Your scent is the last detail you must add to any outfit before you leave the house. Scents should complement your personal style as well as the season. As the weather changes, perfumers begin to lean towards warmer and spicier scents. Masculine notes such as leather, oud, wood, cognac and spice tend to feature heavily at this time of year, so if you like your scents bold and assertive, this is your time to shine. To save you some research trouble, I have curated 6 classic fragrances to help our male Style Ravens ooze of class and sex appeal wherever you step foot this holiday season.
These classic fragrances are bold, sexy and très masculine, and will definitely draw people to you and have you hearing “what scent is that” all season long”
Here are my top picks for the Harmattan season…
Sauvage, by DIOR
This fragrance opens up with a citrus-based spicy smell which later gives way for the herbaceous smell of lavender and finally dries out with patchouli working its way to the top. With this cologne, François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, wanted something raw and noble all at once and he sure did get it!
Sauvage fragrance notes are Bergamot, Ambroxan, Geranium, Pepper, Lavender, Vetiver and Patchouli.
Guilty opens up with top notes of lavender and lemon which gives way to the appealing scents of the orange blossom. The dry and crisp combination of cedarwood and patchouli linger for a while offering a firm but exciting and soft colouring to the composition.
Tom Ford, Noir Extreme
The sweet scent and smoky wood combination of this fragrance creates an interesting and unique blend. On first spray, you’ll recognise woody vanilla undertones which are ultimately replaced with warmer spicy notes of sandalwood, saffron and cardamom.
12 Lacha, by ODIN
This fragrance is an epitome of what a cold weather scent can be as it is extremely warm, spicy and musky. Black pepper and nutmeg offset carnation, suede accord, bois de santal, musc and patchouli terreux. This is rounded off with a generous sprinkle of rare Lacha saffron.
L’Homme opens up peppery and woody with iris quickly joining the fray, bringing earth and powder to round off the edges of the crackling pepper. Underneath is a warm dose of amber with a hint of sweetness and an almond-like nuance.
Gentlemen Only – Intense, by Givenchy
This is one of the woodiest fragrances I have come across. The fragrance notes of green mandarin oil, black pepper, birch leaf, patchouli, texas cedarwood, leather, tonka bean, amber and incense all come together to give off a very dark woody scent. It opens up smelling like coffee but evolves to smelling light, woody and smoky.
Which of these classic fragrances would you be trying soon or what cologne do you currently favour? My personal favourite is the Tom Ford Noir Extreme!
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