base. Spray at will.
RRP £43.00/50ml from The Fragrance Shop
Tom Ford Anthracite Noir
Mr Ford has done it again with the addition of Anthracite Noir to the Private Blend collection of fragrances. Based around a combination of ground citrus and masculine oak, it’s got that heavy bold tone. Layered over this is a mixture of bergamot, sandalwood and ginger to make for a standout statement scent this autumn.
RRP £115/100ml EDP from John Lewis