As we start to turn the page to the final chapters of 2020, there’s no denying our calendars are starting to fill themselves with festive events. Yet whilst we know you’ll sport a great suit, a nice watch, and some fabulous dress shoes, have you thought about what fragrance to wear?

It’s the season of woodland notes, musk, and spice: the true essences of winter perfumery. We’ve kept a tab on what smells good and what doesn’t and handpicked the only seven scents you need to consider wearing to your winter dinner dates and evening soirees of wine and cheese. These are the best perfumes for men this winter.

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best perfumes for men

Salvatore Ferragamo UOMO Signature

Bringing the quintessence of the OUMO man but with a darker, deeper twist is this SF Signature edition. We see the Italian elegance with each note as it dabbles with mandarin essence, pink pepper, and cinnamon based over leather. It’s a perfect concoction of spiciness and classic OUMO ingredients. We’d prefer wearing this as the sun sets, it isn’t too sweet yet too dark. Also, the bottle and packaging are truly something special.

Price: THB 2360

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BVLGARI Man Wood Neroli

We’ve realised that most winter perfumes tilt towards notes for evenings, which of course, are too musky for the day. Hence, here’s the latest brew from Bvlgari, the Man Wood Neroli. Work of Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, it surely keeps up with Bvlgari’s Italian roots. If you’re an urban gent looking for a touch of nature in his perfume, this is the one for you. Topped with bergamot, we sense orange and cedarwood at its heart with a strong base of amber wood.

Price: THB 4900

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Burberry Mr. Burberry Element

This right here is a perfect symmetry of modern British suave, playfulness and the classic elegance of a Burberry man. The Mr. Burberry Element, the freshest brew from the lab is spicy yet sensual, perfect for dinner dates and black-tie events, professional and personal. This is a scent that compliments a man who pays attention to his wardrobe. At its heart, we see juniper, while being topped by green almond and based with mineral oak moss.

Price: THB 4200

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Dior Homme

Designed to encapsulate audacious alter-egos, bold masculinity, and discerning tastes of modern men, the new Dior Homme perfume goes beyond anything classic. Dior decided to introduce a new set of ingredients and emotions of scents while still maintaining its signature notes. The new Dior Homme is a scent not of the forest, but the jungle. At its heart, you’ll find notes of vetiver and atlas cedar, bringing out its woodland ambience, yet topped off with patchouli.

Price: THB 3100

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Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Absolu

Even though there are tons of new fragrances and scents in the market today, there’s always room for a timeless Giorgio Armani in a gentleman’s grooming closet. To put it simply, the Acqua Di Gio is all about freshness and rock-and-roll. With bergamot as a top note, amber patchouli and vetiver at its base, it works brilliantly for the day as well as night indulgences.

Price: THB 4500

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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.