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The Best Men's Colognes For Cool Weather

Get ready for the cooler months ahead with these scents.
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Cold-weather fragrances are a thing. Like our wardrobes, in which we ditch the prints for a sea of stylishly bleak monochromes, we should mix-up the olfactory rotation, too. So less summertime spritz, more spicy, smoky scents best-paired with your finest brood. Easy enough. 

Finding the right fragrance is the difficult part. So, we've curated the finest smells for the months ahead below.

Dior Sauvage


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If Paris at night had a smell, it'd be Dior Sauvage (we're talking romantic, Eiffel Tower at night Paris as opposed to 3 am Pigalle Métro Paris). A heady mix of bergamot and traditional spices, this classic scent is present without being overbearingly so, and is best saved for that anniversary/third date dinner. 

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Givenchy Gentleman


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Okay, okay: The old rules dictate that a gentleman would never call himself thus. But it's not 1843, so we'll let Givenchy off with this reworked fragrance. Think a light blend of vanilla and pear that lends itself well to winter. Or a Mayfair gentleman's club, you decide.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza


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Acqua di Parma is the quintessential Riviera-worthy scent. Still, summer doesn't last forever, and the Italian outfit has turned nocturnal with the Colonia Essenza: a soft blend of woody patchouli bases alongside white musk and amber. Perfect if you want to play Mr. Ripley come Christmas morning.

Commes des Garçons Wonderoud


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Oud, a dominant scent first dreamt up in the Middle East, has seen a Japanese-Franco reimagining thanks to Commes des Garçons' Wonderoud. A woody balsamic base is punchier than most summer sniffs, and better yet, is an easy way to mix-up your usual rotation. 

Tom Ford Private Blend Vanille Fatale de Parfum


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Tom Ford's fragrances, as with most things Tom Ford, are incredibly luxurious. Which in this instance means a unisex cologne of saffron, roasted coffee, and mahogany. Sure, you'll pay through the nose for it, but it'll be a welcome treat for everyone else's. 

Bleu de Chanel


For whatever reason, winter fragrances are more intense. No bad thing. To the contrary, with Chanel in charge, the off-season scent is possibly one for year round thanks to cedar, sandalwood, and an uplift of woody scents. 

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Prada L'Homme


Yes, men's winter fragrances are the stuff of cigars and stolen midnight dinners, but there is a lighter in-between. Prada's L'Homme instills an airiness into the bread and butter base of neroli and cedar, letting you enjoy a subtler scent as the mercury drops. 

Jo Malone Cologne Intense


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Jo Malone: great for scenting your living room before the in-laws stay, even better for impressive over the inevitable awkward dinner. The myrrh and tonka mix is a particular highnote, boasting a blend that isn't overtly masculine, but couldn't be confused for the stuff of your significant other, either. 

Carolina Herrera Rose Cruise 


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Real men wear pink, even when it extends to their aftershave. And it's something Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera knows all too well, with a delicately colored unisex cologne boasting a lingering musk that's manlier than any sportscar-themed alternative with a marketing campaign on steroids.

Cartier L'Envol


True to form, Cartier has produced a men's fragrance full of the maison's signature craftsmanship: L'Envol. Brewed from woody notes with the sweetness of natural honey, this amber nectar is the new gold standard for your bathroom cabinet. 

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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