The Essential Scents For Cool Weather

These are the best scents to get now and wear when the temperature dips.

While there are no hard and fast rules in the world of personal scent, common sense generally calls for lighter, aquatic, and citrus notes in the warmer months, while louder, headier, or incense-type fragrances are more appropriately worn in the colder and shorter days of autumn and winter. Fortunately, some of the best fall fragrances this year are a perfect combination of the two sides of the equation—good news for those of you who want the best of both worlds.

L'Occitane Pour Homme

The best colognes pull scents from unexpected places. This one uses both burnt wood and lavender to create a mellowed-out, fall-appropriate scent.  

John Varvatos x Nick Jonas JVxNJ


The partnership of John Varvatos and Nick Jonas continues, this time with a fragrance. This one has Varvatos's signature aquatic feel, but with some deeper musky tones to make it feel appropriate for nighttime.

Yves Saint Laurent Y Man

YSL's newest uses ginger and sage, which make for a complex scent that isn't unfamiliar but also doesn't smell like anything you've smelled before.  

Jo Malone London English Oak & Hazelnut

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Jo Malone makes fragrances fit for every season. Oak and hazelnut are the perfect reintroduction to a cooler season.

Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

The combination of wood and floral is the name of the game this fall. Christian Dior uses a mix of amber and Turkish rose to lighten up a typically heavy note. 

Tom Ford Oud Fleur


You really can't go wrong with a woody Tom Ford scent for fall. 

Le Labo AnOther 13

The founder of Colette made this Le Labo x AnOther scent happen, which uses (faux) animal musk and jasmine for an interesting blend of seemingly opposing scents.

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