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A great fragrance has a powerful influence on your wardrobe. Having the ability to uplift, energise and rejuvenate your grooming game is not easy, and a single note from a perfume can turn up the style volume in minutes. Just as you alternate and switch your wardrobe staples around for fall, your stack of perfumes too requires an overhaul. As we move on from fruity summer scents, it’s high time we welcome the upcoming season’s deep, musky winter notes into our collective closets. Here are the best men’s perfumes with all the perfect notes to get you ready for fall-winter 2019.

Dior Sauvage for Men

The Dior Sauvage has been designed to offer scents not of the forest, but of the jungle. With wood and floral notes at heart, the Sauvage is perfect for sunset and early evening indulgences. Just like its poster-boy, Johnny Depp, it embraces the aesthetic of a rugged adventurous man with a mix of pepper and patchouli too. As an alter-ego, it does bear a few feminine notes as well, like lavender and geranium. However, this only refines it.

Price: Rs 10,600*

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Homme

Acqua Di Gio has always been a cult classic and even after reinventing itself in every iteration, it still manages to make a truly unique mark. There’s no going back once you’ve gone Acqua, and this one proves why. Going ultra-masculine with notes of bergamot, ginger, patchouli, sage, cashmere and more, the Perfumo is undoubtedly a night-time scent. We’d suggest wearing this one at at a business dinner or anyplace that involves a black suit.

Montblanc Legend Night

On a slight lighter note, the Montblanc might actually serve as a more refreshing scent in a sea of musky winter notes. Having a very citric base, it also offers a spicy top note. We’ve chosen this one as a perfume for the day rather than the night. It’s lighter and brings a burst of freshness that will help us get through the day gracefully and even when travelling. The Legend Night bottle, inspired by a precious liquor, mixes shiny black contrasts with an intense cognac color.

Price: Rs 3,100-6,000*

Jimmy Choo Man

Jimmy Choo has always offered a confident note of luxe and rock n’ roll. I own this one personally and its undoubtedly one of the best men’s perfumes to own right now. It embraces a very earthy scent which might sound heavy, but is slightly light-noted and citric. Also in the mix is lavender, mandarin, and Pineapple Leaf. It a perfect blend of sophistication, freshness and fun, just the qualities a modern man wishes to acquire.

Price: Rs 4,200*

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Being a perfect date night perfume, it elegantly blends sexy with smoothness with its notes. As the name suggests, its top notes are ginger, tonka bean, cocoa, and vanilla, all wrapped up in Tom Ford’s very masculine tobacco leaf high note. The Tobacco Vanille smells absolutely divine and is undoubtedly meant for the night. Though it might be the eldest scent on this list, it proves that its a cult classic stood the test of time.

Price: R 16,799*

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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.