Cold days, warm hearts and a wintry scent that leaves an impression make any winter extra special. Needless to say, there are a plethora of winter fragrances for men that have earned their place among aromatic collectables and this season is also about an olfactory upgrade from floral to woody notes. Take a look at the best this year has to offer.
For a festive twist, the balanced blend of grapefruit and orange, along with fine-drawn woody notes of oak moss, benzoin and flint works as a perfect zestful scent during cold winters. Lasting up to eight hours, the Terre D’hermes is engineered to give out a noteworthy, robust fragrance, taking its wearer from the office to disco clubs.
If you fancy stepping out with top-notch panache and an irresistible fragrance, the Valentino Uomo cologne is the way to go. It provides the right amount of aroma to keep your body odour in place throughout the winters. The Valentino Uomo retains the suave, base notes of black leather, punched up with mandarin and clary sage oil. And for the final touch, the elganant notes of tonka base, vanilla bean and iris absolute is what’s in store. What’s more, it’s straight up sexy.
In August 2010, the age-old Italian fragrance house – Acqua Di Parma – produced a classic scent that chuffed the appetite of perfume connoisseurs. The personification of pure simplicity and suaveness, the Colonia Essenza Eau De Cologne Spray by Acqua Di Parma is what we have our eyes on this winter. The black and white vessel carries woody and citrusy blend of neroli, bergamot, orange, lemon, mandarin, lily of the valley, vetiver, petite grain, neroli and more strong aromas – scents that all make for a winter wearable.
The unpredictable aroma of pink peppercorn, cardamom, and violet leaves is a lot more tasteful than you think. The ‘Stronger With You’ eau de cologne by Giorgio Armani embraces a masculine scent that warms you up (though not literally) as the weather drops thanks to its strong pungency. Trust us, this one is timeless and the very definition of virility.
Crafted by Francois Demachy, the Dior Homme Intense 2011 has been accredited as the must-have in your cologne collection, especially during the winters. The charismatic infusion of lavender, iris ambrette, pear, virginia cedar and vetiver gives this Christian Dior fragrance a surprisingly murky olfactory experience despite the sweet notes. It’s everything a good winter scent should be – understated, smokey and the delicate balance between the ingredients.
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